Our board member Esther Vargas of RPI also elected to InBIA board

Esther Vargas, director of RPI’s Emerging Ventures Ecosystem and a new member of our own association board of directors, has also just been elected to the board of directors of the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA, formerly the National Business Incubation Association). For more, please read the InBIA news release. This is the first time … More Our board member Esther Vargas of RPI also elected to InBIA board

BIA/NYS convenes 2016 annual meeting in Utica, announces new executive director

Our 2016 annual meeting, held this year at thINCubator in Utica, attracted more than 90 attendees from around the state. At the meeting, we announced a management transition. Marc Alessi, an attorney, entrepreneur, and former state Assemblyman, will take over from David Hochman as the next executive director of the BIA/NYS. A biography of Marc … More BIA/NYS convenes 2016 annual meeting in Utica, announces new executive director

Tech Garden-affiliated Genius NY accelerator searching for manager

Our supporting member The Tech Garden is searching for a manager of the Genius NY program, a state-funded, $3 million accelerator for data-technology companies. Genius NY is one of several sources of early-stage financing that operate in close partnership with the incubator. Here is the job description for the Genius NY program manager. For more on Genius NY, please … More Tech Garden-affiliated Genius NY accelerator searching for manager

Clarkson celebrates expansion of incubator programs to additional building sites & a graduation

Clarkson University, which operates the Peyton Hall business incubator, held groundbreaking ceremonies for additional incubator space in nearby Damon Hall and at Old Main, the old administration building at the heart of the university’s former campus in downtown Potsdam: Coverage by North Country Public Radio text or in audio; University news release. A separate university news release … More Clarkson celebrates expansion of incubator programs to additional building sites & a graduation

Two startups win $50k at AFRL Commercialization Academy demo day

Two startups commercializing technology from the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate (AFRL/RI) won $25,000 apiece at the latest demo day of the Commercialization Academy held by the Griffiss Institute and Wasabi Ventures: Xompass FaaS, a service platform providing intelligence to the energy industry, won the judges’ vote; and OneTouchTrust, which combats identity theft, won the … More Two startups win $50k at AFRL Commercialization Academy demo day

LaunchPad LI joins BIA/NYS

LaunchPad Long Island, a multi-site incubator, coworking, and acceleration program, has joined BIA/NYS as our newest supporting member. The four operating sites for LaunchPad are Great Neck, Huntington, Mineola, and NYIT with a fifth arrangement with Stony Brook University’s LIHTI to be announced shortly. Started by investor-entrepreneur Andrew Hazen, LaunchPad LI is a combination of an … More LaunchPad LI joins BIA/NYS

Zahn Center selects grand prize winners in $150k venture competitions

The Zahn Innovation Center at City College of New York (CCNY) announced the selection of four grand prize winners in its annual venture competition focused on the CCNY community. The winners receive an automatic spot in the incubator’s summer accelerator program and invitations to commercial accelerators: VeriPAD, an app to authenticate medication delivery in developing countries, … More Zahn Center selects grand prize winners in $150k venture competitions

May 2016 newsletter

If you are on our emailing list, you have already received our latest newsletter, which mainly links to the last 30 days of entries on this site. If you need to receive our newsletter by email, please use the Publications menu above to reach the subscription page. If you need to view or print out … More May 2016 newsletter