The Southern Tier Startup Alliance casts a wide net, supporting entrepreneurs across industries with our mentorship services, workshops, and programming. We’ve also chosen to focus in on two areas of entrepreneurship that show a high level of promise within our region: Hardware and Clean Energy. We’re working to accelerate these two areas of focus and build specialized entrepreneurial ecosystems through extended programming and partnerships.
The Southern Tier Hardware Entrepreneurship Ecosystem combines the region’s assets in engineering, materials science, and manufacturing with cutting-edge business incubation, acceleration, and entrepreneurship theory to foster entrepreneurs and quicken the development of product-oriented startups.
STSA is implementing the 76West Clean Energy Competition in the Southern Tier under contract to NYSERDA. By attracting clean energy companies to the Southern Tier, we’re not only building our regional entrepreneurial ecosystem, but strengthening it by fostering collaborations across the region to bring 76West to fruition.