Accelerate! Hudson Valley

Opportunities to attend, sponsor and pitch your start-up are available!

Think Dutchess and Upstate Capital present Accelerate Hudson Valley, an event to highlight the entrepreneur and start-up community in Dutchess County and beyond. The event introduces a unique and vetted pipeline of entrepreneurial talent to the local community and potential investors. It brings together established companies, suppliers, investors and dealmakers with start-ups and entrepreneurs to advance businesses from ideation to realization.

What to expect at Accelerate Hudson Valley:

  • Start-up pitches for new products, services and companies
  • Conversations with business owners and CEOs building tech businesses
  • Discussions with industry experts and investors

The event will be held online and in-person on September 15, 2022 at Revel 32 in Poughkeepsie, NY.  Join us to learn about the exciting innovations and creative individuals across industries ready to succeed.

How to Pitch

Apply to pitch now by submitting this form on the Upstate Capital website. The deadline to apply is Thursday, August 18, 2022.

How to Attend

Registration to attend is now open. Mark your calendars for a day filled with innovative companies, networking opportunities, insightful engagement and more. Secure your ticket here!

How to Sponsor 

Are you interested in gaining exposure for your organization as well as promoting promising new technologies and innovations? A number of sponsorship opportunities are available including a limited number of exclusive opportunities. Please complete the sponsor form below and return with payment to Think Dutchess Alliance for Business, 3 Neptune Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. The deadline to sponsor is Monday, August 15,2022.

Download the sponsor form HERE


Thank you to our 2022 Accelerate Hudson Valley Sponsors!


Corporate Sponsor

Central Hudson Logo


Leader Sponsors

HVCU Logo                       Tompkins Logo


Advocate Sponsor

Eastdale Village Logo                    Perreca Logo


A premier business-led organization, Think Dutchess Alliance for Business brings together 10 agency partners creating a one-stop shop for your site selection, financing, incentives, permitting and advocacy, strategic planning and counseling, marketing and networking needs.