Using thINC for your Event
While we’re not an event space, your event must have been a fit with our mission! We have limited availability for events that are in-line with our mission of promoting entrepreneurship in the Mohawk Valley.
What’s our primary line of business?
We are primarily an incubator for upstate entrepreneurs and we promote an open space collaborative environment. This will typically be the environment of the space surrounding your scheduled event. The thINCubator houses co-working, thINCubated companies, the Refinery program and the Small Business Development Center. Please note that we cannot accommodate events that may disrupt the operation or business of our co-workers and thINCubated companies, so if there is a concern, please contact us for other event venue ideas.
What makes us unique from other venues?
We operate with a self-service model. This page IS your thINC event coordinator! Everything is laid out right here. If we are missing the mark on a question or concern, please contact us.
We do not have event staff, A/V techs, or clean up crews. The event request form is simply for use of the venue space. However, we do have many of the resources you’d need to have a productive event as well (i.e. converters for PC/ Mac, whiteboards, projector, waste cans, silverware, glasses, coffee cups, etc.). Be creative and have fun with it!
Sustainability is important to us.
- We encourage you to use reusable event supply or compostable event supply or use our reusable items. We have glasses, plates, silverware, coffee cups, serving utensils, a coffee urn, some baking dishes supplies, a stove, dishwasher, microwave, coffee grinder, coffee maker, etc.
- Please notify your guests on how to dispose of waste at the thINCubator. Education is the start of positive change. We have Recyclables, Returnables, Plastic Film collection, and a Landfill bin. If you bring your own supplies, make note of how to dispose of it at the beginning of your gathering.
- If you decide to use single-use plastic or styrofoam products, please take un-used items with you for future use.
Also, stay tuned as we build relationships with local restaurants to work with us on delivering catered food in more sustainable packaging.
Seeking additional services?
Looking for additional services for your event such as Videography, Photography, Catering or Marketing/Promotional services? Ask us for recommendations. We may be able to connect you with some great CNY startups. We also have created an interactive map of places to eat and places to visit while you’re in the area. Make a note requesting additional information at the end of your Event Request Form.