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Come check out what other StartUp Tech Valley group members are involved with and you may end up being there next customer or user! Don’t forget to stay current with updates from our LinkedIn and groups.


Six more startups are featured this month and will get the opportunity to present/demo for 5 minutes followed by a Q&A. Presenting startups include:


Dumbstruck – an app to capture reactions to the messages you send on your phone.


Schodack Central School District ‘Accelerator’ – is working with start-up companies to provide them space to grow their business while providing our students with real-world opportunities.


Smart Kids NY – a classroom visiting series introducing elementary students to new technologies through hands-on demos, experiments and field trips led by young entrepreneurs.


Vistex Composites – a disruptive technology for the manufacture of advanced thermoset and thermoplastic composite materials.


Make it Private – a secure online communication tool to protect your privacy.


Rollio – a mobile utility tool and an analytics based web-app for client meeting and business trip optimization.


Don’t forget about the free beer!


We hope to see you all there!


Want to present at an upcoming meet-up? Just fill out the form here!

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John Schroeder from Zimilate, David Weinstein of Clickit Digital, Will Gathwright presenting Tumalow, as well as Chris Thompson of all had 5 minutes to present there startup and another 5 for Q&A. View the whole video below.


A quick overview of their company as well as the other entrepreneurs that have presented can be found here.


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We started by looking outside and inside the Tech Valley startup ecosystem.  Now, and going forward, its about the entrepreneurs.


At StartUp Tech Valley, we began the after hours meet-up experiment with first a look outside the ecosystem (Oct meet-up) and followed up with some of the wonderful success stories that have helped to shape the region (Nov meet-up).

But to build on their success we need to find ways to help individuals at the earliest stages to succeed or take that leap into entrepreneurship.  Towards that We want to hear what they are doing and see if there might be something we can do to give them a hand up.
Going forward, Startup Tech Valley will be about the entrepreneurs and-as I’m often reminded that I forget to mention-FREE BEER. The next event is January 28th and you can learn more and register here.

We are excited to announce that Hoffman Warnick has stepped up as a BEER SPONSOR for the next event and that Transfinder and NYBizLab have joined as a joint ANCHOR SPONSOR.



(There is still no fee, just so we know you are coming). 


Tuesday January 28, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM EST

Revolution Hall, Brown’s Brewing Co.
425 River Street
Troy, NY 12180



1.   FixT – First-level employee technical support, from software to hardware, mobile to desktop

a.     Craig Skevington


2.   Rock the Deadline – A streamlined content marketing system for B2B outreach

a.     Kim Lloyd


3.   Actasys Inc. – An active flow control device to be used for ground vehicles in order to reduce their aerodynamic drag and ultimately increase their fuel efficiency

a.     Michael Amitay

b.     Daniele Gallardo


4.   Peace of Mind – A mobile security solution for college and university campuses

a.     AJ Leahy

b.     Jane Goewey

c.     Lukas Lampe

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Watch this inspirational clip from the October Startup Tech Valley meetup regarding increasing participation in entrepreneurship programs at universities.

Nasir Ali speaks about his experience both in college and starting an entrepreneurship program at Syracuse University.

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Check out the full length video of our October 16th event from Brown’s Revolution Hall.

The topic of discussion was: How do you build a startup community around great academic institutions?



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Come hear the discussion from 77 Business Professionals, CEO’s, Entrepreneurs and Academic Leaders on their insights into what it takes to convert an invention or concept into a prosperous business.  James Spencer Jr., Director of RPI’s Tech Park, explains “This is not a lecture.  This is not just ‘brainpower.’  These are people who have done it, with the cuts and bruises to prove it.”


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Tech Park and Emerging Ventures Ecosystem (formerly the RPI Incubator) are hosting the first annual Business Opportunities to Success Summit on Thursday, December 5th, 2013.

But what makes this event so special?  How about seven action-packed, hour long sessions with 7-10 speakers each?  Speakers at BOSS will have 5 minutes or less each to discuss a hot topic critical to business success.  Leaders will talk to real world challenges and solutions, revealing how to pivot the way to success through seven key stages of development every business must achieve.  Also at this year’s BOSS, a presentation of the user-friendly Innovation Framework, providing attendees with a roadmap and approach to accessing Ecosystem resources to accelerate your product, business, or process innovation.  Spencer also adds, “I’m trying to bring together two groups who traditionally don’t talk a lot: the business community and the entrepreneurs with ideas, including many researchers in the academic world.”  Another professional’s opinion on the event is Thomas D’Ambra, President and CEO of Albany Molecular Research, Inc., “I believe this one-of-a-kind conference will benefit every attendee, from the inventor with an idea, to the entrepreneur just starting a company, to the CEO leading a growing company.  We need more opportunities like this to learn from one another and possibly create linkages to work together.”

Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, interested student, investor, executive or business professional, you won’t want to miss your chance to learn from the leaders at BOSS to Master the Pivot!  Why Not Change The World?

There’s limited seating available, register today to save your spot here!
BOSS 2013 is also hosted by StartUp Tech Valley and The Severino Center for Technological Entrepreneurship.