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ABQid welcomes Harold Lavender

We are excited to announce that Harold Lavender has joined the ABQid team! Harold will be working to expand what ABQid can do for the community and build awareness of our startup accelerator. As a well known lawyer, businessman, and State Investment Council member, Harold will be a key asset in helping ABQid accomplish its []

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ABQid at TechDay Los Angeles

Last month on September 22nd, ABQid represented New Mexico at Tech Day in Los Angeles! Tech day is an amazing opportunity to connect and network with over 10,000 investors, early adopters, community partners and journalists in the LA Startup scene. Over 300 startups attended including some of our portfolio companies: Bee the Swarm, SportXast, Innobright []

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Need help with your NSF SBIR or STTR application? We can help!

The Small Business Innovation Research program exists to encourage businesses to undergo federal RDthat has commercialization potential. In other words, if your business is applicable, you can apply for funding! We want Albuquerquestartups to get that funding and we can help. Funded by our SBA Growth Accelerator Fund Grant,ABQid is hosting office hours with SBIR []

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Congratulations to Honeymoon Brewery!

Honeymoon Brewery, an SFid cohort company, is a top finalist in the Miller Lite Tap the Future competition! Tap the Future is a pitch competition focused on companies revolutionizing the brewing industry. Honeymoon Brewery was a semi-finalist on July 19th at the Hobby Center in Houston and won the grand prize of 20,000. Guest judge []

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2017 Ski Lift Pitch Contestants

ABQid is excited to announce this year‘s contestants at our 3rd annual Ski Lift Pitch competition in Taos, NM! After evaluating the many applications, these 12 startups rose to the top. The competing startups are: CivNet Albuquerque, NM. An online network to connect with like-minded individuals, find opportunities to get involved, and organize to []

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2016 ABQid Summer Accelerator Launch Party

On Thursday June 2nd, ABQid was excited to announce this year‘s cohort during our launch party at the Verge Building. We have selected 5 teams to participate in the accelerator program: Bee The Swarm A mobile gaming company with an innovative approach to solving crime. Blackpin Inc. An asset monitoring software solution for []

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Demo Day 2016

ABQid would like to congratulate our 2016 cohort for their achievement and thank everyone in the community who attended our 2016 Demo Day! It was a thrilling success. We are incredibly proud of our cohort companies (Metapipe, Inde Beats, Dear Dr. Dora, Wusk, and Bee the Swarm) as they have put in a tremendous amount []

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Seeking Startups for Ski Lift Pitch in Taos, NM

Pitching a startup on a ski lift in the world renowned Taos Ski Valley can only be topped by the opportunity to win 10,000. ABQid, a startup accelerator based in Albuquerque, NM, is seeking nationwide startups to participate in the unique ABQid Ski Lift Pitch, which will be held on March 1, 2016. The pitch []

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ABQid Companies Winning Big

Our portfolio companies have been cleaning up at recent pitch competitions! First, Innobright Technologies took home the grand prize at Rise of the Rest in October. AOL founder Steve Case invested 100,000 in Innobright which was a huge win for them, ABQid, and the entire City of Albuquerque! Second, Metapipe took home the top award []

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2017 Health and Wellness Accelerator Program

ABQid is incredibly excited to announce our upcoming 2017 Health and Wellness Accelerator Program! After our initial unveiling during 1 Million Cups at FatPipe, our new direction has been met with encouragement and approval. There have also been some questions regarding our strategy of utilizing themed cohorts, namely why Health and Wellness? We love answering []

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