AOA Startup Grant 2018

The AOA Startup Grant is back for 2018, with the help of SEFCU, CDPHP, and The College of Saint Rose.

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2018 Grant Applications

Listed in the order they were received.

The Relief Room

The Relief Room

Project: The Relief Room, an establishment in which people will be able to relieve stress by breaking and smashing recyclable items. The pieces will then be turned into art.

Who: Lisa Birmingham

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Market Pops

Market Pops

Project: Market Pops, a mobile, pop-up popsicle shop that sells fresh, small batch popsicles in unique flavor combinations.

Who: Heidi Nathanielsz

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Katahdin Stone Works

Katahdin Stone Works

Project: Katahdin Stone Works, a hardscaping and landscape construction services company (think patios, fire-pits, retaining walls, etc.) that is looking to become the leader in the area for environmentally friendly permeable pavement installations.

Who: Kelly Maloney

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The DillyBean

The DillyBean

Project: The DillyBean, a local market in downtown Schenectady that has a goal to promote and supply locally-made goods to Capital District residents at a dedicated, convenient location.

Who: Abigail Rockmacher

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Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Project: A local chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace, an effort to provide beds and bedding to children who are in need.

Who: James Welch

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Hudson Virtual Tours

Hudson Virtual Tours

Project: Reality capture of Capital Region historic sites, archiving and Marketing endangered sites with 3D tours, HDR photos and architectural plans.

Who: Hudson Virtual Tours & Hudson Reality Capture

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Chateau Shows

Chateau Shows

Project: The Chateau Shows, a DIY community music and arts venue startup initiative for the enrichment and enhancement of the Capital Region's cultural ecosystem and creative economy.

Who: Dan Paoletti and Dan Maddalone

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The League of Extraordinary Red Heads

The League of Extraordinary Red Heads

Project: The League of Extraordinary Red Heads, a social events group for people with red hair that's looking to establish chapters around North America.

Who: MC1R Productions, LLC (Duncan Crary)

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ZeBra Bras

ZeBra Bras

Project: ZeBra Bras, a custom bra company which uses 3D imaging and printing to produce unique products.

Who: Ben Smith and Hannah Johnson

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2nd Street Farm

2nd Street Farm

Project: 2nd Street Farm, an urban farm in South Troy with a farm stand and farm share that's looking to expand.

Who: Dara Silbermann

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Mount Ida Community Kitchen

Mount Ida Community Kitchen

Project: The Mount Ida Community Kitchen, a commercial incubator kitchen to suit the growing needs of small business owners and organizations of the Mt. Ida and greater Troy community.

Who: The Mount Ida Preservation Association

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Return The FAVOR

Return The FAVOR

Project: Return The FAVOR, a website and phone application to allow veterans easy access to local discounts and veteran information anywhere around New York State.

Who: Jason Lebrecht

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Piéce d'Occasion

Piéce d'Occasion

Project: Piéce d'Occasion, a paint-your-own-pottery studio that is looking to bring it programming to schools and provide a low-cost space for trips.

Who: Heather Re

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Infinity Trade Consultants

Infinity Trade Consultants

Project: Infinity Trade Consultants, a company that hosts an e-commerce site for global business-to-business bartering and is looking to introduce the benefits of the bartering marketplace to small businesses in the Capital District.

Who: Deirdre Ford

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