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Congressman tours CSG’s new hemp production facility

Congressman tours CSG’s new hemp production facility

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

Telehealth365 Wins 2020 Innovation Award

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

Battery Company Natrion Joins Koffman Incubator

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.

The I-Corps Program Goes Virtual

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

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.

Members connect the community through podcasts

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.

Insights from an intern at the koffman incubator

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.

Area Small Businesses Get a Helping Hand

Area Small Businesses Get a Helping Hand

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

Pandemic Spurs a Team Effort to Innovate

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.

[Video] Hatch Story: Ashlawn Energy

[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.

Clean Energy Incubator Supports Student Hackers

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

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 year’s Award recipient is TeleHealth 365.

AgZeit’s Secret Ingredient: Community

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.

Why Choose the Koffman Incubator? [Video]

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!

Rtistry By Design Becomes Eleventh Koffman Graduate

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.

Advanced Photonic Sciences Joins Start-up Suites

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.

Student Club Unites Innovative Individuals

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.

Entrepreneur, Author and Inspiration Speaks Out on Mental Illness

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.

Skyven Displaces Fossil Fuels with Solar Concentration Tech

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.

Summer Block Party: Serving Cones and Connections

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.

[Video] C4V Clean Energy Hatch Story

[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.

Hemp Geek Opens Commercial Location

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.

Clean Energy Highlight: ChromaNanoTech

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.

EMPEQ Awarded $100k Through NYSERDA Ignition Grant

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.

Infiniti Greens Wins 2019 Binghamton Business Plan Competition

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 company’s vegetables as ingredient. The business was founded inside of a Binghamton University dorm room.

Pitch Event Attracts Funding From Local Entrepreneurs

Pitch Event Attracts Funding From Local Entrepreneurs

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...

Binghamton University Continues Successful Startup Summit

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

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.

EMPEQ Selected for Veteran Founder Program

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 Institute’s global network.

Washington County Hemp Expands with CSG Hemp

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

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.”

[Video] Hatch Story: Enduraphin

[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.

[Video] Hatch Story: microBELLA Cosmetics

[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.

Dimensional Energy a Finalist in Carbon XPRIZE

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.

Meetup Connects Local Educators With Virtual Reality Startup

Meetup Connects Local Educators With Virtual Reality Startup

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...

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

[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

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.

Muckles’ Ink Expands Their Local Imprint

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.

Local Businesswomen Inspire Next Generation Leaders

Local Businesswomen Inspire Next Generation Leaders

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...

Binghamton U Alumni Start Business to Put Pressure on a Major Problem

Binghamton U Alumni Start Business to Put Pressure on a Major Problem

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...

Innovation Associates Expands

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.”

Agzeit Awarded $2 Million for Expansion

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.

NY Small Business Development Centers Awarded $125k

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.

Dimensional Energy Highlighted by Forbes

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

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

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.

Member Company Bandalier Actively Expanding Workforce

Member Company Bandalier Actively Expanding Workforce

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...

Upcoming SUNY BEST Sets Focus on Renewables

Upcoming SUNY BEST Sets Focus on Renewables

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...

Ethosgen Brings First Product Online

Ethosgen Brings First Product Online

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

LUMA Festival Announces 2018 Updates

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 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.

[Video] Hatch Story: Enhance VR

[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

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.

BU student startup GenVote expands

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."

Binghamton student recognized as mental health activist

Binghamton student recognized as mental health activist

Sethi, a 20-year-old rising junior at Binghamton University in New York, decided to make his one-on-one efforts "scalable." He created an app called Runaway that pairs users with a chat bot powered by artificial intelligence, as well as trained volunteers, so they can...

Inaugural Startup Summit draws more than 200

Inaugural Startup Summit draws more than 200

When Paul Singh stepped out of his RV into the parking lot of the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator, he definitely wasn’t out of his element. The traveling entrepreneur has visited 107 cities since March 2016, mentoring new businesses and investing in and advising...

Three Binghamton teams earn awards at NYS Business Plan Competition

Three Binghamton teams earn awards at NYS Business Plan Competition

On the two-hour drive to Albany, Binghamton University student entrepreneurs practiced pitches and perfected PowerPoint presentations. On the way home, they celebrated the three teams who won awards at the New York Business Plan Competition (NYBPC) on Friday. Taking...

