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Clarkson Entrepreneurship Training

Connecting the startup community across Upstate NY

UPSTATE FOUNDERS 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 curated mastermind groups, 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

Mastermind groups to provide tailored support


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Reserve Your Spot!

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