WHAT IS THE KOFFMAN INCUBATOR?

The Koffman Southern Tier Incubator is 35,000 square-feet of offices, high-tech labs, wet labs, dry labs, common areas as well as co-working spaces that encourage collaboration between its members. We provide workspace, mentoring and a host of other resources to our member companies.

Built for Small Business

Everyinch of the Koffman building has been thoughtfully designed to provide working spaces that inspire individuals and companies to create and develop transformational, innovative products and ideas. It is ideally positioned to support the entrepreneurial ecosystem being developed across the Southern Tier.

Promoting Growth

In addition to a purpose-built space, member companieshave 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 breadthof 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.

COI Energy to digitize energy management in healthcare facilities and businesses

COI Energy, a member of the Southern Tier Clean Energy Incubator, announced a partnership with the New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) to reduce energy waste utilizing their proprietary software.

Dimensional Energy CEO Discusses a Clean Energy Future

Jason Salfi’s startup, Dimensional Energy, creates fuel from CO2 and sunlight. In a recent interview, he discusses the direction clean energy technologies are taking.

[Video] Workforce development tools for employers and job seekers

Speakers from Broome-Tioga Workforce NY present to the local community on various resources and services offered to support the regional business community

Despite pandemic, incubator adds new members

Natrion, one of 6 new members of the clean energy program, is growing with the help of the Koffman’s resources.

Homestead Hemp grows business while respecting their agricultural roots

Iris Rogers’ family farm is once again being cultivated as a startup grows with support from the Koffman’s Accelerator program.

[Video] Staff and startups discuss resources for students and the community

Binghamton University’s “Bearcat Chats” invites members of the Koffman Incubator to discuss resources available for entrepreneurs.

Startup KLAW Looks to pilot their sustainable cement locally

Village of Endicott officials are looking into bringing a glass recycling facility to the area, and now a Binghamton-based startup company is hoping to get involved.

SCI Members Awarded $1M as Finalists in 76West Clean Energy Competition

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced $2.5 million in support to four winners of the 76West Clean Energy Business Competition to advance innovation to lower carbon emissions and spur economic growth in New York State.

Cubed Naturals Produces High-Quality, NY-Made Hemp Products

A new startup at Koffman Incubator is making full use of their lab space with beakers, bottles, and barrels carefully laid out around the room. Cubed Naturals is contributing to Southern Tier New York's increasing dominance in all things hemp-related. This...

I-Corps Program Takes Research from the Lab to the Customer

This year, alongside community members, 25 BU students have participated in the program with technologies ranging from student-oriented social networks to cancer testing.

CEO of Member Hemp Company Chronicles Road to Success

The focal point at Castetter Sustainability Group is to help and prepare businesses in the New York state cannabis industry for success, from regulatory analysis to our business development, market analysis and strategic positioning.

New App Modernizes Hunting, Keeping Users Safe and Connected

As the leaves change color, hunters are reminded that their favorite season is upon them — hunting season — with a start date of Oct. 1 for most counties of New York for deer hunting. Although hunting may seem, at first glance, a low-tech sport, a company called Hunt...

Students set sights on space through their startup

A team of undergraduates aims to elevate Binghamton University’s stature by sending a rocket into space. Three seniors are leading the effort, dubbed AeroBing.

B-Innovative space designated for student startups

Students at Binghamton University have one more tool to support their adventures into the world of entrepreneurship.

Eight new companies join the Koffman Incubator

The startup ecosystem is flourishing in the Koffman Incubator, evidenced by an influx of innovative ideas over the last few months.

Bandalier celebrates three years and discusses their transition to a virtual workspace

Startup Bandalier found spectacular salespeople in and around Binghamton, and quickly connected them with sales opportunities in major cities, growing to near 50 employees.

EMPEQ’s HVAC financing benefits contractors, customers and the environment

One way for contractors to get a leg up on the competition and sell more efficient, high-end equipment is to offer enticing financing options through EMPEQ.

Returning Students Learn how to bring education to life through entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is a mindset, an attitude. You don’t need to start your own business to gain value from it. The experience you gain can be applied to jobs with other corporations and to your life in general.

Skyven Technologies Set to Revolutionize Energy Efficiency in Manufacturing Through Recent Funding

Clean Energy Incubator member Skyven has recently gained major investment to expand further into New York and continue to support efficiency in manufacturing

COI Energy Accepted into Google’s Inaugural Women Founders Accelerator

COI Energy, a recent participant in the 76West clean energy competition and new SCI member has been accepted into Google’s accelerator program, one of only 12 companies accepted.

