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The purposes of BIA/NYS, Inc., are:
  • to expand the resources available to start-up companies and to work with policy-makers on matters affecting the growth and development of incubator-based enterprises;
  • to promote through cooperation and on a broadly integrative basis the educational and entrepreneurial activities of incubators within the state; and
  • to establish a structure and ongoing process to network business incubators, incubating/incubated companies, and other interested parties.

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BIA/NYS sets Friday, June 6th, for 2014 annual meeting in Stony Brook

The Business Incubator Association of New York State, Inc., announces that its 2014 annual meeting will be held on Friday, June 6, 2014, in Stony Brook. 

Our annual meeting, which rotates around the state, returns to Long Island for the first time since 2008, and is again hosted by our supporting member the Stony Brook University incubator programs.

This is the singular statewide event where practitioners of innovation & entrepreneurship-based economic development meet to talk about incubation and related activities, along with critical partners from the government, university and private sectors.

Come join us to discuss what's happening in incubation on Long Island and statewide, as well as a panel we're assembling on critical implications of "crowd" for incubation, and a perspective on lessons learned in the first year of the Innovate NY Seed Fund. We thank all our sponsors (logos below). Please hold the date and watch this space for updates on agenda, available in draft an attachment and at the registration site here

A block of reduced-rate hotel rooms has been reserved at the on-campus Hilton Garden Inn, first-come, first-served. To register, go here. You can register for the meeting itself below (members and sponsors, please ask us for discount code).

Upstate news site visits Display Development, tenant at Mancuso Group's Harvester Center incubator

In a fascinating story that highlights how niche high-tech businesses can leverage business incubators, thedailynewsonline.com visited Display Development, a designer and integrator of custom, high-end video displays based at Batavia's Harvester Center, the flagship incubator of our member Mancuso Business Development Group. 

Since entering the incubator, Display Development has tripled in size to nearly 8,000 square feet, grown to a dozen employees around the nation, and built a multinational book of business, including celebrities like Derek Jeter. Founder Jim Burns told The Daily News he buys certain parts and services locally, including from other companies based in the repurposed industrial complex or nearby. For more, see the full story

Two firms with international ties land at UB Technology Incubator

Two high-technology firms with international ties, both attracted in part by strong materials-science research programs at SUNY's University at Buffalo, have established U.S. footholds at our supporting member the UB Technology Incubator:

  • Specialized NDE, based in Hamilton, Ontario, will use the incubator site to provide training and consulting services to its U.S. clients. The firm applies advanced technologies to non-destructive evaluation of materials used in a wide range of industries, including transportation equipment and energy transmission and storage. 
  • Nuenz Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of New Zealand-based Nuenz Ltd., will use space rented by its WNY partner InVentures Group to address U.S. customers for its nanofibers that enhance the performance of metals, ceramics and composites. More about InVentures Group here.

For more information, please see the university news release

 

NY Times visits Harlem Biospace incubator

The New York Times recently visited our member Harlem Biospace, publishing a story that highlights the incubator's support for bioscience entrepreneurs as well as well as its role in the ongoing renewal of west Harlem. The story also discusses the financial assistance provided by the New York City Economic Development Corporation, which also supports several of our other NYC-based members.

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