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Vote to Accelerate Albuquerque!

You should have heard that the City of Albuquerque has been building a relationship with “Living Cities” “…an innovative philanthropic collaborative of 22 of the world’s largest foundations and financial institutions (that) blends the collective financial resources of its members and deploys their collective knowledge and experience to improve the lives of low-income people and the cities where they live.” (Read more about them here: http://www.livingcities.org/who-we-are/#sthash.R5ul9JEI.dpuf)

It’s tough to overstate the potential importance of this relationship and its impact on Albuquerque, and as we’ve moved to rev up our local startup scene, it’s been clear that our efforts haven’t been just about high tech and high growth (though we at NMTC are part of that too). Instead there is work underway to engage a wide variety of potential entrepreneurs with different skill sets and dreams, from different walks of life. 

The City of Albuquerque is now a finalist in the inaugural round of the Living Cities’ “City Accelerator” program along with San Jose, Denver, Philly, Nashville, and Louisville. Please support our city’s initiatives (and look at the work being done by others) by voting and rating our video!

VOTE HERE!

 See all the City Accelerator videos at: http://www.governing.com/cityaccelerator/videos/

Ardham Golf Event Wednesday with Premier Partner Dell

Ardham Technologies is having a golf outing this Wednesday with their Premier Partner Dell. Interested in joining them?

Breakfast starts at 8:30, golf at 9:00 with lunch following.

Details: When: May 28th 830am (Gold at 9:00 AM)
Where: Sandia Golf Club, http://www.sandiagolf.com/
30 Rainbow Road NE l Albuquerque, NM 87113
Sign up/Info at: 505-796-7500 or akamminga@ardham.com

Your Guide to New Mexico’s Tech Innovation Community (2/14)

Greetings from NMTC!

We publish an update on events and activities of potential interest to New Mexico’s tech business community on a weekly basis (with some additional emails to Shandra’s List and specific interest areas). Occasionally, we share that here. If you’d like to see the full email visit 

http://eepurl.com/N9kdv – and sign up if you’d like to see these on a regular basis.
 
 
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Thanks again to all who attended our 6th annual Women in Technology Awards last week, Join us at our site (http://www.nmtechcouncil.org) for more info – and more updates to come!
 

This month also join us for an updated NM Cybersecurity Working Group lunch on vulnerabilities many organizations have from staff and other internal sources. In the wake of new revelations about the hacking of Target and others, this is must-have information for most businesses and organizations. Join us for lunch on Wednesday, February 19th (http://www.nmtechcouncil.org/event/cybersec19feb)!

Also this month, join us for our Women in Tech breakfast on Thursday, February 27th to learn the “Secrets of Successful Negotiation” for women. Sign up here (http://nmwit27feb.eventbrite.com)!

Want to help us grow our state’s tech business community? Join us (or sponsor!) at http://www.nmtechcouncil.org/membership-options

And please share!

NM TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL EVENTS

NM CYBERSECURITY: SOYLENT GREEN REDUX (2/19)
Many regulars couldn’t join us last month, and in light of new relevations about the Target and Neiman Marcus data breaches we’re bringing back Dale Leschnitzer, Sr. IT Advisor at LANL to discuss internal security treats to your organization.
WHEN:         Wednesday, February 19th; 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
WHERE:       bigbyte.cc | Albuquerque
SIGNUP:      Varied Pricing; Info & Registration HERE (http://www.nmtechcouncil.org/event/cybersec19feb)
 
ABQ WEBGEEKS: FEBRUARY HAPPY HOUR (2/19)
The month WebGeeks happy hour returns to its new venue! Join us for good conversation with others in web, software, tech and more :)
WHEN:         Wednesday, February 19th; 6:00 – 8:00 PM
WHERE:       ArtBar | Albuquerque
SIGNUP:       FREE w/ pre-registration HERE (http://www.meetup.com/nmtechscene/events/160346432/)
 
LOBONET CONNECT (2/26)
Connect with the students, faculty and staff of UNM’s School of Engineering & others who are making Albuquerque an up and coming Tech Hub.
WHEN:         Wednesday, February 26th; 5:30 – 7:30 PM
WHERE:       ArtBar | Albuquerque
SIGNUP:       FREE; $5 Late Registration; $10 at the door at: http://lobonet26feb.eventbrite.com
 
SANTA FE SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS (2/26)
Join Santa Fe area developers, designers and others in tech for our monthly happy hour/meetup.
WHEN:         Wednesday, February 26th; 6:00 – 8:00 PM
WHERE:       Whole Hog Cafe| Santa Fe
SIGNUP:       FREE; sign up at: http://www.meetup.com/sf-dev/events/162764922/
 
NM WOMEN IN TECH: SECRETS OF SUCCESSFUL NEGOTIATION (2/27)
Please join Marsha Lichtenstein, founder of Women in Negotiation (WIN) as she shares strategies for helping women negotiate in workplace (and life). Know your worth and how to communicate it with nuts-and-bolts expertise in how to understand your worth and communicate it, negotiate for what you want clearly and effectively, and resolve negotiations and disputes with win/win outcomes.
WHEN:         Thursday, February 27th; 8:30 – 10:00 AM
WHERE:       TIG | Albuquerque
SIGNUP:       Varied Pricing; Info & Registration HERE (http://nmwit27feb.eventbrite.com)
 
NMTC COMMUNITY EVENTS
STARTUPABQ (2/20)
StartupABQ is a no-pitch environment. Business owners, entrepreneurs, investors & innovators are welcome. Each month’s event features four pitches from existing ventures w/ feedback from a panel of experts.
WHEN:        Thursday, January 20th; 7:15 – 9:00 AM
WHERE:      Andaluz | Albuquerque
SIGNUP:      $5; Registration and more info at http://www.startupabq.org
 
