In fall 2018, UNM Rainforest Innovations and the Innovation Academy received funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) University Center Economic Development Program to support the development of the New Mexico Rainforest University Center.
The New Mexico Rainforest EDA University Center has been developed and implemented throughout the state of New Mexico via the University of New Mexico (UNM) in Albuquerque and its branch campuses in Gallup, Los Lunas, Los Alamos and Taos, providing entrepreneurial training and mentoring to students, entrepreneurs and community members. The University Center offers monthly webinars covering various entrepreneurial topics and the opportunity for participants to earn an Entrepreneurial Capabilities Certificate. So far, 26 participants have received their certificates and the NM Rainforest University Center is hoping to continue providing entrepreneurial training and certificates to more individuals.
The Entrepreneurial Capabilities Certificate series is free and open to the UNM and greater New Mexico community via live Zoom meetings or recordings on the NM Rainforest website. In order to receive a certificate, participants must view seven or more seminars via livestream or on our YouTube channel and complete the associated quizzes. All material can be found on the NM Rainforest website and have also recently been transferred to a Google Classroom platform for an improved user experience.
If you are interested in earning your Entrepreneurial Capabilities Certificate through UNM Rainforest Innovations and the UNM Innovation Academy, we recommend starting with these trainings:
- How to Generate a Business Idea
- How to Write, Practice and Record Your Pitch
- Market Analysis
- Business Model Canvas
- How to Start and File an LLC
- Taxes and Business Start-ups
- Intellectual Property 101
- Design Thinking
View the complete library of recordings and quizzes at: http://loborainforest.com/nmrainforest/videos/