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September 2018 NYS Incubator Report

The HotSpot Fix Legislation was signed into law this Friday, as Chapter 246   . Senate Bill 7961 (Razenhoffer/Golden) and Assembly Bill 10105 (Schimminger). This new law brings a sigh of relief to startup companies and the incubator operators that support them statewide. Now startups in certified incubators in New York State can get the tax benefits promised in the HotSpot program!

Could $1M help your optics, photonics or imaging startup? DEADLINE EXTENDED

Luminate NY is now accepting applications for its program and competition through Sept. 24.
Luminate is the world’s  only  business accelerator for startups with optics, photonics and imaging (OPI) enabled applications. Located in Rochester, NY, the accelerator helps promising companies from around the world advance their technologies and businesses through comprehensive support, including:
·         A $100,000 convertible note investment at enrollment, a chance to win up to $1 million in follow-on funding, and access to investors
Applications are due on October 1, 2018. 
Apply at
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The Life Sciences Summit
Oct 24 and 25 in NYC

The Life Sciences Summit brings early-stage emerging biotech companies and academic innovators together with the capital and strategic partners needed to move new discoveries into clinical development.

emerging technology showcase
at the Annual NYSTAR Partners Meeting-October 23rd and 24th Syracuse

Manufacturing industries are transforming, and being transformed by, emerging technologies and new advancements in production capabilities. To showcase advances in integrated photonics, robotics, digital manufacturing and more, FuzeHub is hosting an Emerging Technology Showcase
in collaboration with Empire State Development’s Division of Science Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR) in Syracuse, New York—a state that is at the forefront of significant R&D in these areas.

Concept to Commercialization Boot Camp – Workshop I
At CNY Biotech Accelerator,  841 E. Fayette St. , Syracuse,  NY
Thursday, September 13 – Friday, September 14

Have a Startup in CyberSec, Big Data, Info Systems, or UAS?
Commercialization Academy & IDEA NY: Apply Online September 11

Have a Startup in CyberSec, Big Data, Info Systems, or UAS? The Innovation & Development Entrepreneurial Accelerator, known as  IDEA NY Mohawk Valley , is a business accelerator competition and twelve-month program that will incentivize promising entrepreneurs to create and grow viable commercial businesses in the  Mohawk Valley region . This accelerator program is made possible by a  $2 million Upstate Revitalization Initiative grant from New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo .

Griffiss Institute awarded $2M to support competition

NextGen Cleantech is a night of cutting edge innovation that will feature pitches from the newest awardees as well as showcases from alumni of PowerBridgeNY and NEXUS-NY. Stop by to see promising and innovative ideas that will help solve some of the most important issues affecting our climate, water, energy, waste, and transportation
gy, waste, and transportation.

The New York Academy of Sciences
250 Greenwich Street 40th floor
New York, NY

NY-BEST Annual Fall Technology Conference at the DoubleTree Binghamton in Binghamton, New York on Thursday, September 27, 2018.

This one-day conference will showcase the very best speakers, panels and posters from the rapidly expanding clean energy field. Topics will include innovations in technology development, commercialization and market applications and will cover all varieties of clean energy, energy storage, and other enabling technologies.

2nd Annual Funding Roadmap: Money Meets Startups and Investment for Economic Growth
September 12  at The Tech Garden

The workshop is for those at pre-launch to those who are investment ready. Expect exceptional speakers and informative panels.
  1. "Money Meets Startups: Pre-launch and Early Staged Funding"
  2. "Investment for Econonmic Growth: Investment Ready Funding"
The day starts with lunch and ends with a Happy Hour.

Two Students Develop a Winning App That’s Designed to “Pick You Up"

You found a great deal on a couch at Ikea. You’re about to purchase the item and discover you can’t carry it home and the shipping fee will be as much as the couch. Suddenly, it’s not much of a deal.
Enter Crater—an on-demand transportation service app created by two  NYIT School of Engineering and Computing Sciences  students. “Drivers with a pick-up truck can sign up on the Crater app and connect with consumers who want to transport their goods within a particular geographic location,” explained Salman Javid Malik, a master’s candidate in  computer science  and co-developer of the app.

Just add sun: McGovern startup converts CO2 into fuel

A ruinous, atmospheric greenhouse gas may soon get a public relations makeover, as Cornell startup Dimensional Energy has developed a way to add sunlight to carbon dioxide and transform it into an environmentally friendly fuel.

The EPRI Incubatenergy Network is looking for a new Technical Leader

Join the exciting world of cleantech incubators as a Technical Leader for the Electric Power Research Institute's Incubatenergy Network, a national consortium of 20 leading energy-focused incubators and accelerators. This position is responsible for leading all elements of the Incubatenergy Network. Ideal candidates have experience building and expanding a network or community and a solid understanding of technical trends in the industry.

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