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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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.”

[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

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

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

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)

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.

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

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

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

“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

“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

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

“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.

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

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

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..

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

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.

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

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

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

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...