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S.T.E.A.M. Garden, project of Central Ave. BID in Albany, joins BIA/NYS

The S.T.E.A.M. Garden, a business incubator being created at a former elementary school on the Central Avenue business corridor in Albany, has joined BIA/NYS as our newest member.

To help finance the building and startup expenses, the Central District Management Association, aka the Central Avenue Business Improvement District, received $850,000 in grants from Empire State Development Corp. and other state agencies through the Capital Region Economic Development Council. For more information, see the Central Avenue news release.

"STEAM" is an acronym in the education profession for "science, technology, engineering, arts and math." The S.T.E.A.M. Garden will coordinate with the i518 Innovation Hot Spot operated by SUNY's University at Albany, and also partner with Hudson Valley Community College, to bring together "tech" entrpreneurs, creative technology professionals, college students, and arts organizations in a single staffed facility. 

The S.T.E.A.M. Garden is led by BID director Anthony Capece. We warmly welcome the incubator to membership! 

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BIA/NYS board adds three new members

The board of the Business Incubator Association of NYS has added three new members to fill vacancies. The new board members are:

The full board is listed here. Elections to the board are held at each annual members' meeting, but the board acts to fill vacancies directly when they occur during the year, usually due to a job change or promotion that results in a director no longer representing an incubator member of the association. Congratulations, Kathi, Matt, and Esther! 

 

NYDesigns relaunches its FabLab, appoints 'die-hard maker' Doug Thornhill as manager

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. 

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John Liddy wins "campus connector" at Upstate Venture Ecosystems Awards

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

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