What startup resources exist in Central and Upstate New York?
Interested in launching a startup or business in Central New York? You can start by signing up and creating a project at our virtual hackathon from October 3rd to 4th: https://bit.ly/hackupstatexvsignup
Hack Upstate XV participants now can select from a growing number of programs and resources that exist for startups in the area.
We’re extremely fortunate to have The Tech Garden as the presenting sponsor for #HackUpstateXV!
The Tech Garden is Central New York’s premier tech incubator and supports more than 100 CNY-based startups in various stages through a full range of events, programs, and resources. You can apply through their website.
The Tech Garden also hosts free and low-cost events for non-members to learn more entrepreneurship and develop essential business skills. Check out their Eventbrite.
Jeff Fuchsberg, Director of the GENIUS NY Accelerator Competition will be a judge at Hack Upstate XV! Come pitch your project in front of one of the most visible and well-known entrepreneurs in the region.
The GENIUS NY Competition is a $3 million business accelerator competition housed at The Tech Garden in Central New York focused on unmanned systems, IoT, and big data startups. Since their inception in 2017, they have invested over $12 million in 22 companies; participating companies have fundraised more than $15 million.
They recently announced Geopipe, as the winner of their 2020 competition.
The CNY Biotech Accelerator is a biotech accelerator owned and operated by SUNY Medical University, CNY’s only academic medical center. Members gain access to Upstate clinical and basic science experts, and state-of-the-art research facilities and equipment.
WISE WBC is CNY’s female business center, funded in part by the Small Business Administration and Syracuse University. They provide free and low-cost training and counseling to all female business owners in the Central New York area. Some of their recurring programs include The Building Blocks for Starting a Business, WISE Power Hour, and Small Business Resilience Program (COVID-19) (They offer their Small Business Resilience Program in Spanish as well) — Check out their Eventbrite.
StartFast Accelerator is a local accelerator that invests $50,000 plus provides mentoring support to local startups.
To find more resources, you can also check:
- Centerstate CEO
- Empire State Development NYS Certified Business Incubators and Innovation Hot Spots
- Upstate Venture Connect
What will you build on October 3rd and 4th? We hope to see you at our virtual event!