WHAT IS THE KOFFMAN INCUBATOR?

The Koffman Southern Tier Incubator is 35,000 square-feet of offices, high-tech labs, wet labs, dry labs, common areas as well as co-working spaces that encourage collaboration between its members. We provide workspace, mentoring and a host of other resources to our member companies.

Built for Small Business

Every inch of the Koffman building has been thoughtfully designed to provide working spaces that inspire individuals and companies to create and develop transformational, innovative products and ideas. It is ideally positioned to support the entrepreneurial ecosystem being developed across the Southern Tier.

Promoting Growth

In addition to a purpose-built space, member companies have access to financial, legal and regulatory resources and services. To facilitate ease of access, the Small Business Development Center and the Trade Adjustment Assistance Center are housed within the incubator to assist companies. Programs are available to guide the growth of your business.

Our Companies

Member companies are working hard to make a positive impact on the local community and the world as a whole. Ranging from nanotechnologies to microgreens, a full breadth of skill is housed in the Koffman. The ecosystem fostered by the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator allows for a unique interaction, breaking down the barriers between both company and individuals. 

EMPEQ Awarded $500,000 to Provide Energy Efficient Solutions

EMPEQ, Inc. has been awarded $500,000 by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority for their novel business model which proliferates cleantech solutions.

Clean Energy Highlight: ChromaNanoTech

Our prime focus for applications of our technology is passive solar: we can block the infrared light coming through a window which keeps the heat out in the summer and the heat in during the winter.

Clean Energy Incubator Member, Skyven, In Chobini’s Inaugural Startup Class

Skyven Technologies, which uses Intelligent Mirror Array technology to source thermal energy from the sun and supply industrial boilers, identified ways Chobani could use the technology to reduce their fuel consumption.

Incubator Companies Join Forces for First Hemp Grow

AgZeit is planting hemp for the first time this season with the help of CSG Hemp. The company provides the hemp plants to 18 farms across the state.

Binghamton Accelerator Program Welcomes Summer 2019 Cohort

Eight teams will receive skilled guidance and strategic resources over three weeks with the goal of advancing their ideas.

New Investment Program Manager Spearheads Investor Activity for Local Startups

Investment Program Manager Christine Marchuska joined the Koffman Incubator team in February 2019, bringing with her vast investment experience from her time on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley.

Broome County Awards Funding to Sulfite Test Startup ChemSense

Company owner Lynn Schmitt developed a test for sulfites in wine, beer and hard ciders in her graduate studies.

EMPEQ Awarded $100k Through NYSERDA Ignition Grant

“Receiving the Ignition Grant contract propelled EMPEQ into the next stage of growth allowing for increased capacity in all facets of the business,” said Herbert Dwyer, CEO of EMPEQ.

[Video] Why Start a Business in the Southern Tier?

The genius of American manufacturing was established in New York’s Southern Tier and forward-thinking companies are keeping that spirit alive today.

The Koffman Facility Receives First Place Award for its Technology

A case study by ASHRAE details how the Koffman Incubator stands out in terms of its sustainability and innovative design.

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