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CNM accelerator class starts next week

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The next class of entrepreneurs at Central New Mexico Community College’s business accelerator begins Friday with 13 new startups.

CNM’s IGNITE Community Accelerator is an intensive, 12-week program. It includes up to 30 hours of one-on-one business coaching, 48 hours of intense business training, support in developing and implementing a 100-day tactical plan and other services to help fledgling businesses succeed, according to a CNM news release.

Facilitator for the accelerator will be local entrepreneur Derrick Lente, who sold his staffing company, Spherion, in 2013 after building its annual revenues to $7.5 million.

Startups and the owners taking part in the class are:

— Lobo Cell Phone Solutions; Paul Michelman, Gene Gomez; cell phone, mobile device repair.

— Medical Debt Solutions Consulting, LLC; Kathy Ferguson; resolution of medical debts.

— JobPlacer, LLC; Mark Stensland, Kim Schwery, Josh Beach; connects highly skilled freelance workers with clients.

— The CBD Boutique; Alex Lucero, Billy Giron, Eugena Lucero; hemp-based nutritional supplements.

— Cool Nerves Technology; Clint Furrer; cooling shirt system for people with MS and heat related illnesses.

— Trail Quail; Jeff Saul, Louis Gill, Matt Harris, George Kephart; mobile-friendly website for Albuquerque recreational trails.

— Fresco New Mexico; Chloe Garrett; food truck and catering service.

— Stellate Studio; Robert Liberatore, Louis Romero; educational app for tessellation art.

— Quetzal Co-Op; Jaen Ugalde; food truck specializing in healthy New Mexican food.

— Essence de CafĂ©; Jose Luis Santana, Paola Santana, Alec Riedel, Rebecca Riedel; supplies coffee extract to businesses and for retail.

— Another Mother Kombucha; Royeal Jones; healthy soda alternative.

— MyTap, Inc.; Douglas Radecki; mobile app on craft beer.

— Shop for New Mexico Kids; Tim Claiborne; online marketing site that partners with companies to raise funds for children.

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