INSPIRE. MENTOR. ACCELERATE.

Spark Saratoga is a one-stop, easy-to-use startup incubator and early stage business accelerator without walls. Founded in April 2017, Spark Saratoga is an entrepreneur-driven community that combines in-person meetups with an online web-based-portal to maximize effectiveness and efficiency.

Making An Impact Since April 2017

Supported Entrepreneurs & Startups

Women-Owned Startups

Supported Licensing or Acquisitions

$ Direct Business Investment

Number of mentor hours

How We Help

INSPIRE

A great option for those thinking about a startup but not 100% sure. Get connected, join the community and learn.

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Mentor

Entrepreneurs ready to go who want to be part of a community and get connected to a mentor.

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Accelerate

This is for revenue generating startups already participating through our Mentor Level collaboration with Ureeka who want to race to the top with local expert advisors and world class talent.

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SPARK SARATOGA IS AN INCUBATOR & ACCELERATOR WITHOUT WALLS

OUR GPS MODEL

Contrary to popular entrepreneurship models, Spark doesn’t choose the winners and losers. We believe the entrepreneur must be the driving force behind the startup, regardless of industry and that the market must respond.

Spark entrepreneurs set their course and keep driving it forward.

“Spark Saratoga has made me feel like I have a lifeline to super smart business minds who want to help me succeed. They’ve delivered on their promise to help companies like mine by connecting us to the best of the best talent by bringing a partner with the caliber of Ureeka to the region. I had a question on navigating my marketing strategy through the COVID crisis. I had an invaluable coaching with a Ureeka business coach within 48 hours of creating my profile. This does not happen to small businesses– usually I’m calling in a favor or strapping my cash. Ureeka is like that super smart connected friend that just really wants to help.”

 – Nicole Snow, Darn Good Yarn

“At first, I thought Spark Saratoga  would be just another incubator type of platform that over promised and under delivered. That’s not the case here.  They really do care about the upstate economy and giving businesses like mine real answers and solutions. By connecting me to their partner, Ureeka, what I found was a real community of helpers with tangible tools, resources and people committed to my success as a startup and small business. Through my 1:1 mentor relationship, I was able to solidify my brand, business and growth plan. It’s been pivotal to my success thus far and will continue to be a vital resource as we grow.”

 – Catherine Hover, Palette Cafe & Saratoga Paint & Sip