UPDATE: The Southern Tier Startup Summit has been postponed until a later date, we thank you for your support and will keep you updated when we re-schedule!

Mark your calendars! The Southern Tier Startup Summit is a celebration of entrepreneurial success in the region. The Summit brings together entrepreneurs, business professionals, founders, investors, and economic catalysts from all around. Attendees experience wide-ranging workshops, pitch events, networking, hear from keynote speakers and more!

Hosted by Binghamton Universitys Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships and held at the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator in downtown Binghamton, this is the hot ticket event for entrepreneurs across the region.

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“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, Entrepreneur in Residence at the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator.



Startup Summit 2018 Keynote Maggie Chan-Jones is a seasoned C-level executive specialized in marketing, business transformation andtechnology. She is also an entrepreneur, and the Founder and CEO of Tenshey, Inc., a tech-enabledstartup with a mission to advance gender diversity and leadership development through executivecoaching. 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.

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. Pauls 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