InnovationAcademy

Lobo Labs: A New Course for Student Entrepreneurs

City Alive Business, Connecting People and Places, Entrepreneurship, Talent and Skill Development

  One of the goals of the innovationAcademy is to change the way UNM teaches based on the way students learn. Its curriculum is centered on experiential, in-the-field training that cuts across disciplines and breaks out of the classroom, placing students in contact with established businesses and entrepreneurs. The innovationAcademy rounded out its first year with over 420 students in …

Emprendedores graduates

ABQ Program For Immigrant Entrepreneurs Receives National Funding

City Alive Business, Connecting People and Places, Entrepreneurship

The Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce’s Emprendedores Program receives national funding. The Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce’s nationally recognized entrepreneurial training course, Emprendedores, was awarded funding this year from the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Wells Fargo Bank. The Emprendedores program, which kicked off in 2014, was the first of its kind in the state. Emprendedores focuses on …

DermaTec CEO Anh-Dung Lee

Albuquerque Biotech Startup Gains National Attention

City Alive Business, Entrepreneurship, Science, Technology, Technology Commercialization

An Albuquerque based biotech business is gaining national attention and possibly saving lives through its ONUSblue patch, a wearable patch that can detect when and how much alcohol a wearer consumes. Albuquerque-based DermaTec is developing a patch that can detect alcohol through a person’s sweat. The patch, called ONUSblue, isn’t scheduled to be released until July, but the company has …

Vanessa Roanhorse of Roanhorse Consulting

Native Entrepreneurship

City Alive Business, Capital and Financing, Entrepreneurship, Finance

Creating robust business development support systems for Native American entrepreneurs and business owners is on its way in Albuquerque. The time to create robust systems for Native American entrepreneurship is ripe according to Vanessa Roanhorse, the principal at Roanhorse Consulting, LLC. Vanessa, who is originally from Window Rock, AZ, the capital of the Navajo Nation, is one of the key …

Lisa Abeyta, Co-Founder APPCityLife

Entrepreneurial Connections and Technology

City Alive Aligned Contributions, Business, Connecting People and Places, Technology

The City of Albuquerque has brought on two tech firms to deploy mobile applications that will help entrepreneurs in Albuquerque to succeed. Ask an entrepreneur about how they made their way to building a successful business, and you’ll likely get at least a few (if not many) stories of failure. A bad accountant, a shoddy assumption about the marketplace, a …

Henry Rael presenting at meeting

Reversing Babel

City Alive Business, Connecting People and Places, Entrepreneurship

The Initiative’s Molino Project is working to create a shared language to accomplish the work before us If you’ve ever heard the myth of the Tower of Babel you know its story of both the staggering power of unified language and the muddled chaos of language divide. In the myth, meant to explain the origin of different languages, all of humanity was …

Five hardhats resting on shovels

Innovate ABQ Board Expansion

City Alive Business, Connecting People and Places, Education

Innovate ABQ announces President Kathie Winograd of Central New Mexico Community College as Innovate ABQ’s newest board member This week Innovate ABQ announced the addition of Dr. Katharine Winograd, President of Central New Mexico Community College (CNM), to the Board of Directors. The announcement marks a distinct step in the organization’s mission to strengthen Albuquerque’s economic base and to provide a “work, live, …

Murat Okandan, COO of mPower attending a panel discussion

The State of Innovation

City Alive Business, Entrepreneurship, Technology, Technology Commercialization

The meaning and drive behind our state’s most compelling and brave tech start-ups In more ways than one it is perplexing to consider leaving a long-term career at one of the nation’s premiere national laboratories to enter the rough-and-tumble waters of a start-up. But for some—like Murat Okandan, PhD—entrepreneurship is the chosen path when research from behind the fence can change the way …