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 …

Mayor Berry shakes hands with developer

Innovate ABQ Breaks Ground

City Alive Aligned Contributions, Connecting People and Places

Innovate ABQ partners and developers break ground on the Lobo Rainforest building, kicking off the first phase at the core site The first of an anticipated four-phase development framework for the Innovate ABQ site kicked off last week with a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Lobo Rainforest Building at the seven-acre site on the corner of Broadway Boulevard and Central Avenue. …

Community Development flyer

Co-Op Capital and the Fed

City Alive Business, Capital and Financing, Finance, Policy Change

Robin Brulé, Nusenda’s Senior Vice President of Community Relations and Assistant to the President shares Co-op Capital Concept at the fed’s regional symposium On Wednesday, June 15th, Nusenda Credit Union participated at the Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Regional Symposium hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. This invitation-only symposium in Memphis Tennessee targeted CDFI practitioners across the …

Debbie Johnson, CNM Director of Education

Unleashing Potential: CNM’s Big Plans

City Alive Business, Connecting People and Places, Education, Entrepreneurship

The Entrepreneurial Mindset Program first landed in Albuquerque in 2015. Developed from the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative’s (ELI) international curriculum, CNM harnessed the opportunity to build out a program based on the fundamental aspects of successful entrepreneurs. Shortly after the Program landed in Albuquerque, the City of Albuquerque became the first city in America to embrace entrepreneurial mindset training, capturing interest …

Olivia Padilla-Jackson speaking to class

Data Gaps Meet Their Match

City Alive Data, Policy Change

Olivia Padilla-Jackson, CABQ’s Deputy Director of Finance, brings a wealth of experience and data-creativity to the Integration Initiative Olivia Padilla-Jackson, the City’s Deputy Director of Finance, makes data about the coolest thing since sliced bread. Her passion for collecting and tracking data is palpable and informed by a broad background in federal, state, and city government. Her work experience spans …

Robin Brulé speaking at Investment Connection

Co-Op Capital Meets the Sharks

City Alive Capital and Financing, Co-Op Capital, Connecting People and Places, Finance

Nusenda presents success-driven case for co-op capital Late last month, Robin Brulé of Albuquerque’s Living Cities Integration Initiative, Frank Mirabal, Director of Collective Impact at the Mayor’s Office, and Jennifer Riordan, AVP of Community Relations at Wells Fargo Bank presented to 50+ investors at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s Investment Connection event. The three Albuquerque Living Cities Integration …

Group of people around table listening to Mayor's Prize winners' updates

Collaboration Afoot

City Alive Aligned Contributions, Connecting People and Places, Entrepreneurship

Three Mayor’s Prize for Entrepreneurship winners provide interesting updates The Mayor’s Prize for Entrepreneurship is a new partnership between the City of Albuquerque, the Albuquerque Community Foundation, and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The Prize, which amounted to just under $200,000.00 in 2015, seeks to support bold ideas that create and grow new companies in Albuquerque, but through the lens …

Mayor Berry, Tynesia Boyea-Robinson from Living Cities, and Mayor Johnson of the City of Sacramento sit together in panel discussion

Best at Bootstrapping

City Alive Business, Connecting People and Places, Entrepreneurship

Albuquerque travels in critical mass to this year’s SXSW Albuquerque is unique, and oftentimes we come up with solutions that other folks don’t think of. Take PlugSolar for example: they innovated SunPort, a smart grid solar delivery device that allows consumers to simply plug in and use solar, instantly. SunPort is a local tech startup that has garnered attention from …

The Go-Girls pose with Mayor Richard Berry

The Go Girls: Hautepreneurs is empowering women CEOs

City Alive Business, Connecting People and Places, Entrepreneurship

Both Lisa Abeyta and Jessica Eaves Mathews are not only good at seeing potential for economic growth in Albuquerque, they are good at harnessing it, and, like the serial entrepreneurs they are, building from it. Lisa and Jessica are the masterminds behind Hautepreneurs, New Mexico’s first and only women-focused business accelerator. Hautepreneurs offers education programs, networking opportunities, and events that …

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 …