IncubatorWorks Names Ashleigh Madison Its New Executive Director

IncubatorWorks named Ashleigh Madison as its new Executive Director effective on April 1, 2022, stepping into the role after its current Executive Director and CFO, Nancy Kirby Kurjakovic, retires – an announcement made earlier this year. “I look forward to the continued growth and success of IncubatorWorks as Ashleigh moves into the leadership of our team. Ashleigh is always looking …

IncubatorWorks to Bring Their Expertise to New Energy New York Initiative

Exciting news! New Energy New York will help the U.S. meet the demand for domestic battery products by accelerating the budding battery development and manufacturing ecosystem in the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions of Upstate New York. The program seeks to create a new manufacturing economy, built on a foundation of equity and environmental justice, supporting an economic resurgence …

IncubatorWorks Executive Director, Nancy Kirby, Announces Planned Retirement in 2022

We have news! IncubatorWorks Executive Director, Nancy Kirby, has informed the IncubatorWorks Board of Directors of her intention to retire at the conclusion of the IncubatorWorks fiscal year in June 2022. Kirby, who has served as Executive Director since  2017, has led IncubatorWorks to become a regional leader in developing entrepreneurs.   Throughout Kirby’s 9-year tenure at IncubatorWorks, she has …

Start-Up Allegany Pitch Competition Winners

Think Orange AgTech from Houghton College, with team members Stephen Harper with a Major in Business, and Micah Condie with a Major in Physics & Computer Science, are the winners of the inaugural Start-Up Allegany Pitch Competition that was held on Saturday, April 10, 2021. The event had been originally planned for 2020, but like so many things, was canceled …

Hot Stuff Can Be Handled by Teamwork!

Jet engines get hot, really hot. Hotter than any metals can stand, that’s why ceramic coatings are now used to protect the hot end components.  The coatings are deposited and sprayed, and as in any coating method, there’s a lot of “overspray”. That is actually an opportunity because the advanced coatings being used by the likes of GE, Rolls-Royce and …

The Success of The 2020 Entrepreneurial Summit 

On Saturday, February 8th, 2020, at Arnot Mall Event Center, the Southern Tier Entrepreneurial Ecosystem got together for a day full of networking, presentations led by successful entrepreneurs, business leaders, and information on available resources for entrepreneurs to connect with opportunities, support and funding in the region.  The day started with over 30 exhibitors, including small businesses, NY State agencies …

Pursuing Business Growth Through Co.Starters

We closed out 2019 with a graduation ceremony for the entrepreneurs who participated in our Fall Co.Starters program. Our inaugural program launched in the spring of last year and with the guidance of our IncubatorWorks team, as well as business leaders who came in to share their knowledge, participants walked away with the tools and insight to help guide their …

IncubatorWorks Hosts 2020 Entrepreneurial Summit

On Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 IncubatorWorks will host the 2020 Entrepreneurial Summit featuring opportunities for entrepreneurs to network and learn from business leaders in and around the Southern Tier region. The summit will host entrepreneurial sessions led by talented speakers and business owners, as well as hold business competitions and opportunities to learn about investors. Keynoting the event are Jerry …