Entrepreneurs and Companies

Eelahas Resource Group, LLC



Carey Beam

Woman-owned consultancy concentrating in the areas of public relations and strategic communications, workforce development and recruitment, STEM education, and sustainable community-building.


The Cornivor Popcorn Company



Robert Mendez

We are a popcorn company that has a simple mission... BLOW YOUR MIND!
We are located in Albuquerque, New Mexico home of the best green chile you will ever find. We are a local family owned business just trying to better the world with our delicious popcorn, made with simple ingredients you can find in your own cupboard!
Originally, we had a craving for green chile popcorn and the popcorn we had found wasn’t “all that great” so we decided to make our own. Thus The Cornivore was born!
We took what we concocted to a party and it was a HIT! Everyone started giving us flavor suggestions, and we’ve been adding to our unique flavor list since.


Build With Robots LLC



Chris ZIomek

Build With Robots enables others to leverage the latest robotic technologies. We help create and grow the next-generation of market-leading companies. We provide training, expertise, capital and mentors for teams who apply disruptive automation within new markets.


Las Golondrinas Pie Company



Andrea Bernal

Sweet and savory pies baked fresh from scratch using mostly local and organic New Mexico ingredients. Products can be purchased primarily at the Downtown Growers Market and Railyards Markets from April to November. Special order and catering available. Pie flavors vary depending on availability of seasonal fruit.





Steven Graves

BennuBio – Sound Science Delivered
Flow cytometry is the most powerful tool for analysis of cellular populations, but there is still is a wealth of untapped potential for additional applications. BennuBio Inc. has greatly expanded the power of flow cytometry by developing instruments that can use the flow cytometry paradigm to analyze samples regardless of particle size or sample volume. Moreover, these instruments simplify workflows to save time and money. Our gentle approach retains sample viability and morphology while analyzing at considerably faster rates. Thereby, improving diagnostics, decreasing time to markets and accelerating fundamental health science research. Our initial technology has been funded by a series of NIH grants and investment by Tramway Venture Partners, Cottonwood Technology Fund, and Sun Mountain Capital.


Virgin Galactic



George Whitesides

We are a part of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, and with our sister companies – The Spaceship Company and Virgin Orbit – we are developing and operating a new generation of space vehicles to open space for everyone.

We are comprised of hundreds of dedicated and passionate professionals, united in creating the world’s first commercial spaceline. Our mission – to be the spaceline for Earth – means we focus on using space for good, while delivering an unparalleled customer experience.

Through our work, we believe we can help inspire future generations and make it possible to see our beautiful home planet from a new perspective.


New Mexico Consortium (NMC)



Dr. Steven Buelow

Established in 2006, the New Mexico Consortium (NMC) partners with Los Alamos National Laboratory in order to develop, implement and continually improve models that encourage and support collaborative research across its partner institutions, including the University of New Mexico, New Mexico State University and the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Science is increasingly collaborative; tackling problems at a large scale requires cross-institutional, cross-disciplinary teams. The NMC was formed to anticipate what it takes for LANL, universities and industry to work together.





Andrew Padilla

Datacequia’s mission is to simplify the discovery, accessibility, and use of data resources that drive informed decisions to address the pressing business challenges of today and beyond.  Scarce analytic budgets coupled with the rushing currents of source data require a sustainable approach in order to thrive in extreme environments.

Organizations who are able to make timely informed decisions increase their ability to meet their goals. The ability to acquire relevant data on demand is essential to this capability.

Datacequia works with our clients to deliver usable data to the people who need it at the right time, in the right amount, and in the right place to maximize decision making to meet and exceed your organizations goals.


The Bakehouse Off The Wheaten



Heidi Moir

The Bakehouse is currently under construction and will be a designated Gluten Free Bakery and Eatery. Follow our Instagram and FB for further updates. To order or for more information please call 505-980-0706 or email.


NM Energy Manufacturing Consortium-Institute



Bobbie Williams

NM Energy Manufacturing Consortium/NM Energy Manufacturing Institute
The NM Energy Manufacturing Consortium (NEMCon) and the NM Energy Manufacturing Institute (NEMI) are non-profit organizations that are working together with other state entities to create an infrastructure in support of a NM manufacturing industrial complex for the energy sector. As a value-creating element of the infrastructure, NEMCon champions the commercialization of advanced energy technology from lab to market, using state-of-the-art materials, processes and technologies. NEMI is a community of energy and energy-related manufacturers in the state that work together to grow their own businesses and strategically create and maintain a strong, reliable local supply chain. The NEMI community is the feedstock from which the foundation for a strong infrastructure is built which will expand existing businesses, create new businesses, or recruit businesses to New Mexico.


