BCorp in NM, Code 4 ABQ & Much More

4 min readFeb 25, 2020
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I used to put together a little round-up of entrepreneurial ecosystem events in New Mexico, but between different jobs and other responsibilities, that sort of drifted away. Since I feel obligated to collect them anyway, here are a few New Mexico events I think you should be aware of:

Wanna Be a BCorp? (Tuesday 2/25; 5:30–7:00 PM)
The Alley, 153 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe NM
Santa Fe Innovates is launching an accelerator in Santa Fe to helpf advance startups with a vision of social good. As part of ramping up, they’re producing some great events too. Tuesday night’s event features special guests from a few local Benefit Corporations who’ll discuss the paths they’ve taken and “how business can be a platform for good and growth.”
Sign up at: http://bit.ly/SFInno_BCorpMeetup

Entrepreneurial Wednesday: 1MCABQ & TechNavABQ (Wednesdays; 9:00–10:00 AM; 10:00–11:00 AM)
FatPipeABQ, 200 Broadway Ave., NE, Albuquerque NM
Wednesdays are usually pretty full of entrepreneurial events in Albuquerque and 1 Million Cups is a key piece in that. This weekly event (~49 times each year) features an entrepreneur or two telling their business story: who they are, why they started their business, what it does, how it makes money and how we might be able to help. More at 1mcabq.com
1 Million Cups is nearly always followed by TechNavABQ office hours: a program from City Alive ABQ that offers assistance for entrepreneurs who want to connect with Science, Tech and other local resources.

High Tech Consortium of Southern NM: Del Mackey (Wednesday, 2/26; 4:30–6:00 PM)
Arrowhead Center, 3655 Research Rd., Las Cruces, NM
The High Tech Consortium of Southern New Mexico helps bring together, develop and promote technology business in the southern parts of New Mexico. For this event, they’ve invide Del Mackey, a Senior Economic Development Officer at Arrowhead Center to share info on resources like SBIR and STTR as well as other strategies to help move your innovation or research toward a commercial product.
Find info & sign-up at: http://bit.ly/HTCSNM_Feb2020

CSS Coding Challenge (Thursday, 2/27; 6:30–9:00 PM)
Tractor Brewing Company Wells Park, 1800 4th St. NW, Albuquerque, NM
Deep Dive Coding Bootcamp alums are producing their first “CSS Coding Challenge” with participants given an hour to replicate and improve a CSS design — and connect with others in this fun, fast, challenge event.
Info & sign-up at: http://bit.ly/DDC_CSSChallenge

Albuquerque Wordpress Meetup (Thursday, 2/27; 6:30-8:30 PM)
Ideas and Coffee Coworking Space, 5021 Indian School NE Suite 500, Albuquerque, NM
Automattician Karen Arnold shares the different capabilities of WordPress.org vs. WordPress.com, what’s new and tips on leveraging the many features. (Last Thursday of each month.)
Sign up at: http://bit.ly/ABQWordPress_Feb2020

Sananbio Community Event (Friday, 2/28; 6:00–8:00 PM)
Sananbio 3825 Academy Pkwy S., NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109
Sananbio is bolstering efforts to supply local produce through vertical farming. Join them and other passionate Burqueños for an evening of conversations around the common goal of making fresh, healthy and locally grown food accessible to all.
Learn more at: http://bit.ly/Sananbio_Feb2020

Code for ABQ March Meetup (Monday, 3/2; 6:00–8:00 PM)
RS21 301 Gold Ave SW suite 201, Albuquerque, NM
Code for ABQ is scaling up to look for and develop potential projects in the Albuquerque area — and New Mexico as a whole. This month we learn about local visualization venture, RS21 when we visit their offices.
More at http://bit.ly/C4ABQ_March20

Entrepreneur Storytime: Tartle (Thursday, 3/5; 6:30–8:30 PM)
Low ‘n Slow Lowrider Bar, 125 Washington Ave. Santa Fe, NM
Kick-ass Entrepreneurs invite you to hear the story of TARTLE co-founder Alexander Ramsay McCaig — and also sign up to use their platform to provide valuable feedback — and potentially improve TARTLE as well.
More at http://bit.ly/SFeStorytime_Tartle

Here are a few bigger events that should be on your radar:

WordCamp ABQ (March 20–21)
CNM Smith Brasher Hall

New Mexico Technology Council — Women in Tech

NM Tech Council Women in Tech Celebration (March 26)
Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid

Women Entrepreneurs Mean Business (April 9th)
Las Cruces Convention Center

Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire (May 9th)
EXPO New Mexico

There are way too many events to cover and share, but if there are some I should make a special effort to share, please let me know!




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