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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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 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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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-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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ThermoAI wins $200,000 First Place Prize at HUSTLE Defense Accelerator Demo Day

Southern Tier Clean Energy company ThermoAI was awarded the first place prize of $200,000 at the first ever HUSTLE Demo Day for Startups. Startups were selected to pitch based on their validated potential to elevate U.S. national security and economic competitiveness.

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