The BioScience Center and NM Business Incubators

Did you know there are numerous business incubators and accelerators throughout New Mexico that can help you start or grow your small business? A list of most of the incubators and acceleration programs with links to their websites are provided below. Some of the incubators are mixed-use, such as WESST and SFBI, assisting a range […]

Startup Genome – Put your Startup on the map!

Startup Genome is a free and open platform for collecting, curating and analyzing data about the startups, entrepreneurs, investors and community enablers in your local startup community.  It provides a real asset map of the actors that make the startup environment what it is, or what it could be. It shows how our startups and […]

Should & how your startup work with China?

In the past 20 years, China has transformed itself from an impoverished country into a world superpower, and the trend continues. China possesses large markets and surplus capital; however, for startups in NM to take advantage of these opportunities, a thorough understanding of the Chinese business culture and working with trusting Chinese firms and entrepreneurs […]

SUNM009 – Community Driven Business Model – Interview with Deborah Reese of Convivium Coworking

Listen Online or Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe to this podcast in iTunes (Desktop, Mobile, or iPad) In this episode I interview Deborah Reese of Convium Coworking. Deborah generously shares her journey in a very open way. Her insights into openness and transparency are inspiring. She shares how she learned to be a collaborator, and how […]

SUNM008 – A Strong Founding Team – Customers in 62 Countries In Just 3 Years – Interview with Travis Kellerman of Lavu

Listen Online or Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe to this podcast in iTunes (Desktop, Mobile, or iPad) Our eigth guest is Travis Kellerman. Travis is the Senior Vice President of Operations for Lavu, which makes POSLavu. He shares his journey over the last 3 years – helping to find customers in 62 different countries. As an […]

SUNM007 – Brand Strategy, A Recipe for Success: Interview with Maralyn Beck of Digital Communication Strategies

Listen Online or Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe to this podcast in iTunes (Desktop, Mobile, or iPad) In this interview, Maralyn Beck of Digital Communications Strategies shares insights into brand and content strategies for the digital age. Maralyn is a native of New Mexico, and has done digital strategy work for Eclipse Aviation, Honda Motors, and […]

SUNM006 – Pitching an Investor Is a Lot Like a First Date: Interview with Lawrence Chavez, CEO of Lotus Leaf Coatings

Listen Online or Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe to this podcast in iTunes (Desktop, Mobile, or iPad) This week our guest is Lawrence Chavez.  Lawrence is a seasoned investor in the venture capital and angel investment worlds.  He is also currently the CEO of Lotus Leaf Coatings, a startup developing and marketing high tech superhydrophobic and […]

SUNM005 – Just Get Started, Boot-Strapping to Serve Local Business: Interview with Vincent Trujillo of Go Local Boom

Listen Online or Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe to this podcast in iTunes (Desktop, Mobile, or iPad)   This week’s guest is Vincent Trujillo, founder of Go Local Boom.  Vincent has a background in municipal, real estate, and start up finance.  Vincent also hosts a weekly radio show called the Go Local Boom radio hour. One […]

SUNM004 – Increase Your Influence – Find Your Voice: Interview with Pat McNamara of Slide12

In this episode Pat McNamara, founder of Slide 12 shares his insights from 30 years of experience in delivering compelling messages.  Pat’s message will help entrepreneurs, or anyone, communicate in a way that conveys more of what interests the intended audience. Pat shares stories and insights into the following topics: “Energetic Empathy” – focus on your […]

SUNM003 – Startup Weekend Albuquerque Edition

The Startup Weekend Albuquerque event was held in downtown Albuquerque from June 21st-June 23rd, 2013.  This episode includes interviews with many of the participants.  A wide cross section of entrepreneurs came together for 54 hours of fast-paced business development. Interviews in this episode include: A group that came up from Las Cruces, NM for the […]

SUNM002 – Interview With Lisa Adkins (Food Sentry)

Lisa Adkins, Chief Technology Officer of Food Sentry, shares some sobering facts about our food supply safety.  We discuss the ways that Food Sentry is addressing these issues.  We also talk about hurdles, successes, and lessons learned while getting Food Sentry off the ground.   Links from the show: Food Sentry website