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 entrepreneurial-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 Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
The Maddalone Wall of Success
The Maddalone Entrepreneur Wall of Success, made possible through the generous support of Guy Maddalone ’89, founder and CEO of GTM Payroll Services, is spearheaded by and located at the Stack Center. It displays the logos of companies launched by Siena graduates, with an inaugural class featuring more than 30 firms in fields ranging from high tech to traditional.
Located both inside and outside the Stack Center, as well as online, the wall will grow to showcase additional companies in the future. It is designed to provide a highly visible platform to highlight Siena graduates who have successfully launched their own businesses, and to inspire students by letting them know that they can follow in the footsteps of those who have gone before them.