Technology Acceleration Fund

Technology-based businesses are high-risk ventures and securing capital to grow is increasingly more difficult.

The Albany County Business Development Corporation’s Technology Acceleration Fund promotes high-tech growth and prosperity by offering loans to emerging technology ventures in Albany County.

These small, growing companies have a high probability of creating new employment opportunities and can develop rapidly after receiving funding.

TAF is ideal for companies that have between one and five employees and can double that in two or three years. They must demonstrate a need for financing, a clear purpose for funding and a plan for repayment.

TAF loan amounts are typically in the $150,000-$250,000 range such as the $200,000 loan that the Chamber recently closed with a local software company.

The TAF Fund is a subset of the Albany County Business Development Corporation’s Al Tech Loan Fund and is capitalized at $1.5 million. The Capital Region Chamber administers the TAF Fund as part of the Al Tech Loan Trust Fund under the auspices of the ACBDC.