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New tenant in Technology Incubator is iKoss, a woman-owned management consulting firm
Monday, August 13, 2012

The SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator announces its newest business, iKoss Consulting, a woman-owned management consulting firm. iKoss specializes in process and organizational transition services, change management, and content writing, editing and synthesis.

Incorporated in 2011, iKoss’ managing partners collectively have 15 and 20 years experience in large, enterprise-wide consulting, developing a “reputation for excellence” among Fortune 1000 companies by providing targeted client service offerings, quality work products, and outstanding service delivery. iKoss is dedicated to providing immediate value to all its clients through a dynamic, highly qualified workforce.

“Having the ability to work in the same building as other technology-based start-ups is a tremendous opportunity,” said iKoss Owner and Managing Partner Jennifer Koss. “iKoss is already experiencing the value add of being a member of SUNY Fredonia’s Technology Incubator. The resources and support available is allowing us to focus and streamline our operations quicker than we had originally scoped out in our business plan.”

iKoss has already added five employees beyond the original founders. The company’s unique employment model attracts high-caliber professionals and promotes flexible working arrangements, which benefit both their clients and consultants.

“Positive work-life balance is a core value at iKoss, and we work with the latest technologies to enable remote work strategies that allow more flexibility and freedom,” added Koss.

“We are excited to announce iKoss as our newest business,” said Robert Fritzinger, Director of the SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator. “This is a dynamic and progressive start-up company that displays a wide variety of knowledge and talent. As a woman-owned business, the company enhances the diversity of the entrepreneurial pool housed in our facility. In addition, iKoss has opportunities to assist our other startups in their development and growth.”

The SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator is a university-sponsored economic development initiative that supports entrepreneurs and business start-ups in the technology sector and related industries. Since it officially opened in December 2009, it is ahead of its growth projections and currently houses 17 start-up companies. Earlier this year, the incubator was a finalist in the “Rookie of the Year” award presented by InfoTech Niagara, an organization that promotes technology companies, entrepreneurs and students interested in technology.

According to a recent report by the Rockefeller Institute in Albany, N.Y., the Western New York Region provided 70% of all pure start-ups in the entire state, with SUNY Fredonia’s incubator providing nearly half of these, state-wide. A recent study by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation shows that start-up firms are responsible for all net job growth in the U.S.

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