SunTegra Adds Employees in their Koffman Office, Expands in Southern Tier

SunTegra, a leading provider of solar roof systems, today announced that it has hired Kim Bush as Inside Sales Specialist and Office Manager, and Cullen Fisher as Product Design and Technical Support Specialist, at their headquarters in Binghamton, NY.

Congressman tours CSG’s new hemp production facility

Congressman Anthony Brindisi, a longtime supporter of hemp in Broome County, visited the areas only functioning hemp processing and manufacturing plant operated by Koffman member Castetter Sustainability Group

Turning bottles into buildings: student startup uses glass to make sustainable cement

Three engineering students discovered not all recycling gets recycled. After research, they set out to turn glass into sustainable cement.

Telehealth365 Wins 2020 Innovation Award

TeheHealth365 is one of five companies to win Broome County’s 2020 Innovation award and one of three companies to receive funding from the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator

Binghamton’s SBDC helps 700+ local businesses receive funding

Small businesses in the area have been moving forward with CARES Act funding to sustain their businesses during the pandemic. SBDC is a free resource to guide that process.

Battery Company Natrion Joins Koffman Incubator

Natrion, a Sodium-Ion battery startup focused on renewable energy storage, is now partnered with Binghamton University’s Koffman Incubator and is eager to access their clean energy resources.

Alumni entrepreneur creates networking platform to empower professionals

Tremayne Stewart worked closely with Binghamton’s Office of Entrepreneurship as a student, going on to create an advanced networking platform.

C4V posts positive results for its fast charge EV batteries

Clean energy company C4V has made some major breakthroughs with their battery technology, leading to investor Magnis Energy’s stock to jump 30+%

[Video] SBDC Support local businesses through their webinar series

The Binghamton Small Business Development Center holds weekly webinars to support local businesses as they grapple with the effects of COVID-19. Watch replays here.

New member Aletair discovers abandoned gas wells with drone tech

Clean energy company Aletair is using advanced drone technology to locate abandoned gas wells that leak dangerous emissions and harm the environment.

Small Business Development Center Guides Businesses Through PPP

Located in the Koffman Incubator in downtown Binghamton, the SBDC is available to support businesses in need.

The I-Corps Program Goes Virtual

The National Science Foundation I-Corps program gets STEM researchers and emerging student entrepreneurs to discover their ideal customer through structured learning opportunities and customer interviews.

Heat Inverse Selected as 76West Semi-Finalist

Clean Energy Incubator member Heat Inverse has become a semi-finalist in the NYSERDA 76West clean energy competition, one of twenty companies selected from around the world.

Member CSG Announces dedicated hemp production facility

Castetter Sustainability Group teamed up with Modern Marketing Concepts to create “Empire Standard,” New York State’s first dedicated manufacturing, fulfillment and distribution facility for hemp.

Legal Essentials for Startups Outlined in Recent Webinar

In this virtual workshop, attorney Brady Begeal discusses the crucial business and legal issues you need to consider to help ensure long-term business success.

Graduate makes imprint in local community

Muckles’ Ink, a custom apparel shop founded by Binghamton Alumni, are now a community staple with a corner store on the main drag.

Syndem Receives SBIR Funding for their Solar Innovation

SYNDEM was one of just eight companies across the nation to receive SBIR/STTR 2020 solar innovation funding. The award will be used to develop the design and prototype of their new solar inverter.

Members connect the community through podcasts

Entrepreneurs in the Koffman Incubator have been sharing some of their own conversations, producing podcasts on topics ranging from self-care to marketing to graphic design.

[Video] Discover the Koffman in this Virtual Tour

Join in on a video tour where we walk through the building a talk through the programs offered to spur startup success.

Insights from an intern at the koffman incubator

Having worked as a communications intern for seven months, I was able to incubate different skills and meet a whole cast of wonderful people working on the next big startup business.

Researcher Brings Database to Life with Assistance from Office of Entrepreneurship

As interest in the researcher’s facial expression database skyrocketed, the E&IP team established a program to make it available to scientists and engineers around the globe.

Tonic’s Hemp Products Distributed to Front Line Health Workers

Koffman Graduate, Tonic Vibes, has sent nearly 1,000 free samples to medical professionals and first responders in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She sent the CBD to nearly a dozen hospitals on Long Island.

Virtual Workshops Connect and Educate the Community

The Koffman is hosting virtual workshops, the latest discussing how to become a master on Zoom. Check out the replay here and watch our events page for upcoming workshops.

