INNO ON FIRE

By Justin Dawes – Reporter August 04, 2022, 12:16pm EDT People outside of the Capital Region typically don’t think of it as home to a startup scene. They would be wrong – the work by the companies highlighted here proves that. The Albany Business Review’s first Inno on Fire showcases some of the Capital Region’s most promising startups in several…
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Troy Innovation Garage Celebrates its 5 Year Anniversary

5 Years! Stop by on March 9 to help celebrate this milestone 5 years ago, we celebrated the opening of Troy Innovation Garage. We had purchased a building that sat mostly vacant for over 30 years on 4th Street in Troy. We started with some vague ideas. We wanted to develop a community of creatives and startups. We wanted to…
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Troy software startup Inspect Point raises $28M

By Justin Dawes – Reporter In its first-ever fundraise, Troy software startup Inspect Point said Thursday that it has raised $28 million. The funding comes from Mainsail Partners in the form of growth equity, a form of private capital typically for relatively mature companies that are looking to grow. Mainsail Partners says it invests exclusively in fast-growing, bootstrapped software companies….
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Why this gaming tech startup founder moved from LA to Troy

Glenn Fiedler first flew from Los Angeles to Troy for business in mid-2019. Later that year, he got a one-way ticket, and Troy became the new base for his gaming tech startup, Network Next. He had been visiting to do some work with Velan Studios on its game Knockout City, when Velan founders Guha Bala and Karthik Bala clued him…
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Troy Innovation Garage Welcomes all Entrepreneurs and Creatives to Spend the Day Free-of-Charge for National Coworking Day on August 9

Capital Region’s leading coworking space located in vibrant Downtown Troy supports region’s creative economy TROY, NY – Troy Innovation Garage today invited all local entrepreneurs and creatives to spend the day with us tomorrow, August 9, free-of-charge in celebration of National Coworking Day. As the Capital Region’s leading coworking space with a premiere location in vibrant Downtown Troy, “The Garage”…
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The rise of gig workers in the Capital Region

Writers, designers and other creative types working in the Troy Innovation Garage on 4th Street are among the rising number of gig workers nationally. The $1.3 million development project opened this spring. “We have 80 members today and I am actively pursuing developing other spaces around the region and in other markets,” Tom Nardacci, founder of the Troy Innovation Garage…
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Readers’ Poll Winners: Goods and Services

Voted The Alt Weekly Readers’ Poll winner of “The Best Coworking Space” in the Capital Region: Troy Innovation Garage In perhaps what was the blowout of all blowouts in this year’s poll, Troy Innovation Garage took home nearly all of the votes cast in the category.

Troy Innovation Garage celebrates National Hot Dog Day

Hot dog lovers came together Wednesday afternoon at the Troy Innovation Garage to celebrate National Hot Dog Day by eating hot dogs from various local restaurants. Gramercy Communications hosted a tasting of the area’s finest mini hot dogs to coincide with National Hot Dog Day on Wednesday. The event was conceived and coordinated by Gramercy Communications 2017 summer interns as…
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Former Sen. Bruno reflects on Collar City, life in politics

Former Sen. Joe Bruno made a public appearance in Troy to look back on his experiences in life and politics, and reflect on how the city’s changed over the years. Our own Liz Bishop got to sit down with him in front of about 100 people including leaders in Rensselaer County. The event was at the Troy Innovation Garage, and…
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