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Kodak CEO says the company is competitive and he's looking forward to growth - WXXI News
Although commercial printing and packaging is where Kodak expects to make the bulk of its profits, film is not dead. Kodak still makes motion picture film, and notes that a number of the Oscar nominees were shot on Kodak film, a product that is made in Rochester.
kodak  rochester-ny  regional-reports  new-york  corporate-headquarters  Around-the-web  business-incubators  research&development  this-week-378 
february 2017 by areadevelopment
New MIT innovation hub takes on world’s biggest challenges - The Boston Globe
This week, MIT is launching a separate entity called The Engine. From its headquarters a few blocks from our campus, it will offer tough-tech innovators a distinctive package of “patient capital,” affordable local space, access to highly specialized equipment, streamlined legal and business services, and technical expertise, from prototype to scale-up.
business-incubators  research-commercialization  startup  small-business  Around-the-web  this-week-368 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Albuquerque’s Driver for Economic Growth: Untapped Citizen Potential - Governing
Albuquerque's "no-wrong-door" approach to entrepreneurship is helping residents establish successful businesses in the city like the natural popsicle company "Pop Fizz."
new-mexico  Around-the-web  Metros  business-accelerators  business-incubators  albuquerque  this-week-322 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
NSA background, Maryland Tech Startup Incubator CIC, Cybersec - DC Inno
Founded in 2003 within the bounds of Fort Meade and supported by the NSA, the contractor-turned-tech incubator called the Chesapeake Innovation Center (CIC) was once tasked with scouting the technology of private defense contractors.
innovation-centers  business-incubators  high-tech  defense-sector  Around-the-web  this-week-319 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
At Kodak, Clinging to a Future Beyond Film -
Of the roughly 200 buildings that once stood on the 1,300-acre campus of Eastman Kodak’s business park in Rochester, 80 have been demolished and 59 others sold off. Terry Taber, bespectacled, 60, and a loyal Kodak employee of 34 years, still works in one of the remaining Kodak structures, rubble from demolition not far from its doors.
innovation-centers  business-incubators  business-parks  kodak  rochester-ny  this-week-298  around-the-web 
march 2015 by areadevelopment
State needs bio execs to mentor emerging businesses -
Tapping into New Jersey's vast life sciences ecosystem, the state Economic Development Authority recently unveiled an Executive-in-Residence program that will connect the a broad pool of life science talent with promising companies located at the EDA's Commercialization Center for Innovative Technologies in North Brunswick.
new-jersey  workforce-development  economic-development-news  business-incubators  workforce-training  this-week-294  around-the-web 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
An Incubator for Innovation -
As interest has cooled among V.C.s, entrepreneurs have struggled to find support for ambitious, “hard” energy technologies ideas. But, scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory may have found a better way to support entrepreneurial scientists who once depended on venture capital. The technology incubator program, Cyclotron Road, is intended to support entrepreneurs from academic laboratories until their ideas are mature enough to earn financial backing from chemical or oil and gas companies, or possibly even private investors.
public-private-partnerships  research-commercialization  energy  cleantech  business-incubators  research&development  this-week-292  around-the-web 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
Chattanooga Is First Mid-Size City To Designate An Innovation District -
Much like those in larger cities, the Chattanooga Innovation District will include a catalytic mix of startup businesses, business incubators and accelerators alongside other innovation economy generators and amenities available in a dense, walkable urban core.
chattanooga  tennessee  innovation-hubs  government-policy  small-business  business-incubators  business-accelerators  startup  around-the-web  this-week-289 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Midwest Manufacturing Town Racine Adds Startup Accelerator - Xconomy
As America’s heartland tries to reduce its reliance on traditional manufacturing, small cities are starting to follow the lead of their bigger counterparts by investing in programs aimed at boosting entrepreneurship in tech and other industries.
regional-reports  high-tech  small-business  business-incubators  midwest  wisconsin  this-week-285  around-the-web 
november 2014 by areadevelopment
Merck opens office in technology innovation hub - MEDCITY News
On a recent tour of the latest addition to University City Science Center’s campus in Philadelphia – an innovation hub in an established building on its campus set to officially open next week — I unexpectedly came across an office belonging to Merck.
