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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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NYU announces addition of 3 incubator sites to START-UP NY zone; posts search for new director of innovation and entrepreneurship

NYU's Polytechnic School of Engineering, which sponsors two incubators in Brooklyn and one in Manhattan, has announced that all three sites are approved as eligible under the state's START-UP NY zone program. The tax-free program is aimed at attracting somewhat larger companies that will complement the existing roster of startups at all three sites, which will eventually consolidate at 370 Jay Street at the school's main campus in downtown Brooklyn. For more information, see the university news release.

Separately, NYU has posted an announcement for a new director of innovation and entrepreneurship, to which the three incubator sites report. The new director replaces Micah Kotch who leaves the NYU Poly incubator program after five years, to join the state energy agency NYSERDA as director of the $40 milliion NY Prize in community microgrids and also the agency's strategic advisor for innovation. We wish Micah the very best and encourage all qualified applicants to apply for the position. 

Chautauqua County IDA and planning department will collocate staff with the SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator/START-UP zone

The SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator will host one office of the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA), and also part of the county planning department. This collocation of economic-development functions in the northern part of the county is intended to advance the state-designated START-UP NY zone on which SUNY Fredonia cooperates with Jamestown Community College in the southern part of the county. The Fredonia incubator is also a partner in the Western New York Innovation Hot Spot. For more information, please see the university news release

Incubator program at NYU Poly School of Engineering announces graduates for 2014 and tenant milestones

Our member the incubator program at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering has announced three graduations and one significant fund-raise.

The graduates are CourseHorse (which came to the incubator through the annual venture competitions at NYU's Stern School of Business), Vettery and Two Lines and a Dot. All will move to privately owned commercial space. The fund-raise was for StyleSage. For more detail, see the incubator's monthly newsletter. To subscribe to the newsletter or view its archives, go here.

Rochester paper visits new tenants at HTR's Lennox Tech Enterprise Center

The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle visits some new tenants at our member High Tech Rochester's Lennox Tech Enterprise Center. Embedded video after the break. 

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