Incubator Program

The CSI Tech Incubator Program is a 5-week program focused on business development and digital strategy for early stage tech entrepreneurs. More than just curriculum, our team of experienced mentors, work with your team personally to understand your business challenges and works with you to solve them. Our consulting style program gives companies the attention they need to grow and scale. We believe that every business is unique in what they need to advance, and our team makes sure we go further by working with founders directly on solving problems and guiding them on the steps they need to take to grow.

Focus Areas

  • Increasing Revenue

  • Brand Building

  • Business Development

  • Customer Engagement

  • Community Impact

  • Digital Strategy

  • Scaling a Team

  • Raising Capital

  • Content Strategy

Applications for the Virtual Fall 2020 Cohort are now open.

As we continue to receive updates on the progression of COVID-19, the start date of the program is subject to change and we are prepared to deliver the program remotely.

Please check back for updates.



  • Mentor Network

  • Business Development Curriculum

  • Investor Network

  • Access to Office Space

  • CSI Campus Engagement

  • Events & Programming

  • Free & Discounted Resources

  • Access to CUNY & CSI Facilities

  • No Equity Fees

The biggest benefit of all is working with a team that is deeply passionate about your success. We are deeply committed to the success of all our companies to make sure you’re new venture is getting the support and resources it needs.



We have assembled an excellent mentor network of experienced tech founders, investors and subject matter experts. We made sure to strategically pull mentors with a diverse set of experiences and skill sets to ensure we provide support in various areas of your startup. Our mentor network specializes in the following areas: Business Development, Product Development, Digital Strategy, Sales Strategy, Business Strategy, Growth Hacking, Sales Automation, Accounting,  Fundraising, Marketing Communication, Legal, and HR. 

Sheena Allen
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Alice Bonhomme-Biais
Software Engineer
Social Impact Projects
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Marcos Dinnerstein
Director of Content & Social Media
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Dean Balsamini
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Richard Burton
Director of Partnerships
MECH Multimedia
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Linda M. Baran
President & CEO
Staten Island Chamber of Commerce
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Stephen DeBerry
Founder & Managing Partner
Bronze Investments
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Christopher Hollinger
 Founding Partner
Blackwell Hollinger 
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Esmeralda Herrera
Director of Programs & Community Relations
Communitas America 
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Pierre Laguerre
 Founder & CEO
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Sylvester A. Omuemu Jr.
Partnerships Lead
Google for Startups 
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Chris Pisarski
 Founder & CEO
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Dossey Richards
 Founder & CEO
Lotus Technologies 
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Cynthia Schames
Founder & CEO
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Arjun Sahgal
NYU Tandon Future Labs
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Nora T. Santiago
Urban Policy Analyst/GIS Specialist
College of Staten Island
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Lee Silver
Corporate & Finance Attorney
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC
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Aileen Gemma Smith
CEO, Vizalytics Technology
Entrepreneur in Residence
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Kurt Vandebroek
Founding Partner
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Tel: (646) 766 - 9554

Fax: (646) 766 - 9558

Division of Economic Development, Continuing Studies, and Government Relations