International Startup Program

The Soft Landings program offered by the Koffman Incubator in Binghamton, New York provides the tools and connections needed by foreign ventures to establish a strong business foundation in the United States. 

Expanding a business internationally can be challenging. Program participants receive one-on-one support to navigate the U.S. business environment. Mentorship, strategic connections, manufacturing leads, and legal guidance will ensure a smooth transition of your business to the U.S. market.


Program participants will gain access to a vast network of mentors, industry experts and fellow startups both international and domestic to ensure a strategic U.S. transition


Adjacent programs offered by the Koffman Incubator and Binghamton University provide access to interns, funding, customer discovery and more  


Space is available to companies who wish to utilize it. Offices and labs are a great entry point for U.S personnel. An address and mailbox can be provided to participants

Your launch pad into the U.S.

The 35,000 SqFt Koffman Incubator facility in Binghamton, New York supports startups globally. It hosts a vibrant business community of 50+ members, offering strategic programs, talented mentors and key connections to bolster success. Programming is managed by Binghamton University, a world-class institution. 

New York State: Built for business

New York State is experiencing a surge in startup business activity due to favorable tax incentives, supportive organizations, an innovative environment, progressive business policies and a talented workforce. 

Tax-based incentives include: NYS HotSpot Program, NYS Tax Credit Program, NYS Tax-Free Program, NYS Film Tax Credit Program, Employee Training Incentive Program

Operational Support include: Business Mentor NY, NYS Entreprenurial Assistance Program, NYS Export Marketing Assistance Service 

Growth support is provided through: New York Ventures, NYS Innovation Venture Capital Fund, Job Development Loan Program, Economic Development Fund

New York's Southern Tier welcomes you

The Southern Tier region of New York is home to some of the world’s largest and most innovative companies. Just hours from New York City, Albany, Boston and other major cities, it is no wonder startups choose Binghamton and the Southern Tier. 

  • World-Class Manufacturing Capabilities
  • Local business climate conducive to startups
  • Binghamton University Collaborations
  • Proximity to Major Cities
  • Additional support through Southern Tier Startup Alliance

Binghamton University Resources

Soft landing program participants access a network of resources at Binghamton University. The University boasts one of the most vibrant research programs in the nation and invests in top-notch facilities and industry partnerships.  

  • Advanced laboratory space
  • Experienced researchers and technicians
  • Student interns
  • Testing equipment and expertise
  • Licensing opportunities
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International Members

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Mentors Available

Join a growing number of startups expanding into the U.S.

Hectre Web

New Zealand

Advanced orchard management software platforms providing key logistics and metrics

hub web


Smart thermostat that leverages data to reduce energy usage

ThermoAI web


Smart controls for industrial settings to optimize energy usage, collect data.

oxto web

United Kingdom

New generation of flywheel batteries for more stable energy storage

energyX web


End-to-end energy management and efficiency software

Apply today!

If you are a startup looking to expand into the U.S., the Soft Landings program at Binghamton’s Koffman Incubator is for you. To become involved in the program or to learn more, connect with us noting your interest. We look forward to  supporting your startup.