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Entrepreneurs and Companies


NM Energy Manufacturing Consortium-Institute



NM Energy Manufacturing Consortium/NM Energy Manufacturing Institute
The NM Energy Manufacturing Consortium (NEMCon) and the NM Energy Manufacturing Institute (NEMI) are non-profit organizations that are working together with other state entities to create an infrastructure in support of a NM manufacturing industrial complex for the energy sector. As a value-creating element of the infrastructure, NEMCon champions the commercialization of advanced energy technology from lab to market, using state-of-the-art materials, processes and technologies. NEMI is a community of energy and energy-related manufacturers in the state that work together to grow their own businesses and strategically create and maintain a strong, reliable local supply chain. The NEMI community is the feedstock from which the foundation for a strong infrastructure is built which will expand existing businesses, create new businesses, or recruit businesses to New Mexico.

Bobbie Williams


Sandia National Labs



National security is our business. We apply science to help detect, repel, defeat, or mitigate threats.
For more than 70 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation's most challenging security issues.
Sandia National Laboratories is operated and managed by National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Honeywell International, Inc. National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia operates Sandia National Laboratories as a contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and supports numerous federal, state, and local government agencies, companies, and organizations.

James S. Peery

The Sugabom

The Sugabom



I founded The Sugabom with the express purpose of providing delicious "Old School" baking. Every Product is important to me. I want to give everyone a happy, delicious explosion in their mouth!

Stacy Allyson Taylor


Electric Playhouse



Step out of your ordinary into a world previously only possible in dreams. Electric Playhouse is an all-ages dining, gaming and recreation wonderland that requires no goggles or equipment to transport you to another reality. Lightning has struck–and now you can discover the future of fun for yourself.

John-Mark Collins


TriCore Reference Laboratories



TriCore is an independent, not-for-profit full-service reference laboratory serving hospitals, physicians, medical groups and nursing homes throughout the southwest. TriCore offers an extensive menu of laboratory tests with more than 1,700 different options ranging from routine screens for cholesterol and blood sugar to highly specialized – or esoteric – services, such as DNA testing. Services cover clinical pathology, anatomic pathology and drug testing. TriCore employs more than 1100 people throughout its labs and patient care centers.

TriCore is more than a lab; we are the Southwest’s clinical information company offering expertise in population health management and targeted intervention. We play an active role in New Mexico’s community by offering quality lab outreach, innovative research technologies, and a data repository that enables actionable clinical knowledge.

Dr. Michael J. Crossey

Wacinque Amistad Kaizen

KaizenRhino Solutions International Consultancy



KaizenRhino Solutions International Consultancy is a social impact venture focused on poverty eradication with asset building ownership and financial education producing 'income for generations and generations to come' KRSIC offers 5 lines of service beginning with 1. GPIA (Global Permanent Investment Account) a self directed, lifecycle managed (prenatal-15-30-30-30-bequeath) basket holding any number of dividends paying stocks. 2. Companion financial coaching through O2IFC (One 2 Infinity Financial Coach) 3. Bookend with Risk Management through owning Lifecycle managed Term Life Insurance 4. FHC (Financial Heritage Celebrations) GPIA Day-Dividend Stock Month-World Savings Day-Passbook Savings Day-UJAMAA 5. WFC ( Warrior Financial Coach) for military and federal civil service members using TSP and BRS.

Wacinque Amistad Kaizen BeMende


Insight Lighting



Since our inception in 1991, our mission has been simple and consistent. To create the finest lighting solutions for today’s architecture. Our journey has taken us to amazing places and our lighting fixture designs have been used on some of the world’s most notable structures. Lighting professionals have entrusted us to meet the challenges of the application and the environment. Our mantra is to develop instruments that punctuate, decorate, and celebrate the architectural vision.

Geoff Patterson





NTx™ is a Santa Fe-based R&D, bioinformatics and biomanufacturing startup company that develops and advances a unique platform for research scale to mid-scale, host-independent biological manufacturing.

Alex Koglin


Ecosphere Environmental Services, Inc.



Ecosphere is a full-service environmental consulting firm that specializes in environmental compliance and permitting, natural resources consulting, public outreach and participation, and environmental planning and monitoring. For more than 35 years Ecosphere has provided environmental consulting services to a variety of industries, Tribes and governmental agencies across the western U.S. The company possesses a highly qualified and technically diverse staff with expertise in National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analyses, Endangered Species Act (ESA), Clean Water Act (CWA) compliance and permitting, and Geographic Information System (GIS) services. The firm has a diverse client base comprising local and federal government agencies, public and private utilities, renewable energy companies and telecommunications, including fiber optics, extractive industries (oil, natural gas, and mining), real estate developers, banks, tribal organizations, and private landowners.

Mike Fitzgerald


Los Alamos National Laboratory



As a Federally Funded Research and Development Center, we align our strategic plan with priorities set by the Department of Energy (DOE), the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), and key relevant national strategy guidance documents, such as the Nuclear Posture Review, the National Security Strategy, and the Blueprint for a Secure Energy Future.

