Ingenuity Venture Fund hosts and supports a number of programs and events that provide New Mexico entrepreneurs the knowledge, resources, and connectivity they need to succeed with their startup.

Pitch Events

ABQid, powered by CNM Ingenuity is proud to announce the 2020 ONLINE Balloon Pitch Competition on
Friday, October 2, 2020.

Balloon Pitch brings New Mexico’s top high-growth startups together with investor judges from multiple states representing over $150m in investable capital. It’s a pitch event like no other, and this year we’re going online!

Competitors have been announced! See them here.

Entrepreneurs and investors alike are all-too-familiar with a typical elevator pitch. We think New Mexico is known more for its elevations than its elevators. ABQid is once again teaming up with Taos Ski Valley to bring New Mexico’s entrepreneurial community together for a special event. And no, there are no elevators involved. Not the usual kind, anyway.

We’re selecting 12+ ambitious, driven startups from across the United States who exhibit: early customer validation and traction for a disruptive value proposition; high-growth potential and scalability; eagerness to find venture and angel investors to scale their business.



Hyperspace Challenge is a business accelerator that forges valuable relationships between the government, startup, and university communities to accelerate innovation for the space domain. 

Accelerate Your Startup

Activate New Mexico accelerates early-stage, software-enabled startups with the goal of expanding the New Mexico tech landscape in an intentional, depth-driven ecosystem.