Resources in NY

Rev: Ithaca Startup Works

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

Upstate NY I-Corps Node

NSF I-Corps gives researchers the opportunity to combine their strong technical and scientific knowledge with an entrepreneurial mindset, with the goal of discovering new technologies that can be developed for market.  The Upstate New York I-Corps Node combines the experience of the nation’s top university R&D region with the entrepreneurial knowledge of experienced mentors and faculty. The Node acts as a hub for commercialization training in the Northeast, connecting skilled researchers to valuable resources through national and regional I-Corps programming.

For more information about regional or national I-Corps training, please contact:

Shannon Sullivan, UNY iCorps Regional Director


START-UP NY helps new and expanding businesses through tax-based incentives and innovative academic partnerships. 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. Partnering with these schools gives businesses direct access to advanced research laboratories, development resources and experts in key industries.


Launch NY is a Venture Development Organization (VDO) encompassing the 27 counties of Upstate NY, playing a unique and necessary role: Providing “Proof of Concept” Funding AND Support.  Launch NY provides entrepreneurs experienced mentoring using best practice processes and connections to specialized resources both in and beyond the Upstate NY ecosystem. Thus preparing you to compete for and win the funding and additional resources needed to move forward. Launch NY provides investors looking to drive business success and build the Upstate NY economy access to investable opportunities at multiple levels, ranging from direct investments to funding critical startup activities.



FuzeHub provides New York State manufacturers with guided access to our extensive network of industry experts, programs and assets to solve productivity, commercialization, research and development issues, and other challenges to growth.  FuzeHub provides New York State manufacturers with guided access to our extensive network of industry experts, programs and assets to solve productivity, commercialization, research and development issues, and other challenges to growth.


Grow-NY is a business competition focused on growing an enduring food and agriculture innovation cluster in the Grow-NY region. The competition attracts innovative, high-growth food and agriculture startups from across the globe and engages them in the region’s rapidly-growing startup ecosystem.  Finalists will pitch their business ideas for a chance to win up to $1 million. Winning companies will be required to execute bold plans to grow jobs, connect with local industry partners, and contribute to a thriving Upstate economy.


From competition to commercialization, 76West has the resources your startup needs to succeed.  76West is an unparalleled competition focused on growing entrepreneurs and attracting resources from the U.S. and around the world to build clean energy businesses and jobs in New York State’s Southern Tier region. The competition offers $20 million in prize money and support services, including a $1 million top prize. 76West is designed to further develop the regional community of clean energy technology innovators, industry experts, educators, and investors, as well as help startups get early users for their technologies.  Winning clean energy startups that are located outside of New York State will need to demonstrate economic impact in one of four ways to meet prize requirements. See competition details to learn more.


With $5 MILLION in investment, 43North is a startup competition unlike any other. But for our portfolio, it’s more than that. It’s our dedicated mentors. And free incubator space in a vibrant city. And the opportunity to operate tax-free. And our network. See details on the completion.

Southern Tier Startup Alliance

New York’s Southern Tier is a leading area for high-tech manufacturing, university research and development, and food science/agricultural technology. The Southern Tier Startup Alliance (STSA) leverages the region’s best assets — including a partnership between top research institutions like Cornell University, Binghamton University and Corning — combined with mentorship and connections to capital, enabling our member startups to grow rapidly.

The Business Incubator Association of New York State

The Business Incubator Association of New York State represents the incubators in the Empire State. Our mission is to:

  • Expand the resources available to incubator-based enterprises and to work with policy-makers on matters affecting them
  • Promote through co-operation the entrepreneurial activities of incubators within the state
  • Network: business incubators, incubated companies, and others interested in the innovation economy of New York

Upstate Capital

Upstate Capital

Upstate Capital is the association that connects capital providers to opportunities across New York state. Since 2003, the association (formerly UVANY) has been the place to meet capital providers from angel and early stage to middle market private equity investors, lenders, professional advisors, entrepreneurs and company executives.  We facilitate access to capital for companies and deal flow for investors by maintaining a robust network through membership, events and communication.  We connect, educate, inspire and celebrate the investors, entrepreneurs, executives and professional advisors who build businesses in Upstate New York.

Cayuga Venture Fund

We choose to invest in Upstate NY and NYC.  The Upstate startup market is undercapitalized and NYC is unavoidable!


Excell is a VC fund that invests in Seed and Early Stage high-tech startups in New York State focused on Upstate NY. Excell has the dual mission of generating returns through its funds’ that rank in the top-quartile of its benchmarks, and supporting regional economic development by providing entrepreneurs with hands-on support as well as investment capital. Excell’s Portfolio includes investments in Medical Devices, Materials, Energy, Biotech, Agtech, Imaging, and IT/Software ventures across New York State with an added focus of investing in Minority and Women owned ventures.

Triphammer Ventures

Alumni Ventures Group (AVG) is a different type of venture capital firm. Designed for individual investors, we make this key asset class available to millions of individuals who previously haven’t had access to a high-quality, diversified venture portfolio. Triphammer Ventures is AVG’s Cornell chapter.