Sep
2
3:00 PM15:00

Investor Office Hours @ WESST

New Mexico Angels & NMA Ventures Office Hours at WESST Albuquerque

Not sure what it means to take investment? What’s the difference between Angels and VC’s? Have a great idea for a start-up and not sure where to find funding? Come talk to us! We can help you figure out your options, or we can just chat about your cool ideas. Members of the New Mexico Angels and NMA Ventures will be in attendance to bounce ideas off of and to answer your questions.

NM Angel Office Hours will be held at WESST every first Monday of the month from 3pm – 5pm. No reservation is necessary – first come, first serve. WESST staff will be available to answer basic questions about starting or growing a business.

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Oct
7
3:00 PM15:00

Investor Office Hours @ WESST

New Mexico Angels & NMA Ventures Office Hours at WESST Albuquerque

Not sure what it means to take investment? What’s the difference between Angels and VC’s? Have a great idea for a start-up and not sure where to find funding? Come talk to us! We can help you figure out your options, or we can just chat about your cool ideas. Members of the New Mexico Angels and NMA Ventures will be in attendance to bounce ideas off of and to answer your questions.

NM Angel Office Hours will be held at WESST every first Monday of the month from 3pm – 5pm. No reservation is necessary – first come, first serve. WESST staff will be available to answer basic questions about starting or growing a business.

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Nov
4
3:00 PM15:00

Investor Office Hours @ WESST

New Mexico Angels & NMA Ventures Office Hours at WESST Albuquerque

Not sure what it means to take investment? What’s the difference between Angels and VC’s? Have a great idea for a start-up and not sure where to find funding? Come talk to us! We can help you figure out your options, or we can just chat about your cool ideas. Members of the New Mexico Angels and NMA Ventures will be in attendance to bounce ideas off of and to answer your questions.

NM Angel Office Hours will be held at WESST every first Monday of the month from 3pm – 5pm. No reservation is necessary – first come, first serve. WESST staff will be available to answer basic questions about starting or growing a business.

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Dec
2
3:00 PM15:00

Investor Office Hours @ WESST

New Mexico Angels & NMA Ventures Office Hours at WESST Albuquerque

Not sure what it means to take investment? What’s the difference between Angels and VC’s? Have a great idea for a start-up and not sure where to find funding? Come talk to us! We can help you figure out your options, or we can just chat about your cool ideas. Members of the New Mexico Angels and NMA Ventures will be in attendance to bounce ideas off of and to answer your questions.

NM Angel Office Hours will be held at WESST every first Monday of the month from 3pm – 5pm. No reservation is necessary – first come, first serve. WESST staff will be available to answer basic questions about starting or growing a business.

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Aug
14
8:00 AM08:00

SBIR Road Tour - Southwest (Albuquerque)

The SBIR Road Tour is coming to Albuquerque, New Mexico on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, to convey the non-dilutive, technology funding opportunity provided through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The SBIR/STTR programs provide $2.5 billion annually in funding to small technology firms to spur new technological discoveries and facilitate the commercialization of innovations. 

To find out more about the SBA SBIR Road Tour head to http://bit.ly/1A35huJ.

So, if you're an InnovatorEntrepreneurResearcher, or Small Technology Firm, don't miss this opportunity.

At the Road Tour, individual program managers from 17 participating agencies representing over $3 billion in early stage funding will participate in a one day event alongside technology entrepreneurs and state innovation ecosystem members. Program managers from the participating federal agencies will conduct one-on-one meetings with small businesses, take part in targeted panels, discuss technology areas, and share insights into how the agencies make funding decisions. 

Reserve Your One-on-One Meeting with SBIR/STTR Program Managers from:

  • Department of Defense - Navy

  • Department of Defense - Missile Defense Agency (MDA)

  • Department of Defense - Air Force (USAF)

  • Department of Defense - Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA)

  • Department of Defense - Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

  • Department of Defense - U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM)

  • Department of Defense - Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCOR)

  • Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Department of Agriculture - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA - APHIS)

  • Department of Health and Human Services - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

  • National Science Foundation (NSF)

  • Department of Energy (DOE)

  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

  • Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC)

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

After registration, you will receive an email from Dawnbreaker to arrange your one-on-one session requests.

