I  The Tech Garden


     Office Locations:

235 Harrison Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: 315-474-0910
Fax: 315-474-0915



  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Software & Internet



    Created in 2004 and located in downtown Syracuse, the $3.5 million Tech Garden is a specially constructed facility covers 33,000 square feet and is a regular gathering spot for aspiring entrepreneurs, early stage investors, and creative individuals seeking to connect with others to share their passion for technology and business. In addition to facilitating the growth and development of early stage technology companies, the Technology Garden offers its facilities to the public for use for meetings conferences, and gatherings. The Tech Garden is an affiliate of the CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity, a twelve-county business leadership and economic development organization. Since it was launched in 2005, The Tech Garden has assisted more than 500 entrepreneurs and its state-of-the-art incubator is now home to 35 early-stage ventures that have drawn investment capital and top talent from across New York State, as well as from Ireland, Israel, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Tech Garden incubation companies currently employ more than 150 people, with a payroll of more than $5 million. The Clean Tech Center is a NYSERDA-funded clean energy incubation program located at The Tech Garden, providing an integrated infrastructure for the incubation and acceleration of companies developing clean energy and renewable energy technologies. Another initiative, Grants for Growth, is a seed program that provides up to $75,000 in matching funds for innovative applied research projects between universities and industries that have the potential to accelerate the growth of emerging technology companies.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
    Get the complete investment team + individual email addresses for investment team partners. Get personal images, LinkedIn links, investment specialties, office locations and more with a National Database subscription or New York Database subscription.
    John Liddy Director of Student Venture Development and the Student Sandbox
    Lynn Hughes Director of Operations
    Seth M. Mulligan Director of Venture Development


    Portfolio companies include:

      7053 Productions
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      Augmented Reality Concepts
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      Baule Boxes
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      BELT Project
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      C3 Strategic
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      Canefields USA
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      Cortland Research
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      Digital Vertical
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      Ephesus Technologies
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      Flux Sauce
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      GoVo Biofuels
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      Grassman Performance Energy
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      Page 44 Studio
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      Rapid Cure Technologies
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      Special Menu
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      Spinal Tap
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      Sun Energy
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      Tech Bridge
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      Upstate Venture Connect
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