Events

We are pleased to offer Albuquerque over 25 events celebrating local entrepreneurs and the organizations that support them.

Global Entrepreneurship Week runs November 11th through the 20th at venues throughout Albuquerque – and New Mexico!
(Events in other Cities have the city in their title.)

Events and activities are receiving regular updates!

Thursday, November 10th

UNM Business Plan Competition Workshop:
UNM Anderson School
Stacy Sacco, Director of the Small Business Institute at the Anderson School of Management will lead students through a discussion and exercises in effectively marketing and selling their startup ventures’ product or services. Students will utilize market discovery information gathered after participating in the Lean Startup Model Boot Camp.
Thursday, November 10 4:00 – 6:00 PM
UNM SUB: Acoma A & B
FREE; More information here: http://bit.ly/UNMbizplan_schedule

UNM Anderson School: Entrepreneurship in Action w/ Andy Lim
UNM Anderson School
During this special event, you’ll hear the story of local entrepreneur (and UNM Grad!) Andy Lim who created a multi-million dollar business with Point of Sale system, LAVU and is now working to revolutionize networking with his new startup, AddMi. See a live demonstration of the addmi app, and participate in a live Q&A with Andy Lim.
Thursday, November 10; 6:00 – 8:00 PM
UNM Kiva (Main Campus)
FREE; Info and Registration (required) at: http://bit.ly/gewabq_addmi

Friday, November 11th

CNM Ignite DemoDay IV
Central New Mexico College
Central NM Community College’s Ignite Program is a Community Accelerator taking early-stage businesses through a 12 weeks of training, mentoring, coaching and supporting entrepreneurs to accelerate their businesses. It also helps them develop a 100-day plan of action for the next level of growth and development. Meet the latest cohort and hear about their business at CNM.
Friday, November 11; 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Richard Barr Boardroom, CNM Main Campus 835 Buena Vista Dr SE
Additional information at stemuluscenter.org

Monday, November 14th

TechCoABQ GEW Kick-Off Party & Fireside Chat
TechCoABQ

The final TechCoABQ event of the year is a kick-off party for Global Entrepreneurship Week and an opportunity to hear from some of New Mexico’s most fascinating entrepreneurs, featuring: Descartes Labs’ Mark Johnson, Silicon 66’s Rob Ingram, serial entrepreneur Travis Kellerman and millennial mentor Tamara Thorpe talking about getting startups going in New Mexico and working as an entrepreneur around the world.
Monday, November 14; 6-8 p.m.
Boese Brothers Brewery, 601 Gold Ave. SW
FREE; Info and Registration (required) at: http://bit.ly/techcoabq_gew

Tuesday, November 15th

Impact & Coffee
SINC-NM
“Impact & Coffee” is making a difference – and encouraging innovation in our community by sharing the stories of people and organizations in the not for profit space and discussing ways we can work together to help them – and our community – grow. In a special GEWABQ edition, they’ll be announcing the first of their series of community impact grants (supported by PNM).
Tuesday, November 15th; 9:00 – 10:00 AM
EpicenterABQ, 119 Gold Ave., SW

Entrepreneur Exploration Session (EEX): Accelerating Technology Commercialization in NM
Sandia Science & Tech Park w/ LabLaunch2017
Entrepreneur Exploration (EEx) is an information session featuring Lab Launch 2017, sponsored by AFRL and Wasabi Ventures. They will discuss the start of a new program designed to accelerate startup formation and technology commercialization in the state.
The program is designed to help scientists at New Mexico research institutions and local entrepreneurs develop the skills necessary to build successful technology-based startups and to identify individuals who are interested in becoming entrepreneurs. Selected individuals will ultimately be teamed up, matched to existing technology and tasked with developing plans to commercialize that technology. Wasabi Ventures will look to identify interested entrepreneurs from across the state through an extensive outreach program.
Tuesday, November 15th; 3:00 – 5:00 PM
National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
RSVP Required: 505-284-2085 or kgarden [at] sandia [dot] gov

ABQid CoFounder Finding
ABQid Accelerator
Are you an aspiring entrepreneur? Do you need someone else to round out your team? Or are you a developer looking for a team to join? Marketer with mad skills and needing a place to apply them? Check out the Cofounder Finding Happy Hour at ABQid and enjoy food and drinks with new friends.
Tuesday, November 15; 5:00 – 6:00 PM
ABQid, 302 Central Ave SE,
FREE; Info & Signup at https://www.facebook.com/events/1718563171798018/ 

Plan B for a Better Tomorrow
Explore the benefits of Benefit Corporations (“B Corps”) with TJ Cook CEO/Founder of CauseLabs and Regina Wheeler, CEO, Positive Energy Solar!

