Our member the South Side Innovation Center (SSIC) received the prestigious Dinah Adkins Incubator of the Year Award (general and special interest category) from the National Business Incubation Association, the leading international organization dedicated to business incubation and entrepreneurship.
The SSIC is a program of the Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship at the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, providing hands-on business counseling, training and mentoring for 1,500 existing and aspiring entrepreneurs each year. SSIC is currently incubating 27 businesses in a beautifully renovated furniture warehouse on the South Side of Syracuse. Programs co-housed in the SSIC facility include the SBA-funded WISE Women’s Business Center and Program for Investment in Micro-entrepreneurs (PRIME); an Empire State Development-funded Entrepreneurial Assistance Center; the Syracuse Community Test Kitchen; NYSERDA-funded training for low-income individuals; and programs to train entrepreneurs with disabilities and survivors of domestic violence.
For more information, see the university’s news release, coverage on the Post-Standard’s syracuse.com, or the profile of SSIC on the NBIA website. Congratulations to director Bob Herz and all the talented members of his SSIC staff!