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Latest batches of START-UP NY approvals include graduates and move-ins at our member incubators

The latest two batches of companies approved for the state's tax-free START-UP NY program once again include several firms either collocating with or graduating from our member incubators:

Sources: News releases dated March 4 and March 23 from the Office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo. 

Newsweek visits Apparel Lab at Pratt's Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator

Newsweek's "tech and science" section recently visited the Apparel Lab at our member the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator. The story discusses the role of robotic knitting machines in innovation, quoting BF+DA director Debera Johnson of the Pratt Institute. The machines are analogous to 3D printers, the story notes. 

Keen Home, with ties to both NYU's NYC ACRE and CCNY's Zahn Innovation Center, excels at Shark Tank

Keen Home, an NYU student-initiated startup selling "smart vents" for home heating and cooling systems — and which got early assists from two of our member incubators before entering the R/GA Accelerator — attained one of the largest valuations in the history of ABC's Shark Tank show, according to coverage in Inc. magazine. Ties to our member incubators are indicated in recent newsletters from NYC ACRE and the Zahn Innovation Center

Finger Lakes Institute publishes review of activities at The Technology Farm incubator

Alexandra Smith, who formerly provideed entrepreneurial support at our member The Technology Farm, reviews some of the incubator's tenant/clients in a recent online newsletter of the Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

In her blog entry for the FLI, Alexi reviews tenants including Stony Brook WholeHearted Foods (culinary oils), Cheribundi (fruit juices dervied from tart cherries), and Vintrinsic, a software company serving the Finger Lakes region's winery industry.

Entrepreneurial support of the kind provided at The Technology Farm is financed in part by a Certified Business Incubator grant from the NYSTAR division of Empire State Development.  The Technology Farm, known formally as the Cornell Agriculture & Food Technology Park, is across the road from Cornell's Agricultural Experiment Stationi in Geneva, Ontario County. It also participates in the START-UP NY program.