Merck  biotech  pharmaceuticals  healthcare-industry  health-IT  Philadelphia  startup  business-incubators  this-week-270  around-the-web 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Incubators, Accelerators, Venturing, and More - bcg.perspectives
Many of these companies have opted to locate their incubators and accelerators in one of four widely recognized innovation hot spots: Silicon Valley, Berlin, London, and Tel Aviv. Others, though, concentrate their incubation and acceleration activities near their corporate R&D units or near or within certain target markets.
innovation-hubs  research&development  business-incubators  business-accelerators  venturecapital  this-week-267  around-the-web 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
TurtleCell Moves Into Ann Arbor, Michigan, Operations-Production Center - Area Development
TurtleCell, creator of the first protective case for the iPhone 5 and 5s with retractable headphones, graduated from its incubator space in SPARK Central to a new office in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  michigan  midwest  ann-arbor  innovation  business-incubators  high-tech  technology  incentives-taxes-grants-loans 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Accelerator programs help secure Tennessee’s image as tech hub - The Nashville Ledger
A collective of software and consumer Internet-based accelerator programs has placed Tennessee on the map – strikingly close to the technology holy ground of Silicon Valley.
innovation-hubs  startup  small-business  business-incubators  tennessee  this-week-260  around-the-web 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
Lessons from the Austin Technology Incubator’s first 25 years - Xconomy
The Austin Technology Incubator (ATI) turned 25 this week. So it may be worth examining ATI for lessons on incubator sustainability.
business-incubators  austin  high-tech  startup  this-week-248  around-the-web 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
The American Underground -
The epicenter of entrepreneurship in the Research Triangle is the basement of a former tobacco factory in downtown Durham. Home to startups, accelerators and economic development organizations, the American Underground already has added two locations and been singled out by Google.
technology-triange  raleigh-durham  regional-reports  business-incubators  startup  north-carolina  this-week-246  around-the-web 
january 2014 by areadevelopment
Charlie Brock: Tennessee builds unique accelerator network - The Tennessean
Tennessees nine regional startup accelerators — which form a statewide network that is unique in the nation — harness the power of cooperation through statewide engagement and support to ultimately create companies that can effectively compete in the global marketplace. Since January 2013, Tennessee’s accelerator network has screened more than 1,600 companies, engaged more than 600 mentors and helped launch 348 businesses.
business-accelerators  business-incubators  tennessee  startup  this-week-246  around-the-web 
january 2014 by areadevelopment
New Innovate ND program provides right resources at right time - Prairie Business Magazine
Since 2006, Innovate ND has served over 450 entrepreneurs, startups, and early-stage ventures by providing a comprehensive educational program and coaching through entrepreneurial centers to help entrepreneurs build new ventures.
economic-development-news  startup  business-incubators  north-dakota  regional-reports  around-the-web  small-business 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
Google Adopts 7 New Tech Hubs in North America - Mashable
Google is adopting a number of tech hubs across North America, and the locations may surprise you. The new network will include seven initial partners, none of which operate in traditional tech hotspots like San Francisco, New York or Austin, Texas. Instead, the founding members of Google's new Tech Hub Network include 1871 (Chicago, Ill.), American Underground (Durham, N.C.), Coco (Minneapolis, Minn.), Communitech (Waterloo, Ontario), Galvanize (Denver, Colo.), Grand Circus (Detroit, Mich.) and Nashville Entrepreneur Center (Nashville, Tenn.).
innovation-hubs  durham  google  colorado  ontario  this-week-232  startup  business-incubators  waterloo  north-carolina  michigan  minnesota  around-the-web  minneapolis  denver  high-tech  detroit 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
Wisconsin Energy Research Consortium broadens focus to Midwest - JSOnline
A Milwaukee-based energy-focused industrial and academic research partnership will announce it is expanding its focus to the entire Midwest, in a move to compete for $25 million in federal funding for advanced manufacturing.
wisconsin  economic-development-news  government-policy  around-the-web  advanced-manufacturing  business-incubators  energy  industry-organizations  this-week-223 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
To Give U.S. Manufacturing A Boost, Maker’s Row Gets $1M From Index, Comcast, Alexis Ohanian & More - TechCrunch
The emergence of vertically integrated e-commece operations like Everlane and Flint and Tinder highlights how a new generation of startups is using  entrepre..
