Two Saturday Startup Workshops: First Steps

The UNM Anderson Center for Responsible Entrepreneurship is hosting two Saturday workshops in June to guide you through a process to test, iterate, and validate your startup idea. As you may recall, Santa Fe Innovates is merging to create this new center in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Details for the Two Saturday Workshops

Both workshops are hosted at the Santa Fe Higher Education Center. Attending the pair of workshops will move you to determine your problem-solution fit for your startup idea. The first workshop is on June 10, and the second is on June 17. They will start at 9:00 am and conclude by 1:30 pm. Lunch will be provided. There is no cost other than attending both workshops and doing the work to validate your idea.

June 10th Workshop

Workshop 1: Customer Modeling

It is not an overstatement to say there is no business if there are no customers. Understanding who your customers are and what they really need are critical first steps in any founder’s journey. This first workshop is about modeling your customers and preparing to do customer interviews.

Ada Ryland will be joining us in person to facilitate this workshop. Ada Ryland is an early-stage startup strategist and an award-winning founder, trainer and coach.

June 17th Workshop

Workshop 2: From Idea to Starting a New Venture

The second workshop is designed to review what you learned from your customer interviews, spend time with mentors, and continue to build your business model using Lean Canvas. During this workshop, you will be considering how to iterate your solution based on your customer findings and then using some quick checks to determine if you have a valid business model to support your new venture.

UNM Anderson faculty, experienced entrepreneurs, and talented startup mentors will be guiding you through this workshop. There will be time for focused mentoring.

Register today for First Steps!

Register today to participate in the two Saturday program. You will receive more information prior to the start of the program. The program registration will direct you to a form for the UNM Anderson Center for Responsible Entrepreneurship.

Jon Mertz

About Jon Mertz

Jon is a 25-year tech and marketing executive. He led brand development, product management, marketing, and sales channel efforts for startup and enterprise companies.