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July 2018 NYS Incubator Report
BIANYS held its 12th Annual Meeting on June 18th and 19th in
Rochester at the Nextcorps Incubator at Sibley Square.

Leaders from Incubators, Accelerators, and CoWorking Spaces from across the State met to share their experiences with each other, to network and to learn best practices in running entrepreneurial support organizations. The feedback from our members has been overwhelmingly positive about this year's meeting. Five new Incubators joined BIANYS at the meeting putting our membership statewide at 90 organizations.

Both Houses of the NYS Legislature have passed the BIANYS' HotSpot Fix Legislation and heads to Governor Cuomo's desk for signature.


Former Pfizer Senior Scientist and Scout, Anton Xavier, has joined the Center for Biotechnology in the role of Assistant Director of Technology and Business Development. Within this role at the Center, Anton will focus on the development and implementation of technology and business development strategies that will increase sponsored research, company formation, strategic alliances, and investment with external partners. Anton will also provide oversight to the Center’s Commercialization Associates offering technology / business development services and education to entrepreneurial faculty and emerging companies.

The AlleyWatch June 2018 New York Venture Capital Funding Report

The state of venture capital and angel funding during the month of June in New York City. Analyzing some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase, we break down the aggregate statistics for all funding deals by stage of funding (Seed, Series A, Series B, and Series C+) including mention of notable rounds.

2nd quarter deal flow for Upstate NY

The New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology (NY-BEST) Consortium, in partnership with the Southern Tier Incubator, is hosting its  Annual Fall Technology Conference  “Clean Energy and Energy Storage Technologies: Growing a Clean Energy Economy” on September 27th, 8 am – 6:30 pm at the Doubletree Hotel, Binghamton, New York.

MedTech MeetUp Hosted by University of Rochester

August 16
12:00pm - 5:00pm

An afternoon of networking at the University of Rochester in the Saunders Research Building. Talks and presentations will be given by:
  • Judith Dunn, CEO of Empire Discovery Institute (EDI)
  • Stephen Dewhurst, Executive Director of Upstate Stem Cell cGMP Facility
  • Greg Gdowski, Executive Director of Center for Medical Technology & Innovation (CMTI)
  • David Mitten, Executive Director of Healthlabs
  • Brenda Bartock, Telehealth Consortium
  • Paul Balletine, University of Rochester CAT
The day will conclude with a tour of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and the Upstate Stem Cell cGMP Facility with a networking reception to follow.

I n today's economy there are only a handful of giants like Apple and Google, yet thousands and thousands of startups hoping to be the next Amazon. In an exclusive interview with the Central New York Business Journal, Nasir Ali, UVC CEO and Co-founder, says that as companies climb the pyramid they help create workers and managers able to lead today's economy.

NYSTAR Annual Meeting & Emerging Technology Showcase

Registration is now open  for the 2018 NYSTAR Annual Meeting and the Emerging Technology Showcase, set for October 23-24 in Syracuse. The meeting will open on Tuesday, October 23, with a half-day of NYSTAR-focused programming at Syracuse University, followed by an evening welcome reception at the Carrier Dome's Club 44. .

At FSC, Skin-Deep Startup Joins Start-Up NY’s Ranks

Farmingdale State College  announced this week that startup biotech BF Innovation, which moved into FSC’s  Broad Hollow Bioscience Park  earlier this year, has been accepted into the Start-Up NY program, which boosts new and expanding businesses with tax breaks and innovative academic partnerships.

Director Sought for Food Processing Business Incubation Program

The Finger Lakes Regional Prosperity Network (FLRPnet) and Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Tompkins County are partnering to pilot a food manufacturing sector development program. The Director of the Food Processing Business Incubation Program (FoodBIP) is responsible for developing, implementing and managing a dynamic outreach and technical assistance network. For more information and to apply go to  .
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