The AIBE Center is currently accepting submissions for the AIBE Pitch Competition

Last Years Winners!

The AIBE 2023 Annual Conference is a free event open to the public. Join us in Tiwa Territory for a day filled with great presentations, discussions, networking, and the second annual AIBE Pitch Competition!

The American Indian Business Enterprise (AIBE) Center supports Native American-owned ventures in New Mexico. Founded in 2019 through support from the Minority Business Development Agency, AIBE is open to all Native American entrepreneurs in New Mexico. For more information about the program visit 

Check out some of last years photos!


Agenda 2023 AIBE Annual Conference 

Friday, July 28, 2023 

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center 


*Power Hour: Networking Breakfast 9:00 AM

Power Hour Networking Breakfast Join us for a hot breakfast, and meet and greet with attendees!

*Opening Remarks and Conference Overview:  9:30-9:55 AM

*Keynote Address 10:00 AM

“Empowering Native American Entrepreneurs, Youth, and Communities in the digital age.”

*Panel Discussion: “Challenges and Opportunities in Native American Entrepreneurship” 10:45 AM

*Breakout Sessions 11:30 AM

Navigating Government Contracts and Procurement Opportunities


AIBE Farmer Project: 

Supply Chain Management and Value-added products 

Keep it Authentic: A talk for Native Artists

*Networking Lunch 12:30 PM

Pitch Competition 1:00 PM

Fireside Chat: “Inspiring Success Stories: Making an Impact” 2:00-4:00 PM

Elroi Cafe

Pueblo Creations-Stephanie Garica

Cotton Blossom Farm-Janice Lucero

Morning Star Native Arts-Kyle Lynn and Travis Snyder

Panel Discussion: The Future of Native American Entrepreneurship 4:15 PM

Closing End of Conference