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Lisa Abeyta
Founder/CEO, APPCityLife Inc. & Cofounder, Hautepreneurs and HauteHopes

Lisa Abeyta is the Founder and CEO of APPCityLife, Inc., which connects cities and people through a global platform delivering mobile solutions for cities, non-profits and small businesses. She is also cofounder of Hautepreneurs, LLC, the premier network for women entrepreneurs in New Mexico, as well as HauteHopes, a nonprofit focused on helping women become financially independent by providing underprivileged women access to mentoring, scholarships and training. She is also a frequent contributor to Huffington Post.

Lisa serves on the Small Business Advisory Council for NM Congresswoman Michelle Grisham and is the recipient of the 2014 Women In Technology Recognition award. She was named a 2014 Woman of Influence and has served as a judge for the 2014 and 2015 Stevie Business Awards for Women. She is a frequent participant and speaker in events and summits focused on smart cities, civic tech, STEM and women in tech.

Lisa’s previously ran a successful freelance writing business, where she earned multiple awards and had her byline published in a wide variety of publications including Writer’s Market and Writer’s Digest as well as a humor column in the Albuquerque Tribune.

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