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March 2019 NYS Incubator Report


Annual Meeting
of NYS Incubators

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. Meet with emerging growth companies, investors, entrepreneurs.

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  

American College of Physicians teams up with BIANYS to have practitioners provide free guidance to healthtech startups

The program is an online forum, connecting health entrepreneurs to close to 200 experienced ACP members, who offer real-world input on their new product or service in development. 
Startups during their product development and market introduction stages seek to develop the appropriate Product-Market Fit, to create the perfect mix of the market’s needs, and their innovative product or service.  ACP’s Network assists by providing practical feedback and advice during these critical times.
The program was started in 2018 and is recruiting new startups for enrollment.  This free resource can be a valuable added benefit to your innovation hub, on an ongoing basis.
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BIANYS to host training for incubator managers at the E3 NYS Collegiate Business Plan Competition Conference in Albany

A number of economic development organizations throughout New York State have come together to help bring back the statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition on April 25th and 26th. Noa Simons the Executive Director of the Upstate Capital Association had an epiphany, why not bring together a cross section of the Innovation Ecosysem while we have hundreds of budding entrepreneurs at the Business Plan competition, and thus the inaugural E3 Conference was born. To help add to the Conference BIANYS has agreed to hold one of its first modules in its new Education Program on April 25th.

Urban Future Summit-

An afternoon of pitches from the outstanding cleantech finalists of our Urban Future Prize Competition. This year we're launching our inaugural Urban Future Summit, an all day conference where we’ll hear from leaders in the cleantech sector on innovations shaping up the industry. .

Two Local Startups Win Big at AFRL Commercialization Academy Demo Day; $300,000 Awarded

 The  Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate (AFRL/RI) , together with  Griffiss Institute  is happy to announce the winners from the  AFRL Commercialization Academy   Demo Day  and  IDEA NY  business accelerator competition, held this evening, Thursday, March 21, 2019, at Griffiss Institute, in Rome, New York.

Go Figure, from Utica, NY, walked away with the Grand Prize of $200,000, and runner-up, SkyTubeLive, from Oneida, NY, took home $100,000 for their startup!


The BF+DA was recently listed on FuzeHub as a certified business incubator supported by Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology & Innovation (NYSTAR). This statewide network has created a culture of innovation and success, with ground-level services that make a significant difference in the life of a start-up. We're honored to be part of such an innovative community.

BIANYS Partner NECEC- The Northeast Clean Energy Coalition is hosting a Corporate Investor event for Cleantech Companies. Any company in a BIANYS member incubator has been invited to apply

Last year we had over 45 participating startups at ICCC Boston and NYC that held 250+ one-on-one meetings with firms such as Breakthrough Energy Ventures, City Light Capital, GE Ventures, Braemar Energy Ventures, Schneider, BP Ventures, Engie New Ventures, Enel, Clean Energy Ventures, WindSail Capital Group, and Solvay Ventures.

also from NECEC, check out the first webinar for 2019:
Date: March 27, noon-1pm EDT
Title: Finding the Right Strategic Partner: Learn How to Avoid the Pitfalls and Close a Mega Deal
Panel: Luca Seletto, Enel Boston Innovation Hub; Sander Cohan, Innovation Enel Green Power; Alan White, Chief Business Officer, eMotorwerks; and (Moderating) Eddie Obropta, Co-Founder, Raptor Maps
Registration Link:   

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.

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 

Italian Entrepreneurs come to CeBIP at Stony Brook to Launch new Battery Storage Company

  Carlo Brovero and his partners aren’t the first Italian immigrants to seek their destinies in America – but they may be the first to get here riding the vanadium flow.
Brovero, chief executive officer of StorEn Technologies Inc., and his team of crack engineers – each a relatively recent U.S. arrival – are building upon the demonstrated fundamentals of vanadium-flow battery technology, adding their own proprietary innovations to increase performance, reduce size and lower production and performance costs.

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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