Who We Are

The Southern Tier Startup Alliance is a member organization of business incubators. Our purpose is to provide support to people starting and growing companies in the region. Our objective is to help increase the number of jobs in the region by diversifying the employment base and strengthening the economy.

Our Team


Molly Israel

Marketing Strategist


Jaclyn Meshako

Program Assistant


Liane O’Brien

Program Manager


Caitlin Schickel

Program Coordinator


Tom Schryver

Executive Director, CREA


Rena Scroggins

76West Competition Manager


Brad Treat

Program Director

Executive Committee

This committee illustrates the core function of the Southern Tier Startup Alliance which is to provide a structure for collaboration among regional organizations that support innovation and entrepreneurship.


Martha Pollack
President, Cornell University

Harvey Stenger
President, Binghamton University

Judy Cherry
Executive Director, Schuyler County Partnership for Economic Development

Interested in working with regional startups and economic development?

We hire paid student assistants every semester – and over the summer! Contact Caitlin Schickel at cts76@cornell.edu to submit your resume and cover letter.