Press Releases

  • Buffalo, New York, June 7, 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, will partner with the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC) on its recently announced Emerging Cleantech Opportunity (ECO) incubator. Paul Tyno, who serves as BNMC’s strategic advisor for Energy Initiatives, has been named by Launch NY as Program Director for the incubator.

  • May 30, 2018Albany, N.Y. – Marnie LaVigne, Ph.D., president and CEO of Launch NY, a nonprofit venture development organization and Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) serving 27 counties in Upstate New York, was elected to serve a two-year term as chair of the New York State Economic Development Council (NYSEDC) at its 2018 annual meeting […]

Press Coverage

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  • Buffalo Business First

    Western New York is home to a lot of clean-tech entities, from startups to academic research to major factories. But the scene is fragmented with little in the way of identity or community. Launch NY leaders want to change that narrative, starting with a four-year, $1.5 million award from the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority to run a clean-tech incubator in Buffalo.