CNM Business Incubator

Are you struggling with getting your business off the ground? Together with the CNM Small Business Development Center, the CNM Business Incubator will provide you space and resources to solve the problems holding you back from your greatest success.

Business Incubator During Modified Operations

We are available for a 3-hour Question and Answer Session on Wednesdays from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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(505) 224-5520

We Can Help You

  • Develop your ideas
  • Create your business
  • Provide training in entrepreneurship and business skills
  • Learn how to acquire funding 
  • Reduce operating costs
  • Hire employees
  • Locate your business on a CNM Campus with low cost rent
  • Have a built in product or service test environment
  • Establish a customer base

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Set Your Business Up for Success

Starting a small business doesn’t have to be hard, you just need the right resources to help you succeed.

Located on the Montoya Campus in the TW building, the CNM Business Incubator Program can provide your business with the tools and support you need to grow, all within the on-campus ecosystem designed with your success in mind. With nationally-accredited business education programs, top-tier support services, and modern, affordable spaces, the CNM Business Incubator Program will put you on the path to becoming a successful entrepreneur.

Business Start-Up Ideas

  • SunCat Carts: Mobile food and coffee
  • Crianza: Early childhood business accelerator with accreditation
  • Senior Entrepreneurship: Work for yourself at 50+

The Program

CNM offers a variety of business and entrepreneurship-focused education options for business owners and their staff. Whether you want to take one class to sharpen your skills or earn a degree, CNM offers flexible business education through both in-person and online courses. You’ll also have regular access to free support and mentorship from the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the International Business Accelerator (IBA). Through a combination of nationally-accredited college coursework and on-site advice and mentorship, the CNM Business Incubator Program can help your business grow in a way that no other program can match.

Program Features:

  • Help with important start-up business needs, including but not limited to: your business plan, market research, business registration, forming an LLC or corporation, and managing business finances
  • Access to a two semester, 21 credit hour Entrepreneurship Certificate Program that can be completed almost entirely online
  • Business-focused classes, certificate and degree programs like accounting, bookkeeping, digital marketing, project management, analytics and more
  • Meetings with your mentors at SBDC and/or IBA at least once per month
  • Deeply discounted space available to rent for up to 24 months, as part of our three-phase program.

The Space

The Tom Wiley (TW) building is the home of entrepreneurship on Montoya Campus. Featuring recent renovations, an open floor plan and welcoming spaces for customers and guests, the TW building lets your business present a professional atmosphere right from the start. Being in the TW building also means being a part of the small business ecosystem at CNM, with a wide variety of business assistance services right at your doorstep. And with a discounted rent structure that lets your business grow during those first critical months, it’s easy to see why the CNM Business Incubator Program is the right choice for your startup business.

Your rental space needs will be evaluated with your application. You will be able to come in at any phase of the program beginning at the lowest cost, and leave before the 24-month total term ends if that fits your requirements.

Space Features:

  • Professional office space for businesses with 1 to 7 employees
  • Discounted rent structure that helps your business start and grow
  • Beautiful conference rooms and informal meeting spaces for your staff and customers
  • All utilities and broadband internet access included in space rental
  • Incubator companies share the building with the SBDC and IBA, giving you easy access to the help you need when starting a business.
TW207 Exclusive Incubation Space
Space: Room 207 with 5 cubicles
and 1 conference area
Term 1-Month 8-Month
Launch 8 Months $315 $2,520
Lift 8 Months $630 $5,040
Land 8 Months $1,260 $10,080
$17,640 for 2 years!
TW208 Co-Working Space per Cubicle
Space: Room 208 with 8 cubicles
and 1 conference area
Term 1-Month 8-Month
Launch 8 Months $40 $320
Lift 8 Months $80 $640
Land 8 Months $160 $1,280

$2,240 for 2 years!

The Campus

Photo of the exterior of the Tom Wiley building, with the mountains in the background.

Montoya Campus is also home to CNM Business and Information Technology (BIT) classes, making access to small business education convenient, easy, and affordable for you and your staff. Join our campus community and start your business at CNM! Nestled in the Sandia foothills, the 42-acre Montoya Campus hosts hundreds of students per day—all of whom could be sources of feedback, or test cases for your product and/or services, as well as potentially loyal, long-term customers.

Campus Features:

  • Plenty of free parking for participants
  • 24-hour on-site security
  • Designated outdoor space for sales, customer discovery, and/or market research
  • Access to CNM’s SunCat Cart program, which gives your business a free and easy option for selling goods on CNM campuses
  • Access to Crianza: CNM's  Early childhood business accelerator that includes accreditation

The Neighborhood

Montoya Campus is located in the heart of Albuquerque’s Northeast Heights, a rapidly growing neighborhood that has experienced recent revitalization for both businesses and residents alike. Located near the intersection of Montgomery and Juan Tabo, on-campus businesses are just three miles from the Paseo del Norte corridor, and just four miles from I-40. In addition,  Montoya Campus is within a close proximity of many registered businesses and thousands of residents, making it a perfect location for both business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) sales.

Neighborhood Features:

  • Easy access to highways and major traffic veins
  • Business-friendly area with lots of new restaurants, retail, entertainment, professional offices and other B2B sales opportunities.