incubators

5 incubators, 40 startups, one big showcase

The full calendar is here. Stony Brook University’s vast business-development ecosystem will take a bow, and enjoy a healthy dose of self-promotion, during the university’s first-ever Business Incubator Showcase. The June 2 event at SBU’s Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology is scheduled to include more than 40 presentations and exhibits by startup and early-stage companies based in the CEWIT and other university research and commercialization incubators, including the Center for Biotechnology, the…


The Debrief: Dan Polner, go-to incubator guy

As incubator advocate – yes, that’s the actual title – in Stony Brook University’s vast business-development ecosystem, Dan Polner is a busy man. A 20-year finance professional (Berenson & Co. director, Equitable Capital Management veep, among other positions) with an MBA from the University of Chicago, he reports directly to Jeffrey Saelens, SBU’s new interim director of incubators, and keeps in frequent contact with startups in (excessive acronym alert) CEWIT, CEBIP, LIHTI and AERTC, as…