Explore Geneva’s food and beverage Ecosystem Leaders

At Geneva Made, we know that teamwork makes the dream work, and our team is what makes Geneva such an incredible place for food and beverage businesses to realize their dreams.

Our unparalleled ecosystem is founded on the world-class research and innovation of Cornell AgriTech; the incubation and acceleration expertise of the New York State Center of Excellence for Food and Agriculture; the community-centric entrepreneurial focus of Hobart and William Smith Colleges; the cutting-edge workforce development and lifelong learning programs of Finger Lakes Community College; and the City of Geneva’s unwavering commitment to business growth and sustainability through infrastructural advancement and progressive funding opportunities.

We value collaboration and knowledge sharing, and we’re ready to help your food and beverage business thrive.

Cornell Center of Excellence

A founding partner and leader in the Geneva Made movement, the Center of Excellence is dynamic hub for innovation and collaboration. The COE leverages the unparalleled research and expertise of Cornell University to accelerate growth and position New York state as a global leader in food and agricultural advancement by pushing innovative startups to launch their companies in New York; pulling companies into the state by connecting them with innovation resources and economic development partners; and growing existing food, beverage and agriculture-related companies from throughout New York State by engaging them with the research, technical assistance and business-to-business partnerships they need to succeed.

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Cornell AgriTech

Cornell AgriTech is committed to furthering their over 130 years of scientific discovery and continuing to drive economic development and deliver practical solutions for farmers and businesses. Cornell AgriTech supports the growth of a healthier population, economy and environment for New York state and the world.

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Finger Lakes Community College

Finger Lakes Community College contributes to Geneva’s unmatched pool of talented, ready-to-work food and beverage professionals by offering workforce development, training programs and educational opportunities necessary for business success.

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Locate Finger Lakes

A catalyst for economic development, Locate Finger Lakes directs local, national and international business leaders to the Finger Lakes, inspiring them to look closely at the region’s assets and enabling their businesses, their families and their employees’ families to thrive.

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Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Through their Bozzuto Center for Entrepreneurship and The Centennial Center for Interactive Co-Curricular Student Programs. Hobart and William Smith Colleges are launching the next generation of business leaders. HWS’ entrepreneurial studies offerings provide the conceptual understanding, practical skills and ethical structure students need to succeed in business and civic leadership right here in Geneva and on the global stage.

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The City of Geneva, located in the heart of New York’s bustling Finger Lakes Region is the premier destination for establishing or expanding your business. Whether you’re a self-starting entrepreneur, ready to hang your first shingle; or an innovative manufacturer seeking the best spot for your global expansion, the City of Geneva has the right site, ready access to the world’s largest markets, a skilled workforce, and an aggressive local government; ready to provide valuable incentives to propel your plans forward.

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With an innovative and future-focused vision, Ontario County Economic Development Corporation, offers current and prospective businesses access to the Finger Lakes region’s most robust, high-tech infrastructure and industry-leading expertise to help companies access the financing, incentives, advocacy, workforce solutions and business retention and expansion services they need to succeed.

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The Technology Farm

Through their Offers lab, manufacturing and office space for food, beverage and ag tech entrepreneurs. Their state-of-the-art facilities offer access to the world-renowned research and resources of Cornell AgriTech and the New York State Center of Excellence for Food and Agriculture, as well as ample space for private expansion.

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Ready to be Geneva Made?

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There is no more inspiring place for food and beverage innovation than Geneva. We have access to a phenomenal network of industry professionals, world-class resources, a local government that supports entrepreneurship and an elevated quality of life. Geneva is accelerating growth in the food and ag sector, with companies from around the world looking to establish or expand here.

Bruno Xavier, Associate Director, Cornell Food Venture Center at Cornell AgriTech