News about tenant/clients

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

Map-making app Orbitist enters SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator

Orbitist, developer of a mobile app that allows rapid creation of multimedia maps for use in the tourism industry, entered our member the SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator as its newest tenant/client.  The company is founded by Nicholas Gunner, a 2011 alumnus of the university, according to the attached university news release. 

Separately, the university announced the incubator will manage the campus's student business-plan competition

ThermoLift, client of NYSERDA-supported CEBIP at Stony Brook accepted into Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator

ThermoLift, which is being incubated by the NYSERDA supported Clean Energy Business Incubator Program (CEBIP) at Stony Brook University, will receive a supplemental $250,000 cash award and extensive in-kind technical consultation from the U.S. Department of Energy as part of the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator, designed to promote innovative cleantech for commercial buildings.

ThermoLift is developing a highly efficient, natural-gas-driven heat pump. It is asssisted by CEBIP and resides at the Stony Brook's Advanced Energy Incubator. It is one of only 10 companies nationally accepted into Wells Fargo's five-year, $10 million program. For more information, please see the Wells Fargo news release. 

 

Zahn Center rolls out new cohorts in three core programs

The Zahn Innovation Center incubator at the City College of New York (CCNY) announced it selected six semi-finalists and one alternate for each of its three core programs, from among 99 entries submitted by CCNY students.

The three core programs are for ventures in connected hardware, startups led by women entrepreneurs, and social-impact ventures. A full list of the cohort is available here and each of the three named competitions is described here under "sponsors."

Case studies and cohort updates from NEXUS-NY proof of concept center at High Tech Rochester

Attached is an excellent overview from NEXUS-NY, a NYSERDA-supported "proof of concept center" serving upstate New York, managed by our supporting member High Tech Rochester. The publication includes detailed case studies on both independent entrepreneurs and university faculty whose inventions are being developed into commercial innovations with funding from NEXUS-NY. In effect, a proof of concept centers is a "pre-incubator." The publication also includes updates on the first-year cohort at NEXUS-NY.

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