Business Incubator

Griffiss Institute Business Incubator

Certified NYS Business Incubator providing support for innovative small businesses and startups in Central New York

Start a Business! Grow Your Business!
Improve Your Bottom Line!

Griffiss Institute Business Incubator

The GIBI staff is uniquely qualified through academic, technical, and practical experience to help you do that. We offer counseling, guidance, hands-on assistance, and in some instances, financial support to our clients.

The Griffiss Institute Business Incubator (GIBI) is located in Rome, New York, and serves the Central New York region. The GIBI partners with the thINCubator, and other regional economic development entities, to combine our region’s numerous high tech, information, and cybersecurity assets with business development programs and services to support our local entrepreneurs. Among the GI’s unique capabilities, is the ability to connect entrepreneurs with technology developed at the Air Force Research Laboratory in Rome, New York, enabling technology transfer to industry for commercialization.

Logistics, Technical & Educational Services

  • One-on-One Coaching
  • Guidance on working with AFRL and the Local High Tech Business Community
  • Business Training, Education and Seminars
  • Government Contracting Assistance
  • Support for Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses
  • Facility and Personal Security Clearance Guidance and Support    
  • Professional Certification Courses
  • High Speed Network Access
  • Space and Facilities Support

Contact: John Liddy, Business Incubator Director,

Apply Online

To apply for services offered by the GIBI, please review our Terms and Conditions, sign the User Agreement, and then fill out the application here: