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.
Based in Chicago, incubator member Syndem has an interest in utilizing resources in Southern Tier New York to further develop their technology.
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!
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
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.
Applications are open for the 76West Clean Energy Competition, which aims to attract innovative companies to the Southern Tier with millions on the line.
Six companies had five minutes to explain their business solution to the seventeen investors present, with another five minutes of Q & A.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new international tenant at the Koffman Incubator has chosen Binghamton as launching pad into the agricultural ecosystem.
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.
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.
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.
After growing their business at the Koffman Incubator, Parlor City Vegan is opening a brick and mortar location on Clinton Street in Binghamton.
Distinguished Professor M. Stanley Whittingham laid the foundation of a wireless, fossil fuel-free society through his groundbreaking research into Lithium-Ion batteries.
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.
Rogan’s app, Hunt’n Buddy, makes hunting social, educational, and safer, elevating the hunting experience for seasoned hunters while promoting the hunting culture to the coming generation.
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.
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.
The Bingtrepreneur club was created to provide student innovators an outlet to share ideas and build businesses.
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.
Key Branding Labs is a full-service digital marketing and public relations agency, the first to graduate from the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator.
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.
Students were invited to hear the journeys of three local entrepreneurs who started businesses with the help of Binghamton University’s resources and programming.
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.
Cutlerease is a touch-free disposable utensil dispenser which drastically improves on current designs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hectre’s software provides robust tools for growers with the ability to manage harvest logistics, payroll, quality control, reporting, analysis and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Eight teams will receive skilled guidance and strategic resources over three weeks with the goal of advancing their ideas.
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.
Company owner Lynn Schmitt developed a test for sulfites in wine, beer and hard ciders in her graduate studies.
“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.
The genius of American manufacturing was established in New York’s Southern Tier and forward-thinking companies are keeping that spirit alive today.
A case study by ASHRAE details how the Koffman Incubator stands out in terms of its sustainability and innovative design.
The summit unites entrepreneurs, business professionals, founders, investors and economic catalysts from the area to participate in various networking and business events.
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 company’s vegetables as ingredient. The business was founded inside of a Binghamton University dorm room.
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 Capital’s next investment.
C4V and MARTAC collaborated for the last 15 months to fully demonstrate the efficacy of C4V’s major advancement in high-performance battery cells.
Binghamton’s growing business community is breaking down the silos and coming together to share resources, stories, passions and improve their community all the while.
Binghamton entrepreneurs are choosing to invest in their community following a March pitch event hosted by Binghamton University’s Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships. The event attracted over two dozen local investors to the Koffman Southern Tier...
The day-long event, hosted by BU’s Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships, was composed of a series of panels and pitch events for students, businesses and investors to attend.
State officials are celebrating the first anniversary of an incubator within an incubator that continues to hatch new companies.
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.
Members of the winter 2019 cohort of the Accelerator Program at the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator received special support to develop their business startups.
The Binghamton Local Development Corporation is once again partnering with SUNY Broome’s Entrepreneurial Assistance Program for the 2019 Business Plan Competition.
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.
Not only did they hit their fundraising goal of $7,000 — they exceeded it by almost $5,000.
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.
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 Institute’s global network.
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.
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.
“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.”
Semiconductor Research Corp. (SRC) recently chose a team of researchers from Binghamton University and Purdue University to lead a new multimillion dollar research center.
The winners receive grants of $5,000 and are able to start their companies in the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator.
“We have great farmland around here and an abundance of facilities in labor,” said the chief executive officer for CGS Hemp, Kaelan Castetter.
Empower Equity takes a similar approach to funding energy efficiency upgrades, offering subscriptions that companies need for financial and energy reasons.
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.
In this podcast, produced by Binghamton University students, Serial entrepreneur Dan Mori tells his story and gives guided advice that current and potential business owners need to hear.
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.
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.
After applying, AgZeit was given almost $2 million from the GBF to expand operations to a location in Johnson City and Endicott.
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.
Managed by Binghamton University's Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships, this no-cost program aids small businesses in strategic progression.
What do educators and Virtual Reality have in common? Not much -- not yet at least. This is set to change if Enhance VR (EVR), a startup company locating in downtown Binghamton’s Koffman Southern Tier Incubator, has any say. EVR is changing the way students interact...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 is revolutionizing the way that social workers build relationships with children who have been abused.
Mayor Rich David spoke at the SUNY BEST public event at the Koffman Incubator discussing the many exciting developments happening in Binghamton.
Michael Brookman, CEO of BRASH, recently took first article delivery of his company’s revolutionary new home heating system.
The women of Binghamton University are learning to take on the world of entrepreneurship. “The whole message of being bold and brave feels silly when you first hear it,” Molly Alexander said, “but when you try to internalize it, it becomes important.” Alexander, a...
Sometimes good ideas fall into your lap — sometimes they’re hiding right beneath it. Binghamton University alumni Nathaniel Fisher, Bar Stern, and Dominick Pirozzi graduated in 17' with a BS and 18' with a MS in Biomedical Engineering. Post-grad they created the...
These five companies will work with experienced mentors at the Koffman Incubator with the goal of progressing their startup.
The program hopes to train students in the jobs of the future and attract more businesses to the town.
“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 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.
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
“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’s new Solid State Battery, replaces more than 80% of the liquid electrolyte with a solid electrolyte.
Many Binghamton University alumni have stayed in — or returned to — the local area to open their own successful small businesses.
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!
A total of $2.5 million was awarded to six finalists in the 76West Clean Energy Competition.
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.
Fred Xlander, Attorney at Law visits the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator and interviews our very own Eric Krohn!
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
The Koffman Incubator houses an ever-growing number of small businesses and startups, but none more (positively) notable than Bandalier. What makes them such a notable presence in the Incubator? Well, it is their ... presence. Their team consists of near 30...
“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.”
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.
Let’s face it, networking can be hard! Attempting to find common ground with a stranger in a few short moments of conversation seems inefficient to us. Traditional networking has its pitfalls and we are actively changing that through SUNY BEST. A well-received event...