The Small Business Administration (SBA), in partnership with Empire Apex Accelerator, IgniteU NY, NYSTEC, Pursuit, SUNY, and U. Albany SBDC, is bringing back the Upstate NY Matchmaker (FKA the Albany Matchmaker) after a long hiatus due the pandemic. This is the premier event for small business contractors to engage with government agencies and Prime contractors via structured, pre-scheduled, meetings to discuss contract opportunities. What’s unique about this event in Upstate NY is the use of an online matchmaking system to identify matches between buyer criteria for NAICS code, desired certifications, etc. so that businesses can schedule meetings with actual potential for contracts and buyers can meet with potentially qualified suppliers.

Registration is open for both buyers and small businesses right now!

If your organization has goals for contracts or sub-contracting with small businesses, particularly disadvantaged, woman-owned, veteran-owned, or minority-owned, this is an excellent opportunity to meet qualified suppliers to meet your requirements. There is no cost for government agency/public buyers to attend this event, and it is only $125 per table for Prime contractors.

If you work with small businesses or organizations that have small business contract goals, please share this opportunity!

For more information, feel free to reach out to me or my team with any questions.

WHAT: Upstate NY Matchmaker

WHEN: July 16th, 2024

WHERE: The Albany Marriott, 189 Wolf Rd., Albany, NY


COST: Small business contractors- $65 | Prime contractors- $125 | Government agency/public buyers- No Cost | Lenders- Exhibit table: $250, Exhibit table plus Matchmaking: $350