Past Events

February 15, 2017

Creative Startups is launching a brand new startup program in Albuquerque. Join us for 1 of 2 info sessions where you can find out if this program is right for your creative company. 

Creative Startups Labs is for entrepreneurs taking their first steps in building a new creative venture. During the intensive four-week program, you will focus on identifying a market entry strategy, pursuing early customers, and creating a minimum viable product. Concepts including customer discovery and development, business formation and structures, cash flow projections, and creating a sales pipeline are covered. Startups will meet in person to work with Creative Startups faculty, mentors, and market leaders.

February 15th
10:30am & 6pm
Epicenter
119 Gold St SW
ABQ, NM 87106

Have questions? Want to learn more?
First visit: www.creativestartups.org/labs
Then contact us via this short inquiry form. https://goo.gl/forms/POapGmlxc2NVzwpX2


February 21, 2017

Join Rand Fishkin and Creative Startups
for an lively evening discussion on the history of Moz and the challenges of tech entrepreneurship!
 

Doors will open at 6:30 pm with presentation beginning at 7pm.
Gravitate, 1121 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Limited Seating. Grab your tickets here. 

Rand Fishkin uses the ludicrous title, Wizard of Moz. He's founder and former CEO of Moz, board member at presentation software startup Haiku Deck, co-author of a pair of books on SEO, and co-founder of Inbound.org. Rand's an unsaveable addict of all things content, search, & social on the web, from his multiple blogs to Twitter, Google+, Facebook, LinkedIn, and a shared Instagram account. In his miniscule spare time, he likes to galavant around the world with Geraldine and then read about it on her superbly enjoyable travel blog.

Moz is the world's most popular provider of inbound marketing software. Moz started up in 2004, and we’ve been on an epic ride ever since. Here at Moz, we believe in better marketing: optimizing your site so it can be found on the web, being responsive through social media, joining relevant conversations about your industry, and creating content that people love. We build tools like Moz Pro and create educational resources to help make better marketing possible for everyone.

 


February 21, 2017

Creative Startups LABS Info Session

 

Creative Startups Labs is a new program we have created from a need we have seen from our Accelerator applications and feedback from the community. The Labs are a 4-week intensive bootcamp for idea-stage entrepreneurs looking to take the next steps towards launching their company. 

February 22nd at 6pm MST we will host an information webinar to discuss all the logistics for this new program. Such as who is eligible, what will be taught, how the application process works and more. There will plenty of time for Q&A as well.

RSVP and we will send you access codes for the webinar.

Applications are open until February 28th. Courses will take place in-person in Albuquerque, NM March 31 - April 22nd, Fridays 5:30 - 8pm and Saturdays 9am - 3pm, but are open to interested entrepreneurs from anywhere around NM.


February 22, 2017

LABS Info Webinar

Creative Startups is launching a brand new startup program in Albuquerque. Join us for a webinar to discuss if this program is right for you.

Creative Startups Labs is for entrepreneurs taking their first steps in building a new creative venture. During the intensive four-week program, you will focus on identifying a market entry strategy, pursuing early customers, and creating a minimum viable product. Concepts including customer discovery and development, business formation and structures, cash flow projections, and creating a sales pipeline are covered. Startups will meet in person to work with Creative Startups faculty, mentors, and market leaders.

February 22nd
6pm MST

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/181704933

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3311

Access Code: 181-704-933

Have questions? Want to learn more?
First visit: www.creativestartups.org/labs
Then contact us via this short inquiry form. https://goo.gl/forms/POapGmlxc2NVzwpX2


March 1, 2017 - June 1, 2017

Creative Startups LOBO LABS

Whether you are taking your first steps in building a new venture, or excited by the idea of someday launching a startup, this program is for you. 

This program is for University students interested in entrepreneurship.

  • Receive course credit - 6 credit hours from UNM Credit with EASY transfer options available!
  • Network with leading startups and entrepreneurs
  • Mentoring from experienced entrepreneurs
  • Peer learning environment
  • Intensive program focused on identifying a market entry strategy, pursuing early customers, and creating a minimum viable product.

