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Rochester paper interviews RIT Venture Creations director Bill Jones on upcoming tenant graduations

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 campus

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.

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HTR's Lennox Tech Enterprise Center adds prototype lab for hardware ventures, with 3D printers and designer-in-residence

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. SBA

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. 

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Zahn Innovation Center relaunches website and newsletter, unveils new logo

Our member the Zahn Innovation Center at CUNY's City College has relaunched its website, now including a blog with current news, an email newsletter (subscription link at bottom of home page), and an updated list of tenant/client startups. The Zahn Center also has a great new logo! 

Syracuse paper interviews clean-energy entrepreneur Seth Mulligan, now leader at Tech Garden and Cleantech Center

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 ProQuip

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 Lab

September newsletters from the three incubators at our member NYU Poly School of Engineering reported:

Follow these links to view more items from the current newsletters of the Varick/Dumbo incubators or the ACRE/Urban Future Lab

WATT Fuel Cell, client of NYSERDA-supported CEBIP incubator at Stony Brook, reports $2.1m Army contract to demonstrate new manufacturing system for SOFC components

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 construction

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

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