MENTORSHIP TO DRIVE GROWTH AND INNOVATION
The Koffman is proud to offer three in-house mentorship tracks that provide one-on-one support to start-ups based on industry and specific company needs. All three tracks are offered both onsite and virtually, making the Koffman’s world-class mentors and programming accessible to start-ups everywhere.
Koffman mentorship program benefits include:
- Access to mentors and subject matter experts
- Unmatched support
- Access to additional trainings and accelerators
- State-of-the-art facilities and space
Clean Energy Incubator Program
New York state is quickly becoming a hub for clean energy research and business. The Koffman’s Clean Energy Incubator Program offers key resources and mentorship to innovative start-ups in the clean energy, cleantech and climate tech spaces. Our nationally recognized Clean Energy Program provides industry knowledge, connections, start-of-the-art laboratories and more to ensure the continued progress and growth of program participants. The program’s ultimate goal is to provide our companies with resources, support and training to build a successful start-up or grow an existing venture. With multiple membership options available, in-state, out-of-state and international members are all welcome to apply.
Who Is The Clean Energy Program For?
Ideal applicants should be working on a venture in the clean energy, cleantech or climate tech areas. This is broadly categorized as ventures seeking to reduce or remediate carbon emissions either directly or indirectly. Companies focused on grid optimization, solar, energy storage, battery technology, and more are welcome to apply. Interest in New York state presence (via an office, hiring, manufacturing or sales) is highly encouraged.
Meet our current Clean Energy Incubator program members
Clean Energy Program Mentorship
Director of Clean Energy Incubator Programming, Mentor
Business Incubator Program
The Koffman’s Business Incubator Program provides mentorship, guidance and resources to early-stage entrepreneurs and start-ups seeking to grow their venture. Mentors work one-on-one with entrepreneurs to refine business concepts and expand their operations. Businesses across various sectors are involved in the program including: app and website development, deep technology, AI/software, food and agriculture, cannabis, and more. Membership options are available both in person and virtually, making Koffman programming accessible to entrepreneurs everywhere.
Who Is The Business Incubator Program For?
From entrepreneurs with early business experience and revenue, to existing start-ups looking to take their business to the next level, the Business Incubator Program offers a customized experience that tailors to varying industries and applications. Ideal applicants should have an interest in receiving mentorship and seeking resources offered at Koffman.
Meet our current Business Incubator Program members
Business Incubator Program Mentorship
Director of Business Incubation Programming, Mentor
Soft Landing New York Program
The Soft Landing New York Program offered by the Koffman provides the tools and connections needed by foreign start-ups and entrepreneurs to establish a strong business foundation in the United States. The program assists participants in evaluating and navigating their way into the U.S. market, setting up operations and successfully integrating into the regional economy. Participants receive one-on-one mentorship from Koffman staff and have access to additional workshops and training covering topics such as intellectual property, marketing, customer discovery, and more. The Koffman is the only entity in New York state with a Soft Landing Designation from the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA). Two cohorts of the program are offered virtually each year and run 3-4 months in length.
Who Is The Soft Landing Program For?
Existing foreign start-ups looking to expand operations into the United States. Participants should be open to receiving mentorship and utilizing resources offered by the program and the Koffman Incubator.