HORSE HEADS, N.Y.(WENY)-- IncubatorWorks held its first ever Entrepreneurial Summit Saturday morning, to help entrepreneurs get started with their small businesses. 

"So today we're going to have many different speakers talking about small business and the resources that are available. We also have many different exhibitors that have resources as well as some of our exhibitors are small businesses or brand new businesses," says Ashleigh Madison, Program Director for Incubatorworks.

For those who may not know, IncubatorWorks is a local business inbcubator whose goal is to help small business and entrepreneurs achieve their dreams. 

"IncubatorWorks is a local non-profit, we're a stand-alone incubator, a business incubator that helps presenters start businesses and helps businesses grow," Madison tells WENY News.

The keynote speakers at Saturdays events were Jerry and Tracy Flanagan, the founders of JDOG brands. The Flanagans started from the ground up and now are a well known franchise with a location right here in the area. 

"This is all about start ups, and these guys are the dream start up right? They started out with just one vehicle and now they've got 230 plus franchisees across the country so it's really a success story for start ups," says David Gilbert, owner of the Horseheads JDOG Franchise. "So we've been able to hire several veterans over the last few years. We say we're cleaning up the Southern Tier one pile of junk at a time right, so if you see us riding around in the camo trucks with the bulldog on the side just wave at us, it's JDOG." 

Even if you were unable to make it out to the event on Saturday, you can still reach out to Incubatorworks and find out how they can assist you. 

"If you're looking to be an entrepreneur, reach out to us and we can help you decide if it's the right direction to go. If what ever your idea is doesn't make sense, we will try and figure out what would make sense to help you start your small business," says Madison. 

IncubatorWorks Business Incubator:

Phone: 607-962-6387
Email: [email protected]