Launch your idea with the Accelerator Program
Are you Innovative?
Do you have a unique product or service with the potential to become something big? Designed for innovative startups looking to take the next step on their ideas, the Binghamton Accelerator Program provides young companies the resources they need to advance.
Want to move YOUR VENTURE forward?
During the early stages of a startup, the questions are endless. Who is my customer? What’s my market? Where do I find funding? You may have a great product idea, but need some help getting off the ground. The accelerator program uses consolidated courses and hands-on mentoring to guide your venture forward.
Our no-cost accelerator program is based out of the Koffman Incubator in Downtown Binghamton. We encourage you to apply for access to our state of the art facilities, experienced partners, expert mentors, and an encouraging ecosystem to set your startup up for success.
Companies accepted into this program will undertake a three-month crash course on the Business Model Canvas and undergo in-person interviews to determine if their product or service viability. At the end of the program, companies will decide whether to proceed with, or pivot their concept. Graduates of the course are encouraged to apply for the Business Incubation Program and further their advancement at the Koffman Incubator.
The point of the Accelerator Program is truly to identify product-market fit. All sorts of people come up with ideas. Whether the market wants it or not is a whole different story,” Dan Mori.
Modern Space for the modern company
The Koffman Southern Tier Incubator houses, on average, 25 startups actively pioneering innovation in the respective fields. This state-of-the-art facility has not only the ecosystem but also the infrastructure to foster your venture.
Mentoring to Match
Experienced mentors will work one-on-one to address each venture’s strengths and weaknesses, applying coursework to meet each company’s needs and catering to the specific pain points of each unique industry.
Here for you
Your success is our success. We want to build successful ventures, create jobs and foster entrepreneurship in the Southern Tier, and you’re here to help us do that. The only cost of this program is the time and passion that you put into your venture. Apply below!
Over the course of the program, participants explore what their market looks like, diving into customer discovery and conducting interviews with their potential audience. They also explore customer distribution channels and revenue models.
What do a skin care line, a virtual reality company and the makers of a mental health mobile app have in common? They’re all members of the newly opened Koffman Southern Tier High Technology Incubator in downtown Binghamton.
Recently, MicroBELLA was one of the first local start-ups to participate in the National Science Foundation’s I-Corps Short Courses. The free, two-week courses promote local innovation and allow for a hands-on approach.
Enduraphin, a startup revolutionizing on-the-go sports nutrition, raised an undisclosed Pre-Seed round of funding to begin production of their patent-pending product.