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December 2017 NYS Incubator Report
BIANYS Executive Director, Boardmembers, and members testify at NYS Assembly Hearing on Economic Development programs

The Business Incubator Association of New York State's Executive Director, Marc Alessi, Board Chairwoman Ann-Marie Scheidt (SUNY Stony Brook Incubator Programs), Vice Chair Tom Schryver (Cornell University Incubator Programs), Matthew Draper (Clarkson University's Incubator Programs), Eva Kramer (SUNY Downstate's Incubator Programs), Alan Rae (Incubator Works), Matt Grattan (UAlbany Incubator Programs) all provided testimony on the importance of funding incubators and the positive effect business incubators have on the State's economy....

Change your Vocabulary, Change your Economy

Great article by economic development firm Camoin Associates on new terminology every economic development manager should know

Webinar on Energy Storage Opportunities with New York State Electric Utilities

Opportunities for energy storage with the utilities include: Non-Wires Solutions (NWS/NWA), REV Demonstration projects, Demand Management Program, and Demand Response programs. Webinar presenters will explain steps being taken to implement REV related initiatives in these areas. The webinar will also include a detailed look at Con Edison’s activities and programs, along with a summary of the activities of each of the major electric utilities in the state of New York. 

The November 2017 NYC Venture Capital and Early Stage Funding Report

Funding was very strong in New York for the month of November with total funding reaching $825M for the month, representing 25.1% of all US funding.  Late stage and Series A funding was particularly strong. Of note for Series A rounds, there was an unusually large round that did skew the statistics up but even with exclusion of that round, the Series A landscape in New York was fertile, representing 26% of all national Series A funding. On the later stage rounds, New York came in at a whopping 36.45% of total US late stage rounds. There was not one or two particular rounds that led to this; it was across a number of healthy fundings for NYC startups. US funding was down sharply in November to $3.3B raised across rounds.

2017 Medical Device Innovation Challenge  (MDIC) 

Investor Pitch Program on Monday, December 11, 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. Esther Vargas (RPI) will be moderating. Judges include Dr. Robert Corona (Upstate), Rami Katz (Excell Partners), Jamey Hoose (Clarkson University) and James Shomar (StartFast).  

Capital Region’s computer and electronic product exports are up 63% over last 5 years

As the Capital Region’s exports of manufactured computer and electronic products climb to record highs, the Center for Economic Growth (CEG) today returned to Europe’s largest microelectronics event to build on that momentum. At SEMICON Europa , the Capital Region’s economic development organization will participate in a new industry executive panel discussion focusing on international partnerships and opportunities for semiconductor growth and expansion in New York State.

Two Teams Win Big for Their Startups at AFRL Commercialization Academy Demo Day; $20,000 Awarded

The AFRL Information Directorate’s (AFRL/RI) Commercialization Academy held its Fall Demo Day on November 29, at Griffiss Institute, in Rome, New York. Investors, entrepreneurs, tech enthusiasts, and the local business community, came to watch four innovative, New York State-based, tech startups take the stage to pitch to judges, and an audience of 110, on how they have been disrupting the market with Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate technologies as a pivotal part of their business model.
TechNYC joins the fight for net neutrality

The battle to preserve net neutrality continues, with many of our member companies coming out strongly against the newest FCC proposal to roll back net neutrality . The FCC plans to vote on the proposal on December 14. If you want to be involved with fight to save net neutrality, check out Battle for the Net . Read our updated policy brief for more.

The Blackstone LaunchPad at Bird Library will host a December 11 campus qualifier for the Hult Prize, the world’s largest student competition for the creation of new social businesses. Known as “The Nobel Prize for student startups,” the Hult Prize awards $1,000,000 in start-up funding to the team of students that develops the most innovative idea to solve one of the world’s toughest challenges. 


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