Other Agenda Highlights Include:

  • Learn how to access local and state resources available to innovators, researchers, and technology entrepreneurs

  • America’s Seed Fund – SBIR/STTR Overview

  • Reverse Pitches – 5 Minute Agency Elevator Pitch

  • Engaging panel sessions:

  • Inside the Head of an Evaluator: Common Mistakes

  • Flexible Funding Opportunities: The Granting Agencies

  • Surprising Opportunities with DoD and NASA

  • New Mexico's Small Business Assistance Ecosystem

  • SBIR Success Stories from New Mexico Innovators

  • Rapid Fire Pitches from New Mexico Accelerators and Assistance Organizations

  • Networking for Company Growth and Development

Registration is $45 and includes lunch.

The Albuquerque SBIR Road Tour stop is hosted by NM FAST at Arrowhead Center

Presented by: SBA

About the Organizer:

Arrowhead Center, NM FAST

Arrowhead Center's NM Fast Program Partnership Program aims to increase participation of small technology firms in the innovation and commercialization of new technology through Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.

Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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Aug
13
11:30 AM11:30

Financing Your Business Through An Angel Deal

Is your company a good match to receive an Angel investment? What do Angels look for before writing a check? Do you have a solid management team, a scalable product or service that produces a large amount of revenue in a short time frame, the ability to accept advice and coaching? The long-time leader of the New Mexico Angels’ will answer these questions and any others that you toss his way during our combination luncheon presentation/workshop.

John Chavez has served as the President of the New Mexico Angels since 2008 and has been an active angel investor since 2003 — http://www.nmangels.com. John is a co-founder and general partner in NMA Ventures a New Mexico Catalyst Fund and is Managing Director of New Mexico Start-Up Factory I, II and III. Outside of the Angels, John is the President of Tafoya and Brainerd Partners LLC, a nationwide business development consulting firm. Prior to his work in consulting, John served as Cabinet Secretary of the Taxation and Revenue Department for former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson. During his six year tenure as Tax Secretary he also served as the President of the Federation of Taxation Administrators for one year. John received the following degrees from New Mexico State University: Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Art in Economics and Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance.

Hosted by NMBio

NMBio is a catalyst for bioscience industry acceleration in New Mexico, providing a forum for information exchange, developing initiatives to enhance business success and bioscience education, helping establish collaboration and serving as a voice of the industry to state, federal and local governments.

Fee: NMBio Members: $10

Non-Members: $20

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Aug
5
3:00 PM15:00

Investor Office Hours @ WESST

New Mexico Angels & NMA Ventures Office Hours at WESST Albuquerque

Not sure what it means to take investment? What’s the difference between Angels and VC’s? Have a great idea for a start-up and not sure where to find funding? Come talk to us! We can help you figure out your options, or we can just chat about your cool ideas. Members of the New Mexico Angels and NMA Ventures will be in attendance to bounce ideas off of and to answer your questions.

NM Angel Office Hours will be held at WESST every first Monday of the month from 3pm – 5pm. No reservation is necessary – first come, first serve. WESST staff will be available to answer basic questions about starting or growing a business.

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Jul
16
4:00 PM16:00

Networking & Business Development - NM Rainforest Seminar

STC.UNM and the Innovation Academy are hosting their summer 2019 University Center Seminar series. The New Mexico Rainforest University Center provides entrepreneurial training and technical assistance at the University of New Mexico main and branch‐campus center sites. The seminars are free and open to the UNM community and the public via in‐person or web access, but registration is required. A certificate program in entrepreneurial capabilities is available to UNM students and community members thru UNM’s Innovation Academy. If interested in the certificate program as part of the seminar series, please contact Cecilia Pacheco at cpacheco@stc.unm.edu.

Learn about networking opportunities, strategy, equity and small business development resources in the state of New Mexico from two of the most connected people in The Land of Enchantment!

