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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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Biomedical Acceleration and Commercialization Center (BACC) at Albany Medical College joins BIA/NYS

The Biomedical Acceleration and Commercialization Center, a 10,000 square-foot, wet-lab-equipped incubator sponsored by Albany Medical College, has joined BIA/NYS as our newest member. The BACC is co-extensive with a START-UP NY zone approved by Empire State Development Corporation for occupancy by state-approved growth companies free of all New York State tax.

For more details on the incubator/accelerator/START-UP NY zone, please see the fact sheet published by the state's START-UP NY program in conjunction with approval of the zone. The in-house champion of the project is Kevin Leyden, the senior VP for business development and strategic partnerships at the AMC. We warmly welcome the BACC to membership.

HTR's Lennox Tech Enterprise incubator graduates BZDesign, admits 9 new startups, and will host 3 teams of student entrepreneurs from SUNY Geneseo

The Lennox Tech Enterprise Center incubator operated by High Tech Rochester admitted to its incubator program nine new startups, of which seven are spinoffs from the university of Rochester. The incubator also graduated BZDesign, which specializes in industrial design and prototyping. For a full list of the admittees see the HTR news release.

Separately, the Rochester Business Journal reported that this summer the Lennox TEC incubator will host three ventures founded by current students at SUNY Geneseo.

 

New York Energy Week highlights tenant/clients of NYU's NYC ACRE clean-energy incubator

Clients of the NYSERDA-sponsored NYC ACRE cleantech incubator at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering fared well during Energy Week, an event created by ACRE client EnerKnol. Winning top prize at the week's energy showcase was taxi-sharing system Bandwagon, while Radiator Labs was voted the audience favorite.  NYC ACRE clients also dominated a Top 10 Energy Entrepreneurs list released simultaneously by Breaking Energy

Orange County Business Accelerator celebrates 8 graduates as part of 5-year anniversary

The Orange County Business Accelerator celebrated its eight graduates as part of a 5-year anniversary ceremony attended by County Executive Steve Neuhaus and former executive Edward Diana. Overall, the accelerator's 43 clients have created 125 jobs.

For more details and a photo see the accelerator's news release. Among the graduates celebrated were Continental Organics and Sabila Aloe Drink, both of which grew in the Accelerator on their way to taking large industrial space in the county. The accelerator is now a certified NYS incubator recognized by Empire State Development's NYSTAR division. 

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