About this Program
New York Innovation Showcase - February 12, 2015
Our Investment Focus
The New York Innovation Showcase seeks to bring together some of the best innovation-based companies from across New York State.
Support for innovation and entrepreneurship is a key pillar of Governor Cuomo's administration and is part of an ambitious innovation agenda to help speed good ideas to market, grow innovation clusters, and encourage start-ups to stay and grow in New York.
The New York Innovation Showcase is an alignment between the State University of New York, through its Research Foundation, and Empire State Development intended to link innovators and entrepreneurs with the vibrant business environment of New York City.
We are looking for companies ranging from pre-seed round through first-round of institutional funding in one of the following categories:
1 - Companies affiliated with a SUNY Incubator or Center of Excellence;
2 - Companies working to commercialize SUNY-developed technology;
3 - Portfolio companies from the venture capital funds who comprise the Innovate New York Funds;
4 - Companies affiliated with a SUNY campus through START-UP NY.