The NYSERDA-funded Cleantech Center operated by our member The Tech Garden announced the graduation of three companies and entrance of six new startups into its clean-energy incubation program. At the Cleantech Center, graduation generally indicates that a firm has developed a complete business plan, leveraged $500,000 in private capital, and sold its first product to paying commercial customers. Collectively, the graduates employ 33 persons in businesses that were just concepts several years ago.
Graduating the incubation program were:
- Cortland Research, which sells wireless-networked energy-management systems;
- Ephesus, which sells solid-state lighting fixtures; and
- Rapid Cure Technologies, which sells coatings that can be cured by energy-efficient and environmentally friendly techniques.
Entering the incubation program were:
- Green, developing recycling processes for electronic circuit boards;
- EkoStinger, developing drag-reducers for truck undercarriages;
- Full Circle Feed, which reprocesses food leftovers into dog treats;
- SparkCharge, which plans to offer a network of charging stations for electric vehicles;
- Windsor Wood, developing a treatment for wood products to enhance strength and durability; and
- Wireless Grids Corporation, provoding energy management systems for the built environment.
The Tech Garden also announced the reopening of its multimedia auditorium and conference center as the Fibertech Networks Theater. For more information, see the news release issued by The Tech Garden’s sponsor, CenterState CEO, or coverage at the Post Standard‘s syracuse.com.