New Year, New Goal, New Leadership: Welcoming Additions to City Alive

Olivia Aligned Contributions, Connecting People and Places

January 24, 2019 Last month we announced our new goal: Working together to close the gap in business ownership and leadership with a focus on people of color. To make sure that we live up to this goal in the years to come, we’ve added pivotal leaders in Albuquerque to our team. City Alive’s leadership is composed of volunteer organizations …

What happens when an accelerator and incubator collide?

Thema Blog, Business, Connecting People and Places, Education, Entrepreneurship, Talent and Skill Development, Technology

By T.J. Cook, ABQid | July 17, 2018 It takes a lot to create a successful business: capital, relationships, talent, connections and guidance. Some people have this knowledge and these connections right out of the gate. But most don’t—and this often keeps them from going all-in on their idea. ABQid and WESST have served thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs by providing …

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 …

Three women from WESST

A Piece of the Pie

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

WESST’s vision for the creative economy The creative economy in New Mexico goes back centuries, and the folks at WESST will be some of the first to tell you that it has huge economic potential today. However, potential is not quite enough to help New Mexicans bring home “the bacon”. And that is where Creative PIE, the program that landed …