The people of the Hudson Valley are redefining what it means to be an entrepreneur and bringing manufacturing back to America in a big way. The Accelerator is here to support their success. The Accelerator is a certified New York State business incubator, strategically located in the Mid-Hudson Valley, with a mission to assist manufacturing-based businesses. The Mid-Hudson Valley is a region rich with niche market businesses, artisan production and visionary entrepreneurs. With the trend toward artisan and locally-sourced products showing no signs of slowing, small and start-up companies in the Hudson Valley need support now more than ever to capture this momentum of localism and meet demand through strong workforce development and smart growth strategies.
Quality Craftsmanship, Unique Designs and Art You Can Wear
Fashion trends come and go, but some brands and designers make a lasting impression with artfully designed, timeless pieces. One such brand, NYCe BLU, produces leather handbags inspired by the vibrant art and culture of New York City. Designer Mary Fleckenstein co-founded the brand with her brother, Doug Fleckenstein. Their combined experience in leather materials, design and fashion products inspired them to create a brand that would exhibit unparalleled leather craftsmanship and quality.
The specific needs, challenges and goals of each company are evaluated on a case by case basis. We understand, as with artisan goods, no two companies are exactly alike, and a unique plan must be developed for each. The Accelerator is here to help support businesses by providing workforce training, mentoring programs, easy access to experienced professionals and a host of other resources.