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Client company EcoPesticides and the USDA are partnering to fast-track development of "green" pesticides.
Under the CRDA - Cooperative Research Development Agreement - with USDA, EcoPesticides will develop technologies to protect natural pesticides from damaging UV rays.The project specifically targets grasshoppers and other insect pests. Read more.
As we went to press, SFBI client company Vizzia Technologies received notice of a VAF 
(Venture Accelerations Fund) award from LANL. The funding, one of four awarded, assists in taking innovation to market more quickly. Vizzia is a healthcare technology company that uses sensor systems and its proprietary software and analytics methodology to improve the safety, compliance and efficiency of healthcare workflow.

The VAF is a collaborative investment established by Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS).This year LANS, along with Los Alamos County, New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) and Santa Fe County and the City of Santa Fe are investing in the economic health of New Mexico via their support of growth-oriented companies. The fund is administered by the Regional Development Corporation (www.rdcnm.org).
April 14, 2015 | Advanced Manufacturing Day Santa Fe
Congratulations to Sigma Labs, Incwho launched it's 3-D Metal Printer and Proprietary Software on April 14, 2015. 
Guests, VIPs and the press were present for a ribbon cutting ceremony and tours of the 3-D print lab. Pictured below, upper left: Sigma founders and staff; upper right: Patricia Knighten, Manager of the Office of Science and Technology, New Mexico Economic Development Department; Mark Cola, Co-founder, President and CEO Sigma Labs; and Simon Brackley, President Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce.
Mayor Javier M. Gonzales (pictured below, right) proclaimed it "Advanced Manufacturing Day" in Santa Fe.  Sigma Labs makes its 3-D printer available to entrepreneurs across the state and country. (Few 3-D printers are publicly accessible across the country and there is none other in New Mexico.) 

Programs

Eureka Effect, 4:45pm - 7:00pm Wednesday May 14th, emphasizes manufacturing. Meet LANL scientists in fields relevant to your business, talk with them for 5 minutes at a time, hear advice from some of the smartest people on the planet and get info on receiving technical assistance though NMSBA and MEP. It's like speed dating only smarter. It's the Eureka Effect. Register for Eureka Effect at Eventbrite.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
10am - 1pm * FREE!
GrowthWheel is a tool for business owners in all stages to get focus, set agendas, make decisions, and take action. This GrowthWheel workshop will offer plenty of opportunity for one-on-one coaching in the 20 aspects of your business represented on the GrowthWheel. The Santa Fe Business Incubator is proud to have the only GrowthWheel certified coaches in New Mexico. 

Please visit the GrowthWheel Registration page to sign up for this free workshop, offered as a service to the community of Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico. Program Director and GrowthWheel certified coach Sean O'Shea personally guarantees a fun and informative workshop, and as 'icing on the cake' a free lunch will be provided to all participants. You can’t lose! Contact Sean at soshea@sfbi.net for more information.”
In the words of Sean O'Shea, "Start on Santa Fe! Start on!Thank you to coaches, judges and participants. Thanks to our Start up Santa Fe Weekend sponsors, including signature sponsor First Citizens Bank. 
"Exceptional presentations, selfless volunteers!" Prepare to be impacted by this videocreated by participants from United World College USA.
Top presentation honors for the weekend went to SheSpire, a mentor-matching service for women. 
"...the Startup weekend at SFBI is the best place to meet your business partner." -Gary Xie, Tappyhour
Daisychain USB, a participant in the Fall '14 Startup Weekend launched their kickstarter campaign recently. Since participating in Startup Weekend, this company has completed its full patent application, built a 3-D print model, identified factories in New Mexico and resigtered "Portkey" as a trademark.
Santa Fe County business owners joined local resource providers May 5th for a networking and information event aimed at increasing business in rural areas.

This 'n That

Our partner SCORE conducted a lively panel discussion on entrepreneurship at SFBI. 
Michael Maremont, panel chair, is a former SCORE chair and Northwestern University guest professor.
Santa Fe Business Incubator
3900 Paseo del Sol
Santa Fe, NM 87507
505-424-1140
http://www.sfbi.net

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 SFBI at a glance 
Currently serving 26 client firms and 3 co-located partner organizations

More than 1,000 new jobs created by client companies

Home to more than 125 companies over the past 15-years

10,000 sq. ft. facility launched in 1997

20,000 sq. ft. expansion 2002 to 30,000 sq. ft. total


Marie Longserre, President and CEO since inception
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