Incubator Program

Designed for early stage founders, our high touch business development program features a 16-week curriculum targeting the needs of entrepreneurs.

Focus Areas

  • Increasing Revenue

  • Brand Building

  • Business Development

  • Customer Engagement

  • Community impact

  • Digital Strategy

  • Scaling a Team

  • Raising Capital

  • Content Strategy

  • Contract Building

  • Mental Health

  • Self Development

The Summer 2020 Cohort is currently scheduled to launch in July. 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 apply by May, 31, 2020. Please check back for updates.



Sheena Allen
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Alice Bonhomme-Biais
Software Engineer
Social Impact Projects
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Steven Grillo
First Vice-President
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Arjun Sahgal
NYU Tandon Future Labs
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Lee Silver
Corporate & Finance Attorney
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC
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Dean Balsamini
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Richard Burton
Director of Partnerships
MECH Multimedia
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Chris Pisarski
 Founder & CEO
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Nora T. Santiago
Urban Policy Analyst/GIS Specialist
College of Staten Island
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Linda M. Baran
President & CEO
Staten Island Chamber of Commerce
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Marcos Dinnerstein
Director of Content & Social Media
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Dossey Richards
 Founder & CEO
Lotus Technologies 
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Cynthia Schames
Founder & CEO
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Aileen Gemma Smith
CEO, Vizalytics Technology
Entrepreneur in Residence
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  • 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 ventured is getting the support and resources it needs.

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Tel: (646) 766 - 9554

Fax: (646) 766 - 9558

Division of Economic Development, Continuing Studies, and Government Relations