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Entrepreneurs and Companies


Ingenuity Software Labs



Building modern custom software, apps and sites to power your world.

Your custom software development partner - we craft high-value, affordable software and websites that grow your business.

John Mierzwa & Lisa Adkins


OpenEye Scientific Software, Inc.



OpenEye has built a solid reputation as a scientific leader in the field of molecular design delivering useful applications & programming toolkits.

Anthony Nicholls


Tech Engagement Office | AFRL NM



Air Force Research Laboratory is the Air Force’s only organization wholly dedicated to leading the discovery, development and integration of warfighting technologies for our air, space and cyberspace. AFRL is comprised of nine directorates located across the country. AFRL New Mexico is the proud home of two of those directorates: Directed Energy and Space Vehicles.
In addition to work in the laboratory, we are dedicated to advanced technology through partnerships with the private sector, academia and entrepreneurs through our various economic development initiatives.
We are also committed to building the next generation of scientists and engineers through our outstanding STEM programs and out STEM outreach activities.

Matt Fetrow


Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Expo



E3 is an opportunity to bring together entrepreneurs, entrepreneur support organizations (ESOs), investors, partners, companies, mentors—i.e. people – to share their work and ideas and build connections within Albuquerque’s growing entrepreneurial ecosystem. Due to the success of E3 in its 2019 pilot year, future bi-monthly events will showcase new ideas and opportunities and the progress that has been made in building this ecosystem. E3 serves as a learning/networking experience for all who attend.

Albuquerque Community Foundation





At MediaDesk we are makers. We make websites, graphics and videos. We make communications strategies and identities for organizations. And what makes us different is our commitment to the stories that connect us. We work with clients and causes we believe in to craft and share stories that power positive change.

José Viramontes & Sommer Smith


STEM Boomerang



STEM Boomerang was founded in 2017 with the mission to create networks of opportunity for STEM Professionals through recruitment and repatriation of New Mexico's high-tech workforce.

Magie Werner-Washburne


Matchbox Marketing



This is Matchbox Marketing. We focus on creative design, innovative marketing, strategic social media, content creation and relationship building in Albuquerque. We love our city, the creative economy and the entrepreneurs paving the way for future generations. We will market your business while you create,

Denise Nava & Hallee Nguyen





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. See our latest News for up to date information, and Contact us today to find out more!

John Freisinger


ABQid | powered by CNM Ingenuity



Activate New Mexico companies range from those empowering sales people in their day to day, to a whole new approach to designing websites, to a fully immersive online language-learning service. Our software startups are looking for business and technical cofounders who want a real challenge working to build off the work done by the founders who have come through our intense 8-week session.

We love New Mexico, and we believe entrepreneur-led economic development creates opportunities that lead to prosperity.
We identify and develop high-growth, early-stage businesses and invest in them with the knowledge, resources, and connections they need to succeed. Toward this end we offer a variety of programming open to the public, as well as collaborative programs such as Hyperspace Challenge and ActivateNM.

TJ Cook


Nusenda Foundation


Nusenda Credit Union isn’t your typical banking experience; we look for ways to go above and beyond to serve you. We’re proud to offer you all the high quality banking tools and solutions that you’d receive from a big bank. And because we’re a not-for-profit, we pay back earnings to you in the form of higher savings rates and lower loan rates.

We are continually reinventing what we do and how we do it to better serve our members. Guided by the seven cooperative principles of credit unions, we are committed to rewarding those we serve. Watch the video below to learn more about our give-back philosophy.

Joe Christian

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