Let the networking, business building, and job creation begin. The Downtown Ithaca Incubator, a collaboration among Cornell University, Ithaca College, and Tompkins-Cortland Community College, officially opened its doors on Monday, Sept. 22. The new business generator has been dubbed “Rev” by its creators.
“Ithaca used to make things,” said IC President Tom Rochon in his remarks to the assembled crowd on Monday morning. “We don’t always remember that. Well, we still make things, which is why we were made the Southern Tier Innovation Hotspot. [At the Downtown Incubator] we will focus on businesses that make things that the world wants to buy.”