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

January 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 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 – Stacy Sacco

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-Taos, Stacy Sacco. If you have an idea for a new business or would like to expand your business, Stacy is available for discussions and mentoring on how to move forward.

Speaker: Stacy Sacco, Director, UNM Small Business Institute


Stacy teaches entrepreneurial studies at the Anderson School of Management, serves as the Director of the UNM Small Business Institute and is President of Sacco Connections, a management consulting firm. Stacy previously held senior marketing management positions at several Fortune 500 companies in Orange County, Calif., for over 20 years, and locally, at the CNM Workforce Training Center, Kirtland Federal Credit Union and the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce. Stacy holds an MBA from Pepperdine University, a bachelor’s in marketing from the University of Arizona, and toured two years with the global leadership program Up With People.

Stacy is the site mentor for UNM-Taos. 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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January 16
10:30 am - 11:30 am
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UNM Taos
1157 County Road 110
Taos, NM 87557 United States
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