As the senior laboratory in the DOE system, we execute work in all of DOE’s missions: national security, science, energy, and environmental management. Our contributions are part of what makes DOE a science, technology, and engineering powerhouse for the nation.

Thomas Mason


Activate New Mexico


ActivateNM is an accelerator and incubator program powered by CNM Ingenuity. The program is designed on the pillars of Build, Disrupt, and Community. We're here to help tech founders build valuable businesses that are going to disrupt a particular market through big visions and innovative, transformative ideas. We also believe that entrepreneurs are more likely to succeed when they are surrounded by a community of support. ActivateNM is committed to nurturing New Mexico's entrepreneurial community and thus, promoting prosperity in our state.

TJ Cook


InterGalactic Cultural Relations Institute



The InterGalactic Cultural Relations Institute is a wishful organization - currently functioning as a nonprofit with a fiscal agent, but maybe turning into a small business - Imagining the role of art and culture in outer space.

Primary Co-Founder


Live! Crew Productions


Live! Crew Productions is specializes in providing support for live event promotions and marketing. We also have a hand in digital media creation, talent support services for actors, and event production.

Joe Gallegos


Green Theme Technologies Inc



Green Theme Technologies Inc (GTT) develops, licenses and manufactures environmentally-friendly finishing treatment for outdoor apparel (Marmot, Black Diamond, Spyder, Jack Wolfskin), automotive textiles, fashion apparel (Ralph Lauren), military and first-responder textiles (Kevlar and Nomex), and athletic apparel (Adidas). We have a production/R&D/HQ center in New Mexico and licensee/production facilities in Europe, Asia and North America. We have the only water-free, fluorocarbon-free dyeing and water-repellent finishing technology in the world. We have openings for chemists, chemical engineers, designers, and field support engineers.

Gary S Selwyn


Las Golondrinas Pie Company



Sweet and savory pies baked fresh from scratch using mostly local and organic New Mexico ingredients. Products can be purchased primarily at the Downtown Growers Market and Railyards Markets from April to November. Special order and catering available. Pie flavors vary depending on availability of seasonal fruit.

Andrea Bernal





BennuBio – Sound Science Delivered
Flow cytometry is the most powerful tool for analysis of cellular populations, but there is still is a wealth of untapped potential for additional applications. BennuBio Inc. has greatly expanded the power of flow cytometry by developing instruments that can use the flow cytometry paradigm to analyze samples regardless of particle size or sample volume. Moreover, these instruments simplify workflows to save time and money. Our gentle approach retains sample viability and morphology while analyzing at considerably faster rates. Thereby, improving diagnostics, decreasing time to markets and accelerating fundamental health science research. Our initial technology has been funded by a series of NIH grants and investment by Tramway Venture Partners, Cottonwood Technology Fund, and Sun Mountain Capital.

Steven Graves


Virgin Galactic



We are a part of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, and with our sister companies – The Spaceship Company and Virgin Orbit – we are developing and operating a new generation of space vehicles to open space for everyone.

We are comprised of hundreds of dedicated and passionate professionals, united in creating the world’s first commercial spaceline. Our mission – to be the spaceline for Earth – means we focus on using space for good, while delivering an unparalleled customer experience.

Through our work, we believe we can help inspire future generations and make it possible to see our beautiful home planet from a new perspective.

George Whitesides


New Mexico Consortium (NMC)



Established in 2006, the New Mexico Consortium (NMC) partners with Los Alamos National Laboratory in order to develop, implement and continually improve models that encourage and support collaborative research across its partner institutions, including the University of New Mexico, New Mexico State University and the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Science is increasingly collaborative; tackling problems at a large scale requires cross-institutional, cross-disciplinary teams. The NMC was formed to anticipate what it takes for LANL, universities and industry to work together.

Dr. Steven Buelow


Innovate ABQ



InnovateABQ is a public-private partnership created to develop a 7-acre innovation district in downtown Albuquerque to foster economic development and job creation in New Mexico. The site is intended to help put the region on a path to higher growth by improving the productivity of people and firms in ways that lead to better incomes and living standards for all.
This vision includes more than 720,000 square feet of physically-compact, technically-wired, walkable space devoted to bringing together initiatives from New Mexico’s innovators to foster the creation of long-term, job-creating ventures and increase access to opportunity for the entire community.

John Freisinger


Indica Labs



Indica Labs software solutions provide fast, quantitative evaluation of whole slide tissues using HALO and HALO AI for image analysis and HALO Link to manage images, data, and facilitate collaboration. With unmatched ease-of-use and scalability, pharmaceutical, healthcare, and research organizations worldwide are using HALO for high-throughput, whole-slide image quantification in areas such as oncology, immuno-oncology, neuroscience, ophthalmology, metabolism, respiratory, and toxicological pathology.

Steven Hashagen

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