Latest News About Business Incubators and Accelerators From Across NYS
FEBRUARY 2022 - NYS Incubator Report
Binghamton/Cornell Collaboration Receives $1.6M Federal Grant to Attract international Businesses
Soft Landing Program to create 350+ jobs and millions in investment to spur economic development in region
According to Per Stromhaug, Binghamton's associate VP of innovation and economic development, the program will "build on the momentum of the Southern Tier of NY as a hotspot for the development of clean energy technologies by attracting and assisting international companies providing products and services that can help the US meet...climate goals as well as create jobs."
Upstate Capital Association INVEST NY: Health
March 3, 1:30 – 5:30 pm
Buffalo, NY & Online
Meet innovative startups, hear from active investors, learn from industry experts and build your personal network.
MedTech New York Bio/Med Industry Workforce Summit
March 15, 11:30 – 5:00
Albany, NY
Identifying workforce challenges; gathering stakeholders to share solutions; and forging collaborations to advance shared interests
UB to Train Displaced Workers for Entrepreneurial Success
Hundreds of unemployed, laid-off and underemployed workers in the region will be able to explore entrepreneurial paths and participate in a robust training initiative offered by UB’s WNY Incubator Network (WIN) and CEL programs.

As a Reimagine Workforce Center, the CEL will offer entrepreneurship boot camps and master courses with support from a two-year grant of nearly $342,000 NYSTAR.

WIN and CEL will work with TReC in Niagara Falls and Jamestown Community College in the Southern Tier, as well as other area small business development centers, incubators, chambers of commerce and local business associations to deliver 24 entrepreneurship training cohort
Clarkson/Shipley Awarded $1.4M from REDC Funding Initiative
Of the $1.4 million awarded to Clarkson, $1.25 million has been awarded to the Shipley Center for Innovation to continue operation of the North Country Innovation Hot Spot through 2026. The funding is provided by ESD as part of the NYS Incubator and Innovation Hot Spot program. The program funds one Hot Spot in each of New York State’s ten economic development zones, as well as a total of twenty certified business incubators across the state.
Queens Tech Council Industry Group Kicks off in Queens
Tom Grech, President/CEO
Queens Chamber of Commerce
The Queens Tech Council, a tech industry group created in 2021 to advocate for tech companies and workers in the Queens, recently held its kickoff event in Long Island City.

“Whether you’re a recently launched startup or an established leader in the industry, Queens is a great place for tech companies to grow and thrive,” according to Tom Grech. “As we continue to recover from the pandemic, we will need to leverage all the wonderful assets our borough has to offer.”

"I am honored to serve on the Council, Tom Grech is a visionary and has pulled together a very impressive Council with representation that crosses the spectrum from the local business community to tech giants like Amazon, Facebook and Google."- Marc Alessi, Executive Director of BIANYS.
Rockland CC First College in NY Selected to Join Intel's
AI for Workforce Program
RCC will integrate Intel’s artificial intelligence curriculum into its Cyber Security, Computer Information Systems, Computer Support Specialist, and Computer Science programs. 

“We recognize how crucial it is to train our students to meet the need for a next-gen workforce that is skilled in artificial intelligence technology,” said Eric Magaram, RCC’s Program Director for Math, Computer Studies and Cyber Security. “We’re thrilled to be able to access Intel’s resources and help bring this top-notch material into our curriculum offerings. 
Tech4th Solutions Sponsors NYU Tisch Center of Hospitality Innovation (HI) Hub Incubator

As part of its new Hospitality Innovation Hub, NYU has launched the program for start-ups to develop their businesses by providing a full-scale range of services. The Innovation Hub caters to the disparate needs of the industry and businesses seeking to build the next generation of travel technology products. 
J&J Events & Opportunities
February 24
The "Still" Soaring Healthcare Investments in 2021 and Beyond

With pullback in both investments and public market performance in late 2021, what will 2022 have in store? Jon Norris from Silicon Valley Bank will provide his unique insights into 2021’s market performance and his crystal ball predictions for 2022.
Due March 18 
Improving Detection of Neurotoxicity in Immunotherapies

J&J Innovation and Janssen Global Services invite visionaries to submit technologies aiming to optimize patient care for immunotherapies within the hematologic malignancy space by enabling early detection of neurotoxic events
UNY Events & Opportunities
Applications Open for
I-Corps Regional Program
Cornell University 2/28 - 3/31
Apply by Feb. 25
In the 4.5 week virtual I-Corps 
regional course, researchers working on a deep tech innovation will have the opportunity to “get out of their comfort zone” and talk with customers (virtually) to identify the best product-market fit. Applicants may apply with a team of 1-3 people.
UNY - SBIR/STTR Workshop
UNY | SBIR/STTR Workshop:
Application Process & Funding Options
Thursday, March 10
11:00 - 11:45 a.m. EST - Virtual
Join Kirk Macolini, President of InteliSpark, LLC for this virtual workshop providing insight into the SBIR and STTR application process and how to find other non-dilutive funding sources. During the live workshop, Macolini will discuss and answer questions regarding:

  • How to approach writing a successful SBIR proposal
  • Strategies for submitting a successful proposal
  • SBIR/STTR Assistance Program which can help eligible companies, based in upstate New York, hire a qualified grant writing consultant to help them develop a proposal

After registering, participants will receive access to the SBIR/STTR video series, a set of short videos containing valuable background information, which they are encouraged to review prior to the workshop.

The event is free and open to the public. Register now to secure your spot
National Science Foundation Spring I-Corps Teams
NSF is accepting applications for national I-Corps Teams Spring 2022 cohorts. Spaces fill quickly, so interested research teams should apply now! I-Corps Teams is an intensive seven-week innovation and entrepreneurship training course with mentoring and up to $50,000 in NSF funding.

Spring 2022 cohorts will be held virtually. No travel is expected. Participants should plan to conduct interviews by phone or video conference. For more information, reach out to Shannon Ellis at
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Emerging Markets Training Program
Unlocking New Market Opportunities by
Showcasing NY Farms and Food Producers
CADE, a recipient of USDA’s Local Food Promotion Program, is providing market research and networking opportunities for farmers in the Central NY region. CADE will be developing new tools and opportunities for farmers to connect with local institutional buyers--from colleges to retirement communities--and with food hubs and other aggregators in the vicinity of Central NY.

One facet of CADE’s EMTP is a participant program in which CADE works across the supply chain with strategic and renowned partners such as The Teaching Kitchen® at Lenox Hill, The Common Market, Upstate NY Growers and Packers, Headwater Food Hub and most importantly - local farmers.

CADE is recruiting 20 farmers and 15 institutions to be EMTP Program Participants. Participation registration is rolling, and CADE encourages any farmer interested in learning more about the Farm to Institution movement, desire to launch or expand their farm into wholesale readiness, and receive technical assistance on emerging markets from CADE to apply. Those with the desire to enhance market opportunities with a certification are encouraged to apply, as stipend funding is available to assist with certification costs. 

Contact: Kaitlyn Sirna, / (607) 433-2545
NY Business Plan Competition
Statewide competition - 500+ competitors, 200+ teams, 60+ colleges & universities - since 2010
Over 30% MWBE participation in 2021
Over $150M+ economic impact including follow-on funding for 100+ startups
Innovative solutions → commercialization
From community colleges to ivy league schools, teams come from across the state to NYBPC to compete and win
Judges | Mentors Needed!
If you’d like to be a Judge or Mentor this year, please see the link, below. Please feel free to share the link with those who may be interested. Thank you!
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