The traditional approach to starting a new business involves writing a business plan, pitching the idea to investors, hiring a team, building and introducing your product, and selling as hard as you can. Unfortunately, this … [Read more...] about How to Start a Startup
Santa Fe Innovates held its second idea pitch Saturday, May 15, 2021 with thirteen entrepreneurs presenting their startup ideas to a panel of judges. The panel included Julia Sze, an impact investor and lecturer, Rich Brown, … [Read more...] about Thirteen Entrepreneurs Participate in Santa Fe Innovates’ Idea Pitch
Mentoring is key! Santa Fe Innovates will soon complete our second cohort on ideation. To refine our approach, we ask our entrepreneurs for feedback on our programs regarding what works and what needs improvement. Our … [Read more...] about Thanks to Our Mentors + Join Us for Our Idea Pitch!
Do you have what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur? Join our ideation program and find out! Santa Fe Innovates’ five-week program begins Monday, April 12, 2021. The program curriculum includes an online learning … [Read more...] about Santa Fe Innovates’ Ideation Process and Program 2021
Many individuals consider being an entrepreneur, yet too many stay on the sidelines. It takes initiative, diligence, and belief in yourself and your idea. In Santa Fe and New Mexico, an added hardiness is required for … [Read more...] about Incentives to Test Your Startup Idea
Are you ready to be an entrepreneur? Of course, you are. However, you may be wondering if you are solving the right problem and whether you have the right solution. As you work through these two parts, the next is whether it … [Read more...] about It Starts with an Idea – But Being an Entrepreneur Takes Work
Lada Ballowe was born in the former Czech Republic and developed an interest in personal and spiritual growth at an early age. After being diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in her early 20s, Lada actively embraced meditation and … [Read more...] about Q&A with Lada Ballowe: Entrepreneur in Holistic Healing
In 2020 travel came to a screeching halt. So did my film series, CancerRoadTrip. The documentary series follows seven “Travelers,” people impacted by cancer, on a remarkable bucket list trip as they explore their cancer … [Read more...] about Bump in the Road: An Entrepreneurial Journey by Pat Wetzel
In fall 2019, a donor approached the City of Santa Fe offering a generous amount of money, to plant trees. I learned about this through my volunteer work on the Municipal Tree Board. I remember thinking, if your goal is … [Read more...] about Refolia: An Entrepreneurial Story by Jacob Pederson
It may seem contradictory, but difficult economic times can actually be a good time to start a business. Past downturns created some high-profile American companies: Airbnb, Disney, General Motors, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, … [Read more...] about Tough economy? Time to start a business!