UNM Rainforest Innovations

Isabel Last is the CEO and Founder of Faena, an immersive, Spanish-learning video game. A pre-alpha demo of the game was released last week and is currently available on their website. The startup is also working with the Robert F. Kennedy Charter School in Albuquerque to roll out the demo to a class of 23 heritage language students.

Isabel Last has participated in the Lobo Rainforest NSF I-Corps Program (now called the Rainforest Accelerator), she participated in courses and mentor office hours as part of the New Mexico Rainforest University Center program and was a finalist in several pitch competitions hosted by UNM Rainforest Innovations and UNM’s Innovation Academy.

Learn more about Faena and the demo here: https://www.faena.cc/

See Jacob Maranda’s January 26 article, “Albuquerque startup strikes deal with local charter school for video game demo,” on the New Mexico Inno website here: https://www.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/inno/stories/news/2023/01/26/faena-game-demo-local-charter-school-contract.html?utm_source=st&utm_medium=en&utm_campaign=ae&utm_content=AQ&j=30371160&senddate=2023-01-26

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