Our Collaboration helps startups thrive In the Capital Region

Innovate 518 is a collaborative effort of incubators, accelerators, and entrepreneurial service providers from all about New York's Capital Region, including Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren, and Washington counties, managed at the University at Albany. Geared towards innovating a hotbed of entrepreneurial activity, we share with our startups networking and mentoring, as well as educational and financial resources. Designated as the Capital Region Innovation Hot Spot, a NYSTAR initiative, we enable funding and a unique set of tax incentives.
Our partners include: the Center for Economic Growth, NYSTEC, SUNY ACC, the Biomedical Acceleration and Commercialization Center, Troy Innovation Garage, Urban Coworks, Saratoga CoWorks, the UAlbany Innovation Center, NY Bizlab, INVEST, WorkSmart, the Small Business Development Center, SPARK Saratoga, CoLab, Silver Screen Coworks, BeYourStart, Albany Law School, Beahive, Siena College Stack Center, NY - BEST, the McNulty Center for Entrepreneurship Activity, Saratoga Prosperity Partnership, UVC, IgniteU, Tech Valley Prototyping Incubator and S.T.E.A.M Garden!

With all great innovation and commercialization happening here, it's time to make our New York, your New York!

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