Note: This seminar may be attended in person at Old Martina’s Hall in Taos, New Mexico, or online via Zoom by registering with the following link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/bb9f0eb075f7008866858a512be5123a

ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE A PACKET OF INFORMATION TO HELP START OR GROW THEIR BUSINESS INCLUDING:

  •  A Small Business Resource Guide

  •  16 Steps to Starting a Business While Working Full Time

  •  10 Strategic Networking Tips for Small Business

Speaker Bios:

Stacy Sacco

Mr. Sacco teaches entrepreneurial studies at the UNM Anderson School of Management for the past eighteen years, serves as the Director of the UNM Small Business Institute and the faculty advisor for the UNM student entrepreneur clubs. The Small Business Institute connects small businesses and other community organizations to MBA student teams to perform consulting work and marketing research. 

Stacy has over 30 years' experience in marketing management with Avco Financial Services, Hyundai Finance, Transamerica Insurance, and locally, the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, Kirtland Federal Credit Union and WESST Enterprise Center. Outside of his work at UNM, Stacy publishes a monthly email to 4,500+ subscribers including hundreds of marketing and tech jobs, and the Albuquerque Entrepreneurial Ecosystem list, and he hosts the annual NM MARCOM Mixer that attracts 350-500 members of the top 20 marketing and tech-industry professional associations statewide.

John Chavez, New Mexico Angels

Mr. Chavez has served as the President of the New Mexico Angels since 2008 and has been an active angel investor since 2003. Mr. Chavez is also the Managing Director of Phase One Ventures, a start-up fund out of Santa Fe, NM, and Managing Director of New Mexico Start-Up Factory I and II. Outside of the Angels, he is the President of Tafoya and Brainerd Partners LLC, a nationwide business development-consulting firm. Prior to his work in consulting, Mr. Chavez was appointed Cabinet Secretary of the Taxation and Revenue Department by New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson. During his six-year tenure as tax secretary he also served as the President of the Federation of Taxation Administrators for one year.

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DisrupTECH 2019
Jul
11
11:30 AM11:30

DisrupTECH 2019

You're Invited to the 5th Annual DisrupTECH on Thursday, July 11, 2019.

The Richard P. Feynman Center for Innovation at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the New Mexico Angels are host the 5th Annual DisrupTECH.

DisrupTECH was created a few years ago to showcase the incredible innovations out of Los Alamos National Laboratory. It is a unique opportunity for scientists, entrepreneurs, investors, industrial partners and civic leaders to get to know eachother, while being the first to see and experience the work of these featured scientists, and have the first shot at engaging in tech transfer opportunities.

Space is limited and it sells out every year.

$35 per person and includes the presentations, networking, refreshments and drinks.

Learn more at www.lanldisruptech.com or register at: http://disruptech2019.eventbrite.com

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Jul
1
3:00 PM15:00

Investor Office Hours @ WESST

New Mexico Angels & NMA Ventures Office Hours at WESST Albuquerque

Not sure what it means to take investment? What’s the difference between Angels and VC’s? Have a great idea for a start-up and not sure where to find funding? Come talk to us! We can help you figure out your options, or we can just chat about your cool ideas. Members of the New Mexico Angels and NMA Ventures will be in attendance to bounce ideas off of and to answer your questions.

NM Angel Office Hours will be held at WESST every first Monday of the month from 3pm – 5pm. No reservation is necessary – first come, first serve. WESST staff will be available to answer basic questions about starting or growing a business.

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Jun
3
3:00 PM15:00

Investor Office Hours @ WESST

New Mexico Angels & NMA Ventures Office Hours at WESST Albuquerque

Not sure what it means to take investment? What’s the difference between Angels and VC’s? Have a great idea for a start-up and not sure where to find funding? Come talk to us! We can help you figure out your options, or we can just chat about your cool ideas. Members of the New Mexico Angels and NMA Ventures will be in attendance to bounce ideas off of and to answer your questions.

NM Angel Office Hours will be held at WESST every first Monday of the month from 3pm – 5pm. No reservation is necessary – first come, first serve. WESST staff will be available to answer basic questions about starting or growing a business.

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May
6
3:00 PM15:00

Virtual Investor Office Hours for Roswell & Hobbs

Monday, May 6, 2019 from 3:00 PM  5:00 PM

Not sure what it means to take investment? What’s the difference between Angels and VC’s? Have a great idea for a start-up and not sure where to find funding? Come talk to us! We can help you figure out your options, or we can just chat about your cool ideas. Members of the New Mexico Angels and NMA Ventures will be in attendance to bounce ideas off of and to answer your questions.

