CREATIVE STARTUPS BLOG

Accelerating the success of creative entrepreneurs

Today I sent an email to two guys I supported on Kickstarter.  They had developed a sleek wooden standing desk and I “invested” $300.  Their campaign was successfully funded and I was delighted thinking about my new desk – to be coming by mid-December.  Then in early December they emailed saying they were making a few design tweaks and the desks would still ship out by late December.  That was 8 weeks ago.  Nary a word since.

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Border crossing at Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

Iván Gris is finishing his postdoc in Computer Science at the University of Texas at El Paso. For ten years he has ridden his bike 8 miles every day to attend classes, work in the lab, and as of the last couple of years, build an early stage virtual reality company.

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From Santa Fe New Mexican reporter Bruce Krasnow...

A New Mexico nonprofit is receiving national recognition for leading the way in the fast-emerging field of creative entrepreneurship.

Creative Startups has been awarded a $190,000 grant from the Kauffman Foundation, a Kansas City, Mo. based group that aims to advance entrepreneurial success.

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From Albuquerque Journal reporter Kevin Robinson-Avila... 

Corey Walker, founder and president of Albuquerque-based Synapse Apps, is headed to Copenhagen this week as the U.S. representative to the international Creative Business Cup competition, an annual event where creative startups from across the globe compete for industry recognition.

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From Albuquerque Business First reporter Blake Driver...

"Man, this goes by quick," said Adam Shaening-Pokrasso during his two-minute startup pitch on stage at the second annual Creative Startups Accelerator Demo Day in Albuquerque on Thursday.

Shaening-Pokrasso's small business was one of nine chosen for this year's Creative Startups accelerator program, which included online classes, meeting and networking with mentors, and finally a "Deep Dive" week of intensive all-day planning sessions at Downtown's Hotel Andaluz.

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From Albuquerque Journal reporter Kevin Robinson-Avila... 

Local, national and international startup companies showed their wares to an enthusiastic crowd of about 150 people Wednesday night at the latest “demo day” for graduates of Albuquerque’s Creative Startups business accelerator.

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