Have an Idea for a Small Business? Alfred’s Incubator Works offers entrepreneur course


Program empowers individuals to turn their passions and ideas into a small business…. and win $500 !

ALFRED, N.Y., December 16, 2021 — IncubatorWorks is currently accepting applications for the newest cohort of Co.Starters Business Class participants. Co.Starters is a proven, national program, run locally by IncubatorWorks, that helps any individual start or grow a small business. Participants get all the tools, training, and mentorship they need to turn their passions into a thriving local business.

Over an 11-week period, participants attend a Virtual weekly course on Zoom where they collaborate with other entrepreneurs, learn from industry experts, and create actionable business plans that enable them to bring their ideas to life. The course covers a comprehensive range of topics, so participants can learn the ins and outs of running a small business. At the completion of the course, participants compete in a pitch competition, and the winner receives a $500 prize. Past Co.Starters graduates have founded a diverse range of small businesses, from breweries and food trucks to graphic design firms and small retail shops as well as non-profit organizations.

Co.Starters will begin on January 12, 2022 and meet virtually every Wednesday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for 11 weeks. The course will take place via the Zoom videoconferencing platform.  The course fee is $250 or $50 for students with scholarships readily available.

About IncubatorWorks: IncubatorWorks is a business incubator on a mission to provide Southern Tier and Western New York startups with the resources they need to thrive. It supports the region’s economic development by building an inclusive entrepreneurial community with an extensive network of fellow entrepreneurs and startup support. Since IncubatorWorks launched Co.Starters in 2019, we have had over 45 graduates, 30 of which have started/grown their business and 14 are working on their business plan to open.  Within our graduates, 59% have been women and 25% have been minorities.   

For more information, contact:

Greg Saufley, Operations Director


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