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CFES CATs webinar

6/13 Webinar

Brian Apkarian of RPI’s Center for Future Energy Systems will lead this free virtual seminar on the resources available to clean tech startups from NYS Centers for Advanced Technology (CATs) and Centers of Excellence. Register

Uplifting Entrepreneurs

Luminate’s Managing Director, Dr. Sujatha Ramanujan, examines systemic challenges that exist in entrepreneurship and ways we can even the playing field for women and minority entrepreneurs. Read More in Forbes

DataCicada wins Best of Show at BioIT World's Conference & Expo 2023

Startup Win

Congrats to DataCicada! They took home a 2023 Best of Show Award at the Bio-IT World Conference & Expo for the launch of Tympana, a powerful platform bringing Machine Learning tools to the hands of the domain experts. Read More

Partner Spotlight

SUNY Brockport SBDC has assisted over 22,000 businesses since 1987, helping to create a positive economic impact of more than $250M as well as create or save over 9,000 jobs within a five-county region. Read More

How Commitment to Company Culture Pays Off at Optimax - with Rick Plympton

On the Podcast

Optimax is America’s largest precision optics manufacturer, with nearly 500 employees in Rochester, NY. CEO Rick Plympton shares how the company continues to grow and create a great place for people to work. Listen

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