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The purposes of BIA/NYS, Inc., are:
  • to expand the resources available to start-up companies and to work with policy-makers on matters affecting the growth and development of incubator-based enterprises;
  • to promote through cooperation and on a broadly integrative basis the educational and entrepreneurial activities of incubators within the state; and
  • to establish a structure and ongoing process to network business incubators, incubating/incubated companies, and other interested parties.

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Major feature on Pratt Design Incubator in institute's Prattfolio magazine

Prattfolio, the magazine of Pratt Institute, includes in its next issue a major and well illustrated feature on the Pratt Design Incubator. The issue is not yet available online, but for early access see the relevant pages in the attached file, also embedded after the break.

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Academic Software Plus graduates 30 jobs from UB Technology Incubator to commercial space in Amherst

Academic Software Plus, a spinoff company formed in 1993 to streamline admissions to University at Buffalo's dental school, will graduate 30 jobs from the UB Technology Incubator to nearby commercial space in Amherst, according to a university news release.

Since its establishment, the firm has expanded to serve many graduate and health-professions schools, and was acquired in 2001 by Liaison International, which itself is owned by the Warburg Pincus private equity firm.

The UB news release includes excellent insight into how the firm used various aspects of the university's incubator program to guide its growth and development, and why the jobs will remain in Western New York although Liaison is Massachusetts-based.  

Photonics Industries, a graduate of Stony Brook's LIHTI incubator, to add 40 jobs on Long Island

The Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency has announced an expansion/retention financing package for Photonics Industries, a laser manufacturer that was a graduate of the incubation program at Stony Brook University's Long Island High Technology Incubator (LIHTI). The deal, which will create at least 40 new jobs on top of 70 already located in Suffolk County, was covered in the Long Island Business News and the trade-magazine website. Photonics Industries was founded in 1993 and is listed as a program graduate on the LIHTI website. 

RIT and local media celebrate graduation of Jorsek from Venture Creations incubator to commercial space in Rochester

Rochester Institute of Technology and local media celebrated the graduation of software firm Jorsek from the Venture Creations incubator to commercial space in Village Gate, a commercial development in the city's Neighborhood of the Arts. Jorsek develops and sells content management systrems for technical publications and documentation and was founded by graduates of local high schools. According to local media coverage, Jorsek intends to grow its staff from 10 to as many as 30. 

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