S.T.E.A.M. Garden, project of Central Ave. BID in Albany, joins BIA/NYS

The S.T.E.A.M. Garden, a business incubator being created at a former elementary school on the Central Avenue business corridor in Albany, has joined BIA/NYS as our newest member.

To help finance the building and startup expenses, the Central District Management Association, aka the Central Avenue Business Improvement District, received $850,000 in grants from Empire State Development Corp. and other state agencies through the Capital Region Economic Development Council. For more information, see the Central Avenue news release.

"STEAM" is an acronym in the education profession for "science, technology, engineering, arts and math." The S.T.E.A.M. Garden will coordinate with the i518 Innovation Hot Spot operated by SUNY's University at Albany, and also partner with Hudson Valley Community College, to bring together "tech" entrpreneurs, creative technology professionals, college students, and arts organizations in a single staffed facility. 

The S.T.E.A.M. Garden is led by BID director Anthony Capece. We warmly welcome the incubator to membership! 

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BIA/NYS sets Friday, June 10th, for annual meeting in Utica

The Business Incubator Association of New York State, Inc., announces that our 2016 annual meeting will be held on Friday, June 10th, in Utica. This is the first time our annual meeting has been held in the Mohawk Valley economic region.

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

We are co-hosted this year by our two [maybe three, soon] incubator programs in the Mohawk Valley: thINCubator in Utica, sponsored by Mohawk Valley Community College, and the Griffiss Institute incubator program at the Griffiss Business & Technology Park in Rome, site of the reinvented Air Force base.

Come join us to discuss what's happening in incubation in the Mohawk Valley and statewide, including a panel on leveraging philanthropic support for incubation entrepreneurship, discussion on innovation needs from the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate and from our partners at Empire State Development and the state Senate.

About half the day is open to the public, with a short business meeting for members only in the afternoon, followed by tours for all of our member incubators. Lunch speaker and hotel arrangements to be announced. Draft agenda attached below or available here.

We would like to thank our meeting sponsors NYSERDA and Marshall and Sterling Insurance

The eventbrite form shows the basic fee for attendance, including continental breakfast and a light lunch. Significant discounts are available to BIA/NYS members (ask for the code) and attendees of day-before UVANY event and to NYSERDA contractors.

A block of significantly discounted hotel rooms has been reserved for the night of June 9th (and also a few the day before and day after) at the Radisson Utica Centre, just blocks from the meeting site. Please visit  www.radisson.com/uticany and use promotional code BUSINC. 

 

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Jobs listed at the NYU Incubators and the Tech Garden in Syracuse

Two of our members are advertising job availabilities:

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Embark and Ecolectro enter McGovern Center life sciences incubator at Cornell

Embark Veterinary, which is developing a new gene-based testing platform for canine health, and Ecolectro, which is developing novel polymer materials for alternative-energy applications, are the newest tenant/clients admitted to the McGovern Family Center for Venture Development in the Life Sciences at Cornell's main campus in Ithaca. 

According to a university news release, Embark was cofounded by a Cornell faculty member and his brother (who is serving a the CEO), and Ecolectro's CEO and CSO are both graduates or soon-to-be graduates of doctoral programs at the university. 

Ecolectro last year participated in the NYSERDA-sponsored NEXUS-NY proof of concept center, a pre-incubator program operated by our member High Tech Rochester. 

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