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Entries from AOA Startup Grant 2012

Listed in alphabetical order.

Albany Baby Book

Albany Baby Book

Who: Jennifer Zhao

Project: I'd like to create a beautiful visual directory of mom and baby care services in and around the Capital Region that helps connect local customers to local businesses. It will helpful for moms, good promotion for businesses, and help our local economy.

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Baker's Intuition

Baker's Intuition

Who: Beverly Carrubba

Project: Open a new bake shop in downtown Troy. A knack for brilliant baked goods... naturally.

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Berrylicious Bouquets

Berrylicious Bouquets

Who: Shannon Allitt

Project: Berrylicious Bouquets: strawberries hand dipped in the highest quality Dark, Milk and White Premium Chocolate, which are then arranged in sophisticated and beautiful bouquet creations with layers of exquisite flavors and textures.

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Bridge Runner Express

Bridge Runner Express

Who: Traci Cornwell

Project: Round Trip Shuttle Service from Albany to Saratoga Springs

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Car Sharing in the Capital Region

Car Sharing in the Capital Region

Who: Lauren Alpert

Project: Develop an independent car sharing organization in the Capital Region.

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Installation Art Exhibition

Installation Art Exhibition

Who: Tim Varney

Project: We're looking to recreate the success of the Athletic Annex Exhibition, only this time in Troy. The glut of available class C office space in downtown Troy provides ample suitable locations for a large, multi-artist exhibition. The show will be in coordination with the monthly arts and cultural event Troy Night Out.

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My Ride Board

My Ride Board

Who: Sam Wechsler and Sean Lyons

Project: MyRideBoard.com enables its members (college students, alumni, faculty, and staff) to post or share a ride in 30 seconds or less. By posting and sharing rides, they can coordinate with other riders and travel together.

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PinkHouse Pottery

PinkHouse Pottery

Who: Janine Sullivan

Project: Open a pottery studio with work and teaching space.

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Real Time Albany

Real Time Albany

Who: Chase Billow

Project: Real Time Albany is a web application that will connect the Capital Region like never before. It is a glimpse of what people are doing and talking about right now in and around Albany and allows people and businesses physically located in the area to meet and communicate with each other across the web's largest ecosystems.

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Saratoga Artisans and Crafters' Market

Saratoga Artisans and Crafters' Market

Who: Marianne "Frenchy" Loeb

Project: Move the Saratoga Artisans and Crafters' Market into the next phase of being a successful market that would benefit the small business vendors, the City of Saratoga Springs (in sales tax collections and rental revenue), and the tourists and tourism of Saratoga Springs. The market is planned to be an annual event that will be enjoyed and beneficial to the local community for years to come.

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Stories and Gables

Stories and Gables

Who: Beth Bornick and Dave Grunenwald

Project: Every old house has a hidden story. Stories and Gables will let you share the story of your old house online, to help build a living, local history.

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The Cheese Traveler and Tilldale Farm: Cheese, Meat, Fine Foods and Farm Market

The Cheese Traveler and Tilldale Farm: Cheese, Meat, Fine Foods and Farm Market

Who: Eric Paul and family, and Joanne and Dan Tilley

Project: The Cheese Traveler and Tilldale Farm are opening an eclectic food and farm store that will house a full service, cut-to-order European style cheese shop that focuses on farmhouse and artisan cheeses from the Northeast, greater US, and abroad.  Tilldale Farm will sell grass-fed, certified organic, heritage breed beef, pork and eggs. The Cheese Traveler and Tilldale Farm will invite other farmers market vendors to sell at "market days" in the space.

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Three Chicks and a P

Three Chicks and a P

Who: Jennifer Rittner-Paniccia

Project: A small family owned business that specializes in fresh homemade tahini free hummus, bean dips and tapenades.

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