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 …

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 …

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 …

Gary Oppedahl, Director of the Economic Development Department speaks to crowd at Tractor Brewing

Pedal to the Metal

City Alive Business, Connecting People and Places, Entrepreneurship

Albuquerque welcomes its sixth business accelerator Two years ago in Albuquerque the word “accelerator” probably conjured images of fast cars and open roads. But those days are numbered as Albuquerque welcomes its sixth business accelerator into a growing entrepreneurship ecosystem. Soon the word “accelerator” will be synonymous with the quickened pace of growing start-ups. The most recent addition to the business accelerator cohort …

Global Ties ABQ members

ABQ Going Global: Building Bridges to the Global Marketplace

City Alive Business, Entrepreneurship, Talent and Skill Development

Global Ties ABQ, previously known as the Albuquerque Council for International Visitors, is dedicated to building bridges between New Mexicans and emerging leaders from around the world. Their international exchange programs, local educational programs, and international community-building activities have brought more than 5,000 international visitors to Albuquerque over the past 30 years. something a little different. The nonprofit will implement …

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Civic Tech: Big plans at Albuquerque’s City Accelerator

City Alive Business, Entrepreneurship, Policy Change

In May of 2015, Albuquerque was selected by Living Cities as one of the six U.S. cities to implement a City Accelerator program. This program seeks to inspire innovative methods of creating economic opportunities for low-income populations across the country. Initially, the City Acceler- ator in Albuquerque focused on the business climate for local immigrant entrepreneurs. But in true “listen, …

Immigrant entrepreneurs holding up their certificates for the Emprendedores program

Out of the Shadows

City Alive Business, Education, Talent and Skill Development

Hispano Chamber graduates over 50 immigrant entrepreneurs On October 20th, 2015 the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce held an event to honor 52 immigrant entrepreneurs who had completed their Emprendedores program, a Spanish language entrepreneurship training program that the Chamber introduced last fall. The Emprendedores program–currently taught by CNM Stimulus Center professor Marvin Lozano–is offered in Spanish to immigrant business …

Mayor Richard Berry speaking to two people

All Boats Rise: The Mayor’s Prize for Entrepreneurship

City Alive Connecting People and Places, Entrepreneurship

The Albuquerque Community Foundation just closed their application period for a new grant, and this one is a little different. The Mayor’s Prize for Entrepreneurship–built out of a partnership between the City of Albuquerque, the Kauffman Foundation, and the Albuquerque Community Foundation–funds nonprofits that are contributing to Albuquerque’s entrepreneurship ecosystem. The prize, which amounts to a total of $200,000.00 this …