Want to talk about your business idea, dive into your marketing strategy, or develop a plan to keep you moving forward? Book a 1-on-1 using the form below to reserve and schedule a session during thINCubator Office Hours.

Appointments can be made up to 2 weeks in advance using the form below. Select the date/time you want to meet and provide us with some context of what you want to cover or what we should prepare. Your time is valuable so let’s make the most of it.

After booking, you’ll receive an email confirmation with all the details. Let’s build something amazing together!

Book Your Appointment

We’re happy to meet with you in person here at thINCubator or virtually using Skype, Google Hangouts or FaceTime. Please select whether you want to meet virtually or in person and the desired service below.


Intro to thINC (30 min):

If it’s your first time working with thINC – start here. We’ll give you the inside scoop on our services, learn about your needs for your business and see how we can help.

Rapid Fire Update (15 min):

15-minute check-in for your business. Need to pick our brain, provide a progress update or just get some pressing questions answered? This service is for you. *Must be an existing thINC client.

1-on-1 Tactical (1 hr):

Need help in a specific area of your business? Book a solid hour hashing through tasks that need get done or work on goal setting to make progress faster.

1-on-1 Progress Update (45 min):

Have you met with us before? Want accountability? Check in with progress updates and identify anchors in a 45 minute briefing.

Product/ Service Development Session:

Is your business at the intersection of business and creative? Whether it’s a product or service, Agi would love to help you delight your customer, figure out how to profitably build your product or service, and determine what to consider before you scale.

Legal 1-on-1 Session (1 hr):

FREE Legal 1-on-1 session about your business with Taier Perlman from the Rural Law Initiative.

Software Feasibility and Architecture Consulting (30 min):

Is your software or app idea even possible? Do you know what you don’t know? Talk with “Doc,” senior level dev from Covey CS, for free before you go into development.

Risk Assessment – What kinds of insurance should you carry? (45 min):

Lots of entrepreneurs don’t know what they don’t know when it comes to insurance, and Lauren will help you make sure you’re in the know.

Our Team
Ryan Miller

As long as I can remember, I’ve always had a huge appetite for building things. Well, not things, but ideas. Projects. Networks. Relationships. And now more than ever there is such an opportunity to share ideas, network with fascinating people and work together to produce something great. Long-term goals include using the web to bring together residents of communities to learn, interact, affect policy decisions, and affect change. Expert at taking technical problems and explaining them in plain English to ‘non-techies’. Specialties: Social Media, Web applications, Graphic Design, Web Development, bridge-building, small business marketing

Stacey Smith

A “Jill-of-all-trades” sums me up. Wearing the hat of Founder with my startup, Lilo Life, allows me to relate to your entrepreneurial journey. A few specialties: strategist, great with establishing budgets, an eye for design, and playing devil’s advocate, all in good ways, when it comes to refining an idea or while developing a product. Fueled by empowering others. I get pumped when I can help entrepreneurs break through the stages of fear. Organizing, implementing a process, and breaking down overarching goals into attainable tasks is definitely an area I like to play in as well. If you’re fine-tuning a pitch or need assistance with refining your message, let’s talk. If you’re familiar with the Gallup EP10, here are my top 4: Selling, Disruptor, Delegator, Knowledge

Interim Mentor(s)
Taier Perlman, Esq.
Rural Law Initiative
Legal Mentor

Taier is a lawyer, artist, problem solver, great listener and a friend. As a creative herself, she gets the dynamic reality of start-ups, and caters her legal advice to be responsive, digestible, and empowering. Nothing gets her more excited than how excited entrepreneurs are about their ventures. It is her honor to support them. Taier is at the thINCubator bimonthly—first Tuesday and third Thursday of each month. If you’d like to meet with her, please schedule an appointment AND fill out this intake form.


Taier Perlman, Esq., leads the Rural Law Initiative; there she combines her passion for counseling entrepreneurs and small businesses with her love for sustainable agriculture and farm-fresh food. A graduate of Brooklyn Law School (located in her hometown), Ms. Perlman focused her studies on dispute resolution and legal counseling, working with diverse NYC-based start-ups. In an unconventional post-bar exam trip, she worked on a biodiverse organic farm, where she developed a deep appreciation for the agrarian lifestyle. After litigating cases in New York City courts, she moved to Albany to pick up the reins of the Rural Law Initiative, where she legally supports entrepreneurs, businesses, and farmers in rural New York. Ms. Perlman enjoys meditating, mountain hiking, volunteering on farms, and working on her various art projects.

Lauren Ludlow
Gilroy, Kernan, & Gilroy
Risk Assessment Mentor

Lauren is a Strategic Risk Advisor – which basically means as you’re starting up your business, she can help you figure out what types of insurance you may want to carry to protect yourself and your business. She’ll be hosting office hours at thINC pro-bono (free) with no sales obligation. 

As a Strategic Risk Advisor, Lauren serves as both advisor and advocate for businesses within the Select Client Solutions (small business) division at Gilroy Kernan & Gilroy. In this role, Lauren works with businesses to identify the risks specific to their organization and then implement strategic solutions and insurance placement accordingly.
– Analyze the comprehensive risk of businesses.
– Implement and monitor strategies and solutions to manage identified risk.
– Complete full audit analysis of insurance program in order to identify coverage gaps and opportunities.
– Market/place insurance program and serve as ongoing advocate on behalf of client.

Andrew 'Doc' Docherty
Software/Development Mentor

Doc and COVEY CS provide startups with software consulting and development services to validate technical feasibility and bring products to market faster. Specifically, we have been standardizing requirements and creating or reviewing architecture for startups with an idea, but not necessarily the technical expertise to implement their idea.

Doc will help you figure out what you don’t know or some of the questions and steps you should take before beginning your software or app project. He’ll be here at least once monthly for office hours and you can book with him using the Let’s Talk form above.


Agi Letkiewicz
Active Joy Founder/ Refinery Alum
Product/ Service Development Mentor

Agi is the Founder of Active Joy, an alum of our 4th Refinery program, and she received the North Star Award at our thINCubator End of Year Celebration for always having a path forward with every obstacle. Book a virtual chat with her to ask questions about her experiences with what the product and service development process looks like.

Agi is a native New Yorker passionate about product and people. She believes in changing how the customer thinks about shopping through innovative experiences, tailored products and more sustainable options. Most fulfilled at the intersection of business and creative, corporate retail was a natural choice. Two years ago, she made the pivot to entrepreneurship by starting sustainable fashion brand Active Joy. Switching gears to service-based retail, she is currently helping a seed stage fashion website scale in Silicon Valley.