News about tenant/clients
News about tenant/clients of BIA/NYS member incubator programs.
Submitted by admin on May 30, 2016 - 8:44pm
Clarkson University, which operates the Peyton Hall business incubator, held groundbreaking ceremonies for additional incubator space in nearby Damon Hall and at Old Main, the old administration building at the heart of the university's former campus in downtown Potsdam:
A separate university news release also profiles The Robot Zone, a student-initiated business focusing on STEM education that has now graduated from the Peyton Hall incubator and operates from commercial space on Main Street.
Submitted by admin on May 30, 2016 - 8:30pm
Two startups commercializing technology from the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate (AFRL/RI) won $25,000 apiece at the latest demo day of the Commercialization Academy held by the Griffiss Institute and Wasabi Ventures:
- Xompass FaaS, a service platform providing intelligence to the energy industry, won the judges' vote; and
- OneTouchTrust, which combats identity theft, won the audience vote.
Principals of AFRL/RI, Griffiss Institute, and Wasabi Ventures, which collaborate on the Commercialization Academy are all on the agenda at our annual meeting, scheduled to speak broadly about ways incubator-based startups across the state can leverage the AFRL/RI in Rome and the defense-industry supply chain.
For more background on the winners, please see the Griffiss Institute news release.
Submitted by admin on May 19, 2016 - 8:31am
The Zahn Innovation Center at City College of New York (CCNY) announced the selection of four grand prize winners in its annual venture competition focused on the CCNY community. The winners receive an automatic spot in the incubator's summer accelerator program and invitations to commercial accelerators:
- VeriPAD, an app to authenticate medication delivery in developing countries, won the $25,000 Zahn Social Impact Prize and will use the funds to test in Kenya and Lebanon.
- Hybridia, a tool for laparoscopic surgery, won the $25,000 Zahn Technology Prize and will use the funds to test a prototype in NYC hospitals;
- StreetLabs, a technology for monitoring NYC road repair, won the $25,000 Standard Chartered Women+Tech4NYC prize and will use the funds to test in Upper Manhattan with NYC DOT;
- Applied Motions, a wearable that uses biofeedback to increase athletic performance while preventing injury, won the $50,000 Kaylie Connected Devices prize and will use the funds for manufacturing and testing.
Four runners-up also won $5,000 each. For more information, please see the Zahn Center's news release.
Submitted by admin on April 25, 2016 - 3:39pm
Startups being incubated by several of our Rochester-area member incubator programs won all three top prizes at the annual Rochester Venture Challenge:
- Tencar, Inc., developer of a novel system for ostomy-bag users, based at the Innovation Zone at MedTech Centre operated by Genesee County Economic Development Center, won the grand prize of $25,000 in cash. For more information, see coverage in The Batavian or The Daily News.
- NullSpace VR, a student-initiated venture housed in the UR student incubator at High Tech Rochester's Lennox Tech Enterprise Center, won second prize of $5,000 in cash and additional rent credits at HTR. For more information, see this profile of the student incubator in The Democrat and Chronicle.
- Molecular Glasses Inc., a developer of organic LED materials, currently manufacturing at Eastman Business Park and a client of both RIT's Venture Creations incubator and the NYSERDA-supported NEXUS-NY proof of concept center operated by High Tech Rochester, won third prize of $2,500 in cash plus rent credits. For more information, see coverage of Molecular Glasses in The Democrat and Chronicle.
Another Venture Creations client, Cenify, LLC, was a runner-up in the challenge. For more information on the annual Venture Challenge, see HTR's news release.