Sandia National Labs



James S. Peery

National security is our business. We apply science to help detect, repel, defeat, or mitigate threats.
For more than 70 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation's most challenging security issues.
Sandia National Laboratories is operated and managed by National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Honeywell International, Inc. National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia operates Sandia National Laboratories as a contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and supports numerous federal, state, and local government agencies, companies, and organizations.


The Sugabom



Stacy Allyson Taylor

I founded The Sugabom with the express purpose of providing delicious "Old School" baking. Every Product is important to me. I want to give everyone a happy, delicious explosion in their mouth!

The Sugabom

Electric Playhouse



John-Mark Collins

Step out of your ordinary into a world previously only possible in dreams. Electric Playhouse is an all-ages dining, gaming and recreation wonderland that requires no goggles or equipment to transport you to another reality. Lightning has struck–and now you can discover the future of fun for yourself.


TriCore Reference Laboratories



Dr. Michael J. Crossey

TriCore is an independent, not-for-profit full-service reference laboratory serving hospitals, physicians, medical groups and nursing homes throughout the southwest. TriCore offers an extensive menu of laboratory tests with more than 1,700 different options ranging from routine screens for cholesterol and blood sugar to highly specialized – or esoteric – services, such as DNA testing. Services cover clinical pathology, anatomic pathology and drug testing. TriCore employs more than 1100 people throughout its labs and patient care centers.

TriCore is more than a lab; we are the Southwest’s clinical information company offering expertise in population health management and targeted intervention. We play an active role in New Mexico’s community by offering quality lab outreach, innovative research technologies, and a data repository that enables actionable clinical knowledge.


Sprouting Kitchen



Fallon Bader

The Sprouting Kitchen hosts outdoor cooking classes on local farms. Our classes include: a farm tour, hands-on cooking focused on fresh-harvested produce, and chance to sit down and share the meal created. Our classes are meant to build community around supporting local farms, increasing healthy eating habits and access to nutritious food. Our class prices are affordable, and we even have free sponsored classes for people who need some extra help.



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Lauren Stutzman

Cheese plates & grazing boards + classes & tastings for parties, special occasions, and personal victories. Santa Fe & NM





Alex Koglin

NTx™ is a Santa Fe-based R&D, bioinformatics and biomanufacturing startup company that develops and advances a unique platform for research scale to mid-scale, host-independent biological manufacturing.


Ecosphere Environmental Services, Inc.



Mike Fitzgerald

Ecosphere is a full-service environmental consulting firm that specializes in environmental compliance and permitting, natural resources consulting, public outreach and participation, and environmental planning and monitoring. For more than 35 years Ecosphere has provided environmental consulting services to a variety of industries, Tribes and governmental agencies across the western U.S. The company possesses a highly qualified and technically diverse staff with expertise in National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analyses, Endangered Species Act (ESA), Clean Water Act (CWA) compliance and permitting, and Geographic Information System (GIS) services. The firm has a diverse client base comprising local and federal government agencies, public and private utilities, renewable energy companies and telecommunications, including fiber optics, extractive industries (oil, natural gas, and mining), real estate developers, banks, tribal organizations, and private landowners.


Los Alamos National Laboratory



Thomas Mason

As a Federally Funded Research and Development Center, we align our strategic plan with priorities set by the Department of Energy (DOE), the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), and key relevant national strategy guidance documents, such as the Nuclear Posture Review, the National Security Strategy, and the Blueprint for a Secure Energy Future.

As the senior laboratory in the DOE system, we execute work in all of DOE’s missions: national security, science, energy, and environmental management. Our contributions are part of what makes DOE a science, technology, and engineering powerhouse for the nation.


Activate New Mexico


TJ Cook

ActivateNM is an accelerator and incubator program powered by CNM Ingenuity. The program is designed on the pillars of Build, Disrupt, and Community. We're here to help tech founders build valuable businesses that are going to disrupt a particular market through big visions and innovative, transformative ideas. We also believe that entrepreneurs are more likely to succeed when they are surrounded by a community of support. ActivateNM is committed to nurturing New Mexico's entrepreneurial community and thus, promoting prosperity in our state.


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