We are pleased to offer Albuquerque over 20 events celebrating local entrepreneurs and the organizations that support them.

Global Entrepreneurship Week runs November 13th through the 17th at venues throughout Albuquerque – and New Mexico!
(Events in other Cities have the city in their title.)

Events and activities are receiving regular updates!
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November 10-12

Indigenous Comic Con
Native Realities

Indiginerds unite! Sign up for the first Indigenous Comic Con in the world here in Albuquerque. Featuring guests, panels, exhibitors and live entertainment from the worlds of indigenous comic books, games, science fiction, fantasy, film and television all in one place. 
Friday, November 10 – Sunday, November 12
Isleta Casino & Resort
$$; Info at

Monday,  November 13th

ABQ Mayor’s Prize for Entrepreneurship
Albuquerque Community Foundation
Hosted by The Mayor’s Prize for Entrepreneurship and Albuquerque Community Foundation The Mayor’s Prize for Entrepreneurship is a project of the Albuquerque Community Foundation and generous donors who believe that entrepreneurial activity is among the best barometers to measure the health of a city’s economy. This year marks the 3rd Annual Mayor’s Prize! Join us on November 13th at 3:00pm as we announce the 2017 winners! This event is free and open to the public. This year’s finalists are Accion in Arizona Colorado Nevada New Mexico Texas (New Mexico branch), The Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Catalyst Week, CNM Ingenuity, Inc., Downtown ABQ Mainstreet Initiative, Keshet Dance and Center for the Arts, Nusenda Foundation and WESST.
Monday, November 13; 3:00 – 5:00 PM
FREE; Event signup at:

iA/Rainforest Student Pitch Competition
UNM Innovation Academy
Students from New Mexico Tech, New Mexico State University and the University of New Mexico with innovative ideas for new products, services, or technologies compete for funding to help turn those ideas into reality. Students with product ideas, crazy innovations, a genuine startup, or just a desire to practice their presentation skills are encouraged to enter.
Monday, November 13th; 5:30 – 7:30 PM
FREE; more info at

Tuesday, November 14th

Impact & Coffee/Giving & Gratitude Mixer
Impact & Coffee & Albuquerque Young Professionals
Giving and gratitude are amazing things in our community. Both are different, but are often done in tandem with each other. Join us and Impact & Coffee next week for a special networking event, our Giving & Gratitude Mixer. The event is open to nonprofit professionals and people whom are involved in service to our community. Also included, the young at heart! We’ll have a little activity along with some awesome networking with amazing leaders in our community. Coffee and snacks will be provided, so bring your networking A-game! Produced by Impact and Coffee, Young Professionals Network
Tuesday, November 14th; 9:00 – 10:00 AM
Albuquerque Community Foundation
More Info & Sign up on Facebook:

#CodeYourFuture w/ Deep Dive Coding
CNM Ingenuity Labs
Learn about the Deep Dive Coding Bootcamps! These bootcamps can put you on the way to a new career as a software developer. Our staff can help you apply at this info session. Funding is available to cover up to the entire cost of the bootcamp for Albuquerque residents who qualify!
Bootcamps to choose from include:
Deep Dive Fullstack Web
Deep Dive Microsoft .NET 
Deep Dive Java + Android + SalesForce
Tuesday, November 14th; 5:30 – 7:00 PM
South Valley Economic Development Center
More Info & Sign up HERE

Social Enterprise & Startups in ABQ: Discussion, Music & Mixer

New Mexico is home to many entrepreneurs who are driven to create products and services that provide positive benefits to our communities, but there startups don’t always fit in with ways we – and investors – think about startups. We’ll discuss the why of startups focused on social impact, the challenges they face – and ways we can help make them more successful in New Mexico.
Followed by music from Da Terra Meiga Trio on the Dialogue Brewing back patio.
Tuesday, November 14, 6:00 – 7:00; 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Dialogue Brewing
FREE; Info and Registration Here:

Wednesday, November 15th

1 Million Cups Albuquerque GEW Edition
1 Million Cups Albuquerque
Hear the story of TrueRest Albuquerque – along with a highlights of special programs and resources available for entrepreneurs from some of our favorite Entrepreneurial Support Organizations.
Wednesday, November 15, 9:00 – 10:00 AM
Always FREE; Find info and Check in HERE

Jingle Mingle
Exhib-it Solutions

EXHIB-IT!’s Holiday Jingle Mingle Event This is a FREE lead-generating networking event. Mix and Mingle with New Mexico business owners and professionals. Attendees MUST RSVP in advance Cost: FREE! Food, Drinks, Parking, Networking! *This is an over 21 event
Wednesday, November 15, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Exhib-it Solutions
FREE, but pre-registration required:

