2022 IncubatorWorks AHA! Startup Allegany Collegiate Competition

A recap of 2022 IncubatorWorks AHA! Startup Allegany Collegiate Competition. 7 teams from Alfred University, Houghton College, & Alfred State College pitched their business idea and 3 teams walked away winners! Stay tuned for next year’s competition and contact us for more information on how we help entrepreneurs and start-ups fulfill their dreams.

Allegany County Startup Collegiate Competition Winners!

Our 2nd annual Allegany County Startup Collegiate Competition was a huge success! Thank you to all the participants, judges, sponsors, and attendees! Congratulations to the winners! First-place winners ($5,000) were the Eco Guys, Inc., Zackary Martin and David Benson from Alfred State College, Second-place winners  ($1000) were Alfred’s Flamingo Restaurant, Brian Ngatunga, Ryan Hughes, Alyssa Dimillo, John Stika, Tiara Rodzai, …

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 Celebrates Entrepreneurship Week

National Entrepreneurship Week, a non-partisan, congressionally chartered initiative founded in 2006, takes place the third week of February annually. IncubatorWorks is celebrating the week with a series of workshops and events for local entrepreneurs. This year the celebration takes on new meaning, as there are a near-record number of entrepreneurs registering new businesses. Many people have discovered during the pandemic …

Small Business, Big Thinkers: Aiden LaCourse of Glass Lab

In April of 2021, Startup Allegany launched the County’s first tri-collegiate business plan competition, the Startup Allegany Collegiate Competition. The event was hosted by Alfred University and its Center for Advanced Ceramic Technology (CACT) and was organized by IncubatorWorks of Alfred, a state-of-the-art incubator offering services and facilities to foster the growth of entrepreneurial businesses in ceramics, glass, advanced materials, …

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 …