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Meet a Mentor & What is the University Center? – UNM Valencia

January 18 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

New Mexico Rainforest University Center Spring Seminar Series

STC.UNM and the Innovation Academy are hosting their spring 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.

About the New Mexico Rainforest University Center

The University Center is a government-funded program providing entrepreneurial training and technical assistance to individuals or small businesses who are looking to start or grow their idea. The platform for the training will be e-commerce, designed to assist any business with its digital presence. The program provides two primary training programs at UNM main and branch campuses: (1) access to taking the “Create. Sell. Bank.” course (for UNM students for credit or community members for certificate) and (2) a series of 12 seminars offered from January thru December.

Seminar Topic: Introduction to the New Mexico Rainforest University Center Program and Meet the Mentor – Alex Roerick

Would you like to start or grow your business? The New Mexico Rainforest University Center can help you do that. Funded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration, STC.UNM and the UNM Innovation Academy are kicking off the spring program with an introduction to the programs and resources that are available under this program. Join us to learn more and meet the mentor for UNM-Valencia, Alex Roerick. If you have an idea for a new business or would like to expand your business, Alex is available for discussions and mentoring on how to move forward.


Speaker: Alex Roerick, Innovation Assistant, STC.UNM

Alex Roerick joined STC in 2017 as an Innovation student intern and is now the Innovation Assistant. He is working towards obtaining his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of New Mexico and plans to further his education after graduation

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

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UNM Valencia
LRC-101C, 280 La Entrada Rd.
Los Lunas, NM 87031 United States
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