createABQ is an initiative of Creative Startups and the City of Albuquerque. The mission of createABQ is to connect and promote Albuquerque’s creative economy by supporting the entrepreneurs and professionals of our city. Join in the variety of lectures, workshops and networking events all aimed at strengthening the business skills of the local creatives.

Creative Startups

The Creative Startups mission is to accelerate the success of creative entrepreneurs and economies. At Creative Startups we believe in the power of creative entrepreneurs to create dynamic and prosperous communities. To support individuals and communities working in the creative industries we:

  • Launch successful startups through Creative Startups Accelerator, the nation’s first accelerator dedicated to creative entrepreneurs,
  • Build community-based regional economic development strategies for success in the creative economy,
  • Create dynamic partnerships to build capacity and resources for creative entrepreneurs and communities.



City of Albuquerque

The City of Albuquerque’s Economic Development Department works to create, diversify, and enhance job growth and to promote business development and stability. The Economic Development Department supports business and the development community within city government and between city agencies.

Advisory Board