NM-ISRAEL BUSINESS EXCHANGE: GRANT OPPORTUNITIES FOR TECH COOPERATION W/ ISRAEL (2/20)
Come learn about Israel’s dynamic technology driven economy and how the Israeli Federal Government is investing in American companies that tap into their high-tech research and development capabilities.
WHEN:        Thursday, January 30th; 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
WHERE:      STC.UNM | Albuquerque
SIGNUP:      Non-NMIBE Members $25; Registration and more info HERE (http://www.eventbrite.com/e/grant-opportunities-for-technology-cooperation-with-israel-tickets-10208256169)
 
OPENHACK ABQ (2/20)
OpenHackABQ’s purpose is to offer a space where people of any skill level and interest can get together to develop and design. It’s very novice friendly. Just interested in seeing what people are up to? Come on by and sit in on a project someone is working on.
WHEN:        Thursday, February 20th; 6:00 – 8:00 PM
WHERE:      Convivium Coworking | Albuquerque
SIGNUP:      FREE; More info at http://openhack.github.io/albuquerque
 
NM MICRO-NANO NETWORK: TECH FINANCING: FRIENDS & FAMILY, CROWDFUNDING & THE SMALL IPO (2/25)
“Small Tech” entrepreneurs can have trouble finding investment capital. If you have an interest in funding your tech venture from friends & family, crowdfunding, or the elusive IPO, please join us on Feb 25th for the next “Small Talk” Roundtable.
WHEN:        Tuesday, February 25th; 3:30 – 5:30 PM
WHERE:      3D Glass Solutions | Albuquerque
SIGNUP:      $11.50; ($17.50 on-site) Registration and more info HERE (http://www.eventbrite.com/e/tech-financing-friends-family-crowdfunding-the-small-ipo-tickets-9537381565)
 
TEDxABQ EDUCATION (2/28)
An event where participants will be challenged to interact before, during, and after the event. Engage your passion for education, and join TEDxABQED in their commitment to expand the definitions and horizons of what it means to be a successful learner in New Mexico.
WHEN:        Friday, February 28th; 1:00 – 5:00 PM
WHERE:      African American Performing Arts Center | Albuquerque
SIGNUP:      $40; Registration & more info HERE (http://www.eventbrite.com/e/tedxabq-education-tickets-7744350561)
 
NMAMA LUNCH & LEARN: SUPERCHARGE YOUR MARKETING ROADMAP (3/4)
Learn 10 innovative ways you can improve your website’s user experience and watch your ROI soar. Surprise and delight your customers, and they will become your brand champions, your roadmap inspiration, and a reliable source of repeat revenue. With Stef Miller from UserTesting.
WHEN:        Tuesday, March 4th; 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
WHERE:      Romano’s Macaroni Grill | Albuquerque
SIGNUP:      Registration & more info HERE (http://nmama.org/event/supercharge-marketing-roadmap/)
 
GDG ALBUQUERQUE: PEEK INSIDE THE GOOGLEPLEX (3/15)
Google Developer Group organizers will be visiting the GooglePlex – and you’re invited too! Join organizer Dustin Brand and others by video for a short tour and Q&A.
WHEN:         Saturday, March 15th; 12:00 – ?? PM
WHERE:       Bosque Brewing Co | Albuquerque
SIGNUP:       FREE; Registration HERE (https://plus.google.com/events/cbh8m2sddsdi6om5vlbgsuke55c)
 
TVC INNOVATION SUMMIT (4/3)
In three high-level workshops, speakers will equip attendees with three keys to forming and launching a high-tech startup, including how to Identify technologies emerging from our research institutions, establish an intellectual property position, map a technology to the marketplace and assess industry and market issues, participate in our annual Deal Stream Summit to be held October 7 and 8, 2014.
WHEN:         Thursday, April 3rd; 7:30 AM – 2:30 PM
WHERE:       Anderson Abruzzo International Balloon Museum | Albuquerque
SIGNUP:       Registration & more info HERE (http://www.techventures.org/innovation-summit/)
 
RECURRING COMMUNITY EVENTS
The Albuquerque WordPress Group has several meetups including a monthly session at WESST on the 2nd Thursday evening of the month, weekly Workalong Wednesdays, and Women Working w/WordPress the first Monday of each month. Visit http://www.meetup.com/albuquerque-wordpress/ for more info.

Lean Startup Monthly meets the first Tuesday night of each month at Ideas & Coffee. More info at: http://www.meetup.com/Albuquerque-Lean-Startup-Monthly/

The New Mexico .NET Users Group (NMUG) exists to help facilitate education and knowledge exchange among developers, architects and managers with an interest in Microsoft’s .NET technologies. NMUG meets on the first Thursday of each month. More at: http://www.nmug.net

The New Mexico AIGA chapter produces a handful of events each month, from the S.I.P Social Hours to CoffeeTalks, workshops and more. Find it all at http://newmexico.aiga.org/local-events/

NM Internet Entrepreneurs is for internet entrepreneurs with an existing business or actively working
on a business idea. Meets monthly with info at: http://www.meetup.com/NM-Internet-Entrepreneurs

The NM Tech Council and other community members post several tech meetups and other events
at: http://www.meetup.com/nmtechscene

OpenHackABQ meets the third Thursday of each month at Convivium CoWorking, beginning at 6PM. More info at:http://openhack.github.io/albuquerque
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