How Albuquerque Teen Startup Weekend Got Started


When Taylor Chavez attended New Mexico’s first Startup Weekend event, she accompanied her father, Lawrence, who spent the weekend coaching participants. It didn’t take long for Taylor’s own entrepreneurial inspiration to take hold, and when she attended Startup Weekend Albuquerque a few months later, it was as a participant. She spent the working working with her team members to ready their product and presentation for the judges. Taylor helped with the presentation, and the team won first place. Not long after, she was invited to speak about her experience at TEDxABQ. She has inspired a core team of fellow teens to join her to launch Albuquerque Teen Startup Weekend. It promises to be an exciting weekend as teens from all over New Mexico gather to present their own startup ideas and work together throughout the weekend to ready their team for the exciting presentations on Sunday. You can view Taylor’s talk here:

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