Koffman Clean Energy Company Enerpoly Closes $1.5M Seed Round

Enerpoly recently closed a $1.5 million seed round. Enerpoly develops zinc-ion batteries that offer a sustainable solution for stationary energy storage. Enerpoly’s patented technology uses cost-effective raw materials, such as zinc, which can be sourced in Sweden and Europe. This can contribute to the region’s global competitiveness within the fast-growing battery industry. Zinc-ion technology can help Europe catch up in the global race, in establishing both strategic autonomy and sustainability for its clean energy system.

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Koffman Southern Tier Incubator Named Semifinalists in Round 2 of the DOE’s Energy Program for Innovation Clusters Prize

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has named the semifinalists in the American-Made Energy Program for Innovation Clusters (EPIC) Prize Round 2. Twenty-four incubators and accelerators across the country were each awarded $50,000 in cash prizes for their high-impact ideas that support energy start-ups and entrepreneurs. The Koffman's proposal presented New Energy New York Charge Up, a bootcamp and microgrant program to address major gap areas for energy storage startups, powered by the New Energy New York battery innovation, manufacturing, and workforce development initiative.

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Student Entrepreneurs “Pitch It!” for Prize Money, Bragging Rights and Real-World Experience

Binghamton University student-run club Entrepreneur Connect held it’s third annual idea pitch competition, dubbed “Pitch It!” last week. The competition, geared toward students with an entrepreneurial idea or existing business,…

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Koffman Innovations: Hub Controls

Hub Controls, the Koffman's first international company to locate its US headquarters at the KSTI, is making a name for itself in the heating and cooling space in Binghamton, North America and beyond! The company's hub controller eliminates energy waste in the home through automatic energy reduction technology. The thermostat-like device uses artificial intelligence and learning tools to operate in the background and hunt for wasted energy in a building’s heating or air conditioning. North American General Manager Brian Cregan met with News Channel 34 to discuss why the team sought out Binghamton as the perfect landing place to test their product.

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Accelerator and I-Corps Grad’s Language Learning Startup Forges Connections

Binghamton University Professor Marisol Marcin, saw a need for Spanish language students to speak with and learn from native Spanish speakers. Marcin took this along with her passion for education and founded Lengaus Club. After completing the Binghamton Accelerator Program and NSF I-Corps through the Koffman, Marcin's business took off.

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4 Alumni #Bingtrepreneurs You Should Know

It often feels like there is a national day for just about everything. From ice cream to every family member including our pets, everything and everyone gets their day to be celebrated. We may be a bit biased, but National Entrepreneur’s Day, a day to celebrate all of the hard-working trailblazers who have come out of Binghamton University, is pretty special around here. We are truly inspired by these exciting, innovating #Bingtrepreneurs, and we think you will be, too!

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Koffman Innovations: Ashlawn Energy

This month's Koffman Innovations feature with News Channel 34 showcases vanadium battery manufacturer Ashlawn Energy, LLC. Ashlawn, founded in 2008 by energy researcher Norma Byron, produces batteries using vanadium, a metal that, in powder form, is added to a sulfuric acid solution producing a medium that is good for storing energy. The large scale batteries power buildings more efficiently by storing electricity at low-peak rates and discharging it at high-peak times. The best part? There’s no cost to purchasing or installing the system. Ashlawn makes its revenue from grid revenue paid by the New York State Public Service Commission.

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Binghamton University’s Entrepreneur Connect Club Holds West Side Community Clean Up Day

The BU Entrepreneur Connect Club (ECC) — in partnership with Financial Literacy for Youth (FLY), Alpha Kappa Psi (AKPsi), a professional business fraternity, Theta Tau, a professional engineering fraternity and the School of Management community service committee — organized the event with support from the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator (KSTI). Participants first met on the West Side, then, strategically collected trash across the city in different groups.

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Koffman Southern Tier Incubator Company KLAW Industries awarded $500,000 from Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Koffman Southern Tier Incubator startup company KLAW Industries has been awarded $500,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to expand their operations in Binghamton and further develop the technology behind their high-performance, low-carbon concrete product made from recycled materials. 

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Schumer brings Assistant U.S. Sec. of Commerce to Binghamton University, showing Biden Administration value of Southern Tier’s place in battery research

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Alejandra Castillo visited Binghamton University yesterday to meet with the New Energy New York coalition members and show the Biden Administration the value of the Southern Tier's place in battery research. The visit comes just weeks after New Energy New York's $113M award for battery research and development as part of the Build Back Better Regional Challenge.

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