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NM Rainforest Seminar – How Entrepreneurship Can Be Healing

Monday, April 24, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Owner of Bidii Baby Foods, Zachariah Ben will share about his journey with entrepreneurship and how starting his company has helped him heal

About this event

In this seminar, Zachariah Ben, Owner of Bidii Baby Foods, LLC, will share about his journey in entrepreneurship and how starting this company Bidii Baby Foods has been a healing experience for him.

Note: This event will be held IN-PERSON at UNM-Gallup and VIRTUALLY via Zoom. To tune in virtually visit: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88478125979

New Mexico Rainforest Tribal Entrepreneurship Enhancement Program

UNM Rainforest Innovations and the Tribal Entrepreneurship Enhancement Program are hosting the spring 2023 series. Building from the foundation of the NM Rainforest EDA University Center Program, the New Mexico Rainforest Tribal Entrepreneurship Enhancement Program provides entrepreneurial support to coal-impacted and tribal communities throughout New Mexico in an effort to promote entrepreneurship as a means for economic development and job growth in historically under-served communities.

Seminars are free and open to the public via in-person web access, but registration is required. If you would like to learn more about the Tribal Entrepreneurship Program and get connected with a Tribal Liaison, please contact Cecilia Pacheco at cpacheco@innovations.unm.edu.

About Zachariah Ben:

Zach is a member of the Navajo Nation and is a sixth-generation traditional farmer and sand painter in Shiprock, New Mexico. He is of the “Giant People,” born for the “Red Running into Water” clan. His maternal grandfather’s clan is the “Red House People,” and his paternal grandfather is of the “Salt People.” Zach has over 10 years of experience in traditional farming and is the owner and founder of Bidii Baby Foods, LLC, a Navajo-registered business that sells organic, indigenous baby foods. In addition to working as a Tribal Liaison, he is a member of the state-led Family Leadership Council where he works with other families to address early childhood issues through action and advocacy.

Program funded by a grant administered by the Economic Development Administration


Monday, April 24, 2023
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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UNM Rainforest Innovations


UNM Gallup
705 Gurley Ave
Gallup, NM 87301 United States
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