Archive for July, 2010

Accelerator to host BNI Hudson Valley networking breakfast this Wednesday

July 26, 2010

The Accelerator has played host to a variety of networking events over the past few months and the latest, a business breakfast with The Roundtable Chapter of BNI Hudson Valley, will provide a great opportunity for local entrepreneurs to link up with some of the region’s best businessmen and women.

On Wednesday, July 28, from 7:15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., the Roundtable Chapter, one of the region’s most progressive BNI chapters, will utilize the Accelerator to bring together its membership and other interested parties to discuss entrepreneurship and become familiar with the benefits of the Accelerator.

The Roundtable Chapter of BNI was formed in 1996. Business Network International is 25 years old and is the largest business networking organization in the world. The philosophy of BNI is built upon the idea of “Givers Gain”: By giving business to others, you will get business in return.

The Accelerator, too, believes in economic karma. We always encourage our clients to join local business organizations to become familiar with the services offered in private sector in Orange County and the Hudson Valley. Events like these help enhance productivity and proficiency, and foster wealth and prosperity in Orange County and the region.

We believe there is no better marketing tool than the networking event, which is why we’re honored to host this opportunity.

Because, after all… We’re in business for your business!

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Accelerator turning up the heat this summer

July 19, 2010

While most companies are winding down at the end of the spring into the summer months, the Accelerator has been putting the pedal to the metal.

With last week’s announcement of optoelectronics company Array Optronix as its newest resident client, and the potential for two or three new associate clients before the end of Q3, the Accelerator is poised to have between eight and 12 more people working within its walls, bringing the total to as many as 32 employees under its roof. Projected employment for these companies following three years of mentoring at the Accelerator show yields of more than 300 high-pay, high-tech jobs for Orange County.

As you can see from the above photo, our clientele is growing fast. Innovators and entrepreneurs with big ideas are bringing their plans to the Accelerator for guidance and access to its variety of support mechanisms. Be sure to visit http://www.ocaccelerator.com for more information on our clients and a copy of our first newsletter, The Innovator.

The summer is just getting started and the Accelerator doesn’t show any signs of cooling off. Let the entrepreneurial thermometer keep on rising!

Orange County Business Accelerator Introduces Array Optronix

July 8, 2010

New Windsor, N.Y. – July 8, 2010 – Orange County Business Accelerator (OCBA) recently introduced Array Optronix as its newest resident client.

On Wednesday, July 7, Orange County Executive Edward Diana, OCBA Managing Director Michael J. DiTullo and Array Optronix CEO Fred Flitsch signed the contracts formalizing Array’s residency at a news conference at the Accelerator’s office in New Windsor, N.Y.

Array Optronix CEO Fred Flitsch and Orange County Executive Edward Diana shake hands following the contract signing ceremony Wednesday, July 7 at the Accelerator.

Diana said, “Orange County is dedicated to retaining and growing businesses and the Accelerator provides the tools for companies like Array Optronix to grow and prosper. With the help of Empire State Development, Orange County IDA and Orange County Partnership, Array Optronix has tremendous opportunity to bring high-tech, high-paying jobs to Orange County.”

James R. Petro, chairman of the Orange County IDA, said, “Orange County Business Accelerator is very accessible to businesses in need of support services. The Accelerator has proven to be a great resource for early-stage startups. Array Optronix has come to the right place.”

Array Optronix, a California company, is in the growing field of optoelectronics, or the study and application of electronic devices that source, detect and control light. Array has developed technology and established international patents for photo detector devices that advance the state of the art for X‐Ray CT scanners in the medical and homeland security markets.

Array has delivered preproduction samples and generated sufficient customer interest to warrant establishing a manufacturing operation and has selected the Accelerator as its global headquarters to support its products in leading segments of the economy. Array will utilize 1,800 square feet of space at the Accelerator, bringing the Accelerator’s occupancy rate to 94 percent.

DiTullo added, “This has been a team effort on the behalf of numerous agencies from the start. Array Optronix has projected the creation of 25 jobs in its first three years and up to 100 jobs in its first five years. These are high-tech, high-paying jobs right here in Orange County. That’s what the Accelerator is about – real jobs, real close to home!”

NEWS FLASH!!! Accelerator welcomes new client focused on optoelectronics

July 8, 2010

With a welcome from Orange County Executive Edward Diana and IDA Chairman James R. Petro, among others, Array Optronix CEO Fred Flitsch, flanked by his executive staff, signed documents officially marking Array Optronix’ place in the Orange County Business Accelerator family.

Array Optronix, a California company, is in the growing field of optoelectronics, or the study and application of electronic devices that source, detect and control light. Array has developed technology and established international patents for photo detector devices that advance the state of the art for X‐Ray CT scanners in the medical and homeland security markets.

Array will utilize 1,800 square feet of space at the Accelerator, bringing the Accelerator’s occupancy rate to 94 percent, and an additional 2,600 square feet at the Accelerator’s extension at another New York International Plaza site. Array will set up its national headquarters, R&D production and marketing research efforts at the Accelerator.

This has been a team effort on the behalf of numerous agencies from the start. Array Optronix has projected the creation of 25 jobs in its first three years and up to 100 jobs in its first five years. These are high-tech, high-paying jobs right here in Orange County. That’s what the Accelerator is about – real jobs, real close to home!

Array Optronix, welcome to the team!

Accelerator’s newsletter helping to spread the word across Orange County

July 6, 2010

We have long been anticipating the release of an informative newsletter for entrepreneurs – one that praises unorthodox and innovative thinking and offers a breath of fresh air for early-stage innovators looking for ways to grow their business. Now they have one. It’s called The Innovator.

Hitting the desks of businesses, nonprofits and public agencies throughout Orange County and beyond in the upcoming weeks, The Innovator cover story is one of determination and dedication, telling the story of the Accelerator came to be, dating back to 2006.

The newsletter speaks of the success of our Entrepreneur Knowledge Series. If you haven’t heard of this monthly education series that is open to all interested parties, then now is the time to read up on how we have educated over 400 members of the public and private sectors on hot business development topics like social media, cloud computing and corporate sustainability.

Phase II expansion nine months ahead of schedule and an overview of the assets the Accelerator offers its clients wrap up the informative biannual newsletter. Those interested may view the newsletter straight from our homepage at www.ocaccelerator.com

We encourage you to read The Innovator and learn more on how you may “Get the Advantage at the Accelerator.”

And remember… We’re in business for your business!