About the Shipley Center

Through the generosity of Charles R. ’84 (HD) and Lucia Shipley, the Shipley Center was established to promote student learning and development in leadership, teamwork and entrepreneurship. Since its inception, it has served as a valuable community resource, fostering relationships between local businesses and nonprofits and assisting in the development of new ideas.

The Shipley Center for Innovation continues to play an important role in startup culture across northern New York. Today, it serves as a primary hub for economic development, capitalizing on emerging technologies developed at Clarkson University to create cutting-edge ventures for future solutions nationwide.

Charles R. '84 (HD) and Lucia Shipley
Our Services Include:
  • Prototyping
  • Provisional Patent Filing
  • Customer Development
  • Business Formation
  • Marketing and Branding
  • Incubator Spaces
  • Ignition Grants
  • Workshops
  • Investor Connections
  • NYS Tax Incentives
  • Networking

Our Staff

Navigating the business world can be tricky, but the Shipley Center staff can help you out. Meet the team who can put your idea to the test.

Jamey Hoose

Jamey Hoose
Director of the Shipley Center

Ashley Sweeney

Ashley Sweeney
Associate Director

Kevin MacVittie

Kevin MacVittie
Technology Director