Utica Bread Camp Out

What you may not know is that the thINCubator is located on the 2nd floor of a great building in historic Bagg’s Square in Utica. It’s a neighborhood that has been totally transformed over the past several years because of local entrepreneurs. And now it has its very own bakery – Utica Bread. Last night I…

Summer Cohort Week 1 Recap

Last Thursday was the kickoff of the thINCubator’s Summer 2015 cohort. We’re excited to have roughly a dozen teams attending and participating in this rapid development process to move their business ideas forward and launch successful companies here in Central NY. We have teams building lifestyle brands, services targeted at small business efficiencies, agricultural drone…

5 Minutes with ANCA

On Thursday I had a conversation with Caitlin from ANCA – the Adirondack North Country Association and they were in town running the 2015 Clean Energy Economy Conference at SUNY Poly. Their main mission is to focus on rural economic development through connecting entrepreneurs and farmers with programs, grants and initiatives that can create sustainable…

MESH Kit Recap

On June 9th the thINCubator hosted the first in a series of networking events designed to connect Makers, Entrepreneurs, Students and Hackers (MESH). One of the common problems in our region is that there are young entrepreneurs who don’t know the makers, who don’t know the hackers, who don’t know the seasoned entrepreneurs, etc. To build…

Creating the MESH

Central NY has some amazing talent. I’ve met people in the past 3 weeks who are working on high tech business ideas such as software platforms, UAVs (drones), apps, and computer modeling, as well as entrepreneurs looking to capitalize on brick and mortar retail, local services and their own lifestyle products. But I’ve also noticed…