News from Our Troy Coworking Community

Introducing “The Box” Podcast Studio

We’re so excited about The Box podcast studio, one of the newest additions to Troy Innovation Garage! As we evolve, we continue to update and introduce new elements into our space that our members can enjoy and use to create. We turned one of our small meeting areas into a podcast studio with some amazing wall decals from a local…
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Member Highlight: Elizabeth Burgos, Broom N’ Moppin’ Cleaning Services

Elizabeth Burgos, owner and founder of Broom N Moppin’ Cleaning Services, is one of the Garage’s newest members. Elizabeth started her career in hospitality and sales as a regional sales director for hotels like Hilton, Marriot and Wyndham. After forming a close bond with some of the housekeepers on site at the hotels, she learned that many of the women…
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Member Highlight: Michael Gardner, IPPSec

Michael Gardner, CTO and Co-Founder of IPPSEC, moved to Troy 7 years ago from Ohio to attend RPI. He chose RPI for it’s connections and proximity to major East Coast cities and nature, as well as career opportunities in the Capital District. He has since made a home in Troy for those same reasons. Not one for downtime, Michael is a creative force within The Garage community, bringing a love of music, theater, technology…
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Garage Member Albany Can Code Announces Investment from Facebook

This morning we hosted Albany Can Code’s press conference announcing a $50,000 investment from Facebookto help expand it’s programs in the Capital Region and New York’s Hudson Valley. Albany Can Code has been a longtime member here at the Garage, and we are beyond proud of this incredible next step in their journey of providing web development training for women,…
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Member Highlight: Mike Willemsen, Vecino Group

#GarageMemberHighlight: Mike Willemsen, The Vecino Group Mike is from Canada, played professional hockey and fell into the construction industry in the Troy area by accident. When he started his career in Troy 10 years ago as a general contractor, he was welcomed by an incredible community of people and the industry slowly became his passion. Mike has had an opportunity to work…
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FUTURE OF SMALL CITIES: Remaking a Gentrified City

The second Garage Talks event, Remaking a Gentrified City, addressed the complex phenomenon of gentrification and inequality in the American city. In city planning circles, gentrification is often tossed around as a dirty word. But what, exactly, does it mean? Is it possible to stimulate urban development that includes opportunities and housing for all incomes and all communities? And when…
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Startup Tech Valley Takeover, November 2019

Three years ago we were welcomed on stage by the Startup Tech Valley community to talk about our crazy little idea of opening a coworking space in a dilapidated building in downtown Troy. Today, it’s a place where our brilliant, talented members make their own crazy ideas come to life every day. Tom Nardacci has worked tirelessly to create a startup…
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Member Highlight: Zac Conley, Cresa

#GarageMemberHighlight: Zac Conley, Cresa Albany Zac is the Managing Principal for Cresa, who is a global commercial real estate advisory firm that represents occupiers with a little different spin than the typical real estate industry. Understanding local market practice, the vitality of a city and region, transaction management, project management, relocation planning and management, strategic planning, workforce and location planning, sustainability…
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