Latest News About Business Incubators and Accelerators From Across NYS
April 2023
New York State Incubator Report
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Featured Webinar:
Incubating Investable Companies
with Nixon Peabody
April 17, 2023

in partnership with:
Allan Cohen, Partner
Nixon Peabody LLC
Allan Cohen is the managing partner for Nixon Peabody's Long Island office and a member of the firm’s Policy Committee. Allan represents a variety of companies, ranging from large and middle-market companies engaging in mergers and acquisitions to closely held and family-owned businesses engaging in transactions or otherwise in need of outside legal advice to technology-based startups organizing new business ventures and raising capital.
Seth Levy, Partner
Nixon Peabody LLC
Seth focuses his practice on intellectual property protection, licensing, strategy, and disputes, as well as research transactions and operations, particularly in life sciences and healthcare. He handles a range of technology and clinical research matters, and advises technology transfer programs at academic and healthcare institutions. Seth also acts as outside general counsel to technology-driven companies. He is the leader of the firm’s Intellectual Property practice and co-chair of the firm’s Life Sciences practice.
2023 NECEC Navigate Partner Summit

The 2023 NECEC Partner Summit is an exclusive one-day seminar for NECEC's innovation partner network and their portfolio startups.

The NECEC Partner Summit will convene innovation and network partners to offer industry insights on how to transform innovation to impact through successful project development and project financing. The series of presentations and discussions will focus on the key steps and considerations to deployment and scale. Providing both partners and their portfolio startups knowledge to help them identify the resources and relationships necessary to build investable, profitable and scalable projects.
The Upstate Capital Association of New York connects the investment community to increase access to capital for companies, and deal flow for investors. Venture NY is Upstate Capital’s premier annual event for early-stage investors and the innovation community. 
  • Great networking for investors
  • Conversations on early-stage investing and entrepreneurship
  • Startup Resource Expo
  • NYBPC Grand Prize Finals with up to $100,000 in cash prizes
The New York Business Plan Competition (NYBPC) is the intercollegiate entrepreneurship competition that, since 2010, has provided a platform for training New York’s next generation of entrepreneurs, and launching new ventures, commercializing innovations developed on campuses across New York. The NYBPC’s mission is to provide a robust competition for students across New York to promote entrepreneurship and start new ventures.
Ten regional competitions culminate in the Finals where two teams from each of six tracks in each region are invited to compete in a statewide competition, where up to $100,000 in prize money is awarded at Venture NY!
With ventures ranging from Bronx-based and BIPOC community mentorship to childcare centers, eco bricks, sustainable fashion, BIPOC books and bookstores, wellness products and services, career support, educational empowerment, and a whole lot more, we're sure great things are to come from Communitas America!
2nd Annual Sensor CAT Symposium

The 2nd annual symposium will showcase CUNY-wide academic-industry research and workforce development partnerships that further innovation and entrepreneurship in NY State. Specifically, the event will feature CUNY entrepreneurs and start-up founders in conversation with industry leaders to discuss the present and future of hard technology development and applications to advance human and planetary health.
Prototyping Hardware Accelerator
Rev offers a deep dive into prototyping through its summer-long Prototyping Hardware Accelerator program that leads physical product teams through a process for determining if their ideas are commercially desirable, technologically feasible, and economically viable. Upon completion of our program, participants are positioned to recruit team members, bring on partners, initiate work with contract manufacturers, and pitch to investors. Applications are currently open for the Summer 2023 cohort. Attend an info session or apply now!
I-Corps Program Manager:
Executive Director - Battery NY:
Associate Director of Equity and Justice:
Associate Director, Southern Tier Clean Energy Incubator Program:
Administrative Assistant, Industrial Outreach New Energy New York:
Marketing Manager, Soft Landings NY Program:
Administrative Assistant, The Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships at Binghamton:
Instructional Designer, New Energy New York:
Marketing Communications Manager, New Energy New York:
Marketing Specialist, New Energy New York:
Executive Director, Long Island High Technology Incubator

The Long Island High Technology Incubator (LIHTI) is a regional startup incubator and accelerator. The Executive Director (ED) leads the organization. The position reports to the Board of Directors (BOD). The organization is an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit legal entity and has a strong affiliation with Stony Brook University (SBU). Since opening in 1992, LIHTI has been associated with many biotechnology and other technology-based businesses. Most have graduated successfully from the LIHTI program, creating jobs for hundreds employees.
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Spring 2023 | Element 46
Start-up Accelerator

Element 46 is a competitive-entry, 10-week tech accelerator program, powered by Cela Innovations. Recent alumni include ConConnect, Innervation Finance,, To And From, Laronix, and ClearOPS.
Launch1000 is a comprehensive, self-paced, online, entrepreneurship program offered in partnership with Westchester County. During the 6-10 month program, participants are guided through an action-based accelerator where they walk their idea through a step-by-step framework to test, validate, de-risk, and/or launch their venture faster.

Launch1000 is open to any Westchester County resident, is industry-agnostic, and is offered in both English and Spanish.
Opening: Queens Tech Incubator
The Queens Chamber of Commerce and the Queens Tech Council anare seeking applications from tech companies who are interested in office space as part of the Queen Tech Incubator. The Queens Tech Incubator will launch with space at the Greater Nexus in Jamaica, a recently opened 10,000 sq. ft. co-working space managed by the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation. There are plans to open incubators in the Rockaways, Forest Hills, Long Island City and Flushing in the coming months.

Applications to the Queens Tech Incubator will be reviewed and selected by members of the Queens Tech Council. Companies chosen will have access to complimentary office space, mentorship opportunities from existing Tech Council members as well as resources provided by the Small Business Resource Network (SBRN). 

