About Us

The Hudson Valley Venture Hub is a strategic community engagement initiative of the SUNY New Paltz School of Business.
Our purpose (our WHY) is to create new opportunities for applied learning that will increase the odds of success for HV entrepreneurs. This is synergistic with the SUNY New Paltz drive to increase applied learning opportunities for students. We will encourage and support startups across the Hudson Valley, as well as SUNY New Paltz student driven startups, to enhance the entrepreneurial journey for all.


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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 Laurence P. Gottlieb 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


MHV is a not-for-profit, member-owned, financial cooperative offering a full array of financial services to meet the needs of our members. MHV is a strong advocate of the credit union philosophy of "People Helping People". We have been providing outstanding member service since 1963, when we opened our doors as IBM Kingston Employees Federal Credit Union. In 2002 MHV became a community credit union allowing us to extend membership to anyone who lives, works, worships, volunteers or attends school - and businesses and other legal entities - in Ulster, Dutchess or Orange County, NY.Today MHV serves over 73,000 members and has over $918 million in assets. Along with thirteen branches in Kingston, Saugerties, Woodstock, Port Ewen, Red Hook, Rhinebeck, Poughkeepsie, LaGrange, Highland, Newburgh, Fishkill and Middletown, MHV provides extended hours Personal Teller Service, Call Center, EARS Bank-By-Phone, a Worldwide Network of ATMs, Internet Home Banking & Bill Payer, On-Line Applications and more. We're proud of our commitment to our membership and the communities we serve. We work hard every day to provide exceptional value in the products we offer and safety and soundness in how we manage our business. We clearly understand our prime purpose is in the service of our membership.

Visit: www.mhvfcu.com