Maidbot, a Cornell student startup and graduate of the STSA Hardware Accelerator, joins Rev:Ithaca as incubator tenant

Maidbot, a robotics hospitality company created by several Cornell students, will join Rev:Ithaca Startup Works. Maidbot was a participant in the SBA-supported Southern Tier Startup Alliance Hardware Accelerator, hosted in Rev's fab lab and will now be a full tenant/client of the incubator itself. For more information, see Rev's blog entry

NYDesigns relaunches its FabLab, appoints 'die-hard maker' Doug Thornhill as manager

The NYDesigns incubator has relaunched its FabLab, employing Doug Thornill as manager. Formerly based in ground-floor space, the FabLab will move to the 9th floor, closer to the incubator itself. For more information, see the blog entry from NYDesigns. The entry describes Doug as a "die-hard maker" interested in supporting manufacturers with his expertise in digital fabrication and embedded electronics. 

John Liddy wins "campus connector" at Upstate Venture Ecosystems Awards

John Liddy, director of the Syracuse Student Sandbox, a regional multi-college student incubator hosted at our member The Tech Garden, won "campus connector" at the first Upstate Venture Ecosystem Awards held by Upstate Venture Connect (UVC) and the Upstate Venture Association of NY (UVANY).

John also guides student programming at our member thINCubator in Utica, the state-designated Innovation Hot Spot for the Mohawk Valley region, sponsored by SUNY's Mohawk Valley Community College. Congratulations, John!

For a complete list of winners of the Upstate Venture Ecosystem Awards, see UVC's announcement

Griffiss Institute wins recognition from Federal Lab Consortium for its commercialization and accelerator programs

Our member the Griffiss Institute, a NYS certified business incubator at Griffiss Business and Technology Park on the site of the former Rome Air Force Base, has received two awards from the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC).

The awards from the FLC northeast regional meeting generally recognize Griffiss Institute for commercialization of technology from the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Information Directorate, a federal lab whose national headquarters are at the business park in Rome. 

One award went to Griffiss Institute for its overall technology-transfer program and a second to Mike McCoy, who last year started the Griffiss Institute's Commercialization Academy, an accelerator-like program that pairs entrepreneurial students with commercial opportunities emerging from information research under way at the AFRL Information Directorate. For coverage of the "demo day" held for the the 2015 cohort of Commercialization Academy teams, see this news release

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