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Systems Edition

By City Alive

June 13, 2019

Removing barrier after barrier for a better Albuquerque

We often talk about how we need to create an 'ecosystem' that supports entrepreneurs in our city. But what does that mean, exactly? It means creating connections across sectors. It means finding new ways to support innovators. It means working together to make Albuquerque better for everyone. And it means celebrating the little wins along the way. 


City Alive Wins Bronze Telly Award

City Alive's Connecting The Dots of Entrepreneurship video series just received a bronze Telly Award, recognized from over 12,000 nominations from all 50 states and 5 continents.

Check out the Albuquerque Journal for the story


Video Release: The Business of Caring

A partnership between local nonprofit Encuentro and CNM has graduated more than 150 Spanish-speaking home health aides. Lidia, one of the graduates, is now preparing to take the leap to start her own business.



Kauffman Foundation: What Can Mayors Across the Country Learn from City Alive?

Guest blog by Alison Gold

The resources surrounding an entrepreneur have a significant impact on their success. And when it comes to capital, there are ample opportunities to innovate. Get Sara Keller's take on a recent visit to Albuquerque from the Mission Asset Fund (MAF), a lending organization in San Francisco’s Mission District with a success rate that has been featured in the New York Times, The Atlantic, NPR and others.


Connecting the Dots...

City Alive's goal is to close the gap in business ownership and leadership with a focus on people of color. By looking at data available to us from the City of Albuquerque, we can track how we are doing and see where changes need to be made — like finding alternative pathways to accessing capital. 

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