Submitted by admin on October 25, 2015 - 12:15pm
The CUNY Hub for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, established as a focal point for faculty-driven entrepreneurship across the multicampus City University of New York system, has joined BIA/NYS as our newest member.
The incubator, situated in a modern office building on 125th Street in Harlem, is led by Dr. Zeev Dagan, formerly the provost of CUNY's nearby City College of New York and now executive director of entrepreneurship initiatives in the office of the CUNY vice chancellor for research.
For more information, see the university news release on the opening of the Hub. We warmly welcome the CUNY Hub to membership!
Submitted by admin on October 23, 2015 - 3:31pm
The NYDesigns incubator has relaunched its FabLab, employing Doug Thornill as manager. Formerly based in ground-floor space, the FabLab will move to the 9th floor, closer to the incubator itself. For more information, see the blog entry from NYDesigns. The entry describes Doug as a "die-hard maker" interested in supporting manufacturers with his expertise in digital fabrication and embedded electronics.
Submitted by admin on October 23, 2015 - 3:39pm
Submitted by admin on October 11, 2015 - 12:36pm
John Liddy, director of the Syracuse Student Sandbox, a regional multi-college student incubator hosted at our member The Tech Garden, won "campus connector" at the first Upstate Venture Ecosystem Awards held by Upstate Venture Connect (UVC) and the Upstate Venture Association of NY (UVANY).
John also guides student programming at our member thINCubator in Utica, the state-designated Innovation Hot Spot for the Mohawk Valley region, sponsored by SUNY's Mohawk Valley Community College. Congratulations, John!
For a complete list of winners of the Upstate Venture Ecosystem Awards, see UVC's announcement.
Submitted by admin on October 11, 2015 - 12:21pm
Our member the Griffiss Institute, a NYS certified business incubator at Griffiss Business and Technology Park on the site of the former Rome Air Force Base, has received two awards from the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC).
The awards from the FLC northeast regional meeting generally recognize Griffiss Institute for commercialization of technology from the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Information Directorate, a federal lab whose national headquarters are at the business park in Rome.
One award went to Griffiss Institute for its overall technology-transfer program and a second to Mike McCoy, who last year started the Griffiss Institute's Commercialization Academy, an accelerator-like program that pairs entrepreneurial students with commercial opportunities emerging from information research under way at the AFRL Information Directorate. For coverage of the "demo day" held for the the 2015 cohort of Commercialization Academy teams, see this news release.
Submitted by admin on October 9, 2015 - 10:34am
The CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity (CenterState CEO), CNY's business-leadership council, is searching for a vice president for innovation & entrepreneurship. The position oversees our founding member The Tech Garden and all its associated programming including the NYSERDA-supported Cleantech Center and several accelerator-like and financing programs.
The new hire will replace Seth Mulligan, currently a member of the BIA/NYS board of directors, who is joining a Syracuse-based startup. Good luck, Seth! If you are interested in the position, please follow the first link above for a job announcement.
Submitted by admin on September 27, 2015 - 1:45pm
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.
Submitted by admin on September 22, 2015 - 1:25pm
The Queens College Tech Incubator Center, a new incubator developed with support from New York City Council, has opened its doors and has joined BIA/NYS. Queens College is a senior college of the City University of New York and is situated just south of downtown Flushing in Queens.
Housed in a newly renovated office building that formerly served the college's continuing education program, the Tech Incubator Center is led by computer science professor Ted Brown, who also founded CUNY's Institute for Software Design and Development.
The Tech Incubator Center will support both student and community-based entrepreneurs in the software and "tech" sectors, offering them a range of private and group office settings, dedicated computing capacity, access to college faculty, students, and facilities, and other forms of mentorship and business support. We warmly welcome the Tech Incubator Center to membership!
Submitted by admin on September 22, 2015 - 10:21am
Innovate LI includes an excellent interview with Dave Hamilton, executive director of the NYSERDA-supported Clean Energy Business Incubator Program (CEBIP), at our supporting member Stony Brook University. The interview provides good insight into how incubator managers, many of whom have their own experience with entrepreneurial startups, see their advisory role with respect to tenant/client companies.
Submitted by admin on September 22, 2015 - 10:32am