Guided mentorship to Bring your idea to life

The Binghamton Accelerator Program is for early stage entrepreneurs or startups looking to build a solid business foundation and grow alongside motivated peers. 

Community members, students, and researchers alike have much to gain from not only understanding but actively building out the essentials of a startup using proven methodology taught by experienced mentors in this free program. 

Through the program expect:

  • Expert business guidance
  • Feedback from motivated peers
  • Connections to mentors and partners
  • Structured mentorship using the Business Model Canvas 



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Grow and innovate in A supportive environment

The Accelerator program is a three-phase competitive program which consists of structured courses, peer support, and key feedback to develop successful startups. 

Participants will advance their business idea alongside a cohort of motivated teams and individuals, participating in customer discovery interviews, testing, pitching, and other structured lessons.

Startups will complete a comprehensive Business Model Canvas, alongside instruction from program directors and successful business owners.

Additionally, accepted participants have the chance to receive up to $1,200 from IBM upon the successful completion of the program for business incorporation. 


Apply Today!

The Accelerator program welcomes entrepreneurs with early stage ideas, startups looking to grow, and innovative researchers. 

App/Web Accelerator Cohort
Feb 3 – April 14, Thursdays 3-5 p.m. For entrepreneurs developing an app or website, or with an idea to do so.
Idea Phase to Revenue Accelerator Cohort
May 12 – July 14, Thursdays 3-5 p.m.  Open to any business looking to turn an idea into a revenue-generating venture.

Upon completion, program participants can continue their entrepreneurial journey by becoming involved in adjacent programs or growing their startup within the offices and labs and the Koffman. Look below for common questions.

Think the program is for you? Apply today or connect with questions and to learn more!

Eric Krohn

Program Director


Stemming from his roots as Dietitian and CIA graduated Chef, Eric founded Gyro Heat Technologies, focused on energy generation as well as b-Safe, a syringe sanitizing device. Eric has become a pioneer of hemp innovation in New York, the co-owner of three different hemp companies involved in manufacturing, distribution and retail sales.

Experienced Support

Eric Krohn’s passion for entrepreneurship shines through in every aspect of the Accelerator program. A serial entrepreneur, founder of a half dozen companies, Eric leverages his experience, connections and creative thinking to support entrepreneurs from all backgrounds.  

 “We are doing more than developing strong businesses through the Accelerator program, we are developing entrepreneurs. The skills learned, connections formed and creativity sparked has a visible impact on participants, and I’m just lucky to play a role in that development. Creating a strong, revenue-generating business doesn’t hurt either!” 

– Eric Krohn, Director of Programming at the Koffman Incubator

Common Questions:

The Accelerator Program accepts applicants worldwide, with an emphasis on regional ventures. Individuals or teams are encouraged to apply, who have either a business idea or the startings of a more robust venture. 

Any questions on if you are a fit should be directed to Eric Krohn at

The Accelerator Program is free. Funding and support for this program come from Binghamton University and IBM. 

The Accelerator is held multiple times throughout the year. Each session is comprised of between 5-10 ideas/companies. Weekly virtual meetings, as well as assigned objectives, propel your venture over the course of two months.