Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing in NM

Event Recordings

The following videos are from the 2nd Believe in New Mexico Symposium.

Introductions and Welcome


Keynote Speaker - Vanessa Roanhorse


Research Presentations


Social Entrepreneurship - Panels 1 and 3 and noon breakout discussion


Impact Investing - Panels 2 and 4


Performance by Hakim Bellamy


Keynote Speaker - Lawrence Ford

About the Symposium

The 2nd Believe in New Mexico Symposium is a collaborative effort between the Anderson School of Management and Financing Change, a grassroots initiative to support business and investment in New Mexico.

The event will serve as a catalyst for changemakers and encourage a cross-sector dialogue between businesses, governments, academia and students to understand how responsible businesses can fuel economic development in New Mexico.

This day long, virtual event will feature:

  • Results of Anderson’s latest research on business models for social entrepreneurship and practices for increasing impact investing in New Mexico;
  • A panel of leading social entrepreneurs who will discuss opportunities and challenges about business having positive impact in the state;
  • A panel of thought leaders in the New Mexico finance and investment ecosystems who will share how impact investing is leading to positive changes;
  • Opportunities to share what projects you are working on and share helpful resources; and
  • Two distinguished keynote speakers.


The event will take place on Friday, March 26th from 9am - 3:30pm via Zoom conferencing (details to follow). We are asking for a $25 fee to cover costs but will also offer free spots for faculty and students from New Mexico Colleges and Universities and scholarships for others for whom the fee would prevent them from attending. Coupon codes are available on the registration page.

Dean Montoya's Interview on Awarepreneurs Podcast

awarepreneurs-podcast-2021.pngSocial entrepreneurship and values-based investing are two rapidly growing areas of interest for the next generation of business leaders. Dean Mitzi Montoya was a guest on Awarepreneurs, a popular social entrepreneur podcast. In this interview, she shares why incoming students are so passionate about these topics. how Anderson is working to grow its capacity to incorporate social entrepreneurship and impact investing in its curriculum and details the March 26 event, Believe in New Mexico: Social Entrepreneurship & Impact Investing in New Mexico.

- Awarepreneurs

Dr. Reilly White and Dr. Wellington Spetic

Dr. Garima Sharma and Dr. Wellington Spetic


Past Events