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 …

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The Street Food Institute – Welcoming a New Group of Entrepreneurs

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By Tina Garcia-Shams, Executive Director, Street Food Institute | July 5, 2018

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Sandia Labs Offers NM Small Businesses Opportunity to Thrive

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Michael J. Baker| June 7, 2018 Michael J. Baker| June 7, 2018 Michael J. Baker| June 7, 2018 Judy Ortiz Rizek is owner and president of The Circuit Shop in Albuquerque, a small, woman-owned business that has contracted with Sandia National Laboratories. Businesses such as The Circuit Shop could qualify for the 5 percent preference under Sandia’s recently launched plan. (Photo …

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 …

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A New Incubator Model: People First, Business Second

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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 …

Three Case Studies – Programs in the City Alive Family

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By City Alive Staff | May 22, 2018 By City Alive Staff | May 22, 2018 By City Alive Staff | May 22, 2018 City Alive depends on our partners. Together, we identify large scale gaps and opportunities in Albuquerque’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, and implement strategies to better support our city‘s entrepreneurs. The case studies available for download below feature three …

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Community Navigator Q&A

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By City Alive Staff| April 26, 2018 By Henry Rael, Program Officer, McCune Charitable Foundation| March 6, 2018 By City Alive Staff| April 26, 2018 Although Albuquerque’s entrepreneurial ecosystem is very active (and actively growing), it can be challenging for business owners to navigate. Sometimes, the system is not all that “user friendly” for our city’s entrepreneurs, especially those from …