Following through on a key element of its 2016 Advance Saratoga priorities, Saratoga Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) has formed an Advance Saratoga Startup Advisory Team to mentor early-stage businesses.
Officials said it supports SEDC’s mission to promote, retain and grow talent, investment and job opportunities.
Local entrepreneur networks like Sharatoga Tech Talks and similar regional tech executive meet ups revealed a desire among Saratoga area entrepreneurs for access to professional expertise to help overcome challenges to business growth, said Dennis Brobston, president of SEDC.
Clarkson University’s Shipley Center for Innovation operates six business incubators and has agreed to provide support services to new entrepreneurs and early-stage project teams and companies for the Advance Saratoga startup platform.
“Talent begets talent,” said Brobston. “Inspiring, mentoring and accelerating growth companies to do business here will be enhanced by facilitating access to the world-class talent and reach of our member investors and other area experts.”