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The Tech Garden Welcomes Two New Staff Members

Christine Carnegie

Christine Carnegie, Administrative Specialist – Located in The Tech Garden lobby, Christine is responsible for greeting visitors and callers, coordinating the Verizon theater and conference room schedules, and assisting Tech Garden staff. She has experience in public service and environmental science and most recently worked as a librarian assistant at Onondaga County Public Library System’s Betts Branch and as an environmental research scientist at SRC, Inc. Christine has a degree in graphic design from Onondaga Community College and BA in Environmental Studies and Dance from Alfred University School of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

Tony Kershaw

Tony Kershaw, Innovation Specialist for CenterState CEO – Tony is responsible for the development and delivery of programs and services to support The Tech Garden’s innovation, technology and entrepreneurship programs. He provides high-level business development assistance to address the needs of early stage entrepreneurs, emerging businesses and innovation industry leaders in Upstate New York. Major events and programs include the Clean Tech Center, Syracuse Startup Labs, Grants for Growth, Syracuse Startup Weekend, Syracuse Tech Meetups, and Hack Upstate. As the former assistant director of Syracuse University’s Innovation and Disruptive Entrepreneurship Accelerator, Tony has experience coaching, mentoring and advising early stage ventures.

King + King Architects Volunteer “Office Hours” at The Tech Garden

Specialists from King + King Architects are now offering weekly “office hours” at The Tech Garden to meet with entrepreneurs and answer their questions. King +King staffers can help address questions about finding or renovating company or office space. The Syracuse architecture firm wants to help entrepreneurs answer the question: “How do I take my business to the next level with a new space that will reflect my mission and vision?”

The architects kicked off the program with a recent luncheon for The Tech Garden and others through Tech Meetup, which can be found at www.meetup.com/Syracuse-Tech-Meetup.

Founded in 1868, King + King Architects has built some of the area’s most iconic structures including: the National Grid building, Onondaga County Courthouse, Crouse College and the WCNY Broadcast and Education Center. Visit www.kingarch.com for more information. Email Lynn Hughes at Lynn@TheTechGarden.com to schedule a meeting with an architect.

Representatives from King + King Architects presented at a recent Tech Meetup at The Tech Garden. From left to right are Pete King, partner; Sara Eschelbacher, team leader; Emily Pellicano, team leader; and Chad Rogers, associate.


Full Circle Feed is a Semifinalist in Northeast Region of CleanTech program

Full Circle Feed, a Tech Garden-based company that creates dog treats using discarded people food, is one of 38 semifinalists in the Northeast Region of CleanTech Open’s (www2.cleantechopen.org) annual accelerator program and business competition.

Full Circle Feed was selected from 90 cleantech startup applications. Michael Amadori, founder of Full Circle Feed, participated in the Cleantech Open East Coast Academy in June. The program offered speakers, specialized startup mentoring and business plan guidance. The award programs continue in October at Boston University School of Management and in November in San Jose, California.

Full Circle Feed creates nutritious dog treats by using discarded food from institutional dining halls. The dog biscuits provide a sustainable and environmentally friendly treat where none previously existed on the market. Amadori, a former SUNY ESF student, started his company in the Syracuse Student Sandbox program. Learn more about his company at www.fullcirclefeed.com or visit him Saturdays at the Regional Market or Tuesdays at the Downtown Farmers Market.


Michael Amadori, founder of Full Circle Feed, at a tradeshow exhibiting his dog treats.


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