Motion Intelligence selected for Critical Path VilCap Communities Life Sciences Accelerator Program and chance to receive a $50,000 seed fund investment from Launch NY

Motion Intelligence selected for Critical Path VilCap Communities Life Sciences Accelerator Program and chance to receive a $50,000 seed fund investment from Launch NY

We are very excited to announce that Motion Intelligence, a Start Up NY company affiliated with Upstate Medical University founded by CEO Richard Uhlig in 2012, has been selected as one of 12 life sciences companies to begin an intense Critical Path course developed in partnership with Village Capital, an international venture capital firm partnering with 16 technology and entrepreneurial rich urban regions.  Additional program partners include University at Buffalo, Launch NY, Invest Buffalo Niagara (InBN), and Western New York Incubator Network (WIN).  At the conclusion of the fast-paced industry and investor mentorship program to help prepare participants’ due diligence process, startups will be invited to travel to East and West Coast locations to pitch to several sector-appropriate investors.  In addition, two companies will be chosen by their peers to each receive a $50,000 seed fund investment from Launch NY.

Motion Intelligence is located within SUNY Upstate Medical University’s Institute for Human Performance with access to and partnership with Upstate’s Concussion Management Clinic, Research and Motion Lab, Molecular Analysis Core Facility and the Center for Global Health and Translational Science.  Co-grant fund partners include Upstate concussion researchers Brian Rieger, Frank Middleton, and Christopher Neville.  Motion Intelligence innovation addresses large-scale health issues through targeted research and the development of cloud-connected clinical assessment systems, particularly for concussion management, Parkinson’s Disease and autism spectrum disorder.

This opportunity came via the CNY Biotech Accelerator (CNYBAC) who hosted Martin Casstevens, Business Formation and Commercialization Manager and Critical Path Director, Office of Science, Technology Transfer & Economic Outreach (STOR) at University of Buffalo.   Several venture capital opportunities are scheduled at the CNYBAC in the near future – if you are a life science startup and would like to receive an invitation to pitch or attend investment and biotech entrepreneur events – please contact Kathi Durdon at

Mission / Vision / Principles


  • Be the most creative, innovative and imaginative "academically based biotechnology accelerator" in North America


  • Incubate and accelerate university-industry partnerships that discover, design, develop and deploy innovative products for bioscience marketplaces.
  • Provide growth-oriented companies essential business acceleration services and access to industry-specific development resources.
  • Collaborate with domain experts/mentors in creating comprehensive systems and teams that potentiate success.


The CNY Biotech Accelerator commits to the two core principles of business incubation as developed by the National Business Incubation Association (NBIA):

  • The CNYBAC aspires to have a positive impact on its community's economic health by maximizing the success of emerging companies.
  • The CNYBAC is a dynamic model of a sustainable, efficient business operation.


Admin office space available – $400/mo Includes utilities, wireless, secure parking, 24/7 access, monthly entrepreneur education events, mentorship, service coordination assistance.

Contact K. Pazaras at 315-464-9288.