“Nothing validates an idea like a customer”
The Incubation, Commercialization and Acceleration Network of New York (iCANny) is the oldest continuously operating business and technology incubator serving the Mid-Hudson Valley between Westchester and Albany. Since 2005, iCANny (formally the Hudson Valley Center for Innovation Inc.) has been supportive of both start-ups and mature enterprises by providing expert mentoring and advisory services as well as a curriculum to commercialization.
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iCANny is committed to growing the regional technology ecosystem and supporting region-wide economic development with an emphasis on the commercialization of products and services in; alternative energy; cleantech; fintech; scalable digital business; bio-pharma / medical and healthcare.
iCANny, as designated by Empire State Development Corporation, is one of only 10 Certified Business Incubators statewide; is a partner in iCLEAN, one of only six NYSERDA (New York State Energy and Research Development Authority) supported energy and cleantech incubators; a collaborator of the New York Medical College sponsored BioInc incubator and Empire State Development Corporation designated Innovation Hot Spot; a founding member of the New York State Business Incubator Association (NYSBIA) and iCANny has formed an alliance with the Westchester Angels.