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 …

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 …

Harry Pappas Manager of BioSafe Technologies LLC

Tech Commercialization Taking Off

City Alive Business, Entrepreneurship, Technology, Technology Commercialization

UNM’s focus on technology commercialization is budding new and promising local companies like Biosafe Technologies LLC UNM turned its focus to technology commercialization three years ago with a visit to the University of Florida’s Innovation Square. That trip marked a distinct shift in UNM’s approach to commercializing research; the University was setting out to play a significant role in growing …

Woman presenting

The Next Phase

City Alive Connecting People and Places, Design, Technology

Albuquerque is setting the stage for implementation The Albuquerque Living Cities Integration Initiative announced a new Implementation Table this week to guide the Initiative through to the next phase. The Table, which will first convene on March 17th, is comprised of some familiar and some new faces; participants include both planning year table chairs as well as new members who bring specific expertise or …

Winners of the Mayor’s Prize for Entrepreneurship holding their awards

TVC – Not Stopping at Start-Up

City Alive Aligned Contributions, Business, Entrepreneurship, Technology

TVC will extend resources to second stage companies The start-up scene in Albuquerque has received a lot of attention in recent years and multi- tiered levels of support from the public, private, and philanthropic sectors have supported steady growth. But what happens when start-ups grow up? Todd Hunter, CFO at Technology Ventures Corporation, has been asking that same question. He …

Randy Asselin holding an iPad, soda and hotdogs

The Roots of a Tech Business

City Alive Business, Entrepreneurship, Technology, Technology Commercialization

Randy Asselin is the founder of Bubandu, a platform that exists in the cloud and allows companies to interact with consumers by sending app-like content from the cloud to their mobile devices. If you are not part of the technology in-crowd, this might sound mysterious and vague. It also might have you wondering how exactly it is people start technology …

The Cinco Amigos of Concours du Soleil

Cross-sector Collaboration and “Driving to the Future”

City Alive Business, Connecting People and Places, Technology

Recent research by the Federal Reserve Bank shows the most deciding factor in revitalizing cities is the ability for leaders to work across sectors over a sustained period of time with a comprehensive vision. The Albuquerque Community Foundation’s pivot with their Concours du Soleil fundraiser last year is a testament to the success of this approach. Here’s the story: The …