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

Sens. Schumer and Gillibrand announce $50k accelerator award to Rev: Ithaca Startup Works to support women entrepreneurs

In the second such award made to Southern Tier incubators in the past year, the federal Small Business Administration (SBA) is providing $50,000 for "Passenger to Pilot," an accelerator providing support to women entrepreneurs.

The accelerator will be operated by our member Rev: Ithaca Startup Works. For more information, see news releases in the Cornell Chronicle and from Senators Schumer and Gillibrand. Rev is an incubator in downtown Ithaca that is a collaboration among Cornell, Ithaca College, and Tompkins Cortland Community College. 

During the past year, Rev hosted the "Southern Tier Hardware Accelerator," funded by a grant SBA had awarded to the Southern Tier Startup Alliance, the state-designated Innovation Hot Spot that includes Rev and several other member incubator programs and sites in Ithaca, Binghamton, Corning, and Elmira. 

At the same time, Cornell announced that Tom Schryver, who coordinates both Rev and the Southern Tier Startup Alliance through his position with the Center for Regional Economic Advancement, will additionally lead the Entepreneurship and Innovation Institute (EII) at the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell. For more information, please see the separate Cornell Chronicle release. Our congratulations to Tom, who serves as a member of our board of directors

Nine teams in the SBA-funded Southern Tier Hardware Accelerator demo their innovations before crowd of 150 including U.S. Rep. Tom Reed

Nine startup teams whose innovations involve physical products pitched at a demo day organized at the conclusion of this summer's Southern Tier Hardware Accelerator, organized by our member the Southern Tier Startup Alliance, the state-designated Innovation Hot Spot consortium for the Southern Tier. 

The program, funded by the federal Small Business Administration, gave the teams access to prototyping tools housed at the Rev: Ithaca Startup Works incubator, at the same time the entrepreneurs were stepped through a rigorous accelerator process managed by entrepreneur in residence Ken Rother. 

According to local coverage, the event attracted a crowd of 150 including U.S. Rep. Tom Reed (R-23rd CD). For more information, see coverage on the STSA website as well in the Cornell Chronicle, The Ithaca Voice, and The Ithaca Journal


Graduations, entries, & fund-raises at NYU's NYC ACRE & Varick Street incubator sites

The incubator programs of the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering announced several milestones, starting with graduation from the NYC ACRE incubator of three tenants: HEVO Power, Keen Home, and Enertiv. Three new companies newly admitted in their place are:

  • Agrylist, a data platform for indoor farms;
  • EV-Box, a U.S. market entry for a European leader in electric-vehicle charging points;
  • 475, an e-commerce platform for high-performance-building energy professionals.

In other news from the incubator programs at NYU: 

Bonded Energy Solutions profiled by InnovateLI

Continuing a review of companies being incubated by the NYSERDA-sponsored Clean Energy Business Incubator Program (CEBIP) at Stony Brook University, InnovateLI profiled startup Bonded Energy Solutions.

The company brings sensor-controlled heating zones and other technological improvements to conventional steam-heat systems. Its system is being tested and validated in a Bronx apartment building in a trial managed by the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute at the Rochester Institute of Technology. 


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