Finally made it to 1 Million Cups last week. This was last regular meeting of the year and I was glad I was able to attend. At 1 Million Cups two presenters talk for six minutes and take questions and comments afterwards.
The first presenter was Peri Pakroo. She spoke about her online creative magazine Pyragraph. She talked about her publishing model and her launch of their premium service and a podcast called the Self-Employed Happy Hour. Peri made a comment during the Q&A portion that California usually edges out New Mexico in unique visitors maybe there will be enough publicity from 1 Million Cups to put New Mexico in the top spot.
The second presenter was Dara Ambriz who is co-owner of Runway Apparel. This was her second time presenting and she was updating on all the community activities she has been involved in, such as Hautepreneurs and Diner en Blanc, her fashion trips and experience with her business. One person described her passion as ‘contagious’ and it is. When you see one person being so involved it is inspiring. I would go further thought and say the whole 1 Million Cups crowd has a contagious atmosphere. Everyone there seems ready to do what they can to help each other and promote Albuquerque and simply make things happen.
This is really a great time to be an entrepreneur in Albuquerque and with what is starting and what is growing I think next year is going to be even better.