2016 Fellowship

A prospective small business owner in Syracuse has to navigate multiple agencies, departments, and forms to find information on the registration, licensing, and financing process. This complicated process was felt on the city side, with staff engaging in multiple information management systems. 

We're partnering with the City of Syracuse to develop online tools that connects entrepreneurs to the business planning resources they need to successfully navigate the startup process. The team is focusing on moderate and low-income neighborhoods where poverty and unemployment are higher than Citywide averages, and ensuring that the tool is accessible to entrepreneurs and business owners of those communities.

Local Team Leads

  • Nora Spillane, Deputy Commissioner, Neighborhood and Business Development

  • Andrew Maxwell, Director of Policy and Innovation, Office of the Mayor

  • Sam Edelstein, Chief Data Officer