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Couri Hatchery FAQ

Get to know the Couri Hatchery student business incubator! The following are some frequently asked questions to help you learn more about the services offered to entrepreneurial students across campus!

What is the Couri Hatchery?

The Couri Hatchery is an incubator for student and alumni entrepreneurs from Syracuse University and SUNY ESF. We provide a variety of services to start-ups and small businesses to help the entrepreneurs meet their definitions of success.

Is there a cost to become a member?

No, the service is free for all Syracuse University, and SUNY ESF students and alumni.

What are the benefits of membership?

In addition to a free and fully furnished office space to utilize, we provide consulting services including: business development, networking, legal, intellectual property, marketing and advertising, accounting, product development, and financial. We can also assist in finding cofounders and talent in many circumstances. Our goal is to work with entrepreneurs to define their idea of success and then help however possible to achieve it.

Will Syracuse University request an equity stake or intellectual property rights?

No, the service is completely free.

What industries do you serve?

The Couri Hatchery will serve any entrepreneur in any industry. Our methods are comprehensive, but is a specific skillset is required to provide relevant advice, we will work to connect you with the right individuals.

Can I get class credits?

Yes, for those students eligible, they can sign up for the Launch Pad course (EEE 400) and earn up to 3 credits for working on their business.

Is this restricted to Business School students?

No, our services are open to all majors.

Where is the Couri Hatchery located?

The Couri Hatcher is located within the Falcone Center in Suite 116 in the Whitman School of Management. Students and alumni are also eligible to join our virtual hatchery and receive most services remotely.

What is included in the office space?

Our newly remodeled office space includes workstations, conference center, presentation area, scanners, and wireless connection to printers. If there are additional accommodations required, entrepreneurs are able to request them.

How can apply?

It's easy to apply to become a resident or virtual member of the Couri Hatchery by filling out the online application.