Fostering Entrepreneurship

in the Southern Tier

Fostering Entrepreneurship in the Southern Tier

WHAT IS THE KOFFMAN INCUBATOR?

The Koffman Southern Tier Incubator is 35,000 square-feet of offices, high-tech labs and a multitude of co-working spaces that encourage collaboration between members. Through partnership with Binghamton University, programming, mentoring and a host of other resources are provided to promote startup success.

BUILT FOR SMALL BUSINESS

The Koffman Incubator is unique in that it offers a total of 33 offices and labs to startup companies who wish to grow in a supportive and diverse business ecosystem. Those who wish to utilize the resources but don’t need a permanent office can join as a co-working member.

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. 

Military Veteran Helms Clean Tech Company EMPEQ

Herbert Dwyer, a former platoon sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps is CEO of Empower Equity (EMPEQ), a fintech company with a focus on clean energy financing.

ChromaNanoTech Researcher Named Top Millennial in Manufacturing in NYS

32 year-old Kenneth Skorenko, the Chief Technology Officer at ChromaNanoTech, has been named a Top Millennial in Manufacturing in New York State by FuzeHub.

Advanced Photonic Sciences Joins Start-up Suites

The Start-up Suites on the Binghamton University campus provide advanced laboratory space as well as access to the Koffman Incubator’s programs and mentors. Newest member APS is a leader in laser manufacturing.

SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER AT BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY TO HOST HEMP SYMPOSIUM AND EXPO

The symposium will feature more than 20 different learning opportunities. In addition, the event will allow exhibitors to offer products and services related to the hemp industry.

Student Club Unites Innovative Individuals

The Bingtrepreneur club currently boasts about 70 members and meets every Friday evening, either for relevant workshops led by local business professionals or its monthly meetup event.

The Incubator Program supplied me with the expert mentors and the physical space to make my product. I started my company a year ago and it is amazing where I am today.

Kathryn Cherny

Founder, microBELLA Cosmetics

“The commitment and motivation of staff and mentors towards building the business ecosystem is really valuable for the entrepreneurs in this community.”

Katie Doherty

Co-founder of Female Founder School, Startup Summit 2019 Keynote

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