Succeed in the Sharing Economy!

Please join us for the 9th Annual smAlbany Networking & Education Day!

Learn what it will take to succeed in the Sharing Economy

Learn what it will take to succeed in The Sharing Economy


Whether you’re a maker, entrepreneur, start up, business owner, moonlighter, DBA, LLC, PLLC or freelancer, you have special needs to make it all work.

Enter the Sharing Economy:
Spurred on by The Recession and a desire for sustainability, the Internet and smartphones have made it easy for individuals to share expensive resources. For us, the sharing economy represents a new way of interacting with each other – for the next generation it will just be normal.

This year’s theme – Succeed in the Sharing Economy! – is designed to help you thrive in tomorrow’s challenges.

Additionally, speakers and workshops will help you address Organizational Digital Transformation, Cyber Security and Internet Marketing in a Mobile-friendly World.

Join Mistress of Ceremonies Elaine Patrice Perkins, Director, Startup Grind Albany, Founder & CEO, The Word Architect, as she leads us through a day of connecting, learning and relaxing.

New this year:

The Break Room!
We’ve partnered with local aesthetics establishments to bring a spot of relaxation and rejuvenation to your day. Your paid VIP Pass gives you access to stylists and barbers!

The Un-job Fair!
A unique and FREE opportunity for local employers to find local talent in an intimate setting not usually found at job fairs.

smAlbany is the annual education and networking event dedicated to fostering the growth of small businesses in the Capital District / Tech Valley Region. This year, find out how the Sharing Economy is destined to affect your start-up or small business, and how to position yourself for success in this brave new world!

Check out this compelling video about last year’s event!

Who should Attend?

  • Makers
  • Sweat-equity entrepreneurs
  • Part-time business owners
  • Home-based business owners
  • Established business owners
  • Local Franchisors / Franchisees
  • Those looking to start a business

If you provide a product or service useful to small business owners, and are interested in becoming an Exhibitor, please complete the request form located here: EXHIBITOR APPLICATION.

If you can frame your product or service in the context of ‘How Technology is Changing the Ways We Interact With The World’, and are interested in registering for consideration as a Main Auditorium Speaker, please complete the request form located here: SPEAKER APPLICATION

If you or your organization are interested in becoming a sponsor, please complete the request form located here: SPONSOR APPLICATION