Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The second annual

Southern TIer Startup Summit


The Chloe Capital National Tour

Celebrating entrepreneurship: join us for the 2019 Start-Up Summit & Chloe Capital Pitch Event. The Summit brings together entrepreneurs, business professionals, founders, investors and economic catalysts to share the vision of innovation in the Southern Tier. We are very pleased to welcome the Chloe Capital National Tour featuring Chloe Capital, a VC firm which invests in women-led innovation companies.

Watch select companies pitch for funding. Event attendees can participate in business workshops through the day, see the pitch event live, learn about The Koffman Incubator’s progress, local developments, network, hear from TBD keynote speakers + more! Stay tuned for updated information regarding schedule and speakers.

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