Skip to main content
Enter search terms below…

Member News

InnovateHER 2017: Innovating for Women Business Challenge



The InnovateHER Challenge is a national prize competition aimed at spotlighting products and services that impact and empower the lives of women and their families. The Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region and the Albany Center for Economic Success are hosting the SBA’s Capital Region InnovateHER 2017 Challenge.

In order to qualify, your business must have a product or service that:
→ Impacts the lives of women and families
→ Fills a need in the marketplace
→ Has the potential for commercialization

For a complete description of the Challenge, please click SBA Challenge Rules.

One business will be chosen to represent the Capital Region in the national semi-final round. From there, ten winners will be selected to advance to the finals, where they will be invited to make a live marketing pitch to a panel of expert judges. The InnovateHER Final Challenge will be held in September. Finalists will compete for one of three cash prizes totaling $70,000. For more information, call or email Destiny at (518) 436-8586 x802.

If you would like to apply, please complete the required InnovateHER 2017 Application. Access the SBA InnvoateHER website here.

Deadline to Apply: Wednesday, May 10th.

Final Business Plans are due Wednesday, May 24th. Please let Destiny know if you would like business plan assistance. 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo launched Round VIII of the Regional Economic Development Council initiative, officially kicking off the 2018 competition for more than $750 million in state economic development resources. The Consolidated Funding Application will open to applicants on May 1, enabling businesses, municipalities, not-for-profits and the…
CAP COM Federal Credit Union has opened its 11th branch at 899 Western Avenue, Albany. The 3,300-square-foot branch is conveniently located close to the State Office Campus and the University at Albany (SUNY).  "Brick and mortar is still a large part of CAP COM’s business, even as more members are using our digital and mobile platforms,” said…
CSArch, a premier architecture, engineering, and construction management firm in New York State, is pleased to announce the hire of Michael Schwarz, PE, LEED AP, as Principal. “The addition of Michael expands our engineering capabilities, raises the bar on our technical design standards, and improves the operations and management of our…
May
03
Market, develop & connect at our must-attend event of the year! The Annual Dinner {with a twist} & Business Expo is the Chamber’s premier event of…
5:30 p.m. Networking & Expo Booths
May
08
This course focuses on understanding core Excel features for enhanced productivity and effectiveness in business. Topics Include: • Working with Formulas…
8 - 8:30 a.m. Check-in; 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Training
May
10
All are welcome to celebrate The Ruck's 20th Anniversary! The community has embraced the business and changes as The Ruck evolved into the Craft Beer…
4 p.m.