u.s.-manufacturing  industry-reports  around-the-web  startup  business-incubators  apparel  this-week-223 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
Johnson & Johnson’s New Innovation Center Part of Broader Initiative - Xconomy
The new center, one of four planned by the drug giant based in New Brunswick, NJ, will look for promising collaborations with emerging companies. It will also assist academic scientists and entrepreneurs to form companies—not the standard M.O. for big pharmaceutical conglomerates.
around-the-web  california  biotech  research&development  johnson&johnson  this-week-218  business-incubators  startup  innovation 
june 2013 by areadevelopment
Regional High-Tech Incubators, $50M VC Fund Win Support from NY Lawmakers - SSTI Weekly Digest
With a continued push toward regionalism to better support the state's high-tech platform, lawmakers approved in the FY14 budget startup funding for a new statewide incubator program that provides grants for the incubators and tax incentives for client companies.
economic-development-news  government-policy  small-business  new-york  high-tech  taxes-incentives  business-incubators  startup 
april 2013 by areadevelopment
The Grid Lights Up - New Haven Independent
With the flick of a remote-control switch, Mayor John DeStefano fired up a new downtown “power plant” Monday afternoon.
innovation-hubs  connecticut  around-the-web  business-incubators  innovation  this-week-204 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
Cambridge Innovation Center to Expand in Baltimore, Other Cities - Xconomy
The Cambridge Innovation Center, a longtime fixture of the Boston-area startup scene, is expanding its entrepreneur-friendly office space business to new cities—just as it continues to build a larger footprint in its hometown.
innovation-hubs  boston  around-the-web  baltimore  this-week-203  business-incubators  co-location 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
Informal incubators foster collaboration -
As Michigan remakes its economy, business incubators have gained in popularity. Less well-known, but perhaps just as critical to the state's future, are informal incubators that have opened in Detroit over the past couple of years. These informal clusters of entrepreneurs occupy a specific niche somewhere in between formal incubators and suburban-style private industrial parks.
Matt  around-the-web  This-Week-180  michigan  business-incubators  startup 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Hoboken Looks for a Silicon Alley Breakaway -
Hoboken wants to extend Silicon Alley across the Hudson River and grab a piece of the New York City technology boom. The Mile Square City now claims a tech meetup with 2,160 members—one of the largest communities in the Greater New York area. The Hoboken City Council is set to vote next month on a plan to lease out a publicly-owned waterfront building as a community tech space.
metros  twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-179  new-jersey  hoboken  business-incubators  industry-clusters  high-tech  technology-parks 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Pittsburgh-based Innovation Works living up to its name - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Passing by an Oakland restaurant recently where a local tech CEO was engaged in an intense business lunch with an executive from a major out-of-state venture capital firm, Innovation Works CEO Rich Lunak said he saw the future of the city's tech sector.
economic-development-news  high-tech  business-incubators  pittsburgh 
may 2012 by areadevelopment
Berlin’s Startup Innovators Create A Factory To Call Their Own - TechCrunch
A Berlin based Angel and Seed Investor has partnered with a large property company and together with private investors, have have acquired and begun to develop an 8,500 square-meter office building. The space will become a new tech hub comprising a startup incubator and accelerator programs with office space for Berlin’s ‘most successful’ – as they call it – startups.
international-location-reports  berlin  business-incubators  startup  facility-planning  twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-week-166 
april 2012 by areadevelopment
State's 'incubator' lab facility helps new biotechnology companies grow -
Some of the state’s most innovative research is taking place in a large, nondescript, one-story building off Route 1 in North Brunswick.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-week-162  new-jersey  biotech  business-incubators 
march 2012 by areadevelopment
Tech Centers Combine to Create Maine Business Incubation System (MeBIS) - MCED
MeBIS to provide business assistance to entrepreneurs across the state while building a technology infrastructure and leveraging new and existing resources
economic-development-news  economic-development-agencies  business-incubators  startup  high-tech 
february 2012 by areadevelopment
Ablitech: Mississippi biotech startup moves to University of Maryland BioPark -
Ablitech Inc.'s funding was slowly drying up, and it couldn't find new sources in Mississippi. If the company stayed, it would wither away. The only option left for Ablitech, they decided, was for the fledgling company to move.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-157  business-incubators  university-economic-development  startup  biotech  maryland  site-selection 
february 2012 by areadevelopment
Conn. readies innovation ‘adventure’ - Westfair Online
Connecticut is ready to select consultants to help it create an “innovation ecosystem,” looking both to poach ideas already implemented in New York and Massachusetts as well as inviting consultants to “choose their own adventure” in creating unique programs to be found nowhere else.
