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 Café; 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.