A Billion Here, A Billion There

The world is inhabited with a number of individuals that can sell ice to Eskimo’s. The investment community is also populated by a number of individuals who try to sell dreams to investors that may not make economic sense, but the salesperson is so personable that the investors gets caught up in the dreams of future and ignore basic due diligence questions. Example 1 – Doug Vaughn Recently in New Mexico, we had a firsthand example of investors ignoring basic due diligence in the form…

July Dinners

Please join us at our July Member Dinners Wednesday, July 24, 2013 – Yanni’s in Albuquerque Thursday, July 25, 2013 – Hotel St. Francis in Santa Fe Agenda: 5:15 pm to 6:30 pm Networking & Hosted Bar 6:30 pm to 6:35 pm Announcements 6:40 pm to 7:10 pm Dinner 7:10 pm to 8:20 pm Company Presentations As always, the dinner is FREE for members and sponsors.  There is a $100.00 dinner fee for non-members.

NM Angels Defy National Trend of Shrinking Funding

As published by the Albuquerque Business First Apr 24, 2013, 12:06pm MDT by Dan Mayfield, Reporter 505.348.8308 | dmayfield@bizjournals.com Nationally, angel investment hasn’t rebounded from the Great Recession. But locally, at least, New Mexico is heading in the right direction, John Chavez, president of the New Mexico Angels, said Wednesday at the Economic Forum of Albuquerque. Nationally, the median angel investment has stayed relatively the same at around $600,000 for the last three years, according to the Angel Resource Institute. The New Mexico Angels —…

ABQ Economic Forum Presentation

The Economic Forum of Albuquerque will be hosting NMA’s John Chavez to speak about Angel Capital investment activity on April 24, 2013. The Forum’s mission is to ” inform leadership from business, government and education for the purpose of improving the quality of jobs, education and the economic welfare of our community”.  For more information about the group, please visit their website: http://www.econ-forum.com/index.html

Chavez Keynote Speaker at STC Awards

STC.UNM hosted their 10th Annual Innovation Awards with NMA’s John Chavez as their Keynote Speaker. The awards were given to 45 University of New Mexico inventors and creators for their 2012 issued patents, registered copyrights and issued trademarks. Additionally, the 2013 Innovation Fellow was awarded to Graham Timmins.   This years honorees also included Majeed Hayat and Payman Zarkesh-Ha, the founders of Dynamic Photonics, a New Mexico Start-Up Factory company. For a complete list of the honorees, visit: https://stc.unm.edu/news/news.php?newsid=429.

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