To fill out an application, click here
Mayor Adams, NYCEDC Announce New Center for Sustainability-Focused Biotech to Open at the Brooklyn Navy Yard
New York City Mayor Eric Adams, New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), and the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation today announced that the city will open a first-in-the-nation $20 million center for sustainability-focused biotech in Building 303 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in partnership with Newlab, the Partnership Fund for New York City, and Empire State Development. The 50,000-square-foot innovation space is expected to open in 2025 and advances Mayor Adams' efforts to make New York City the global center of sustainable technology by leveraging the city's growing life sciences and biotechnology industries
The flywheel effect powering the next wave of New York tech leaders

Here’s one way to become a leader in New York City’s tech world: get hired in consulting, jump to the fastest-growing local company and lead an impactful new team there. Or join the founders of an out-of-town startup in a sector you adore, learn as much as you can about scaling, and when the moment is right, move back to the city to take your own big swing. Maybe seek out the most innovative team at an established bank and become an expert on payments tech. Another option: Climb the ladder at the fourth most valuable tech company in the country until you run its largest fulfillment center in the world.
NY-BEST WEBINAR: Cracking the Code: Mitigating Safety Risks in Battery Energy Storage

As the energy storage industry continues its rapid expansion, it is critically important for stakeholders to have a thorough understanding of battery and energy storage safety.  NY-BEST invites you to learn about this highly pertinent topic in our upcoming online educational course, Cracking the Code: Mitigating Safety Risks in Battery Energy Storage on April 20, 2023, from 1:00-2:30 PM EDT.  This course will feature energy storage safety experts from DNV.
Course Overview:
This battery energy storage safety course is designed to educate participants on the potential hazards associated with battery energy storage systems and how to mitigate them. The course covers topics such as battery chemistry, thermal runaway, fire suppression, and emergency response. Participants will learn about safety regulations and standards, best practices for installation, and potential battery hazards and their mitigations. The goal of the course is to educate on risks and mitigations to promote the safe operation of battery energy storage systems and to help prevent accidents and injuries.
Topics discussed will include:
  • Current battery energy storage codes and standards
  • An overview of UL 9540A testing standard
  • Common fire safety features of BESS
  • Modeling and Hazard Mitigation Analysis
  • Emergency response planning
Course Instructors:
Dr. Carrie Kaplan, Energy Storage Safety Team Lead, DNV
Dr. Carrie Kaplan is a lithium-ion battery expert currently leading the Energy Storage Safety Team at DNV. She oversees technical safety reviews on various battery energy storage system products assessing the systems’ safety, performance, and degradation. She supports modeling efforts to assess explosion controls of these units and their compliance to the relevant standards. She also assesses battery energy storage systems’ compliance to the current codes and standards that DNV considers industry best practice.
Dr. Mark Kellenberger, Senior Engineer, Energy Storage Safety, DNV
Dr. Mark Kellenberger is a hydrogen combustion and explosion safety expert, serving as a Senior Energy Storage Safety Engineer at DNV. He supports a range of modeling and review projects including bankability studies, code compliance, and safety system design for lithium-ion batteries and hydrogen electrolyzers.
Date: April 20, 2023 1:00-2:30 PM EDT

CNYBAC Concept to Commercialization Virtual Series Sessions:

Cybersecurity Lessons from the Coronavirus
April 12, 2023 | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST
Reg Harnish, CEO, OrbitalFire

Catalyzing the Carbontech Ecosystem

The Carbon to Value (C2V) Initiative: A unique partnership among the Urban Future Lab at NYU Tandon School of Engineering (UFL), Greentown Labs, and Fraunhofer USA, and supported by New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)—is welcoming applications from startups developing carbontech solutions for the third cohort of the accelerator. More specifically, the program collaborators are uniquely interested in carbontech innovations that are related to: 
  1. Carbon Capture, such as atmospheric (e.g. DAC) or point source (esp. from hard-to-decarbonize sectors).
  2. Carbon Conversion to Added-Value Products, such as CO2 mineralization into building materials, CO2 conversion to fuels (e.g. SAF), and chemicals (and related feedstocks like syngas).
  3. Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR), such as ocean alkalinity enhancement, enhanced rock weathering, etc.
  4. Enabling Technologies, such as Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) systems for carbontech (software and/or hardware), financing and insurance, carbon markets. 

The program is appropriate for all startups globally with a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of 4 to 7, actively investigating product-market fit and seeking partnerships.
NYCEDC Unveils Diverse Cohort of 100 Entrepreneurs Selected for Second Installment of the Founder Fellowship
The Fellowship Expands from Eight to One Hundred Thanks to a $1.5 Million Investment through Mayor Eric Adams’ Blueprint for Economic Recovery.

NYCEDC selected the following operator partners to host five unique Founder Fellowship cohorts in 2023. Each program operator is providing unique value and offerings to the startups participating in their respective cohorts.
  • Chloe Capital, a seed-stage venture firm that invests in women-led innovation companies.
  • Company Ventures, a seed-stage venture firm that offers a zero-equity pre-accelerator for underrepresented founders.
  • Newlab, a community of experts and innovators applying transformative technology to solve the world's biggest challenges.
  • Tech Incubator at Queens College, a startup incubator where underserved and underrepresented entrepreneurs can thrive.
  • Visible Hands, a platform that holistically supports early-stage, underrepresented founders in building high-growth startups.

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Codagenix Announces Close of $25 million Extension of Series B
The research team developing next generation viral vaccines, from left: Rob Coleman, Eckard Wimmer, Steffen Mueller, and Steven Skiena.
The round was led by Serum Institute of India, with participation from Euclidean Capital and Adjuvant Capital.

Codagenix’s platform brings together live-attenuated virus design with cutting-edge codon deoptimization to create synthetic biology-based treatments and vaccines for infectious disease, cancer and animal health.
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