The Syracuse Student Sandbox, known fondly as the Sandbox, is an incubator that helps aspiring entrepreneurs push their ventures from idea to company. A place to meet, work, learn and grow, the Sandbox operates on the three pillars.

Inspiration. Information. Income.

At the Sandbox young startups and entrepreneurs can tap the minds of experienced mentors, gain the necessary tools to get a company off the ground and develop a relationship with valuable resources to help gain seed funding.  

Since 2009, the Sandbox has been a part of educating more than 300 entrepreneurs and has attracted students from around the world. Teams have competed on ABC’s hit show Shark Tank, won the CenterState business plan competition, raised more than $10 Million in investment capital, been acquired and helped to generate more than 100 jobs. The Sandbox is a unique and important part of the Central New York business community and serves as the model for many other public/private student accelerators around the country.

Other resources available at the Sandbox include:

  • Guest speakers
  • Mentors
  • Networking opportunities
  • A collaborative place to think, work and grow