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  The post ABQid is Joining CNM Ingenuity first appeared on A
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  The post Medicheck wins Ski Lift Pitch 2019! first appeared on ABQid Identifying, Developing Startups.
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,  The post Join us Thursday, March 7 for a VC Meetup with Crosslink, Kickstart, an
Balloon Pitch 2020 was a huge success with over 140 attendees hearing pitches from ten New Mexico startups. All companies pitched well and answered tough questions from the judges in QA, but the following three rose above the rest to claim top prizes. FIRST PLACE: Parting Stone (5,000, balloon ride) SECOND PLACE: GPER G-1 Development  The post Congrats to the Winners of Balloon Pitch 2020! first appeared on ABQid Identifying, Developing Startup
The field is set for an amazing Balloon Pitch 2019! This year‘s event, powered by CNM Ingenuity and sponsored by the City of Albuquerque and more, features 8 startups and is being held at Vara Wines on October 3 from 10am-2pm. The event includes pitches with judge QA and feedback, as well as coffee, snacks,  The post Announcing Competitors & Tickets for Balloon Pitch 2019! first appeared on ABQid Identifying, Developing Startups.
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  The post 2018 in Review, and 5 Lessons Learned first appeared on ABQid Identifying, Developin
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  The post 5 Reasons to Apply to Ski Lift Pitch 2019 first appeared on ABQid Identifying, Developing Startups.
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  The post Ski Lift Pitch 2019 Competitors & Judges Announced first appeared on ABQid I
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  The post 4 Companies Join ActivateNM Spring 2019 Coho
Balloon Pitch brings New Mexico‘s top high-growth startups together with investor judges from multiple states representing over 150m in investable capital. It‘s a pitch event like no other, and this year we‘re going online! This year‘s competitors come from around New Mexico and are innovating in a range of industries: Apogee Spirulina. Our most ancient  The post Announcing Balloon Pitch 2020 Competitors! first appeared