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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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The Center, new incubator in downtown Binghamton, joins BIA/NYS

The Center, a new business incubator situated on Court Street in downtown Binghamton, has joined BIA/NYS as our newest member. With the tag line "Built for Small Business Growth," The Center is sponsored by the Broome County Industrial Development Agency.

The Center integrates certain tenants of a small incubator facility formerly operated by Broome County government, and will also offer coworking and shared office space. As a node on the Southern Tier Innovation Hot Spot, The Center aims to create the same kind of entrepreneurial community in Binghamton as has been developed in Ithaca by Hot Spot coordinator and BIA/NYS member Rev: Ithaca Startup Works.

The Center becomes our third member in the Binghamton area, and our eighth in the Southern Tier region. We warmly welcome The Center to membership!  

NYU posts job opportunity: manager of cleantech initiatives

The NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering has posted a job opportunity for manager of cleantech initiatives. The position directs the Urban Future Lab, a space in downtown Brooklyn's MetroTech Center that houses several programs including two of our NYSERDA-supported members: the New York City Accelerator for a Clean and Resilient Economy (NYC ACRE) and the NYU site for the multi-institutional PowerBridgeNY proof of concept center for cleantech innovations. 

Rev: Ithaca Startup Works announces acquisition of Push Interactive, from first wave of tenant/clients

Push Interactive, one of the first tenants of our member Rev: Ithaca Startup Works, has been acquired by local custom software developer GORGES, Inc., according to news releases from Rev and from Cornell University, one of the downtown incubator's three collegiate co-founders.

Push Interactive, developed by recent graduates of Ithaca College (another Rev founder), provides Bluetooth "beacons" that allow retailers to interact directly with visiting customers. According to the news release, the acquisition was catalyzed by Rev entrepreneur in residence Brad Treat. Rev's leader Tom Schryver also coordinates the state-recognized Southern Tier Innovation Hot Spot consortium. 

 

Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator wins coverage for its 'Cloud Couture' exhibit

Our member the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator won broad media attention coinciding with its well received "Cloud Couture" exhibition during New York Fashion Week, covered in the widely read "About New York" column of The New York Times. The Pratt Institute-affiliated incubator also won coverage in Crain's New York Business, which focused on New York City's efforts to revive the fashion/garment manufacturing sector, and in Women's Wear Daily