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...
While new technologies and inventions coming out of university labs are often cause for excitement and celebration, the listing of such developments on university technology transfer sites is usually anything but scintillating or innovative. However,...
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.
Skyven partnered with Cameron Manufacturing in Horseheads to produce its “Intelligent Mirror Array,” one of the world’s first solar solutions for industrial steam.
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..
Shailesh Upreti is determined to re-energize manufacturing at a site that long served as IBM Corp.’s Endicott production hub.
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 Projection Arts Festival just keeps on growing. This year, the downtown Binghamton event is growing from one night to three.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Beloved B.C. comic character, Gronk the grinning dinosaur, has found a new home at the 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.
"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."
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
An app that rewards working out with cryptocurrency. A nonprofit encouraging college students to become agents of change in local campaigns. Chocolate-covered chickpeas. These were just a few of the ideas presented at the Southern Tier regional of the New York...
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, 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
When Michael Brookman, founder and CEO of BRASH Engines, entered his company, into the 76West Clean Energy Competition last spring, he wasn’t familiar with the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator (KSTI) in downtown Binghamton. The entrepreneur, whose start-up uses...
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,
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 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....
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...
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.
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.
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...
BU professor recognized for pioneering lithium-ion battery – M. Stanley Whittingham is one of 83 to be elected to National Academy of Engineering,
The Binghamton University professor and Chair of the Southern Tier Clean Energy Incubator board is best known for his role in the invention of lithium-ion batteries has been elected to the National Academy of Engineers. M. Stanley Whittingham, a distinguished...
US Department of Defense Environmental Technology Demonstration & Validation Program (ESTCP) announces Eco Waste Solutions project
The US Department of Defense's Environmental Research Programs has announced that Eco Waste Solutions has been approved to move forward with its Deployable Waste-to-Energy Convertor for Expeditionary Bases (DWECX) with Thermal Energy to Electrical Power System...
Rtistry By Design last Friday held the formal opening for its new office at the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator.
Empire State Development today announced that 23 businesses will startup, expand or locate in seven regions across Upstate New York, partnering with local colleges and universities to spur economic growth across the state. These companies have committed to create...
Time to get past your arachnophobia. Spider webs could be the basis for better microphones in hearing aids, cell phones and more.
Would you want a spider web inside your ear? Probably not. But if you’re able to put aside the creepy factor, new research shows that fine fibers like spider silk actually improve the quality of microphones for hearing aids. Binghamton University distinguished...
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...
Inspired by insect ears, Soundskrit wants to make microphones magically directional Voice control is everywhere these days, but to hear people effectively from every direction, devices like Amazon’s Echo need to have a whole collection of microphones in them — but...
A groundbreaking ceremony was held at 11 a.m. Oct. 2, 2014, in Binghamton for the Southern Tier High Technology Incubator…
A $19 million facility designed to boost new technology business should open in downtown Binghamton in two years. A groundbreaking ceremony for the…