business-incubators  connecticut  twitterfeed  around-the-web  government-policy  startup  innovation  economic-development-news 
february 2012 by areadevelopment
Portland Makes Bid To Become Budding Techlandia - Venture Capital Dispatch - WSJ
Investors and entrepreneurs from Portland’s better-known West Coast neighbors, Seattle and the Bay Area, are participating and in some cases moving to Portland, and the area has its own tech blog–SiliconFlorist, a blend of the term “Silicon Forest” (which comes from Intel’s long-time presence in the Portland area) and the “Rose City,” another nickname for Portland.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-155  portland  regional-reports  high-tech  business-incubators  startup 
january 2012 by areadevelopment
The Government Starts an Incubator: The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps - HuffPost
While they'll never admit it, the National Science Foundation was starting an incubator -- the Innovation Corps -- to take the most promising research projects in American university laboratories and turn them into startups.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  startup  business-incubators  government-policy 
december 2011 by areadevelopment
Silicon Valley's Incubator Glut Is Real - The Atlantic Wire
The Wall Street Journal's Jessica E. Vascellaro informs us that there's an incubator glut -- too many small start-ups, not enough innovation -- that has some tech investors worried.
business-incubators  high-tech  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
december 2011 by areadevelopment
A Business Incubator Gives Funding And Jobs To Vets - NPR
As the U.S. winds down military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and troops come home, many are eager to start work in the civilian sector. But it's been tough: The federal government reports the unemployment rate for young veterans has hovered around 30 percent this year.
business-incubators  startup  this-week-145  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
november 2011 by areadevelopment
Stanford 'Accelerator' Nurtures Start-Ups -
StartX offers start-ups free office space, mentoring and coaching, access to venture capitalists and other investors, and pays entrepreneurs a $4,000 to $5,000 stipend to cover housing and food over several months as they develop their companies. The only requirement: one of the start-up's founders needs to currently be or recently have been a student at Stanford University.
business-incubators  startup  university-economic-development 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
StartupCity Des Moines secures final funding, reveals location - Silicon Prairie News
The region's newest technology startup incubator is officially a go thanks to a 3-2 vote this morning by the Polk County Board of Supervisors to provide the final piece of financing. Polk County, which twice delayed the vote in recent weeks, is the fifth funding entity to back StartupCity Des Moines.
iowa  business-incubators  this-week-142 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing forum ponders "a new Kodak" - Innovation Trail
High Tech Rochester and Kodak teamed up on Tuesday for a manufacturing forum at Kodak's Eastman Business Park. The goal was to help local firms "connect the dots" with resources that can spark innovation.
business-incubators  new-york  innovation 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
San Jose incubator cultivates life-sciences startups - CNET News
Back in 2004, the city of San Jose, Calif., invested $6 million in an incubator that has since helped hundreds of startups get off the ground.

Today, the San Jose BioCenter is a state-of-the-art life sciences incubator, recognized in 2009 by the National Business Incubation Association as the best incubator in the world.
business-incubators  life-sciences  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
september 2011 by areadevelopment
Ontario, Canada Building a Strong Innovation Economy with Expansion of MaRS Discovery District - Invest in Ontario
MaRS is a convergence centre in the heart of Toronto's discovery district that brings together researchers, financiers, entrepreneurs and industry leaders to accelerate innovation and the commercialization of new discoveries.
economic-development-news  high-tech  business-incubators 
august 2011 by areadevelopment
Business Accelerator vs. Business Incubator -
Business incubators and business accelerators provide advice, guidance and various forms of support for businesses in the startup phase. The key difference between them is that business accelerators, as the name suggests, compress the timescale for starting up by operating as a type of boot camp.
