Who We Are

FatPipe is headed up by a team of business leaders who know the community and know how to bring people together to make things happen – for startups and existing businesses alike.

Stuart Rose

Founder

Stuart Rose founded The BioScience Center in Albuquerque in 2012. A serial entrepreneur with more than four decades in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry and the host of more than 20 startups developing vaccines, medical devices and research tools, Stuart was looking to create something unique and different in Albuquerque and to capitalize on our burgeoning biotech industries. In 2014, he opened FatPipe ABQ as a privately funded collaborative work space providing amazing internet bandwidth speeds, program and training for entrepreneurs, and his advice and guidance to any startup that asks for it. FatPipe has expanded to three additional locations and refer to the network of collaboration spaces as FatPipe NM. Stuart’s approach to supporting the entrepreneurial ecosystem is unique. He believes the private sector needs to take the lead and has proven so by investing in our city’s startup culture.

Lisa J. Adkins

COO

Lisa J. Adkins has worked in IT most of her career and has experience founding and running her own businesses. It is her mastery of all things IT, and her connections in Albuquerque and around the country that make her an effective advocate for women in tech and small business owners in NM. Lisa serves as COO of FatPipe NM, a network of collaborative workspaces for startups and small businesses; and The BioScience Center, a New Mexico incubator/accelerator for startups in life sciences and biotech. An entrepreneur herself, Lisa is also co-founder and owner of Ingenuity Software Labs, Inc., a team of expert designers, developers, quality assurance technicians and subject matter experts that design and build custom software. She is a mother, a coach and mentor, an avid runner and an outspoken advocate for small business in New Mexico. As an active member and leader in the technology community, she is passionate about creating work environments in which professionals can succeed while loving their jobs and maintaining health, wellness and balance in their lives.

Misty Witt

Assistant Director

Misty Witt serves as Assistant Director and Director of Finance for FatPipe NM and The BioScience Center. Misty has experience in banking, finance, data entry and extensive experience in customer service related fields. Misty has Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Accounting from University of Phoenix.

As a New Mexico resident since 2010 she is an active member of the community in Albuquerque and in the East Mountains. She is dedicated to the success of FatPipe NM and The BioScience Center, as well as her success in the community, her career, her education, and as a mother. Misty strives to be an example to other young women who are working mothers navigating a career and pursuing additional education.

Laura Jepsen

Office Manager

Laura Jepsen is our office manager and the person who keeps us organized. She is responsible for care and feeding of tenants at multiple sites, manages our marketing and digital media advertising and helps all the staff keep things moving smoothly!

Claudia Baluarte

Social Media Manager

Claudia is our Social Media Manager, managing all of our social media and digital marketing accounts. Claudia came to our team originally as a Facebook intern and we loved her so much, we offered her a fulltime job after the internship. From Peru, Claudia enables us to communicate in multiple languages, features our members and tenants in many posts and brings a world of experience from her education and worldly views.

Andrea Amestoy

Office Administrator

Andrea is the newest member of our team and is used to working in fast-paced enviornments. She brings a wealth of experience with her administrative and technical skillset. She’s also a personal trainer and keeps us on our toes, keeping her kettlebell under her desk and ready to burn some calories any time of day.

The Destination For Entrepreneurial Collaboration in New Mexico

The philosophy behind FatPipe NM’s premier network of coworking centers is the entrepreneurial collaboration. The best place for that to happen? A location where like-minded people can focus on ideas, not the everyday back-office details of running a business. Each one of our locations come ready-made with furniture, multi-media equipment, IT infrastructure, and a “fat pipe” to the internet. We also offer mentoring opportunities and can help connect your business to investors and potential partners. All at an affordable price, with lower rent available in some cases in return for equity. Don’t waste time and energy trying to put these resources together yourself. Instead, tap into FatPipe NM.

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Rio Rancho

Located on N.M. 528 just minutes from coffee, dining, Cottonwood Mall, and more.

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