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Do you have an innovative idea?  Have you ever thought about starting your own business?  Do you want to expand your market? BNSL helps entrepreneurs turn innovative ideas into commercializeable products.  We can help you succeed, Contact Us today

The BNSL is a bi-national non-profit organization that creates and promotes technology-based businesses on the U.S.-Mexico border be they start-ups, small & medium sized businesses, or large well-established companies. Our vision is to make the U.S.-Mexico border a model for prosperity and economic development. With binational stakeholders and partners in government, business, and academia, we are poised to make it happen.

On September 1, 2010 the BNSL marked its 5-year anniversary by creating a Progress Report entitled: "Celebrating Our Past--Charting a Pathway to Our Future." This report summarizes the BNSL’s activities since it first opened its doors on September 1, 2005 in Santa Teresa, NM.


The Camino Real Venture Competition (CRVC) provides a venue for young entrepreneurs to develop a business concept from planning stage, to start up, and hopefully to product commercialization. In the past two years the Competition has awarded over $24,000 in cash prizes and $65,000 in in-kind services. Academic institutions from Colorado, New Mexico, Far West Texas, and from Chihuahua, Mexico are eligible to participate. For more information on rules and deadlines please visit


The Rio Bravo Technology Entrepreneurs Council (RBTEC) was formed by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, connecting innovative, high-growth companies to knowhow,talent, technology and capital. Whether you are looking for insights on emerging technology, access to major markets or capital, or for one-on-one mentoring, RBTEC events offer the format and content you need to deliver outstanding opportunities for networking, practical education, and inspiration. For more information regarding membership and meetings click here


If you are looking for funding opportunities visit the following link to find information and deadlines for the SBIR/STTR program


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