Local e-Learning Company Doing its Part During Covid-19 Crisis by Providing Online Reading Intervention Programs to Schools for FREE until August 31, 2020
Wex Energy Wins The New York Community Trust Impact Prize at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering Urban Future Prize Competition
WexEnergy, a TTG member and Clean Tech Center participant developing energy saving window retrofit solutions for residential, institutional, and commercial buildings, was awarded The New York Community Trust Impact Prize on April 24 at New York University Tandon School of Engineering’s Urban Future Prize Competition. The Urban Future Prize Competition showcases the world’s most revolutionary cleantech innovations. The event was held online by its Urban Future Lab – New York City’s longest-running cleantech incubator program which is funded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).
EagleHawk, a Tech Garden member and past GENIUS NY finalist, has engineered a safe, effective, and efficient process for disinfecting large areas against COVID-19, both outdoors and indoors. EagleHawk is using disinfectant chemicals approved by the EPA and New York DEC for effectiveness against the SARS-CoV-2 virus with a process that places the highest priority on safety of personnel and protection of facility equipment. The team has selected only the safest and most effective disinfectant chemicals available for each use case and are constantly evaluating the suitability of new chemicals as they are approved by the EPA.
Close to 325,000 Bags Already Donated to Local Schools and Community Centers
Eco-Baggeez, LLC is an earth friendly alternative to plastic sandwich bags and made 100% in the USA; in Oneida to be exact. The startup began production in June of 2019 and started seeing success right away. Unfortunately, as COVID-19 hit, the company’s business plan and goals for 2020 went out the window. Eco-Baggeez had to figure out how to redirect focus while maintaining the core values of the company, and fast.
On Thursday, April 30 from noon to 1 p.m. Syracuse University's Blackstone LaunchPad and partners will host a virtual campus-community innovation town hall. In attendance will be Randy Wolken, CEO of the Manufacturers Association of Central New York; Kathi Durdon, executive director of the CNY Biotech Accelerator/Upstate Medical University; Win Thurlow, executive director of The MedTech Association; and Rick Clonan, VP of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at CenterState CEO's Tech Garden.
Startups Lost in the Mix
In the world of government financial rescue, tax credits, subsidies, and guaranteed loans have been effective traditional interventions for stressed businesses in times of crisis. However, as these economy-boosting programs have targeted mature (large and small) businesses, they have not been accessible to startup companies. For startup companies, access to capital is not through banks or SBA programs, but through angel investor and venture capital investors. One of the main reasons for this is that most startups lack collateral, guarantees, and predicable revenue forecasts. Investors who invest in these types of companies are willing to accept these risks in order to participate in extraordinary returns. The benefit is not only to investors, however.
The Tech Garden recently welcomed five new startup members that now have access to business resources, mentors, funding opportunities and events.
Ducted Wind Turbines (The Clean Tech Center) has had some major traction leading into 2020 and is set to have a breakout year. The startup produces wind turbines that provide the lowest cost per kWh in the small turbine market. Ducted Wind Turbines (DWT) design produces more than two times the energy of a conventional open bladed wind turbine of the same rotor diameter. Its first generation turbine is currently being tested at Clarkson University.
The Tech Garden recently welcomed three new startup members that now have access to learning workshops, business resources, mentors and funding opportunities.
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