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November 2018 NYS Incubator Report
BIANYS Exec Director, Marc Alessi to lead panel on innovation at Medtech 2018

November 13 & 14, 2018
The OnCenter, Syracuse, NY
RFP for partnering organization for Companies in transition program run by Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA)

The Adirondack North Country Center for Businesses in Transition seeks a chamber of commerce, educational institution, partnership or economic development organization to provide assistance with the implementation of a strategy of outreach and education to retiring business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. The applicant organization will be a strategic partner in ensuring successful transitions for three target business audiences; those looking to sell on the open market, inter-generational family transitions and conversions to an employee ownership model. All proposals must be received by Friday, November 9, 2018 no later than 4:00 p.m.  Learn more...

The Urban Future Prize Competition is back!

We're happy to announce that we're bringing the Urban Future Prize Competition back for its third year. Apply to two tracks - Smart City and Smart Grid - to win $50,000 and a chance to make it in one of the top startup ecosystems in the world. New York's forward-thinking State and City governments, thriving tech sector, and massive scale make it an ideal laboratory for creating sustainable solutions to the world's most pressing challenges.

Through generous support from The New York Community Trust, NYSERDA, and Con Edison, we're able to offer two winners each a cash prize of $50,000 and admission to the ACRE incubator here at the Urban Future Lab. Come see the lab and meet current tenants at our  Open House  on November 29! apply here
Trends in Global Privacy Laws

New York Institute of Technology de Seversky Mansion
1 Northern Boulevard
Old Westbury, NY 11568 ( directions )
Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Time: 8:30AM - 11:30AM EST
Cost: $25

$1m prizes for global innovators | Apply Now!

The Global Maker Challenge invites innovative start-ups, disruptors, entrepreneurs and businesses to submit solutions to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges.
Winners get up-to USD 1,000,000 in prizes and will gain valuable recognition, international exposure, and mentorship through global organisations.

DEADLINE for submissions is
31st of January 2019!
The 10 Largest NYC Startup Fundings of October 2018

Armed with some data from our friends at  CrunchBase , AlleyWatch broke down the 10 largest  NYC Startup  funding rounds in New York during the month of October 2018. I have included some additional information such as industry, description, round type, investors in the round, total equity funding raised, funding details, and links to AlleyWatch full coverage to further the analysis for the state of  venture capital in NYC .

State of Upstate - Q3 2018

Every quarter, Upstate Capital aggregates deal flow across Upstate New York. Data includes deals that you and other Upstate Capital members report, in addition to data collected from other sources.  See this quarter's report .

RIT helps students take an entrepreneurial gap year to make business ideas flourish

Brandon Hudson, a Rochester Institute of Technology student and CEO of Connexus , is taking a gap year to focus on growing his company with help from a new program at RIT.
Hudson is the first student selected for the Gap Year Entrepreneurship Fellows Program, which allows students with an ongoing enterprise to take a year to focus their full attention on the venture. As students develop their companies, they will receive $15,000 in support and mentoring from experts at the university, all while continuing to make progress on their RIT degree.

NYSTEC/IGNITEU to set up shop at Griffiss

More than 20 years after being formed to help cope with the closure of the Griffiss Air Force Base and the loss of jobs there, a not-for-profit consulting agency is coming home to Rome on the grounds of the former installation.
Elected and economic-development officials on Wednesday held a ceremonial ground-breaking on a 32,110-square-foot office building that will be the headquarters of ny state technology enterprise corp., known as NYSTEC. The $85 million project is the work of NYSDEC and the Griffiss Local Development Corporation, the agency formed to oversee redevelopment of the sprawling former long-range bomber base.
NYSTEC will occupy about half of the building with the rest open to lease by other companies, some of which have already shown interest. It’s at 99 Otis St., the southwest corner of Otis and Hangar Road near the Air Force Research Laboratory, known as Rome Lab.

VERIZON 5G Edtech Challenge

5G EdTech Challenge  Media Lab in partnership with Verizon have announce the 5G EdTech Challenge to find cutting-edge education technologies. Challenge winners will receive a $100,000 grant to build on their innovative research and nonprofit missions in a 5G-enabled environment. Open to Nonprofit Orgs, University Faculty, Researchers and Students. 

The Spur is the Hampton's first private co-working space and innovation hub for entrepreneurs. Memberships will be offered to entrepreneurs focused on innovative businesses across media & tech, health & wellness, retail & fashion and food & beverage.


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