How Albuquerque, New Mexico Built an Entrepreneurial Movement From the Ground Up

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Two years ago, New Mexico had no startup accelerators. Now, its largest city is home to a number of hot new companies that are raising tens of millions in VC funding

Turns at Albuquerque: How I Measure My Career

This is going to be BIG.

I love thinking about career paths and how people get from A to B. It''s my favorite thing to teach as well--and I''ll be giving a class at Startup Institute this Tuesday night about it.

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Why Customers Are Flocking to This Southwest Popsicle Shop

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Family-owned Pop Fizz is cooling off scorching-hot Albuquerque with its frozen treats--while trying to revitalize the image of its neighborhood

Why One City's Data Revolution is Good News for Startups

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Albuquerque joins Bloomberg Philanthropies What Works Cities Initiative to expand data innovation. Here is why that is good news for startups

How a Quirky Albuquerque Farm Became a $3 Million Soap Business

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An Albuquerque couple created a line of homegrown beauty products--and a community resource

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Startup Lessons Learned

New Hampshire: Portsmouth New Mexico: Albuquerque New York: Brooklyn Ithaca Manhattan North Carolina: Asheville Charlotte Durham Ohio: Athens Cincinnati, The Brandery, 1141 Vine St. One of the most important things we do with The Lean Startup Conference is make a livestream of the plenary talks available for free to groups around the world, supporting entrepreneurship communities everywhere.

2011 Valuation Survey of North American Angel Groups


Albuquerque. During the summer of 2010, I developed a workshop, A New ACEF Valuation Workshop for Angels and Entrepreneurs. To provide some reference points, I surveyed thirteen angels groups in North American to determine their recent experience in negotiating the pre-money valuation of pre-revenue companies. See the 2010 data reported here: Current Pre-money Valuations of Pre-revenue Companies.

6 Ways to Make Your Own Luck

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How many defied their parents, dropped out of college and moved to Albuquerque to work with the Altair? While luck isn't an exact science, there are certainly ways to cultivate your own luck. Here are six easy ways.

4 Ways to Keep People From Derailing Meetings

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It''s high time you make your team huddles more productive affairs. Here''s how to do it. When is the last time you were in a fantastic meeting?

Can Document Management Restore Consumers’ Trust In Enterprises?


Carlene Patterson, an eFileCabinet customer and owner of Ascension Financial Group in Albuquerque, NM, claims her document management system saves her “over $4,000 a year.” By Jesse Wood, CEO of eFileCabinet.

To Infinity and Beyond: How Entrepreneurism is Making Space Tourism Viable


In 1994 the American Society of Civil Engineers convened with business people in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to discuss the technical and financial feasibility of space tourism, then still a hypothetical concept.

5 Simple Guidelines to Achieve The Right Marketing Mix

Up and Running

For example, I remember a local shoes manufacturer in Albuquerque who set targets of 50 thousand units per month for a newly announced product.

Get More Done: 18 Tips for Telecommuters

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Remote workers weigh in on what helps them amp productivity and stay in touch with the office. Working from home is great on so many levels. Not having to commute saves money and time and can actually make you happier. A plethora of free tools make it dead simple to check in with office teammates.

Hope to Meet Up On the Road

Duct Tape Marketing

I’ll round out the year with events in San Diego, Phoenix and Albuquerque as well as playing a part in the annual HEMP Retreat with Brene Brown.

2011 Valuation Survey of North American Angel Groups

Angel Investing News

Albuquerque. During the summer of 2010, I developed a workshop, A New ACEF Valuation Workshop for Angels and Entrepreneurs. To provide some reference points, I surveyed thirteen angels groups in North American to determine their recent experience in negotiating the pre-money valuation of pre-revenue companies. See the 2010 data reported here: Current Pre-money Valuations of Pre-revenue Companies.

The Difference Between Success and Significance

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Oie Osterkamp recalls that evening in June 2002 when he strode across the stage of an Albuquerque ballroom to shake the hand of Inc.'s Life After the Inc.

Do Things that Don't Scale

Microsoft cant have seemed very impressive when it was just a couple guys in Albuquerque writing Basic interpreters for a market of a few thousand hobbyists (as they were then called), but in retrospect that was the optimal path to dominating microcomputer software. Want to start a startup? Get funded by Y Combinator. July 2013 One of the most common types of advice we give at Y Combinator is to do things that dont scale.

Looking for a new product management job?

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UX Designer (contractor) @ Rhodes Group, a Tricore Reference Lab company (Remote or Albuquerque NM) Keywords: health, healthcare, medical, UI, UX [link]. Director, Product Marketing @ Rhodes Group, a Tricore Reference Lab company (Remote or Albuquerque NM) Keywords: director, health, healthcare, marketing, product [link]. If you are a great product person looking for a great product job, or vice versa, check out our job board.

Why Location Matters Less Than You Think

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If that means flying to meet with entrepreneurs in Albuquerque instead of New York, then I’m more than happy to book my ticket There are plenty of good reasons to start your company far away from one of the major tech hubs. Even if it''s a tech business.

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I’m Speaking at IBM’s Smart Camp on May 18, 2011


I just got back from a conference put on by one of the Austin Technology Incubators funders, the Economic Development Agency, held in Albuquerque. I speak on many panels and serve as a judge at many competitions, and I wish I had time to write more about them. I was on a panel and served as a discussion moderator at one of the round tables they held. I’ll be writing about that one in the next week or so.

