November 28, 2012
'Results' winners are named
By: Staff Report
Source: Times Union
Nanotech startup, group serving homeless cited by Consulting Alliance
— A nanotechnology startup and a nonprofit organization serving
Albany's homeless community are the winners of the Consulting Alliance's
"Roadmap to Results" regional competition.
Winners are B.E.S.S.
(Battery Energy Storage Systems) Technologies, started in 2010 by a
group of graduate students at the University at Albany's College of
Nanoscale Science and Engineering; and Interfaith Partnership for the
Homeless in Albany, founded in 1984 to provide services to the homeless.
has developed a process to build battery nanostructures that
significantly boosts their capacity to store energy, charge faster and
The Interfaith Partnership's services include a
30-bed emergency shelter, a housing program, a summer youth program and a
The two awards are valued at $48,000, and include
a formal review and assessment of the organizations' business
challenges and opportunities.
Consultants will meet with senior managers to develop strategic recommendations that show how organizations can meet objectives.
competition, part of the organization's 20th anniversary celebration,
had the goals "of strengthening the community and contributing to the
success of the region," said Nancy Schultz, the alliance's president and
president of Nancy Schultz Consulting.
The awards were presented Wednesday at the Italian American Community Center in Albany.