About Us

The HV Venture Hub is a strategic community engagement initiative of the SUNY New Paltz School of Business. Our mission is to be a highly valued resource hub for the HV -- connecting the currently fragmented entrepreneurial ecosystem, and acting as a catalyst for creative collisions, communication and collaboration.

Our vision is that the HV will become a recognized, vibrant entrepreneurial community that attracts and retains fundable, high-growth ventures that generate jobs and other economic and community benefits for the HV.

We will encourage and support entrepreneurs of all types across the Hudson Valley, as well as SUNY New Paltz student entrepreneurs, to enhance the entrepreneurial journey for all.

The Hub launched April 2018 with a group of 110 “Leaders” who are directly supporting HV entrepreneurs through initiatives, programs and offerings.


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Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship Network

GCSEN Foundation’s purpose is to move the world to a better place -- one campus, one local economy at a time, through social entrepreneurship. GCSEN offers life changing learning experiences that include online courses, intensive classroom based boot camp, and coaching. These “meaning maker experiences” are designed to inspire, teach and support social entrepreneurs of all ages. The emphasis is on the practical tools and skills needed to learn to launch and scale for the purpose of activating new social enterprises. GCSEN works directly with social entrepreneurs and also collaborates with cross-disciplinary higher education faculty and campuses dedicated to moving the world to a better place through leadership in social entrepreneurship. A social entrepreneur is an entrepreneur whose purpose is to create a “4P Impact” (People, Planet, Place, and Profit).  For more information, contact Mike Caslin (mike@gcsen.com), or http://www.gcsen.com/



Hudson Valley Economic Development NetworkHudson Valley Economic Development Corporation





The Hudson Valley Economic Development Corp. (HVEDC) is the leading economic development agency for the seven-county region of Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan counties. The public-private partnership markets the region as a prime business location to corporate executives, site selection consultants and real estate brokers. HVEDC is also the founder of several economic development initiatives including: NY BioHud Valley, Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Alliance, Hudson Valley 3D Printing (HV3D), Hudson Valley EDs & MEDs, Hudson Valley PLAY and HVTalent. For more information, visit www.hvedc.com or call CEO Mike Oates at 845-220-2244


Judelson, Giordano & Siegal, CPA, PC

JGS represents the new breed of accountants – the business professionals offering a full spectrum of consulting services necessary to address a broad range of financial issues. We’re problem solvers utilizing our CPA and industry expertise to apply effective solutions to real world problems. Our mission is one of strong commitment to our clients, their businesses and the knowledge base we must possess to assist our clients to be competitive in their industries. At JGS, we are more than just a Hudson Valley accounting firm, we're business advisors. Our philosophy is one of collaborative effort, as we work alongside you to solve the problems and address the needs of your specific business. With this team approach, JGS has become an expert in reaching beyond the numbers to address core business concepts and operational matters that impact the growth and protection of one's business and assets. 

Visit: www.jgspc.com


SHG Logo Completed Trusted Business Advisors

Schwartz Heslin Group (SHG) was founded in 1985 to offer its’ clients a unique blend of investment banking and strategic advisory services designed to meet the specific needs of middle market companies, financial sponsors, and entrepreneurs across the globe. Since inception, the firm has relied on specialized business professionals, adept at both management consulting and traditional investment banking, allowing them to act as a trusted advisor to hundreds of clients worldwide, including multiple product and service companies across various industries.  The firm operates with the symbiotic approach of combining financial and operational expertise to provide its’ clients with independent, relationship-focused deliverables that allow SHG to consistently act in the clients’ best interest.  SHG focuses on three primary business segments: Investment Banking, Strategic Advisory, and Valuation Services, working with companies of all sizes and stages ranging from startups to founder or family-owned businesses and publicly traded corporations.

Visit: www.shggroup.com