The goal of Creative Startups is to get your venture beyond the launch stage to profitability and growth.
Creative Startups LABS is a short and sweet pre-accelerator program designed for startups just getting off the ground.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between LABS and LOBO LABS?
They have the same educational outcome, the only difference is when and where the program is offered.
LOBO LABS is offered in collaboration with Innovation Academy and the University of New Mexico. This program is held in-person at UNM during the Fall 2017 intercession and Fall 8-week semester.
LABS are a 4-week class that is open to anyone. The first LABS program was offered in April 2017 in Albuquerque, NM. We currently do not have another one scheduled. If you would like to know when the next round opens please fill out this short inquiry form and we will let you know!
Who should apply?
Creative entrepreneurs with an idea, ready to take the next step to action.
Startups newly entering the marketplace.
Students planning a company launch.
Tell me about the application process.
Just like our Accelerator, the LABS have an application with limited space being offered. The application has easy questions that reveal the story behind your startup. Not only do we want to know about your creative business ideas and progress in building a company, but we want to know about you the entrepreneur.
LOBO LABS applications are open now!
There is a short video we request so we can get to know you beyond your written words. Do not stress! We do not care about video production or quality, record it on your phone if that is easiest for you.
We do not have a LABS open currently. If you would like to know when the next round opens please fill out this short inquiry form and we will be in touch.
How much does the program cost and what does this fee cover?
LOBO LABS: That depends on your status. Please consult UNM Tuition and Fee Rate.
LABS: In most cities, the program costs $225 per person and covers course books, materials, supplies, and events.
Note that the 95% of the program is generously underwritten by grants from the City of Albuquerque, Small Business Association, New Mexico EPSCoR, Wells Fargo, Albuquerque Community Foundation, Albuquerque Mayors Prize, and the McCune Foundation. Without this support, we have to charge each founder $4,500!
I'd like to find out more. Who can I talk to?
Please fill out this short inquiry form and we will get in touch.
If you need advice on enrolling at UNM for LOBO LABS please contact Tiffini Porter.
When will LOBO LABS be held?
LOBO LABS is currently accepting applications for Fall Semester 2017.
What topics will be covered?
Business concepts and strategy. Your vision, mission, customers and opportunity. MVP, sales pipeline, and much much more. We will spend time on your startup assessing the market landscape and how best to launch, grow, or pivot your idea.
We will also take field trips to learn about the resources available locally for startups.