Mitigate early-stage investment risks by backing entrepreneurs who have embraced process, guidance and collaboration. Our hands-on, focused approach to business modeling and strategic marketing nurtures startups intent on optimizing investment returns.

Thriving businesses grow here

The Tech Garden is committed to reinvigorating Central New York by nurturing a high-growth technology sector in an ideal climate for entrepreneurs interested in building strong businesses while maintaining a high quality of life. We understand that the path to exit is rockier for Central New York companies compared to Silicon Valley or NYC (or even Austin, Seattle or Boulder…). We also understand the unique needs and perspectives of early-stage investors; our programs and resources ensure entrepreneurs are “investor ready” and well positioned for competing and winning on national and international stages. Our staff, mentors and EiRs have created, managed and exited successful businesses. We are serious about making Central New York a destination for tech-oriented entrepreneurs and investors.

The Tech Garden’s physical and virtual residents represent a wide variety of technical, manufacturing, Clean Tech and medical technology industries. Our region’s economic prosperity depends on these companies growing quickly to create revenue, jobs and a strong entrepreneurial foundation. Meet the residents you could be helping thrive right now.

Be a part of their Trellis for better, faster growth

At The Tech Garden, we provide the physical, educational, networking and capital formation support entrepreneurs need to accelerate success. Collectively, we call our programs, resources and facilities the Trellis. As an early-stage investor, you can play a significant role in the Trellis by helping entrepreneurs focus their time, energy and resources on business growth. Our resident companies are primed to take advantage of both investment capital and the expertise of investment partners. The Tech Garden currently makes significant early stage investments in the region; your co-investments and follow-on funding help ensure better exits.

Our on-going educational and competitive programs support and help protect your investments. Many of our numerous resources provide significant operational and technical talent to help entrepreneurs get farther faster. Learn more about our programs and resources, as well as our outstanding startup support facilities.

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