Couri Hatchery

Our Couri Hatchery is a student-centered, low-cost, and supportive business incubator that helps new start-ups get established and develop to the point where they can stand on their own.  Promoting and supporting business development among entrepreneurial students across the SU campus, the Couri Hatchery is named for John Couri '63 BA (A&S), co-founder of Duty Free International and president of the Couri Foundation.

Focused on streamlining innovative, emerging student ventures, it provides a broad scope of services including cost-effective space and support, prototype production facilities, product realization and development services, and business consultation. It provides SU student business owners with real-world experience in business innovation and creation and research and development, while simulating interaction between student entrepreneurs and our faculty, students, administrators and staff.

Businesses that have initiated within the Couri Hatchery include Funk 'n Waffles, Wholesale Jewelry Liquidators, and


There is no cost to join the Couri Hatchery. Companies involved in the Hatchery range from idea stage, to startups and growth-oriented businesses. Access to resident experts and local mentors to help with issues such as legal, accounting, operations, product development, marketing, HR and more are available to all Couri Hatchery participants. Fill out the Couri Hatchery application to join.


For questions, please contact the EEE Department at, or call 315-443-6899.

Who's Who in the Hatchery:

Learn more about the businesses that reside in the Couri Hatchery on-campus co-working space and incubator by clicking here.

Join us for an Open House:

Stop by the Couri Hatchery on September 3rd any time between 12-6 p.m. to learn more about entrepreneurship in action on campus. Click here for details.