Lobo Labs is a for-credit class being offered by UNM’s Innovation Academy powered by Creative Startups, a leading startup accelerator for creatives. The program consists of two components both hosted at UNM Rainforest Building in Albuquerque, NM: 
1) Intercession course (August 14-18th, 2017) will supercharge entrepreneurs through business concepts and strategy
2) 2017 Fall Semester Friday classes will work on moving ideas through development stages resulting in an action-ready startup.

Applications close June 1st, 11:59pm MST

Apply


April 22, 2017

Creative Startups LABS Idea Showcase 


1pm-3pm
Epicenter
119 Gold Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Join Albuquerque's creative community and the first cohort of the Creative Startups LABS as we celebrate entrepreneurship, innovation, and new ideas. 

Come meet the 16 New Mexico-based entrepreneurs in the Creative Startups LABS Cohort for a fast-paced pitch presentation and idea showcase. Enjoy some light noshes and the opportunity to chat with these creative companies as well as Creative Startups staff and faculty. 

Join us for a celebration of New Mexico's creative community! All are welcome!


April 23, 2017

CreativeMornings BEYOND: Gruet Tour

5:30-7:30 pm

Gruet Winery
8400 Pan American Fwy NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87113

We are spicing it up a bit this month and headed to Gruet Winery for a tour and tasting. We wish it could be free but the liquor laws say no. But for a mere $5 dollars we will be spoiled by a private tour, words from the wine maker himself and a glass of champagne after hours. This special pop-up is limited to only 25 people! Reservations are required and Gruet will take payment at the door. We know it isn’t our usual style, but we couldn’t resist a private event on a beautiful Sunday evening at one Albuquerque’s most magical locations.

 


April 26, 2017

6-7pm
Gravitate! ABQ
1121 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Dr. Arkilic is one of the nation’s leaders in building viable companies from emerging research. With a background in venture capital, Errol is passionate about translational research and moving ideas and inventions from the lab into industry. In this 1-hour discussion Errol will share insights on how researchers can best connect with industry to discover and understand market opportunities and customer development. Errol knows firsthand the potential of scientists and researchers as drivers of innovation - he led the formation of the National Science Foundation’s Innovation (I-Corps) Program and has worked with Stanford, MIT, and other leading universities to develop innovation and entrepreneurship programs with researchers.

Errol is a Founder and CEO of M34 Capital: one of the nation’s leading venture capital firms focused on seed and early-stage innovations being spun out of academic and corporate research labs. The founding team of M34 includes Steve BlankJim Hornthal, and Tom Baruch. The team makes investments from $50,000 to $250,000 and is generally the first external capital invested. Errol earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from George Washington University and a Masters and Ph.D. degree in Aero/Astro Engineering from MIT.

 


May 1, 2017

LOBO LABS Information Session

Have questions if LOBO LABS are right for you? Join us for an info session to learn more about the program, classes, professors and more. 
RSVP below and we will send you a reminder.


May 10, 2017

Accelerator Info Session in Wilmington, NC

Learn about the 2017 Accelerator and meet the Winston-Salem team. We will discuss what you will learn, who you will network with and how to apply. 

Wednesday, May 10th

2pm EDT
UNCW Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
803- G South College Rd
Wilmington, NC 28403

Please RSVP and we will see you there!


May 10, 2017

Accelerator Information Session Webinar

Learn about the 2017 Creative Startups accelerator, including what will be taught, who you will network with and how to apply.

Wednesday, May 10th
5-6pm EDT (UTC-4)

Be sure to check your time zone! 

Join from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/388137917
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3112
Access Code: 388-137-917

Please RSVP.


May 11, 2017

Accelerator Information Session in Raleigh, NC

Learn about the 2017 Accelerator and meet the Winston-Salem team. We will discuss what you will learn, who you will network with and how to apply.

Thursday, May 11th
11AM EDT

HQ Raleigh
310 S Harrington St
Raleigh, NC 27603

Please RSVP and we will see you there!


May 15, 2017

Accelerator Infomation Session in Greensboro, NC

Learn about the 2017 Accelerator and meet the Winston-Salem team. We will discuss what you will learn, who you will network with, and how to apply.

