'Marketplace' recognizes NYU-Poly incubator in lower Manhattan

The widely distributed Marketplace radio program has produced a nice feature on tenants at the 160 Varick St. incubator operated by our supporting member NYU-Poly, and which was the first incubator in the City to receive startup support from the New York City Economic Development Corporation. You can read the transcript here or listen to the embedded audio below.

 

Link with Japanese consortium established at SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator

Dr. Hikoko Sato, a technology-transfer specialist representing a consortium of 10 universities and two technology-licensing centers in Japan, has begun a four-month training residency at our supporting member the SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator, in the City of Dunkirk. For the official university news release, click the first link.

Dr. Sato's residency is funded by the participating Japanese institutions and the national Ministry of Economics, Trade and Industry (METI). One of her goals is to bring back to Japan a better understanding of the role of university-affiliated incubators within the SUNY system for intellectual-property management and technology licensing.

While she is in residence, Dr. Sato will also examine ways to connect university faculty and incubator tenants to opportunities for collaboration and cross-licensing with members of her consortium.

Nasir Ali will leave Tech Garden to team with Martin Babinec on Upstate Venture Connect

Nasir Ali, who five years ago started up our supporting member the the Tech Garden, will leave to team up with high-tech entrepreneur Martin Babinec on Upstate Venture Connect, an online community that will help connect upstate entrepreneurial resources with each other, and upstate "expats" worldwide to aspiring entrepreneurs upstate.

Incubation programs at the Syracuse Technology Garden will continue to be directed by Tech Garden Vice President of Entrepreneurial Services Paul Brooks, and the affiliated, NYSERDA-sponsored Cleantech Center by Executive Director Linda Dickerson Hartsock. Martin Babinec is a native of Little Falls who resettled upstate after a successful run as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur.

Please see the Tech Garden's complete press release for more background. News coverage in the Post-Standard here. Congratulations, Nasir!

Green Worker Cooperatives partnering on federal green-jobs training grant in the Bronx

Our member Green Worker Cooperatives will partner with the Consortium for Worker Education (CWE) on a $4 million green-worker training grant announced by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz. You can read coverage in the Daily News or the Mott Haven Herald. Green Worker Cooperatives is an incubator for worker-owned cooperative businesses with a sustainable twist.

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