Orange County Business Accelerator is more than just a landlord for start-up businesses- it represents a much larger picture. The Accelerator is a mentor and facilitator. It combines technology and innovation in a state-of-the-art business management center. Our purpose is to help businesses extend their reach far beyond the borders of Orange County and simultaneously grow Orange into the most business-friendly environment in the Hudson Valley. We give you the tools necessary to grow and the advantages necessary to compete. We offer our clients state-of-the-art high speed internet, a 22-person conference room equipped with an integrated audio/video system and a captive reception area. In addition to office space and technology, the Accelerator can provide in-house management, marketing, legal and accounting services Nowhere else will you find a more inclusive and dynamic economic stimulus package.
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Orange County Business Accelerator Services Deliverables and Advantages Orange County Business Accelerator offers 10,000 square feet of Class A office, R&D and flex space, and is designed to attract entrepreneurs by providing businesses with a menu of mentoring programs, a high-tech plug-and-play office environment, below-market occupancy costs and access to venture capital including the Orange County Industrial Development Agency’s own fund.
Broadband internet service, Wi-Fi, a 22-person conference room equipped with an integrated video-conferencing system and a dynamic reception area highlight the Accelerator’s competitive advantage. For a detailed list of client services, please click here. In addition to office space and technology, the Accelerator can provide in-house management, marketing, legal and accounting services as well as access to academic and corporate partners.
The Accelerator also provides a unique environment to build relationships with local, state and federal public officials. By joining the Accelerator, you’ll be afforded the opportunity to interact with public officials from all levels of government through our various seminars and guest appearances - a key advantage to success in today’s business world.
Full Resident Client Services
Included • Address – 4 London Avenue, Suite 100-X (X is your internal suite number 1-20) • Orientation by OCBA Client Services Specialist • Mail reception via OCBA Client Services Specialist • Office, lockable • Utilities included: Heat, Electrical, Water – for typical executive office configuration • Production, Manufacturing, Processing, etc. negotiated separately • Free High-Speed Wireless • Free wired internet access, one drop per office • Server room space for your own server rack • You contract privately for own IT equipment and service • 24/7 Facility Access, first key free, additional keys (registered) $10 • Small Conference room (10 person max), by reservation • Large Multi-Media Video Conference room (approx. 22 person max), by reservation • High-speed, High-Definition International Video conferencing room • Projection VGA system, ceiling mounted, ceiling mounted sound, 10-foot-wide projection screen • Major Presentation Room (approx. 40 people max), by reservation with our OCBA Partner (First Columbia) • Kitchen/Dining Area use Refrigerator | Sink | Automatic Dishwasher • Print/Copy Center – Xerox XYZ high-capacity feeding/finishing black and white, fax-capable • $0.06 per print, private access code • Reception Area, waiting room for appointments • Parking, 1 parking place per employee – overflow space for visitors, etc. up on higher level parking lot behind 4 London Ave. Maintained for typical snow and ice removal. • Common area receptionist, via OCBA Client Service Specialist • Free attendance at OCBA monthly General Business Educational & Business Networking Events • Management council general business development assistance – 10 hours per month • Access to OCBA Client Advisory Panel, left to you to contract with a negotiate remuneration. Marketing | Legal | Accounting, Tax Information Technology Solutions | Finance • Site Selection specialist assistance program in preparation for graduation – expediting, permitting, agency site approvals • Promotional Opportunities as a benefit from OCBA’s close contact with industry media outlets for Press Releases and other advertising. • Monthly Progress Reviews, advisory sessions, Graduation Progress monitoring • Grant Identification, Equity and Bank relationships • CEO Roundtable Events • Other benefits listed in Appendix A.
Not Included • Phone, Phone access – you contract directly with Frontier
Associate Client Services
All of the above, minus a permanent office.
Associate Clients are required to reserve general office by phoning OCBA Client Services Specialist (soon to be by internet reservation). No-show after 20 minutes without notification to OCBA client services of delay results in forfeiture of reservation to others that have need for the space.
Appendix A Benefits available through OCBA membership in NBIA
• Aon Affinity Insurance Services • Chide.it empowers its clients with a new generation of feedback and group evaluation tools that are easy to use and customizable. – 15% discount to OCBA clients • Palo Alto Software is the worldwide leader in business plan software and marketing plan software. • QuickBooks gives you the power to manage your business more effectively by providing you with fast, easy and integrated solutions to meet the needs of your business. • Turnstone’s innovative office systems, desks, storage, seating and accessories provide smart design, good value and simple solutions at affordable pricing. Turnstone is a Steelcase company.
Benefits available through OCBA membership in BIANYS are coming soon. Other benefits negotiated by OCBA with business partners to be announced. Life After The Accelerator
The three-year partnership that companies forge with the Orange County Business Accelerator is the beginning of what we believe will be a long and prosperous relationship with Orange County and the Hudson Valley.
Based on the success of other similar Accelerator programs, we are hopeful that companies that graduate from our program will elect to continue to operate their businesses in Orange County and bring new jobs to our economy. And why wouldn’t they? The Accelerator program showcases the region’s accessibility, beauty and sophistication – attractive qualities to any growing company.