Dan Forbush

UVC Correspondent | Principal/Editor of C&R Interactive

Boogie's Jacques Bastein: The Importance of Hustle

As a 22-year-old graduate of the University at Albany, Jacques Bastien made one of the biggest decisions of his life in August, 2012. He signed a three-year lease on what would be the first office for boogie, his fledgling graphic design business. After making the deal, he had a total of $250 in the bank.

IgniteU NY Accelerator Succeeds in Supporting Student Entrepreneurs

The organizers of IGNITEU NY, a new early accelerator aimed at encouraging the Capital Region’s most promising student entrepreneurs to grow their businesses locally, are calling the seven-week program a big success, due largely to the enthusiastic participation of the local business community.

Students to Pitch New Businesses at First IgniteU NY Demo Day

The inaugural class of new IgniteU NY will pitch their new businesses to investors. IgniteU NY is the region’s first all-student early accelerator.

Among the companies presenting is ChugaChaga Inc., led by University of Albany seniors Luke Evans and Marc Iskander. They aim to develop their company into a national brand for bottled tea made with chaga, an antioxidant-rich mushroom that grows on birch trees in cold climates.