Entrepreneur Resources

REV Ithaca Startup Works

Rev: Ithaca Startup Works is a business incubator and workspace in Ithaca, NY. They offer business mentorship, workspace, and startup resources for any new or growing business that will create jobs in the community.

Cayuga Venture Fund

A venture capital team interested in investing in startups located in Upstate NY and NYC at various stages across a wide range of industries.  They invest in companies that excite the team.

Southern Tier Capital Fund of New York

A venture capital and pre-venture capital investment fund operated by the investor members within the fund under the guidance of a Managing Director.  Their mission is to invest in the very best startups, to return capital to investors and to promote the development of the entrepreneurial ecosystem within the Southern Tier Region.

Entrepreneurship at Cornell

The gateway to everything entrepreneurial at Cornell University.  Entrepreneurship at Cornell is a diverse, university-wide program working to finds and foster the entrepreneurial spirit across all colleges and fields of study.

Center for Life Science Ventures

The Center for Life Science Ventures was founded in 2008 as a startup incubator to help develop young Cornell life science companies. The Center is funded by Cornell’s Research Division, the Institute of Biotechnology, and NYSTAR.

The Center’s program focuses on accelerating research and development of its client’s companies’ technology and products, validating its client companies’ business plans, and strengthening their management teams. The Center’s goal is to facilitate the forward progress of client companies to the point where each will merit significant outside investment, and achieve self-sufficiency. In doing so, the Center for Life Science Ventures contributes to the University’s mission as New York State’s Morrill Land Grant institution to support local, regional, and state-wide Life Sciences jobs/economic development.

Tompkins County Area Development (TCAD)

Tompkins County Area Development (TCAD) focuses on economic development in Tompkins County. They strive to create a supportive environment for entrepreneurship and business development.

New York Small Business Development Center

New York Small Business Development Center (NYSBDC) provides small business owners and entrepreneurs in New York with the highest quality, pro-bono, confidential business counseling, training, and business research.

Southern Tier Start Up Alliance

The STSA organizes workshops and programming throughout the region for entrepreneurs and budding entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs-in-Residence provide 1:1 mentoring to entrepreneurs and startups in the region. Member startups at the STSA’s partner incubators may also qualify to receive tax benefits through the NYS Innovation Hot Spot program.