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Chautauqua County IDA and planning department will collocate staff with the SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator/START-UP zone

The SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator will host one office of the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA), and also part of the county planning department. This collocation of economic-development functions in the northern part of the county is intended to advance the state-designated START-UP NY zone on which SUNY Fredonia cooperates with Jamestown Community College in the southern part of the county. The Fredonia incubator is also a partner in the Western New York Innovation Hot Spot. For more information, please see the university news release

Incubator program at NYU Poly School of Engineering announces graduates for 2014 and tenant milestones

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.

Rochester paper visits new tenants at HTR's Lennox Tech Enterprise Center

The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle visits some new tenants at our member High Tech Rochester's Lennox Tech Enterprise Center. Embedded video after the break. 

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Student teams prep for launch at RIT Venture Creations

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.