Startup Saratoga Powered by AT&T Highlights Emerging Tech Scene in Saratoga Springs

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This second annual event will showcase local companies from Saratoga Springs including participants from Skidmore College, Rensselaer, and Siena College pitching their business ideas and networking at the Saratoga City Center.

The emerging tech scene in Saratoga Springs continues to grow with the second annual Startup Saratoga powered by AT&T event being held on October 6th at the Saratoga City Center. The evening will feature networking by host Saratoga TechOUT from 5:30-6:30 and a pitch event hosted by Startup Tech Valley with support from by AT&T. The Saratoga Chamber of Commerce has organized the event and has brought together local companies and vendors in support.

“Last year’s Startup Saratoga event attracted more than 300 people who loved the chance to meet up and hear from startups about their new ventures”, said Todd Shimkus, President of the Saratoga Chamber of Commerce. “We are excited to be able to host the second annual Startup Saratoga event this time at the Saratoga Springs City Center. We are thrilled that our B2B Expo is preceding this event and we can invite local businesses to learn more about the potential for growth in this sector of our economy”

Many national and local companies are sponsoring the event including; AT&T, Saratoga Chamber of Commerce, Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership, Informz, Mad Glory, Madaddie, RenderTribe, and Northeast Multimedia.

“AT&T is proud to team up with Saratoga TechOUT and Startup Tech Valley to power Startup Saratoga again this year because it provides a unique forum for local innovative thinkers and makers to share their creative, entrepreneurial and technological ideas with the community and potential investors,” said Benjamin Roberts, director of Public Affairs, AT&T. “Our support for this event grows out of our ongoing commitment to foster local innovation by providing opportunities in New York for entrepreneurs, technologists, makers and developers to create new technologies and ideas that could positively impact their communities and strengthen the Capital Region’s growing innovation economy.”

This event will feature local companies and student startups: Startfast Code, AuxNation, Adirondack Flannel, Teachme, and an update from last year’s presenter Windrush. Each company will give a 5-7 minute presentation followed by a Q&A session.

“The Partnership wants to help startups transform industries that impact lives both within and beyond Saratoga County,” said Marty Vanags, president of the Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership. “Startup growth requires community building and the weaving of quality relationships throughout the economic development ecosystem, and that’s why we’re proud to support this year’s Startup Saratoga event.”

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