Monday, November 10, 2014

Global Entrepreneurship Week

Did you know that Albuquerque is one of only six cities across the U.S. selected to host activities for the 2014 Global Entrepreneurship Week?  More than one hundred countries participate.

ABQid and the Anderson School of Management will offer key events and activities during that week. Anderson School of Management will host speakers on the morning of November 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Jackson Student Center, including a best-practices panel of past winners of the Business Plan Competition.

The Anderson School of Management will play a major role in the city’s celebration of the week.  On Tuesday, November 18 the Anderson School will offer a series of talks from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Jackson Student Center on the UNM campus as part of its contribution to the week’s activities. The presentations are the following:

9:00 a.m.
Scott Maloney, CEO of SeedWorthy, "The Earliest of Adopters: Why True Entrepreneurs Are Nuts & Why We Can't Live Without Them."  Mr. Maloney will discuss why startups are a labor of love as well as exciting for both the entrepreneurs and the community as a whole.

10:00 a.m.
“UNM Business Competition: Experience of Winners from the last 10 years.” A panel of prior winners will discuss what it takes to be successful in the competition and building a startup business.

11:00 a.m.
“New Mexico Small Business Assistance Program (NMSBAP): Helping Small Businesses Address Technical and Business Issues.” Panelists will describe the opportunity for small businesses to receive $10,000 of technical assistance through the NMSBAP. The available help ranges from engineering questions to consulting regarding commercializing emerging technologies.

12:00 p.m.
“Entrepreneurship Opportunities in Adaptive Technologies” – Panelists will discuss emerging adaptive technologies that provide both societal benefits and business opportunities.

The talks are free and the public is welcome to attend. For more information about GEW and a complete list of events go to: