IgniteU NY Tag

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....

Read More
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...

Read More