The Creation of One World Artisans

The Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees and the thINCubator has teamed up to create and deploy One World Artisans, an opportunity for refugee’s and newcomer entrepreneurs to get involved with the community, sell their artisanal goods and learn the fundamentals of operating a business by managing the One World Artisans cart. Refugees and newcomers…

thINC Tank – Original Grain

Last week we had a chance to sit down with two Syracuse-area entrepreneurs (Eric Hinman and Chris Biley). They just opened a new restaurant in Armory Square called Original Grain and we loved their story because they don’t have tons of experience in the restaurant business, so we talked how you get into a business…

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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Mohawk Valley Mini Maker Faire Recap

We were really excited to have been a part of the first annual Mohawk Valley Mini Maker Faire which was held at SUNY POLY in Utica. There were so many interesting exhibitors and makers who were working with steel, robotics, wood, toothpicks, alternative transport, drones and that’s just to name a few. Ryan spent some…