News about tenant/clients

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

CortecNet and EpiBone gain START-UP NY approval for residency at newly expanded SUNY Downstate Advanced Biotechnology Incubator

Of the latest group of 16 companies approved for the state's tax-free START-UP NY zones, about half will leverage the facilities or capabilities of our member incubators.

Two life-science companies, CortecNet Corporation and EpiBone, Inc., were approved for tax-free residency at the SUNY Downstate Advanced Technology Incubator in Flatbush, Brooklyn, where Governor Cuomo announced the opening of the third and final wing, bringing total square footage to 50,000. 

Also hosting newly approved START-UP NY companies are New York University, the University at Buffalo, and Binghamton University, all of which maintain active membership in our association. At NYU the approved companies are physically located at our member incubators. At the two SUNY campuses, the new firms are either in the campus incubator or in one of several other nearby structures approved under START-UP NY. 

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."

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