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ABQid is Joining CNM Ingenuity

We‘re excited to announce that both our nonprofit, ABQid, Inc., and our ABQid, LP venture investing fund will be merged into CNM Ingenuity, the non-profit subsidiary of Central New Mexico Community College which operates numerous entrepreneurial support an development programs across the state. We‘ll be continuing our work on initiatives like Hyperspace Challenge with AFRL []

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Medicheck wins Ski Lift Pitch 2019!

We are excited to announceMexico City-based Medicheck as winner of the fifth-annual ski-based pitch competition in Taos, New Mexico. Ski Lift Pitch Contest began in 2015 after founding ABQid board member Katie Rice came up with the idea in order to attract more investors to the state. With the support of Taos Ski Valley, the []

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Join us Thursday, March 7 for a VC Meetup with Crosslink, Kickstart, and more!

Join us on March 7, 2019, 5-7pm at Lobo Rainforest for a Venture Capital Meetup with Crosslink Capital from San Francisco (investors in Descartes Labs, Ancestry.com, Pandora), California and Kickstart Seed Fund out of Salt Lake City, Utah (investors in AdWallet, Lucid, and Trilumina). The event will also feature representatives from Arrowhead Center, NMA Ventures, []

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Guest Column: Opportunity Knocking by Deborah Burns, CEO, investUS LLC

Opportunity Knocking in New Mexico: A Guest Column by Deborah Burns, CEO investUS LLC In this guest column, Deborah Burns, CEO, investUS LLC talks about the investment value to be found in locating businesses within Opportunity Zones! She explains why startup CEO‘s should be thinking of locating operations in anOpportunityZone, and using a fund to []

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Register Now for ActivateNM Demo Day December 7

Register here! Join ABQid and WESST at the 2018 ActivateNM Demo Day December 7 from 3-5pm at WESST Enterprise Center! Leaders from the entrepreneurial community will cast vision for the new year, and five startups will pitch their companies after incorporating learnings from an eight-week Lean Startup program during which guest facilitators shared first-hand stories []

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Inaugural Hyperspace Challenge Successfully Brings Defense Community and Startups Together in Albuquerque

Inaugural Hyperspace Challenge Successfully Brings Defense Community and Startups Together in Albuquerque In April 2018, AFRL New Mexico and ABQid began working together on Hyperspace Challenge. This one-of-a-kind program accelerates innovation for our defense community by exposing defense users to tech startups‘ cutting edge capabilities. It also provides meaningful customer discovery opportunities for participating []

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2018 in Review, and 5 Lessons Learned

In 2018, our fourth year as an accelerator, we set an ambitious goal to try several new programs to make an even bigger impact. Our goal:Help early-stage businesses with high-growth potential access the knowledge, resources, and connections they need to succeed. As we approach year‘s end we‘re excited to review those programs and share our []

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4 Companies Join ActivateNM Spring 2019 Cohort

Alongside our partners at WESST, we‘re excited to announce four new companies who‘ve been selected to joinActivateNMas part of the Spring 2019 cohort. ActivateNM is our hybrid startup accelerator-incubator program for early-stage New Mexico based businesses with high-growth potential, which we launched in October 2018. The new batch of startups who are joining ActivateNM address []

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5 Reasons to Apply to Ski Lift Pitch 2019

Applications for Ski Lift Pitch close January 11 @ 11:59pm MST. Don‘t let your early-stage company miss out on this incredible opportunity to meet some of the best investors around at an event like no other! Need a reason to apply? We have five! Connections. Ski Lift Pitch offers the opportunity to meet and make []

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Ski Lift Pitch 2019 Competitors & Judges Announced

2019 Ski Lift Pitch Competitors Judges Announced Since its first year in 2014, ABQid‘s Ski Lift Pitch competition has brought national attention to New Mexico. The event now puts the state on the map as a place where snow-loving investors and startups convene to identify new business opportunities and build new professional relationships. ABQid‘s []

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