Stay Safe, Stay Home, Stay Engaged!

During this period of adjustment to working and learning remotely, ActivateNM powered by CNM Ingenuity hosted a several virtual learning series for startups and entrepreneurs in New Mexico. Below are a collection of previous sessions.

See complete recording playlist of all Stay Engaged session here

Changing for the Future Series

The Accelerated Future of Work and Training
Recorded June 19, 2020 (1 Hour)

In our final Stay Engaged session, we explored how New Mexico can retool and prepare for the future of work with technology, education, and investment with CNM Community College and Coronado Venture Forum.

Alternative Biz Models for New Mexican Companies
Recorded June 12, 2020 (1 Hour)

In this session NM EDD, Santa Fe Innovates, Cooperative Catalyst of NM, and ActivateNM for a collaborative session about restructuring our companies and leveraging resources available.

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Active Investing with Kickstart Seed Fund
Recorded Jun 5, 2020 (1 hour)

In this session, we speak with investors from Kickstart Seed Fund to talk about investing during the pandemic.

Future of NM Tech Startups
Recorded May 1, 2020 (1 hour)

COVID-19 is a once-a-century event, and thus hugely disruptive to numerous industries. In this session, Dale Dekker, principal at Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, as well as active angel investor, will discuss the technology disruption and opportunities resulting from the pandemic and how NM startups specifically can embrace the opportunity to provide the solutions we need in the future. He’ll share specific examples and recent conversations with experts from around the state. Don’t miss this insightful session that will spur your thinking to embrace the best opportunities on your entrepreneurial journey.

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Startup Real Talk Series

Startup Real Talk with HeroWear
Recorded May 29, 2020 (1 hour)

In this session, we speak with mentor Mark Harris of HeroWear about the assumptions of entrepreneurship.

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Startup Real Talk with Ganymede Games
Recorded May 22, 2020 (1 hour)

In this session, we speak with Las Cruces based startup Ganymede Games to talk about the real deal challenges they are facing with COVID-19 pandemic.

Startup Real Talk with AdWallet and Electric Playhouse
Recorded May 15, 2020 (1 hour)

In this session, we speak with local startups AdWallet and Electric Playhouse to talk about the real deal challenges they are facing with COVID-19 pandemic.


Skills You Need to Survive

Unit Economics for companies in the age of COVID
Recorded May 8, 2020 (1 hour)

In this session, mentors David King and Entrepreneur Zach Spangler give an explanation of Unit Economics as a concept and participants go through a worksheet

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Risk Management
Recorded April 24, 2020 (1 hour)

In this session, mentor Rick Shor from Microsoft gives an explanation of planning for risk management.

Active Listening
Record April 17, 2020 (1 hour)

In this session, mentor Jennie Grau explains what is Active Listening and how we can apply it to our startups and teams.


Crisis Funding Series

Our second learning series was on funding strategies for startups during the pandemic with Mentor TJ Cook.

Session 1: Impromptu Meeting with TJ Cook about Funding Options for New Mexican Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses
Recorded April 1, 2020 (45 mins)
In this session, Mentor TJ Cook shares resources for local startups to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Session 2: Startup Funding & Strategy Options during COVID-19
Recorded April 10, 2020 (1.5 hours)
In this session, TJ Cook and guests talk about some of the following:

COVID Financing Options for ALBUQUERQUE Startups

New Mexico Startups offering COVID-19 tools & resources

Startup Focus Area Checklist during COVID-19


Product Management Series

Our first learning series was on Product Management with Mentor Mark Berman. It was a three-part series about startup product management.

Session 1: The Importance of Product Management for Startups
Recorded on March 25, 2020 (1 hour)
In this session, Mark walks us through the day in the life of a product manager.

Session 2: A Deeper Dive into the Product Lifecycle
Recorded on March 27, 2020 (1.5 hours)
In this session, Mark takes a deeper dive into real-life examples of product management.

Session 3: Ask Us Anything: Your Questions on Product Management
Recorded April 3, 2020 (1 hour)
In this session, Mark takes questions from local startups and answers them.


About ActivateNM

Activate New Mexico (ActivateNM) helps tech founders build valuable businesses that are going to disrupt a particular market through big visions and innovative, transformative ideas. We love New Mexico, and we believe entrepreneur-led economic development creates opportunities that lead to prosperity. We are committed to nurturing New Mexico’s entrepreneurial community and thus, promoting prosperity in our state. Learn more about us on our About Us page.