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Koffman Southern Tier Incubator Celebrates One Year with StartUp Summit

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The Koffman Southern Tier Incubator celebrated its one year anniversary Friday, with its first annual Southern Tier StartUp Summit.

In its first year, the Incubator is more than 90% occupied, serving over 35 startup companies that will eventually move out into the community and create jobs.

At Friday’s summit, attendees heard from various speakers like Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger, and entrepreneurs like Maggie Chan Jones, BU graduate and founder and CEO of Tenshey, Inc.

Startup business demonstrations also took place, along with “Shark Tank” style pitches to investors, and a Food Truck Rodeo closed out the day.

Most importantly, attendees celebrated the Incubator that has helped many make their dreams a reality.

“People can come to us with an idea, and they might not even know if it’s a good idea or a bad idea at that point, and we help them figure that out. If it’s a good idea, we want to surround them with the right mentors, the right coaches, the right resources and money to help take that good idea to market and become a sustainable company. Then ideally, we can have that company graduate out of our incubator, into our community, to create a strong economic impact.” - Dan Mori, Director of Business Incubation

For more information on the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator, click here.