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An Entrepreneur’s Journey – EDA NM Rainforest University Center

In March 2019, the EDA NM Rainforest University Center kicked off its first seminar at UNM-Gallup on “How to Generate a Business Idea” presented by Sandra Begay. In that Gallup auditorium sat, Virginia Primozic, a UNM student, aspiring artist and entrepreneur. Inspired by the seminars and resources provided by the University Center, Virginia embarked on a new entrepreneurial journey. As one of the most dedicated initial participants in the NM …Read More

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

When David Guillermo Marini (Tio David) came to Albuquerque New Mexico in 2001 from Lima, Peru he brought his family traditions of cooking with him. Initially his cooking stayed in his home where he and his family would have Sunday night dinners, but in 2020 Tio David and his family finally brought his Peruvian cooking to the public by opening Tio David’s restaurant. The restaurant had just recently opened when …Read More

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

Home to multiple national labs and several top tier research institutions, New Mexico has come to be known as the State of Innovation. In addition to the presence of strong STEM institutions, the inhabitants of New Mexico have a long history of engaging in entrepreneurship activities. Whether it’s selling piñon and firewood on the side of a northern New Mexico road, showcasing Native American art and jewelry under the portal …Read More

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

In September, 2019 when the EDA NM Rainforest University Center hosted its first Network of Student Inventors (NSI) meeting, Tina, a freshman at the time, was one of the first people to show. “When I first heard of Lobo Rainforest, I thought to myself ‘I have to go to their inventor meetings!’” Tina, now a sophomore, has attended multiple NSI meetings and earned her Entrepreneurial Capabilities Certificate from the NM …Read More