The Impact Startups Have on Economic Development by The Business Incubator Association of New York State
TESTIMONY Offered by Marc Alessi, Executive Director of BIANYS - November 2017
BIANYS is a not for profit membership driven association comprised of over 80 Business Incubators from across New York State. Our membership is made up of both university affiliated incubators, and independent, private sector incubators.
It is in the interest of New York State to support Start-ups and the job creation that results from these young companies. As a former member of your body, this was my main area of policy interest. I had worked with a number of my former colleagues including the Chairman of this commit tee to hold hearings around the state as the former Chair of the Sub Committee on the Emerging Workforce to find out how best to position this state for job creation.
What a year it has been for the first round of GENIUS NY finalists. They were welcomed to Central New York back in January to start the year-long accelerator focused on unmanned aerial systems (UAS). They are now closing in on graduation as GENIUS NY 2.0 will soon select six more UAS teams for next year's program.
More than 250 high-quality applications from around the world submitted for program’s second round
GENIUS NY, a business accelerator program at CenterState CEO’s Tech Garden, announced sixteen teams are semi-finalists in the competition’s second round. The companies, which are developing innovations in the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry, were selected from a highly-competitive pool of more than 250 submissions to compete for $3 million in investments. Of the sixteen semi-finalists, three are international teams representing Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Additionally, three teams were co-founded by women.
Calling all youth coders and youths interested in coding, the region’s first ever youth hackathon is Dec. 2nd and will highlight the growing interest among local children in the fastest growing profession in the world
SYRACUSE, NY – On Saturday, December 2 kids as young as eight years old will bring their laptops, imagination, and teamwork to the first youth hackathon in the greater Syracuse region – known as CuseYouthHack Powered by AT&T. The hackathon will take place at The Tech Garden, 235 Harrison St, Syracuse, NY from 10 a.m. -6 p.m.
Battle Sight Technologies is The Tech Garden’s newest virtual members. Director of Business Development, Bennett Tanton, and Founder, Nicholas Ripplinger, are started Battle Sight Technologies and are on a mission to make a better world for warfighters, law enforcement agencies and first responders.
Investors’ Circle visited The Tech Garden and its members last month to learn more about what startup companies exist within Central New York and to grow their presence in the area. Investors’ Circle is an early-stage impact investing network. The Circle includes angel investors, venture capitalists, foundations, and family offices. Collectively they have invested over $200 million into more than 300 enterprises dedicated to improving the environment, education, health, and community.
Cut to the Chase Media, is proud to announce their new mobile application - Cut To The Chase™, now available in the Apple App Store. Cut to the Chase eliminates the complexities of finding people you are interested in; so you can quickly and easily connect, converse and meet! The company is currently a Tech Garden virtual member.
Bruce Kingma, Professor of Entrepreneurship with SU School of Information Studies/Whitman School of Management recently met with both TTG members and members of the business community to talk about Capstone and the projects available. He stated the iSchool is looking for projects for the capstone in information management and technology.
Launch New York (Launch NY), Upstate New York’s first and only venture development organization (VDO) to provide pro bono mentoring and capital access to high-growth potential startup businesses in the 27 westernmost counties of New York State, announced it has invested in Syracuse based, tuzag. The co-investment totaling $100,000 is a partnership between Launch NY and CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity (CenterState CEO).
Come enjoy an afternoon of drones at The Tech Garden! GENIUS NY is sponsoring Syracuse, New York's first ever Drones Over Downtown event.
Attendees will have the opportunity to fly a drone, network with local drone companies, learn about drone safety and watch live demos and presentations. There will be live music and local food and drinks. The first 50 attendees will receive a free t-shirt and everyone will be entered in a drawing for a drone quadcopter giveaway!
Registration is free, please RSVP online by 8/23.