Strategic Partners


ABQid, Albuquerque’s premier funding accelerator, is an intensive, three-month program, which supports high-growth startup companies in finding the most rapid and efficient paths to market with the ultimate goal of acquiring additional funding from a network of investors.


Accion, serving Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas, is an award winning micro lender dedicated to funding small business owners to start, operate and grow their businesses.

Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce

The award winning Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce promotes economic development through a wide range of educational workshops, networking events and access to numerous business resources with an emphasis on the Hispanic and Small Business Community in Albuquerque and New Mexico.

Bernalillo County Economic Development Department

The Bernalillo County Economic Development works to protect taxpayers and foster business start-up, expansion and retention in the unincorporated areas of the county.

Center for Nonprofit Excellence

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence is the premier nonprofit support organization in the state. The CNPE strengthens the capabilities and capacity of nonprofits so they can more effectively achieve their missions through numerous programs including training workshops, resource directories, job information, and links to volunteer opportunities, etc.

The Loan Fund

The Loan Fund is an award-winning micro lender that has helped hundreds of financially underserved small businesses in New Mexico who are typically unable to access credit through banks or credit unions.

New Mexico Networking Links

NM NetLinks features 2,000+ links to local business resources including the Albuquerque Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, a directory of 500+ professional associations, the 150+ largest employers in the state with 150+ FTEs, technology associations and other business organizations and resources. etc. Sign up for a free email with recommendations to 50+ networking events every month.

New Mexico Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

The NMSBDC offers a wide range of services statewide including start-ups and small businesses mentoring (through 20 local SBDC offices), access to global trade resources (through the International Business Accelerator located in Santa Teresa, NM), and information and connections to Federal, State, Local and County government contracts (through the Procurement Technical Assistance Program’s six offices statewide).

New Mexico Technology Council

The New Mexico Technology Council (“Tech Council” or NMTC) is a member-driven association of businesses, organizations and tech professionals working together to promote the growth and success of New Mexico’s technology business sectors.

Santa Fe Business Incubator

The Santa Fe Business Incubator is a non-profit economic development organization providing entrepreneurial support services tailored to emerging companies in a wide range of industries, networking events, strong media relationships, access to the business and government communities, on-site business seminars and workshops, and office, lab, and light manufacturing space.


SCORE offers the nation's largest, network of free, expert business mentors. If you're just starting a business, SCORE mentors can provide the practical action plan, education and tools you need to open your doors and establish a customer base. Already own a business? Our volunteer mentors can help identify ways to increase profit, improve employee and customer satisfaction, and achieve work/ life balance.

State of New Mexico Economic Development Department

The New Mexico Economic Development Department provide tools, programs and research to assist you in starting and expanding your business.


Created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading,” TEDxABQ’s events are designed to celebrate New Mexico’s communities, organizations, and individuals. Locally organized TED-like experiences provide an opportunity to stimulate dialogue and foster connections between attendees, speakers, partners and volunteers.

UNM Anderson School of Management

The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico is dedicated to excellence in professional management education. At the Anderson School, faculty, staff, and students are committed to shaping the intellect and character of the next generation of business leaders, advancing the knowledge and practice of management excellence.

UNM Executive & Professional Education Center

The UNM Anderson School of Management - Executive and Professional Education Center (EPEC) is dedicated to developing business leaders and cultivating their ability to thrive in a competitive global environment. Our exceptional students, renowned faculty, accomplished alumni, prominent business partners, and dedicated staff work together to provide the highest quality educational resources to serve New Mexico's business community.

UNM Bureau of Business & Economic Research

BBER is committed to contributing to the understanding of economic and demographic issues in New Mexico by collecting and disseminating information, providing technical expertise, and analyzing and conducting applied research for a diverse constituency including community organizations, businesses, labor unions, government officials, academia, students and others.

UNM Small Business Plan Competition

The UNM Business Plan Competition offers a high-profile, real-world challenge at the University of New Mexico where student teams present business ideas to judges from the local entrepreneurial, industry and government sectors to compete for startup funding and other prizes in two competitive categories.

WESST Enterprise Center

WESST is a statewide small business development and training organization committed to growing New Mexico’s economy by cultivating entrepreneurship. WESST programs include a access to capital, a 37,500 sq. ft. incubator for growing small businesses to find a home, small business consulting, training workshops and a state-of-the-heart digital studio.