News from Our Troy Coworking Community

November Member Profile: Sam Suite, Dang!

#GarageMemberHighlight: Sam Suite, Dang! Sam Suite is a Gameplay programmer and VFX artist at Dang!, an independent video game studio based in Upstate New York with “a focus on creating unusual, subversive video games.” As a founding member of the company, Sam has been with Dang! since its conception in 2018, the Team’s Senior Year at RPI. Prior to the…
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Returning to Work in a New World

As the world around us has continued to change wildly over the past several months, we have worked to maintain our community environment with new emphasis on safety, precaution and care for all our members. So, while the ways we work might not be the same, our commitment to ensuring our spaces are flexible, accessible and safe to all members, new…
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October Member Profile: Richard Lin, Agora Media

#GarageMemberHighlight: Richard Lin, Agora Media Richard is the founder and CEO of Agora Media. Agora is a media company that works with clients in a variety of different capacities from audio to podcasting to video and now more than ever, live streaming online events, conferences and webinars. Richard organized and lead the tech for Startup Weekend USA, part of an…
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September Member Profile: Matt Grill, Broadridge Financial

#GarageMemberHighlight: Matt Grill worked for Appatura, a 30 person company specializing in content management and document creation for the financial industry. In late 2019, Appatura was acquired by Broadridge Financial. Matt says that being acquired was a cultural shift, but an exciting opportunity for the innovation lab. Going from a small 30 person organization to being a small part of…
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August Member Profile: Matt Wade, Jumpto365

#GarageMemberHighlight: Matt Wade has been a friendly, familiar face around the Garage community for the 3+ years. Matt has his Bachelors and Masters degree in civil engineering from the George Washington University and RPI, respectively. Matt is an engineer-turned-IT nerd and Microsoft MVP award winner. Matt is a co-founder jumpto365, a company helping everyday people better navigate and understand their…
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Garage Member Q&A – Cookie Therapy ALB

Our community manager Nicole touched base with Ashley Brown and Faye Jones, two local entrepreneurs working on their next big thing –Cookie Therapy. These ladies just became Garage members pre-pandemic for their photography and branding business, and then switched gears to start baking some of the most delicious and sought after cookies in the Capital Region shortly thereafter. Check out this…
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Full Video: Capital Region Town Hall

This past week, we held an unprecedented town hall style event featuring two dozen of the Capital Region’s leader in business, politics and non-profits. Over 400 people registered to attend and listen in on an insightful conversation about how these individuals are navigating the COVID-19 crisis within their organizations and industries, as well as to hear how they are still…
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Garage Member Q&A – Sue Green, Paperkite

Our community manager Nicole took some time to catch up with Garage Member Sue Green, CEO of Paperkite and ask her some fun questions while she’s working from home. While we miss our in-person interactions in our space, it has been wonderful to see some familiar faces via video call and still find a way to make valuable connections. You…
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6 Resources For NYS Small Business Relief During COVID-19

We know this is a challenging time for all small businesses navigating the day-to-day changes throughout this global crisis. And while there are new resources available to answer your questions and provide some form of relief to local business owners, it can be overwhelming to sort through and understand exactly what these new plans and programs can mean for you….
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