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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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HTR's Lennox Tech Enterprise Center adds prototype lab for hardware ventures, with 3D printers and designer-in-residence

The Lennox Tech Enterprise Center, an incubator operated by our member High Tech Rochester, has added a prototyping lab featuring modern 3D printing and the services of an industrial designer in residence. For more information, see HTR's news release and coverage in the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle newspaper.

The Lennox Center is the latest of our member incubators to add 3D printing capacity, suggesting to us a convergence of the national "maker" movement with well established models of business incubation and entrepreneurial acceleration. Local 3D printing capacity enables incubator tenants and other clients to have near-immediate access to updated product prototypes for customer development. 

Rev: Ithaca Startup Works celebrates grand opening, announces Southern Tier Hardware Accelerator supported by U.S. SBA

Rev: Ithaca Startup Works, a downtown incubator cosponsored by Cornell, Ithaca College, and Tompkins Cortland Community College, held its grand opening ceremony. For coverage, see the Cornell Chronicle or The Cornell Daily Sun student newspaper.

Rev also announced it has won an award from the U.S. Small Business Administration to operate a Southern Tier Hardware Accelerator for companies that make physical products. For more information, see the SBA news release or the video featuring Rev director Tom Schryver embedded after the break. 

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Zahn Innovation Center relaunches website and newsletter, unveils new logo

Our member the Zahn Innovation Center at CUNY's City College has relaunched its website, now including a blog with current news, an email newsletter (subscription link at bottom of home page), and an updated list of tenant/client startups. The Zahn Center also has a great new logo! 

Syracuse paper interviews clean-energy entrepreneur Seth Mulligan, now leader at Tech Garden and Cleantech Center

In a Sunday feature on regional leadership, the syracuse.com website of the Post-Standard newspaper included an extensive interview with Seth Mulligan, a former clean-energy entrepreneur who now leads The Tech Garden downtown incubator and NYSERDA-supported Cleantech Center incubator. Both programs form key elements of the state-designated Central New York Innovation Hot Spot consortium.

In the story, Seth speaks about the revival of entrepreneurial culture in Syracuse being sparked by these programs, and outlines the high-technology sectors where progress is being targeted. Seth currently serves on the BIA/NYS board of directors, and we warmly congratulate him on this coverage! 

Recently, syracuse.com also covered the opening the nearby new SALT Makerspace, an advanced prototyping facility in which The Tech Garden made a founding investment. SALT, which references a historically important element of Central New York business history, in this case stands for "Syracuse Arts Learning and Technology."