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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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NYS Comptroller visits RIT's Venture Creations and Vnomics, a graduate of its Clean Energy Business Incubator

NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli toured our member the Venture Creations business incubator at Rochester Institute of Technology, as part of his statewide tour eplxaining the state pension fund's in-state private equity investment program. The comptroller also visited Pittsford-based Vnomics, a graduate of the NYSERDA-sponsored Clean Energy Business Incubator collcoated with and co-managed by Venture Creations. Vnomics is currently at 57 employees with plans to grow to 200 in the next five years.

For more information, please see the university's news release or the comptroller's news release

Graduations, publicity, and milestones for four clients of NYC ACRE cleantech incubator at NYU-Poly

Four recent updates from our supporting member the NYU-Poly incubator program and its NYSERDA-sponsored clean-energy incubator NYC ACRE:

  • Fox Business News highlights graduate Rentricity, a generator of renewable energy from building water systems, which attributes its success to NYC ACRE;
  • The same network also highlighted current client HEVO Power, which is developing an electric-vehicle-charging manhole cover, and selling test units to NYU-Poly;
  • NYC ACRE graduate Wind Analytics merged with Talco to become United Wind;
  • Honest Buildings became the newest NYC ACRE grad.

Party Headphones, student startup based at the Cornell Business & Technology Park, throws a 'silent party'

Party Headphones, a one-year-old student-initiated business that's a tenant of the Langmuir Lab at our member the Cornell Business & Technology Park, organized a live-music "silent party" on the Cornell Arts Quad. For the back story on silent parties, and a photo of the Cornell event, see the company's news release

BNMC Innovation Center announces plan for new coworking space "dig"

A new co-working space branded "dig" — short for "design innovation garage" — will open at our member the Thomas Beecher Jr. Innovation Center, which already offers both incubator suites and short-term, flexible leases on both office and laboratory space at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

Situated in a corner of the rehabbed former Trico Products building immediately adjacent to the historic Ulrich's Tavern, dig was designed by faculty and students at the UB Department of Architecture and intends to focus on design-oriented and other social entrepreneurs, especially students recently graduated from the region's colleges. The introductory monthly rate will be $100 with day passes available from $15.

For more information including artists' renders of the new space, see the BNMC news release or coverage in Buffalo Rising.