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:
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, 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.
Entrepreneur of the Year 2018: The "Accidental Entrepreneur"
Saints Succeed in the 2018 NYBP Competition
Siena College sent six teams of student entrepreneurs to the 9th Annual New York State Regional Business Plan Competition on April 5th at SUNY Poly Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering. Read More
Spark Tank Inspires Budding Entrepreneurs
Spark Tank is a biannual event that Siena College hosts that puts student ideas to the real-world test. Based off the popular ABC show Spark Tank, Shark Tank allows Saints to share their entrepreneurship ideas in a competition against their peers. Read More