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Startup Weekend 2016: One Common Thought

Startup Weekend 2016: One Common Thought

Here’s a great business idea: a “drink-of-the-month” club. Customers subscribe online and each month you send them all the ingredients they need to make a great cocktail or mixed drink. A Caipirinha, for example. Or a Julieta. Or a Billionaire’s Margarita. This was one of the innovative ideas put in motion at Startup Weekend 2016....

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UAlbany Student Startup to Soon Launch 'Tree Tea'

UAlbany Student Startup to Soon Launch ‘Tree Tea’

Just off a successful Kickstarter campaign, the three founders of ChugaChaga are preparing for a first run of 15,000 bottles. A student startup that graduated from Troy’s IGNITEU NY early accelerator program last summer will soon launch the new health drink it’s been developing for two years with a lot of help from the Capital Region’s startup community....

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Startup Weekend Challenge

Startup Weekend Challenge

Create a new business in 54 hours. That’s the challenge that groups of developers, startup enthusiasts, marketing experts, graphic artists and students will take on at the fourth in Upstate New York this Friday through Sunday, Feb. 26-28....

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Allstolen Apparel: Casual Meets Cool in Fashionable Streetwear

Allstolen Apparel: Casual Meets Cool in Fashionable Streetwear

Early in their strategizing, Worgan and Florence surveyed Skidmore students on clothing needs and preferences. Their key discovery: The lives of American college students today are so hectic and fast-paced that they have time only for low-maintenance clothes they can just throw on – but they still want to look stylish and fashionable....

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Robert Manasier: The Art of Entrepreneurial Team-Building

Robert Manasier: The Art of Entrepreneurial Team-Building

Robert Manasier knew at a very young age that he never wanted to work for anyone, so he created a landscaping company with friends from football and baseball teams with whom he played growing up in both Rockland County and Montvale, New Jersey. It got them through college. “It took me about 20 hours to figure that when you’re the leader, you actually work for everybody—your...

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