3 Ways to Make the Most of Downtime at the Airport

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Dallas, Albuquerque and Raleigh''s airports have led the charge to help people find peace and say "namaste" while on the go. Sure, you have places to go and people to see. But airports surprisingly boast some oases of calm. When you''re on the go, it can be hard to hit the pause button.

This Week’s Trip to Santa Fe

Feld Thoughts

While I’m there I’m going to do a handful of entrepreneurial events that have been arranged by a variety of folks but really spearheaded by Doruk Aytulu as described in his post Brad Feld is Coming to Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Los Alamos. Following is the schedule: - Wednesday March 31st @ 5:30pm: Beers with Brad in Albuquerque at Blackbird Buvette. Amy and I love Santa Fe.

Book Notes: An Economist Gets Lunch

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The environment is better off if the residents of Albuquerque import most of their food from far away.

Episode 77: Transitioning from Check-by-Check to Profitability with Keith Fear

Mike Michalowicz

Additionally, he owns World Balloon in Albuquerque, the company that introduced balloon rides to Albuquerque 41 years ago, Pueblo Balloons in Taos, New Mexico which flies in the spectacular Rio Grande Gorge daily, and finally Verde Valley Balloons in beautiful Cottonwood Arizona, south of Sedona.

Green Chile Burgers: A Recipe For Success


We begin our journey back to Albuquerque. By Bruce Hodes, CEO of CMI Teamwork Chicago and author of “ Front Line Heroes “. The New Mexican light is sharply bright with deep dark shadows at three in the afternoon on this June day.

Why Old-School Communication Skills Are The Competitive Edge New Grads Need


Your client in Albuquerque is always moody. by Geoffrey Tumlin, author of “ Stop Talking, Start Communicating: Counterintuitive Secrets to Success in Business and in Life “ You’ve just graduated from college and are (justifiably) proud of your accomplishment.

Back in March 2007, I registered 1000+ of the best Twitter Usernames

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Albuquerque. Tweet UPDATE : Note, as mentioned below, most of these usernames have been taken away from me. I can not help you get them, so please don’t contact me about them. If they are in a ‘suspended’ state, you can likely get them from Twitter. Otherwise, if they are being used, then they likely were already taken by someone. This is a fun little story from my past that I thought I would finally share.

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Flush With Funds, Lyft Pushes Through Two-Dozen Launches

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Lyft, the community-driver platform known for its spunky attitude and pink mustaches on drivers'' hoods, is launching in 24 different midsize American cities Thursday, from Albuquerque to Virginia Beach. The pink mustaches are coming to 24 new markets, from Jacksonville to Spokane.

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Escape From Cubicle Nation

Thomas Strich presented and displayed a public art proposal to make a whimsical rocket launch site for the City of Albuquerque, and then featured this proposal on his new website.

Meet Companies Behind That Historic Space Jump

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ATA Aerospace : A joint venture of Albuquerque-based Applied Technology Associates and ASRC Aerospace, ATA , which reportedly generated $37.3 Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner set world records with his 24-mile jump--these are the businesses that helped him make history.

How China's Cultural Revolution Stirred Entrepreneur Ping Fu

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Expelled from China at 25 because of her research into forced abortions, Fu fetched up in Albuquerque with no money and no English. In her new memoir--and this Q&A--entrepreneur Ping Fu describes her journey from communist China to co-found Geomagic, a 3D imaging and design company.

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How Startups Can Sell to Large Companies

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Their first customer: the manufacturer of the Altair 8800 personal computer, MITS in Albuquerque. Selling to large companies is the dream of many entrepreneurs. It’s not easy, and they have reasons to be afraid of it. My advice is that they overcome their fears and try.

How to Win a Trademark Battle Against a Goliath

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However, Basis Software out of Albuquerque has used the same name, albeit with a small x at the end, for 26 years in its software systems that now target smartphones (including BlackBerrys) as well as other platforms.

How to unlock your creative genius

Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing

Dr. Rex Jung, a research scientist at the Mind Research Network in Albuquerque says; “The brain appears to be an efficient superhighway that gets you from Point A to Point B” when it comes to intelligence, Dr. Jung explained. We are all creative but our human experience filters, and conscious mind, block out creative bursts. We are much more creative while sleeping when the subconscious mind is free to think outside the box and associate thought fragments in totally new ways.

Technology Ventures Corporation

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TVC has grown to 3 main offices in New Mexico (Albuquerque), California (Livermore ), and Nevada (Las Vegas). Technology Ventures Corporation (TVC) is an startup's best friend. TVC provides startup consulting services, a recruiting service and monthly seminars focused on helping startups improve their businesses and raise capital. All of TVC's services are provided at no cost (and no equity either) to the entrepreneur.

Allen's Blog: Commandment #5: Create the "Aha" Early

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A few guys in Albuquerque, mostly a college dropout and a guy from P&G, are going to beat IBM, and everyone else, badly, and create one of the worlds most valuable businesses and the worlds largest personal fortune. Allens Blog. « Commandment #4: Know Your Audience | Main. Intermission » January 16, 2005. Commandment #5: Create the "Aha" Early.