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News about incubators that are Members or Supporting Members of the BIA/NYS, posted by the member or through the site administrator.

Center for Entrepreneurship at Hofstra University joins BIA/NYS

The Center for Entrepreneurship at Hofstra University, which just opened the ideaHUB in Hofstra's main campus library and also plans a larger physical incubator elsewhere on campus, has joined BIA/NYS as our newest member.

The Center has reinvented a campus business-plan competition as the $100,000 Hofstra-CPXi Venture Challenge, a mentored accelerator program designed in collaboration with MIT's Venture-Mentor program and staffed by the Center's six entrepeneurs in residence. As part of the year-long challenge cycle, the ideaHUB will also host a series of mini-pitch events targeting specific schools or disciplines, awarding $1,000 in prizes each time. 

The Center is a university-wide initiative directed by executive dean Mark Lesko. Mark is also the founding executive director for Accelerate Long Island, a nonprofit pre-seed investment fund created by Long Island's research institutions. We warmly welcome the Center for Entrepreneurship to our membership!


NY1 covers Lt. Gov. Hochul's visit to The Entrepreneur Space kitchen incubator

Cable news channel NY1 covered Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul's visit along with state Senator Michael Gianaris to our member The Entrepreneur Space.

The Entrepreneur Space is a kitchen incubator in the Long Island City neighborhood sponsored by Queens Economic Development Corporation. It was recently designated a state-Certified Business Incubator. Video at the first link above. 


NEXUS-NY clean-energy proof-of-concept center admits third cohort of 9 teams

NEXUS-NY, a proof-of-concept center sponsored by NYSERDA at our member High Tech Rochester, announced entry of its third cohort of nine teams. For more information, see the news release

The cohort includes teams built around university discoveries in clean-energy technologies (predominantly hard technology including materials science) at Clarkson University, University at Buffalo, SUNY Alfred State College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Cornell University, Rochester Institute of Technology, and Binghamton University. It also includes two teams led by independent entrepreneurs.

Each team includes a technical lead, typically the inventor, and an entrepreneurial lead with business-development experience. NEXUS-NY and its recruited mentors will step each team through a lean-startup-inspired curriculum to assess the most promising commercialization path for each technology. Projects exiting NEXUS-NY are candidates for entry into longer-term incubation programs. 

South Side Innovation Center profiled as a path out of poverty for community entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship as a path out of poverty is the focus of a profile of our member the South Side Innovation Center appearing at the website. SSIC is a community-based business incubator sponsored by the Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship of Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. 



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