CATALYSTS FOR CHANGE
Albuquerque is full of ingenuity and discovery, where ideas meet action. Here, you’re encouraged to dream, collaborate and thrive.
The Albuquerque metro area is celebrating a vibrant evolution in economic development. Learn more about the city’s burgeoning entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Jump Start Your Business
If you want to start a business, or if you’re a seasoned entrepreneur, then Albuquerque is the place for you! We welcome you with open arms and invite you to be a part of the exciting energy and incredible programs supporting the local startup scene.
Business Incubators & Coworking
- FatPipe ABQ
FatPipe ABQ is a coworking facility. Bring your vision to life in this collaborative space, working among like-minded people with whom you can share ideas and resources.
- BioScience Center
The BioScience Center is the only incubator/accelerator in New Mexico focused on nurturing bioscience and life-science startups.
SINC is a nonprofit startup incubator that supports entrepreneurs launching social impact ventures.
The WESST Enterprise Center helps businesses survive and thrive during the critical start-up phase. This includes workshops, consulting and more.
- Keshet Ideas and Innovation Center
This program supports and strengthens arts entrepreneurs on their path for sustainability by championing the value of the artist and the arts economy.
ABQid offers a business accelerator program, bootcamps for entrepreneurs and collaborative sessions called “Idea Hacks.”
- Creative Startups
Founded in 2007, Creative Startups reaches a global audience with workshops, seminars and the Creative Startups Accelerator to build the creative economy.
Hautecelerator helps female entrepreneurs establish the best foundation, revenue models and positioning necessary to accelerate the growth and scale of their business.
- IGNITE Community Accelerator
The IGNITE 12-week program provides entrepreneurs with business skills to move their companies forward, faster.
- New Mexico Startup Factory
This program helps bridge the gap between the research coming out of our national laboratories and the commercialization of technologies.
- Village Capital
Village Capital puts entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, and stakeholders side-by-side so they can solve problems together.
- One Million Cups
Every Wednesday morning at 9 a.m., come meet and hear from local founders of startups, enjoy coffee and connect with resources to help you grow your business.
The local chapter hosts interesting and relevant meetups that highlight the rich creative community of New Mexico.
- Impact & Coffee
Join in the first three Tuesdays of each month for an open, welcoming exchange of stories and ideas that help strengthen the nonprofit sector.
- Mentorship Mondays
Anyone who needs support and guidance in their business has an opportunity to be heard and given direction every Monday afternoon.
- TAZA: Bilingual Entrepreneurial Networking Events
This weekly event at the South Valley Economic Development Center allows local Spanish-speaking business owners to hear from others in the community.
Resources & Spaces
- Built in New Mexico
The grassroots organization showcases the people and companies building great products in New Mexico, and connects local talent with jobs.
- CNM STEMulus Center
From Deep Dive Coding Bootcamps to the Brew School, the STEMulus Center offers a variety of training programs to help people build valuable skills.
- Innovate ABQ
Nicknamed a “rainforest in the desert,” Innovate ABQ is a physical space where researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs thrive.
- The New Mexico Technology Council
NMTC works with businesses, organizations and tech professionals to promote New Mexico’s technology business sector.
- Verge Fund
Verge brings together the best entrepreneurs – as investors, founders, managers and advisors – to develop world-class companies in New Mexico.
- The Verge Building
The Verge Building offers tenants fast, flexible tech office space in the heart of downtown’s Innovation Central district.
- Rail Yards Market
Built in the old rail yard downtown, the Rail Yards Market is open every Sunday and features New Mexico’s finest food, artisans, healing vendors, musicians and more.
Albuquerque’s hackerspace promotes creativity and invention, offering a space to make things at the intersections of science, culture, art and technology.