The Business Incubator Association of New York State, Inc. (BIA/NYS) is a nonprofit trade association established in late 2005 and recognized as tax exempt under IRC §501(c)(6). It is governed by a nine-member board of directors elected by the general membership. Seehttp://bianys.com/about/board.
In summary, its three-part mission is (a) to expand the resources available to incubator-based enterprises and to work with policy-makers on matters affecting them; (b) to promote through co-operation the entrepreneurial activities of incubators within the state; and (c) to network business incubators, incubating/incubated companies, and other interested parties.
BIA/NYS currently has more than 100 dues-paying organizational members that operate distinct incubator facilities and virtual business incubation programs statewide. This represents the great majority of the seriously active business incubators in the state, and spans general purpose, technology, microenterprise, and wet-lab bioscience facilities. Members include incubators associated with both public and private universities, regional nonprofit economic-development organizations, and for-profit incubators.