Tech On Tap Thursday April 28th with Steve McKee on SaaS and Passare

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About Passare
Passare is an innovative, Cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) platform that helps funeral service professionals connect and collaborate with families anytime, anywhere, from any connected device. The company was founded in 2012 to meet the changing needs and preferences of today’s funeral consumers. Passare offers funeral homes increased efficiency and accuracy while enhancing the customer’s buying experience. Through the cloud-based funeral arrangement platform, families are able to collaborate with one another and their funeral director. By mid-2015, Passare transitioned from a tech start-up into a fully operational company, growing its customer base by over 300% in six months. Passare is redefining and reinvigorating one of the last industries to be transformed by the digital revolution.
Steve McKee, Co-Founder of Passare
In addition to being the co-founder and member of the board of directors of Passare, Steve is president of McKee Wallwork + Company (MWC), Advertising Age’s2015 Southwest Small Agency of the Year and the firm out of which Passare emerged.  He is the author of When Growth Stalls: How it Happens, Why You’re Stuck and What To Do About It, and Power Branding: Leveraging the Success of the World’s Best Brands. His firm specializes in revitalizing stalled, stuck and stale brands across the U.S. and made the Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America its first year of eligibility. A marketing strategist for nearly thirty years, Steve has held executive positions at several notable international agencies. He was a popular columnist for more than a decade and currently writes a monthly column for SmartBrief on Leadership. He has been published or quoted in The New York Times, USA Today,, Investor’s Business Daily, the Los Angeles Times and is a frequent contributor to Albuquerque Business First. A popular speaker at corporate and association events, he has appeared on CNBC, ESPN2, CNNfn, Bloomberg, and network television affiliates across America.

Register here to attend and your first drink is on us!

2016-04-25T15:34:09+00:00April 25th, 2016|

Student Research Day at the University of New Mexico

Student Research Day
Student Research Day will be held on April 16th at the University of New Mexico Student Union Building.
Student Research Day is a student run and organized event oriented towards providing a rare opportunity for our graduate students to present their innovative work to the general public.  This is an opportunity for students to interact with the local community to create lasting connections and collaborations. There will be a scientific conference style 15 minute presentation and poster session, and more entrepreneurially focused five minute talks.
Gary Oppedahl, serial entrepreneur and Director of Albuquerque’s Economic Development Department, will give a keynote speech at 1 PM, as well as several local scientists from Sandia National Laboratories and the Air Force Research Laboratory to introduce topic sessions for oral presentations. Dr. Ronen Polsky from Sandia will lead off with a presentation on Transdermal Microneedle Sensors, and Dr. Kyle Hornton from AFRL concluding the morning session. The poster session will follow after, allowing small group interaction with students, as well as a catered lunch. Dr. Eric Spoerke and Dr. Gabe Montano will follow Director Oppedahl in our afternoon session. The evening will conclude with lightning talks and a catered banquet.
The Nanoscience and Microsystems Engineering and Chemical and Biological Engineering Graduate Student Associations are organizing Student Research Day this year, and are sponsored by four departments at the University of New Mexico, including the Nanoscience and Microsystems Engineering (NSME), Biomedical Engineering (BME), Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE), and Chemical and Chemical Biology (CCB). They are providing our judges, as well as helping fund food and free parking.
The event will take place at the UNM Student Union Building (SUB), 3rd floor, in the following meeting rooms: Acoma A & B for the poster session, and Fiesta A & B for our oral presentations.  The SUB is located in quadrant M16 as building 60.  Parking will be provided in lot A which is located in quadrant O17.
Please RSVP here to attend
Take this opportunity to enjoy the food and bar, take in the current research, and network with the local science and business community. If you are planning to attend either lunch and/or dinner we would like for you to RSVP at the following link.
Parking Map

2016-04-03T18:39:11+00:00April 16th, 2016|

Women in Design New Mexico: Day to Day Creativity Salon March 2nd, 2016

Women in Design: New Mexico is teaming up with KIICPyragraph, and Women in Technology for a FREE Salon – a chance to network and have interesting conversation with people who use their creativity for their livelihood. New Mexico Technology Council is a proud sponsor of this event.
Date: Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Keshet Center for the Arts: 4121 Cutler Ave NE, ABQ, 87110

Register here


2016-02-19T13:02:09+00:00March 2nd, 2016|

6th Annual NM Women in Technology Celebration 2013


We’re excited to announce the date for the 6th Annual NM Women in Technology Celebration and that nominations for awards are now open. Join us on Thursday, November 7th, 2013 to recognize the achievements of women working in New Mexico’s technology arena, promote the role of women in tech and science, and encourage women to pursue careers in these fields.

Our Keynote Speaker and Emcee will be announced soon!

Our annual NM Women in Technology Awards are one of our most popular and we expect this event to sell out again. Visit the registration page here to sign up!


Help us recognize the women who are leading the way both by their work in tech-related fields and in encouraging young women to pursue career paths in technology and science. Submit a nomination here.


Each year, the New Mexico Technology Council makes cash scholarships available to women pursuing degrees in tech-related fields in programs at New Mexico’s universities and colleges. Scholarship nominations will be open soon.


Are you and/or your organization willing to help support the Tech Council’s efforts to promote the role of Women in Technology? Please consider sponsoring our celebration and our scholarship program. Find more information here.

2013-05-21T14:24:21+00:00May 21st, 2013|