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Startup Fiesta – Startup Showcase

March 9, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm MST

Startup Fiesta is a pop-up gathering for New Mexico’s entrepreneurs, small businesses, hackers, hustlers, designers, and innovators to meet and inspire each other. Showcase your successes, swap ideas, and mingle with peers and talent.

Whether you’ve already started your business or just have an idea, come out and see who else is in the game. Or perhaps you’re looking for someone with a special skillset that could help launch their dream venture – you might be exactly what they need!

What’s happening?

  • Micro-pitches – Hear 1 minute each from 16 local small businesses.
  • Startup Showcase – Meet those 16 startups at their table.
  • Featured Founder – Brandon Garrett, co-founder of Electric Playhouse
  • Eat, Drink, Socialize – Heavy appetizers and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Beer & Wine Card Bar provided by Sidetrack Brewing Company

Free for all to attend! Thanks to funding from the City of Albuquerque.


  • Meet/Greet: 5:00-5:30pm
  • Micro-pitches & Featured Founder: 5:30-6:00pm
  • Social Hour: 6:00-7:00pm

REGISTER:  Get your free tickets to attend and purchase drink tickets here.

Startup Showcase

ABQ Healthcare 2 You – We offer a unique hybrid model for pediatric sick and well visits, which means we offer home and office visits.  We meet families where they are. We strongly believe healthcare should be built on a relationship between the provider and the patient.

Aqua Research – A health care company providing technology that makes disinfection systems for low income settings and for Legionella control in industrial settings. We are working with the largest non-government agencies worldwide and B2B customers for industrial applications.

Doug – A friendlier version of trip advisor or Yelp. We focus on supporting independent businesses of high quality, and eschew the review process. The mission of Doug is to help people find and support great independent businesses that they love in their community.

EquiSeq – A biotechnology company that develops and sells genetic tests for horses. For horse buyers who want healthy horses, EquiSeq’s DNA test is a genetic screen that identifies horses with a muscle-wasting disease before they develop symptoms. EquiSeq’s DNA test is noninvasive. We just need a hair sample.

Faena – Spanish language learning video game bringing life back to language learning.

Gold Standard Radiation Detection – Less than 1% of shipping is physically inspected. This makes it easy and fairly-cheap to ship explosives, drugs, and nuclear materials. That is a problem for all of us.  GSTND is developing technology to inspect every package and transportainer safely and without delays.

Johnson Brothers Automotive – Our premium valet service maximizes your availability to do what you do best. Repair of your vehicle is coordinated, and delivered back to you with as little disruption as possible. We provide a lifestyle of vehicle ownership that is easy, convenient and stress free.

Muezbiz – Introduces Regions Media: Connecting regions of interests in a transparent socially interactive platform where local retailers represent a globe of member products.

NoiseAware – Our patented IoT gives Airbnb hosts and hoteliers automated, real-time awareness into when guests violate noise and smoking policies to enable hospitality operators to reduce operating costs and complexity.

Q Biotech – Biopharma R&D is one of the largest and faster growing markets.  Essentially all R&D involves protein, DNA or RNA purification.  Q Biotech developed a novel instrument to automate protein purification and make it an almost effortless and convenient step in the research.

Shelf-ish – Launched in December 2022, Shelf-ish is a social media app for beauty product users. Shelf-ish allows users to create virtual shelves with the products they use, see what their friends use, share their looks/routines, and click through to make more informed product purchases.

Shimoshi – A Product Opportunity Basecamp where founders are coached during the Problem-Solution stage of business development. Our goals: 1) to build lower risk, value-based businesses for all stakeholders; 2) to boost odds that entrepreneurs survive by intention, not luck.

Simple Quantum – Simple Quantum’s focus is on making the IT experience as easy and convenient as possible.

TakeFlight  – Connects you to the resources you need to learn to fly. Come TakeFlight with us today.

Ultimate Ninja Athletic Association – Llike the American Ninja Warrior show you see on TV, but trying to make it a real sport, not just a fun show on TV.  We have helped create one of the fastest growing fitness crazes in the world and helped families get fit together.


Want to Showcase?

Stay tuned for our next Startup Fiesta in May.


Entrance & Parking at Chatter

Park in the lot north of Chatter, at 2nd & Granite, or street parking.

Enter from the door on the north side. Do not enter from the door on 3rd Street.

Chatter Parking in the lots to the north.


March 9, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm MST


912 3rd St NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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