LILO Life Design Challenge Recap

A couple of weeks back we were in Syracuse supporting Lilo Life for a weekend design challenge. Industrial design students from Syracuse University wanted to do a rapid-design iteration challenge on Lilo’s inverted water bottle. Some of their concepts were truly amazing. Here’s a recap from Lilo founder Stacey Mae Smith.

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Guest Post: Ladies Represent at thINC Cohort

What do an anthropologist, architect, chef, photographer, mom, and business advisor have in common? They’re my fellow female cohort participants at thINCubator for winter 2016. We’re joined by a teacher turned serial entrepreneur, a personal trainer, a medical specialist interested in organic juices, web-technology business owners, and other folks pursuing passion projects they hope will…


$25,000 Impact Opportunity Challenge

We’re very excited to be partnering with The Community Foundation and their corporate partners for their Impact Opportunity Challenge. They’ll be providing up to $25,000 in seed capital to an entrepreneur who wants to get their business idea off the ground or expand their existing business into one of four Utica neighborhoods (Downtown, Bagg’s Square,…


MESH Recap 02.10.16

Thanks to everyone who came out to our most recent MESH event and kicked off 2016 with a bang! About 50 Makers, Entrepreneurs, Students and Hackers took over the thINCubator to network, share ideas and hear pitches from two local CNY Startups- Universal Bookkeeper and Made In Utica. Check out some videos and photos from…