Troy Innovation Garage Announces “Micro Meetup,” a Microenterpise Accelerator Program to Launch and Support Small Business
Troy, NY: Troy Innovation Garage today announced “Micro Meetup,” a new microenterprise accelerator program to help launch and support small businesses in the Capital Region. The first cohort of the 6-week program will take place in the Fall of 2022, and participants will learn the basics of business, startup principles and business management. Access to business advisors, including for legal, bookkeeping/tax, insurance, banking, sales and marketing, will be available. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis with final acceptance decisions announced in Summer.
“Troy Innovation Garage has a well-earned reputation for supporting a variety of companies on high growth trajectories. And, we also have served dozens of small businesses, solopreneurs, and freelancers whose goal is to stay small and do great work they love,” said Garage owner Tom Nardacci. “We are super proud of Troy Innovation Garage members that have raised a million, even tens of millions in venture funding, and those grown from 2 to 100 employees, or had successful exits. These companies and their founders work extremely hard and are changing the business landscape in Upstate New York. Troy Innovation Garage will always remain open and as supportive to business owners who are happy to keep things small too.”
Nardacci said Troy Innovation Garage is launching this program now because there are people who built so-called “side hustles” or “hobby businesses” over the past two years during the pandemic, who now want to keep that stream of income, or want to build off a passion into something full-time.
Nardacci added that among other benefits, the accelerator program will result in direct micro funding for everyone who successfully completes the cohort, ranging from $1000 to $5000, including a membership and access to Troy Innovation Garage.
More information about “Micro Meetup” is available on the Troy Innovation Garage’s website. Applications can be made to guru(at)troyinnovationgarage (dot)com.