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More START-UP NY companies approved for residency at our member incubators

As in every previous round, the latest batch of companies approved by Empire State Development for tax-free status under the state's START-UP NY program includes several located at our member incubator facilities. Among the 11 companies identified as START-UP approved in a news release from Gov. Andrew Cuomo are:

  • To the Baird Research Park anchored by the University at Buffalo UB Technology Incubator
    • KeepTruckin, Inc., a California company expanding to NYS to develop a mobile application for fleet management
  • To the Thomas Beecher Jr. Innovation Center at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
    • Rapt-it, LLC, a startup in home decorating technology
    • GlucoGuide U.S. Corp., a Canadian company expanding to NYS to develop a smart phone interface for health insurers, corporate wellness groups and individuals
  • To the SUNY Downstate Advanced Biotechnology Incubator
    • Celmatix, Inc., an existing NYS company focused on predictive analytics for treatment of infertility
  • To SUNY Downstate's companion BioBAT expansion facility:

For more background on the startups at UB, including at facilities other than our member incubators, see the UB news release. 

Governor announces $500k equipment award to Central New York Biotech Accelerator

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that our member the Central New York Biotech Accelerator, a wet-lab incubator based at SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, will receive $500,000 from Empire State Development to cover a portion of the costs of advanced instrumentation and equipment for use by tenants and their university partners. The CNY Biotech Accelerator is a priority project of the Central New York Regional Economic Development Council and involves multiple institutions in the region. For more information, see the Governor's news release

Eastman Business Park joins BIA/NYS as full member

Eastman Business Park, an advanced-manufacturing technology park being developed by Eastman Kodak Company on the site of the Kodak manufacturing complex in Rochester, has become the newest member of BIA/NYS. Eastman Business Park is distinguished by the access it affords both large and small companies to materials-processing infrastructure and talent accrued at the site by Kodak over many decades.

EBP's membership is on top of its existing sponsorship of our website and email newsletter on behalf of the Innovation Manufacturing and Materials Science Institute (logo in left column of our website), which recently won support from the U.S. Economic Development Administration for an accelerator. EBP joins the list of NYS research parks also supporting BIA/NYS. 

We appreciate the multiple ways in which EBP has supported the growth of BIA/NYS over the past decade and warmly welcome them to full membership. 

Seneca Nation Center for Business Growth/Small Business Incubator joins BIA/NYS

The Seneca Nation of Indians Center for Business Growth/Small Business Incubator has joined BIA/NYS as our newest member. The incubator is a program of the Seneca Nation's Department of Community Planning and Development, and is based at the Nation's offices in Irving, on the Cattaraugus Reservation, spanning the New York State Thruway.

According to its website, the Seneca Nation is "the largest of six Native American nations comprising the Haudenosaunee or Iroquois Confederacy or Six Nations, a democratic government that pre-dates the United States Constitution." The Seneca Nation claims 8,000 enrolled members and is the fifth-largest employer in Western New York through a variety of tribal business enterprises. 

We look forward to bringing you more news of this program in coming months and warmly welcome the Seneca Nation Small Business Incubator to membership. 


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