11:30 AM11:30

Technology Showcase with Sandia National Laboratories

Join us for a celebration of innovations at the Sandia Technology Showcase hosted by Sandia National Laboratories, the New Mexico Angels and New Mexico Start-Up Factory.

The goal of the event is to showcase the forward-thinking technologies from Sandia Principal Investigators to entrepreneurs, investors, regional leaders, policy makers, and industrial partners. Attendees will be able to engage and connect with the technologists to further investigate commercialization and technology transfer opportunities.


  • 11:30am: Registration
  • 11:45am: Announcements & Introductions
  • 12:00pm: Steven Hau, LED Pulser
  • 12:20pm: Clifford Ho, Particle Power, 24/7 Dispatchable Renewable Energy (an R&D 100 Winner)
  • 12:40pm: Tristan Mahyera, Microfluidics Portfolio - 50+ Technologies Together in One Opportunity
  • 1:00pm: Networking
  • 1:30pm: Close

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, January 24, 2017.

COST: $30 for guests, Free for current New Mexico Angel Members and Sponsors.

About Sandia National Labs

Sandia National Laboratories is a multi-mission laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corp., for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. With main facilities in Albuquerque, N.M., and Livermore, Calif., Sandia has major R&D responsibilities in national security, energy and environmental technologies and economic competitiveness.

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6:00 PM18:00

Angels Mini Bootcamp

Mini Angels Boot Camp” – A Seminar/Workshop

Thursday May 26th • 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
At the Santa Fe Business Incubator
Presenters: John Chave, John Ellin nd Dorian Rader

This seminar/workshop will introduce entrepreneurs to equity financing and how to how to pitch to Angels. Learn about Venture capital and how it is different from angel investing.

  • 6:00pm-6:30pm: Registration & Networking
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm: Angel Investing (about Angels, what Angels look for in investments, how to get involved, how to pitch to Angels)
  • 7:30pm – 7:40pm: Short Break
  • 7:40pm – 8:15pm: Venture Capital (what it is, how it’s different than angel investing, what vcs look for, how to engage a vc)
  • 8:15pm – 8:30pm: How the Catalyst Fund will affect companies seeking funding



John Chavez is President of and active investor in the New Mexico Angels, as well as Managing Director of New Mexico Start-Up Factory and Phase One Ventures. Additionally, he is president of Tafoya and Brainerd Partners LLC, a nationwide business development consulting firm.

Prior to this, Chavez was cabinet secretary of the Taxation and Revenue under New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson for six years and president of the Federation of Taxation Administrators. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the UNM Anderson School Foundation. Chavez is a frequent guest lecturer on entrepreneurship and serves on a number of start-up boards. He earned a BA in Economics, BBA in Finance, and an MBA from New Mexico State University.

Dr. John W. Elling, Ph.D. is General Partner at Phase One Ventures, a venture fund investing in technologies at the intersection of biotechnology and nanotechnology, based in Santa Fe, NM. Dr. John Elling has founded and led a series of technology based start-ups, consistently building and exiting at a profit. He has also served in a Founder/CEO/President role with a number of prior companies including Incitor, Acoustic Cytometry Systems, Mesa Tech, Greffen Systems, MitoTech, Integrated Genomics, Cytoprint and Bioreason. Additionally he has experience at Los Alamos National Laboratory as both employee Technical Staff Member and as a Visiting Entrepreneur. John received his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin and received his MBA from the Anderson School of Business at the University of New Mexico.

Dorian Rader is the Vice President of the New Mexico Angels and Executive Director of New Mexico Start-Up Factory, a technology transfer organization that licenses innovations from New Mexico research institutions and creates investable high-tech companies from those technologies.  An experienced water entrepreneur herself, Dorian has launched seven high-tech companies, including Ecopesticides International in Santa Fe.

With a background in marketing and operations, she has a proven track record of taking companies from idea to industry, while ensuring the formation of a stable corporate infrastructure. She has worked with the University of New Mexico patent office sits on a number of start-up company boards and helps her husband with his company, Outlaw Mechanical. She has a BA from the University of New Mexico in Entrepreneurial Studies.

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TVC Lab2Venture
4:00 PM16:00

TVC Lab2Venture

It’s Out of This World!

What’s Out There?

Come find out at Technology Ventures’ Lab2Venture Open House.

TVC’s foremost gathering of exceptional technology-based resources in the state will be held Wednesday May 18th, 4-7PM.

At Lab2Venture you will be able to forge collaborative relationships with some of the brightest minds at work in our labs and research facilities.  We have invited representatives from Sandia National Labs, Air Force Research Lab, Los Alamos National Lab, UNM, NMSU, NMTech, as well as the entrepreneurial community.

Last year’s inaugural Lab2Venture “Rockin’ the Economy” Open House was a huge success, with more than 200 attendees.  This year we look to increase that amount while enjoying an outer space/sci fi theme.  (What’s your favorite sci fi/space movie?)

There will be researchers and technologists from selected “capabilities spaces,” including geothermal, water, solar, grid, and wind. We will also have great food, and feature local craft breweries for pairing and tasting. (What pairs best with geothermal technology? By Grabthar’s hammer, we shall solve that mystery!)

Do you need access to great partners? Do you want to know what’s “out there?”  This is the place to do it. Join us!

May 18th, 2016 4-7PM
1155 University Blvd SE
Albuquerque NM 87106

(UNM Student Success Ctr, 2nd floor)

COST: $25 per person

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