Investor Office Hours will be held on the 1st Monday of each month and appointments can be made at:

Appointments are held via video chat or by phone.

Schedule your appointment now at:
https://calendly.com/nmav/050619?month=2019-05&date=2019-05-06

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May
6
3:00 PM15:00

Investor Office Hours @ WESST

New Mexico Angels & NMA Ventures Office Hours at WESST Albuquerque

Not sure what it means to take investment? What’s the difference between Angels and VC’s? Have a great idea for a start-up and not sure where to find funding? Come talk to us! We can help you figure out your options, or we can just chat about your cool ideas. Members of the New Mexico Angels and NMA Ventures will be in attendance to bounce ideas off of and to answer your questions.

NM Angel Office Hours will be held at WESST every first Monday of the month from 3pm – 5pm. No reservation is necessary – first come, first serve. WESST staff will be available to answer basic questions about starting or growing a business.

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Special Lunch & Learn:  Champagne Marketing on a Beer Budget
May
1
9:00 AM09:00

Special Lunch & Learn: Champagne Marketing on a Beer Budget

Presented by the New Mexico Angels featuring Special Guest Speaker. Lucy Rosen, the founder and president of SmartMarketing Communications

How to Implement Low-Cost Marketing Strategies to Get High Impact Results

If your brand is what people say about you when you're not in the room - how do you package that into a marketing program that will convert potential consumers into paying customers?

Albuquerque's aspiring entrepreneurs, existing small business owners and anyone involved in marketing and communications are invited to join SmartMarketing Communications' Chief-Solutions-Officer, Lucy Rosen, for a fast-paced Lunch and Learn seminar filled with valuable low-cost marketing tips and techniques. Through her easy-to-implement plan and her unique approach to marketing, Lucy offers a number of practical solutions that even a one-person marketing department can implement.

Learning Objectives

  • How to create an effective marketing plan -- not a business plan, but an action-oriented marketing plan … designed to get you from where you are to where you want to be. (We will be working on yours in this workshop!)

  • How publicity can grow your company -- how to write a press release, press alert and media queries to create buzz for your business! 

  • How to enhance your online presence – including specific tips for building a better website and enhancing your social media platforms in order to take full advantage of the marketing strength of the world wide web. 

  • The basics of networking -- what it is, what it isn't -- and why it is an integral part of any low-cost marketing program. 

Lucy Rosen is the founder and president of SmartMarketing Communications, a public relations, marketing, and branding agency with offices in New Mexico, New York, South Carolina, and North Carolina. 

As a successful entrepreneur with more than 30 years of marketing and business experience, Lucy has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs, corporations and nonprofit organizations grow and expand their businesses through proven low-cost methods that increase a company’s bottom line.

Come Prepared to Share. Come Prepared to be challenged and Come Prepared to Have Fun!

Registration Fee:  $30 per person, includes lunch!

Register Today: https://nmangels_specialevent_champagnemarketing.eventbrite.com

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Market Analysis - NM Rainforest University Center Seminar
Apr
17
12:00 PM12:00

Market Analysis - NM Rainforest University Center Seminar

An STC.UNM Event.

All great businesses start with an idea: an idea to create something new, serve the world, or solve a problem. But once you have that idea established, how do you effectively transfer it to the market? Learn about the importance of market research by joining Susan Cornelius and the New Mexico Rainforest University Center Program for April's seminar on "Market Analysis."

In this hour-long lecture, you will learn how to clarify value proposition, the art of customer discovery and the value of market analysis in building a successful business

Note: This seminar may be attended in person at the Lobo Rainforest in Albuquerque, NM or online via Zoom by visiting: https://zoom.us/j/399859877

Registration is required in order to receive credit for attending the seminar.

Speaker Bio:

Susan Cornelius, Principal, Accelerate2Solutions

Susan Cornelius is the Principal of Accelerate2Solutions, an innovative, small, high tech company focused on creating successful, lean start-ups. Susan has coached more than 71 companies, and created seven start-up companies, ranging from $500M to $150,000, helping them emerge as successful high tech, and life and health sciences companies. Susan brings 30 years of experience in start-ups, mergers, acquisitions, and successful, entrepreneurship in healthcare, research, enterprise software service solutions, medical devices, national defense, and high tech sensing devices for homeland security.

