From Innovate 518
REVISED: Sorry for another email! *See revision regarding President Rodriguez in our 'Affiliated Partner BACC One of Many Rewarded at 2018 REDC Awards' piece.
As the year comes to a close, the Innovate 518 team would like to thank everyone for another great year and wish you all a Happy Holidays and New Year.

We have so much in store for the new year filled with innovation and collaboration, we look forward to continuing this journey with you. Trust us, you don't wanna miss this!

Happy Holidays!
The Innovate 518 Team
New Partner News: United Aircraft Technology, Winner of VetCon 2018
UAT (United Aircraft Technologies) were the winners of this year's VETCON (Veterans in Economic Transition Conference). VETCON is a veteran owned business event that attracts veteran entrepreneurs from across the state for professional development and networking, focusing on providing early stage startups with development opportunities.

United Aircraft Technologies was founded by Daryian Rhysing , a former United Sates Army aircraft mechanic for over ten years. Due to his own issues while working on aircrafts while serving, he came up with a solution, UAT's signature interconnecting clamp. Rhysing received his education from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. (,2018)

Affiliated Partner BACC One of Many Rewarded at 2018 REDC Awards
The eighth-annual REDC Awards ceremony to distribute over $700 million in state funds was held at the Albany Capital Center. Congratulations to Innovate 518 Affiliated Partner, the Biomedical Acceleration and Commercialization Center (BACC) at Albany Medical College for their award. Their project will increase support to biomedical innovators and provide expanded services to attract and keep start-up companies in the Capital Region. As part of Albany Medical College, the BACC is uniquely equipped to provide incubator programs that encompass the bench, bedside and business domains of healthcare.

"This is a great opportunity to continue to invest in the Capital Region, develop a variety of projects that will serve as an economic boon for the Capital Region moving forward, so we are elated with the funding that we've received," says Havidán Rodríguez , co-chair of the Capital Region Economic Development Council and President of the University at Albany.

Last year, the city of Albany was awarded $85 million for 110 economic development projects. Overall, the region has received over $500 million for 813 projects in the eight years of the program.
The regional economic development councils was founded by Governor Cuomo in 2011 as a way to involve local officials and business people in the decision-making for distributing state money.

January 10
BizLab-Clarkson University Lunchtime Entrepreneurship Series: Sinclair Schuller
BizLab, Schenectady
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
January 19
8-Session Business Training Course
920 Albany St., Schenectady
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 22
Advocate For Your Business: Content for your website
WorkSmart, Glens Falls
5:15 PM
January 29
BUILD4SCALE in New York State
Revolution Hall, Troy
8:15 AM
See you next year!