Latest News About Business Incubators and Accelerators From Across NYS
March 2022 - NYS Incubator Report
NYC Mayor Eric Adams Releases Economic Development Plan
Rebuild, Renew, Reinvent: A Blueprint for NYC's Economic Recovery is part of Adams' administration’s effort to consider how the city’s economy will work in the wake of the pandemic as patterns for commuting and commerce change. 

The report discusses a number of investments in incubation and the startup innovation ecosystem.
NYC Mayor Eric Adams
US Senator Chuck Schumer
US Senate Majority Leader Schumer Secures $1.5 million for New Wind Turbine Training Center in Albany 

Schumer announced that following a personal request, he has secured $1.5 million in federal funding to create an Albany Workforce Training Center. Schumer said that this funding, provided through the bipartisan omnibus spending package for FY2022 will prepare the local workforce for hundreds of new clean energy jobs at the Port of Albany and in other in-demand job sectors.
Buy American Final Rule Ups Domestic Manufacturing Content Requirements
The final rule of President Biden's Buy American initiative, which includes increasing the mandated US-made content for federal contractors from 55 to 75 percent over seven years and strengthening domestic supply chains for critical goods. An earlier Executive Order that launched a review of existing Buy American policies and created the first Made in America Office within the Office of Management and Budget.  
NSF Announces Tech Directorate
Following President Joe Biden’s signing of the FY 2022 budget, the National Science Foundation announced the formation of the Technology, Innovation and Partnerships (TIP) Directorate that was approved in the bill.

According to a statement released by NSF, the goals of this directorate will be to advance critical, emerging technologies, accelerate tech translation, and diversify the U.S. STEM workforce. TIP will leverage a suite of relocated and new programs to advance this mission. Read more
In celebration of Women’s History Month, join the SBA's Office of Women’s Business Ownership and the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center for the virtual Women’s Business Summit on March 29-30, 2022. The free event will include power-packed panels, inspirational fireside chats, and 'Ask an Expert' workshops to help you build, scale, and grow your business. Programming includes featured remarks from:

• Kamala Harris, Vice President of the United States of America
• Isabella Guzman, Administrator, U. S. Small Business Administration
• Deb Halaand, Secretary, Department of the Interior
• Natalie Madeira, Assistant Administrator, U. S. Small Business Administration
• Mellody Hobson, co-CEO and President, Ariel Investments
• Nicola Mendelsohn, Vice President, Global Business Group at Meta
• Penny Pennington, Managing Partner, Edward Jones
• Nicola Corzine, Executive Director, NASDAQ Entrepreneurial Center
• Tene Dolphin, Executive Director, National Women’s Business Council
• Jaime Gloshay, Co-Director of Building and Impact, Native Women Lead
• And more…
Go Global New York
April 21, 2022 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST
Does your product or service have opportunities outside the USA? Discover the programs and services available to your company through Global NY. From market research, partner search and grants to support your marketing and product certifications, New York State Economic Development can help point you in the right direction.
Unleashing Innovation Through Incubators and Beyond
Bristol Myers Squibb’s commitment to R&D innovation goes beyond its internal drug discovery engine and even beyond a vast network of external partnerships. To help accelerate the next wave of scientific breakthroughs, the company also supports life science startups and aspiring biotech entrepreneurs through a diverse and growing array of programs in the U.S. and abroad.

A Sweet New Gig For This Grizzled Clean-Gen Guru
I’ve run Stony Brook University’s Clean Energy Business Incubator Program for the past decade, and its Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center for the past four years. But a food incubator? How, exactly, does one run a food incubator?
Upcoming Events
Mar 24 | Acceleration & Incubation: Two Paths to Bring Your Science to Life

The aim of this webinar is to present entrepreneurs across the industry with some of the tools that exist within the ecosystem that could enable them to take their innovation to the next level.
Nasir Ali
CEO & Co-Founder
UVC's Nasir Ali to Discuss Scaling Innovation-Based Startups in Upstate New York
Tuesday, April 5, 2022
3:00 - 4:00 pm EST
Nasir Ali will share lessons learned from two decades of entrepreneurial community building and early stage investing in Upstate NY. Nasir will discuss how UVC helps founders build their networks to secure the capital and talent needed for growth. He will also share case studies of Upstate NY companies that were able to successfully go from IP to IPO.

NextCorps' Annual Startup Week

March 28 - April 1

offers something for every entrepreneur, including instructor-led training, panel discussions, quick video learning, and networking opportunities. Topics cover common startup challenges — from how to validate your idea and jumpstart your company, to tips for hiring great talent, being an effective leader, raising funds, generating sales, and much more. 

See the full lineup and register to attend: 
Capture the Energy 2022 Sponsorship Opportunities & Early Bird Registration is Now Open! 
The 12th Annual Capture the Energy Conference & Expo is taking place May 24-26, 2022 at the Albany Capital Center in Albany, NY.
Emerging Markets Training Program
Unlocking New Market Opportunities by
Showcasing NY Farms and Food Producers
CADE, a recipient of USDA’s Local Food Promotion Program, is providing market research and networking opportunities for farmers in the Central NY region. CADE will be developing new tools and opportunities for farmers to connect with local institutional buyers--from colleges to retirement communities--and with food hubs and other aggregators in the vicinity of Central NY.

One facet of CADE’s EMTP is a participant program in which CADE works across the supply chain with strategic and renowned partners such as The Teaching Kitchen® at Lenox Hill, The Common Market, Upstate NY Growers and Packers, Headwater Food Hub and most importantly - local farmers.

CADE is recruiting 20 farmers and 15 institutions to be EMTP Program Participants. Participation registration is rolling, and CADE encourages any farmer interested in learning more about the Farm to Institution movement, desire to launch or expand their farm into wholesale readiness, and receive technical assistance on emerging markets from CADE to apply. Those with the desire to enhance market opportunities with a certification are encouraged to apply, as stipend funding is available to assist with certification costs. 

Contact: Kaitlyn Sirna, / (607) 433-2545
NY Business Plan Competition
Statewide competition - 500+ competitors, 200+ teams, 60+ colleges & universities - since 2010
Over 30% MWBE participation in 2021
Over $150M+ economic impact including follow-on funding for 100+ startups
Innovative solutions → commercialization
From community colleges to ivy league schools, teams come from across the state to NYBPC to compete and win
Judges | Mentors Needed!
If you’d like to be a Judge or Mentor this year, please see the link, below. Please feel free to share the link with those who may be interested. Thank you!
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