AOA Startup Grant 2017

The AOA Startup Grant is back for 2017, with the help of CDPHP, CDTA, the College of Saint Rose, Nine Pin Cider, and the Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region. Crowd voting ends September 20 at noon.

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2017 Grant Applications

Listed in the order they were received.

Rachael McCormick Photography

Rachael McCormick Photography

Project: Rachael McCormick Photography, a new photography studio that takes photos for engagements, weddings, babies, and other events.

Who: Rachael McCormick

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La Luce Boutique

La Luce Boutique

Project: La Luce Boutique, a start-up, ethical fashion boutique that opened its doors on July 29, 2017. We focus on bringing awareness to fashion brands that produce their product with a respect for the environment, with a commitment to help the communities that make their products, and also with transparent operations and outstanding quality.

Who: Erika Macchione, owner. Sargento the Puppuccino, right hand.

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The Texture of Nature

The Texture of Nature

Project: The Texture of Nature, a photography project focused on nature.

Who: Jordan T. Thevenow-Harrison

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Gannon's List

Gannon's List

Project: Gannon's List, a service to find the region's best jobs from the best companies and send them to the best candidates.

Who: Peter Gannon

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Adirondack Barnwood Salvage

Adirondack Barnwood Salvage

Project: Adirondack Barnwood Salvage (ABS). We take down antique barns and salvage high-quality building materials to sell to contractors, artisans, and any craft-minded people with a desire to work with superior wood products.

Who: Nicolas Ouimet and Adam Weber

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Call Sheilah!

Call Sheilah!

Project: Call Sheilah!, a personal concierge service.

Who: Sheilah R. Sable

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BEYourStart Accelerator Program

BEYourStart Accelerator Program

Project: BEYourStart Accelerator Program, a fund to to finance the equipment or software needs of startups.

Who: Robert Braathe

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Two Buttons Deep

Two Buttons Deep

Project: Two Buttons Deep, media entertainment startup that creates quick, consumable content designed to be viewed and shared on social media for a young professional audience.

Who: Jack Carpenter and Taylor Rao

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TC Media

TC Media

Project: TC Media, a marketing company that helps businesses create predictable sales machines through marketing.

Who: Tony Campanella

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Olive and June Floral Co.

Olive and June Floral Co.

Project: Olive and June Floral Co., a floral design company located in Albany.

Who: Cassie Vogel

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The Makeup Curio

The Makeup Curio

Project: The Makeup Curio, which aims create an experience that allows customers to transform themselves with skincare, beauty, body painting, theater, and special effects through curated retail, transformation services, and curiosity workshops

Who: Jenn Dugan

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Lament by Circuitry Films

<em>Lament</em> by Circuitry Films

Project: Lament by Circuitry Films, a new film project in need of development funds.

Who: Brian Szepatowski and Rachel Krupsky

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Bard & Baker: Board Game Café

Bard & Baker: Board Game Café

Project: Bard & Baker, the Capital District's first board game café.

Who: Charlotte Guyton

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Fringe

Fringe

Project: Fringe, an exploration of identity through the eccentric, the magical, creative objects and experiences.

Who: Katherine Bierman

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