START-UP NY brings eight businesses to WNY

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – START-UP NY is bringing more than 200 jobs to Buffalo, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday morning.

The program, which offers companies zero taxes for 10 years, is creating 400 jobs across New York State. START-UP NY also offers companies access to Empire State’s talent and research capabilities.

Eight out of the 12 businesses are sponsored by the University at Buffalo. The 12 businesses are expected to invest $50 million and create nearly 400 new jobs in tax-free areas sponsored by the UB, Rochester Institute of Technology, Cornell University and SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

Businesses in Buffalo approved for START-UP NY are Aesku NY, Inc., CoachMePlus (Virtuvia, LLC), Clearview Social, Inc., Decision Pace, Inc., Heads Up Display Inc., Lineagen, Inc., Nupur Technologies, LLC, and Sinapis Pharma, Inc.

One company, with 77 new jobs, was approved in Rochester. A company is bringing 58 new jobs to Ithaca, and two companies are bringing 56 new jobs downstate. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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