SUNY BEST to discuss "Creating an Innovative Entrepreneurial Ecosystem"
The SUNY Business and Education Cooperative of the Southern Tier (SUNY BEST) will host a presentation, titled "Creating an Innovative Entrepreneurial Ecosystem"at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 6, 2013 at Binghamton University, Continuing Education and Outreach Department, LN 1324C, Binghamton, New York. This presentation is free and open to the public.
John Liddy will discuss the success of the Syracuse Student Sandbox and provide a framework for creating a student oriented innovative entrepreneurial ecosystem. "By blurring lines around the perimeter of the campus and drawing new, connecting lines from the campus to the business community, the strengths of each can be combined to create a powerful platform for new student startups."
Presenter: John Liddy currently serves as Entrepreneur in Residence for the Syracuse Tech Garden, Syracuse University, Le Moyne College, Cayuga Community College, and Mohawk Community College helping these institutions advance student entrepreneurial activity and engagement through innovative coursework and hands on activities both on and off campus. As part of his efforts in helping create and evolve these programs, Liddy directs the Syracuse Student Sandbox – a summer program that has grown to include over 80 student teams and over 100 business professionals from the community.
Directional signage will be visible for those entering the main entrance of the campus from the Vestal Parkway. Parking is available at the visitors’ paid lot, across from Bartle Library and in the parking garage behind the Couper Administration building.
SUNY BEST is a volunteer group comprised of senior staff members from key economic and educational institutions in the Southern Tier. The group works to forge strong alliances, strengthen industry specific needs and provide information and outreach for business. SUNY BEST also seeks to explore and support the business community workforce needs for traditional and emerging industry clusters such as nanotechnology, biotechnology, energy, photonics, energy conservation and renewal.