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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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SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator included in campus's approved START-UP NY plan; announces new tenant Venture Productions

Our member the SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator is one of several sites approved for residency by companies qualifying for the state's START-UP NY tax-free zones, under a campus-wide plan recently approved. For more information, see the university's news release.

Separately, the incubator announced a new tenancy by Venture Productions, a digital media and education company founded by Ted Sharon, a faculty member in the university's Department of Theatre and Dance. 

Business First podcast interview with BNMC's Vic Nole on entrepreneurial activities on and around the medical campus

Dan Miner's podcast at Buffalo Business First features an interview with Vic Nole, director of new business development at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, which operates our member the Thomas Beecher Jr. Innovation Center. The discussion features different aspects of the Buffalo ecosystem and the BNMC's new coworking space dig. The podcast is embeded after the break.

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Rochester paper interviews RIT Venture Creations director Bill Jones on upcoming tenant graduations

The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle newspaper previews the upcoming graduation of two tenant/clients from RIT's Venture Creations incubator, in a story that also features an excellent interview with director Bill Jones. Among six companies scheduled to graduate are two featured in the article, BlackBox Biometrics and Darkwind Media

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. 

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