Similarly, Wildflower International has been so successful that it has branched out from doing IT services and hardware for the federal government into the world of data and drones.
It has partnered with Albuquerque start-up Silent Falcon to provide customers with information collected from unmanned aerial vehicles.
Owner deCastro said the new venture will tap into government work, but she was surprised to discover that the growth opportunities are in the private sector. For example, ranchers might need aerial data to survey their cattle or land holdings and wind farms might be interested in data analytics, she said.
That means she will pivot her company in a way that was unexpected so she can continue to be profitable and take care of her employees. The journey couldn’t have happened without her federal government expertise.
“We are a true Cinderella story,” she said.Read More