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

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Katharine Downey
Marketing Communications Coordinator

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Caitlin Schickel
Program Coordinator

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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 [email protected] to submit your resume and cover letter.