 

Monday, May 15th
5:30pm EDT

Co//ab
229 N Greene St
Greensboro, NC 27401

Please RSVP and we will see you there!


May 16, 2017

Accelerator Information Session in Albuquerque

Learn about the 2017 Accelerator and meet the Albuquerque team. We will discuss what you will learn, who you will network with, and how to apply.

Tuesday, May 16    
1pm MDT    
Michael Thomas Coffee
202 Bryn Mawr Dr SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Please RSVP and we will see you there!
 


May 17, 2017

Accelerator Information Session in Winston-Salem, NC

Learn about the 2017 Accelerator and meet the Winston-Salem team. We will discuss what you will learn, who you will network with and how to apply. 

Wednesday, May 17th    
5:30 PM EDT
    
Creative Community Lab
300 S Liberty St, Suite 150
Winston-Salem NC 27101

Please RSVP and we will see you there!


May 19, 2017

Accelerator Info Session in Ashville, NC

Learn about the 2017 Accelerator and meet the Winston-Salem team. We will discuss what you will learn, who you will network with and how to apply. 

Friday May 19th    
10:30 AM EDT
  
The Refinery Creator Space
207 Coxe Ave
Asheville, NC 28801

Please RSVP and we will see you there!
 


May 24, 2017

Accelerator Info Session Webinar

Learn about the 2017 Creative Startups accelerator, including what will be taught, who you will network with and how to apply.

Wednesday, May 24th
6:00 AM MDT / 12:00 PM GMT
Be sure to check your time zone!

RSVP and we will send links to join us online.


May 24, 2017

Accelerator Info Session in Charlotte, NC

Learn about the 2017 Accelerator and meet the Winston-Salem team. We will discuss what you will learn, who you will network with and how to apply. 

Wednesday, May 24th    
5:30 PM EDT
    
Hygge Coworking
809 W Hill St
Charlotte, NC 28208

Please RSVP and we will see you there! 
 


May 25, 2017

Accelerator Info Session in Winston-Salem, NC

Learn about the 2017 Accelerator and meet the Winston-Salem team. We will discuss what you will learn, who you will network with and how to apply. 

Thursday, May 25th    
6:00 PM EDT    
UNC School of the Arts
1533 S Main St
Winston-Salem, NC 27127

Please RSVP and we will see you there!


May 30, 2017

Accelerator Information Session Webinar

Learn about the 2017 Creative Startups accelerator, including what will be taught, who you will network with and how to apply.

Tuesday, May 30th
2pm EDT (UTC-4)
Be sure to check your time zone!

RSVP and we will send links to join us online.


May 31, 2017

Accelerator Information Session in Greensboro, NC

Learn about the 2017 Accelerator and meet the Winston-Salem team. We will discuss what you will learn, who you will network with and how to apply. 

Wednesday, May 31st
6:30pm

Co//ab
229 N Greene St
Greensboro, NC 27401

 


June 1, 2017

Accelerator Info Session in Albuquerque

Learn about the 2017 Accelerator and meet the Albuquerque team. We will discuss what you will learn, who you will network with and how to apply.

Thursday, June 1    
10-11 am MDT    
Zendo Art & Coffee
413 2nd St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Please RSVP and we will see you there!


June 1, 2017

Accelerator Info Session in Raleigh, NC

Learn about the 2017 Accelerator and meet the Winston-Salem team. We will discuss what you will learn, who you will network with and how to apply. 

Thursday, June 1st
6:30pm EDT

Imurj
300 S McDowell St
Raleigh, NC 27601

Please RSVP and we will see you there!

 


June 5, 2017

Accelerator Info Session Webinar

Learn about the 2017 Creative Startups accelerator, including what will be taught, who you will network with and how to apply.

Monday, June 5th
7pm EDT (UTC-4)
Be sure to check your time zone! 

RSVP and we will send links to join us online.


June 7, 2017

Accelerator Information Session in Albuquerque

Learn about the 2017 Accelerator and meet the Albuquerque team. We will discuss what you will learn, who you will network with and how to apply.

Wednesday, June 7    
10:00 AM MDT    
FatPipe ABQ (After 1 Million Cups)
200 Broadway Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Please RSVP and we will see you there!


