Lisa Abeyta and Jessica Eaves Mathews are the co-founders of Hautecelerator. 

Read below for each of their bios.

Lisa Abeyta, Co-Founder

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Lisa Abeyta is passionate about civic innovation. She is the founder and CEO of APPCityLife, which helps cities develop mobile apps for their communities. She also co-founded Hautepreneurs, a peer network and business accelerator for women entrepreneurs, and HauteHopes, a nonprofit assisting women entrepreneurs from disadvantaged backgrounds. She serves on Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham's Congressional Business Advisory Council, chairs an advisory group for the mayor of Albuquerque, and contributes to several national publications.

Lisa Abeyta is the Founder and 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 online business accelerator for women entrepreneurs.

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, New Mexico, and New York City. At the invitation of New Mexico Congresswoman Michelle Grisham, Lisa serves as a member of the Small Business Advisory Council and serves in leadership on the CityAlive Initiative.

Lisa is a columnist for Inc, and previously 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 GovTech, women in tech and entrepreneurship.

Jessica Eaves Mathews, Co-Founder

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Jessica Eaves Mathews is America’s Advocate for Women in Business®, an award-winning entrepreneur, intellectual property & business lawyer, best-selling author, sought-after speaker, and leading authority on helping women entrepreneurs and executives step into their power and create a brilliant business, career and life on their own terms. Jessica speaks on main stages and delivers keynotes to groups from 100-2000 people to rave reviews.

She is the co-author of the #1 Best Selling book, Wonder Women: How Western Women Will Save the World, has been featured on Inc., Huffingtonpost.com, MSNBC, Oprah Magazine, Forbes.com, NBC, Oxygen, Allure Magazine, was the Gold Stevie® award winner for Female Entrepreneur of the Year 2012, the 2013 Albuquerque Business First Top CEO, and a 2015 Albuquerque Business First Women of Influence honoree.

Jessica is passionate about helping people discover a better career and better way of life through honing their unique gifts and talents, learning how to stop self-sabotage, and mastering a success and leadership mindset that will empower them for success in their careers and their personal lives.  

Jessica is Founder and CEO of Leverage Legal Group®, one of the first virtual law firms in the country, providing world-class, flat-fee legal services for businesses of all sizes. The firm’s mission is a model for accessible, affordable legal services to support businesses at every stage of growth. 

Jessica has spent her legal career representing businesses and business owners, from solopreneurs, to mom and pop stores and restaurants, to professional service-providers, to Fortune 500 companies and some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world.


She is also the co-founder of Hautepreneurs®, the Premier Peer Network for Women Entreprenerus & Business Owners, & Hautecelerator®, the premier virtual Business Accelerator & Founder's School for Women. Through her podcast and up-coming book, Brave Wings, Jessica delivers personal development, leadership & business training to women all around the country.

Jessica has continued to get experience “on the other side of the conference table” as an entrepreneur and is the Founder and CEO of several companies, including Grace & Game® and Untoxicating Beauty®,  and An Capall™ Equestrian Apparel, and Silfaun Productions™.