Business Incubator Association of New York State

The Business Incubator Association of New York (BIANYS) 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.


Networking Events, Including Annual Meeting

Incubator Manager & Staff Training, Other Relevant Webinars

Advocacy in Albany and DC on incubator related issues

Programming including Soft Landings and Pre-Incubation Education

Monthly Newsletter and Member Highlight


BIANYS currently has more than 110 dues paying members operating incubator facilities, accelerators, and virtual 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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BIANYS 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.


Silver Sponsors

Our Mission

Advocate​ for resources available to incubator-based enterprises and other issues affecting them.

Promote entrepreneurial activities of incubators within the state with relevant programming.

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