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, they share with their startups networking and mentoring, as well as educational and financial resources. Designated as the Capital Region Innovation Hot Spot, a NYSTAR initiative, they enable funding and a unique set of tax incentives.

Their 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!

To learn more about innovate 518, you can visit them at

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