News from Our Troy Coworking Community

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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Member Highlight: Candy Huff, Dialog

#GarageMemberHighlight: Candy Huff, Dialog. Candy is the Director of Operations and Programming at Dialog, a biannual retreat that gathers global thought leaders, and has spent her career architecting spaces for people to change their mind about something. For Candy, it has been more than simply putting on events, it’s curating a discussion platform for idea exchange. It’s no secret to…
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FUTURE OF SMALL CITIES: High Watermarks, Reimagining the Urban Waterfront

FUTURE OF SMALL CITIES. Season 1: Garage Talks is a dynamic new series of keynote lectures and masterclasses that will explore issues of urbanism, community, and climate change. Each event feature a nationally-recognized speaker presenting case studies of urban problem solving in action. The Garage Talks series will culminate in a forum around public art in cities and produce a…
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Garage Partner Profile: National Grid

When we found a vacant building in Downtown Troy and decided to create Troy Innovation Garage, a few organizations stepped forward right away and said “we can help you do that.”  National Grid was one of them. The $50,000 we received from their Main Street Economic Development Grant was a critical piece of funding for us to replace all of the…
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Member Highlight: DANG!

#GarageMemberHighlight: DANG! is an independent game studio that focuses on creating novel and experimental games. This group of friends met during their time at RPI through it’s Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences program, and have been making games together ever since. DANG! is primarily interested in making games with a solid aesthetic hook and mechanics previously unexplored in other…
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An Evening with Bose Augmented Reality

We love times like these to celebrate technology innovation and the video game industry in the Capital Region. We had the opportunity to host Bose and Upstate Venture Connect for an evening talking all things Bose AR, ranging from Gaming to Spacial Audio, and learning how Bose AR is enabling Developers and Creators to make a sound first approach to Augmented Reality. What a…
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Member Highlight: Metabolic

#GarageMemberHighlight: Metabolic, CEO Ryan Hanley and Founder Matt Phelps. Both native to the area, this entrepreneurial-minded duo have some big plans. It’s evident that fitness has defined the better part of Matt’s life. Matt started Metabolic in 2013 and began his fitness career long before that. In just a short amount of time, Metabolic has grown from 150 clients to…
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