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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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Long Island media highlight clients of LIHTI, CEBIP and Calverton incubators at Stony Brook University

Local Long Island media recently highiglithed how startups are drawing critical business support from our member incubator program at Stony Brook University:

  • The website visited the university's flagship Long Island High Technology Incubator, highlighting Plant Genetic Engineering, a startup aimed at modifying plant genes so they could produce their own fertilizer from nitrogen in the atmosphere, and MetaStat, a developer of cancer therapeutics. The story also touched on the NYSERDA-sponsored Clean Energy Business Incubator Program that is collocated with several elements of the Stony Brook incubator system.
  • Riverhead patch profiled North Fork Chocolate Company, one of the early successes of the Agriculture Consumer Sciences Center that is now part of Stony Brook's Calverton Incubator. The company recently took its sweets, farmstand soups and artisanal breads, all developed and perfected at the incubator's test kitchen, to the local Tanger outlet mall. 

EnergyWise, client of Clean Energy Incubator at RIT's Venture Creations, profiled in Rochester newspaper

EnergyWise Partners, a startup developing a utility model for delivery of energy from geothermal and other renewable sources, was the subject of a profile in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. EnergyWise is a client of the NYSERDA-sponsored Clean Energy Incubator collocated with our member the Venture Creations incubator at Rochester Institute of Technology. For more information, see the story and previous coverage of EnergWise on our own site. 

Dynamic Braille, student-initiated venture at the Zahn Center, wins a blue ribbon at Maker Faire

Dynamic Braile, a student-initiated venture that's a client of the Zahn Center hardware incubator, won an "Editor's Choice Blue Ribbon" at the Maker Faire held at the NY Hall of Science. For more information, see the update from the Zahn Center or the CCNY news release.

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

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