The Roots in an Ecosystem of Entrepreneurship


Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

The New York Small Business Development Center delivers high quality business consulting and training to New Yorkers who want to start a business or improve the performance of an existing business. Thanks to our partners in the public and private sectors, our services are free of charge. We can be reached at 607-777-4024 or sbdc@binghamton.edu.

Tech Transfer: The technology transfer team within the Office of Entrepreneurship & Innovation Partnerships (EIP) manages the intellectual property rights of campus under sponsored research, testing and evaluation, material transfer, consortium, inter-institutional, joint development, and option and licensing agreements. The unit works with faculty, student and staff inventors to vet new technology disclosures arising from labs, curiosity-driven research, and industry- or government-funded projects. EIP notifies research sponsors when intellectual property arises under collaborations, and negotiates license agreements with company commercialization partners who bring the benefits of Binghamton technology to the market in the form of innovative product and services offerings. Additional, ongoing activities for the tech transfer team involve supporting further development of software, algorithms, methods, materials, databases, and other useful inventions, directing patent prosecution, and conducting marketing campaigns.

SUNY Broome

SUNY Broome operates its Entrepreneurial Assistance Program (EAP), which provides resources and assistance to entrepreneurial ventures through a number of services. It supports  entrepreneurial ventures in all stages, from start-ups to existing New York businesses wishing to expand.

Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (TAAC)

Since 1978, the Trade Adjustment Assistance Center of NY, NJ and PR (TAAC) has helped over 1500 firms to recover from the effects of foreign com­petition and has provided more than $75 million in assistance. The TAAC is a non-profit organization and is administered by The Research Foun­dation of the State University of New York at Binghamton University. The TAAC is one of eleven regional centers located throughout the United States providing assistance under the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms (TAA) pro­gram sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC). Firms that have experienced increased foreign competition, a decline in sales or production, and a de­cline or impending decline in employment, the TAAC may be able to help improve the firms competitive position in today’s global economy.

We provide assistance to New York, New Jersey and Puerto Rico based companies in strategic areas of importance including:

  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing/Engineering
  • ISO/QS/TS/UL/CE Certification


In addition to the connections we can facilitate for our start-ups we also have co-working space on all three floors to encourage a culture of togetherness through networking and collaboration amongst members. Not only do we offer traditional office, and lab space for leasing to members, but for todays on the go entrepreneur we also offer a co-working membership which gives you access to any available space, admission to all events hosted by the Southern Tier Incubator, and the ability to book the conference or event room.