Reading Time: 1 minute We’re excited to announce the first in an ongoing series of entrepreneurial conversations to be held at the thINCubator. On August 4th at 5pm we’ll be joined by Chef Tim Hardiman, owner of The Tailor & The Cook (one of Open Table’s Top 100 restaurants in the US, located right here in Utica) and newly-opened Utica Bread.…Details
Reading Time: 2 minutes 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…Details
Reading Time: 2 minutes It sounds like the start of a joke, right? A Hacker, a Hipster, and a Hustler walk into a bar….. but each of these is an integral part of a startup team. According to legend, this line of thinking was coined a few years back at SXSW by Rei Inamoto and has been adopted by tons…Details
Reading Time: 2 minutes 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…Details
Reading Time: 1 minute I met Rohan and Ryn, who make up Roux – a food and experience design startup out of Syracuse, NY during my first week on the job as Director of ThINCubator. From the start I was really impressed by their ideas, professionalism and their hustle. We collaborated on developing a regional networking event called MESH…Details
Reading Time: 1 minute 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…Details
Reading Time: 3 minutes 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…Details
Reading Time: 1 minute Boom Pictures is currently filming a feature-length movie here in Utica. Ryan caught up with Adam and Golan, two of the producers of the film, to discuss their experience in being entrepreneurs in the film industry and their take on the Hacker, Hustler, Hipster model for building teams (they prefer the Finder, Grinder and Minder).