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Submitted by admin on September 28, 2014 - 1:11pm
The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle newspaper previews the upcoming graduation of two tenant/clients from RIT's Venture Creations incubator, in a story that also features an excellent interview with director Bill Jones. Among six companies scheduled to graduate are two featured in the article, BlackBox Biometrics and Darkwind Media.
Business First podcast interview with BNMC's Vic Nole on entrepreneurial activities on and around the medical campusSubmitted by admin on September 28, 2014 - 1:28pm
Dan Miner's podcast at Buffalo Business First features an interview with Vic Nole, director of new business development at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, which operates our member the Thomas Beecher Jr. Innovation Center. The discussion features different aspects of the Buffalo ecosystem and the BNMC's new coworking space dig. The podcast is embeded after the break.Read more
HTR's Lennox Tech Enterprise Center adds prototype lab for hardware ventures, with 3D printers and designer-in-residenceSubmitted by admin on September 28, 2014 - 1:02pm
The Lennox Tech Enterprise Center, an incubator operated by our member High Tech Rochester, has added a prototyping lab featuring modern 3D printing and the services of an industrial designer in residence. For more information, see HTR's news release and coverage in the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle newspaper.
The Lennox Center is the latest of our member incubators to add 3D printing capacity, suggesting to us a convergence of the national "maker" movement with well established models of business incubation and entrepreneurial acceleration. Local 3D printing capacity enables incubator tenants and other clients to have near-immediate access to updated product prototypes for customer development.
Rev: Ithaca Startup Works celebrates grand opening, announces Southern Tier Hardware Accelerator supported by U.S. SBASubmitted by admin on September 28, 2014 - 12:53pm
Rev: Ithaca Startup Works, a downtown incubator cosponsored by Cornell, Ithaca College, and Tompkins Cortland Community College, held its grand opening ceremony. For coverage, see the Cornell Chronicle or The Cornell Daily Sun student newspaper.
Rev also announced it has won an award from the U.S. Small Business Administration to operate a Southern Tier Hardware Accelerator for companies that make physical products. For more information, see the SBA news release or the video featuring Rev director Tom Schryver embedded after the break.Read more
Submitted by admin on September 28, 2014 - 11:17am
Syracuse paper interviews clean-energy entrepreneur Seth Mulligan, now leader at Tech Garden and Cleantech CenterSubmitted by admin on September 15, 2014 - 11:15am
In a Sunday feature on regional leadership, the syracuse.com website of the Post-Standard newspaper included an extensive interview with Seth Mulligan, a former clean-energy entrepreneur who now leads The Tech Garden downtown incubator and NYSERDA-supported Cleantech Center incubator. Both programs form key elements of the state-designated Central New York Innovation Hot Spot consortium.
In the story, Seth speaks about the revival of entrepreneurial culture in Syracuse being sparked by these programs, and outlines the high-technology sectors where progress is being targeted. Seth currently serves on the BIA/NYS board of directors, and we warmly congratulate him on this coverage!
Recently, syracuse.com also covered the opening the nearby new SALT Makerspace, an advanced prototyping facility in which The Tech Garden made a founding investment. SALT, which references a historically important element of Central New York business history, in this case stands for "Syracuse Arts Learning and Technology."
SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator provides U.S. market staging site for Canadian LED/solar firm ProQuipSubmitted by admin on September 15, 2014 - 10:59am
ProQuip International, an Ontario-based design and engineering firm specializing in LED and solar photovoltaic installations, is staging its first U.S. market presence through the SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator in downtown Dunkirk, according to a university news release. The incubator is overseen by the same campus-based Engagement and Economic Development division that supervises the campus START-UP zone.
News from the NYU Poly School of Engineering incubators: new tenants at Varick; fund-raise by Enertiv at ACRE/Urban Future LabSubmitted by admin on September 15, 2014 - 10:37am
September newsletters from the three incubators at our member NYU Poly School of Engineering reported:
- new tenants Avanan, TheScaffold, MiBI and Cognitive ToyBox at the Varick Street facility in Manhattan
- $750,000 fund-raise by Enertiv, a tenant/client at the NYSERDA-supported ACRE incubator at the Urban Future Lab at MetroTech in Brooklyn.
WATT Fuel Cell, client of NYSERDA-supported CEBIP incubator at Stony Brook, reports $2.1m Army contract to demonstrate new manufacturing system for SOFC componentsSubmitted by admin on September 15, 2014 - 10:45am
WATT Fuel Cell, a client of the NYSERDA-supported Clean Energy Business Incubator Program at our member Stony Brook University, reported a $2.1 million, 20-month contract from the U.S. Army to demonstrate viability of the company's automated manufacturing process for tubular-cell components of solid-oxide fuel-cell (SOFC) systems. The contract comes from the Army's Communications-Electronics R&D Engineering Center (CERDEC). For more, see the company's news release. The firm is based in Port Washington, Long Island.
Southern Tier High Technology Incubator wins $7m grant from Empire State Development for design and constructionSubmitted by admin on September 10, 2014 - 9:13am
Empire State Development is providing a $7 million grant toward Phase I design and construction of the Southern Tier High Technology Incbuator, a new laboratory-equipped incubator facility planned for downtown Binghamton. This program is being developed under the oversight of our member Binghamton University, which operates the Start-Up Suite incubator program on its own campus.
The award from ESD recognizes that the Southern Tier High Technology Incubator has emerged as a priority project for the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council. For more information, see the ESD news release.