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

  • Entrepreneur of the Year 2018: The "Accidental Entrepreneur"

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  • 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

Stack Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Siena Hall

Suite 219

PH: (518) 783‑4957

FX: (518) 783‑4960

Saint Spotlight

Koushik Pernati

Class of 2017


Menands, N.Y.

I was first introduced to the Stack Center when I approached one of my professors about an idea that I had. My professor told me that the Stack Center would be the perfect place to develop my ideas.


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