January 19, 2014

Cornell, Area Schools Launching Business Incubator in Downtown Ithaca

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With hopes of encouraging entrepreneurship and promoting economic growth in the region, Cornell and two partnering schools announced Thursday that they will open a business incubator in downtown Ithaca.

The Downtown Ithaca Incubator, housed in the Carey Building on 314 E. State St., will give entrepreneur hopefuls a co-working space from which they can conceptualize, form and launch businesses, according to Tom Schryver ’93 MBA ’02, executive director for new venture advancement at Cornell.

A rendering of the upcoming Downtown Ithaca Incubator, a space that will provide resources and mentoring to aspiring entrepreneurs in the area. (Rendering courtesy of Cornell University)