"Creating an Innovative Entrepreneurial Ecosystem" Topic of SUNY BEST


BINGHAMTON, NY – 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 in room LN 1324C of the Continuing Education and Outreach Department on the Binghamton University campus. This presentation is free and open to the public.

Guest speaker John Liddy will discuss the success of the Syracuse Student Sandbox, a unique business incubator that provides aspiring student entrepreneurs, with the resources to make their visions a reality. In his talk, Liddy will provide a framework for creating a student oriented innovative entrepreneurial ecosystem. According to Libby, "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."

Liddy currently serves as entrepreneur in residence for the Syracuse Tech Garden, Syracuse University, Le Moyne College, Cayuga Community College and Mohawk Community College. Through innovative coursework and hands on activities, both on and off campus, Liddy works to advance student entrepreneurial activity and engagement within each of these institutions. In his ongoing 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.

Pre-registration for this discussion is required through the SUNY BEST website at http://ceo.binghamton.edu/sunybest.  For additional information, e-mail sunybest@binghamton.edu.

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.

Last Updated: 9/17/13