Interested in learning more about pre-incubation, regional funding opportunities, lobbying for startups, soft landings, and more? Marc Alessi, Executive Director of the Business Incubator Association of NYS (BIANYS) will be discussing, Thursday, July 8, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET at a free and virtual meetup hosted by LaunchPad partner CNYBAC. All are welcome.
Register in advance for this meeting: https://upstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0oc-2hqTwqGdK6_4Lzzy4GLLVVX0w0cV9L
Marc will discuss programs supported by BIANYS, such as:
Pre-Incubation Program: BIANYS works with entrepreneurs who are in the beginning stages of starting a company to help vet their idea or service and draws on expertise from the incubation community across NYS to determine if there is product/market fit and to provide mentorship on the next steps of the company’s business model.
Regional Pitch Program: BIANYS will work with each regional Hot Spot in identifying companies looking to raise capital and support those companies in a regional and statewide pitch process. On Regional Pitch Day, local investors will be joined by investors from other regions in viewing the company pitches. The top five from each region will be invited to pitch to the NYC-based venture community at BIANYS’ annual meeting in NYC in December.
Lobbying for Startups: BIANYS has taken a leadership role in organizing the innovation ecosystem around issues affecting the startup community and helping organize advocacy efforts.
Soft Landings International Exchange Program: An advocate for global entrepreneurship, BIANYS has launched its Soft Landings Program designed to provide international companies with the necessary business, legal and operational resources for establishing New York-based subsidiaries. The BIANYS Soft Landings program will educate, mentor and guide entrepreneurs and company representatives as they develop business plans for expansion.
Learn more at: www.cnybac.com