The editor shares some assorted TECH news items and thoughts about whether the Capital Region deserves to be considered as “Tech Valley”.

Nicole Snow and her global business Darn Good Yarn are high lighted.

Silicon Prairie News, a tech news web site from the mid-west, recently published a list of ten books that would be of interest to startup entrepreneurs. This may be of interest to readers of Capchips and hopefully will encourage readers of Capchips to make suggestions of additional books that may be useful to local tech startups.

The Escape Room game is introduced at least to the editor of Capchips.

Urban Co-Works has a Startup Town Square event scheduled for June 28th at 5:30 on State Street in Schenectady on Fundraising for Non Profits.

Plug Power acquires a Rochester Company to expand its on road territory.

Paul Potratz spoke about “The Power of Branding” at the Biz-Lab-Clarkson Lunchtime Entrepreneurship Luncheon in May,.

Glauconix Biosciences receiving funding from Excell Partners in Rochester and from Eastern New York Angels.

Highlights the startup competitions and long term tech successes in this region.

The Blackstone LaunchPad hosted the 2018 Innovation Competition at the Massry Center for Business at UAlbany on April 20th. This two stage competition was open to all enrolled undergraduate and graduate students from UAlbany.