Startup Weekend Albuquerque

Startup Weekend returns to Albuquerque – and it’s going to be amazing! Join us during Global Entrepreneurship Week in Albuquerque for our third Startup Weekend and participate in the Global Startup Battle as well. But while you can sign up here (go ahead and do it!) you can also visit the Startup Weekend Albuquerque website for more updated information.

Friday, Nov 21
5:30pm Registration Starts
6:00pm Dinner & Networking
7:00pm Welcome & Speakers
7:15pm Pitches Start
8:30pm Attendees vote for the top ideas
9:15pm Teams start forming and discussing ideas

Saturday, Nov 22
9:00am Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
9:30am Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Call for needs & skills
2:00pm Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
6:30pm Dinner
7:30pm Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help
11:59pm Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday, Nov 23
9:00am Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
10:00am Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
12:00pm Lunch
12:30pm Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS
3:00pm Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
4:00pm Dinner
6:00pm Judging & awards
7:00pm Wrapup
8:00pm Go home!

UNM Entrepreneurial Bootcamp – Nov 19

Join us for an exceptional seminar on Wednesday, November 19th with aspiring entrepreneurs from the UNM community and the team from ABQid.

Our bootcamps are a quick, two-hour overview of the “Lean Startup” methodology, focused on learning how to use the Business Model Canvas as a visual tool to map out the assumptions you must make about your business, in order to have a guide to go test against those assumptions.

The format is dynamic, with local entrepreneurs/mentors in the room to help translate the theory into practice at each table. Come join us for this fun opportunity to explore your entrepreneurial side and test out the ideas that you’ve been contemplating. Students, faculty and employees of UNM are welcome to attend this free event, but you must register, here.

This is a free event, with refreshments and snacks. Please direct any questions to Webb or Kathleen.


Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Association:
Get a front row seat to learn about innovative companies from across New Mexico through creative and fast-paced ‘Shark Tank’ style presentations. Listen in as a group of visiting VCs provides candid feedback to the CEOs. The evening also includes ample networking time to maximize opportunities to visit with seasoned venture capitalists, angel investors, entrepreneurs and key service providers.

VC Firms include:
Access Venture Partners
Boulder Ventures
Grayhawk Capital
Irongate Capital
Liberty Global
Mercator Partners
Point B Capital
Signal Peak Ventures
Tango/High Country Ventures

August 28, 2014
5:30PM – 7:30PM
Where: Marble Brewery
111 Marble Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM

The event is free, but you must register:

#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.

ABQid Accelerator – Team Announcement Party!


Friday July 25, Albuquerque, New Mexico, ABQid, Inc., (, an accelerator for high-growth and technology startups in Albuquerque, NM will host a team announcement event on August 5th, at 5:30pm at the ABQid Accelerator space in downtown Albuquerque.

The teams for the 2014 ABQid Accelerator class will be announced at a program that evening, kicking-off the orientation week for the accelerator.

Teams accepted into the program will receive $20,000 in initial financing in exchange for 6% equity in their company. They also receive office resources in the ABQid Accelerator facility, as well as access to a diverse mentor network of entrepreneurs, mentors, coaches, technologists, product builders and investors. ABQid offers startups accepted into the program amazing resources, amounting to nearly $100,000 in free perks from over 15 of the best vendors in the world, including Microsoft, Softlayer, Rackspace, PayPal and more.

“We have an outstanding cohort and are very please to announce the teams for the 2014 ABQid Accelerator” says Bill Bice, Board President of ABQid. “We’re exceptionally pleased with our outstanding array of volunteer mentors, as well.”

For more information on ABQid, Inc. and the Accelerator program, please visit Or RSVP for the event, here.