April 22, 2013
2 out of five $25,000 entrepreneurship awards go to Capital Region colleges
By: Pam Allen
Source: The Business Review
UAlbany’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering and a
partnership of three local colleges each will receive $25,000 to develop
The programs will enlist successful, private-sector entrepreneurs to mentor early-stage companies.
and its Research Foundation are funding the entrepreneur-in-residence
program to foster new ideas and boost economic growth.
In all, five projects within the SUNY system received a total of $125,000 to develop the initiatives.
entrepreneur-in-residence (EIR) program at the nanoscale college is
under the guidance of Pradeep Haldar, vice president of clean energy
programs. It will offer workshops, training programs, commercialization
assistance, planning, and funding avenues for incubator-related
The second local EIR initiative
involves The University at Albany, Hudson Valley Community College in
Troy and SUNY Cobleskill. The program will drive new startup companies
at the three campuses by offering the same types of programs being
offered at the nanoscale college.
The project manager is Bill Brigham, director of UAlbany’s Small Business Development Center.