#GlobalEntrepreneurshipWeek in #ABQ, November 17 to 23, 2014.
Albuquerque, NM is one of six U.S. cities featured by Global Entrepreneurship Week, joining Austin, Kansas City, Miami, Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill (does that really count as one?), and Washington DC. Albuquerque is offering 25+ events throughout the week. For a look at what’s happening go to http://gewabq.com/events/. Here are just some of the events that caught my eye:
“Reinventing our Economic Future – Call to Action” offers an economic development update from the City of Albuquerque and presentations by representatives from ten economic development “engines” from around the state, with time for audience discussion. All afternoon, Tuesday the 18th, at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.
There’ll be a “Food Truck Rally” at the same location late the afternoon of the 18th. And improve comedy that night at the Box Performance Space (“The One Night Stanleys: On Start Ups”).
Okay. I’m going to try to limit myself to highlighting just one event per day for the rest of the week, but believe me the lineup of educational events every day of the week is amazing.
So, on Wednesday the 19th, there’s a “Women in Innovation” lunch at FatPipe ABQ, a business incubator and collaborative working space near the planned Innovate ABQ site in Albuquerque.
ON Thursday the 20th there’s a luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque Downtown to present information about Albuquerque as an “emerging 2030 district.” Did you know about 2030 districts in cities around the country? Or about the “Architecture 2030 challenge for planning?” Neither did I, but it sounds worth learning about.
Technology Ventures Corporation will be leading a Friday the 21st session on “Communication Strategies for the Entrepreneur,” one of a series of educational events from them during the week.
The CNM STEMulus Center is hosting “Startup Weekend” activities on Saturday morning (and Friday, and Sunday). Sounds like an intensive weekend of activity to educate participants about what it takes to start a, well, startup. And there’s a “Startup Weekend Post Party” at the Hotel Andaluz on Sunday evening, a fitting way for the budding entrepreneurs to celebrate!
There are so many large and small economic development initiatives springing up all over Albuquerque and throughout the state, to complement some of the organizations that have been doing the work for a long time in New Mexico. In ten years or twenty, will we be looking back to the mid-2000s as the time when New Mexico came into its entrepreneurial own? I hope so. We’ll see. Meanwhile, Global Entrepreneurship Week provides a peek into what’s happening now.
Nora Stoecker, Copy Editor and Principal / NKS Info Services