UNM Entrepreneurial Club Helps Would-be Business Owners


Kenneth Street wanted a place on the University of New Mexico campus to help formulate big ideas for his small business.

“I was having trouble coming up with my own business ideas,” Street said. “So I was wondering how am I going to find it?”

Street said he went to Stacy Sacco, a UNM business professor, seeking advice on where to find a student organization targeting entrepreneurs. Sacco said there was not one currently on campus, so Street suggested they make one.

Street said Sacco loved this idea because he was the faculty advisor for the last group.

Around 2012, the organization ceased because all members graduated.

The club is called C.E.O, short for the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization.

For C.E.O’s inaugural meeting Feb. 22, Sacco brought in Randy Asselin, entrepreneur and C.E.O of RockTops Digital Media and Frank Mirabal, Director of Collective Impact, to share with the group their thoughts on entrepreneurs and how they can benefit the community.

“I really see that these speakers are a big part of the student organization. You just want to grow your network, and get that mentorship from other entrepreneurs,” Street said.

Street said he hopes the current members get a lot out of the club, but he also looks to benefit from it himself.

“I want this organization to help me start my own business and grow my network.” Street said.