Come join us often

There are no passwords, velvet-roped VIP entries or secret handshakes to “get in” Innovation Central. Everyone is welcome.

But knowing you’re included does no good if you don’t know where to go. That’s the purpose of this section – to give you all the information you need to see what’s going on and when, and to connect you with others in the start-up community.

You’ll find descriptions of regularly scheduled activities and a calendar full of special events designed to engage everyone from students to lawyers, to accountants and marketers, CEOs and professors, designers and researchers.

If you don’t see what you’re looking for, why not create it?

The more people who are engaged in the Albuquerque start-up community, the more profitable the results will be for the entire city.

Collisions + ideas = opportunities.


  • 1 Million Cups

    1 Million Cups (1MC) is a simple way to engage entrepreneurs in communities around the world. Learn More

  • Built in NM (tech-centric)

    Built in New Mexico is a technology-centric, all-volunteer grass roots organization. Learn More

  • CreativeMornings

    Albuquerque and Santa Fe are two of the latest urban areas to have been named host cities of CreativeMornings, a free monthly breakfast lecture series for the creative community worldwide. Learn More

  • Entrepreneurial Happy Hour

    Truly a watering hole for entrepreneurs of all strokes, this monthly gathering is set in an environment in which to learn, connect and relax. Learn More

  • Entrepreneurial Office Hours

    Entrepreneurial Office Hours is a weekly event from 3-5 p.m. Wednesdays at The Epicenter, 119 Gold Ave. SW. Learn More

  • Impact & Coffee

    A mixer for the nonprofit sector, this event brings together leaders, volunteers, board members and funders to have a cup of coffee and hear about new social profit ventures in a 6-minute presentation. Learn More

  • Mentorship Mondays

    Sometimes an open forum and sometimes topic-focused, this weekly event provides anyone needing guidance in their business – or potential business - an opportunity to be heard and provided with helpful direction. Learn More

  • Taza

    The South Valley Entrepreneurial Network hosts Taza, the nation’s only Spanish-language 1 Million Cups event. Learn More

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