business incubators http://wrvo.org en Utica launching Syracuse-modeled student business incubator project http://wrvo.org/post/utica-launching-syracuse-modeled-student-business-incubator-project <p></p><p>The city of Utica will soon become the home of a new business incubator, modeled after Syracuse&#39;s Student Sandbox. Utica&#39;s thINCubator project, which stands for The Home of Innovative New Companies, is spearheaded by the Mohawk Valley Community College Foundation and local investors, who are contributing $100,000 to start the program.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 11:35:41 +0000 Gino Geruntino 44980 at http://wrvo.org Utica launching Syracuse-modeled student business incubator project Advisory group looks to rejuvinate NY legacy cities http://wrvo.org/post/advisory-group-looks-rejuvinate-ny-legacy-cities <p>An advisory group looking at strategies for rejuvenating New York state's "legacy cities" says collaboration and coordination with the governor's Regional Economic Development Councils are crucial for upstate cities dealing with declining populations and job opportunities.</p><p> Sun, 17 Mar 2013 12:30:00 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 34626 at http://wrvo.org RIT to invest in local start-up businesses http://wrvo.org/post/rit-invest-local-start-businesses <p>The Rochester Institute of Technology has launched a venture fund to help boost economic development in the region. Businesses with ties to the university will be eligible for funding through the fund. Thu, 08 Nov 2012 14:16:02 +0000 Kate O'Connell 28817 at http://wrvo.org Buffalo's roster of incubators grows by one http://wrvo.org/post/buffalos-roster-incubators-grows-one <p>Buffalo&rsquo;s latest business incubator is on the hunt for small tech companies who are long on ideas, but perhaps short on cash, office space and personnel.&nbsp;</p><p>Calling itself Buffalo&rsquo;s first Internet-focused incubator, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzQY-W4qm_g&amp;feature=player_embedded" target="_blank">Z80 Labs </a>launched Monday with a well-orchestrated launch party featuring the region&rsquo;s tech elite, as well as Forbes CEO Mike Perlis, and prominent venture capitalist Fred Wilson.</p><p>Z80 is<a href="http://www.buffalorising.com/2012/07/-by-kevin-purdy--even-if.html" target="_blank"> the brainchild of some of Buffalo&rsquo;s richest entrepreneurs </a>who are<a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/news/2012/07/24/incubator-gives-local-entrepreneurs-a.html" target="_blank"> promising to use their business connections and access to capital </a>to nurture hand-selected startups.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 20:04:00 +0000 Daniel Robison 23213 at http://wrvo.org Buffalo's roster of incubators grows by one