Latest News About Business Incubators and Accelerators From Across NYS
March 2023
New York State Incubator Report
Featured Webinar:
Incubation 101
with Tom Schryver
March 1, 2023

in partnership with:
Tom Schryver
Executive Director, REV
On March 1st Tom Schryver gave BIANYS members the opportunity to learn about the the tools needed to create a robust, successful incubator program and collaborate within an emerging entrepreneurial ecosystem. From building an advanced, technical facility with a specific sector focus area to community incubators in our burgeoning downtowns; all aspects of developing, funding, and operating entrepreneurship centers were covered.
Request for Applications are Open:
Long Island Life Science Acceleration

Under this RFA, Empire State Development will select a group of partners – one Applicant – to create an accelerator program to support scalable companies developing life science companies with long term growth potential on Long Island, leveraging synergies with current and future assets in the region. This Program will include a competitive application process to an accelerator, culminating with a venture competition where beneficiary companies present their product, service, or technology to a panel of expert judges, to secure prize money (investments) or in-kind services.

Friday, March 31, 2023 by 5:00 PM EST.
Get Free Support and Find Funding for Product Manufacturing — Apply Now

If you have a new technology, NextCorps’ Manufacturing Accelerator can help you avoid costly mistakes and navigate the manufacturing landscape to successfully move your concept or prototype into mass production. The free program is designed for early- to growth-stage hardware companies that are at a Technology Readiness Level of (TRL) 2 or higher.

Applications are now being accepted through March 27. Register for an upcoming virtual info session on March 15 to see if this program is right for you.

Apply now or visit to find out more about this nine-week program.
Applications for Teams are now OPEN! 
Apply NOW to the New York I-Corps Hub 
Gotham Innovation Gambit
Regional I-Corps Bootcamp Spring 2023 Course

The New York City Hot Spot, along with the New York I-Corps Hub and CUNY I-Corps, is continuing to facilitate entrepreneurship with its entrepreneurial training course, the Gotham Innovation Gambit. The Gotham Innovation Gambit, based on the National Science Foundation’s successful Innovation Corps (I-Corps) curriculum, enables participating teams to develop a business model and understand and perform customer discovery, the process of evolving the product market fit based on intensive customer feedback. 
The Gotham Innovation Gambit also connects teams with the national NSF I-Corps network of instructors and leaders and the greater entrepreneurial ecosystem. As part of this course, teams will conduct customer discovery interviews and become eligible for nomination to the national I-Corps program. Participants also receive help with navigating resources that support every stage of entrepreneurship.

Applications are being reviewed NOW on a rolling basis until 12:00 PM Wednesday, March 15, 2023. We recommend applying sooner as the next step is an interview-discussion with an I-Corps Instructor
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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Save the Date: Kingston Syracuse Pathway Health Innovation Conference | March 29, 2023
The Third Annual Biotechnology Conference at New York Tech will be held on March 16, 2023 in New York City. For the third year, New York Tech's 2023 Biotechnology Conference: Regenerative Medicine: Improving the Way We Live, Play and Feel, will gather recognized leaders, top global researchers, and medical professionals, plus innovators in the healthcare and biotechnology sectors.

Companies and New York Tech faculty will describe their latest state-of-the-art innovations and cutting-edge research transforming and improving the human condition. Government officials and investors will discuss how to tap into financial resources to fund your startup and accelerate your company’s growth.
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
Call For Nominations: NY-BEST Board of Directors
The NY-BEST Nominating Committee is seeking nominations from individuals interested in serving on the NY-BEST Board of Directors. Any employee of a NY-BEST member organization in good standing, including an incumbent Board Member, is eligible to run for the Board.

The NY-BEST Annual Capture the Energy Conference & Expo will be held on May 16-18, 2023, in Albany, NY. In conjunction with the Annual Meeting portion of the event on May 17, NY-BEST will open the Board election. The election will be held electronically and NY-BEST members will have the opportunity to elect seven Board members to fill expiring Board of Director seats.

NY-BEST is proud to have an active and engaged Board of Directors. Below please find the specific Board responsibilities outlined in the NY-BEST bylaws.

Interested in seeking a position on the Board?
NY-BEST is accepting applications for the Board through March 30th, 2023.  To apply, please follow the steps below:
To be eligible, you must be a member of NY-BEST. If you are not a NY-BEST member or need to renew your membership please click here . If you have any questions please contact

If you are an incumbent or have previously run for the Board, please contact and you will be sent your old profile. You will need to review and update it prior to  March 30, 2023.

If you are a member and have never previously run for the NY-BEST Board, you must first log-in to the website. Once you are logged in, please click here to apply and make a new candidate profile. Contact us at for assistance. This must be completed by cob  March 30, 2023.

The NY-BEST Board Nominating Committee will evaluate candidates and provide the final slate of candidates to the membership electronically in advance of the meeting. The Board election will take place electronically. Stay tuned for more information on the election. If you have any questions, please contact us at
We appreciate your active participation in NY-BEST and look forward to seeing you at Capture the Energy in May!

CNYBAC Concept to Commercialization Virtual Series Sessions:
It's an AI Product Manager's Job to help an Organization Succeed with Predictive Machine Learning
March 16, 2023 | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST
Paul Ortchanian, Founder & CEO, Bain Public Inc.

Self-Monitoring for Quality Execution of the Protocol
April 4, 2023 | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST
Jeannie Farnsworth, Oncology Clinical Scientist, ICON

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.

Recent Filings
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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Latest News About Business Incubators and Accelerators From Across NYS