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

Thema Blog, Business, Education, Entrepreneurship, Talent and Skill Development, Technology

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 …

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 …

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 …

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Entrepreneurship Inbetween: Where Bitcoin Meets New Mexico Film

Thema Entrepreneurship, Technology, Technology Commercialization, Video

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 …

Lisa Adkins

Technology Commercialization: Can it be easy?

Lisa Adkins Connecting People and Places, Entrepreneurship, Technology Commercialization

The potential to create startups from the research and technology we have sitting right here in our backyard is too big of an opportunity to overlook. A few years ago, after City Alive’s planning year, poet Hakim Bellamy wrote, “There’s a city inside me, and it’s alive.” I couldn’t have said it better. Our work and our city are living, …

Hakim Bellamy Reading Poem City Alive

The Story of City Alive

City Alive Aligned Contributions, Capital and Financing, Connecting People and Places, Entrepreneurship, Policy Change, Racial Equity, Talent and Skill Development, Technology Commercialization

City Alive, a name inspired by poet and entrepreneur Hakim Bellamy, represents growth in Albuquerque’s Integration Initiative; with an eye to the past, we are working toward a future with opportunity for all in Albuquerque who seek it. From when it was first spoken to a room of over a hundred volunteers who worked tirelessly to set our course to …