Angelo Gonzales, Executive Director of Mission: Graduate

Closing the Gaps: One Person at a Time

City Alive Aligned Contributions, Connecting People and Places, Education

An interview with Integration Initiative I3 member, Angelo Gonzales, Executive Director of Mission: Graduate The Albuquerque Living Cities Integration Initiative has big goals. The Initiative and its coalition of the willing are working to reduce the percentage of the population working public sector jobs, reduce unemployment, and create 10,000 new jobs in Albuquerque, all by 2025. With goals of that …

Winners of the Mayor’s Prize for Entrepreneurship

Mayor’s Prize Awards $200K

City Alive Aligned Contributions, Capital and Financing, Connecting People and Places, Entrepreneurship

The second annual Mayor’s Prize doles out big bucks to organizations creating a stronger entrepreneurial ecosystem in Albuquerque Four Albuquerque organizations won a total of $200,000 this month as part of the Mayor’s Prize for Entrepreneurship. The prize – funded by a partnership between the Albuquerque Community Foundation, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, and the City of Albuquerque – supports …

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 …

President Bob Frank of University of New Mexico presenting

Innovate ABQ – A Collective Dream

City Alive Aligned Contributions, Connecting People and Places, Education, Entrepreneurship

Innovate ABQ has been a collective dream of Albuquerque’s for years, and that dream is more of a reality each day Innovate ABQ has been a collective dream of Albuquerque’s for years. It came into fruition in 2012 when the then newly appointed UNM President Bob Frank invited a cohort from Albuquerque—including Mayor Richard J Berry, and UNM and economic …

Henry Rael presenting at meeting

Reversing Babel

City Alive Business, Connecting People and Places, Entrepreneurship

The Initiative’s Molino Project is working to create a shared language to accomplish the work before us If you’ve ever heard the myth of the Tower of Babel you know its story of both the staggering power of unified language and the muddled chaos of language divide. In the myth, meant to explain the origin of different languages, all of humanity was …

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 …

Synthia Jaramillo speaking at meeting

Hub Policy Change

City Alive Aligned Contributions, Business, Policy Change, Racial Equity

The Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce lobbies to change how our government supports small business—and for the better Over the past two years the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce has been toiling away behind the scenes, lobbying to create more economic opportunities for local minority, women and veteran owned businesses as well as small disadvantaged businesses. Their main strategy, the HUBDO program, proposes …

Robin Brulé speaking with two people

A City In Bloom

City Alive Connecting People and Places, Entrepreneurship, Policy Change

The Albuquerque Integration Initiative was paid a visit from Living Cities last week to connect on our work together to help Albuquerque “bloom” into a desirable place to live, work and prosper On Tuesday, August 9th, members of the Albuquerque Living Cities Integration Initiative met with national Living Cities leaders to discuss the results of the Initiative since Albuquerque was selected …