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. 

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.

International Startup Begins US Expansion in Binghamton

A new international tenant at the Koffman Incubator has chosen Binghamton as launching pad into the agricultural ecosystem.

Incubator Members Join Forces to Modernize Employee Training

Global Cloud Solutions (GCS) and Enhance VR (EVR), member companies of the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator, have joined forces in creating a training platform for local manufacturers.

Trade Adjustment Assistance Center Supported Through Federal Grant

Housed within the Koffman Incubator, Binghamton’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Center helps manufacturers affected by imports adjust to increasing global competition and to create jobs.

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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