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Clarkson Entrepreneurship Training

Start Your Business

Signups now open – limited space available

Clarkson Entrepreneurship Training is a program to help you launch and grow your own business. Whether you are still figuring out your idea or already on your way, these tools are available to help you succeed.

Learn techniques that will help you avoid costly mistakes, and hear directly from experts on how build from an idea to a profitable company. With a combination of in-person events, online learning, and advanced master classes, this program offers the chance to learn and advance your business while connecting with the startup community of Upstate New York.

All parts of this program are completely FREE to residents of New York State.

Online learning with
Clarkson University


In-person events to help
advance your idea

Master Classes on advanced
entrepreneurship topics


Upcoming in-person events

All attendees will have the chance to win

$500 for their business

at each of the first 4 events!

Carthage (with PP101)*August 17, 2022
Plattsburgh (with PP101)*August 24, 2022
Ogdensburg (with PP101)*August 31, 2022
Saranac Lake (with PP101)*September 7, 2022
Beacon / Hudson ValleyTBD Fall 2022
Schenectady / Capital DistrictTBD Fall 2022
Potsdam TBD Fall 2022

*Our first four events will be hosted in partnership with Point Positive 101

Sign Up To Reserve Your Spot!

We will send you a registration link for resources and events near you as they approach

Clarkson Entrepreneurship Training is brought to you by the Shipley Center for Innovation at Clarkson University with funding provided by a grant from Empire State Development.


About the Shipley Center

The Shipley Center for Innovation is an entrepreneurial support hub that can help guide you as you bring your idea to life. Through a collaborative hands-on process, the Shipley Center provides inventors and entrepreneurs with the ability to fully commercialize their products and create successful businesses.


The Shipley Center offers an extensive network within New York’s North Country region that innovators can access directly with a wealth of knowledge and experience from local practitioners and businesses on patenting ideas, building prototypes, and connecting with like-minded partners and potential investors.

Reach Us


Shipley Center For Innovation
8 Clarkson Ave, Potsdam NY 13676


(315) 268-6400