Aug 14th, 2018
The Rensselaer Emerging Ventures Ecosystem Accelerator Lab (REVEAL)at RPI wrapped up their summer accelerator program in July, which was geared specifically for video game developers. Any business with a video game project was invited to apply to the REVEAL program with priority given to Capital Region startups. There is no cost to participate in the program and accepted businesses receive funding.
At the Quackenbush Building in nearby Troy, you’ll find Ignite U NY, which offers a 9-week, industry-agnostic accelerator program. Ignite U NY recently held a Startup Showcase event where businesses in the program pitched their offerings in the hopes of receiving funding or making key connections.
Aurox, CenterSquare and CampusPro are a few of the businesses in the 2018 Ignite U NY class. Aurox uses drones to provide data solutions for dairy farms and their nutritionists. CenterSquare is a hyper-local mobile marketing app that connects residents and visitors to local businesses. And CampusPro is also a mobile app that connects student freelancers with peer consumers.
In Schenectady, the New York Biz Lab, gives businesses access to its network, provides mentors and offers a low-cost space within the tax-free StartUp NY zone. The New York Biz Lab also partners with local colleges through a lunch and learn series with Clarkson University Graduate School and a 24-hour hackathon hosted last February at Schenectady Country Community College.
Saratoga Springs is home to Spark Saratoga, which also offers entrepreneurs a way to submit ideas and perform market research and feasibility analyses on the ones that show merit. Spark Saratoga also offers services to help businesses with proven concepts grow faster.
Even if you have a compelling product or service to offer, sending cold emails and making cold phone calls to potential clients can be a challenge. Accelerators provide startups with a built-in network that helps entrepreneurs focus on the company’s overall strategy instead of sales or administrative tasks. The mentorship at any accelerator is also crucial for leaders who have not previously launched a business.
Whether you’re at the conceptual stage or have started building a mobile app, video game or software solution, an accelerator can be an absolute game changer for your business. If that describes you and you’re located in New York’s Tech Loop, now is the best time to apply with one of these local accelerators.
An analysis of available data sets by CompTIA found that the U.S. technology sector employment continues to increase. In the first six months of 2019, more than 56,000 jobs were created for technology professionals, with another 13,500 jobs created in the month of June alone. This information comes from an examination of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ “Employment Situation” report. Compared to last years’ report, so far this year an additional 6,700 jobs have been created as opposed to the first six months of 2018. “The mid-year tech employment report card shows many positives, reflecting the broad-based employer demand for tech talent,” says Tim Herbert, Executive Vice President for Research and Market Intelligence at CompTIA. “Businesses continue to make progress in adopting a range of emerging technologies, with hiring following suit.” Read More: https://mytechdecisions.com/compliance/data-says-demand-for-tech-talent-continues/
Jul 12th, 2019 via https://mytechdecisions.com/compliance/data-says-demand-for-tech-talent-continues/
After Strong Start to 2019, Hiring to Slow Amid Recruiting Challenges, According to Capital Region Employers Optimism remains high for future job growth, even as companies temper hiring expectations through the end of this year. Albany, NY – Hiring was robust in the first half of the year, and optimism over the long term remains high, but Capital Region employers are scaling back expectations for the second half of 2019 amid continued challenges in recruiting employees, according to the Spring 2019 Alaant Hiring Index released today. The index is compiled by Alaant Workforce Solutions, the Capital Region’s leading professional workforce services firm.
Jun 19th, 2019 via https://www.alaant.com/blog-news/press-release-alaant-hiring-index-spring-2019
Come one come all and gather around the campfire. You’ve made it through that dreaded Monday, cruised through Tuesday on steam and now you’ve hit the Wednesday hump. Today, we’d like to help you get through it all with some coding horror stories. Share these with your colleagues to make their day and help them realize that a missing punctuation isn’t all that bad
Jun 13th, 2019
Higher pay and rapid advancement retain talent in Upstate NY communities Upstate, New York, May 15, 2019 — The 3rd annual Upstate CEO Report, commissioned by Upstate Venture Connect, shows that fast-growing companies across our region have average salaries that are up to 60% higher than the average salary in a typical upstate metro area. “Scalable companies targeting national and global customers are distributed across our region,” stated UVC CEO Nasir Asli. “They don’t often show up on traditional economic development metrics, but clearly have an outsized impact on our communities.” Scalable companies are often in the newer industries and building products for national/global customers. Survey respondents in this category plan to hire 6-7 entry level people on average in 2019 and two thirds of those positions require a college degree.
Jun 3rd, 2019 via https://uvc.org/ceo-survey-shows-more-jobs-for-upstate-college-graduates/
Join hundreds of business professionals, entrepreneurs and innovators on June 27 for networking, awards ceremony and celebration with heavy hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, music & more!
May 17th, 2019
What is SQL Saturday? "SQLSaturday is a free training event for Microsoft Data Platform professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server, Business Intelligence and Analytics. This event will be held on Jul 20, 2019, at SUNY Albany, 1400 Washington Ave, Albany..."
Jul 18th, 2019 via https://www.meetup.com/Capital-Area-SQL-Server-User-Group/events/257931962/
Last Thursday, at Rivers Casino Resort, several companies and leaders in the region attended the Center for Economic Growth (CEG)'s 23rd annual technology awards. The awards honor innovative and inspiring companies and individuals who help build the capital region.
Jul 1st, 2019
Imagine if updating your name on an app, sends your password to all your favorite contacts. Not only can you say goodbye to your privacy, you now have to update your passwords and hope that your friends aren’t too terrible. How do we avoid minor changes from having huge impacts? By QAing for “every possibility” you can think of and then some...and then some...
Jun 24th, 2019
Microsoft SQL Serveris defined as “a relational database management system developed by Microsoft. As a database server, it is a software product with the primary function of storing and retrieving data as requested by other software applications—which may run either on the same computer or on another computer across a network.” There has been huge changes with Microsoft SQL and we’d like to get you up to speed.
Jun 24th, 2019
Jun 3rd, 2019