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.
The Southern Tier is home to tremendous innovation as a leading area for high-tech manufacturing in New York State. Thanks in part to its top research universities, Cornell University and Binghamton University, this region sees a large number of R&D companies locating here to take advantage of the pool of knowledge workers and the resources available at the universities. Funded through the NYSTAR Innovation Hot Spot Program, the Southern Tier Startup Alliance leverages the region’s best assets for supporting and scaling startups. This approach is based in a strong partnership between Binghamton University, Cornell University, and Corning Enterprises. By bringing coherence to a growing regional ecosystem of entrepreneurs and support organizations, the Southern Tier Startup Alliance creates a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.
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.