Susan is the site mentor for UNM-Los Alamos. She is available as an interface for any questions and to serve as a connection point for resources related to your entrepreneurial endeavors or training.

Program funded by a grant administered by the Economic Development Administration



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Apr
1
3:00 PM15:00

Investor Office Hours @ WESST

New Mexico Angels & NMA Ventures Office Hours at WESST Albuquerque

Not sure what it means to take investment? What’s the difference between Angels and VC’s? Have a great idea for a start-up and not sure where to find funding? Come talk to us! We can help you figure out your options, or we can just chat about your cool ideas. Members of the New Mexico Angels and NMA Ventures will be in attendance to bounce ideas off of and to answer your questions.

NM Angel Office Hours will be held at WESST every first Monday of the month from 3pm – 5pm. No reservation is necessary – first come, first serve. WESST staff will be available to answer basic questions about starting or growing a business.

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Pitching and Presenting Your Idea - NM Rainforest University Center Seminar
Mar
29
10:00 AM10:00

Pitching and Presenting Your Idea - NM Rainforest University Center Seminar

All great businesses start with an idea: an idea to create something new, serve the world, or solve a problem. But once you have that idea, how do you condense and communicate your idea to others?

In this hour-long lecture, you will learn how to translate your product or service into an understandable, viable and persuasive pitch. This program will educate you on the pitch process and teach you how to take any business idea and condense your message to cater to the needs of any audience.

Note: This seminar can be accessed in person at UNM-Valencia or online via Zoom by visiting https://zoom.us/j/891647215

Speaker Bio: Gavin Leach, MA, Adjunct Faculty, Communication and Journalism, Doctoral Student – OILS, University of New Mexico

Gavin Leach has his BA in Marketing, MA in Organizational Communication and is currently pursuing doctoral work in Instructional Design. Gavin works as a pitch coach for the NM Rainforest Community and has taught multiple courses at UNM in the Communication and Journalism Department, Anderson School of Management, Honors College and Freshmen Learning Community. He has also acted as a communication consultant for the City of Albuquerque, US Forest Service and NM Employment Services. 

One of Gavin’s biggest passions is helping entrepreneurs effectively articulate their business ideas to investors, venture capitalists or any other interested party. His experiences in communication combined with exposure to the business community enables him to offer a unique perspective on how to translate a product or service into a viable and persuasive “pitch.”

Registration is required in order to receive credit for attending the seminar.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pitching-and-presenting-your-idea-nm-rainforest-university-center-seminar-tickets-55772031648


Program funded by a grant administered by the Economic Development Administration



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Lunch & Learn:  Financing your Business through Angel Deals
Mar
21
11:30 AM11:30

Lunch & Learn: Financing your Business through Angel Deals

Presented by the New Mexico Angels and sponsored by Sandia National Laboratory Federal Credit Union.  An NMBio Paretnered Event

Are you interested in financing your business through angel deals?  Do you have questions about term sheets? Join us for a fast paced, informational Lunch and Learn seminar focused on how to finance your business through angel deals.  There will be time for Q&A and of course, lunch will be served!  

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Mar
20
1:00 PM13:00

How to Generate a Business Idea – NM Rainforest University Center Seminar (RESCHEDULED EVENT)

An STC.UNM Event.

*This event was rescheduled from the original February date due to inclement weather.

All great businesses start with an idea: an idea to create something new, serve the world, or solve a problem. Take the first step towards starting your own business by joining Sandra Begay and the New Mexico Rainforest University Center Program for February’s seminar on “How to Generate a Business Idea.”

In this hour-long lecture, you will learn how to engage in the brainstorming process, identify opportunities, validate your idea using market research and begin planning using the business model canvas. Your next business venture may be only an idea away!

Speaker Biography:

Sandra Begay, Director of the Environmental Health Department, City of Albuquerque

A former Regent of the University of New Mexico, Ms. Begay was recently appointed by Mayor Tim Keller as the Director of the Environmental Health Department for the city of Albuquerque. In 1992, she joined Sandia National Laboratories, where she is currently on a special leave of absence as a Principal Member of the Technical Staffand head of Sandia’s technical efforts in the Renewable Energy Program to assist Native American tribes with renewable energy development. Prior to this, she also worked at Lawrence Livermore Laboratories and at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Ms. Begay is a former Executive Director of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), former chair of the AISES Board of Directors, and the recipient of the AISES Lifetime Achievement Award.