NM Solidworks Users Group: SLUGME
SLUGME is an annual event that brings User Groups from all over the world together for an hour of networking and learning. Presentations are simulcast around the world from a central location, allowing user groups to interact and learn together. Please note that due to the simulcast SLUGME presentation, we will be starting 15 minutes earlier than normal.
The majority of the presentation will be spent working in SOLIDWORKS, and showing tips and tricks that people may or may not know about. Keyboard Shortcuts, User Interface, Sheet Metal, Weldments, Templates, and Custom Properties are just a few of the things on the menu.
Wednesday, November 15; 5:15 – 7:00 PM
The BioScience Center
For details, link here:

Girl Develop It Holiday Meetup
Join the Girl Develop It Albuquerque Team for a Holiday Meetup! This evening is an opportunity for you to learn more about the Albuquerque chapter of Girl Develop It and the software development curriculum we teach! Meet the organizers, teachers and some of our class graduates! Bring code questions and we’ll have experts on hand to help you. Or just come out and get to know us!
Wednesday, November 15; 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Free;Registration/More info at:

Thursday, November 16th

Effective Quality Principles: Data as a Bridge Between Organizational and Process Performance
Albuquerque Quality Management
True improvement is only possible when there is clear future direction that’s been translated into meaningful, measurable targets for all levels of the organization. Progress is only possible when the right data is being collected, is accurate and readily accessible to those with the ability to respond to it. This presentation’s case study will reveal these aspects as observed in a manufacturing setting.
Thursday, November 16; 7:00 – 9:00 AM
Albuquerque Marriott
For details, link here:

TAZA Three Year Celebration
This week’s GEW edition TAZA event will focus on community resources!
Thursday, November 16, 9:00 – 11:00 AM
South Valley Economic Development Center

NM Cooperative Catalyst
NM Cooperative Initiative
The NM Cooperative Initiative, with the support and enthusiasm of all who have been involved to date in assisting, advising, co-creating, strategizing, being part of one of the Working Groups, asking good questions, modeling success, and in other ways, is now THE NEW MEXICO COOPERATIVE CATALYST Following on our last meeting in September and in preparation for more intense planning, research, and organization, we are hosting a November meeting to inform, solicit ideas, prepare for the December Symposium on Worker Owner Cooperatives in Cincinnati, and collaborate to develop a cooperative ecosystem in New Mexico.
Thursday, November 16; 2:00 – 4:30 PM
FREE; Registration at

If you haven’t heard, ABQ’s hottest new conference SOMOS ABQ was a huge hit. Unfortunately, the tech talks got rained out (lesson learned). So, New Mexico Technology Council is following up on our rain check to host a special “Take 2″ of the Somos ABQ TechTalks.
November 16th; 5:30 – 9:00 PM
Registration and more information at:

[Santa Fe] SpokeShave Peer to Peer Pitch Competition
Santa Fe Business Incubator
SpokeShave is a peer-to-peer pitch competition just for the startup community. There’s no third party judges or self-declared experts choosing the winner – it’s entrepreneurs listening to, scoring, and giving critical feedback to each other.  The top three highest scores are then placed on the board. The pitch with the highest occurrence of a number 1 ranking wins. If there is a tie then it goes to the highest occurrence of 1 and 2 rankings. And so on. 4. The winning pitch receives $100.
Thursday, November 16; 5:30 – 7:30PM
Santa Fe Business Incubator
For details, link here:

WeConnectNM Launch
Southwest Capital Bank
Join us as we launch WeConnect NM, a coalition formed to connect large and small businesses together and to help boost economic development in the state of New Mexico. WeConnectNM is an active community coalition, dedicated to building support for small and large businesses by connecting people to opportunities and helping to drive New Mexico’s economy. Through our series of videos, we hope you can connect with other businesses in New Mexico.
Thursday, November 16; 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Southwest Capital Bank
For details, link here:

WomenRiseABQ Official Launch Party
We are so excited to announce the official launch party for Women Rise Albuquerque! Our awesome friends at Marble Brewery will be hosting this great event. Join us for beer, music, giveaways, networking, and more! RVSP and invite your friends! No cover charge! More info at
Thursday, November 16; 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Marble Brewing
More info & signup at:

Coffee and Creatives
Downtown ABQ Creative District
Coffee + Creatives is an informal meetup group (every other week) for creatives in the near downtown area.
Here’s how it works… Maybe you’re an artist, designer, filmmaker, writer, gallery owner, food truck / restaurant wizard, musician, or creative entrepreneur / business owner looking for feedback on a problem or idea – like where to find funding for a project, how to negotiate leasing a space, or what kind of prices you should charge charge for your work. Whatever you’re working on, or if you simply want to hear what other creatives are working on, this group is for you. We meet every two weeks, and focus on getting things done (save the networking for other spaces, please!)
Thursday, November 16; 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Breve Crepes & Coffee
More info (join the group!) at:

Friday, November 18th

NM Veterans Assistance
NM Veterans Business Advocates
We are New Mexico Veterans Business Advocates, New Mexico’s resource for veterans who currently own a business, looking to start a new business or looking to take your business to the next level. We meet monthly at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial, on Louisiana, the 3rd Friday of the month. For more information, please visit
Friday, November 17; 8:30 – 10:00 AM
NM Veterans MemorialPark
For details, link here:

