Aug 8th, 2018
In Albany, the Bull Moose Clubis the latest such space to pop up. Located downtown on State Street, this space is dedicated to leaders and communicators who want to learn, network, and create positive change in the region. Members have 24/7 access to the building which includes front desk service, private meeting spaces, endless coffee and professional and social events.
A few blocks away on Broadway is the Albany CoLab, which has not yet officially opened up to the public. A ribbon cutting ceremony and open house with Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan are scheduled for August 13 at 11 am. From now until then, the CoLab is available for use by the public at no cost.
Just across the Hudson River, you’ll find the Troy Innovation Garageon 4thStreet. The building is 14,000 square feet and serves as the main headquarters for startups, solopreneurs and remote workers. Innovators, disruptors and creators are all welcome. Located nearby restaurants and the Troy Waterfront, this space is also great for temporary office needs for out-of-town visitors.
To the north, you’ll find Saratoga CoWorkson Regent Street, located in the old Skidmore College Theater. From ergonomic furniture and Apple TVs to private conference rooms and personal storage space, this location is loaded with appeal.
Over in Schenectady on State Street, you’ll find another suitable shared workspace option in Urban Co-Works. In addition to the typical amenities like WiFi and printing stations, Urban Co-Works launched the Non-Profit Center, which partners with various business solutions providers to offer back-office support and training to regional not-for-profit organizations. A partial list of Urban Co-Works members includes Buzz Media Solutions, Magic Digital, Union College and The Alt.
These shared workspaces are more than a place to set up shop and print documents. The people working there represent the true value. Members at each location build community everyday by sharing their expertise and resources with each other.
Entrepreneurs and startups in and around the Tech Loop can take advantage of these state-of-the-art facilities to expand their networks while keeping business operating costs low. Sure, you can work out of your garage, but you’ll likely find it much more rewarding to work alongside other bright minds.
Tours are available at each location for those interested in joining a shared workspace.
Albany Can Code was built on the idea of adding a new stream of software developers in the area, as many technology companies struggle to find qualified hires.
Jul 18th, 2018 via Albany Business Review
A video game company led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute students was named a finalist in the college game competition at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, in Los Angeles this week.
Jun 15th, 2018 via https://www.timesunion.com/business/article/RPI-hacking-game-IO-Interloper-gets-rave-reviews-12993693.php
This week we announced that Bixby acquired WorkOrder.es, a mobile work-order ticketing platform. With this acquisition, we’ve added another asset to our already encompassing array of services, advancing our reputation as one of the most comprehensive tenant portals for real estate professionals.
Jun 15th, 2018 via https://blog.livebixby.co/read/bixby-acquires-workorderes
A new software-focused networking group that is launching Wednesday in Troy is being driven by pent-up demand and the need for a champion to lead the local effort.
May 23rd, 2018 via Times Union
The virtual reality software startup SpaceoutVR has been acquired by ValueSetters Inc., a Boston public company.
May 21st, 2018 via Albany Business Review
Software technology professionals recently completed a series of local college visits, giving computer science students an inside look at the industry, and the results are promising.
Nov 20th, 2018
Local technology companies anticipate filling a steady influx of job openings from now and well into 2019. According to the Fall 2018 Alaant Hiring Index, 58% of Capital Region employers have plans to increase their headcount into next year, a three percent increase compared to last year.
Nov 8th, 2018
The Tech Loop is filled with established software development companies that all started with an entrepreneur who had a vision of creating a better product or service. If you are in the early stages of developing your business, then pitching your concept to Startup Tech Valley can be a game changer.
Nov 1st, 2018
The Google Developer Group of the Capital Region (GDGCR) will host DevFestCR18 at the University at Albany on October 27. This event, now in its third year, combines local and remote speakers with attendees who want to get into the details about technologies including mobile, web, machine learning and cloud computing.
Oct 16th, 2018
The NY Tech Loop is hitting the road for a series of Meet and Greet sessions with students at the computer science departments of several local colleges. Students in all class years will hear firsthand accounts from software professionals about their experiences working for technology companies.
Oct 3rd, 2018