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BioInc@NYMC admits first three tenants

Three initial tenants have joined the BioInc@NYMC incubator, according to coverage in the Mid Hudson News linked on the college's website. The three initial entrants are: Conversion Energy Enterprises, which develops medical lasers; MB Group USA, which produces food sweeteners tailored to specific medical needs; and MOE Medical Devices, developer of therapeutics based on cold electrical plasmas.  More local media coverage here

 

Syracuse media feature rapid growth of Tech Garden tenant Swipe to Spin into new markets

Swipe to Spin — a tenant of The Tech Garden incubator that sells technology to enable 360-degree product views on websites — is on a "hiring spree," according to coverage on the Syracuse Post-Standard's syracuse.com website.

The story recounts how adding a new market in auto dealerships has enabled the company to quadruple its workforce to 25 over the last several months, and to plan adding 50 more jobs by the end of 2015. Although the company maintains a four-person office in New York City, 95 percent of the new jobs will be created in Central New York, where the founders are from, and the company has no plans to relocate. For the full story, read here

NYU's Polytechnic School of Engineering recaps graduations, funding events, and acquisitions for 2014 at all three incubator sites

Graduations, funding rounds and acquisitions are the focus of a 2014 review of incubator operations released by NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering. The news release highlights the following developments at all three incubator sites (Varick Street, DUMBO, and the Urban Future Lab at MetroTech Center, which houses the NYC ACRE incubator):

  • $87.7 million in company revenue at both resident and graduated companies;
  • acquisitions of TapCommerce (by Twitter) and FileMobile (by Newzulu), bringing the number of acquisitions to eight;
  • graduations of CourseHorse, Vettery, Two Lines and a Dot, and KISI;
  • rapid growth by 2013 graduate Bounce Exchange, which now rents 30,000 square feet in Times Square; and
  • funds coming to incubator companies from competitions, crowd-funding campaigns, and the federal SBIR program.

The full report is here

Agronomic Technology graduates from Cornell's McGovern Center incubator, following Series A financing

Agronomic Technology Corp., which sells Adapt-N software to help farmers model and optimize nitrogen fertilization, graduated from Cornell University's McGovern Family Center for Venture Development in the Life Sciences, according to a news release by the university. The company is the McGovern Center incubator's first formal gradaute, and a licensee of technology developed in the laboratory of Prof. Harold van Es. Cornell President David Skorton attended the graduation ceremony.

The company's Series A venture round last October included participation from two upstate firms — Cayuga Ventures of Ithaca and Armory Square Ventures of Syracuse — and a North Dakota Fund (Arthur Ventures) that brought deep expertise in agribusiness. More background here

 

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