Your first address matters. Bigger, “brand name” entrepreneurial enclaves may seem sexier, but they’re often better at spinning out MVPs than growing solid businesses. We surround your startup with everything you need to focus on growing your business. Our talent-rich environment features a high quality of life, a low cost of living and the connections that ensure enduring success.

Why The Tech Garden?

We want every Tech Garden entrepreneur to be successful and invest heavily in making it happen. Every home run, every tremendous exit, creates wealth and opportunity for a region reinventing itself after decades of manufacturing and transportation industry successes. It’s time for new companies like yours to breathe new life into Central New York and we are completely committed to working with talented startups to make it happen.

Capital Formation

Early stage financing is incredibly difficult these days. Many investors want to see “customers and revenue” before entering into any kind of meaningful discussion with a startup. The Tech Garden works closely with its residents to prepare them for investor conversations and can broker introductions with the right angel and seed investors for each resident. In some instances, The Tech Garden makes direct investments, offers high value, in-kind support and provides seed grants for helping residents achieve important milestones.

Your Startup Support System

The Tech Garden is an active collaborator with its residents. Unlike larger urban accelerators, we can’t afford a high ratio of failures to successes. We are invested in helping all residents flourish. Our unique mix of programs and resources has been developed to significantly increase every resident’s chances of high-growth success. We’re also part of the largest business organization in Upstate New York (CenterState CEO) and can connect entrepreneurs to dozens of potential customers, strategic and supply chain partners.

Getting Started

Becoming a resident at The Tech Garden is straightforward and entrepreneur-friendly. If you’re a single entrepreneur or a small team, have formed or are forming a legal business (e.g., corporation, partnership or sole proprietorship), have a high-growth, technology-focused model and can handle a nominal monthly lease, you’re an excellent candidate for residency at The Tech Garden. Send us an email with contact information and a brief profile of your company. We’ll get back to you quickly to determine fit and timing.

Your Trellis for better, faster growth

As an entrepreneur, you understand the importance of focusing your time, energy and resources on business growth. The Tech Garden provides the physical, educational, networking and capital formation support you need to accelerate success. Collectively, we call our programs, resources and facilities the Trellis.

In the Trellis, The Tech Garden has assembled the right programs to help startups define and refine their business models and better manage the many unknowns on the road to success. Our suite of entrepreneur resources can help you get farther faster with a manageable burn rate. Learn more about our programs and resources, as well as our outstanding startup support facilities.

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