June 8, 2017

Accelerator Information Session - Webinar

Join us online and learn about the Accelerator program. Meet the team, learn who you will network with and what you will learn. There is plenty of time for you to ask your questions, and find out if this program is right for your creative company. 

Thursday, June 8th
5:00 PM/ 7:00 PM MDT/ EST
Be sure to check your time zone!

Please join from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/388137917

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3112
Access Code: 388-137-917


June 9, 2017

Accelerator Infomation Session in Albuquerque

Learn about the 2017 Accelerator and meet the team. We will discuss what you will learn, who you will network with and how to apply.

Friday, June 9th    
3:00 PM MDT    

Flying Star Cafe 
8000 Paseo Del Norte NE, 
Albuquerque, NM 87122

Please RSVP and we will see you there! 
 


June 12, 2017 - June 18, 2017

Winston-Salem Application Deadline Extension!

We have extended the deadline for the Winston-Salem Accelerator Application until June 18th. Now you have a little more time to perfect your application and attend one last online info session. 

New Application Deadline: June 18th @ 11:59 PM EDT

Online Webinar: June 15th @ 10:00 AM EDT / 8:00 AM MDT
Please join from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/388137917 

You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (571) 317-3112 
Access Code: 388-137-917 


June 13, 2017

Accelerator Information Session @ Meow Wolf

Learn about the 2017 Creative Startups Accelerator, meet the team and ask questions. This info session we will be held at our 2014 Alumni Meow Wolf's incredible building in Santa Fe, NM. 

June 13th
1:00pm
Meow Wolf
1352 Rufina Cir,
Santa Fe, NM 87507

 


June 14, 2017

Accelerator Information Session in Las Cruces

Learn about the 2017 Creative Startups Accelerator, meet the team and have time to ask your questions.

Wednesday, June 14th
4:00pm

Arrowhead Center
Genesis Building C
3655 Research Dr.
Las Cruces, NM 88003

 

 


June 15, 2017

Accelerator Information Session - El Paso

Meet the Creative Startups Team and ask your questions regarding the 2017 Accelerator. 

Thursday, June 15th    
10:00 AM

2Ten Roasters 
3007 Montana Ave, 
El Paso, TX 79903

Please RSVP and we will see you there!
 


June 15, 2017

Accelerator Information Session - Webinar

We have extended the deadline of the Winston-Salem application until June 18th and are hosting one last online information session to answer any last questions before you hit that submit button. This information session will cover the basics of the program, who you will network with, and how the application process works.

Whether you are interested in the Winston-Salem, Albuquerque or Kuwait program this info session will address all three and explain the differences in the programs. 

June 15th
10:00 AM EDT / 8:00 AM MDT / 5:00 PM UTC +3

Be sure to check your time zone!

Please join from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/388137917 

You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (571) 317-3112 
Access Code: 388-137-917 


June 15, 2017

Accelerator Information Session in Albuquerque

Learn about the 2017 Accelerator and meet the Albuquerque team. We will discuss what you will learn, who you will network with and how to apply.

Thursday, June 15th    
6:00 PM    MDT    

With Coffee + Creatives at Breve Coffee & Crepes
400 Gold Ave SW, 
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Please RSVP and we will see you there!
 


June 20, 2017

Accelerator Information Session - Taos, New Mexico

We are headed to Taos to talk about the 2017 Creative Startups Accelerator! If you are ready to scale your creative company and need a boost to get you there, maybe we are the program for you. This info session will discuss the program, what you will learn, who you will network with and how the application process works. Plus plenty of time for your questions!

June 20th
6:00 PM MDT

Taos Mesa Brewing Taos Tap Room
201 Paseo del Pueblo Sur
Taos, New Mexico, NM 87571

RSVP & we will see you there!
 

 


June 21, 2017

Accelerator Information Session - Kansas City

We are headed to Kansas City and want to meet the creative startup community! If you are ready to scale your creative company and need a boost to get you there, maybe we are the program for you. This info session will discuss the program, what you will learn, who you will network with and how the application process works. Plus plenty of time for your questions!

June 21st
4:00 PM

Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters
419 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108

RSVP & we will see you there!