“The cool things are happening at the intersections of fields, not deep, deep, deep in a field — with a few exceptions.” – Laszlo Bock, SVP People Operations, GoogleAccelerate518 is a voluntary collaboration between all of the local colleges and universities in the Capital Region in Upstate New York.  The collaboration includes Adirondack Community College, Albany College of Pharmacy, Albany Law School, Albany Medical College, College of St. Rose, Empire State College, Hudson Valley Community College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Sage Colleges, Schenectady County Community College, Siena College, Skidmore College, State University of New York at Albany (SUNY Albany), Union College, State University of New York Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly).

The goal of the collaboration is simple: to increase the interactions among entrepreneurs and innovators so we create more opportunities for them to grow in the Capital Region.