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Entries from AOA Startup Grant 2011

Listed in alphabetical order.

AI Entertainment

AI Entertainment Who:
Charles Abunaw

Project:

Promotional materials for a new event planning business

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All Good Bakers

All Good Bakers Who:
Nick and Britin Foster of All Good Bakers

Project:
Signage, equipment and advertising for new Albany bakery

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AntiBullyingClub

AntiBullyingClub Who:
Kristin Luberda

Project:
Anti-bullying club


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Apple Blossom Bunch: Pre-school with a heart

Apple Blossom Bunch: Pre-school with a heart Who:
Heather Stewart

Project:
Apple Blossom Bunch: Pre-School Program with Heart

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Be a localist

Be a localist Who:
Matthias Hager

Project:
A website that helps you buy local

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Birthday parties for homeless children

Birthday parties for homeless children

Who:

Fazana Saleem-Ismail

Project:

To create a website to help organize birthday parties for homeless children.


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Bottle Service: TV series

Who:
Kevin Craig West

Project:

Post-production for Bottle Service -- a locally produced television series

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Brotherhood of Bears

Brotherhood of Bears Who:
Alan Charlesworth

Project:
Photo project documenting the Bear Community



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Children's book about chiropractic care

Who:
Dr. Bianca Treski, Active Family Chiropractic

What:
A children's book that would teach kids and parents about the immune system and chiropractic care.

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Clay's Kingdom Cafe

Clay's Kingdom Cafe Who:
Ralph Box


Project:

Clay's Kingdom Cafe: Food and fellowship in Cohoes

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Co-Original Creations

Co-Original Creations ´╗┐Who:
Beverly Carrubba

Project:
Kitchen space rental for a start-up cheesecake business

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Foxy Trot Dance & Foxy Trot Burlesque.

Foxy Trot Dance & Foxy Trot Burlesque. Who:
Stephanie Marie

Project:
A website for Foxy Trot Dance and Burlesque: Dance classes that come to you.

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Future-sailors.com

Who:
Sam Wechsler

Project:
Future-sailors.com -- a ride-sharing network

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Gourmet baby food

Who:
Shana Lewis

Project:
Locally made, gourmet baby food

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Green energy consulting

Who:
Kimberly Deso-Fitzsimons

Project:
I have a green business idea to assist owners of multi-family and commercial buildings to assess and adapt their present energy systems to utilize the latest ideas in solar, cogeneration, geothermal and fuel fired assisting energies to conserve energy.

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Heaven Scent Laundromat

Heaven Scent Laundromat Who:
Jemayel Mall

Project:

Two new washers for a local laudromat

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Katie Pray Designs

Katie Pray Designs

Who:
Katie Pray

Project:
Katie Pray fashion designs

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Leelacat Studio: Custom artwork

Leelacat Studio: Custom artwork Who:
Susan Lovelock

Project:
Art studio

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Living Walls

Living Walls Bio:
Samson Contompasis

Project:
Materials and promotion for Living Walls, a public art series

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Mother and Child Sculpture

Mother and Child Sculpture

Who?
miChelle M. Vara

Project:
An 800 lb welded metal sculpture called Mother and Child

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Navigate: New York U.I.

Navigate: New York U.I.

Who:
Matthew John Burnham, Attorney and Counsellor at Law

Project:
Navigate: New York U.I., a smart phone app to help navigate New York's Unemployment Insurance system.

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New Scotland Physical Therapy

New Scotland Physical Therapy Who:
Mollie Dambrocia

Project:

Funding for a space for a new physical therapy business in New Scotland

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Podprop: American Made Smartphone Stand

Podprop: American Made Smartphone Stand Who:
Ken Malsan

Project:
The Podprop -- a smartphone stand

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Professional Emergency Planning

Who?
David A. Cook and Henry J. Kolakoski

Project:
Improved commercial fire response

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Snipits: cuts for kids

Who:
Denise Deitz-Morgan

Project:
A party room at Snipits, a hair salon for kids.

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Teaching storytelling through comics

Teaching storytelling through comics Who:
Ira Marcks

Project:
Workshops in the art of storytelling through comics.

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The Albany Barn

The Albany Barn Who:
The Albany Barn

Project:
The Albany Barn: a creative arts incubator and community center in Albany.

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The Ballston Spa Film Festival

The Ballston Spa Film Festival Who:
Daniel DiFabio

Project:
The Ballston Spa Film Festival

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The Digital Eye

The Digital Eye Who:
Warren E. Hamilton

Project:
Teaching kids how to shoot and edit video at a Vacation Bible School

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The Radix Ecological Sustainablity Center

The Radix Ecological Sustainablity Center

Who:
Scott Kellogg and Stacy Pettigrew

Project:

The Radix Ecological Sustainability Center

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The Sanctuary for Independent Media

Who:
The Sanctuary for Independent Media

Project:
Rehabing the stage of The Sanctuary for Independent Media

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The Throwaways

 Who:
Ira Mckinley

Project:
The Throwaways, a film that documents the experience of living on the streets

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Troy Bike Rescue

Who:
Troy Bike Rescue

Project:
Bringing the future home of the Troy Bike Rescue up to code.

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Two Poor Schmucks Organic Spices

Two Poor Schmucks Organic Spices Who:
Kirpaul and Mike

Project:
A new line of organic fusion spice rubs

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Yuko Kishimoto jazz album

Yuko Kishimoto jazz album Who:
Yuko Kishimoto

Project:
An album of original jazz compositions

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moSAYics: stories about us

Who:
Shanna Goldman

Project:
moSAYics -- A play based on real life interviews with people about surviving in the current difficult economic times.

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