Innovation Center of the Rockies to offer aid to New York startups

The Boulder-based Innovation Center of the Rockies will offer advice from its network of technical and business experts to clients of an economic-development agency serving 27 counties in upstate New York.

The agreement with Buffalo-based nonprofit Launch New York Inc. was funded through a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration and will match ICR domain expert advisers to Launch NY clients with the goal of overcoming obstacles and challenges limiting company growth.

According to ICR executive director Tim Bour, ICR plans to work with 10 to 20 Launch NY client companies from the region that includes Buffalo, Rochester, Ithaca, Binghamton and Syracuse, providing them with access to its 1,800-member national domain expert network. ICR’s Boulder staff will work with Launch NY staff in identifying high-potential startups that can benefit from discussions with ICR experts to try to overcome critical obstacles, Bour said, thus boosting sales and increasing jobs.

The Boulder-based Innovation Center of the Rockies will offer advice from its network of technical and business experts to clients of an economic-development agency serving 27 counties in upstate New York.

The agreement with Buffalo-based nonprofit Launch New York Inc. was funded through a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration and will match ICR domain expert advisers to Launch NY clients with the goal of overcoming obstacles and challenges limiting company growth.

According to ICR executive director Tim Bour, ICR plans to work with 10 to 20 Launch NY client companies from the region that includes Buffalo, Rochester, Ithaca, Binghamton and Syracuse, providing them with access to its 1,800-member national domain expert network. ICR’s Boulder staff will work with Launch NY staff in identifying high-potential startups that can benefit from discussions with ICR experts to try to overcome critical obstacles, Bour said, thus boosting sales and increasing jobs.