The Fredonia Technology Incubator promotes economic growth in the Western Southern
Tier of New York State by supporting entrepreneurship and the development of new,
innovative, arts and technology-based companies into successful business ventures. FTI also serves as a regional economic development hub.
Upcoming Workshop: "Starting & Managing Your Own Business"
Tuesday June 30, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 a.m.
A full-day workshop featuring SCORE and local expert speakers, covering business topics
critical to every start-up business
Topics Discussed Include:
- Introduction to services provided by the Fredonia Technology Incubator, SBA, and SCORE.
- How to create a Business Plan.
- Fundamentals of Marketing and how to conduct Market Research.
- Reading and understanding financial reports.
- What legal organization is best for your business and how do you minimize your liability
- How to minimize your financial risk with insurance and how to select an Insurance
- What are the Federal and State tax considerations you must conform to?
- How you can secure financing and what role does the SBA Play?
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Pre-registration is required. Cost $30 (Students at a discount)
This workshop is limited to 25 attendees.
Here is a link to the registration form:
Business Formation and Setup
The Incubator staff, in partnership with local professionals, helps the entrepreneur
to address the requirements of setting up a business including, writing a business
plan, staffing, intellectual property, public relations, permits, marketing, accounting
and legal issues.
Business Consulting, Mentoring & Training
Through our experienced staff and a network of service providers and advisors, we
offer access to a variety of business professionals who are uniquely qualified to
help you with the critical issues faced by startup companies. Through our connection
to State University of New York at Fredonia we can also provide access to faculty
who can provide expert advice to emerging companies.
Business and Peer Networking
Clients will have the opportunity to interact with fellow entrepreneurs and other
business professionals. These opportunities allow them to benefit from other’s experiences
and contacts for advice, vendors, customers, etc.
Students from State University of New York at Fredonia, in a variety of different
academic programs, are available for internship opportunities available in a tenant
NYS & SUNY Technology Centers
State and University-affiliated technology centers exist throughout New York State.
These centers specialize in disciplines from nanotechnology, life sciences and environmental
research to material engineering and information technology. Clients have access to
the resources of these centers
The incubator can connect client businesses with experts in the areas of technology
commercialization, grant management and the legal protection of intellectual property
Office Space & Furnishing
The incubator is a newly constructed building specially designed as a “green” facility
to serve the most important space requirements of technology- based startups. Businesses
needing office space, clean rooms, assembly areas, and media or internet labs can
Paths to Funding
The incubator has access to two pre-seed capital loan funds and maintains an ongoing
relationship with a number of state, regional and local funding sources. Incubator
staff can assist clients with the process of qualifying for and connecting with appropriate
sources of capital.
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