Entrepreneurial Council

The Entrepreneurial Council of the Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce was formed in September 1999. The Council’s mission is to provide or connect to a comprehensive array of programs to support the development of entrepreneurial ventures in Greater Syracuse. Membership is comprised of approximately 45 business and educational organizations that have a desire to foster the creation of an entrepreneurial community. Within the Council, four sub-committees were formed to oversee the areas of Organization, Programs, Research and Marketing. Four priorities have been identified which include:

  • Priority 1 – Development of www.SyracuseEntrepreneur.com, a "go to" Internet site that will link to appropriate web sites that can be a resource to budding entrepreneurs.

  • Priority 2 – Explore the viability of creating an Angel Network that would assist entrepreneurs with the financial needs of growing their business.

  • Priority 3 – Develop a series of programs that would offer a variety of topics such as business plan development, marketing and legal structure.

  • Priority 4 - Develop an ongoing program that will recognize successful entrepreneurs in the Syracuse community.

Entrepreneurs often struggle to obtain information to get their businesses started. The Council launched www.SyracuseEntrepreneur.com which contains a wide variety of information at one location.

Syracuse is a city that embraces the entrepreneurial spirit. If you are a budding entrepreneur or would like more information about local entrepreneurial efforts, we invite you to contact our Entrepreneurial Council for details. Call Nasir Ali; at (315) 474-0910 or nasir@GrowSyracuse.com .

Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce
572 South Salina St.  Syracuse, NY 13202-3320
Phone:(315) 470-1800   Fax:(315) 471-8545