the latest news about Business Incubators and Accelerators from across New York State
January 2021 NYS Incubator Report
Governor Cuomo releases 2021/2022 proposed State Budget - maintaining funding for Business Incubators and Hotspots

The Governor presented his proposed budget today. A number of our members who rely on State funding to support their programming for startup companies in their region were concerned about potential cuts in programs just when they are needed most.

BIANYS members pulled together and advocated....

nextcorps is recruiting ClimateTech innovators!

Venture For ClimateTech is a new global non-profit venture studio + accelerator providing innovators with non-dilutive funding, as well as the tools, training, and talent to launch a company around their impactful climate tech solution. Participation in the free, virtual six-month program is open to applicants anywhere in the world. Applications are open now through March 12.

Register for a free webinar series to learn more about Venture For ClimateTech, the benefits of participating, and how to apply.


Long Island-based Codagenix has announced that it has been given the approval to start the phase 1 testing, with 48 volunteers from first week of January.
Its COVI-VAC has already “shown to be safe and efficacious in preclinical animal studies” — and “may induce a more robust immune response and long-lasting cellular immunity” than other vaccines, the company claimed.

empowerST Battery Fellowship
Applications Now Open

Binghamton University and the Koffman Incubator are launching the empowerST Battery Fellowship, a first-of-its-kind R&D and accelerator program for outstanding entrepreneurially-minded scientists to translate their energy storage innovations into ground-breaking market-ready technologies.
Over the course of the two-year program, the fellows will receive:
·         Competitive salary;
·         Up to $100,000 total support for their R&D efforts;
·         Technical mentorship under the direction of world-renowned battery research leaders, including the Nobel laureate inventor of the Li-ion battery M. Stanley Whittingham;
·         Entrepreneurship training and startup support.

SIGN Up to have your incubator involved with the BIANYS Pre-Incubation program....

BIANYS has worked with our membership to create a pre-incubation program to help entrepreneurs from both Main Street to our neighborhood garages and coffee houses to assess their business model utilizing the lean startup methodology...

The program is designed to help startups and established businesses looking for mentorship as they pivot and test new business models and determine their next best course of action in launching the startup.....

BIANYS teams up with InBIA for the IMPACT Index Survey
for Entrepreneurship Centers
Additional Responses Needed!

This survey is essential to gather the data we all need to better address the issues facing our organizations and the companies we serve. Please fill out the survey:

Seeking carbontech startups for the 2021 cohort! Startups with technology and business model innovations in carbon capture, utilization, or sequestration are encouraged to apply. Participating startups will work closely with the Carbontech Leadership Council to access resources and the market insights necessary to enable rapid commercialization of their carbontech innovation. Apply before January 27, 2021. Interested startups can learn more by reading the call for application py here.

CNYBAC announces portfolio company AptaMatrix raises $2M from SBIR Phase II award

AptaMatrix, Inc., a Syracuse-based biotech company focused on developing aptamer-based technologies for diagnostic applications, announces that it has been awarded a $2M Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

CNY Biotech Accelerator, Upstate Medical University presents
Venture Capital & Corporate Venturing – Finding the Right Fit & Mix

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST

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We'll introduce you to:
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Market overviews produced by our in-country trade experts
A source for the latest market news and opportunities
Export data from the U.S. Department of Commerce
Our customized market research services

WED Jan 27th at 2pm

We're pleased to announce Rose Lenoff, Manager of Smart Cities and Government at FLO, will join us as a speaker for our upcoming Emerging Trend Series event The Future of Electric Transportation: Perspectives from Québec and the Northeast! 

Membership has its privileges

  • Shared experience of colleagues statewide

  • Increased awareness and collaboration of your programs amongst your colleagues throughout the state

  • Educational opportunities for incubator managers and staff

  • Networking opportunities in the NY, US and Global Innovation Ecosystems

  • Collective voice with policymakers

  • Discounted products and services for Incubator members and their clients

If you know an organization who can benefit from membership, put them in contact with us or share this link to our website:

Interested in becoming more involved with BIANYS?
Join one of our committees!

  • Programming
  • Legislative
  • Membership
  • Finance


  • Up to $100,000 investment at enrollment, plus a chance to compete for up
  • to $2M in follow-on funding
  • Access to investors, a world-class advisory board, and industry experts that can help you scale your business
  • Mentoring and lab facilities that provide the specific business and technical support you need
  • Applications are open now until Jan.7. Space is limited in this highly competitive program, so Apply now. Need more info? Register to attend a free webinar on Dec. 3 or Dec. 16, or visit

Do you know a team of student innovators who are developing an invention that could solve a significant social, health, or environmental challenge? Tell them about E-Team Grants

The E-Team Grant Program offers up to $25,000 in funding to help students advance their innovation, along with the training they need to build their venture!

Key Dates
Application deadline: February 3
Pioneer workshop: April 19-23

Invest NY - Health & Wellbeing
January 28, 2021
CEO Roundtable - 10:00AM
Showcase - 12:00PM
Meet over 20 HealthIT, medical devices, life sciences startups innovating in Upstate New York at Invest NY: Health & Wellbeing presented by NYSTAR and @UpstateCapital. On January 28 online, the event features a startup pitch showcase, investor perspective, founder stories and a keynote discussion. Expand your personal network and meet with startups, CEOs, investors and industry experts at Invest NY with plenty of available opportunities for group and 1:1 networking. #VentureCapital

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