Why RAIN was invited to the Albany community
The City of Albany’s then economic development lead, Kate Porsche heard about RAIN’s Venture Catalyst approach to building regional entrepreneurial ecosystems. She reached out to RAIN to inquire about own model. RAIN’s Venture Catalyst Manager began rolling out our Entrepreneurial Development Model in Albany. Several events were hosted and soon after, entrepreneurs were identified, as well as mentors, angel investors, and other stakeholders interested in supporting the effort to build an innovation economy in Albany.
Entrepreneurs and innovators from several industries have been identified, including food and beverage, consumer goods, gaming, and healthcare products.
RAIN is currently working with Albany’s new economic development lead, Seth Sherry to roll-out additional programming.