On November 17, 2023, we will be celebrating our 10-year anniversary! The event will take place at Brown's Revolution Hall located at 425 River St, Troy, NY. The ticket price is $75 and includes dinner, dessert, a cash bar, silent auction, live music by Alec Betterley, and an awards presentation. The event will also feature Keynote Speaker, Heidi Knoblauch, Senior Director, NY Ventures, for Empire State Development. This is our biggest fundraising event of the year. All proceeds will be used to support our organization and programs. We hope you will join us in celebrating!

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Tech Valley Center of Gravity will be hosting a Hackathon on October 13th, 14th and 15th.This 48- hour event will bring teams of talented people together to compete in creating solutions to real-world problems. Event challenges, to be announced on the first day of the event, will focus on the theme Smart Cities and finding ways to meet the needs of urban areas using innovative approaches. The competition is open to teams of 2-4 individuals, ages 18+.

Teams will have the opportunity to win valuable prizes, including a grand prize worth more than $13,000, cash prizes up to $5,000, and the chance to have their prototype on display at the New York State Innovation Summit. The grand prize will be awarded to a start-up business and include 12 months of rent-free office space in Downtown Troy, thanks to Bryce Companies; a oneyear chamber membership from the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce; and a one-year TVCOG membership. All teams will be eligible for cash prizes, made possible by the Troy Capital Resource Corporation and the RPI Severino Center for Technological Entrepreneurship.

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View the 2023 slate of nominees here.