BIANYS Holds Annual Meeting at Tech Garden
More than 60 members attended the recent BIANYS Annual Meeting. Participants included incubators, biotech centers, venture development groups, innovation centers, and accelerators. Syracuse was well represented with members from CenterState CEO, The Tech Garden, SUNY's Central New York Biotech Accelerator, SU's South Side Innovation Center, and SU's CASE Center Incubation Program.
Dr. Tony Collins, president of Clarkson University, moderated a panel on student entrepreneurship that included: John Liddy, Syracuse Student Sandbox; Steve Kuyan, NYU-Poly Entrepreneurship Association Curriculum and Path to Incubators; Matt Draper, Clarkson Young Innovators Program/Peyton Hall Incubator Student Ventures; and Mary Howard, eLab Training for NYC Bioscience Grad Students and Post-docs. Over lunch, Dr. Tim Killeen, president of SUNY Research Foundation, discussed SUNY's plans for innovation, incubation, and entrepreneurship statewide, and the Governor's Innovation NY Network.
Mulligan to Serve on BIANYS Board of Directors as Treasurer
Seth Mulligan, CenterState CEO director of venture development and executive director of the Clean Tech Center, has been elected to the Business Incubator Association of New York State (BIANYS) Board of Directors for a three-year term. Mulligan was also selected to serve as the organization's treasurer during its annual meeting at The Tech Garden. Formed in 2005, BIANYS is a membership organization with over 50 members across New York.
The Tech Garden: A Venue for Your Next Event?
The Tech Garden offers a variety of meeting space (theater, conference rooms, lobby and patio) and regularly plays host to numerous events. Here are a few of the latest:
- AXA Equitable hosted a fundraiser in the courtyard between TTG and AXA Towers.
- National Grid coordinated a program for high school students. The event included a tour of TTG and small group meetings – an exciting alternative to the traditional classroom.
- Syracuse Premiere of Finnish Films involved viewing several short films and a hosting a reception.
- BIANYS held its annual meeting, including lunch.
Discounts are available for CenterState CEO members and non-profit organizations. For information on holding an event at The Tech Garden, visit http://www.thetechgarden.com/locate-here/host-an-event or contact Lynn Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BHL/BCG Sponsor Syracuse Tech Meetups
Bailey, Haskell & LaLonde Insurance (BHL) and Benefit Consulting Group (BCG) are the new sponsors of Syracuse Tech Meetup. Tech Meetups focus on many different aspects of technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.
The Tech Garden uses the Meetup.com platform for scheduling events. The network system is an effective way for people to create profiles, register for upcoming events, and share pictures, comments and conversations. Since its launch in 2010, more than 800 members have joined the group.
"On behalf of Bailey, Haskell & LaLonde Insurance and Benefit Consulting Company, we are excited to sponsor Tech Meetup," said Pierre Morrisseau, president, BHL. "We have become deeply involved in the technology scene in and around Syracuse and look forward to mutual learning opportunities with tech start-ups and established tech companies alike. With our more than 140 varied business specialists, we are confident we will be a valued resource to these vital companies."
To date, 25 Meetups have been held. Members have connected with business incubator leaders from throughout the state; this spring's class of student entrepreneurs in the Student Sandbox; The Tech Garden businesses; the newest entrepreneurs from 40 Below Coworks; and many industry stakeholders.
"We are delighted BHL/BCG is sponsoring Syracuse Tech Meetups," said Seth Mulligan, CenterState CEO director of venture development and executive director of the Clean Tech Center. "In the last two years, more than 1,400 people attended Tech Meetup events. Clearly, there is a demand for interaction among the tech and innovation sectors. BHL/BCG's support brings valuable resources to the region's tech community."
To learn more about this tech savvy group, visit http://www.meetup.com/Syracuse-Tech-Meetup.
Future Tech Meetups
Rounded Presents, First Friday of Each Month
Tech Garden partner Rounded Development LLC features a dynamic speaker who is passionate and knowledgeable about a particular topic. The presentation is open to the public.
Girls in Technology Meetup, July 31
The Tech Garden is partnering with WISE Women's Business Center to emphasis women-run technology businesses in coordination with the national Girls in Technology program.
For more information and to register, vtisit http://www.meetup.com/Syracuse-Tech-Meetup.
SnagMobile LLC in National Spotlight
SnagMobile, a Startup Labs Syracuse finalist, is featured in Entrepreneur magazine and FoxBusiness.com. SnagMobile is a suite of software apps that allow customers at sporting venues to order from their smart phones, and pay for, food and drinks (read "hotdog and a beer") from their seats. Orders can then be delivered to patrons or picked up at a designated area. Earlier this year, SnagMobile was one of five finalists in the Startup Labs Syracuse competition, the region's largest business competition with $350,000 in cash and prizes. SnagMobile received a $30,000 investment for being named a finalist.