Onondaga County fosters a nurturing environment for fledgling entrepreneurs - no matter what type of business you are looking to start or expand the resources available here are unparalleled. The Onondaga County Office of Economic Development welcomes being your single point of contact for these organizations.
The Syracuse Tech Garden
The Syracuse Technology Garden fosters entrepreneurial activity in Syracuse and the Central New York region by stimulating technological creativity through the incubation of technology start-up businesses. The state-of-the-art facility provides the environment and resources required to grow and sustain early-stage companies. Its unique Syracuse Student Sandbox accelerates the process of ideation, development and deployment through mentoring and coaching of businesses created by student entrepreneurs.
The CleanTech Center at the Syracuse Tech Garden
The CleanTech Center offers support for entrepreneurs and early stage companies through incubation, acceleration and retention. Collaborators include angel and venture investors, financial institutions and other lenders, colleges and universities, service providers, utilities, industry associations and government agencies providing technical and financial assistance to foster clean technology business development. For more information, please click here.
The CASE Incubator Facility at Syracuse University
The Syracuse University Center in Applications and Software Engineering (CASE) is a New York State designated Center for Advanced Technology. The CASE incubator program supports start-up or young technology companies with long-term potential for high growth. The incubator members benefit from a rich intellectual and research environment, access to talented faculty and students, modern office facilities, and many networked computing resources that would be cost-prohibitive for most small companies. Technology companies remain in the CASE incubator space until they are ready for venture capital or other investment, and thus "graduate" to more conventional business facilities. For more information, please click here.
Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems
The Center for Excellence in Environmenmental and Energy Systems at Syracuse University engages collaborators at 200+ companies and institutions to address global challenges in clean and renewable energy, indoor environmental quality, and water resources. Its members conduct targeted research, demonstrate new technologies, commercialize innovations, and educate the workforce. Through its Innovation Ecosystem Grants, the Center encourages collaborative innovation and product development between entrepreneurs and one of NYS premier research universities. For more information, please click here.
The Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship at Syracuse University
The Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship is a nationally recognized center founded to facilitate entrepreneurship in Central New York. The Falcone Center manages the South Side Innovation Center, the annual Entrepreneurs’ Bootcamp, and the US SBA designated women’s business center, WISE (Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship). Falcone is the founder and home to the nationally recognized Entrepreneurs’ Bootcamp for Disabled Veterans. For more information, please click here.
The Near West Side Initiative of Syracuse University
The Near West Side Initiative (NWSI) offers business owners and emerging entrepreneurs in Syracuse’s Near Westside neighborhood a comprehensive package of resources aimed at boosting growth and encouraging new business development. Some resources offered include micro-lending program, peer-mentoring program, and an entrepreneurship-training program. Additionally, the NWSI offers the unique service of accommodating Spanish Speaking entrepreneurs and small business owners. NWSI Residential & Commercial programs offer business owners the opportunity to live and work in the NWS community, located within blocks of downtown Syracuse. For more information, please click here.
The South Side Innovation Center
Located in a modern business incubation facility in Syracuse's South Side neighborhood, the South Side Innovation Center is a small-business resource center for entrepreneurs in need of a professional work environment. It hosts training programs, business planning assistance, and access to mentors and professional contacts - all in an energized environment of entrepreneurial activity. The Center houses the Syracuse Community Test Kitchen (COMTEK), a joint collaboration with Nelson farms at Morrisville State College. It also offers operates a successful micro-loan fund available to clients of the Center. For more information, please click here.
WISE: US Small Business Administration Women's Business Center
The WISE Women's Business Center (WBC) fosters the participation of women entrepreneurs and businesses in the economy, especially those who have been historically under-served or excluded. WISE programs provide business training and counseling, access to credit and capital, marketing opportunities, and counseling procurement procedures necessary to win federal contracts. The Annual WISE Forum is one of the largest forums dedicated solely to women-owned businesses. For more information, please click here.
Blue Highway is a unique, collaborative approach to entreprenurial success in clinical efficacy, quality-of-care and patient safety. A wholly owned subsidiary of Welch Allyn, a privately held leader in front-line diagnostic healthcare, Blue Highway is housed on the Syracuse University campus and actively engages industry, academia, and government agencies interested in diagnostic and healthcare research. The company finds their most effective alliances cross multiple projects within these technology areas: biofilms, communications and computing, green science and technology, imaging, molecular and genetic, neurodegenerative disease, and sensors. For more information, please click here.