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Resources for Clients


Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship

At the Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University. Entrepreneurs and Syracuse University faculty focus on business plans and models, financing, customers, etc.

The Tech Garden

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.

Centerstate CEO

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.

The New York State Science & Technology Law Center at Syracuse University

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.


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.


Innovation and Partnership Tools and Resources / Innovation Community Chest

Tanner- Ibbotson

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.

IntegReview IRB

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. accredited. Woman-owned business since 1999.

HS Design

CNY BAC members have access to professional product design assistance through strategic implementation of product development services including research, industrial design, GUI, Engineering, prototyping, pilot launch and manufacturing assistance.

Reichert Technologies

Reichert Technologies provides Surface Plasmon Resonance instruments and services to help researchers quantify key biomolecular parameters. Reichert has solutions to scale to with you as you grow.

Hancock Estabrook LLP

Startup and emerging business attorneys.

Funding Resources

Seed Capital Fund of CNY

members invest in start-up technology companies in Central New York.

Upstate Venture Association of New York

is a statewide organization advancing venture capital and private equity investments in the upstate region.

The Greater Syracuse Business Development Corporation

provides long-term loans at fixed interest rates and low down payments to small businesses throughout New York.

The Small Business Association

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

Start-Up NY

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.

The New York State Economic Development Council

offers incentives such as brownfield and emerging technology tax credit programs.

The New York State Small Business Development Center

provides counseling and training to state residents who want to start a business or improve the performance of an existing business.

Empire State Development

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

The Central New York office of Empire State Development

can help in building a new facility, relocating, expanding and entering new markets.

The New York Business Development Corporation

works with banks to provide loans that may not meet requirements for traditional financing. NYBDC is licensed to provide the SBA 504 loan program.

CNY Technology Development Organization

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