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Submitted by admin on August 18, 2014 - 9:35am
The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle visits some new tenants at our member High Tech Rochester's Lennox Tech Enterprise Center. Embedded video after the break.Read more
Incubator program at NYU Poly School of Engineering announces graduates for 2014 and tenant milestonesSubmitted by admin on August 18, 2014 - 9:57am
Our member the incubator program at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering has announced three graduations and one significant fund-raise.
The graduates are CourseHorse (which came to the incubator through the annual venture competitions at NYU's Stern School of Business), Vettery and Two Lines and a Dot. All will move to privately owned commercial space. The fund-raise was for StyleSage. For more detail, see the incubator's monthly newsletter. To subscribe to the newsletter or view its archives, go here.
Submitted by admin on August 18, 2014 - 9:25am
Six student teams will take part in a 10-week summer launchpad that simulates a private venture accelerator. The Saunders Summer Startup is hosted at our member RIT Venture Creations.
The program represents a collaboration between the incubator and Simone Center for Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship, which also operates an extended-stay student incubator at Venture Creations during the academic year. Each team can receive up to $3,000 per student member for the summer, simulating the investments made by venture accelerators in startup teams.
For more information and a list of the teams, spanning both software apps and engineering technologies, see the university news release.
Cornell Sun previews the opening of Rev: Ithaca Startup Works, the new incubator in downtown Ithaca that leads the Southern Tier Innovation Hot SpotSubmitted by admin on July 20, 2014 - 4:30pm
The Cornell Daily Sun previewed the opening of Rev: Ithaca Startup Works, our member incubator in downtown Ithaca that will lead the state-recognized Southern Tier Innovation Hot Spot. The incubator, which enjoys support from Cornell University, Ithaca College and Tompkins Cortland Community College, will serve entrepreneurs at large throughout the region. It is scheduled to open by fall. The story is here.
Tech Garden's NYSERDA-sponsored Cleantech Center graduates 3 firms, admits 6 new ones to incubation programSubmitted by admin on July 20, 2014 - 4:57pm
The NYSERDA-funded Cleantech Center operated by our member The Tech Garden announced the graduation of three companies and entrance of six new startups into its clean-energy incubation program. At the Cleantech Center, graduation generally indicates that a firm has developed a complete business plan, leveraged $500,000 in private capital, and sold its first product to paying commercial customers. Collectively, the graduates employ 33 persons in businesses that were just concepts several years ago.
Graduating the incubation program were:
- Cortland Research, which sells wireless-networked energy-management systems;
- Ephesus, which sells solid-state lighting fixtures; and
- Rapid Cure Technologies, which sells coatings that can be cured by energy-efficient and environmentally friendly techniques.
Entering the incubation program were:
- Green, developing recycling processes for electronic circuit boards;
- EkoStinger, developing drag-reducers for truck undercarriages;
- Full Circle Feed, which reprocesses food leftovers into dog treats;
- SparkCharge, which plans to offer a network of charging stations for electric vehicles;
- Windsor Wood, developing a treatment for wood products to enhance strength and durability; and
- Wireless Grids Corporation, provoding energy management systems for the built environment.
The Tech Garden also announced the reopening of its multimedia auditorium and conference center as the Fibertech Networks Theater. For more information, see the news release issued by The Tech Garden's sponsor, CenterState CEO, or coverage at the Post Standard's syracuse.com.
Do startups stick to the region where they started? The Post-Standard explores Tech Garden tenant Density as a case studySubmitted by admin on July 12, 2014 - 8:32am
Coverage in the Post-Standard's syracuse.com uses the example of Density, a tenant at The Tech Garden, to explore the question of whether startups stay anchored where they were started or relocate in chase of capital.
Density, which is developing systems to help retailers track foot traffic in sophisticated ways, opened a two-person office in San Francisco while keeping two other jobs in Syracuse, citing practical advantages as well as its moral debt to the incubator. Other startups at The Tech Garden have made different choices and were not impeded.
One thing we know about business incubators is that 84% of their graduates choose to remain in-region. Density itself was a spinoff of Tech Garden anchor tenant Rounded, exhibiting another well known synergy of business incubation.
Submitted by admin on July 12, 2014 - 8:41am
ThirtySix Software, a tenant at RIT's Venture Creations incubator, has doubled its workforce to eight during the past year, according to coverage in the Democrat and Chronicle. The firm produces a plug-in to Microsoft Word designed to facilitate re-use of existing content in corporate environments where keeping track of large libraries of approved content is critical.
Submitted by admin on July 11, 2014 - 9:05pm
Separately, NYU announced that the German Accelerator will operate its East Coast program from the Varick Street incubator.
NYSERDA case study describes Directed Energy incubator's creative use of purchasing power to accelerate Isolation SciencesSubmitted by admin on July 11, 2014 - 9:17pm
The first 30 energy-efficient laboratory fume hoods manufactured by Isolation Sciences were produced on order from the NYSERDA-sponsored Directed Energy incubator at our member University at Buffalo. Isolation Sciences is a non-resident client of Directed Energy, based nearby. An excellent case study published on NYSERDA's cleantechNYconnect blog describes this creative use of incubator purchasing power to focus the startup's attention on the final steps of the manufacturing process and on early sales.
HTR's Lennox Tech Enterprise incubator graduates BZDesign, admits 9 new startups, and will host 3 teams of student entrepreneurs from SUNY GeneseoSubmitted by admin on June 30, 2014 - 9:47pm
The Lennox Tech Enterprise Center incubator operated by High Tech Rochester admitted to its incubator program nine new startups, of which seven are spinoffs from the university of Rochester. The incubator also graduated BZDesign, which specializes in industrial design and prototyping. For a full list of the admittees see the HTR news release.
Separately, the Rochester Business Journal reported that this summer the Lennox TEC incubator will host three ventures founded by current students at SUNY Geneseo.