Creating a Pipeline for New Mohawk Valley Businesses

MVCC’s thINCubator is the Mohawk Valley’s hub for Entrepreneurship. We provide new and existing entrepreneurs the guidance and programs they need to turn their ideas into businesses. It’s the home of the Refinery (an 8-10 week accelerator program), the Small Business Development Center, and a network of mentors and experts to help you succeed.

Our 8,500 sq. ft. facility is home to the region’s best co-working space, with membership plans to fit the solo-preneur, freelancer, or small teams in our shared workspace.

We Focus On...

People are important to us. We are cultivating a community around entrepreneurship across the spectrum from wantrepreneurs to accelerating existing ventures, in an effort to collaborate and best utilize the talents of our community. Providing on-going coaching and support is an integral part of the experience.

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Program cultivates momentum and growth. The thINCubator provides a variety of programming to support local entrepreneurship from interest to acceleration. Get started by meeting with the Small Business Development Center. We also host workshops for hacking specific topics, and multi-week bootcamps such as the Refinery.

Apply to our Refinery program today!


The thINCubator has 8500 square feet. Refinery teams have 24/7 access, desk space, meeting space, computer and internet access, and have on-going coaching in a collaborative environment. Co-working is also offered. Use the space as your shared office with our flexible floor plan and join a culture that promotes progress.

Interested in our space? Start Co-Working with us in Utica’s most creative and flexible office.

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We Believe...
  • We believe in upstate NY Entrepreneurs.
  • We believe that entrepreneurs are key to remaking, reshaping, and regrowing the upstate economy.
  • We believe that collaboration breeds success.
  • We believe in giving aspiring entrepreneurs the tools, connections, and knowledge they need to succeed.

We provide entrepreneurs (and wantrepreneurs) with the opportunity to participate in programs where they learn how to form an entity, build a team, test their products and services, figure out how they’ll generate revenue and much more.
We also provide access to our co-working facility and incubation space where they can hold meetings, meet clients, hold events and utilize our equipment which includes 3D printers, projectors, AV equipment, or just a space to work.

We believe in Upstate entrepreneurs

Remaking, reshaping and regrowing the economy

Tools, connections, and knowledge

Collaboration breeds success

the thINCubator

326 Broad St. | Utica NY 13501

If you or your organization is interested in supporting the thINCubator,

Please contact us via phone on (315) 520-8768 or by using the form below.

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