SUNY BEST presents “Business Incubation: A Statewide and National Perspective”


BINGHAMTON, NY -- The SUNY Business and Education Cooperative of the Southern Tier (SUNY BEST) will host David Hochman, who will present “Business incubation: A Statewide and National Perspective” at 10 a.m. Thursday, October 7, at the Binghamton University Downtown Center.  Pre-registration is required. 

Hochman, executive director of the Business Incubator Association of New York State, Inc., will provide an overview of the statewide incubator association, of which Binghamton University’s Start Up Suite is a member. He will also provide an assessment of the status of business incubation both in New York State and nationally.  

As a consultant in technology-based economic development, Hochman serves clients in both the government and non-profit sectors. In the New York area, he serves as founding Executive Director of the Business Incubator Association of New York State, Inc. As a national consultant, he has played key roles in landmark studies such as Battelle’s biannual survey of state-level programs for the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), and a recent study for the Association of University Research Parks (AURP).

Hochman is interested in fielding ideas regarding possible ways to gain increased participation from this region and how to leverage the existence of this statewide network for the region’s advantage and looks forward to an interactive dialogue.

SUNY BEST is a volunteer group comprised of senior staff members from key economic and educational institutions in the Southern Tier.  The group works to forge strong alliances, strengthen industry specific needs and provide information and outreach for business. SUNY BEST also seeks to explore and support the business community workforce needs for traditional and emerging industry clusters such as nanotechnology, biotechnology, energy, photonics, energy conservation and renewal. 

For more information and to pre-register, contact Thomas Kowalik, director of Continuing Education and Outreach at Binghamton University, at (607) 777-2792 or


Last Updated: 9/17/13