STC@UNM New Ventures Cafe w/ SCORE
STC.UNM New Ventures Café has SCORE mentors and coffee! Stop by to talk about your idea or business, and network with other entrepreneurs! Light breakfast will be provided. SCORE mentors will be available for one-on-one, confidential discussions and mentoring to inventors, students, and start-up companies. SCORE’s mentors ( are successful business people and entrepreneurs who want to give back to the community by helping other entrepreneurs become and stay successful. SCORE has been helping small businesses start and grow in the Albuquerque area for 42 years through mentoring and workshops and seminars. SCORE is the largest National resource partner of the Small Business Administration (SBA) with about 13,000 SCORE volunteers sharing their time and talents to help America’s small businesses.
Friday, November 17; 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Lobo Rainforest
For details, link here:

Business Plan Bootcamp
UNM Anderson School
The UNM Business Plan Competition program prepares New Mexico university and community college students to become entrepreneurs through business planning.  This Friday features Monsoon Road, LLC and Camino Real Capital Partners, LLC for our Business Plan Boot Camp (see details below). Matt Ennis, Founder & Managing Director of Monsoon Road, LLC and Tom Nickoloff, Co-Founder & Managing Principal, Camino Real Capital Partners, LLC, will lead students through the important steps of writing a Business Plan, an interactive exercise designed to help entrepreneurially-minded students and alumni plan and structure a business venture around their commercial or technology-based ideas.
Friday, November 17; 9:30 – 11:30 AM
UNM Student Union Building, Fiesta A & B
More info & Signup at

[Santa Fe] BizBrew: Women & Tech: Steps Towards Creating an Inclusive Business Culture, With Matthew P. d. Brown
Santa Fe Economic Development
The recent memo informally circulated at Google, brought home the issues that women in tech are still struggling with as they attempt to find parity in the workplace and as entrepreneurs. Matthew is not only a serial entrepreneur and the new head of Santa Fe’s Office of Economic Development — he is also an expert at building start-up cultures that form the foundation for successful companies. As the father of a 20 year old daughter, he feels the deep frustration at the lack of equality and ongoing bias against women in business. Join us for this timely presentation on the steps we need to take to build business cultures that are inclusive and supportive of all voices.
Friday, November 17; 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Santa Fe Economic Development
For details, link here:

G.I.R.L. Talks: Thoughts Worth Sharing w/ Girl Scouts & NMTC
Girl Scouts of NM/NM Tech Council
Join the Girl Scouts as they are giving presentations on topics such as starting your own business, working at camp, top cookie selling techniques to women in STEM and more! Please support the Girl Scout Mission by attending this free event. This is an opportunity for a group of our finest members to listen to and discuss the thoughts they have. Free snacks and food will be provided.
Friday, November 17; 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Sign up here:

Saturday, November 18th

URBAN ABQ: The Future of Urban ABQ
Urban ABQ
What are the issues & opportunities for Shaping the Future of Urban Albuquerque? (¡Invitación en español abajo!) Attendance is free. Lunch is $20. Register at This is a critical time for Albuquerque. UrbanABQ held a community forum that identified 8 topics. Over 100 people discussed them with the mayoral candidates –  and now we’re ready to take the next steps. Join Urban ABQ, the City of Albuquerque and other partners for a Citywide Summit. Bring your ideas and passions. Let’s generate action on these 8 topics: Public Health & Poverty • Local Economy • Housing & Zoning • Public Safety & Crime • Active Transportation & Safety • Vision for the Central Corridor • Environment & Urban Resources • Community Engagement & Communications
Saturday, November 18, 10am–3:30pm
Albuquerque Convention Center (Ballroom B) .
FREE (pre-charge for lunch $20) Register at More at:

Code4ABQ/DeepDive Coding: UNM App Contest
Code4ABQ/DeepDive Coding
Code for Albuquerque and Deep Dive Coding are excited to put on this partnered event with the local University App Contest. Current UNM and CNM and other NM college students are building new web apps for this competition. Local developers and programmers are encouraged to join us on November 18th to provide feedback and mentor-ship for the students.
Saturday, November 18; 12:00 – 4:00 PM
For full details, including the address, and to RSVP see:

Sunday, November 19th

Women in the Arts IV: Tractor Edition
Tractor Brewing (Wells Park)
The hugely popular Women in the Arts Showcase returns! Join Mariposa Music for version 4.0 Tractor Edition! Television Personality Carmelina Hart joins an all-star cast of talented women in art, literature, music and poetry! Live Art, Live Music, Awesome Craft Beers at a women owned and operated brewery, joined by other awesome business make this the can’t miss event of November! Come in Solidarity leave in Empowerment!!
Sunday, November 19; 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Tractor Brewing (Wells Park)
More info at


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