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Did you know that New York State has designated more than 30 Innovation Hot Spots and Incubators across the state? This network of organizations offers a broad range of ground-level services to support startup companies.

In this webinar, you'll get a guided overview of five of these incubators. Tune in to find out how you can grow from connecting with this entrepreneurial ecosystem and bring your innovations to market.

Who should tune-in:
Early-stage companies seeking regional and statewide resources to tap into, including: Physical space; shared administrative staff; access to capital; coaching; mentoring; networking connections; prototype development; and access to other technical services.

What to Expect:
An overview of 5 key Incubators/Innovation Hot Spots. Key staff from the represented Hot Spots and Incubators will provide an introduction to their key capabilities, success stories, and how you can take the next step to engage.

Participating Incubators and Hot Spots:

Central New York Biotech Accelerator
Presenter: Kathi Dur​don, Director of Operations & Innovation Partnerships

Finger Lakes Innovation Hot Spot
Presenter: Jim Senall, President, NextCorps

New York City CUNY Hub for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Presenter: John Blaho, CUNY Director for Industrial-Academic Research

Southern Tier Startup Alliance
Presenter​: Bread Treat, Entrepreneur in Residence

Tech Valley Center of Gravity (Capital District)
Presenter: Thad Casey, Incubator Program Director

Host & Presenters


Introduction and Welcome
Alyson Slack, FuzeHub


Get to Know the New York
State-funded Incubators and Hotspots
Speaker names and centers listed


Facilitated by Alyson Slack


Get Started: Contact FuzeHub
Alyson Slack, FuzeHub

About Empire State Development Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR) funded Innovation Hotspots and Incubators: Through a competitive process, NYSTAR has designated 10 Innovation Hot Spots—one for each of New York's economic development regions—and 20 Certified Business Incubators, which receive funding to reach a greater number of early-stage companies. Explore all of the designees here.