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A New Incubator Model: People First, Business Second

Thema Blog, Business, Connecting People and Places, Entrepreneurship, Talent and Skill Development

By Josue Olivares, Executive Director, South Valley Economic Development Center | May 22, 2018 By Josue Olivares, Executive Director, South Valley Economic Development Center | May 22, 2018 By Josue Olivares, Executive Director, South Valley Economic Development Center | May 22, 2018 Excited startup owners of all ages and ethnicities come through our doors at the South Valley Economic Development …

Fathers Building Futures

Re-entry – The Business of Keeping Fathers Out of Prison

Thema Business, Education, Entrepreneurship, Video

December 20, 2017 Fathers Building Futures in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is using jobs to break a vicious cycle of incarceration. Nearly half of all inmates in New Mexico return to prison. But through Fathers Building Futures, 3 out of 4 stay out of prison and keep jobs that allow them to support their families. This video is part of a …

Philanthropy’s Clear Role in Local Economic Development

Thema Aligned Contributions, Blog, Business, Capital and Financing, Entrepreneurship

By Kelli Cooper, Vice President, Albuquerque Community Foundation | November 21, 2017 By Kelli Cooper, Vice President, Albuquerque Community Foundation | November 21, 2017 By Kelli Cooper, Vice President, Albuquerque Community Foundation | November 21, 2017 Around this time three years ago we were at the Epicenter at Innovate ABQ for our first Mayor’s Prize for Entrepreneurship and I remember …

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The 5 Most Common Questions, Answered

Thema Business, Connecting People and Places, Entrepreneurship

By City Alive Staff | September 20, 2017 By City Alive Staff | September 20, 2017 By City Alive Staff | October 17, 2017 City Alive’s North Star is homegrown job creation. Our goal is to add 10,000 net new jobs by the year 2025. These 10,000 jobs are defined as living-wage jobs that create opportunities for low income people …

Working Together to Get Ahead – Sylvia Vasquez’s Caterpillar Clubhouse

Thema Business, Education, Entrepreneurship, Video

September 26, 2017 The average cost of child care in New Mexico is nearly half of a minimum-wage worker’s income. With one in four children living in poverty in the state, child care providers like Sylvia Vasquez have to learn to navigate public funding, which accounts for nearly 50 percent of the industry’s revenue. For Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs this can prove …

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 …