Fredonia Technology Incubator

About the Technology Incubator

Our Mission

Located in the City of Dunkirk's central business district, the Fredonia Technology Incubator (FTI) is an economic development program of the State University of New York at Fredonia.  FTI works with external partners to promote economic growth by supporting entrepreneurship and the development of new, innovative companies into successful business ventures.  This takes place in an environment that fosters creativity, technology development, commercialization, and successful business management practices. With a focus on arts, food and technology-based startups, the Incubator provides administrative and business services, mentoring, networking, professional consulting, educational opportunities, and access to capital and work ready space. FTI combines these resources and those of the SUNY Fredonia, state and local government, area businesses, and the community to develop businesses that are financially viable and freestanding.

Message from the Director

Welcome to the Fredonia Technology Incubator (FTI), a significant community engagement and economic development program of SUNY Fredonia.  Since its founding in 2007, FTI has assisted many entrepreneurs and their startups, which have created new opportunities in the region.  FTI also serves as an economic development hub, as a StartUP NY location, and is a Certified NYS Incubator.  We are proud to be members of the WNY Incubator Network (WIN), the Business Incubator Association of New York State (BIA/NYS) and the International Business Innovation Association (iNBIA).  FTI also hosts the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA) and Chautauqua County Partnership for Economic Growth (CCPEG). 

The Incubator promotes economic growth through community partnerships and collaboration.  We welcome your interest and involvement as FTI strives to enhance economic impact and cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit in our community.

Chuck Cornell

About the Director