Sandra is the site mentor for UNM-Gallup. She is available as an interface for any questions and to serve as a connection point for resources related to your entrepreneurial endeavors or training.

skbegay@comcast.net

This seminar may be attended in person at UNM-Gallup or online via Zoom by visiting: https://zoom.us/j/574987224 at the scheduled meeting time.

Registration is required in order to receive credit for attending the seminar.

Register Here

Program funded by a grant from the Economic Development Administration

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Business Model Canvas - NM Rainforest University Center Seminar
Mar
14
1:00 PM13:00

Business Model Canvas - NM Rainforest University Center Seminar

  • University of New Mexico - Los Alamos (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

An STC.UNM Event.

The Business Model Canvas (BMC) is a working plan that is framed and reframed as a start-up focuses on its Value Proposition for a product and/or service. The BMC keeps entrepreneurs focused and answers the following questions: “What do we do? How will this make money? Our timeline? What is the problem we are solving for our customers and markets? How do we know? What are we offering? What is the pricing? The BMC is the roadmap that conveys a strong and compelling value, business model, and market analysis that will, eventually, be invested in.

Note: This seminar may be attended in person at UNM-Los Alamos or online via Zoom by visiting: https://zoom.us/j/195893768

Registration is required in order to receive credit for attending the seminar.

Speaker Bio:

Susan Cornelius, Principal, Accelerate2Solutions

Susan Cornelius is the Principal of Accelerate2Solutions, an innovative, small, high tech company focused on creating successful, lean start-ups. Susan has coached more than 71 companies, and created seven start-up companies, ranging from $500M to $150,000, helping them emerge as successful high tech, and life and health sciences companies. Susan brings 30 years of experience in start-ups, mergers, acquisitions, and successful, entrepreneurship in healthcare, research, enterprise software service solutions, medical devices, national defense, and high tech sensing devices for homeland security.

Susan is the site mentor for UNM-Los Alamos. She is available as an interface for any questions and to serve as a connection point for resources related to your entrepreneurial endeavors or training.

Program funded by a grant administered by the Economic Development Administration

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Mar
4
3:00 PM15:00

Investor Office Hours @ WESST

New Mexico Angels & NMA Ventures Office Hours at WESST Albuquerque

Not sure what it means to take investment? What’s the difference between Angels and VC’s? Have a great idea for a start-up and not sure where to find funding? Come talk to us! We can help you figure out your options, or we can just chat about your cool ideas. Members of the New Mexico Angels and NMA Ventures will be in attendance to bounce ideas off of and to answer your questions.

NM Angel Office Hours will be held at WESST every first Monday of the month from 3pm – 5pm. No reservation is necessary – first come, first serve. WESST staff will be available to answer basic questions about starting or growing a business.

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Lunch & Learn: Competitive Positioning - Look Before You Launch
Feb
21
11:45 AM11:45

Lunch & Learn: Competitive Positioning - Look Before You Launch

Presented by the New Mexico Angels and sponsored by Sandia National Laboratory Federal Credit Union

Do you know your target market? Do you know your competition? Do you need help reaching your ideal customer? Join us for a fast paced, informational Lunch and Learn seminar focused on an introduction to effective marketing, uses of customer discovery and how to position your company/product for success with special guest speaker Lucy Rosen, Chief Solutions Officer for SmartMarketing Communications.

Lucy Rosen is a nationally renowned business strategist, entrepreneur and author who is known for her ability to help professionals grow and expand their businesses through effective marketing, public relations and networking activities. For nearly three decades, Lucy has been helping clients build powerful strategic alliances to enhance their businesses, and is considered by many to be a visionary in creating and expanding business opportunities through innovative marketing campaigns — and the power of networking. She has been recognized both locally, and nationally, for her business leadership, and has served as a speaker at events throughout the country on a variety of topics surrounding marketing, business-building and networking. In addition to her latest book, Fast Track Networking; Turning Conversations into Contacts, she is the author of a series of business “how to” booklets for women, and writes for both women’s and business publications. Known for her business leadership and having earned the reputation as “The Queen of Networking”, she is frequently interviewed by the media, and has been quoted and featured in numerous national and local press outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Working Mother, Pink Magazine, Newsday, Martha Stewart Radio, Long Island Business News, Networking Magazine, the Albuquerque Journal and Albuquerque The Magazine.

