Partner with Binghamton University



For companies looking to expand near universities, New York state has a pretty good offer: stay in the area and donít 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 START-UP NY, an incentive program that offers growing businesses the chance to operate tax-free while investing in communities near college campuses. Itís resulted in more than 4,000 jobs and over $200 million in investment in companiesí respective communities, according to the state.


New York state of mind


At Binghamton University, the number of companies in the program has reached 14 as of 2018. Most are housed on campus at the Innovation Technology Center (ITC)ís Start-Up Suites, while the rest operate from the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator (KSTI), a year-old incubator in downtown Binghamton.

To be eligible for the program, businesses must operate inside New York or be willing to relocate to the state. Once approved, businesses enjoy the benefits of research facilities within the universities, development resources and experts in industries relevant to their field.


START-UP NY Program Benefits


Tax-free operation


Access to university research and development facilities


Connection to industry experts


Support from university technology transfer and commercialization offices


Access to student interns

START-UP NY companies at Binghamton University