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Resources for Clients

Central New York is a connected place for entrepreneurs. Below are resources available to incubator clients to explore. Including professional organizations, and funding opportunities.


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Hancock Estabrook LLP External Icon 
Startup and emerging business attorneys.

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Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship External Icon
Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University
Entrepreneurs and Syracuse University faculty focus on business plans and models, financing, customers, etc.

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The Tech Garden External Icon
A downtown Syracuse space for early-stage and mid-size technology companies to grow in a creative, collaborative atmosphere. Home of the Clean Tech Center for renewable energy.

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Centerstate CEO External Icon
A 12-county business leadership and economic development organization based in Syracuse, with more than 2,000 members; the region's primary economic, community and business development catalyst.

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The New York State Science & Technology Law Center at Syracuse University External Icon
Advises on a wide range of technology-related legal issues, including the protection and commercialization of intellectual property, technology transfer practices, patents, copyright and trademark law, and licensing agreements.

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MedTech External Icon
A group of pharmaceutical, biotech and medical technology companies, product and service providers, and research universities. MedTech focuses on closer collaboration among firms, and is an advocate for companies.

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SUNY RF External Icon 
Innovation and Partnership Tools and Resources / Innovation Community Chest

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Tanner- Ibbotson External Icon
A local broker in Upstate New York that has a niche practice for life science companies.  They represent companies in the insurance marketplace by helping them purchase insurance. Expert knowledge of industry enables them to tailor a program that meets specific insurance and risk management needs of clients based on their product offering and practices in all stages from research & development to clinical trials to commercialization. 

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IntegReview IRB External Icon
Providing independent ethical review (IRB services) for pharma, device, technology and biotech companies in the U.S. and Canada.  Exempt Determination (including publication reviews), Expedited and Full Board review.  Daily meetings. 24-48 hour document distribution.  AAHRPP accredited.  Woman-owned business since 1999.

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Funding Resources

Seed Capital Fund of CNY External Icon members invest in start-up technology companies in Central New York.

Upstate Venture Association of New York External Icon is a statewide organization advancing venture capital and private equity investments in the upstate region.

The Greater Syracuse Business Development Corporation External Icon provides long-term loans at fixed interest rates and low down payments to small businesses throughout New York.

The Small Business Association External Icon offers information on small business loans, grants, bonds and other financial assistance. The SBA does not make loans directly.

START-UP NY External Icon  offers new and expanding businesses the opportunity to operate tax-free for 10 years on or near eligible university or college campuses in New York State.

edcThe New York State Economic Development Council External Icon offers incentives such as brownfield and emerging technology tax credit programs.

sbdcThe New York State Small Business Development Center External Icon provides counseling and training to state residents who want to start a business or improve the performance of an existing business.

esdEmpire State Development External Icon promotes business investment and growth through programs such as the Small Business Revolving Loan Fund, including micro-loans of $25,000 or less.

esdnygovThe Central New York office of Empire State Development External Icon can help in building a new facility, relocating, expanding and entering new markets.

nybdcThe New York Business Development Corporation External Icon works with banks to provide loans that may not meet requirements for traditional financing. NYBDC is licensed to provide the SBA 504 loan program.

tdo CNY Technology Development Organization works with companies in five counties to develop strategies, implement technologies and assist in the transfer of university-developed technologies.

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