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.