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How to Generate a Business Idea – NM Rainforest University Center Seminar

March 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

All great businesses start with an idea: an idea to create something new, serve the world, or solve a problem. Take the first step towards starting your own business by joining Sandra Begay and the New Mexico Rainforest University Center Program for a seminar on “How to Generate a Business Idea.”

In this hour-long lecture, you will learn how to engage in the brainstorming process, identify opportunities, validate your idea using market research and begin planning using the business model canvas. Your next business venture may be only an idea away!

Speaker Bio:


Sandra Begay, Director of the Environmental Health Department, City of Albuquerque

A Regent of the University of New Mexico, Ms. Begay was recently appointed by Mayor Tim Keller as the Director of the Environmental Health Department for the city of Albuquerque. In 1992, she joined Sandia National Laboratories, where she is currently on a special leave of absence as a Principal Member of the Technical Staffand head of Sandia’s technical efforts in the Renewable Energy Program to assist Native American tribes with renewable energy development. Prior to this, she also worked at Lawrence Livermore Laboratories and at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Ms. Begay is a former Executive Director of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), former chair of the AISES Board of Directors, and the recipient of the AISES Lifetime Achievement Award.

Sandra is the site mentor for UNM-Gallup. She is available as an interface for any questions and to serve as a connection point for resources related to your entrepreneurial endeavors or training.


This seminar may be attended in person at UNM-Gallup or online via Zoom by visiting: https://zoom.us/j/574987224 at the scheduled meeting time.

Registration is required in order to receive credit for attending the seminar.

Program funded by a grant from the Economic Development Administration




UNM Gallup, Gurley Hall, Room 1124
705 Gurley Ave
Gallup, NM 87301 United States
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