Area Small Businesses Get a Helping Hand

Local businesses can enlist the support of resources like Binghamton Universitys Small Business Development Center (SBDC), which provides free, confidential assistance to entrepreneurs.

EMPEQ Provides Critical Funding to Progress Clean Energy Projects

EMPEQ can provide immediate financing, ranging from $10,000 to $10 million, for small- to mid-sized organizations to upgrade their essential building equipment

New Boiler on the Block — Clean Energy Company Brings Home Heating Into the 21st Century

Powered by natural gas, the unit is 95% efficient. It uses a fraction of that 95% of useful energy to generate power, another fraction for heat and another for domestic hot water.

Muckles’ Ink New Clothing Line Supports Local Business

Koffman graduate Muckles Ink recently partnered with Red Barron Creative to develop a line of “quaran-tees” with Binghamton-themed designs.

Meet Mike, The New Director of the Clean Energy Incubator

Michael (Mike) Jagielski joins the team with him over 30 years of experience working with CEOs of companies ranging from SMB to Fortune 100.

Pandemic Spurs a Team Effort to Innovate

The E&IP office is assisting a new ventilator inventor with regulations for certified medical manufacturers and required U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) applications.

Page Published With 40+ COVID-19 Business Resources

The team at the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator is actively working with member companies and community businesses to provide the guidance and resources needed in this uncertain time.

Bandalier’s “Corona Companions” Provides Relief to Those in Isolation

Members of the team are ready to volunteer their time between 5PM and 7PM every night in order to lend their ears and hearts to anyone who is feeling the effects of isolation.

Business Competition Highlights Student Entrepreneurship

A total of ten companies were accepted into the Binghamton regional semi-final competing in six categories ranging from Food to Energy to MedTech.

Member TeleHealth365 Alleviates Hospital Strain Through Innovative Platform

TeleHealth365’s latest campaign is helping to treat and lessen the spread of COVID-19 throughout the United States, by helping patients see doctors at home through their video clinic.

Switched Source Wins $725k Grant to Adapt Grid for Clean Energy

Their Tie Controller enables automated routing of controlled amounts of real and reactive power across circuit feeders to boost system performance while reducing the risk of disruptions.

[Video] Hatch Story: Ashlawn Energy

Ashlawn Energy is developing and producing their VanCharg battery system which stores enough electricity to provide back-up power to hundreds of homes and support the transmission and distribution of electricity.

Startup Plans to Manufacture Futuristic Boiler System in Southern Tier

“Here we are now with a complete design, it’s operating. We have the customer interest, we’re hoping for investor interest. But it’s all because we’re located here at the Koffman Incubator,” says Brookman.

Workshop Spurs Innovation Among Female Entrepreneurs

The workshop asked women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields to identify an idea which matched their passions and could be turned into a startup company.

Bandalier Expands to 70+ Employees Within Koffman Incubator

Launched in 2017, inside sales company Bandalier has since expanded to 70+ part-time employees, many of which are College Students learning valuable skills.

Clean Energy Incubator Supports Student Hackers

The Southern Tier Clean Energy Incubator sponsored a first-place prize of $1000 dollars for the Best Clean Energy Hack competition category, in support of student and environmental innovation.

Telehealth365 Awarded 2020 Innovation Award

This Award recognizes a project, product or service that thinks outside the box and continues to stretch the boundaries and has proven to be a leader in innovation. This years Award recipient is TeleHealth 365.

[Video] Hatch Story: BRASH Engines

Mike Brookman, CEO of BRASH Engines, is transforming the whole boiler industry with his innovative home heating system.

Member Hemp Geek Opens Their Largest Store Yet

“This is our community and we grew up here so we always had our eye on the Vestal Parkway,” said co-owner of Vestal Hemp Geek Sami Abdelazim.

Binghamton Native Named COO of Member Company CSG

Amman, a former Barclays Investment Bank analyst and Binghamton native has been promoted to lead the operations of Castetter Sustainability Group

AgZeit’s Secret Ingredient: Community

AgZeit Farms is pioneering sustainable indoor growing methods with assistance from business incubators, schools and support from the local community.

The startup competition that is making a meaningful difference in cleantech

New York State’s 76West Clean Energy Competition awards a total of $2.5 million each year to the most promising clean energy start-ups to build clean energy businesses and jobs in the State’s Southern Tier region.

Syndem Awarded $600,000 to Progress Solar Innovation

Based in Chicago, incubator member Syndem has an interest in utilizing resources in Southern Tier New York to further develop their technology.

