Talking with Technosafi – using SMS to grow public health education in Keny

Reading Time: 1 minute We sat down with Leonard Kilekwang and Andy Chen – two recent grads from Hamilton College that we’ve been working with to learn about their company, TechnoSafi. TechnoSafi is an SMS story-based public health education service that Andy and Leonard are building. They’ll be developing their beta product, test marketing and hopefully launching in Kenya…

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LILO Life Design Challenge Recap

Reading Time: 1 minute 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. Event Gallery

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Mohawk Valley Mini Maker Faire Recap

Reading Time: 1 minute 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…

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Guest Post: Ladies Represent at thINC Cohort

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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…

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$25,000 Impact Opportunity Challenge

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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,…

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MESH Recap 02.10.16

Reading Time: 1 minute 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…

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