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About BIANYS

Business Incubator Association of New York State

The Business Incubator Association of New York (BIA/NYS) is a nonprofit trade association established in late 2005. It is governed by a nine-member board of directors elected by the general membership. This professional membership organization brings together a community of engaged program leaders of incubators, accelerators and co-working spaces spanning all corners of New York State. This network of dedicated leaders works tirelessly to foster a dynamic, diverse, creative, and successful startup ecosystem spanning all corners of the state. 

Activities

BIA/NYS maintains good programmatic relations with Empire State Development and NYSTAR.

Member-only events

BIANYS NYC

Incubator staff training

Advocacy in Albany and DC on incubator issues

Statewide events for members’ incubated companies

Membership

BIA/NYS currently has more than 50 dues-paying organizational members that operate more than 90 distinct incubator facilities and virtual business incubation programs statewide.
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This represents the great majority of the seriously active business incubators in the State and spans general purpose, technology microenterprise, and wet-lab bioscience facilities. Members include incubators associated with both public and private universities, regional nonprofit economic development organizations and for-profit incubators.

Future Plans

We are particularly interested in promoting pre-seed and seed-stage investing and exploiting the natural advantages of NYS as a gateway to global trade and commerce.
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BIA/NYS is developing a multi-part legislative policy agenda, has established close working relations with the State’s seed-stage venture firms and angel investor community, and intends to find ways to highlight the importance of professionally managed business incubation as a way of de-risking private investment in the next wave of growth companies in New York State. 

Partnering Up for Success

As a Grow with Google Partner, we have access to valuable tools such as workshop content, getting-started guides, presentation decks and more hands-on help for our members.

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Our Mission

Expand: resources available to incubator-based enterprises, working with policy-makers on matters affecting them.

Promote: entrepreneurial activities of incubators within the state.

Network: business incubators, incubated companies, and others interested in the innovation economy of New York State.