Why Choose the Koffman Incubator? [Video]

If you’re looking to start a business, you’re in luck. The Koffman Incubator offers space, programs, and mentors to propel your venture forward. See what we have to offer!

Clean Energy Incubator Company Wins $50k in CleanTech Competition

Dimensional Energy won a $50,000 investment at the Technology Accelerator Fund (TAF) Most Valuable Pitch (MVP) CleanTech Competition held at the University at Albany on December 11

Rtistry By Design Becomes Eleventh Koffman Graduate

The branding and design agency has spent two years receiving mentorship and guidance in the Koffman Incubator. Owner Rachel Jenks has hired an employee and is planning on working remotely with clients from around the world.

Millions in Funding Available to Clean Energy Companies Through 76West Competition

Applications are open for the 76West Clean Energy Competition, which aims to attract innovative companies to the Southern Tier with millions on the line.

Clean Energy Pitch Attracts Local Investors

Six companies had five minutes to explain their business solution to the seventeen investors present, with another five minutes of Q & A.

Hemp Regulations in NYS Shaped by Castetter Sustainability Group

Kaelan Castetter, CEO of Castetter Sustainability Group and Assemblymember Donna Lupardo have worked together for the last five years to carefully develop one of the most highly regarded hemp programs in the country.

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.

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.

Member CSG Hemp Begins Processing in Southern Tier

Kaelan Castetter isn’t just a rising entrepreneur. He’s a local man, looking to take advantage of the Southern Tier’s push to be a leader in the hemp industry.

Koffman Graduate Parlor City Vegan Opens First Location

After growing their business at the Koffman Incubator, Parlor City Vegan is opening a brick and mortar location on Clinton Street in Binghamton.

Clean Energy Incubator Board Chairman M. Stanley Whittingham Awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Distinguished Professor M. Stanley Whittingham laid the foundation of a wireless, fossil fuel-free society through his groundbreaking research into Lithium-Ion batteries.

Entrepreneur, Author and Inspiration Speaks Out on Mental Illness

Hazel McKenzie founded AdamaDoll, aimed at combating child sexual abuse, with assistance from the Koffman incubator and its Accelerator program. She has gone on to progress her business, write multiple books and become an advocate for mental health.

Hunt’n Buddy App Brings Hunting Into the 21st Century

Hunters are disappearing. According to the National Survey of Hunting, Fishing, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation, the number of hunters in the U.S. has decreased by 2.2. million from 2011 to 2016. Joe Rogan, a recent graduate from Binghamton Accelerator Program and...

Skyven Displaces Fossil Fuels with Solar Concentration Tech

Dallas-based startup Skyven Technologies recently completed the first installation of its Intelligent Mirror Array (IMA). The system, deployed at Copses Farms, a state-of-the-art robotic dairy farm in Valley Falls, New York.

76West Clean Energy Competition Winners Announced

New York State is dangling 2 and a half million dollars in incentives to 6 different clean energy companies to do business in or with the Southern Tier.

Club Created to Channel Student Entrepreneurship

The Bingtrepreneur club was created to provide student innovators an outlet to share ideas and build businesses.

SUNY BEST Event Talks of 76West Clean Energy Competition Impact

A $2.5 million cash prize is on the line as this year’s 76West Clean Energy Competition enters its fourth and final round of judging.

First Incubator Graduate Growing Into a Community Staple

Key Branding Labs is a full-service digital marketing and public relations agency, the first to graduate from the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator.

Summer Block Party: Serving Cones and Connections

As the summer heat recedes at the end of August, Binghamton University's Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnership took the opportunity to host a summer block party at the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator. The party brought together neighbors, sponsors,...

Incoming Innovators Learn of Binghamton’s Entrepreneurial Resources

The academic year is upon us. Binghamton is buzzing as 17,900 students return for classes. 2,900 freshmen, 1,000 transfer students and 1,600 new graduate students are entering the campus in the coming year. Binghamton University's Department of Entrepreneurship &...

Imperium3 Develops World’s Seventh ‘Gigafactory’

Impreium3 intends to build the world’s seventh gigafactory in upstate New York, creating up to 1,600 jobs and cementing the region’s status as a high-tech manufacturing hub.

Master Inventor Serves up Convenience with Latest Invention

Cutlerease is a touch-free disposable utensil dispenser which drastically improves on current designs.

Member Pitches in 76West Clean Energy Competition

This year’s 76West Clean Energy Competition brought together 19 technology startups to pitch their cutting-edge ideas to spur clean energy solutions in the Southern Tier.

