Entrepreneurship / Start-Up NY Committee

The charge of the SUNY Potsdam Start-Up NY Committee is to:

  • Review, screen and recommend Start-Up NY business application to the President, based on the academic mission and how appropriate the business is for the community.
  • Generate and promote ideas to enhance entrepreneurship throughout the campus, including reviewing and assessing the state of entrepreneurship on the campus and overseeing a yearly student business plan competition.
  • Assist with attracting business ventures to partner with the College, in accordance with Start-Up NY, and assist with the annual review of businesses to ensure continued eligibility.

Members include:

  • John M. Wicke, Director of Strategic Alliances, SUNY Potsdam
  • Patrick Kelly, CEO, St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency
  • Sandy Maine '78, Owner, Adirondack Fragrance
  • Fred Hanss, Planning and Development Director, Village of Potsdam
  • Meg Bain, Assistant Director of Career Planning, SUNY Potsdam
  • Raymond Bowdish, Biology, SUNY Potsdam
  • Jan Trybula, Faculty Senate, SUNY Potsdam