News about tenant/clients

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

UVC visits CNY Biotech Accelerator and its resident startups

The blog for Upstate Venture Connect (UVC) recently visited our member the Central New York Biotech Accelerator at SUNY Upstate, interviewing several resident startups about the benefits they see in the program. For UVC's full report on the Syracuse wet lab incubator, please visit the first link above. 

Gov. Cuomo recognizes NYSERDA clean-energy incubators for attracting $215m in private capital to 141 clean-energy startups

In a news release issued statewide, Governor Andrew Cuomo recognized all six NYSERDA-sponsored cleantech incubators for their role in standing up 141 clean-energy startups, backed by a total of at least $215 million in private capital and representing 980 newly created jobs.

The release highlighted one startup at each of the six NYSERDA-sponsored incubators, all of which are affiliated to some degree with our members. For more information, please see the NYSERDA release

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MeteoViva leverages German Accelerator partnership with NYC ACRE to start up in the U.S.

MeteoViva, a German software company providing green-building-management for large commercial buildings, is starting up U.S. operations through a partnership between the German Accelerator and the NYSERDA-supported NYC ACRE cleantech incubator at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering.

More information at the university news release. Partnerships like this show how incubators can also serve as "landing zones" that allow existing overseas companies of modest size to integrate themselves more easily into U.S. markets, so they can add employees and investment here. 

Embark and Ecolectro enter McGovern Center life sciences incubator at Cornell

Embark Veterinary, which is developing a new gene-based testing platform for canine health, and Ecolectro, which is developing novel polymer materials for alternative-energy applications, are the newest tenant/clients admitted to the McGovern Family Center for Venture Development in the Life Sciences at Cornell's main campus in Ithaca. 

According to a university news release, Embark was cofounded by a Cornell faculty member and his brother (who is serving a the CEO), and Ecolectro's CEO and CSO are both graduates or soon-to-be graduates of doctoral programs at the university. 

Ecolectro last year participated in the NYSERDA-sponsored NEXUS-NY proof of concept center, a pre-incubator program operated by our member High Tech Rochester. 

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