Welcome to the Hub!
We are a community of entrepreneurs. We believe that given the right tools, connections and knowledge, anyone who really wants to, can start or grow their own business. Located in the heart of the Village of Hamilton, we work with businesses, agriculture, and nonprofits throughout southern Madison County, home to an abundance of natural resources and an industrious workforce. The Hub is the center of an entrepreneurial ecosystem that consists of:
- a building at 20 Utica St. that offers coworking space and a collaborative environment;
- a robust variety of programming from workshops to networking, designed to support local entrepreneurs from idea to acceleration;
- resources that include funding opportunities, mentorship and professional advisors;
- a business alliance that represents the collective interests of businesses in So. Madison County.
We are intent on fueling regional business growth!
A partnership between The Partnership for Community Development (PCD) and Colgate University’s Thought Into Action (TIA) Entrepreneurship Program, the Hub is funded through the Empire State Development New York State Business Incubator Program and is a New York State Certified Business Incubator. We look forward to working with you.
What We Offer
The Hub is an alliance that represents the interests of businesses in So. Madison County. Benefits of joining include: free social media marketing; networking events; free or reduced rates on professional development; access to a 5-person, paid professional staff including a Marketing & Events Coordinator; and more!
Located at 20 Utica St. in Hamilton NY, The Hub offers more than 3,000 square feet of co-working space with two private conference rooms, a phone booth, high speed internet, full printing/scanning capabilities, 24/7 access, a kitchenette, and a projector for presentations or remote meetings. It is also home to the Thought Into Action Entrepreneurship program at Colgate University.
We offer a variety of programming including workshops, trainings, webinars and networking events designed for businesses in all stages of development. We also host a series of ‘Office Hours’ – one-on-one appointments that connect entrepreneurs and business owners with experts who provide guidance and advice specific to their current situation and challenges.
We provide a variety of resources to help with business needs, including access to funding; mentorship; a professional advisory board; and an online catalog of resources. Our newsletter provides updates on government regulations, grant opportunities, and other pertinent information. We also partner with local Small Business Development Centers whose advisors work one-on-one with clients.
The Hub supports local businesses and fosters entrepreneurial and economic growth in the region by providing funding, mentoring, training, space, and a network of professional advisors. We work with new and existing businesses, including agriculture, in all stages of development, from concept through exit.