CREATIVE STARTUPS BLOG

Accelerating the success of creative entrepreneurs

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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Creative Startups On Display

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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From Albuquerque Journal reporter Jackie Jadrnak...

You walk through the entry and stand in the front yard of a Victorian home. All is quiet, except for the chirping of crickets.

Entering the house, you see the living room where the uncle of the family often snoozes, but a prickling disquiet from a sense of absence builds when, in the dining room, you see scorch marks and a chandelier askew, caught in some corkscrew of time.

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