Author: cpacheco

December 10, 2019 cpacheco

By STC, December 10, 2019 A group of entrepreneurially-minded faculty and students recently completed training through the University of New Mexico’s I-Corps site program. On November 25, 16 commercialization teams gave final presentations to program mentors, experienced entrepreneurs and investors, who gave the participants valuable feedback to help them take their inventions to the next…

December 10, 2019 cpacheco

By STC, December 3, 2019 Albuquerque – December 3, 2019.  During an inspiring night at the Lobo Rainforest Building in downtown Albuquerque, five student entrepreneur teams went head to head and pitched their big ideas to an audience of business leaders, entrepreneurs and enthusiastic supporters. The Comcast Pitch Deck Competition was co-hosted by STC.UNM and the…

December 10, 2019 cpacheco

By STC, December 6, 2019 In 2018, STC.UNM and the Innovation Academy received a grant from the federal Economic Development Administration (EDA) to support student and community entrepreneurs and provide training and technical assistance at all UNM campuses.  The grant funds the New Mexico Rainforest EDA University Center, a training program in the fundamentals of…

November 25, 2019 cpacheco

                    Albuquerque – November 25, 2019 – On December 2, New Mexico’s university students will have a new opportunity to compete for prize money to fund their early-stage, promising business ventures.   STC.UNM and the UNM Innovation Academy will co-host the Comcast Pitch Deck Competition. This year,…

January 29, 2019 cpacheco

‘Design. Build. Bank’ focus of spring break class at UNM’s Innovation Academy  January 28, 2019 Spend your spring break creating ways to make money instead of finding ways to spend it. The UNM Innovation Academy, in partnership with the School of Architecture, Liberal Arts and Integrative Studies, and University College is offering a new class where…

January 23, 2019 cpacheco

The new year at UNM main and branches campuses is off to a good start with the launch of a new statewide program that promises to boost entrepreneurial activity in communities across the state.   The NM Rainforest University Center Program is funded by a grant from the federal Economic Development Administration (EDA) and will…

August 29, 2018 cpacheco

Mark Chavez, CEO of one of New Mexico’s newest startups, wants to change the way we think about and use social media, and he’s come back to Albuquerque to develop what could be a disruptive innovation on a global scale.  Read about Ellen Marks’ fascinating August 27, 2018 interview, “One-on-One with Mark Chavez,” from the Albuquerque…

August 29, 2018 cpacheco

On August 25, 2017, the Lobo Rainforest Building officially opened its doors to the  UNM and New Mexico innovation and entrepreneurial communities.  The building currently has a 100% occupancy rate for tenants located on the first floor and for the 310 students living in the apartments on the upper floors. Since 2012, STC has been…