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Our Team

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John Chavez
Managing Director

John helps companies raise funding once they have developed their commercialization strategies while managing and maintaining the Start-Up Factory™ investment fund. 

Andrea M. Garcia
Company Creation Specialist

Andrea works with entrepreneurs and scientists to help commercialize their innovations, create investable companies, while sourcing new technologies from research institutions. 

Alicia Montoya
Project Manager

Alicia works with Start-Up Factory™ to as a project manager internally for NMSUF and for the newly created startup companies, so they can thrive without missing a step!