Lunch & Learn: How APPCityLife is Creating a New Mobile Frontier

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Lunch & Learn: How APPCityLife is Creating a New Mobile Frontier


Of all mobile phone users in the U.S., 80% own a smartphone. Smartphones have become the remote control for our lives – and apps are what make these devices come to life. Think about it: you probably use multiple apps on your smartphone every day.

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But apps are not exclusive to giant brands and tech companies. They can be relevant and beneficial to almost every type of entity, from pizzerias to auto body shops… and cities. Many municipalities are leveraging smartphone apps to engage with their citizens and make their lives easier.


Join NMAMA as we welcome Lisa Abeyta, founder and president/CEO of APPCityLife. Lisa will discuss how her eight-year-old Albuquerque startup company has revolutionized the way municipalities view and use apps, including how they:

  • Harness open data feeds to foster self-service and ease reliance on city services
  • Significantly improve emergency and other communications
  • Engage at-risk populations to help them access real-time services
  • Quickly filter through large volumes of data and integrate it in user-friendly dashboards

Find out how you can leverage these ideas for your business, and how incorporating mobile apps into your marketing strategy can engage and better serve your own customers and stakeholders.

BONUS: you’ll also experience the beautiful new Gravitate! event space in downtown Albuquerque!

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When: Thursday, August 24, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Gravitate!
Emerald Building
1121 4th St NW, 3rd floor
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Catering for this event by The Grove Cafe & Market

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Cost: $25 AMA Members (must be a current AMA member)
$40 Non-Member guests

RSVP & Payment: Please click the link below to register:


About Lisa Abeyta

Lisa Abeyta

Lisa Abeyta is the founder and president/CEO of APPCityLife, Inc., a civic tech corporation providing an end-to-end mobile platform solution for cities, nonprofits, and PaaS and SaaS companies. She is also cofounder of Hautepreneurs, a peer network and accelerator for women entrepreneurs, and cofounder of HauteHopes, a nonprofit organization providing peer-based lending in partnership with Nusenda Foundation and Living Cities Foundation, along with scholarships and access to a yearlong accelerator free of charge to disadvantaged women in order to foster greater financial independence and successful businesses among women.

As a CEO, Lisa has raised over $1 million in venture capital, negotiated successful acquisitions and partnerships, and grown a tech company from solopreneur to a thriving company with offices in Albuquerque and New York City. At the invitation of New Mexico Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham, Lisa serves as a member of the Small Business Advisory Council. Locally, she sits on the Albuquerque Women’s Entrepreneur and Business Council. She is also the Chairperson of STEMabq, an advisory committee to the Mayor of Albuquerque.

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Lisa is a 2015 Top 10 LinkedIn Contributor for Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital and an IconNext contributor to Huffington Post. She is a 2014 Women In Technology Recognition award winner and was named a 2014 Woman of Influence. Since 2013, she has served as a judge for the Stevie Business Awards for Women and is a national speaker on the topics of smart cities, civic tech, STEM and women in tech.

About APPCityLife

APPCityLife is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) that empowers cities to rapidly deploy affordable mobile apps and engage citizens through MIRA, APPCityLife’s Artificial Intelligence chatbot built specifically for cities. APPCityLife makes it easier than ever to extend services and open data the last mile into mobile and digital so that city leaders can create interactive solutions.

The CityLife mobile and cloud platform makes it easy for cities to deploy mobile apps for services, open data, beacons and wearables. Those in government agencies, IT, developers or people simply interested in their community can create interactive solutions. As a cross-platform end-to-end solution, APPCityLife delivers rich analytics to demonstrate ROI and robust feature support while still being accessible to non-developers.

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APPCityLife has developed solutions for customers including ABQ RIDE, Albuquerque Public Schools, ABQ BioPark, Roadrunner Food Bank, Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, KiMo Theatre, Green Jeans Farmery, and NYC FAQ. Their team earned the Grand Prize of the Accela Civic App Challenge in 2015, and was recognized by Urban.Us and GovTech as a leader in the civic tech startup industry.

Special thanks to Gravitate! for hosting this event!

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Special thanks to our 2016-17 events sponsor!



August 24, 2017
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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1121 4th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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