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're Building the Future of Work

COVID19 has accelerated and changed how we work. Companies and employees are demanding location flexibility but also miss the ability to connect with co-workers and other professionals.

Co-Working at thINCubator fills a key void for entrepreneurs and employees who may work from home but want or need occasional space for group meetings or who just want to have a professional working community.

We have multiple Co-Working plans for individuals and small groups that give access to our facility, copy/print services, conference rooms and more – and for existing businesses, we’re happy to speak with you about larger plans to give your staff workplace flexibility. Let’s build the future of work in Utica.

Currently space is limited due to COVID19 and we’ve implemented distancing and safety protocols for all our co-workers.

We're Building the Future of Work

COVID19 has accelerated and changed how we work. Companies and employees are demanding location flexibility but also miss the ability to connect with co-workers and other professionals.

Co-Working at thINCubator fills a key void for entrepreneurs and employees who may work from home but want or need occasional space for group meetings or who just want to have a professional working community.

We have multiple Co-Working plans for individuals and small groups that give access to our facility, copy/print services, conference rooms and more – and for existing businesses, we’re happy to speak with you about larger plans to give your staff workplace flexibility. Let’s build the future of work in Utica.

Currently space is limited due to COVID19 and we’ve implemented distancing and safety protocols for all our co-workers.

Next Sprint - Building Your 10-Star Experience | Starts June 14

How do your customers define better? What’s the best way to compete in a crowded marketplace?

Is more better? Is less better? Is faster or slower better? Is cheaper better?

The truth is…. ‘BETTER IS BETTER”.

How do you define better?

We’ll take lessons from the likes of Air BnB, Apple, Ferarri and more and help YOU develop a customer experience that creates true fans – customers that would miss you if you weren’t there. And that does NOT mean having to always be the cheapest!

You’ll come out of this sprint with a better understanding of the problem your business solves, how to build a better customer experience, and really measure success.

Refinery starts July 12th - Online and Hybrid Seats Available

Participants in our program set and sprint towards their business goals with the support of mentors, business advisors, and other entrepreneurs. Our online cohort mixes snack-able video curriculum, with group discussions and accountably to help you grow and accelerate your business.

Participants Will:

  • Understand WHAT their business does and WHY they exist
  • Deconstruct business challenges into manageable pieces
  • Identify target customers and understand their needs
  • Build a 10-Star Customer Experience
  • Pivot
  • Fake it Til You Make It
  • Much more…..
We Focus On...
People

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.

Stay in the loop with our email newsletter and social media channels.

Program

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!

Place

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.

Companies We're Proud to Work With
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
Partners

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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