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

Clarifai, tenant of Varick Street incubator, raises $10m round and graduates to commercial space

Clarifai, an image-recognition startup at the Varick Street incubator of NYU's Polytechnic School of Engineering, raised a $10 million A round of venture capital and graduated to commecial space, according to coverage in Crain's New York Business. The milestone raises to $721 million the total valuation of the incubator program's 50 graduates, according to NYU vice dean Kurt Becker, quoted in the Crain's article. 

Incubator tenants take winning prizes in statewide & regional business-plan competitions

Statewide and regional business plan competitions selected tenants of our member incubators as winners: 


LI media profile three clients of CEBIP incubator at Stony Brook

Regional media profiled three clients of Stony Brook University's NYSERDA-supported Clean Energy Business Incubator Program (CEBIP):

  • covered Brimes Energy, a developer of novel technology to generate electric power from ocean waves;
  • The Stony Brook Independent posted two profiles:
    • Bonded Energy Solutions, developing wirelessly controlled zones for the steam-heat systems found in urban apartment buildings; 
    • ThermoLift, developer of advanced thermal heat pumps, and a resident of the university's Advanced Energy Research & Technology Center.

McGovern Center bioscience incubator admits Repairogen, skin-repair startup based on Cornell discovery

Repairogen, a startup developing a "cosmeceutical cream" aimed at reversing skin damage from UV exposure of the kind that leads to skin cancer, has been admitted as the newest tenant/client at the McGovern Family Center for Venture Development in the Life Sciences, a bioscience incubator at the unviersity's main campus in Ithaca. The technology was licensed from Cornell, based on protein discoveries made by Prof. Pengbo Zhou at Cornell's Weill Medical College in New York City. Repairogen is venture-capital-backed. For more information, please see the university news release. The McGovern Center is hosting and sponsoring our upcoming annual meeting. 


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