News about tenant/clients

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

Life Unit, developing strategies to combat biofilms implicated in drug resistance and CF, becomes newest tenant at CNYBAC

Life Unit LLC, a winner of a $25,000 matching grant for applied research from the Grants for Growth program of CenterStateCEO, will become the newest tenant/client of our member the Central New York Biotech Accelerator at SUNY Upstate. The matching grant supports a partnership between the startup and the Yan-Yeung Luk Lab at Syracuse University.

Life Unit is a privately held biotechnology company focused on the development of novel therapeutics and chemical agents for treating and controlling biofilms implicated in drug resistance, persistent infections, and health conditions including Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and chronic acne.

Re-Nuble, receiving incubation support from both Harlem Biospace and CEBIP, profiled at InnovateLI

Re-Nuble, a tenant/client of our member incubator Harlem Biospace, was profiled at InnovateLI because it is simultaneously receiving incubation support from the NYSERDA-supported Clean Energy Business Incubator Program (CEBIP) at Stony Brook University. According to the profile, Re-Nuble is converting food waste through anaerobic digestion into fertilizer designed specifically for hydroponic agriculture, providing a substitute for chemical fertilizers. Here is the Re-Nuble profile

Maidbot, a Cornell student startup and graduate of the STSA Hardware Accelerator, joins Rev:Ithaca as incubator tenant

Maidbot, a robotics hospitality company created by several Cornell students, will join Rev:Ithaca Startup Works. Maidbot was a participant in the SBA-supported Southern Tier Startup Alliance Hardware Accelerator, hosted in Rev's fab lab and will now be a full tenant/client of the incubator itself. For more information, see Rev's blog entry

NYC ACRE tenant Agrilyst wins TechCrunch Disrupt Cup

Agrilyst, a tenant of the NYC ACRE cleantech incubator at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, won the $50,000 "Disrupt Cup" at the 2015 TechCrunch Disrupt conference, according to a story in TechCrunch.

Agrilyst provides a platform that allows operators of indoor farms (greenhouses) to collect and manage sensor data for more efficient and cost-effective operation. TechCrunch profiled the company in detail here including specific credit to NYC ACRE.

NYC ACRE is a clean energy and resiliency-focused incubator supported by NYSERDA and NYC, situated at NYU Polytechnic's Urban Future Lab in downtown Brooklyn's MetroTech Center.



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