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TapCommerce, graduate of NYU Polytechnic Varick Street incubator, acquired by Twitter

TapCommerce, a graduate of the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering Varick Street incubator, was acquired by Twitter, according to both companies.

Maker's Row, a graduate of the school's DUMBO incubator in Brooklyn, was named to Time Inc's Top 10 NYC Startups to Watch list.

Separately, NYU announced that the German Accelerator will operate its East Coast program from the Varick Street incubator.

HTR's Lennox Tech Enterprise incubator graduates BZDesign, admits 9 new startups, and will host 3 teams of student entrepreneurs from SUNY Geneseo

The Lennox Tech Enterprise Center incubator operated by High Tech Rochester admitted to its incubator program nine new startups, of which seven are spinoffs from the university of Rochester. The incubator also graduated BZDesign, which specializes in industrial design and prototyping. For a full list of the admittees see the HTR news release.

Separately, the Rochester Business Journal reported that this summer the Lennox TEC incubator will host three ventures founded by current students at SUNY Geneseo.

 

New York Energy Week highlights tenant/clients of NYU's NYC ACRE clean-energy incubator

Clients of the NYSERDA-sponsored NYC ACRE cleantech incubator at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering fared well during Energy Week, an event created by ACRE client EnerKnol. Winning top prize at the week's energy showcase was taxi-sharing system Bandwagon, while Radiator Labs was voted the audience favorite.  NYC ACRE clients also dominated a Top 10 Energy Entrepreneurs list released simultaneously by Breaking Energy

Orange County Business Accelerator celebrates 8 graduates as part of 5-year anniversary

The Orange County Business Accelerator celebrated its eight graduates as part of a 5-year anniversary ceremony attended by County Executive Steve Neuhaus and former executive Edward Diana. Overall, the accelerator's 43 clients have created 125 jobs.

For more details and a photo see the accelerator's news release. Among the graduates celebrated were Continental Organics and Sabila Aloe Drink, both of which grew in the Accelerator on their way to taking large industrial space in the county. The accelerator is now a certified NYS incubator recognized by Empire State Development's NYSTAR division.