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Technical Assistance

Incubatorworks in Corning is part of two NYSTAR Innovation Hotspots. They share resources with Cornell, Binghamton, and Buffalo Universities. Incubatorworks currently work with more than 30 entrepreneurs and are looking to expand its network to help new companies get started. The organization intends to continue to expand their reach and support the entrepreneurial community in Allegany, Chemung, Steuben, and Schuyler Counties. Incubatorworks' mission is to provide startups in the Southern Tier with all the resources they need to grow and succeed. Incubatorworks supports economic development in the region by creating an inclusive entrepreneurial community with an extensive network of fellow entrepreneurs and support for startups. One of the great opportunities is the mentorship program. Too scared to get started? Incubatorworks matches you with someone who has the experience and expertise to guide you on the right path. Join Incubatorworks and discover countless opportunities from a variety of professionals.

REV Ithaca Start-Up Works - better known as REV - is a business incubator and workspace located in Ithaca, NY. Established as a partnership between Cornell University, Ithaca College, and Tompkins-Cortland  Community College, Rev offers mentorship, workspace, and start-up resources for growing businesses that will create jobs in the community. REV has a slew of great resources for every small business. Take advantage of this great resource by joining their growing start-up community, which includes access to events, workshops, and valuable information that will convene anyone with an interest in entrepreneurship. 

Koffman Southern Tier Incubator was founded in 2012 in partnership with Binghamton University, SUNY Broome, the city of Binghamton, Broome County, and state and federal officials to provide entrepreneurs and startups with the knowledge and resources needed to build sustainable businesses. They’ve created a facility located in the city of Binghamton’s urban core dedicated to providing the infrastructure needed for companies focusing on energy, electronics, and health. The Koffman Southern Tier group runs incubator programs through Binghamton University which include a variety of workshops, seminars, mixers, and mentoring. Visit their website for up-to-date information on upcoming events, programs, and offers like Binghamton’s 2019 business plan competition, where the winner receives $5,000 along with legal counsel, branding services, and marketing consultation.

U.S. Small Business Administration provides many resources directly, but it also links with other groups and organizations that assist specific populations or that work to address specific business issues. Do you have a Women-Owned Business?  Is it a Veteran Owned Business? Are you looking for assistance with exporting your goods? Do you need help with procurement related to local, state, and federal contracts? There are local and regional experts that can help with all of these and more. Visit the SBA website to find local assistance.

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