Followed by Kamikaze Karaoke!
Tuesday, November 15, 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Tractor Brewing Wells Park
FREE; Info and Registration Here: http://bit.ly/gewabq_planb

Wednesday, November 16th

Entrepreneurship from the Farm to the Table
MRCOG @ FatPipeABQ
Join the Agriculture Collaborative as they discuss entrepreneurship in food. From the producer side in the field to the buyer side in the restaurant, to be in food is to be in one of the fastest moving sectors. See how these entrepreneurs took their ideas and cultivated them into successful businesses. The morning’s guests include Aaron and Elan Silverblatt-Buser (Owners of Silverleaf Farms ) & Cherie Montoya (Owner of Farm and Table )
Wednesday, November 16; 8:00http://meetu.ps/32DwDX – 8:50 AM
FatPipeABQ, 200 Broadway NE
FREE; Info & Sign-up HERE

1 Million Cups Albuquerque GEW Edition
1 Million Cups Albuquerque

Hear the story of Erin O’Donnell with DoveTail CW – along with a special update on the TrepConnect Project for providing better resources and connections to entrepreneurs in our community.
Wednesday, November 16, 9:00 – 10:00 AM
FatPipeABQ
Always FREE; Find info and Check in HERE

Entrepreneurial Office Hours: Customer Development Session
“Entrepreneurial Office Hours” at the Epicenter have been running for over two years. Now in their new location, we’re encouraging entrerpeneurs, mentors, coaches and local service providers to join us for a facilitated discussion on how we can all provide (and get) better value and grow our community as a whole.
Wednesday, November 16, 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Epicenter ABQ

[Las Cruces] NMBio: How Collaborative Research Drives Better Health Outcomes for NM
NM Bio
The New Mexico Biotechnology and Biomedical Association (NMBio), in conjunction with the Arrowhead Center in Las Cruces, will co-host the first meeting of its southern division at New Mexico State University’s Fulton Center on November 16.
The theme for the event is collaborative research opportunities between New Mexico health focused institutions. Presentations will be made Dr. Joseph Benoit, Director of Research, Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine; Dr. Steve Young, Director of Research and Clinical Trials at TriCore Reference Laboratories; and Rick Van Ness, a Director within TriCore’s Product Development team.
Wednesday, November 16; 4:00 – 6:00 PM
NMSU Fulton Center
FREE; More info HERE

Albuquerque Hispano Chamber Jingle Mingle
Exhib-it Solutions

Wednesday, November 16, 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Exhib-it Solutions
Info HERE

Well Woman Drinks GEW Edition 
Wednesday, November 16, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Featuring EquiSeq CEO Lexi Palmer!
FREE; Look for more info here: http://bit.ly/gewabq_wellwoman

AGDG Takeover
Albuquerque Game Developers Guild
The Albuquerque Game Developers Guild takes over Dialogue Brewing to showcase some of the many games and experiences they’ve been creating.
Wednesday, November 16, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Dialogue Brewing
FREE; More info HERE

Thursday, November 17th

TAZA Two Year Celebration and SVEDC Open House
This week’s GEW edition TAZA event will focus on community resources!
Thursday, November 17, 9:00 – 11:00 AM
South Valley Economic Development Center
Info HERE

[SANTA FE] Equity 202
The New Mexico Angels w/ VAF & REDC
Are you ready for equity funding? Preparing to pitch to investors in the upcoming months?
The New Mexico Angels in partnership with Los Alamos’ Venture Acceleration Fund and the Regional Development Corporation will help you learn about the equity ecosystem in New Mexico, with a special focus on Angels and VCs. We will also cover the various legal structures available to companies and identify which is best based on your funding strategy. Finally, we will review the due diligence process – what investors are looking for from you when they are considering investment.
Thursday, November 17, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Santa Fe Business Incubator
Info HERE

