Albuquerque Startups Link Arms and Head to SXSW

Albuquerque Startups Link Arms and Head to SXSW

March 10, 2016 |

It all started with a statement from Mayor Richard Berry, over a year ago, about making Albuquerque the most entrepreneurial city in the world. A few accelerators later (ABQid, SINC and more), a new entrepreneur community center (Epicenter), collaboration between organizations (WESST, FatPipeABQ, 1MillionCups and more), then throw in a slew of events and what do you have? A thriving and growing entrepreneurial community! And now, we’re all linking arms to head to this year’s SXSW (South by Southwest) in Austin, TX!


So who’s going you ask? Let’s start with John Avila, CEO of Buckle Down Systems whose device can dramatically cut repair time for buckled sidewalks (saves 50 to 70%). When you talk to John about this product, you feel his passion and determination to scale this product globally. After all, why wouldn’t you want to complete the work more efficiently and affordably?

Pressure Analysis Co. (PAC) is also heading to SXSW with their pressure-sensing athletic skullcaps (no pun intended there). I’ve been following this startup since they entered the ABQid (city-funded accelerator that we went through as well) when they brought on CEO, Michelle Urban. Since then, they have partnered with Duke City Gladiators, a professional indoor football team, to test their skullcaps. Startup community supporter, Matthew Ayoub, founder of Kanoodl, will also be joining the Albuquerque group (#ABQ2SXSW).

If you haven’t downloaded the Bouncechat app, you should. Trust me, you haven’t seen a social app like this one. It’s ideal for SXSW since it’s based on proximity. Also attending is Cultivating Coders with a mission to bring coding classes to the rural, Tribal and inner-city areas. You can vote for this startup and PAC in the’s 2016 SXSW Startup Night through Sunday, March 13th @ 5:00 PM EST.

So how can you follow all the action happening at SXSW? Check out @ABQ2SXSW on the following social media platforms: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Periscope, and Newscastic. Be sure to download and follow on BounceChat.

Digital Marketing partner of @abq2sxsw: Siarza Digital