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

Griffiss Insitute and its partners start listing job opportunities emerging from AFRL Commercialization Academy

Our member The Griffiss Institute has rolled out a Job Board that will list local hiring opportunities offered by startups graduating from the Commercialization Academy that the incubtor runs in partnership with the Air Force Research Lab Information Directorate in Rome and Wasabi Ventures, a national firm. The first jobs listed are with VidFall, a shopping site that won a $25,000 judges' prize at the Commercialization Academy's Demo Day. 

WKTV profiles thINCubator's assists to Utica-area entrepreneurs

thINCubator, our member in downtown Utica, was profiled in a three-part series by WKTV focusing on specific examples of assistance rendered to local entrepreneurs who are ready to launch or to roll out local concepts nationally. The videos are available at thINCubator's blog entry or embedded here after the break.

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Ithaca Voice publishes letter of thanks to Rev: Ithaca Startup Works as the local news site graduates to commercial space

On the occasion of its graduation into commercial office space, The Ithaca Voice published a letter of tribute to our member incubator Rev: Ithaca Startup Works, where the local online news site began operations just a year ago. The letter is very much worth reading for insight into the role that incubators play in small cities. It is available here

Uma Bioseed, spinoff of a Cornell spinoff and incubator tenant, wins $500k as finalist in 43North business-plan competition

Uma Bioseed, mentioned on our site previously when it won the New York State Business Plan Competition, went on to win a major $500,000 investment as a finalist in the 43North business-plan competition in Buffalo.

As pointed out by the Cornell University news release, the MBA-student-initiated venture is effectivley a spin-off of a Cornell spinoff, since it adapted platform technology developed by ZYMTronix, a tenant of our member the McGovern Family Center for Venture Development in the Life Sciences

According to the Uma Bioseed website, the company has developed an enzymatic treatment that protects agricultural seeds from pathogens.