SERVICES FOR ENTREPRENEURS

WE PROVIDE ESSENTIAL SUPPORT AND RESOURCES TO ENTREPRENEURS:

  • Develop your business ideas into a startup

  • Work with our mentors

  • Get involved in our programs

  • Network with other entrepreneurs

  • Co.Starters Program

  • Access to product development, R&D resources

  • Provide space for startups

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Real Entrepreneurs. Real Stories.

We are currently working with 30 entrepreneurs and supporting them in various ways related to the growth of their idea or startup. As we continue to grow our outreach and support for the entrepreneurial community in Chemung, Steuben, and Schuyler Counties.

See their stories.

RESOURCES TO ENTREPRENEURS:

Our Corning Incubator is home to our Corning location, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), and REDEC. IncubatorWorks is part of two NYSTAR Innovation Hotspots. We share resources with Cornell, Binghamton, and Buffalo Universities. We have close working relationships with regional and local IDAs and economic development partners.IncubatorWorks also accesses Manufacturing Enterprise Partnership’s(MEP’s) Including:

Insyte
AM&T
Fuzehub

IncubatorWorks can also help you access SBIRs and STTR's
Business Competition Support
IncubatorWorks can assist you w/MWBE, SDVOSB

There is a vast range of resources available to business owners and entrepreneurs. While there are too many to include on this page, below is a list of general resources that we have curated for your reference. However, to explore the many more opportunities that are available, please contact our office and we will help guide you to the individualized resources and organizations that best fit your needs.

Co.Starters Program

Program Application

Program Application

Thank you for your interest in CO.STARTERS at IncubatorWorks!

Whether you've launched, or you’re simply exploring a new idea for a business or cause, we’re glad you’re here! To get started, we need a little information about you and your idea so that we can get you going in the right direction. The information you share with us will remain confidential and will only be seen or used by CO.STARTERS and IncubatorWorks.

Contact Information

Please share your contact information. This will be used to follow-up with you regarding your application.

First Name
Last Name

Tell Us About Your Venture

During the program, participants actively work to further a specific business or cause concept. We refer to these businesses or causes as ventures. Here, please tell us about your venture.

Which of the following best describes the type of venture you anticipate working on in the CO.STARTERS program?
Which of the following best describes your venture?
What is the name of your idea or existing venture? OR Are you still working on a name for your venture?
Which of the following best describes the stage of your venture?
Which of the following best describe how you plan on working within your venture?(Required)

Commitment

To get the most out of CO.STARTERS, you will need to participate in all nine, three-hour sessions, engage regularly with the CO.STARTERS materials, share insights and connections with your peers, and complete targeted "fieldwork" activities weekly between group sessions.

You will need to be dedicated during the program and give an adequate amount of time to it.

Are you ready to commit your time and attention to make significant progress for your venture through CO.STARTERS?
There is a $250 fee for participating in this program. Please select all of the following that apply to you.
Which of the following session times would work best for you? (Select all that apply.)

Applicant Agreement

CO.STARTERS is a venture too! As such, we have to follow our own advice (which you'll hear in Week 5!) and ask you to enter into a little business agreement with us. The statements below were crafted by keen legal minds... and read that way. If you have any questions about the dense legalese, please let us know.

I understand that neither Incubator Works nor CO.STARTERS guarantees that I will be successful in my venture. Furthermore, the benefits gained from participating in CO.STARTERS are a result of time, energy, and dedication to the program, and thus are not based solely on the completion of the coursework. I further understand and authorize CO.STARTERS to provide applicable information to the assigned management counselor(s). I understand that any information released is to be held in strict confidence by him/her. No person will be excluded from participation in or otherwise subjected to discrimination in regard to services, programs, and employment provided by the incworks and CO.STARTERS based on race, sex, color, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law or ordinance.
I understand that the facilitators of Incubator Works and CO.STARTERS rely upon the active participation and assistance of local volunteers in order to effectively operate the program. These volunteers include, but are not limited to, mentors and speakers. I further understand that CO.STARTERS is most effective when participants are willing to freely share experiences and advice with one another during the course of the program. In order to encourage these vital contributions, as well as those of program staff and facilitators, I hereby release, discharge, and hold harmless incworks, CO.STARTERS, program staff, facilitators, volunteers, and fellow participants from any and all claims, demands, or causes of action that I may hereafter have based upon the advice provided during the program and I understand that I am entirely responsible for the results of the decisions I make involving my venture during and as the result of my participation in CO.STARTERS.
I do hereby give permission to Incubator Works and CO.STARTERS, its agents, and others working under its authority, full and free use of video/photographs containing my image/likeness. I understand these images may be used for promotional, news, research, and/or educational purposes. I hereby release, discharge, and hold harmless CO.STARTERS and its agents from any and all claims, demands, or causes of action that I may hereafter have by reason of anything contained in the photographs or video. I do further certify that I am either of legal age, or possess full legal capacity to execute the foregoing authorization and release.

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DOWNLOADABLE FORMS

We encourage you to contact IncubatorWorks to help you navigate, fill out, and submit these forms.

SERVICE DISABLED VETERAN OWNED SMALL BUSINESS APPLICATION

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SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION BUSINESS PLAN

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BUSINESS MODEL CANVAS FROM CO-STARTERS

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MENTORSHIP REQUEST FORM

 

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