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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

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! 

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