[Video] C4V Clean Energy Hatch Story

Based out of the Binghamton University Startup Suites, Charge CCCV (C4V) leverages its expertise in electrode design and process development to create next-generation storage materials.

SCI Member Skyven Installs Cutting-Edge Technology in New York State

The Intelligent Mirror Array, one of the world’s first solar solutions for industrial steam, has been completed at Copses Farms in Valley Falls. This is only the second installation in the country of Skyven’s new, innovative technology.

Binghamton and Koffman Incubator a Hotbed for CBD Companies

New York’s hemp for CBD industry is clustering around Binghamton, a city just north of the Pennsylvania border that once bustled with workers from nearby factories for IBM and Endicott-Johnson shoes.

Hemp Geek Opens Commercial Location

Co-owner Sami Abdelazim says they try to source their products from nationally recognized brands that also do lab testing so that consumers can know that they are getting top of the line CBD products.

New Zealand-Based Orchard Management Startup Joins Koffman Incubator

Hectre’s software provides robust tools for growers with the ability to manage harvest logistics, payroll, quality control, reporting, analysis and more.

EMPEQ Awarded $500,000 to Provide Energy Efficient Solutions

EMPEQ, Inc. has been awarded $500,000 by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority for their novel business model which proliferates cleantech solutions.

Clean Energy Highlight: ChromaNanoTech

Our prime focus for applications of our technology is passive solar: we can block the infrared light coming through a window which keeps the heat out in the summer and the heat in during the winter.

Clean Energy Incubator Member, Skyven, In Chobani’s Inaugural Startup Class

Skyven Technologies, which uses Intelligent Mirror Array technology to source thermal energy from the sun and supply industrial boilers, identified ways Chobani could use the technology to reduce their fuel consumption.

Incubator Companies Join Forces for First Hemp Grow

AgZeit is planting hemp for the first time this season with the help of CSG Hemp. The company provides the hemp plants to 18 farms across the state.

Binghamton Accelerator Program Welcomes Summer 2019 Cohort

Eight teams will receive skilled guidance and strategic resources over three weeks with the goal of advancing their ideas.

New Investment Program Manager Spearheads Investor Activity for Local Startups

Investment Program Manager Christine Marchuska joined the Koffman Incubator team in February 2019, bringing with her vast investment experience from her time on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley.

Broome County Awards Funding to Sulfite Test Startup ChemSense

Company owner Lynn Schmitt developed a test for sulfites in wine, beer and hard ciders in her graduate studies.

EMPEQ Awarded $100k Through NYSERDA Ignition Grant

“Receiving the Ignition Grant contract propelled EMPEQ into the next stage of growth allowing for increased capacity in all facets of the business,” said Herbert Dwyer, CEO of EMPEQ.

[Video] Why Start a Business in the Southern Tier?

The genius of American manufacturing was established in New York’s Southern Tier and forward-thinking companies are keeping that spirit alive today.

The Koffman Facility Receives First Place Award for its Technology

A case study by ASHRAE details how the Koffman Incubator stands out in terms of its sustainability and innovative design.

[Video] Re-live the 2019 Southern Tier Startup Summit

The summit unites entrepreneurs, business professionals, founders, investors and economic catalysts from the area to participate in various networking and business events.

Infiniti Greens Wins 2019 Binghamton Business Plan Competition

Infiniti Greens is a business that specializes in growing vegetables that have concentrated nutrients and flavor. The business works with local farmers and restaurants which uses the companys vegetables as ingredient. The business was founded inside of a Binghamton University dorm room.

Chloe Capital Binghamton Tour Awards Major Investment to Women-Led Venture

Awarded after the 2nd Annual Southern Tier Summit in partnership with Binghamton University and the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator, Sara Taylor-Demos, Founder and CEO of Cora Home received Chloe Capitals next investment.

C4V Batteries Finding Use in Maritime Environments

C4V and MARTAC collaborated for the last 15 months to fully demonstrate the efficacy of C4Vs major advancement in high-performance battery cells.

Binghamton Business Community Unites to Clean Neighborhood

Binghamtons growing business community is breaking down the silos and coming together to share resources, stories, passions and improve their community all the while.

Second-Annual Startup Summit Unites the Business Community

The day-long event, hosted by BUs Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships, was composed of a series of panels and pitch events for students, businesses and investors to attend.

Clean Energy Incubator Celebrates Its First Year, Welcomes First International Member

State officials are celebrating the first anniversary of an incubator within an incubator that continues to hatch new companies.

