Free Business Ideation Workshops in the Greater Adirondacks

Point Positive and Clarkson University Join Forces to Support Entrepreneurs

SARANAC LAKE, NY (June 24, 2021) - Point Positive, Inc., in collaboration with Clarkson's Shipley Center for Innovation, will hold a series of Business Ideation Workshops to help individuals interested in starting their businesses. These workshops will help aspiring entrepreneurs identify promising ideas and map out the steps for moving forward.

The Business Ideation Workshops are designed to help participants identify an idea and begin to develop a business plan that may eventually lead to the establishment of a new venture. Through this workshop, entrepreneurs will also gain access to resources, professional services, and ongoing mentoring to assist in the launch and growth of their business. Five locations will host a 2-hour session and conclude with a networking / social hour and one-on-one meetings if desired.

Each location and workshop will be led by staff from the Shipley Center and Point Positive. The five locations throughout the Greater Adirondack region include Canton, Ticonderoga, Plattsburgh, Lowville, and Lake Placid. The following are the confirmed dates for the first three sessions. The other locations and workshop dates will be forthcoming.

July 20, 1:00 pm at the Best Western in Canton, NY, delivered in collaboration with the Canton Small Business Development Center.
August 5, 1:00 pm at the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing in Plattsburgh, delivered in collaboration with the North Country Chamber of Commerce and Clinton Community College.
August 25, 1:00 pm at the North Country Community College campus in Ticonderoga delivered in collaboration with the Ti-Alliance.

The Business Ideation Workshop Series project is made possible by the generous support from Adirondack Foundation's Generous Acts Program. The grant is being co-funded in part by the Rhoades Family Fund at Adirondack Foundation.

Participants can register and source additional information at

More About Point Positive
Since 2014, the organization has vetted over 60 ventures from a wide range of industries, committing over $3.5 million in capital, fueling more than 135 new professional jobs to date, and a more robust diversified economy in the Adirondacks.

Partnerships with regional colleges and universities, as well as economic development organizations, other angel investment groups, and venture capital funds, further the effort through networking, relationships, and a collaborative approach to creating jobs and building sustainable businesses that retain graduates and future generations in the Adirondacks.


Melinda L. Little, Coordinator
PO Box 1281, Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Phone: (518) 354-0202