SOURCE: Startup America Partnership
ALBUQUERQUE, NM--(Marketwire - Sep 10, 2012) - Startup New Mexico, a statewide effort led by entrepreneurs to support the growth of startups throughout New Mexico, will officially launch in Albuquerque on Wednesday, September 12 at a kickoff event at the Embassy Suites Downtown. Startup New Mexico is the latest Startup Region collaborating with the Startup America Partnership, the national movement focused on providing startups access to the investors, services, corporations and customers that help young companies grow and create jobs.
"Focusing on high-growth startups is a smart strategy for New Mexico to grow its economy," said Scott Case, CEO of the Startup America Partnership. "Startup New Mexico provides a state-wide network to help the entrepreneurs building the next great success story access the opportunities and resources unique to the state."
Startup New Mexico will leverage state and local resources, along with Startup America's national network, to help New Mexico's entrepreneurs gain access to business resources throughout the state and country, enabling them to grow faster, be more competitive and add more jobs. A large number of entrepreneurs and resource providers have already joined Startup New Mexico to support startups statewide.
"Given its unique business, research and cultural environment, New Mexico is poised to unleash its potential to become a national leader in startup creation, science & technology commercialization, economic growth, and job creation," said John Mierzwa, Co-Chairman of the Startup New Mexico team.
Loraine Upham, Startup New Mexico Leadership Team member, notes, "As host to the two largest National Laboratories continually generating innovative new technologies and solutions, and as owner of the second largest Sovereign Wealth Fund in the U.S., New Mexico is a cauldron of economic growth potential. Entrepreneurs are the catalysts that can leverage these terrific resources into jobs and value creation. Startup New Mexico can help bring it all together."
About Startup New Mexico
Startup New Mexico will serve as the local region of the Startup America Partnership and bring the nationwide mission to New Mexico entrepreneurs by raising awareness and fostering effective connections, helping ensure entrepreneurs obtain the resources they need to thrive and create new jobs that will lead to vigorous economic growth across New Mexico.
For more information on Startup New Mexico and the launch event, please visit: www.StartupNM.org or email us at StartupNM@gmail.com.
Follow Startup New Mexico at www.twitter.com/startupNM and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/startupNM.
About the Startup America Partnership
The Startup America Partnership is a growing national movement of thousands of founders, experts and resources providing startups access to the corporations, investors, and services they need to grow. Launched at the White House in early 2011, the Partnership brings together startups and local champions from around the country focused on creating successful networks for young, high-growth companies to thrive. AOL co-founder Steve Case chairs the Partnership and the Kauffman and Case Foundations are its founding partners. American Airlines, American Express OPEN, Dell Inc., Intuit Inc., Microsoft and NYSE Euronext are corporate sponsors. For more information on the Partnership, visit www.s.co and follow us at www.twitter.com/startupamerica and www.facebook.com/startupamerica.