Binghamton University Continues Successful Startup Summit

Entrepreneurs in the Southern Tier have more resources than ever to help develop their businesses, including the second annual Southern Tier Startup Summit, a day-long event to be held May 1, at the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator, 120 Hawley St., Binghamton.

Accelerator Program Showing Success

Members of the winter 2019 cohort of the Accelerator Program at the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator received special support to develop their business startups.

Applications Open: Binghamton’s 2019 Business Plan Competition

The Binghamton Local Development Corporation is once again partnering with SUNY Broome’s Entrepreneurial Assistance Program for the 2019 Business Plan Competition.

Innovators Avoid the #1 Reason Startups Fail Through I-Corps Program

Over 60 teams have participated in the Binghamton regional I-Corps program since its start in 2017, with 8 teams having been accepted into the National program to date and multiple more in progress.

Parlor City Vegan Gains Momentum Through Community Support

Not only did they hit their fundraising goal of $7,000 they exceeded it by almost $5,000.

Local Entrepreneurs Bolster Success Through the Accelerator Program

The Accelerator Program is evolving just as quickly as the startup community in the Southern Tier. For the second round of start-ups Krohn is hoping to make the program more fluid and educational.

EMPEQ Selected for Veteran Founder Program

Through this initiative, EMPEQ, an energy efficiency project investment and asset management firm, said it will gain access to free programming and resources within the Founder Institutes global network.

Parlor City Vegan Graduates to Brick and Mortar Cafe Location

Parlor City Vegan has graduated from the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator and will soon be moving into its own space at 81 Clinton Street in Binghamton.

Washington County Hemp Expands with CSG Hemp

CSG, based in Binghamton, helps hemp growers get established and guides them through the season. They currently assist 20 New York hemp farmers, including Old Homestead Hemp farm in Hebron.

IM3NY Progressing Endicott Battery Plant Plans

“Physical relocation including the disassembly, packaging and shipment of the acquired equipment from the previous battery manufacturing plant in North Carolina to the new iM3NY facility at the Huron Campus in Endicott, New York was recently completed.”

New Research Center Aims to Define Future of Electronics

Semiconductor Research Corp. (SRC) recently chose a team of researchers from Binghamton University and Purdue University to lead a new multimillion dollar research center.

Binghamton University Students Receive Grant to Progress Their Businesses

The winners receive grants of $5,000 and are able to start their companies in the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator.

Castetter Sustainability Group Weighs in on Major Southern Tier Hemp Announcement

“We have great farmland around here and an abundance of facilities in labor, said the chief executive officer for CGS Hemp, Kaelan Castetter.

EMPEQ Offers Innovative Options to Finance Energy Efficiency

Empower Equity takes a similar approach to funding energy efficiency upgrades, offering subscriptions that companies need for financial and energy reasons.

[Video] Hatch Story: Enduraphin

Entering college, the Enduraphin team discovered various problems with the nutritional recovery process and the Strength and Conditioning community echoed their findings. Sports nutrition products lacked two aspects: quality and/or convenience.

Binghamton University Year in Review Highlights The Koffman

2018 has been the year of the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator! The incubator provides entrepreneurs and startups with the knowledge and resources they need to build sustainable businesses.

[Video] Hatch Story: microBELLA Cosmetics

We’ve all heard about probiotics for gut health, but what about for your skin? A microbiologist and entrepreneur is on a mission to improve existing cosmetics. This is her story.

AgZeit Plans to Make Use of $2 Million From Greater Binghamton Fund

After applying, AgZeit was given almost $2 million from the GBF to expand operations to a location in Johnson City and Endicott.

Dimensional Energy a Finalist in Carbon XPRIZE

The Carbon XPRIZE is in the final round of competition, in which finalist teams are challenged to scale-up up their carbon conversion technologies under real world conditions at industrial test centers to compete for one of two grand prizes.

Calling all Innovators: 2019 Accelerator Program Applications Open

Managed by Binghamton University's Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships, this no-cost program aids small businesses in strategic progression.

Applications Open: $2.5 Million to be Awarded through 76West Clean Energy Competition

Each year for four years, 76West will award $2.5 million in prize money to six semifinalists as follows: one grand prize of $1 million, one $500,000 prize, and four $250,000 awards.

Binghamton University Receives $750k Grant to Further Clean Tech Innovation

The Binghamton Acceleration of Cleantech Entrepreneurial and Economic Development (XCEED) initiative is designed to invigorate the growth of a cleantech innovation cluster in the Greater Binghamton Area of Upstate NY.

