the latest news about Business Incubators and Accelerators from across New York State
March 2021 NYS Incubator Report
BIANYS has helped organize a coalition of member incubators and START-UP NY companies to fight the COVID19 tax on START-UPs

START-UP NY has had a requirement that all employees enrolled in the program through a START-UP company must report physically to the company's designated offices. However last March the Governor issued an Executive Order requiring non-essential workers to remote work to slow the spread of COVID19. START-UP NY companies complied with the directive and now the NYS Department of Tax and Finance has determined these companies violated the provisions of the START-UP NY program! Our coalition has begun to write letters to the Governor, the State Senate and the State Assembly to ask them to rectify this injustice in the State Budget. Please join us by writing a letter to your State Assemblymember and Senator and ask them to stop the COVID19 TAX on STARTUPs.

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.

New Facial Recognition Technology to be Installed At North Country Incubator

Clarkson University has teamed up with Precise Biometrics to install Precise’s YOUNiQ facial recognition for facility access in the North Country Incubator – part of Clarkson’s Shipley Center for Innovation. Following the installation, the 16 tenant companies with combined 150 employees will have access to the system which gives users access to the facilities using facial recognition technology, rather than the use of a traditional key or keycard..

Invest NY - Industry 4.0
March 25, 2021
CEO Roundtable - 10:00AM
Showcase - 12:00PM - all pitches pre-recorded

A Pitch opportunity for startups in the advanced manufacturing, IoT, hardware/software or big data industry and considering raising capital.

Join NYSTAR and Upstate Capital for Invest NY: Industry 4.0 on March 25, 2021 online. The event features a Startup Showcase with up to 20 companies, who each will give a 2-3 minute video introduction. We are inviting investors from across New York State and beyond. 
Concept to Commercialization Virtual Series:

Marketing & Sales Models for Scalable GrowthMichele Nichols, President, Launch Team Incorporated

Thursday, March 18, 2021
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST

Register in advance for this meeting (after registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting): 

VENTUREWELL is offering $25K to student innovators

Students teams that are developing an innovative solution to a social, environmental, or health challenge can take the first step in applying for an E-Team Grant by submitting a brief executive summary for the E-Team Qualification Phase.

Applications for the Qualification Phase are due on March 24.:

Following the keynote, you’ll hear about a case study from Daikin regarding a recently completed electrification retrofit in Manhattan, and a panelist session who will discuss challenges and solutions of utilizing heat pumps on our path to reducing carbon emissions from buildings.

  • Donovan Gordon, Director of Clean Heating and Cooling, NYSERDA
  • Ali Adler, VP of Marketing, Sealed 
  • Stephen Mushegan, Manager, Carbon-Free Buildings, RMI
  • Madhav Kashinath, Director - VRV Products, Daikin North America
  • Pat Sapinsley, Director of Cleantech Initiatives, Urban Future Lab - Moderator
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Westchester County Biosciences Accelerator Announces Second Cohort

The Westchester County Biosciences Accelerator recently welcomed 12 ventures into its six-month program that features entrepreneurship education, coaching and mentoring, to develop fundable business plans and expand the Biosciences community in Westchester. Ventures are supported by an experienced entrepreneur coach and receive customized networking introductions to business professionals to help advance their early-stage ventures. 

New Program Launch: Maker Consultants Program

Our members are glad to spend a few minutes helping another member solve a problem, but sometimes those problems are too complex for a quick answer, so we created the Maker Consultant Program to help!
Maker Consultants are a flexible resource to help our members overcome specific obstacles with their projects. These consultants are available at an hourly rate to cover anything they are knowledgeable in, no matter what your skill level is.
An opportunity to take part in a study on the Best Practices in Incubation

BIANYS has been approached by Heidi Davidson, a serial entrepreneur and PhD candidate at PACE University that is concentrating her Thesis on the best practices in incubation. She is compiling evidence at a national level for the most effective incubation practices. She is asking BIANYS members and their portfolio companies to take her survey to help finish her study on the matter. We will have access to the data set once it is complete and Heidi will present her findings at our annual meeting. I hope you will consider helping by taking and distributing the survey.

Mar 16 | Meet with… Takeda Ventures

Takeda Ventures, Inc. will present an overview of the fund, its investment strategy, primary areas of interest, and investment case studies. RSVP!

** Representatives from Takeda Ventures will be accepting 1:1 meetings to take place in March and April (applicants accepted for a meeting will be notified). To be considered for a 1-on-1 meeting, please apply here. Applications due by March 19.
Mar 31 | How 3D Printing is Reshaping the Future of Health Tech
Join us to hear from experts and startup companies in the field on where they think the future of 3D printing is headed, and what advancements are on the horizon in 3D bioprinting and 3D printed healthcare solutions. RSVP!
Advance your energy storage technology to power the future. Binghamton University and the Koffman Incubator are launching

the empowerST Battery Fellowshipa 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.
To learn more, visit

Training for Your Employees, a new program from the NYC Department of Small Business Services, provides no-cost, online training to help business owners and employees located in NYC. 

All trainings are taught online by Lehman College's School of Continuing and Professional Studies with a live instructor on specific dates/times. 
To learn more and apply, call 888-SBS-4NYC (888-727-4692) or visit 

FuzeHub's Jeff Lawrence
Innovation Fund Manufacturing Grants

Applications close March 31st, 2021 at 4:00 PM EST

  • The Jeff Lawrence Innovation Fund Manufacturing Grants are designed to encourage collaboration between not-for-profit organizations and small to medium-sized manufacturing companies in New York State. The grants serve as a resource to help companies achieve success from early stage, proof of concept through maturity.

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

Connecting startups with the world’s leading energy utilities
Welcome to Free Electrons, the ultimate Open Innovation energy program
Startups will work alongside leading energy utilities from around the globe to deliver cutting edge solutions and co-create the future of energy. The program will focus on working together to pilot projects, commercially deploy products, facilitate investment opportunities, learning and development. Deals to date exceed USD $50m+.
Startups are in the running for the prize of USD 200,000 – no strings attached.
Applications for 2021 are now open!

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