Central to the GENIUS NY accelerator experience is intentional integration with the local business community. As the GENIUS teams ultimately graduate from the accelerator into the business community, building partnerships, making new business connections, and gaining exposure to collaboration opportunities are integral to their growth.
WexEnergy is a woman owned business and proud that WindowSkins are 100% manufactured in New York State and the USA.
WexEnergy, a TTG member and Clean Tech Center participant, recently announced that the company has started shipping its first WindowSkin orders. WindowSkin is an affordable window upgrade which takes a single-pane window to double-pane energy efficiency and a double-pane window to triple-pane energy efficiency at about 15% of the cost of window replacements. At this time, WindowSkins are being sold into the property management
and educational building markets. The company anticipates opening sales to consumers in about 18-24
The Tech Garden’s Ideation Workshop traveled north to SUNY Oswego’s first Penfield Library Grand Challenges Makeathon. The workshop took place before the Makeathon for students to learn how ideas are made, assessed and realized into sustainable businesses. It also explored and demonstrated topics including brainstorming, problem identification, self-awareness, idea selection, validation and concept development.
Mentis Technologies, LLC, a cybersecurity startup company, recently announced that they were selected as the recipient of a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract. This is Mentis Technologies’ second SBIR award to develop innovative cybersecurity solutions for the nation’s Air Force. This phase of the SBIR includes conducting a feasibility study to determine the effectiveness of potential or existing commercial or defense solution(s) to protect Cyber Physical Systems (CPS).
Iterate Labs has been participating in New York City's Entrepreneur's Roundtable Accelerator (ERA) since the beginning of the year. Iterate Labs is an IOT company for workplace safety. The company’s smart glove and software platform collects and analyzes biomechanics data to alert workers and managers of injury risk and fatigue. Their algorithms and AI bring data-driven solutions to outdated, insufficient industrial safety practices.
Lake Effect Applications, a Syracuse, NY based company, launched its newest mobile game this week, Trigger Fist: Global Operations Assault Team (G.O.A.T). Lake Effect’s first game, StickBo, reached number one on the app store in 2010. The follow up, Trigger Fist, which has over 23 million downloads to date, changed people’s minds on what was possible on mobile devices in 2012. Today, with the proliferation of traditional PC and console style games such as Fortnite and PUBG entering the mobile space, Trigger Fist G.O.A.T. demonstrates Lake Effect’s ability to craft a game that is appropriate for mobile devices while still delivering what gamers want.
WeatherOptics, a TTG member, has developed an unique, interactive, and cost effective portal that provides highly accurate weather predictions utilizing data driven analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence. WeatherOptics is looking at weather through a lens that targets niche markets like emergency management agencies, school districts, and other companies to provide more accurate and min by min weather data.
Euphony recently announced the release of its latest product, Sound Shadow, an internal STEAM initiative to leverage audio technology in the Art domain. Euphony is a Tech Garden member and participated in the 2016 Germinator program. The company is transforming the text-to-speech industry by modifying the tone and pitch of a synthetic voice. Its audio can reflect emotion, meaning, and intent. Euphony’s authentic voices replace outdated robotic avatars.
AT&T CuseGirlHacks Challenges Local Girls to Use Technology for Social Good and Bridge the Gender Gap in the Tech Industry
Region’s first ever all-girl youth hackathon is a partnership with Tech4Kidz, Hack Upstate, The Tech Garden and AT&T to engage more local girls in computer coding, the fastest growing profession in the world.
On Saturday, December 1 girls as young as 10 years-old will bring their laptops, imagination, and teamwork to the region’s first all-girl youth hackathon in the Central New York region – known as the AT&T CuseGirlHacks. The hackathon will take place at Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School, 1001 Park Ave. Syracuse from 10am-6pm on December 1, 2018. The free all-girls hackathon is a collaboration between Tech4Kidz, The Tech Garden, Hack Upstate and AT&T, and was born out of a desire to expand coding opportunities for Central New York girls and to encourage them to enter the field of technology, specifically coding, an industry that is alarmingly male-dominant.
RepHike, a marketing software that uses machine learning to recommend content creators on social media to brands, recently announced Paul Singh, Results Junkies founder and former 500 Startups partner, as an investor. The deal marks Singh’s first investment in a Western or Upstate New York company.