ARTBeat on the Street: New Mexico Marimba Band @ Sharky’s
Albuquerque Transit 
ARTBeat on the Street is a series of weekly promotional and entertainment events benefitting small business along the Albuquerque Rapid Transit path during ART construction.
Thursday, November 17, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Sharky’s, 5420 Central Ave. SW
FREE: Info at http://www.brtabq.com/Events

Scrappy Startup Challenge
New Mexico Technology Council and ABQid
The NM Tech Council in association with ABQid hosts the last big startup pitch event of the year and the opportunity is fantastic. Winners get prizes including passes to SXSW 2017 and a day’s booth space at the trade show  that is worth well over $2,000. Sign up and get more info below.
Thursday, November 17, 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Sister Bar, 407 Central Ave. NW, Downtown Albuquerque
FREE; Info and Registration (required) at https://nmtechcouncil.org/scrappy-startup-challenge/

Friday, November 18th

Creative Mornings: MAGIC
Creative Startups
The group behind Creative Startups hosts this bimonthly event for creative entrepreneurs in Albuquerque. (Every other month there’s one in Santa Fe as well). Come network with others in this curated presentation event on the topic of “Magic.”
Friday, November 18; 8:30-10 a.m.
Albuquerque Balloon Museum, 9201 Balloon Museum Drive NE
FREE; Info and Registration (required) at http://www.creativemornings.com/cities/abq

Entrepreneurial Leadership Program
University of New Mexico Innovation Academy
The Entrepreneurial Leadership Program (ELP) will be held on November 18, 2016. ELP provides deep training for entrepreneurs to develop the functional, managerial, and leadership skills that differentiate the good from the great entrepreneurs. A key experiential component of ELP is a leadership assessment that will give insight into the current leadership practices of the cohort and allow them to gain the critical skills and experiences they need to become leaders of innovation and entrepreneurship. Upon completion of the program, ELP participants will continue their successful pursuits in entrepreneurial ventures as product managers, business development leaders, and founders.
Friday, November 18; Check-in @ 8:30 AM; Program @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
STC.UNM (Conference Room A)
$99; Info & Registration: https://ELP2016.eventbrite.com

Discovery Festival Albuquerque
Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Central New Mexico
The Big Brothers and Big Sisters organization of Central New Mexico hosts its annual “Discovery Fest” to inspire youth from throughout our communities with tons of scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs and other innovators sharing their work – and hands-on experiences – with middle and high school aged youth.
Friday, November 18, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Saturday, November 19,
Albuquerque Convention Center, Downtown Albuquerque
Free; Info at discoveryfestivalnm.com

ABQid Lean Startup BootCamp
ABQid Accelerator
This workshop provides aspiring entrepreneurs an introduction to the Business Model Canvas and an overview of the Lean Startup methodology, with a particular focus on customer validation: do people want to buy what you’re selling? Join us for this highly interactive session on November 18th at 3pm!
Friday, November 18; 3:00 – 6:00 PM
ABQid, 302 Central Ave SE,
FREE; Info HERE

Indigenous Comic Con (11/18-20)
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 18 – Sunday, November 20
National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St. SW
$$; Info at indigenouscomiccon.com

Saturday, November 19th

Discovery Festival Albuquerque
Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Central New Mexico

The Big Brothers and Big Sisters organization of Central New Mexico hosts its annual “Discovery Fest” to inspire youth from throughout our communities with tons of scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs and other innovators sharing their work – and hands-on experiences – with middle and high school aged youth.
Friday, November 18, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Saturday, November 19,
Albuquerque Convention Center, Downtown Albuquerque
Free; Info at discoveryfestivalnm.com

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 18 – Sunday, November 20
National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St. SW
$$; Info at indigenouscomiccon.com

Startup Teen Ideation Bootcamp 
Startup Teen
High school teens interested in starting their own business shouldn’t miss this Startup Teen Bootcamp, a half-day experience in generating and pitching viable business ideas. Whether you’re interested in creating the next big well-funded startup or launching a small business doing what you love, this is an excellent high-impact experience – and really fun too!
Saturday, November 19; 2:00 – 5:00 PM
(Interested in a Sunday session at the same time? Let them know!)
EpicenterABQ, 119 Gold Ave. SW

Sunday, November 20th

Indigenous Comic Con (11/18-20)
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 18 – Sunday, November 20
National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St. SW
INFO: $$; indigenouscomiccon.com