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

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. 

Harrison Place turns a corner, ready to serve WNY Innovation Hot Spot as incubator for 'makers' and manufacturing companies

Harrison Place, an industrial re-use project operated as an incubator-like facility by our member Mancuso Business Development Group, has turned a financial corner according to coverage in the Buffalo News.

With the move-in of 100 jobs from high-tech instrument manufacturer Trek, the multi-building complex owend by the City of Lockport development agency and managed by Mancuso Group turned cash-flow positive.

The News quotes B. Thomas Mancuso, company CEO and member of our association's board of directors, as noting that Harrison Place will be the only member of the state-designated Western New York regional Innovation Hot Spot capable of accommodating manufacturing tenants.

Capital New York visits Radiator Labs at the NYC ACRE clean-energy incubator

Radiator Labs, which uses an insulating "cozy" and smart thermostatic controls to get better efficiency from the classic steam radiator often used to heat older housing units, was visited recently by the news site Capital New York.

Cofounded by a former Columbia University graduate student, Radiator Labs is a tenant/client of the NYC ACRE clean-energy incubator that's operated with support from NYSERDA by our member NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering. Radiator Labs has also received assistance from our member ITAC, in sourcing in-state suppliers for the insulating blanket used in the product. Full story here.

Success stories from our Rochester members HTR and RIT Venture Creations

High Tech Rochester's two business incubators and Rochester Institute of Technology's Venture Creations incubator, which already collaborate on the Rochester Regional Business Plan Competition, are now more closely coordinated than ever through a NYS-funded regional Innovation Hot Spot co-led by HTR and RIT. Both incubator programs recently released waves of news:

  • The first, second, and third place winners of the Rochester Regional Business Plan Competiton (Ovitz Corporation, Advanced Quantum Imaging, and RWP Energy) will receive in addition to cash prizes free incubation services from HTR.
  • One of the two runners-up, IMSWorkX, Inc., is already a tenant/client of RIT's Venture Creations incubator and will receive additional in-kind services as it advances its platform for IP-based communications services.
  • The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle covered the work of Venture Creations tenant Darkwind Me