SmartStart UNYTECH - The premier Upstate NY venture forum where VC firms look to see the best that the state has to offer for deal flow -

Upstate Venture Association of New York, Inc. (UVANY)seeks to advance the number, scale and quality of private equity investments across New York State. Working with entrepreneurs, companies seeking funding, private equity firms and professionals we strive to improve deal flow and facilitate greater availability of capital for all investment stages. 

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands and Guam.

White Plains counterpart is at Mercy College.

The Small Business Development Center at Onondaga Community College provides one-on-one, client-directed business counseling. Counseling sessions are free, confidential and are provided by trained and experienced counselors to all types of businesses.

White Plains counterpart to the Small Business Development Center at Onondaga at Mercy College.

Greater Syracuse Economic Growth Resource Center -Formed in 1996, the Council brings together over 20 organizations — directly or indirectly involved in economic development — to address job retention and creation. 

The Tech Garden Resource Center provides a readily indexedand web available list of entrepreneurial resources and publications.

NY's Creative Core encompasses 12 Central Upstate counties and more than 250 partners who proactively advance regional development efforts by working together to promote the region’s strengths in leading-edge technologies, academic excellence, and vibrant communities through a unified brand. Through a strong regional image, Creative Core partners are shaping Central Upstate New York’s growth and success.

Metropolitan Development Association (MDA) is a private, not-for-profit corporation, representing the business leadership of Syracuse and Central New York. Membership of the MDA is limited to the chief executive officers of the largest corporations and institutions in the region with acknowledged leadership in manufacturing, finance, distribution, bio-technology, real estate, construction, medical technology, education and law.