2021 IgniteU Startup Showcase

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The Hollow Bar + Kitchen

79 N Pearl St

Albany, NY 12207

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IgniteU NY invites you to our 2021 Startup Showcase. Watch five companies pitch to compete for cash and in-kind prizes!

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IgniteU NY invites you to our 2021 Startup Showcase. Hear from the five companies who have been growing and scaling their operations with us over the past eight weeks.

Join us on Thursday, August 5th for an evening of pitches, networking, and food + drinks at the The Hollow Bar + Kitchen in downtown Albany.

The event is free and open to the public.

Learn more about the companies in our program here:

If you are unable to attend this event in person, we will be live streaming the event on our Facebook Page.

Please only register here if you plan on attending this event in person. No need to register here if you plan on watching the facebook live stream.

If you are in interested in sponsoring this event, contact Samuel Mere at

Event Sponsors

Center for Economic Growth: The Center for Economic Growth (CEG) is the professional economic and business development organization serving New York's 8-County Capital Region. Support from their investors enables their team of professionals to connect businesses to resources to drive growth, attract jobs and investment and develop and retain a competitive workforce.

Alaant: is an employment agency and a recruitment process consulting firm located in the Albany, NY. They focus on the long-term success of their clients and job-seekers by developing relationships based on mutual respect and honest communication. Their team of experienced recruiting, staffing and workforce professionals are here to help you thrive.

Troy Web Consulting: The custom software development partner of choice for companies that want to optimize their business processes and customer experiences with efficient, secure and reliable software application solutions. Whether you need to update and integrate legacy systems with leading-edge technologies or design and build custom software solutions from the ground up, Troy Web Consulting is the team to rely upon.

Relentless Awareness: Relentless Awareness: Relentless Awareness is an integrated public relations, advertising, events, management advisement, and public affairs agency committed to achieving substantial results for our clients. The agency’s clients are involved in manufacturing, education, technology, retail, hospitality, real estate, antiques, healthcare, transportation, economic development, financial services, government services, and political campaigns.

Phillips Lytle LLP: A full-service law firm with passionate lawyers who take a pragmatic approach. At Phillips Lytle, they pride themselves on being a multifaceted law firm. They are strong in a wide range of practice areas and nimble enough to meet and exceed all of their clients’ expectations.

FuzeHub: provides New York State manufacturers and technology companies with guided access to our extensive network of industry experts, programs and assets to solve productivity, commercialization, research and development issues, and other challenges to growth. Their programs champion the New York State manufacturing and technology community and provide targeted resources to accelerate manufacturing competitiveness and technology commercialization.

Pioneer Bank: Pioneer: Pioneer offers a range of financial solutions to help your company operate and grow efficiently, no matter your size. They support businesses in the areas of banking, benefits consulting, insurance, wealth management and more!

Community Loan Fund: The Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region is a nonprofit community development financial institution serving the Capital Region of New York State — Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren & Washington Counties. Incorporated in 1985, our mission is to promote sustainable community development efforts for economically underserved people and communities.

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In registering for this event, you understand that NYSTEC (including IgniteU NY) or its designees may take or use livestreaming, photographs, or other video and/or audio recordings to capture or record parts, or the entirety of, the event. In registering and attending, you grant NYSTEC (including IgniteU NY) the right to livestream, otherwise publish, reproduce, use and/or reuse any such media or images containing you, or any likeness of you, with or without your name, for any NYSTEC-related purpose or promotional activity, and as part of any NYSTEC copyrighted material. You release, and agree to hold harmless, NYSTEC from any claim or action related to the above, and you agree that your authorization and release shall inure to the benefit of the successors, assignees and licensees of NYSTEC. All photographs, video/audio digital files, prints, or other reproductions or recordings made by or for NYSTEC shall be the exclusive property of NYSTEC.


What are my parking options for the event?

There is a parking lot across the street, street parking is available on any of the adjacent streets, and parking garages located throughout downtown Albany.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please reach out to us at


What does the event cost?

Startup Showcase is free and open to the public.


What's the refund policy?

Please keep your attendance status updated on Eventbrite for a proper headcount.


Do I have to bring my ticket to the event?

Please bring your ticket either on the Eventbrite app or on paper for expedited check-in.

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The Hollow Bar + Kitchen

79 N Pearl St

Albany, NY 12207

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IgniteU is a community initiative supporting startup companies to innovate, accelerate and build the future here in Upstate New York. As a hub of entrepreneurial and economic development, we connect you to who your company needs to grow and to our resources and events aimed at personal and professional development as an entrepreneur and business leader. Our activities include accelerator programs, meetups, networking events, panel discussions, and hands-on workshops.

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