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Submitted by admin on November 30, 2014 - 1:35pm
The Business Incubator Association of New York State, Inc., announces that our 2015 annual meeting will be held on Friday, June 12th, in Ithaca. This is the first time our annual meeting has been held in the Southern Tier economic region.
Our meeting is the singular statewide event where practitioners of innovation & entrepreneurship meet to talk about incubation and related activities, along with critical partners from the government, university, and private sectors.
We are co-hosted this year by our three member programs in Ithaca: Cornell University's McGovern Family Center for Venture Development in the Life Sciences; the Cornell Business & Technology Park; and Rev: Ithaca Startup Works, a collaboration of Cornell, Ithaca College and Tompkins County Community College that is also the coordinator of the state-designated Southern Tier Innovation Hot Spot. Our physical meeting site will be the ground-floor meeting room of Cornell University's Biotechnology Building.
Come join us to discuss what's happening in incubation in the Southern Tier and statewide, including a panel on leveraging incubation facilities with the support of federal, state and local government programs, and updates from our partners at Empire State Development and the state Senate. About half the day is open to the public, with a short business meeting for members only in the afternoon, followed by tours for all of our member incubators.
Our lunch speaker is Ms. Julie Lenzer Kirk, director of the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIE) at the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA). OIE promotes and supports high-growth entrepreneurship; accelerates commercialization of federally funded research; works with other federal agencies and the White House to collaborate on policies and programs to support entrepreneurship and commercialization; supports the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE), which is chaired by the Secretary of Commerce; and leads the $15 million 2014 Regional Innovation Strategies Program competition.
As a bonus, we will be co-programming and co-promoting our annual meeting with the UVANY (the Upstate Venture Association of New York), which is planning a public event the night of June 11th. Reduced-rate admissions will be available on a reciprocal basis to attendees of each event for the other.
We thank our meeting sponsors confirmed to date: the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA); the Research Foundation for SUNY; the Cornell Business and Technology Park (which is also a member); Tompkins County Area Development (TCAD); Cornell's Kevin M. McGovern Family Center for Venture Development in the Life Sciences, the university's biosciences incubator; and the New York State Economic Development Council (NYS EDC).
Please hold the date and watch this space for updates on agenda, confirmed speakers, additional sponsorships, and a registration site that will launch in January.
A block of reduced-rate block hotel rooms has been reserved for Thursday and Friday nights at the Marriott Courtyard Ithaca, in the Cornell Business & Technology Park at Tompkins County Airport, a short ride from campus. In making reservations, please use the preceding customized link or call the hotel and cite meeting name BIANYS. Parking reserved in garage accessible off Campus Road, adjacent to the stadium. Signs will be in place.
Pratt's Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator throws open doors to hundreds of guests, wide media attentionSubmitted by admin on November 15, 2014 - 1:58pm
Our member the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator, a project of the Pratt institute, held a grand opening attended by more than 500 guests, and gained wide attention by local and fashion-oriented media:
- Racked, a retail-oriented website/blog;
- Public radio station WNYC;
- DNAInfo, a site that covers neighborhood news;
- Brooklyn Daily Eagle, a community newspaper.
Created on the 7th floor of the building formerly occupied by Pfizer's Brooklyn manufacturing plant, which is being redeveloped to house a range of specialty-foods and other artisanal manufacturers, the BF+DA provides space and mentoring services for fashion entrepreneurs, as well as automated knitting machines that allow fashion startups to produce buyer samples on very rapid turnaround.
Latest group of START-UP NY approvals includes several companies collocating with our member incubatorsSubmitted by admin on November 15, 2014 - 1:39pm
The latest batch of companies approved for tax-free status under the state's START-UP NY program includes several that will collocate with our member incubators. Several approved campus-based START-UP NY Zones include space inside incubator buildings. You can search our member database by this or other important attributes here. According to the latest announcement from Empire State Development, growing companies approved for tax-free status while residing at our member incubators include:
- You First Services Inc., to locate new jobs at the UB Technology Incubator in Baird Research Park;
- ZeptoMetrix Corporation, to locate new jobs at the Innovation Center Annex at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
- EHR Console, Inc.; Innovimune Biotherapeutics Holdings, LLC; and CMP Scientific Corp., all to locate new jobs at the SUNY Downstate Advanced Biotechnology Incubator;
- PharmAdva, LLC, to locate new jobs at the Lennox Tech Enterprise Center of High Tech Rochester, which is an affiliate of the University of Rochester (see also HTR's news release);
- Saniteq, to locate new jobs at the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center which also houses companies in the Stony Brook Incubator Programs.
The news release does not specify physical location in every case, and it is possible that the number of collocations is actually higher than this.
We are proud of the role that our member incubators are playing in providing space and university connectivity to growing companies approved under the START-UP NY program.
Fredonia Technology Incubator receives second major grant from the Oishei Foundation, targeting arts/technology interactionSubmitted by admin on November 6, 2014 - 4:13pm
The SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator has received a $300,000 grant from the John R. Oishei Foundation. The grant — the second made by the Buffalo-based foundation to the incubator situated in Dunkirk — will help the incubator promote the interaction between campus programs in the creative arts and the technology startups in the incubator. For more, please read the university's news release.
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