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Submitted by admin on October 8, 2013 - 1:12pm
Four recent updates from our supporting member the NYU-Poly incubator program and its NYSERDA-sponsored clean-energy incubator NYC ACRE:
- Fox Business News highlights graduate Rentricity, a generator of renewable energy from building water systems, which attributes its success to NYC ACRE;
- The same network also highlighted current client HEVO Power, which is developing an electric-vehicle-charging manhole cover, and selling test units to NYU-Poly;
- NYC ACRE graduate Wind Analytics merged with Talco to become United Wind;
- Honest Buildings became the newest NYC ACRE grad.
Party Headphones, student startup based at the Cornell Business & Technology Park, throws a 'silent party'Submitted by admin on October 8, 2013 - 12:46pm
Party Headphones, a one-year-old student-initiated business that's a tenant of the Langmuir Lab at our member the Cornell Business & Technology Park, organized a live-music "silent party" on the Cornell Arts Quad. For the back story on silent parties, and a photo of the Cornell event, see the company's news release.
Submitted by admin on September 16, 2013 - 11:47am
Thermal Gradient, a venture-capital-backed developer of a microfluidics-based molecular diagnostic system, has graduated from the Rochester BioVenture Center incubator program, according to a news release from our supporting member High Tech Rochester, which operates the center. The company will retain certain operations at the incubator.
During its five years in the incubator program, Thermal Gradient has signed a collaborative development agreement with Toronto-based biosensor firm Axela and raised multi-year funding from the National Institutes of Health for development of HIV diagnostics. The company is expanding and recruiting for several high-level technical employees. For more information, see the HTR news release.
Submitted by admin on September 10, 2013 - 8:24am
The Buffalo News has a fascinating story on three regionally focused home-healthcare startups that have banded together at our member the Thomas Beecher Jr. Innovation Center at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. The independent but highly synergistic businesses that now share a suite at the Innovation Center are:
- Mobile Pharmacy Solutions, founded by graduates of UB's School of Pharmacy. The company intends to compete with national pharmacy chains by offering customized home-delivery services. It moved from a suburban location to the downtown Innovation Center last December, opening a retail storefront and a compounding lab, and boosting its weekly prescription count by about 50% since then;
- Advantage Home Telehealth, which remotely monitors patients' vital signs; and
- Mobile Primary Care, a team of traveling nurse practitioners.
The three are jointly marketing as a network called Mobile HealthCare Connections. Their work strikes us as a prime example of how a local entrepreneurial ecosystem can support the testing and tuning of potentially disruptive business models. The News story is here.