Please visit  http://www.smartmarketingcommunications.com for more information about Lucy and SmartMarketing Communications.



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Equity 101 in Hobbs
Feb
20
11:00 AM11:00

Equity 101 in Hobbs

Curious about investment to grow your company? Join us for Equity 101! 

Entrepreneurs are invited to learn about equity, and if it’s right for you and your company. We will also review the different types of funding sources available in New Mexico, compare angels vs. venture capitalists, and discuss company structure. Stay after for for personalized advice with our experts.

Event is FREE and lunch is included, but registration is required!



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Feb
18
10:00 AM10:00

How to Generate a Business Idea – NM Rainforest University Center Seminar

All great businesses start with an idea: an idea to create something new, serve the world, or solve a problem. Take the first step towards starting your own business by joining Sandra Begay and the New Mexico Rainforest University Center Program for February’s seminar on “How to Generate a Business Idea.”

In this hour-long lecture, you will learn how to engage in the brainstorming process, identify opportunities, validate your idea using market research and begin planning using the business model canvas. Your next business venture may be only an idea away!

Speaker Biography:

Sandra Begay, Director of the Environmental Health Department, City of Albuquerque

A former Regent of the University of New Mexico, Ms. Begay was recently appointed by Mayor Tim Keller as the Director of the Environmental Health Department for the city of Albuquerque. In 1992, she joined Sandia National Laboratories, where she is currently on a special leave of absence as a Principal Member of the Technical Staffand head of Sandia’s technical efforts in the Renewable Energy Program to assist Native American tribes with renewable energy development. Prior to this, she also worked at Lawrence Livermore Laboratories and at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Ms. Begay is a former Executive Director of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), former chair of the AISES Board of Directors, and the recipient of the AISES Lifetime Achievement Award.

Sandra is the site mentor for UNM-Gallup. She is available as an interface for any questions and to serve as a connection point for resources related to your entrepreneurial endeavors or training.

skbegay@comcast.net

This seminar may be attended in person at UNM-Gallup or online via Zoom by visiting: https://zoom.us/j/574987224 at the scheduled meeting time.

Registration is required in order to receive credit for attending the seminar.

Register Here

Program funded by a grant from the Economic Development Administration

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Feb
14
11:30 AM11:30

How To Tap Into The $50+ Billion Non-Dilutive Funding Market

Attend and learn how to successfully pursue grants from federal agencies – NIH, DOD, BARDA, CDC, NST, NMS -- as well as from private foundations, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Michael J. Fox, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Each $1 a firm receives in nondilutive funds generally attracts an average of $8 from the private sector.

Our guest speaker is Ayal Ronen, M.Sc., MBA . Ronen is Vice President of the Boston-based FreeMind Group, the premier international consulting firm specializing in assisting life science organizations secure non-dilutive funding from US federal agencies and private foundations. FreeMind’s proven long-term strategic approach has garnered its clients over $1.5 billion to date. Awards have ranged from $150,000 to $150,000,000 per project. Its team of experts assist in making non-dilutive funding a key tool in a long-term sound financial strategy. Ayal will be available to meet privately with individuals after the luncheon meeting.

Date: February 14

Registration: 11:30 am

Place: Lobo Rainforest Building

Fee: $25 for NMBio, NM Tech Council Members

Non-members - $45

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Feb
4
3:00 PM15:00

Investor Office Hours @ WESST

New Mexico Angels & NMA Ventures Office Hours at WESST Albuquerque

Not sure what it means to take investment? What’s the difference between Angels and VC’s? Have a great idea for a start-up and not sure where to find funding? Come talk to us! We can help you figure out your options, or we can just chat about your cool ideas. Members of the New Mexico Angels and NMA Ventures will be in attendance to bounce ideas off of and to answer your questions.

NM Angel Office Hours will be held at WESST every first Monday of the month from 3pm – 5pm. No reservation is necessary – first come, first serve. WESST staff will be available to answer basic questions about starting or growing a business.