Incubator hosts guests from Malawi Children’s Mission

Incubator hosts guests from Malawi Children’s Mission

As Henock Banda watched the snow swirl through the windows of the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator on Thursday, he told those gathered it was one of many recent firsts ― seeing snow, visiting the United States and meeting some of the people who made the Malawi...

Magnis Resources acquires 10 percent stake in C4V

Magnis Resources acquires 10 percent stake in C4V

Magnis Resources, an Australian graphite producer with interest in the production of lithium-ion batteries, has acquired 10 percent of  Charge CCCV(CV4), an Binghamton-based intellectual property company. C4V's technical advancements in lithium ion technology have...

Southern Tier Clean Energy Incubator marks opening

Southern Tier Clean Energy Incubator marks opening

The Office of Entrepreneurship & Innovation Partnerships at Binghamton University opened its Southen Tier Clean Energy Incubator building Wednesday. The incubator currently has nine clients, including winners of the 76West Clean Energy Competition, which is a $20...

Infiniti Greens founder selected for national competition

Infiniti Greens founder selected for national competition

Joe Rigoroso, a Binghamton University senior and the founder of Infiniti Greens, is headed to Minneapolis this weekend for a national entrepreneurship competition where he could win up to $250,000. E-Fest, scheduled for April 12-14, is a three-day event featuring...

Eric Krohn joins KSTI staff as program coordinator

Eric Krohn joins KSTI staff as program coordinator

As the number of start-ups at the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator continues to grow, so must Koffman’s support staff. Last month, local entrepreneur Eric Krohn was added to the team and will serve as program coordinator. The Vestal native became acquainted with the...

Bandalier looks to hire hungry, entry-level talent for sales roles

Bandalier looks to hire hungry, entry-level talent for sales roles

If you walk through the second floor of the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator (KSTI) on a given day, you’re likely to hear an interview in progress. It’s likely for Bandalier, a start-up that provides sales support to clients in the tech industry. “We don't look for a...

Binghamton University researchers chosen for NEXUS-NY

Binghamton University researchers chosen for NEXUS-NY

BingCap, a team led by Tara P. Dhakal, an assistant professor in BU’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Ganesh Gudavalli, a Ph.D candidate in the same department, will participate in NEXUS-NY,

Number of START-UP NY companies at Binghamton University reaches 14

Number of START-UP NY companies at Binghamton University reaches 14

For companies looking to expand near universities, New York state has a pretty good offer: stay in the area and don’t pay taxes for 10 years, while making use of campus research facilities and industry experts. Since 2013, more than 200 companies have made use of...

Applications open for next I-Corps class

Applications open for next I-Corps class

Applications for the next I-Corps Short Course class at Binghamton University are currently being accepted. Instruction will consist of three class at the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator in downtown Binghamton on April 13, 14, and 28, as well as two remote meetings....

Aubrey Nawrocki steps down as KSTI business development assistant

Aubrey Nawrocki steps down as KSTI business development assistant

When the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator (KSTI) opened its doors last spring, resident companies knew who to ask about everything: business development assistant Aubrey Nawrocki. After guiding the incubator in its growth from just two residents last June to 39 this...

Incubator’s Clean Energy Board holds first meeting

Incubator’s Clean Energy Board holds first meeting

The board, which consists of 13 local and regional industry leaders, aims to increase the the use of renewable energy in the region by assisting the nine companies currently participating in the incubator’s program.

EthosGen moves into KSTI after winning 76West grant

EthosGen moves into KSTI after winning 76West grant

As the August 2017 award recipients, EthosGen made the move to Binghamton’s Koffman Southern Tier Incubator and is one of nine clean energy companies in the incubator’s Clean Energy Program.

Vintage fashion with local flavor — and local roots

Vintage fashion with local flavor — and local roots

Triple Cities Vintage is one of many new small businesses in Broome County housed or previously housed in the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator, a space for small businesses and startups to grow through training and consulting. “[The Incubator] has been a really nice...

Join the Geoweb3d Team

Join the Geoweb3d Team

Join the Geoweb3d Team A Binghamton University Start-Up NY approved company is looking to expand their team. Are you passionate about cutting edge 3D graphics?  Are you looking to significantly advance your professional career, enjoy challenging work, and get in on...

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