TVCOG Members

  • Room reservations for private meetings are free. Use the links below to reserve a room.
  • Staff approval and rental fees are required for the following (use the Event Request form below):
    • Events
    • Meetings open to the public and/or with entry fees
    • Recurring meetings
  • Reservations are booked in 1 hour increments (if you want to reserve 2 hours, you need to make 2 bookings)
  • Maximum 4 hours per each Community Room reservation, and 2 hours per each Boardroom reservation. 
  • Maximum 2 reservations per member per month. 
  • Reservations are reviewed by COG staff, and will be cancelled if the above rules aren't followed.

Reserve the Boardroom

Reserve the Community Room


Event Hosting & Non Member Room Reservation Requests

Anyone who would like to host an event at the COG, or non-members who want to rent one of our meeting rooms, shall submit a request. 

  • Requests should be submitted at least 4 weeks in advance. If approved, we will provide a contract for signature. 
  • Standard Rates: 
    • Community Room: $100/hour
    • Board Room: $50/hour
    • Kitchen: $50/hour
  • Discounts may be available for members, and non-profits that are in allignment with our mission & vision. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss before submitting.
  • Requests may be deined for events that conflict with our 501c3 status, or otherwise not in alignment with our mission & vision.  

Event or Room Rental Request


A certified NYS Incubator and affiliated Innovate 518 Hotspot partner supported by the Empire State Development Division of Science, Technology, and Innovation (NYSTAR)


Tailored Mentorship for Hardware Startups 

Looking for guidance from those who have done it before? The Manufacturing Incubator offers a support structure for product development startups big and small, through mentorship, networking, and need-based referrals. Ideal clients are developing a physical product and need assistance in prototype development, design for manufacturing, scaling up, or other related design and manufacturing problems.This is a community based, independent and public program. 

You can connect with knowledgable professionals, fabricate your prototype, and manufacture your product all in the same building. 




Questions? Contact Dan Falkenstrom, Facilities and Incubator Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Watch coverage of our incubator on SPECTRUM NEWS


  • Access to our makerspace and maker community, featuring over $200,000 of fabrication equipment, and 250+ makers with a wide range of technical knowledge and skills.
  • Ability to rent dedicated space within our building, for prototyping, manufacturing, or office work. 
  • Guidance from an experienced Manufacturing Mentor, chosen based on your most immediate technical needs (mechanics, electronics, software, hardware, etc)
  • Connections with regional and statewide resources for:
    • funding (grants, investors, and loans)
    • manufacturing referrals
    • business assistance
  • 100% ownership of your product - we don't ask for any equity in your business
  • A defined scope of work for the incubation period covering recommended prioritized actions, taking into account your project's current status, goals, and timeline.
  • Monthly check-in meetings with COG staff to provide feedback and advice on progress.
  • Use of our address as your legal business location.  
  • Access to special SOLIDWORKS or Fusion360 licence pricing for the duration of the program
  • Innovate 518 Hotspot tax incentives for eligable companies upon successful completion of the program

  • Incubated Maker membership dues, starting at $135 per person, billed monthly (or $1,620 annually). 
  • A rough prototype or detailed prototype plan.
  • An initial business model canvas, or similar roadmap, for your company. 
  • Dedicated entrepreneur or team that will devote the time and effort in the program. At least one person on the team should have a technical background to drive physical development. 

  • Start by completing our Application Questionnaire so we can learn more about your business. We may contact you to clarify any details. 
  • We will schedule an Introductory Meeting with our Manufacturing Incubator intake team to verify our program is a good fit for your needs. 
  • We will provide a notice of acceptance or rejection (with reasons why). Total process takes about 3 to 4 weeks. 

Minumum 1 year, maximum 3 years, depending on your readiness level and amount of time you require to complete agreed upon project goals. Clients who are iterating on early stage prototypes or developing cross-system products can go through the program multiple times.

  • Priviledge of using our address as your business address
  • WiFi, printing, private meeting room, and 40-seat presentation room
  • Eligible to rent Innovation Studio Space and storage on a month-to-month basis
  • 15,000 sf Makerspace with 3D Printing, Electronics, Model Shop, Metal Shop, Welding Shop, Wood Shop, Industrial Sewing Machines,and Laser Cutters
  • Prototyping Center with 10'×5’ CNC Gantry Router, Stratasys F270 3D printer, 2'×4’ vacuum former, 130W 3'×4’ laser cutter, SOLIDWORKS licences, storage and production space.





 UAT LOGO 2   United Aircraft Technologies - Ergonomic lightweight aircraft wire clamps

vorpal logo    Vorpal Board - Online board game platform 


fabbro logo 3     Fabbro Industries - Frame-integrated motorcycle suspension system 

recharge e logo    re:Charge-e - Wireless charging solutions for electric bike and scooter share companies.

Kitchen2Our Community Kitchen is the "heart" of the Tech Valley Center of Gravity. Members share meals, snacks and conversation there every day. Tuesday nights, it's the center of our weekly Social Night activities were members share "pot luck" or whatever someone decides they want to cook up that night (BYOB!).


The Community Kitchen is equipped with:

  • two convection-capable wall ovens,
  • an island with six-burner cooktop, hood and prep sink,
  • a full gas range with four-burner cooktop and hood,
  • a beverage station equipped with a Keurig coffeemaker, French press, espresso maker, bean grinder, filtered water dispenser, electric kettle and prep sink,
  • a standard houshehold refigerator/freezer,
  • a standard household dishwasher,
  • microwave and toaster ovens,
  • basic pots, pans and utensils, and
  • brewing equipment.

Members may book the kitchen for product development, personal use for holiday or event cooking, or to use while hosting an event in the SEFCU Community Room, and may reserve the space using the online reservation system.  Please note our Community Kitchen is not equipped to serve as a commercial kitchen and is not approved or appropriate for the preparation or packaging of any food intended for sale.

Individuals interested in teaching classes or conducting demonstrations in our Community Kitchen should call us at 518-244-3544 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.