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Cecchi VentureLab

UNM Student Entrepreneur Happy to Be at the Lobo Rainforest Building

One of the busiest student entrepreneurs at UNM lives, learns, and works at the Lobo Rainforest Building. Already the founder and CEO of two startup companies—Pencil-In and Shutter Bombs—you can often find Kyle Guin working in his office or chatting with other entrepreneurs at STC’s business incubator, the Cecchi VentureLab. Or, he may be on his way down the hallway to a class at the Innovation Academy, then over to …Read More

Lobo Rainforest Building On Schedule to Open in August

The Lobo Rainforest Building, the heart of the Innovate ABQ innovation district and the first building on the downtown site, is on schedule to open for UNM students in time for the beginning of the fall 2017 semester in August.  The building will also house STC.UNM,  UNM’s technology-transfer and economic-development organization, the Innovation Academy, UNM’s entrepreneurial program for students, STC’s Cecchi VentureLab and other entrepreneurial programs and events.  To read …Read More

Local Start-up Develops New Hand Sanitizer Made with Natural Ingredients

Local start-up CleanSpot Technologies  introduced its all-natural hand sanitizer this week at a launch reception held on September 13th at Bow & Arrow Brewing Co.  The company, a virtual tenant in STC’s Cecchi VentureLab business incubator, will be shipping the new product out within the next few weeks.  CleanSpot has also launched a crowdfunding campaign that offers supporters access to the first bottles leaving the warehouse.  To learn more, see …Read More

UNM Innovation Academy and STC Co-Host Student Internship Fair

The UNM Innovation Academy held its second internship fair for UNM students on August 30th from 4-6 pm at the STC Cecchi VentureLab.  The free event, co-hosted by STC, was open to any UNM student interested in  meeting with startup and entrepreneur-friendly companies looking for interns.  Several STC start-ups, new companies from the ABQid and SFid accelerators, and other companies interested in hiring interns were present to meet with approximately …Read More

STC Year-End Metrics Bring Good News for University and Community

It’s been a good year for the University of New Mexico’s tech-transfer and economic-development organization, STC.UNM.  Year-end metrics for STC revealed a big win in the $90 million sale of STC start-up IntelliCyt to big pharma firm Sartorius AG bringing income to the University and continued growth of the young company as it will remain in Albuquerque with a workforce of 55 employees.  The innovative flow-cytometry technology  was developed  by …Read More

UNM and Its Tech Transfer Partners Moving Forward on New Initiative

With preliminary planning underway for Innovate ABQ’s first phase of development, a new initiative is also underway to accelerate technology commercialization statewide.  Innovate New Mexico will unite the state’s research universities and national labs in efforts to create a “front door” to the innovative technologies being developed across the state.  Plans call for a central site (initially located at STC’s Cecchi VentureLab and ultimately housed at the Innovate ABQ incubator) …Read More

Doctoral Student and CVL Tenant Developing Highly Accurate Process for Forecasting Flow Stream

UNM doctoral student Mike Wallace has developed  a method for predicting stream flow levels based on a connection between stream flows in New Mexico and a particular temperature pattern in the Pacific Ocean.  Wallace  is also a tenant in STC’s Cecchi VentureLab business incubator where he has started a new business providing clients with forecasting services based on his technology.  See Aaron Hilf’s October 16, 2015 article, “UNM student developing …Read More

STC VentureLab Tenant and UNM Doctoral Student’s Technology for Predicting Stream Flow Levels Is Highly Accurate

Michael Wallace of Michael Wallace and Associates and a tenant in STC’s Cecchi VentureLab is developing a new modeling technology predicting water flow levels in streams.  The technology has shown a 98 percent accuracy rate for predicting the 10 year trailing average of stream flows in New Mexico nine months in advance by tracking warm and cold spots in the ocean.  Mr. Wallace is a doctoral student in the interdisciplinary …Read More