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.

Binghamton Press visits all the incubator members of the Southern Tier Startup Alliance

All our member incubators affiliated with the Southern Tier Startup Alliance were visited by the Binghamton Press & Sunday Bulletin in a recent feature at its pressconnects website.

The article nicely reviews the various ways in which incubators assist entrepreneurs, and assesses the respective strengths – from software to biotech to advanced manufacturing – of all the member incubators in Binghamton, Ithaca, Corning, and Elmira. 

The STSA is a state-designated Innovation Hot Spot and has the capacity to grant extensive tax relief to fast-growing businesses located at any of its members. 

MeteoViva leverages German Accelerator partnership with NYC ACRE to start up in the U.S.

MeteoViva, a German software company providing green-building-management for large commercial buildings, is starting up U.S. operations through a partnership between the German Accelerator and the NYSERDA-supported NYC ACRE cleantech incubator at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering.

More information at the university news release. Partnerships like this show how incubators can also serve as "landing zones" that allow existing overseas companies of modest size to integrate themselves more easily into U.S. markets, so they can add employees and investment here. 

Queens College Tech Incubator Center searching for managing director

The Queens College Tech Incubator Center, whose founder and faculty champion is Computer Science professor Ted Brown, is also searching for a full-time professional managing director. Please see the job announcement posted by the Research Foundation of CUNY. 

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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