business-incubators  this-week-136  around-the-web  twitterfeed  small-business 
august 2011 by areadevelopment
Oklahoma Receives Money To Help Small Businesses - Oklahoma Department of Commerce
Oklahoma Department of Commerce Secretary Dave Lopez and the U.S. Treasury Department announced today that Oklahoma has been approved to receive $13.2 million in State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) funds.
economic-development-news  government-policy  business-incubators  small-business  seed-funds  this-week-136  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
july 2011 by areadevelopment
Coworking spaces: an economic development strategy? - GIGAOM
When it comes to attracting companies to lovely but not exactly low-cost Santa Cruz, the city just south of Silicon Valley has a problem: no airport. Without an ultra-convenient air link the city struggled to attract large employers and the jobs they’d bring to the area. So what did the city’s creative mayor, Ryan Coonerty, decide to do? Start a coworking space.
site-selection  facility-planning  workforce-development  economic-development-news  this-week-136  around-the-web  twitterfeed  small-business  startup  business-incubators 
july 2011 by areadevelopment
Mobile Business Incubator Initiative to Support Rural Entrepreneurs and Business Development in Northern Alberta - MarketWatch
The Government of Canada, in collaboration with funding participants, is helping to enhance the business productivity and competitiveness of small- and medium-sized businesses in northern Alberta.
business-incubators  economic-development-news  regional-reports  alberta  rural-economy  this-week-136  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
july 2011 by areadevelopment
PwC Luxembourg accelerates high tech companies’ development in Europe with the launch of PwC’s Accelerator - PwC
PwC Luxembourg, in cooperation with Plug and Play, an accelerator of over 300 startups from all over the world, will launch a Luxembourg-based European Accelerator, which aims at granting innovative companies access to funding, markets and extensive expertise. The overall goal of PwC’s Accelerator is to build up a two-way bridge between Luxembourg, Europe and the Silicon Valley to help these high tech companies succeed in this overseas journey and offer the right business solutions and business contacts on the ground.
around-the-web  this-week-134  twitterfeed  business-incubators  business-globalization  high-tech  location-usa  fdi 
july 2011 by areadevelopment
Pilot program aims to give Detroit's creative economy a jumpstart - The Detroit News
The Detroit Creative Corridor Center has chosen 17 early- and second-stage companies to participate in a pilot program that will help them flourish in fields such as architecture, film production and graphic design, the center said Monday.
economic-development-news  detroit  startup  innovation-hubs  business-incubators  this-week-134  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
july 2011 by areadevelopment
Kansas Bioscience Authority operating plan approved - Kansas City
The Kansas Bioscience Authority Executive Committee has adopted its annual operating plan for fiscal 2012, which begins July 1, 2011. The plan outlines KBA's strategic priorities and budget for the year.
economic-development-news  business-incubators  industry-clusters 
june 2011 by areadevelopment
From Lab To Incubator To Research Complex, We Have The Makings Of An Innovation Factory In Michigan - Xconomy
In 2008, Pfizer decided to pull out of Michigan, a move the state largely greeted with dismay and frustration. Here was a major pharmaceutical company abandoning a region already starving for well-paid, high tech jobs.

From Pfizer’s exit arose two institutions key to the state’s high tech future: the Michigan Life Science & Innovation Center (MLSIC) in Plymouth and the NCRC in Ann Arbor.
business-incubators  tech-transfer  industry-reports  life-sciences  biotech  regional-reports  michigan  innovation-hubs  this-week-131  around-the-web  twitterfeed  research&development 
june 2011 by areadevelopment
Haslam announces $50M jobs initiative aimed at Tennessee startups - The Tennessean
Saying it was “time to raise our game,” Gov. Bill Haslam unveiled a $50 million initiative on Thursday to promote entrepreneurship and spur private investment in Tennessee startup companies as part of a broader “knowledge-based jobs” creation plan.
economic-development-news  startup  seed-funds  knowledge-economy  this-week-128  around-the-web  twitterfeed  government-policy  business-incubators  Tennessee 
may 2011 by areadevelopment
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