Recipe for success: Koffman company founder brings bubble tea to Binghamton University campus

When Leighton Blackwood first came to Binghamton University, he was disappointed to discover how hard it was for him to get bubble tea, one of his favorite drinks back in his hometown of Queens, N.Y. So, he set out to change that. Blackwood, who majored in business administration with a concentration in marketing, is now the founder and owner of 2nd Heaven, a campus bubble tea (also called boba) shop run out of the MarketPlace in The Union. 2nd Heaven sells juice teas, milk teas, iced teas and lattes that can be customized into over 100 possible drink combinations.

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Binghamton University School of Management and Watson School of Engineering Students Tour the Koffman Incubator

The Koffman was thrilled to host students from Binghamton University's School of Management and the Watson College of Engineering on September 13th. Students received a tour of the Koffman followed by a fireside chat with Koffman company founders Matt Gill of Enhance VR and Jacob Kumpon of KLAW Industries (both Watson College alumni).

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Shark Tank-backed Natrion unveils solid-state battery separator with near-zero fire risk

Mark Cuban-backed Natrion has unveiled its latest developments in solid-state battery manufacturing with the new LISIC278 separator in a traditional pouch cell. The separator allows for a higher thermal resistance than other EV batteries, decreasing the risk of fires and combustion. Additionally, the cell showed a 40 percent increase in the charge rate compared to a conventional battery with the same capacity.

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Binghamton University and NYSERDA select Fellows for empowerST Program under guidance of Nobel Laureate M. Stanley Whittingham

Binghamton University, with support from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), has selected two fellows for its inaugural cohort of the empowerST Energy Storage Fellowship Program.…

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Binghamton University joins newly formed National Science Foundation consortium awarded $15 million

Binghamton University has joined the newly awarded National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) Hub: Interior Northeast Region (IN I-Corps). The National Science Foundation announced today that it has awarded $15…

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Binghamton University-led battery initiative wins $113 million to bolster domestic battery manufacturing and supply chain

New Energy New York, developed by the university and NY-Best, has been awarded more than $113 million to establish a hub for battery technology innovation in upstate New York. The U.S. Economic Development Administration announced Friday that the region will receive $63.7 million; the State of New York will support the project with an additional $50 million.

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Koffman affiliate program Soft Landing New York welcomes first cohort during Fall kick-off session

Entrepreneurs from 14 international startup companies came together on Thursday, August 25 to kick off Soft Landing New York’s Fall 2022 cohort. During the virtual onboarding, attendees representing thirteen countries and four continents were introduced to the program’s support team and key strategic partners, including the Koffman team.

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