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


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.