Startup Grind Albany – Tom Nardacci, CEO, Aurelius Coworks
24 4th Street
UNY50 member Tom Nardacci is well-known as a creative economy entrepreneur and community catalyst who is passionate about making space – figuratively and literally – for creatives to thrive. When he started his PR firm Gramercy, it took about 5 years to figure things out, because of the lack of resources readily available to support creative business owners. Based in no small part on his own experiences launching Gramercy, Tom created Aurelius Coworks, a socially responsible company that balances purpose and profit, to support startup enterprises, small businesses and non-profits.
When Tom purchased a dilapidated building in Troy several years ago and transformed it into the Troy Innovation Garage he had no idea that it would be the spark to launching a new ecosystem for startups and creatives and the steadily growing creative sector in the region. He recently opened his second coworking space, Bull Moose Club, in Albany across the street from the State Capitol, and is now looking to expand into other regions. Tom has visited over 75 shared workspaces in the past few years and has brought the best ideas in coworking, incubation and acceleration back home.
Tom has a passion for economic development and urban revitalization, and can usually be found working hand-in-hand with his construction crews on their latest project.
For 15 years, Tom has also owned and run one of New York State’s leading public affairs firms.
Join us at The Troy Innovation Garage for this event where Tom will share about:
– Economic Development & Urban Revitalization – Why You Should Care
– Coworking – it’s Not Just For Startups Anymore
– Creative Economy Trends
– Community Catalyst – When Your Passion + Vocation Become a Movement
…and so much more!
Limited Early Bird Discount tickets available – use code: speedy
5:30 pm Networking with Food
6:00 pm Fireside Chat with Tom and Q&A
7:00 pm Networking