Siena College - Stack Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

515 Loudon Road, Siena Hall, Suite 219, Loudonville, NY 12211


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Siena’s Stack Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship engages students through high impact learning practices designed to develop critical thinking, innovation and entrepreneurial skills. Our process of “Innovate-Create-Accelerate” allows students to apply these skills to develop and implement successful business ventures. Through the Stack Center students learn to: 

  • Construct a sustainable business model

  •  Conduct customer discovery and identify market segments

  •  Create go-to market and business plans  

  •  Create and obtain financing

  • Establish their legal entity

  • Hire and lead employees 

In short, students receive a lifetime's worth of business and entrepreneurship training in a fast-paced, accelerated experience. The Stack Center is designed as an interdisciplinary program that engages more than 200 students annually across all three schools: liberal arts, science and business.



The Center also seeks to highlight and engage entrepreneurial-minded alumni who have successfully launched their own businesses to inspire the Stack Center's current students. To that end, we are accepting nominations for the Maddalone  Wall of Success (Siena graduates who have founded their own business) and Entrepreneur of the Year award.  To nominate, please email