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Syracuse-based startup recipient of top competition prize in New York

A competition held in New York State has granted a $1 million prize to a Syracuse-based startup that specializes in portable charging stations for electric cars and vehicles. The startup, SparkCharge, was the grand prize winner of the fifth annual 43North contest that rewards companies for new business development ideas, according to the Associated Press. The competition was held this past weekend in Buffalo, where local businesses and politicians are hopeful that events like this one can help rake in…

Cryptocurrency mainstay opens New York offices

A mainstay in the cryptocurrency game has put its foot in the New York market with new offices that opened up recently, according to a report from News BTC.  The crypto startup, Coinbase, was founded in Silicon Valley in 2012 and its executives are hoping to find more investors on the east coast with this latest announcement. This news comes on the heels of the Bloomberg report that former Coinbase vice president Adam White is leaving the company. White had…

A Cornell-born startup looks to change the public infrastructure game

When cities and municipalities need to assess projects and hire companies for major infrastructure developments, they usually depend on third party contractors to do that work for them. One New York startup is looking to carve its way into that space to provide a more cost-effective and efficient alternative for cities. Catamaran, a startup born from Ithaca’s Cornell University, was launched this year by CEO Varun Sekar to help patch up some holes in the public infrastructure industry in the U.S. Through…