Wed March 19, 2014
Best Cities for Startups

Upstate makes it into top third rankings for best cities for startups

Rankings just released by the financial social network, WalletHub show the nation's South-East surging ahead as environments for startups.

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Thu February 27, 2014

Investment dollars for upstate New York startups on the rise

Credit NathanaelB / Via Flickr

The amount of money being invested in startup businesses in upstate New York is increasing, but that doesn’t mean starting a business here is suddenly easy.

Upstate Venture Associates of New York, or UVANY, a startup business investment firm, found that nearly twice as much money came into upstate New York in the third quarter of last year, in comparison to the year before. There were 29 deals that quarter, worth $75.86 million. That's up from 16 deals worth $40.56 in the fourth quarter of 2012, UVANY found.

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Wed January 8, 2014
Startups and Innovation

Startup Labs starts second year with more physical products

Nasir Ali, left, and Clint Nelson discuss the startup scene in Syracuse at the launch of Startup Labs.
Ryan Delaney WRVO

A product that could be straight out of a science fiction movie is one of the projects going through the Startup Labs business competition in Syracuse this winter.

The guys behind Crowsnest Labs, Mike Kruk and Ian Wilson from Rochester, are working to develop technology that will allow them to put tiny cameras inside, say, an ad in a subway station. Those cameras would analyze who stops to look at an ad and how interested they seem.

Remember that scene from the Tom Cruise movie Minority Report?

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Fri December 13, 2013

SUNY Oswego making plans to START-UP NY

Originally published on Wed December 11, 2013 4:07 pm

SUNY Oswego/Facebook

SUNY Oswego is embracing Gov. Andrew Cuomo's START-UP New York program, selecting three areas on the college's main campus as possible future business sites.

Cuomo formally launched START-UP New York in October, which offers new and expanding businesses the chance to operate on SUNY campuses tax free for ten years. The only requirements are that the company has to be able to create jobs, provide an economic boost for the community and not hurt other local companies.

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Thu October 31, 2013
Build It Buffalo

Business competition hopes to attract entrepreneurs from around the world to Buffalo

The city of Buffalo
Ashley Hirtzel WBFO

A new business competition is aiming to attract entrepreneurs from around the world to Western New York. The “Build It Buffalo” business plan competition is touted as the most ambitious the United States has ever seen.

The competition is expected to attract 1,000 applicants from around the world. That estimate comes from similar competitions held at Rice University and Mass Challenge in Massachusetts that attracted 1,000 people, with smaller prize money.

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