ABQid Ski Lift Pitch 2018 Applications Now Open!

It’s Ski Lift Pitch Contest season! We’re excited to announce our fourth-annual event February 21-22, 2018.

Entrepreneurs and investors alike are all-too-familiar with a typical elevator pitch. We think New Mexico is known more for its elevations than its elevators. ABQid is once again teaming up with Taos Ski Valley to bring New Mexico’s entrepreneurial community together for a special event. And no, there are no elevators involved. Not the usual kind, anyway.

Head on over to www.skiliftpitch.com to apply to compete or purchase a ticket.

Congrats 2017 Health and Wellness Cohort Graduates!

Congratulations to our 2017 Health and Wellness Cohort Graduates! Launch Day 2017 on October 26 was a huge success as the community rallied around six startups on their road to high growth in New Mexico. HUGE shout out to the awesome advisors and mentors who gave countless hours to these awesome companies.

Missed the event? Head over to our Facebook page to catch the live stream, including keynote presentation by Josh Stevens, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Crosslink Capital.

Here are a few photos to highlight Launch Day, which included mock board meetings with 12 leaders in business and health, to the evening presentations, to the final reception:


Marsha Battee of SANEsuite in a mock board meeting session.


Katlyn Jennings of The Kombucha Project in a mock board meeting session.


Jeff Nyquist of NeuroTrainer fits in a customer learning session.


Mohamed Khashaba of TakeStep on the Launch Day stage.


Brock Predovich of Bravrr, creators of BruxRelief, on the Launch Day stage.


A community member samples NeuroTrainer’s VR brain training.


A community member talks with Ralph Peña of The Egg Project about the company’s first product, ARTIE.

2017 Cohort Companies Announcement

Meet our 2017 Health and Wellness Cohort Companies…
ABQid is incredibly excited to announce our newest cohort! After months and months of planning and preparation, we are proud to introduce you to six amazing companies ready for acceleration in Albuquerque:
BruxRelief: This team has developed a device and app to identify and eliminate bruxism (teeth-grinding).
DopaApp: Originally founded in Egypt, this startup works with treatment facilities to connect addicts with individuals and resources that can help.
The Egg Project: This team is developing a tech-enabled system to prevent and de-escalate autistic episodes.
The Kombucha Project: A fast-growing Santa Fe startup offering convenient, accessible, and healthy kombucha products.
NeuroTrainer: This startup has developed a virtual reality based software solution to dramatically improve treatment outcomes for athletes and people with traumatic brain injuries.
SANEchart: The team behind SANEchart is developing a software system to digitize the documentation of sexual abuse and domestic violence forensic examinations.
We want to thank our Health and Wellness Advisory Committee members and our Community Partners for all of their help throughout the selection process. Additionally, we are honored to have the continued support of the City of Albuquerque.