16 episodes

Hear the stories behind building a tech startup outside Silicon Valley. See how we’re making it happen at Central New York’s premier tech incubator.

Making It Happen - THE TECH GARDEN The Tech Garden

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Hear the stories behind building a tech startup outside Silicon Valley. See how we’re making it happen at Central New York’s premier tech incubator.

    Circle Optics: Building the Camera of the Future

    Circle Optics: Building the Camera of the Future

    In this episode, our new host Thomas interviews Zak Niazi, founder and CEO of Circle Optics, and Ian Gauger, COO of Circle Optics, to speak with them about their experiences in the GENIUS NY program. From building their camera of the future to understanding its myriad of potential uses, the episode explores the way Circle Optics started and remains an up-and-coming startup in Central New York.

    • 32 min
    Marquardt - Growing Manufacturing in CNY

    Marquardt - Growing Manufacturing in CNY

    In this episode, we speak to Chris Berry, Business Development Manager and Scott Hansen, Director of Industrial Engineering at Marquardt. Marquardt is a global company with a huge footprint in Cazenovia, NY. They manufacture electro-mechanical switches, controls and wireless communications systems for major industries like drone, medical, defense and beyond. Hear how they are helping local entrepreneurs in Central NY and what Marquardt 4.0 looks like. 

    Learn more at https://www.marquardt.com/us/partners/

    • 30 min
    Rosie: Advice From Atop a Mountain

    Rosie: Advice From Atop a Mountain

    What happens when you put two C-Suite executives that have known each other since kindergarten on top of a mountain in Park City, Utah? In this episode, we host a Founders’ Chat with co-founders, Nick Nickitas and Michael Ryzewic (“Ryz”) of Rosie. They talk all things fundraising and investment, hiring smarter people than them, why culture matters and so much more. The best part, they had the best view for the interview! 

    • 58 min
    The Alvina Group: Boomeranging Back to CNY

    The Alvina Group: Boomeranging Back to CNY

    In this episode we speak with Kristin Mannion, CEO and founder of The Alvina Group, a business operations and technology consulting company that helps businesses tackle and streamline internal challenges, all about what defines an entrepreneur, her experiences as a woman in tech, and boomeranging back to her roots in CNY.

    • 33 min
    Tonquin: On Demand Auto Parts Delivery

    Tonquin: On Demand Auto Parts Delivery

    In this episode we discuss with Jeffrey Lyman, a 25-year-old entrepreneur from CNY, his journey of working in his family’s auto shop to becoming CEO of a growing startup that is innovating auto parts delivery. 

    • 18 min
    WexEnergy: Efficient, Affordable Window Retrofits

    WexEnergy: Efficient, Affordable Window Retrofits

    In this episode, we talk all about building a clean-energy business in Central New York including the manufacturing process, business incubators, accelerators, competitions and more with Rachel Rosen and Ron Wexler, founders of WexEnergy, and members of The Tech Garden’s NYSERDA-funded Clean Tech Center program.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

joneskid49 ,

Great startup stories in Syracuse

Amazing podcast that gives you an inside look at innovation and entrepreneurship happening in Central New York!

EDM Princess 👑🌹 ,

Enlightening & Motivating!

For someone who works in tech in cny it’s refreshing to hear success stories of local startups. Makes me think I won’t have to eventually move out west to climb the tech ladder or start my own thing. Keep the unique guests coming!

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