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February 2019 NYS Incubator Report
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BIANYS Annual Meeting

June 10th and 11th
Syracuse, New York

Keynotes from:
David Rose of NY Angels
Chris Heivly- Tech Stars

Extensive Program to improve your operations and local ecosystem

Hotel rooms are blocked at discounted rate of $98.00 at The Genesee Grande, 1060 E. Genesee St., Syracuse, available until May 13 . To reserve, ask for the BIANYS UM Biotech rate: 315-476-4212 or reserve here  

Tastemakers TV program highlights the critical support that SUNY Stony Brook's Calverton Food Incubator Provides to local Snail Farm on Long Island

Small business is big. In an effort to help small businesses get off the ground, incubators like the Stony Brook Business Incubator in Calverton, New York, have popped up across the country. From tech startups to food-related companies like Peconic Escargot, incubators offer guidance and support to get a new venture off to a healthy start.

Techstars and 43North Partner to Grow Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Buffalo

Techstars , the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, and  43North , New York State’s startup competition that invests $5 million annually to attract and cultivate startups in Buffalo, NY, are partnering on a multi-year program to further develop and scale the Western New York entrepreneurial ecosystem. Together, Techstars and 43North will build a self-sustaining coalition of entrepreneurs, corporate partners, local and national investors, government and academic leaders, and startup enthusiasts within the community.

Mentis Technologies a startup located at Griffis Institute Business Incubator Wins DOD Cybersecurity Contract

  Mentis Technologies , LLC, a cybersecurity startup company, announced that they were selected as the recipient of a  Small Business Innovation Research  (SBIR) contract. This is Mentis Technologies’ second SBIR award to develop innovative cybersecurity solutions for the nation’s Air Force. This phase of the SBIR includes conducting a feasibility study to determine the effectiveness of potential or existing commercial or defense solution(s) to protect Cyber Physical Systems (CPS).

Launch NY’s Invest Local Summit & Expo Landscape Introduces New Investor Network to Fuel Upstate NY’s Most Promising Startups

Launch New York (Launch NY), Upstate New York’s first and only venture development organization to help provide pro bono mentoring and capital access to high-growth potential startup businesses across the 27 westernmost counties of the state is expanding its financing programs to include for profit as well as nonprofit seed funding options. At the inaugural Invest Local Summit and Expo, Launch NY, the only venture funding Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) deploying capital in New York State, unveiled their new Investor Network as the first financing program offered in the region to let those near and far invest local in Upstate New York’s growing entrepreneurial ecosystem.

BIANYS Executive Director Marc Alessi to join panel at Central New York Biotech Accelerator (CNYBA) on the impact of opportunity zones on innovation

An Opportunity Zone is an economically-distressed community where new investments, under certain conditions, may be eligible for preferential tax treatment. Opportunity Zones are an economic development tool designed to spur economic development and job creation in distressed communities by providing tax benefits to investors. Our expert panel will discuss how this tax deferment program can impact innovation.  
CNY Biotech Accelerator (CNYBAC), Upstate MIND Theater (3 rd Floor)
841 E. Fayette St., Syracuse, NY
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
2:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator hosts-

Tuesday, March 5th, 4pm-6pm
Once each month, we invite a sustainable textile vendor to come present their materials and processes. Join us for March’s Textile Tuesday with Xoomba, a young design company producing organic fabrics in Burkina Faso, West Africa.

How Do SBIRs Fit into a Startup Company's Strategy?
James A. Monroe, PhD, ALLVAR
March 7, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

CNY Biotech Accelerator, 841 E. Fayette St.
Free Event/Free Parking
Program Hosts: Blackstone LaunchPad, Syracuse University; CNY Biotech Accelerator, Upstate Medical University; Syracuse University Office of Technology Transfer
RSVP* to:
Flyer available soon.
*You can also attend via webex, if you are attending off-site, note this on your RSVP and we will send instructions to you in advance of the program.

Hofstra Center for Entrepreneurship launches the Healthcare Entrepreneurship Community Challenge

The Healthcare Entrepreneurship Community Challenge solicits proposals for new products or services to address a community healthcare problem facing underserved areas in New York City, Long Island and the Hudson Valley Region.

CNY Biotech Accelerator, SUNY Upstate Medical University
Medical Device Innovation Challenge -
Accepting Applications January 1 - May 31

MDIC is a 6-month program providing intensive mentorship to early stage biotech startup companies and is complemented by the Syracuse Innovation Connectors Funding Roadmap, the CNYBAC Concept to Commercialization Boot Camp, held in October, and the NEXT Innovation Conference hosted by The Innovation Law Center Syracuse University (SU) College of Law, The Center for Advanced Systems and Engineering at Syracuse University, CNY biotech Accelerator and TDO which is held in November ( ). 

$1M Business Plan Competition for the Southern Tier opens application period for cleantech companies.

76West is an unparalleled competition sponsored by NYSERDA focused on growing entrepreneurs and attracting resources from the U.S. and around the world to build clean energy businesses and jobs in New York State’s Southern Tier region. The competition offers $20 million in prize money and support services, including a $1 million top prize.

VentureWell is seeking student-led teams with science and engineering-based inventions that address the world's biggest problems. 

Apply now: E-Team Grant Program 
Teams can receive an E-Team grant and get training through our early-stage innovator training program. The program provides peer networking, expert coaching, national recognition, and hands-on workshops to move your innovation forward.

Program Information
  • Deadline to apply: February 6
  • E1 Workshop Dates: April 25-27
  • E2 Workshop Dates: May 9-11
  • Workshop Location: Boston, MA

Manufacturing Grant Applications Open

The Manufacturing Grants are designed to encourage collaboration between companies and non-profit organizations in New York State that work with the manufacturing industry. 

Grant Rounds for 2019
Round 1 
Opens: February 1 | Deadline: February 28 | Awards Selected: April 

Round 2 
Opens: May 1 | Deadline: May 31 | Awards Selected: July 

Upcoming Events
BIANYS Launches its Education Program for Incubator Managers and Staff at this year's New York State Business Plan Competition

BIANYS is offering its first course Incubator Operations 101, the first part in a series of courses intended to help train the industry's staff within New York State..

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