UNM Rainforest Innovations

During the months of April, May and June, the U.S Economic Development Administration (EDA) New Mexico Rainforest University Center held nine mentoring office hour sessions with the various University Center mentors and hosted three webinars on various entrepreneurial topics.

Did you miss these webinars? If so, the recordings, handouts and quizzes are available at: http://loborainforest.com/nmrainforest/videos/. The webinars included:

Patent Protection in 2021: A Primer presented by Henry Coleman 

Learn the basics of patent protections in 2021 – all the important points and pitfalls that you need to know from U.S. patent attorney, Henry D. Coleman.

Applying Creativity Techniques to Your Small Business presented by Stacy Sacco 

This webinar shows participants various creative techniques that can be used to create and grow a business from the ideation phase to second-stage growth.

User Research 101: Focus on Product Users presented by Charley Wilhite

Getting your product right is as important as getting the business right. In this session we will dive into User Research (UX): understanding what you need to know, drawing out assumptions and gaps, prioritizing your learning, methodologies for collecting data, and making sense of it all.

Do you want to get connected with the EDA NM Rainforest University Center? Here are some of the upcoming events:

  • Virtual Rainforest Mentor Hours – July – Come to 1:1 virtual mentoring with Stacy Sacco where he will provide guidance, coaching, perspective, and connections to enhance entrepreneurship and connections to resources at UNM and in the community. There are many resources available to those who have ideas that they may want to turn into a business! Come by and learn more about what is available and which connections are the best fit for you.

If you are interested in learning more about the EDA NM Rainforest University Center Program and Resources contact Cecilia Pacheco at cpacheco@innovations.unm.edu.

Additional Press Releases Relating to University Center:

NM Rainforest University Center Student Uses EDA Funded Program to Supplement Education and Jump-Start Entrepreneurial Pursuits

NM Rainforest University Center Works to Build Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Rural New Mexico Through Partnerships with UNM Branch Campuses

An Entrepreneur’s Journey – EDA NM Rainforest University Center

New Mexico Recovery Course Helps Small Business Strategize, Survive & Thrive Through Pandemic



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