Entrepreneurs Stories

CommerceHub Founder, Frank Poore

Publicly-traded CommerceHub is making headlines once again after announcing a $1.1 billion acquisition to take the company private. This is the latest chapter in an evolving success story that began in 1997 when Frank Poore, CommerceHub’s founder and CEO, came up with the idea for the business while working with a local video game distribution company. Watch 10 Questions with Frank Poore. ...

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Monty Estes

Our friend and mentor, J. Montieth “Monty” Estes, a visionary leader who helped create the culture of entrepreneurship support in Upstate NY, passed away on February 11, 2018. With his passion for founders commercializing new technologies, Monty was a passionate advocate for our region and its entrepreneurial potential....

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9 High Growth Companies Hiring in Upstate NY

As we kick off 2018 it's time to start thinking about what's next. There are hundreds of innovation companies, many of which are under five years old, that are poised to do great things this year. From advanced manufacturing and cybersecurity, to big data and artificial intelligence, companies in Upstate NY are hiring new talent to help them conquer the world. Are you ready to join...

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HelioHex

Adam Milam is the Founder and CEO of Heliohex, a horticulture LED-lighting technology company based out of The Tech Garden in Syracuse NY. One of the most interesting and impactful aspects of this entrepreneur's journey has been his relationship with Cornell University. In Spring 2017, Adam was chosen for the Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR) JumpStart Award Program....

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