[Video] Hatch Story: Pressure Ulcer Prevention Pad (PUPP)

Three Binghamton University graduates are hard at work using their skill to help others. The Pressure Ulcer Prevention Pad, or PUPP, seeks to improve the lives of individuals who stay seated for prolonged periods of time. This is PUPP’s story.

Infiniti Greens: A Growing Success Story

At a time when many startups are focused on apps, algorithms or artificial intelligence, Joseph Rigoroso is finding success by going the low-tech route.

Binghamton Student Starts Podcast Series ‘ Interviews With Entrepreneurs ‘

In this episode, Colin interviews Matt Gill, one of the co-founders of Enhance VR (a virtual reality tech startup). Matt talks about the industry, how his company plans to revolutionize the classroom, as well as how he handles advice from others.

Muckles Ink Expands Their Local Imprint

Muckles graduated from the Koffman Incubator in July and now with their operations expanding, Muckles is moving from their old headquarters to a new 3,000-foot space on the corner of Court Street and State Street.

UNY I-Corps Node Highlights Its Progression of Southern Tier Research

I-Corps is a National Science Foundation funded set of short courses aimed at researchers. See the UNY I-Corps Node 2017-2018 year in review.

Binghamton University Team Develops a Cool New Technique

Researchers have developed a manufacturing technique that will keep electronics cooler by 10 degrees Celsius (18 degrees Fahrenheit), allowing for faster, more efficient computation.

AdamaDOLL Brings Innovation to Social Work

AdamaDOLL is revolutionizing the way that social workers build relationships with children who have been abused.

[Video] Mayor Rich David Discusses Binghamton’s Current and Upcoming Economic Developments

Mayor Rich David spoke at the SUNY BEST public event at the Koffman Incubator discussing the many exciting developments happening in Binghamton.

BRASHPower Reinvents the Home Heating Boiler

Michael Brookman, CEO of BRASH, recently took first article delivery of his companys revolutionary new home heating system.

Five Companies Join Into Koffman Incubator Accelerator Program

These five companies will work with experienced mentors at the Koffman Incubator with the goal of progressing their startup.

[Video] Endicott School Students Join Forces With Local Entrepreneurs

The program hopes to train students in the jobs of the future and attract more businesses to the town.

Innovation Associates Expands

“Our relationship with Binghamton University continues to be very very healthy,” said Innovation’s CEO Tom Boyer. “Part of that relationship I think is responsible for our market leadership at this point in time.”

Build-4-Scale Workshop Sets Focus on Hardware Innovators

Build-4-Scale was created to connect local innovators with local manufacturers to ensure new energy technologies are produced that strengthen the manufacturing industry and support job creation.

U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Speaks at CIBA Forum

Endicott native Gilbert Kaplan, U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, returned to the Southern Tier to discuss economic development and revitalization in Broome County

Agzeit Awarded $2 Million for Expansion

“The intent will be we will have a readily trained available workforce to come work full-time for us. That’s again a tremendous opportunity. It’s investing back into our community. It’s investing in our futures,” said Jim Dutcher, AgZeit Indoor Farms CEO.

C4V Develops One of the World’s First Working Prototypes of a Solid State Battery

C4Vs new Solid State Battery, replaces more than 80% of the liquid electrolyte with a solid electrolyte.

11 Binghamton University Business Innovators Showcased

Many Binghamton University alumni have stayed in — or returned to — the local area to open their own successful small businesses.

IDistrict Award Press Conference Introduces Binghamton’s Next Chapter

Over $20 million will be invested into new residential, business and community initiatives in Binghamton, Endicott and Johnson City, including an investment into Southern Tier Clean Energy Program Company AgZeit!

$2.5 Million Awarded through 76West Clean Energy Competition

A total of $2.5 million was awarded to six finalists in the 76West Clean Energy Competition.

NY Small Business Development Centers Awarded $125k

The NY SBDC has won several FAST grants in the past, and we look forward to continue to work with and expand our services to the innovators in New York State, Brian Goldstein, director of the New York SBDC, said.

[Video] The Koffman Incubator Showcased on John Burns Real Estate Show

Fred Xlander, Attorney at Law visits the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator and interviews our very own Eric Krohn!

CCCV (C4V) In Development Agreement to Produce Batteries for Electric Hypercar

Magnis today announced signing a four party development agreement with Dendrobium Automotive Limited, Dendrobium Advanced Technologies Limited and Charge CCCV LLC (C4V) to produce high performing batteries including semi-solid batteries forDendrobium D-1.

