Lobo Labs

Creative Startups Lobo Labs is for students interested in entrepreneurship. 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. Students will:

  • Receive course credit - 6 credit hours from UNM Credit with EASY transfer options available!
  • Network with leading startups and entrepreneurs
  • Gain mentoring from experienced entrepreneurs
  • Meet people who share your passion for startups and creative ventures

During the intensive 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.

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: The intercession course (August 14-18th, 2017) will supercharge entrepreneurs through business concepts and strategy; the 2017 Fall Semester class will work on moving ideas through development stages resulting in an action ready startup.  

To stay informed of info sessions and application process please fill out this short inquiry form and we will be in touch with you soon.




Fall Semester - 8 week course

August 14 - 18, 2017

August 25 - October 13, 2017

9 - 5pm, M-F

1 - 6 pm, Fridays

Undergraduate Course: LAIS 309

Undergraduate Course: LAIS 310

Graduate Course: MGMT 551

Graduate Course: MGMT 551

3 credit hours

3 credit hours










Can I attend if I am not registered at UNM?


YES! You will have to enroll with UNM as a non-degree student. For additional guidance on this email Tiffini Porter

Students CNM, SIPI, IAIA, and other higher education institutions encouraged to apply!



How much is the program?


That depends on your status. Please consult UNM Tuition and Fee Rate. 
Beyond UNM tuition there is no other fee associated with this program. 


Tell me about the Application.


Applications are open March 1st - June 1st, 2017

Lobo Labs is a selective program; students must fill out a short application explaining your ideas and interest in entrepreneurship. Once selected Faculty liaison Rob Delcampo will contact you on how to complete your registration with UNM.
The application should take less than an hour to complete. 

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. 


I'd like to find out more. Who can I talk to?


Please fill out this short inquiry form and we will be in touch with you soon.
If you need advice on enrolling at UNM please contact Tiffini Porter





Creative Startups will support Lobo Labs, a collaborative program for entrepreneurial students in creative disciplines. Lobo Labs is a 16-week boot camp-styled program that will serve students in creative tech and innovation fields. Creative Startups, UNM’s Innovation Academy and UNM STC will generate a “pipeline” for students intending to stay in Albuquerque. This program will grow these student’s ventures, keeping talent and business development local.

- Mayor Berry