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Coworking Expands, Offers Free Days



Tech Fiesta isn’t all about co-working, but there’s no denying that the coworking and other spaces that offer more flexible places to work for ‘location independent’ workers and other professionals are making a difference, speeding up connection-making and paving the way for more collaboration. 

The “coworking alliance” is a big part of that. They help promote the role, benefits and opportunities of coworking spaces – and they’re making participating Coworking spaces FREE for Tech Fiesta ABQ participants (If you read this and go to a coworking space… you’re a participant).  It’s a great time to check these places out – which you can also do with a few events:

Entrepreneurial Branding with Tamara Decker (Monday 9/8 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
$10 Register HERE.
Convivium Coworking
Whether you’re a ‘regular’ entrepreneur (whatever that is), solopreneur or even intrapreneur, the people who are leading the effort really help define it. Whether it helps your audience, investors or customers to see those as tied together or simply to see how you and your role fit in the whole, your brand contributes to the success or failure of the venture, whatever it may be. Shouldn’t you make a conscious effort to make it the one you want – and get the most value you can?
Tamara Decker will lead participants through her process to find, clarify and build an effective brand.

Social Media 201 with Tressa Beheim 
$10; Register HERE.
Convivium Coworking
If done wisely, Social Media is one of the best branding tools you can use. Learn how to get in control of this valuable part of your marketing plan and be consistent in execution. Not only will we discuss which platform(s) to use, but why and how.  

iOS Deployathon w/ Cocoa Conspiracy
Ideas & Coffee
Got an app you’ve almost got ready to publish? Come on down to the DeployAThon and Andrew Stone and the Cocoa Conspiracy iOS engineers will give you a hand with the last details. We’ll help you get your app optimized so it will run correctly on different size iPads and iPhones, and that you have the best keywords for the AppStore search engine.

 And there’s more coworking goodness throughout the week – look for more later!

















Tech Fiesta is for Startups & Entrepreneurs

Tech Fiesta ABQ is about a lot of things, but one strong theme is creating activities and opportunities for entrepreneurs, potential entrepreneurs and others from the entrepreneurial ecosystem to connect, learn and grow. 

Here’s a fairly quick rundown of events during tech fiesta for our startup community:

CNM STEMulus Center Launch (5-7:00 PM, Friday 9/5)
CNM STEMulus Center/PNM Popu-up Pavilion
CNM’s doing a lot of great things. One of them is the new IGNITE Community Accelerator. Learn more about it at this kick-off event (info here).

ABQid “CoFindMe” CoFounder Finding Event (6-8:00 PM, Sunday 9/7)
Verge Building
The ABQid Accelerator group is doing a few other great things for the community in addition to the accelerator. If you’re looking for potential team members for a startup you have in mind or have the skills to make you a valuable member of someone else’s team, CoFindMe could be for you! Info and sign-up here.

Convivium Coworking Day: Entrepreneurial Branding (9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Monday 9/8)
Convivium Coworking
You either create and reinforce your identity or the world will do it for you. As entrepreneurs the ability to know one’s self and potential value in promoting and growing a venture can be invaluable. Take crucial steps toward defining yourself in this interactive session. $10, Sign Up Here.

Convivium Coworking Day: Social Media for Business 201 (1:00 – 4:30 PM, Monday 9/8)
Convivium Coworking
We know there can be great value in social media for nearly any kind of business. but often than process seems daunting. Learn – and work on – a straightforward way to maximize value while reducing hassle. $10. Sign up Here.

PNM Innovation Speaker Series (5:30 – 7:30 PM, Monday 9/8)
National Hispanic Cultural Center
Between SXSW, accelerators like Capital Factory and strategies to provide talent for a growing innovation ecosystem, Austin has become one of the world capitols for innovation. Learn more about how they accomplished this feat and how we might apply those same lessons in New Mexico. $20. Sign up Here

Pitch Fiesta 3.0 (5:30 – 7:30 PM, Tuesday 9/9)
Standard Diner
Have a new venture or startup idea? Join the crowd at Pitch Fiesta for a fun opportunity to pitch with $500 in prize money on the line. $5. Sign up Here.

Levitated Launch Event (7 – 9:00 PM, Tuesday 9/9)
Levitated Toy Factory
Celebrate the launch of Levitated, the new software + digital fabrication start-up company from Jared Tarbell. Sign up Here.

1 Million Cups Albuquerque (9 – 10:00 AM, Wednesday 9/10)
FatPipe ABQ
Join us weekly for talks from two local entrepreneurs with community feedback and discussion. This week: @Pay and Delicious Sip! Sign up Here.

Entrepreneur Office Hours (3 – 5:00 PM, Wednesday 9/10)
Talk with entrepreneurs, investors and other professionals about ways to grow your company or new venture. Sign up Here.

Entrepreneurial BootCamp (1-4:30 PM, Thursday 9/11)
South Valley Economic Development Center
Learn more about the ‘Lean Startup’ approach to starting our growing your business in this hands-on session. Sign up Here

JumpStart @ Gravity Park (5:30 – 7:30 PM, Thursday 9/11)
Gravity Park
Taking Teen Entrepreneurship to the Next Level (teens only). Sign up Here.

TechRevABQ Conference Day (9:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Friday 9/12)
Albuquerque Convention Center
A full day for technology, entrepreneurship and more with special sessions on investment from the NM Angels, acquiring talent and much more. Sign up Here.

Civic Entrepreneurship Bootcamp (1 – 6:00 PM, Saturday 9/13)
Aspiring Civic Tech entrepreneurs & developers will get an inside look at the AppCityLife and Bowtie platforms in addition to guidance on launching new ventures from some of our area’s best entrepreneurs. More Here.

Innovation Block Party (1 – 4:00 PM, Saturday 9/13)
PNM Pop-up Pavilion
Discover a variety of local startups at this community-friendly event. Sign up Here.

Plenty of things to do – we hope to see you there and that you’ll invite friends, family and colleagues as well!

ABQ City Council All In for Innovation

In a critical step forward for Albuquerque, the Albuquerque City Council voted unanimously to approve the contract for ABQid to operate the region’s first TechStars style accelerator as well as other activities to  support growth of our entrepreneurial ecosystem. 

Read more here with the Albuquerque Journal.

ABQid has three events scheduled during Tech Fiesta ABQ including the following:

“CoFindMe” Cofounder finding event (Sunday, 9/7)

Entrepreneur Office Hours (Wednesday, 9/10)

KickStart Entrepreneurial Bootcamp (Thursday, 9/11)

Additionally, they’ll participate in Friday’s TechRev Day session on area accelerator programs and several of their startups will be part of the Innovation Block Party Saturday at the PNM Pop-up Pavilion.

ABQid is one of several initiatives really sparking new opportunities in our local ecosystem. Read more about them HERE.

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