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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. 

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

Jobs: VP for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at CenterState CEO

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. 

InnovateLI interviews David Hamilton at Stony Brook's NYSERDA-supported CEBIP incubator

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.