Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The second annual

Southern TIer Startup Summit


The Chloe Capital National Tour

Join together with entrepreneurs from across the region for the 2019 Startup Summit & Chloe Capital Pitch Event.

The Startup Summit  brings together innovators, business professionals, founders, investors, and economic catalysts to celebrate entrepreneurship of all forms in the Southern Tier.

Hosted by Binghamton University’s Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships and held at the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator in downtown Binghamton, this is the hot ticket event for business innovators across the state.

Event attendees can participate in wide-ranging business workshops facilitated throughout the day. Watch promising startups pitch for funding in front of hand-picked judges. Learn firsthand the major progress of companies within The Koffman Incubator. Be informed on major local developments. Network with hundreds of diverse business people. Hear from keynote speakers + more!

We are very pleased to welcome the Chloe Capital National Tour featuring Chloe Capital, a VC firm which invests in women-led innovation companies. Held after the Startup Summit, watch select companies pitch for major funding.

Continue reading below to re-live last year’s Summit! 

Become a Sponsor for the 2019 Startup Summit

Limited sponsorship positions are available to support the 2019 Startup Summit. Contribute to the blossoming small business ecosystem here in the Southern Tier.

To learn more about sponsor perks and options, send inquiry to Laura Holmes, Director of Incubator Operations (click here).

“The Southern Tier Start-Up Summit is a celebration of entrepreneurship and its impact on the greater community. We’ll be coming together as founders, entrepreneurs, business professionals, investors, and economic catalysts to celebrate how far we have come, and share in the vision for our future. We’ll be showcasing companies in the Business Incubation and Clean Energy programs, and providing several events, speaker series, workshops, and networking opportunities,” Dan Mori, Director of Business Incubation at the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator.

Maggie Chan-Jones ’96

Keynote Speaker



Maggie is a seasoned C-level executive specialized in marketing, business transformation and technology. She is also an entrepreneur, and the Founder and CEO of Tenshey, Inc., a tech-enabled startup with a mission to advance gender diversity and leadership development through executive coaching. Maggie has been frequently recognized as an industry thought-leader, and was honored as the15th of the World’s Most Influential CMOs by Forbes in 2017.

Attendee testimonials

The May 4, 2018 Startup Summit was viewed by most everyone as a huge success. Wow factors included:
. Great entrepreneurial spirit with a great suite of entrepreneurial startup businesses
. Great speakers and great cross section of investors, academics + local businesses Alan Michaels

Owner, Industry Building Blocks

The Startup Summit was definitely a major milestone in igniting the entrepreneurial spirit in this area. Kudos to the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator leadership and staff- Per , Laura, Dan, Emma, Bobby etc. Great job Bob Murphy

Director of Economic Development, City of Binghamton

I heard nothing but positive feedback from attendees / participants and Paul Singh was excellent. Paul’s insight on how he evaluates startups etc. was invaluable and I am still processing his, sometimes very colorful, comments. Cliff Olin

Managing Director, Olin Capital Advisors

Great event today!  Really well done.  Excellent energy throughout.  The first time doing these things is tough, and you’ve done a great job setting the stage for this being a destination event for next year. Brad Treat

Entrepreneur in Residence, Rev: Ithaca Startup Works

Schedule of Events 2018

Local news coverage

“Koffman Southern Tier Incubator celebrates one year with Startup Summit”

2018 Sponsors







Binghamton Hots