News about our members
News about incubators that are Members or Supporting Members of the BIA/NYS, posted by the member or through the site administrator.
Submitted by admin on February 6, 2016 - 11:09am
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!
Submitted by admin on January 23, 2016 - 4:33pm
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.
Submitted by admin on January 17, 2016 - 1:01pm
Keystone for Incubating Innovation in the Life sciences Network (KiiLN), a nonprofit accelerator aimed at assisting early-stage biotech startups in New York City, has joined BIA/NYS as our newest member. KiiLN was an awardee in last year's Growth Accelerator competition managed by the U.S. Small Business Administration. KiiLN was created by a group of former doctoral and postdoctoral students at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
KiiLN has also announced a partnership with BioLabs New York, a wet-lab coworking space planning to open in Manhattan as part of a national network affiliated with Cambridge Biolabs, a coworking and contract research organization. When the location of BioLabs New York is announced, KiiLN will have a physical space from which to operate its programs. BioLabs New York was the winner of a $2 million grant from Empire State Development as part of the latest awards cycle of the Regional Economic Development Council process.
We warmly welcome KiiLN and its partners at BioLabs New York to membership!
Submitted by admin on December 31, 2015 - 12:19pm
The board of the Business Incubator Association of NYS has added three new members to fill vacancies. The new board members are:
The full board is listed here. Elections to the board are held at each annual members' meeting, but the board acts to fill vacancies directly when they occur during the year, usually due to a job change or promotion that results in a director no longer representing an incubator member of the association. Congratulations, Kathi, Matt, and Esther!