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Encuentro’s Business Training by Immigrants for Immigrants

City Alive Aligned Contributions, Connecting People and Places, Entrepreneurship, Racial Equity

Encuentro is working to create long-lasting resources for immigrant entrepreneurs This year, with help from The WK Kellogg Foundation, Encuentro has launched Apoyando Empresarios Immigrantes (Helping Immigrant Entrepreneurs), a 14-month fellowship program that mobilizes young immigrants to become experienced business instructors and consultants. Janette Peñuñuri, Small Business Development Program Manager at Encuentro, says the organization recognized a demand in the …

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Bridging the Digital Divide

City Alive Aligned Contributions, Connecting People and Places, Technology, Technology Commercialization

The evolution of building a smart city Recent investments in Albuquerque’s digital infrastructure are poised to provide more access to affordable high-speed internet for businesses and households across Albuquerque and will facilitate the City’s plans for new digital services like smart LED street lighting, faster crime reporting and smart parking meters, said Peter Ambs, Chief Information Officer at the City …

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14 Highlights from 2016

City Alive Aligned Contributions, Connecting People and Places

A year in review – 2016 2016 was a year for us to remember, and we haven’t come this far to simply come this far. We are in this for the long haul. This work of changing systems and the ways they support people is a long-term challenge, but it is well worth every ounce of effort. We are already …

TAZA celebrating during meeting

TAZA Celebrates 2 Years of Entrepreneurship

City Alive Connecting People and Places, Entrepreneurship, Video

TAZA is the nation’s only Spanish-language 1 million cups style event. ABQLC sat down with Josue Olivares to celebrate TAZA’s 2nd anniversary and talk about the importance of immigrant entrepreneurship.

Synthia Jaramillo teaching a class

Closing the Gaps: Bringing Inclusiveness to Entrepreneurship

City Alive Aligned Contributions, Connecting People and Places, Entrepreneurship, Policy Change

An interview with Integration Initiative I3 member, Synthia Jaramillo, Chief Operating Officer of the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce For the past few years, Albuquerque has received national attention for its growing entrepreneurial ecosystem and growth in small business. But if you ask Synthia Jaramillo, COO of the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce and I3 Leadership Table member for Albuquerque’s …

Lisa Adkins, BioScience Center COO and director

The BioScience Center Offers Resources for Life Science Startups

City Alive Connecting People and Places, Entrepreneurship, Science, Technology, Technology Commercialization

Private sector collaboration has a key place in our work around job creation and economic mobility. The bioscience center, an incubator for biotech and life science startups in Albuquerque, says they’re one of the for-profit organizations in Albuquerque “putting their money where their mouth is.” The BioScience Center is one of several Albuquerque incubators focused on creating a place for …

Vanessa Roanhorse of Roanhorse Consulting

Native Entrepreneurship

City Alive Business, Capital and Financing, Entrepreneurship, Finance

Creating robust business development support systems for Native American entrepreneurs and business owners is on its way in Albuquerque. The time to create robust systems for Native American entrepreneurship is ripe according to Vanessa Roanhorse, the principal at Roanhorse Consulting, LLC. Vanessa, who is originally from Window Rock, AZ, the capital of the Navajo Nation, is one of the key …

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 …