Peptineo in the news

ABQid Accelerator startup Peptineo was recently featured on local news, KOAT Channel 7. The news story centered on Peptineo’s technology, FlexDex, a therapeutic formula that makes established antibiotics and potentially vaccines effective and lucrative again. Because infectious organisms evolve so fast, previously approved antibiotics have lost potency and, in many cases are off patent. FlexDex Formulation turbo boosts efficacy, provides novelty to previously approved antibiotics for a renewed patent life, at a fraction of the cost of a new chemical structure.

Please view the entire segment on KOAT.

The Gray Band of Ethics

On October 23rd, ABQid had the opportunity to hear Brian Burnett, CEO of Bohannan Huston, speak on the importance of ethics within every organization and the commitment required from startup founders to ensure that ethics stay top of mind throughout their organizations. Brian’s passion for innovation and creating new things propelled him early on toward entrepreneurship and solidified his long career at Bohannan Huston where he’s been President since 1997.

Brian’s an entrepreneur who is passionate about the spirit of service, integrity and the pursuit of excellence within his organization. He emphasized the critical importance for leaders to develop their own ethical framework within their organizations. He explains that by consistently sharing the qualities that define unique ethical leadership in their startups, founders can create a vision that co-workers can act on and colleagues can expect, which ultimately builds long-term trust within the community.

The room was packed for Brian’s talk, with ABQid accelerator teams and local startup founders who understand that being an entrepreneur has both challenges and rewards and developing a moral framework around any organization is important. During the talk, these startup founders heard about the real life experiences that taught Brian the critical importance of establishing an ethical accountability culture in any organization and how to prioritize it as a leader.

Recent high-profile stories exposing large companies whose unethical behaviors have captivated the public mindset divert our attention from the important and subtler choices a startup makes every day. The day-to-day treatment of staff, vendors and business partners, how products are priced, how effort is recorded and ensuring the full disclosure of all pertinent information to clients are ethical priorities that must consistently happen every day and are critical to long-term success. Leaders need to decide what is right and wrong for them and create an ethical framework they can live every single day.

At ABQid we rely on the wisdom of our entrepreneur mentors and Brian’s talk was filled with the unique insight that can only be acquired through years of experience, effort and determination in establishing his own brand of ethics.

ABQid Entrepreneurial Office Hours

Get Ready, Gary O is back, along with a number of great service providers to answer questions about business, this Wednesday from 3 to 5pm. Special thanks to CliftonLarsonAllen for their support of this great resource.

Entrepreneur Office Hours this Wednesday, August 27th! More experts, more entrepreneurs! Join us and ask the questions you need answered to stop being a “wantrapreneur” and get on that horse and ride like an entrepreneur! Starts at 3pm and runs to 5pm at ABQid, located in the Verge Fund Building. — at 317 Commercial NE Albuquerque, NM 87102.

ABQid Announces Accelerator Teams for 2014

ABQid 2014 Accelerator Teams
ABQid, Inc., is proud to announce the 2014 ABQid Accelerator Class of 2014. The teams selected to the program are guided by outstanding entrepreneurs, ready to take on the rigorous challenge of searching for a scalable business model. The concepts represented below are a starting point for what will undoubtedly shift during the course of the accelerator program as teams discover the path to highly and rapidly scalable markets.
o AttachedApps delivers cloud-based contact and sales management software designed especially for the millions of small and medium-sized businesses that want a simple and efficient way to manage, retain and grow their customers. Our apps are easy to install, use and own — and they work from your mobile, tablet or desktop computer. If your organization needs a better way to work, find us at
o Blackfish, Inc., has created an innovative app distribution platform which addresses the primary issue with apps – discoverability. Our patent pending technology lets mobile apps be found among the millions of apps out there, and therefore makes apps more profitable, which is the bottom line in this multi-billion dollar, fastest-growing sector of software.
o InnoBright presents a disruptive, animation rendering accelerator plug-in that improves rendering speed and removes the noise from existing, commercial Monte Carlo method based rendering software packages to produce photorealistic images in a short time. InnoBright’s plug-in improves rendering time by more than 90%, a huge cost reduction and efficiency improvement for animation studios. Customer benefits include faster rendering, higher availability of rendering farm resources, CPU & GPU support, seamless integration into existing workflow.
o itsums collects images for your latest project and organizes them into a simple sum to save you time and money. Americans spend over a trillion dollars annually on parties, weddings, holiday shopping, travel and home projects and they use pictures and images for inspiration and ideas. itsums brings that special event or home project to life while organizing your budget into one sum.
o NuAira is a ultra-pneumatics company concentrating on mobility solutions for personal, public and military transportation. We are dedicated to bringing low cost renewable energy based mobility to developing countries.
o Nuvos is a universal software development kit (SDK) that allows developers to avoid the pain of having to re-write their applications to support different types of devices. Nuvos will be working with ABQid to open-source key parts of this technology, enabling the exact same code to work seamlessly on billions of smart phones, tablets, laptops, and embedded devices.
o Peptineo offers a fully-enabled nano-based therapeutic delivery platform, with key opportunities in antibiotics and vaccines, that is backed by over $US 10 million in R & D. We will make and we will sell re-formulated therapeutics that take advantage of our delivery platform, which unlike many of our competitors, is based on a material that is generally regarded as safe (GRAS).
o PiFi is a hardware and software cloud platform that makes it easy for parents to manage when, and for how long, their children use the Internet. Children receive academic reinforcement, and parents get the peace of mind that their children are not spending too much time on the Internet. We believe in simplicity.
o Plug.Solar designs, manufactures and distributes the SunPort plug and play solar access point, which delivers solar energy to any electrical outlet, allowing anyone to get solar as a service. The SunPort is a portable, fun, and easy to use smart grid device which affordably provides solar energy through the power grid, simply by plugging in. It uses patent-pending MatchBox technology, which tracks energy consumption and automatically matches it to third party certified solar energy from remotely located grid-tied panels.
o SportXast is a smartphone app that makes it easy to capture goals and touchdowns, to find the best plays of the game and to share amazing plays with friends and family. Its instant replay button helps fans catch incredible highlights. @SportXast,
o ToroFish attracts more students to careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by using rewards as incentives. The Company is launching a rewards program that provides points to students in grades Kindergarten through 12 for their involvement in STEM activities both in and out of school. The points may be converted into gift cards that students can use to buy food, clothes, music, or other things.
o Undisclosed Company. A company that has chosen to remain unnamed.

Photos “borrowed” optimistically and with fondness from the Albuquerque Business First.

#InflectionWeek – Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Albuquerque

business growth_0There’s a swell of entrepreneurial innovation set to kick off in Albuquerque next week, signaling a critical inflection point, with multiple catalyzing events taking place, all designed to build momentum in our constantly growing and rapidly evolving local startup ecosystem.

August 5th, ABQid will announce the 2014 teams selected for the accelerator program. We are thrilled to be working with this amazing group of startups and to help them on their journey to becoming the next big thing in the business world.

It feels electric downtown, supercharged by the entrepreneurial passion of our community with programs and events that are giving shape to the unlimited possibilities for local entrepreneurs. It’s critical that we all democratize the entrepreneurial process and get the entire community involved in these efforts.

Anyone can participate in these entrepreneurial events; find local resources to help develop ideas and build sustainable businesses set for growth. All the events next week are designed for our community, so take part and get involved in our growing entrepreneurial ecosystem. Lets all work together to make something amazing happen for our community.

Want to be a part Albuquerque’s entrepreneurial Inflection Week? Click here, to see many of the events going on downtown.