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January 2018 NYS Incubator Report
NSF launches new SBIR Phase 0 program..the local NSF I Corps Nodes are to help local companies...

Attached please find a description of the new NSF SBIR Phase 0 program. Please share this with your startups that are planning to submit SBIR Phase I applications.
Phase 0 applications may be submitted directly online at the following link.
Also, here is the link for the NSF’s press release that describes the program (referred to as Phase 0 I-Corps).

RIP IPO (1602-2018)

There are growing dark clouds on the horizon for the future of IPOs. It looks likely that Spotify will run a direct listing, bypassing bank underwriting on the way to the public markets. Blockchain is increasingly drawing the attention of retail investors cynical of IPOs and their corruption . And funds like the SoftBank Vision Fund are increasingly raising private capital to protect companies from the ravages of vulture funds.


Thursday, January 25, 2018
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
at CNY Biotech Accelerator, 841 E. Fayette St., Syracuse, NY
Kelly Ryan
Senior Director, State Advocacy at
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
Winthrop Thurlow
Executive Director, MedTech

RSVP by Monday, January 22  to Minda Conroe at:  
NYBEST Annual Meeting and Conference-

When: March 14-15, 2018
Where: Albany Capital Center, Albany NY

NY-BEST welcomes all energy storage industry leaders, technology developers, grid and transportation experts, researchers, entrepreneurs, policy makers, engineers, academics and interested investors to attend and meet our many speakers and exhibitors as we discuss the future of energy storage in New York.

Governor Cuomo pushes new workforce development initiatives in 2018 budget in State of the State

Last week, Governor Cuomo announced a plan to help eliminate the skills gap in New York. Cuomo is proposing a variety of workforce development initiatives including an additional $175 million in state money that will be available for regional efforts to address workforce needs — $150 million will be new money, and $25 million will come from existing sources. For that money, the state will create a consolidated funding application for workforce investments that will allow regions to invest in strategies to help businesses meet their workforce needs and improve talent pipelines. The focus will be on industries that need a growing number of workers, such as clean energy, health technology and computer science.   

NYC 4th Quarter Seed Investment Report

I n a year that held no shortage of dramatic twists and turns on the national and international stages, NYC’s seed market came to its own interesting conclusion. In Q4, the city saw just 26 seed deals, a figure down 33% from Q3 and 38% from this time last year. Despite this drop, however, total funding came in at a healthy $53 million, increasing average check size to $2 million – up 11% over last quarter, and 25% over Q4 2016.

CADE Seeking New Executive Director

The Center for Agricultural Development and Entrepreneurship (CADE) in Oneonta, NY, invites applications for its Executive Director position. We seek individuals with knowledge of the current small scale farm and food industry and a desire to further the agenda of sustainable agricultural development in Upstate New York.  

NYIT Opens New Cyber Lab

On November 15, the grand opening of NYIT’s new cybersecurity lab was also an ideal opportunity to showcase critical research being conducted by faculty and students in NYIT School of Engineering and Computing Sciences

The Cornell Agriculture and Food Technology Park of Geneva, New York is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to its board of directors. Joining the board are former New York State Senator, Michael Nozzolio and Wegmans Food Markets, Vice President, William Strassburg.

Incubator Works holds Entrepreneurial Bootcamp- January 17th 6-8pm

An event that benefits Long Island-based tech companies of all sizes and gives them the opportunity to directly interact with the Long Island community with a focus on their individual needs – they can demo new products & services, interact with high caliber investors & the media and say hello to the tech community

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