Stack Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The David ‘73 and Christine Spicer ‘75 Stack Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is an interdisciplinary program focused on business creation from idea development through commercialization. The Center’s primary focus is on student businesses but with a secondary focus on outside business ideas that can also engage student interest and learning.

Siena’s Stack Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship engages students through high impact learning practices designed to develop critical thinking, innovation and entrepreneurial skills. Our process of “Innovate-Create-Accelerate” allows students to apply these skills to develop and implement successful business ventures. Through the Stack Center students learn to:

  • create and obtain financing
  • establish their legal entity
  • hire and lead employees
  • create go-to market and business plans

 In short, students receive a lifetime's worth of business and entrepreneurship training in a fast-paced, accelerated experience. The Center engages more than 300 students annually all three schools: liberal arts, science and business.

The Center also seeks to highlight entrpreneurial-minded alumni who have successfully launched their own businesses to inspire the Center's current students. To that end, we are accepting nominations for the Maddalone  Wall of Success and Entrepeneur of the Year award.


TeachMe presenting at the New York State Business Competition

TeachMe, a custom mobile app, presented at the New York State Business Competition. The app provides dancers videos with accurate references of choreography for practicing, particularly useful when the student misses a lesson. They won the 2016 People's Choice Award.

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship News

  • 2016 Maddalone Wall of Success

    On Tuesday, November 15, the newest class of entrepreneurs was inducted into the Siena College Maddalone Entrepreneur Wall of Success. Made possible through the support of Guy Maddalone ’89, founder and CEO of GTM Payroll Services, the wall displays the logos of companies created by Siena graduates. Read More

  • 2016 Stocchetti Summer Accelerator Program

    This summer, the David ’73 and Christine Spicer ’75 Stack Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship debuted a new and innovative program for their aspiring entrepreneurs. Read More

  • School of Business Recognizes Students, Faculty

    Siena’s School of Business recently recognized nine students and three faculty members for distinguished achievement in research, service and innovation.
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Stack Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Siena Hall

Suite 219

PH: (518) 783‑4957

FX: (518) 783‑4960

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Saint Spotlight

Chad Bingo

Class of 2015

Marketing Major

Rochester, N.Y.

At the urging of business professor Ken Williams, Chad took an Entrepreneurship and New Business Creation class, where he had an opportunity to develop his own product. Chad never expected that his “Gotta Go” button would be a finalist in Walmart’s “Get on the Shelf” contest a year later.


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