what we do
We bring promising startups together with active investors to help entrepreneurs take bold steps and grow successful New Mexico companies. Balloon Pitch, Ski Lift Pitch, are exciting ways for NM entrepreneurs to make the best connections.
We invite the best entrepreneurial teams with high-growth ideas into ActivateNM, a hybrid accelerator/incubator that uses Lean Startup, mentorship, and connectivity to dramatically improve customer validation, MVP creation, and path to market strategy.
We work with our national labs to help pair promising technologies with exciting business strategies to solve mission needs and support NM entrepreneurship. Hyperspace Challenge and Sandia Labs Pitch Competition are just two examples.
Our Process and Methodology
We use the Lean Startup customer-validation methodology as the core of our curriculum for both Lean Startup bootcamps and our Accelerator because it addresses the most fundamental need for all kinds of entrepreneurs, whether innovation-led/high growth, micro-enterprise, main street businesses, or 2nd stage companies.