May 30, 2018
Launch NY to Operate New York State’s Western New York Clean Energy Incubator
Launch NY is recognized through a four-year, $1.5 million award as a leader in driving innovation through entrepreneurship
Upstate New York, May 30, 2018 – Launch New York (Launch NY), Upstate New York’s first and only venture development organization to provide pro bono mentoring and capital access to high-growth potential startup businesses across the 27 westernmost counties of New York State, announced that it was awarded a four-year contract to operate the state’s Western New York clean energy incubator on behalf of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).
The Emerging Cleantech Opportunity (ECO) incubator will build on Launch NY’s well-established Entrepreneur-in-Residence services to expand entrepreneurs’ access to an even greater depth and breadth of resources to accelerate their new clean energy ventures. Additionally, ECO will fuel overall growth of the cleantech industry cluster through outreach programming supported by collaborators at the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership at University at Buffalo School of Management.