PUPP, Eduraphin Share Their Story with Community Leaders

Representatives of startup companies housed in the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator came together on Monday afternoon for a panel discussing the challenges and perks of being an entrepreneur.

Dimensional Energy Highlighted by Forbes

“In industrial uses, we can capture carbon dioxide from commercial entities before it leaks into the atmosphere,” according to David Erickson, a mechanical engineering professor and co-founder and partner in the company.

Binghamton Incubator ‘Accelerator Program’ Accepting Applicants

Companies accepted into this program will be put through a crash course on the Business Model Canvas and in-person interviews, determining if their product or service is a viable company. Facilitated throughout the year, the course ends with a go, no-go, or a pivot on the concept.

Glimmers of a clean-tech future in Upstate NY

The $19 million Koffman facility was built with an array of public moneys, and that’s purposeful. The mission of its clean-energy program, and its cousin programs in health technology and microelectronics, is nothing less than rekindling the innovative fires of Binghamton to birth young, high-growth companies in the most cutting-edge industries in America.

Charge CCCV (C4V) Achieves a Major Milestone Towards Demonstration Project

Magnis has an active program of developing these battery plants. Re-assembly work at the New York facility at Huron Campus is on schedule and this development in Queensland is a major step forward for Australian battery plant operations.

Department of Entrepreneurship & Innovation Partnerships Welcome Students to Binghamton U

Students interested in the entrepreneurial side of life were met by multiple Binghamton University graduates who have made a name for themselves through small business ventures in the local ecosystem. These entrepreneurs spoke on their time at Binghamton U, the resources they drew upon and some struggles of small business ownership.

SBDC Client Quadrant Biosciences Receives Major Funding

Quadrant recently sold 10% of its common equity for approximately $13 million and successfully converted its previously issued Series A Preferred shares to common shares.

Member Company Skyven Unveils New Product Manufactured in the Southern Tier

Skyven partnered with Cameron Manufacturing in Horseheads to produce its “Intelligent Mirror Array,” one of the worlds first solar solutions for industrial steam.

Ethosgen Brings First Product Online

This July marked the first implementation of Ethosgens HSE (Heat Sorption to Electricity) product in New York State and the first operational unit in the U.S..

C4V, Imperium3 Re-Energizing Endicott Manufacturing

Shailesh Upreti is determined to re-energize manufacturing at a site that long served as IBM Corp.’s Endicott production hub.

Healthcare Company Started by Binghamton U Students Seek Alum to Join Team

Started and run by former Binghamton Students, H1 is looking for engineers, sales, marketing, or just curious individuals that want to make an impact on global healthcare.

LUMA Festival Announces 2018 Updates

Luma Projection Arts Festival just keeps on growing. This year, the downtown Binghamton event is growing from one night to three.

The Koffman Highlighted as Broome County Gem

The Koffman Southern Tier Incubator is home to 35 startup businesses, ranging from unique virtual reality companies, to cutting-edge clean energy businesses, to high-tech video production companies and beyond.

Koffman Member Enduraphin Raises Pre-Seed Funding

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.

[Video] Hatch Story: Enhance VR

Enhance VR is changing the face of the education industry. By bringing educational technology up to speed with personal technology, Enhance VR seeks to bring education into the 21st century. This is their story.

Southern Tier Hemp Summit Showcases a Growing Industry

June 29th marked the first annual Southern Tier Hemp Summit. Hosted at the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator in downtown Binghamton. This event showcased the potential of hemp for business and the individual.

B.C. Dino ‘Gronk’ finds Home at Koffman Incubator

Beloved B.C. comic character, Gronk the grinning dinosaur, has found a new home at the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator

Bandalier opens new office in Koffman Southern Tier Incubator

A new tech company has opened its doors in Downtown Binghamton. Bandalier held it’s ribbon cutting ceremony for its new office in the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator.

BU student startup GenVote expands

"We believe it's important for students to vote now," said Brianna Cea, the Generation Vote CEO and co-founder. "Because the policies and decisions being made today, whether it be at city council or on capitol hill are affecting us for the rest of our lives."

Parlor City Vegan wins Binghamton Business Plan Competition

In addition to a $5,000 cash prize, Sara Liu and Lei Liu of Parlor City Vegan received three months of free rent at the incubator.

Koffman Southern Tier Incubator runs boot camp for entrepreneurs

Accelerator programs are like boot camps for fledgling businesses. Entrepreneurs and their ideas are put through rigorous challenges. Products are scrutinized and owners learn to think like consumers. Success is not guaranteed.

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