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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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Tenant/clients of our members show well in list of companies receiving investments from VC funds backed by the state's Innovate NY Fund

Incubator tenants and clients figured prominently in a list of startup companies invested in by venture funds receiving support through the State of New York's Innovate NY Fund, according to a list published by Empire State Development. Among the investee companies closely identified with our member incubators and research parks are:

Members of our association were among the first supporters of innovation to be introduced to the Innovate NY-backed funds back at our 2012 annual meeting in Buffalo

The Technology Farm breaks ground on second major building, housing FLCC Viticulture Center serving the Finger Lakes wine industry

The Technology Farm, also known as the Cornell Agriculture and Food Technology Park, has broken ground on the research park's second building, a Viticulture Center for Finger Lakes Community College. This new facility will provide a wine-making lab, grape-crush pad, classrooms, and a teaching vineyard to support the workforce needs of the region's growing wine industry. The new structure will allow the program to move out of temporary quarters in the park's initial flex building. For more information see the Technology Farm website and previous coverage here.

BIA/NYS sets Friday, June 6th, for 2014 annual meeting in Stony Brook

The Business Incubator Association of New York State, Inc., announces that its 2014 annual meeting will be held on Friday, June 6, 2014, in Stony Brook. 

Our annual meeting, which rotates around the state, returns to Long Island for the first time since 2008, and is again hosted by our supporting member the Stony Brook University incubator programs.

This is the singular statewide event where practitioners of innovation & entrepreneurship-based economic development meet to talk about incubation and related activities, along with critical partners from the government, university and private sectors.

Come join us to discuss what's happening in incubation on Long Island and statewide, as well as a panel we're assembling on critical implications of "crowd" for incubation, and a perspective on lessons learned in the first year of the Innovate NY Seed Fund. We thank all our sponsors (logos below). Please hold the date and watch this space for updates on agenda, available in draft an attachment and at the registration site here

A block of reduced-rate hotel rooms has been reserved at the on-campus Hilton Garden Inn, first-come, first-served. To register, go here. You can register for the meeting itself below (members and sponsors, please ask us for discount code).

HTR admits four companies to residency at Lennox Tech Enterprise Center incubator

Four new companies were admitted to residency at the Lennox Tech Enterprise Center, the flagship incubator of our supporting member High Tech Rochester:

  • Advis, an advanced sensor company;
  • Lucidity Works, developing software for competitive intelligence in the pharmaceutical sector;
  • Empire Robotics, a Cornell University spinoff developing a robotic gripper; and 
  • Localized Therapeutics, developing laser-switchable gene-therapy-based treatments

For more information, see HTR's news release and coverage in the Rochester Business Journal.


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