What happens when an accelerator and incubator collide?

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By T.J. Cook, ABQid | July 17, 2018 It takes a lot to create a successful business: capital, relationships, talent, connections and guidance. Some people have this knowledge and these connections right out of the gate. But most don’t—and this often keeps them from going all-in on their idea. ABQid and WESST have served thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs by providing …

Startup Life in ABQ: The Pros and Cons with Tech Entrepreneur Javier Romero

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July 17, 2018 The 38-year-old New Mexico-native Javier Romero is not only building a tech company, he’s trying to change the way we behave on the internet. His new venture Hangerang incentivizes offline interaction and real-life friendships using an online platform. It is a heady endeavor, but he’s backed by the supportive and diverse tech ecosystem here in Albuquerque. Here’s …

7 Ways CNM Is Stoking the Entrepreneurial Spirit

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By Diane Harrison-Ogawa, Director of Community Partnerships and Systems, CNM | July 5, 2018 We know that our community needs to embrace, nurture and support the entrepreneurial spirit right here in Albuquerque. That’s why CNM has created an environment where aspiring entrepreneurs are welcomed, encouraged and supported throughout their journey. As a partner in the City Alive initiative, CNM has …

The Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Innovate ABQ

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June 5, 2018 June 7, 2018 June 7, 2018 Innovate ABQ, a seven-acre campus located at Central and Broadway, is something most in Albuquerque have heard of but few really know. Envisioned as a home to more than 600,000 square feet of laboratories, apartments, startup offices, makerspace and business incubators, it is a key part of the vision for Albuquerque’s …

PBS NewsHour Says New Mexico Is “Down In The Dumps” And The Brain Drain Is To Blame

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By Robert DelCampo, Ph.D. Executive Director, innovationAcademy, University of New Mexico | March 6, 2018 By Robert DelCampo, Ph.D. Executive Director, innovationAcademy, University of New Mexico | March 6, 2018 By Robert DelCampo, Ph.D. Executive Director, innovationAcademy, University of New Mexico | March 6, 2018 Economics correspondent for PBS NewsHour Paul Solman reported in January on New Mexico’s economy. A …

Fathers Building Futures

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

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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 …

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

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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 …

The Triple Economic Benefit of Early Childhood Education – Adrián Pedroza

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By Adrián Pedroza, Social Enterprise Director, Partnership for Community Action | September 20, 2017 By Adrián Pedroza, Social Enterprise Director, Partnership for Community Action | September 20, 2017 By Adrián Pedroza, Social Enterprise Director, Partnership for Community Action | September 20, 2017 My earliest memories as a child are the various caregivers that my parents entrusted to care for me …