Thursday, June 8, 2023

3:00 – 5:00 PM – Tour of IM3NY Gigafactory
1093 Clark Street, Building 257-2 – Endicott, NY

5:00 – 7:00 PM – Welcoming Reception: Koffman Southern Tier Incubator
120 Hawley St, Binghamton, NY 13901

Friday June 9, 2023

7:30 -8:30 AM – Registration and Breakfast

8:30- 8:40 AM – Welcoming Remarks
Per Stromhaug, Associate VP of Economic Development at Binghamton University

9:00 – 10:15 AM – Panel 1: Overview of the Local Innovation Economy in the Southern Tier

Moderator- Ashleigh Madison – Incubator Works
John Hroncich- Director-North America Transit Soles-BAE Systems Jennifer DeSouza – VP-The Raymond Corporation
Jacob Kumpon- C00- Klaw industries
Herber Dwyer- CEO/Founder EMPEQ
Stacey Duncan – CEO – Leadership Alliance

10:15 – 11:30 PM – Panel 2: Overview of New Energy New York Initiative

Moderator: Stacey Johnson – Director of Workforce Development – SUNY Binghamton

Ryne Raffaelle – VP for Research – RIT
Olga Petrova – Asst Dir-Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships SUNY Binghamton
Jen Gregory- Executive Director- Southern Tier 8
Shailesh Upreti – Founder – iM3NY

11:30 – 1:00 PM – Lunch & Networking + Tour ITC Building

1:00 – 2:00 PM – Panel 3: Best Practices in Deep Tech Incubation

Moderator- Thyagarajan Nandagopal – Director-Division of Innovation and Technology Ecosystems at NSF
Tom Schryver – Exec Dir. Cornell University Center for Regional Economic Advancement-and Chairman of the Board-Business Incubator Association of New York State
John Blaho- Director of CUNY Industrial-Academic Research
Sujatha Ramanujan- Managing Director of Luminate Accelerator
Heather Hage- CEO-Griffis Institute
Per Stromhaug- Associate VP of Economic Development at Binghamton University

2:00 – 3:15 PM – Panel 4: Meet The Funders

Moderator: Heidi Knoblauch, Interim Director – NYSTAR

Ed Hummel – Representative for NY and NJ – United State EDA
Jeff Boyce-Upstate NY Branch Mgr-US SBA

3:15 -4:00 PM – BIANYS Membership Meeting (Members Only)

9:00 - 11:00AM - MASTERING THE CLIENT COMPANY JOURNEY - Onboarding to Impact
BIANYS Business Advisory Certificate Programming -- powered by Growthwheel
(note: There is an additional registration and fee for this class.)

11:00AM-12 PM - Tour: Buffalo Niagra Medical Campus





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Advocate​ for resources available to incubator-based enterprises and other issues affecting them.
Promote entrepreneurial activities of incubators within the state with relevant programming.
Network business incubators, incubated companies, and others interested in the innovation economy of New York State