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News about tenant/clients of BIA/NYS member incubator programs.

Keen Home, with ties to both NYU's NYC ACRE and CCNY's Zahn Innovation Center, excels at Shark Tank

Keen Home, an NYU student-initiated startup selling "smart vents" for home heating and cooling systems — and which got early assists from two of our member incubators before entering the R/GA Accelerator — attained one of the largest valuations in the history of ABC's Shark Tank show, according to coverage in Inc. magazine. Ties to our member incubators are indicated in recent newsletters from NYC ACRE and the Zahn Innovation Center

Finger Lakes Institute publishes review of activities at The Technology Farm incubator

Alexandra Smith, who provides entrepreneurial support at our member The Technology Farm, reviews some of the incubator's tenant/clients in a recent online newsletter of the Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

In her blog entry for the FLI, Alexi reviews tenants including Stony Brook WholeHearted Foods (culinary oils), Cheribundi (fruit juices dervied from tart cherries), and Vintrinsic, a software company serving the Finger Lakes region's winery industry.

Entrepreneurial support of the kind Alexi provides at The Technology Farm is financed in part by a Certified Business Incubator grant from the NYSTAR division of Empire State Development.  The Technology Farm, known formally as the Cornell Agriculture & Food Technology Park, is across the road from Cornell's Agricultural Experiment Stationi in Geneva, Ontario County. It also participates in the START-UP NY program. 

Rev: Ithaca Startup Works announces acquisition of Push Interactive, from first wave of tenant/clients

Push Interactive, one of the first tenants of our member Rev: Ithaca Startup Works, has been acquired by local custom software developer GORGES, Inc., according to news releases from Rev and from Cornell University, one of the downtown incubator's three collegiate co-founders.

Push Interactive, developed by recent graduates of Ithaca College (another Rev founder), provides Bluetooth "beacons" that allow retailers to interact directly with visiting customers. According to the news release, the acquisition was catalyzed by Rev entrepreneur in residence Brad Treat. Rev's leader Tom Schryver also coordinates the state-recognized Southern Tier Innovation Hot Spot consortium. 

 

First group of approvals for tax-free START-UP NY status in 2015 includes nine to co-house with our member incubators

The first group of companies approved in 2015 for tax-free status under the state's START-UP NY tax-free program includes several additional firms that will be cohoused with our member incubators, according to a news release from Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Companies approved for the program must be adding net new jobs to the state, either through relocation or startup, or else may be graduates from certified incubator programs. Here are the latest companies that will lodge with our members:

 

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