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Lunch & Learn:  Intellectual Property - Why it is Important to You and Your Business
Jan
17
11:45 AM11:45

Lunch & Learn: Intellectual Property - Why it is Important to You and Your Business

Presented by the New Mexico Angels and sponsored by Sandia National Laboratory Federal Credit Union

Do you have questions about Intellectual Property? Do you want to know more about how to protect yourself and your brilliant ideas or technology? Join us for an informational Lunch and Learn event focused on an introduction to patents, trademarks and copyrights with Special Guest Speaker Janeen Vilven-Dogget from Peacock Law. 

Janeen Vilven-Doggett, Ph.D., is a partner of Peacock Law P.C. specializing in patent prosecution in biotechnology, computer science, chemical and pharmaceutical sciences, genetics, medical devices, nanotechnology, and optics, and a member of the litigation team. She also handles patent, trademark and intellectual property, FDA counseling regarding medical devices, pharmaceutical applications, and product labeling requirements. She earned a J.D. cum laude from the University of New Mexico, a bachelor’s degree in biology from Baylor University, and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. She is licensed to practice in New Mexico, the United States District Court of the District of New Mexico, and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and is a Registered Patent Attorney. Please visit:  https://peacocklaw.com/Janeen-Vilven-Doggett/ for more information.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lunch-and-learn-intellectual-property-why-it-is-important-to-you-and-your-business-tickets-54180778166

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Lunch & Learn:  An Introduction to Angel Investing
Dec
20
11:45 AM11:45

Lunch & Learn: An Introduction to Angel Investing

Presented by the New Mexico Angels and sponsored by Sandia National Laboratory Federal Credit Union

Interested in Angel investing? Think you're ready for equity funding? 

Come learn about the equity ecosystem in New Mexico, with a special focus on Angel Investing. We will give a full overview of Angel Investing to help you answer questions such as: What is Angel Investing? What is the model? What kind of a return can be expected? What is the average deal? How does Angel Investing impact the economy?, etc. Join us for lunch and learn all about Angel Investing!

Registration: $30 per person, includes lunch.

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November Investor Office Hours @ WESST
Nov
5
3:00 PM15:00

November Investor Office Hours @ WESST

New Mexico Angels & NMA Ventures Office Hours at WESST Albuquerque

Not sure what it means to take investment? What’s the difference between Angels and VC’s? Have a great idea for a start-up and not sure where to find funding? Come talk to us! We can help you figure out your options, or we can just chat about your cool ideas. Members of the New Mexico Angels and NMA Ventures will be in attendance to bounce ideas off of and to answer your questions.

NM Angel Office Hours will be held at WESST every first Monday of the month from 3pm – 5pm. No reservation is necessary – first come, first serve. WESST staff will be available to answer basic questions about starting or growing a business.

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NMBio’s Knowledge Fair & Expo
Oct
29
8:00 AM08:00

NMBio’s Knowledge Fair & Expo

NMBio’s Knowledge Fair & Expo

Join us on October 29 at CNM’s Training Center in Albuquerque for NMBio’s second annual Knowledge Fair & Expo. The event will be held from 8 am to 4:30 pm.


The Expo will attract entrepreneurs, research scientists, business executives, venture capitalists, angel investors, thought leaders, tech transfer specialists, economic development professionals, journalists, and academic leaders.

Attendees from Las Cruces to Los Alamos will have the opportunity to meet leaders of established and startup bioscience companies, suppliers, service providers, and innovators! Exhibitors and attendees alike will be able to make strategic connections, establish new collaborations, socialize with industry colleagues, and discover companies working on cutting edge research and bringing new products to market.

The speakers that we’re recruiting will explore the current economic and political climate for the state bioscience sector, discuss how we can develop and retain a talent pipeline that will meet the future needs of our growing and maturing life science companies, and instruct our startups and small businesses on how they can access traditional as well as new sources of capital.

Tickets for NMBio and NM Technology Council members are $45; the fee for non-members is $65.

The cost to exhibit for members is $300; the fee for non-members is $500. Exhibitors will receive three passes to the event.

Sponsorships range from $1,000 to $5,000.
 

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