Join us on September 12 for our Funding Roadmap Workshop at The Tech Garden. You’ll learn from industry experts about resources for early-stage companies, and how to get investment ready. Lunch and Happy Hour included. Special thanks to Armory Square Ventures and Pathfinder Bank for sponsoring this event. Get tickets here!

Syracuse Innovation Connectors

Supporting, engaging and connecting CNY’s entrepreneurial ecosystem

The Syracuse Innovation Connectors group includes leaders within government, business, incubation, acceleration and resource organizations across central NY. We meet monthly with the collaborative goal to share information, build alliances, collaborate on events and understand the strength of our region’s resources to better assist our next generation entrepreneurs. View events across central New York below. And add your own entrepreneurial events to the list.

Syracuse Innovation Calendar

What Employers Need to Know about Immigration & Hiring Top Talent @ The Tech Garden
Feb 28 @ 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm
What Employers Need to Know about Immigration & Hiring Top Talent @ The Tech Garden

Is your company prepared to recruit top talent from around the world? Do visa policies of the new administration seem hostile to your business needs? Join us as we answer these and lots of other questions. This program is a partnership with The Tech Garden, Syracuse University CASE and Harris Beach PLLC.

Reach Customers Online with Google & Get Found on Google Maps! @ The Tech Garden
Mar 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Reach Customers Online with Google & Get Found on Google Maps! @ The Tech Garden

Customers in Central New York are looking for the products & services you offer–and they’re looking online. That’s why SCORE Syracuse and Onondaga Small Business Development Center (SBDC) are teaming up with Google to help you GET ONLINE AND GROW SALES with two workshops designed for you!

Google speaker RANDI PENFIL will present these topics in a a dynamic, interactive setting:
Reach Customers Online with Google – Learn how customers find your business online and how to promote your online presence using search engine optimization (SEO) and online advertising. We’ll also introduce tools that will help you run your business online, including Google Analytics and Trends.

Get Found with Google Search & Maps – Explore Google My Business, a free tool for local businesses who want to connect with customers on Google Search and Maps. Get hands-on help creating or updating your listing, and take advantage of a free website. In this session we’ll show you how to:

– Create or claim your Google My Business listing
– Manage your business info across Google Search and Maps
– Use Google My Business to connect with potential customers
– Create a free website using the info from your business listing

Small businesses are nearly 3x as likely to reach more customers and new markets when they fully adopt digital tools. Yet, less than 1 in 5 small businesses in New York have a listing on a search engine. This workshop will help you beat the odds!

2019 Upstate Unleashed Conference @ Turning Stone Resort
Sep 20 all-day
2019 Upstate Unleashed Conference @ Turning Stone Resort

The 5th annual Upstate Unleashed Conference and Awards will be held September 20th at Turning Stone Resort in Verona, NY.

Join UVC, partners and over 400 entrepreneurial leaders for an unforgettable day. Meet the top CEOs of Upstate NY’s fastest growing companies, and celebrate startup ecosystem builders across our region during an Awards Luncheon.

This Conference sold out the last three years and tickets will go fast!

We are currently looking for speakers and sponsors for this event. If interested please contact

SIC Collaborators

View our kickoff collaborative events: The Funding Roadmap – Startup Funding & Impact Capital