Development at the CoWorks

Development at the CoWorks



NEW Professional Development Opportunities at the Syracuse CoWorks:

Idea Exchange

Bring your current challenge, project or difficulty for your spotlight to:

Discuss with other business owners and executives.

Work together to create solutions based on diverse industry experiences.

Benefit from a powerful exchange of ideas and information.

Walk away from the table with solutions and insight


How it will work: Each attendee will....
Tell us about your business (1-2 Min)
Tell us about your Challenge (2-3 Min)
Get feedback from each person at the table to assist with your challeng (5-7 min)
Looking forward to seeing you there!


7:30am to 10am (dates vary)

Next Idea Exchange: TBA

$35 per session

$20 for CoWorks members 

Leaders are Readers Book Club

2nd Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm 

Join us as we dig into some of the skills we want to build for 2018!

Any one can join in, all you have to do is read the book and bring 1 takeaway you got from it, and how it is going to impact your leadership style or practices! 

Here is the quarters list:
January: Find the Space to Lead by Janice Marturano

February: Radical Candor:Be a Kick-Ass Boss without losing your humanity by Kim Scott

March: Screw it, Let’s Do it: Lessons in Life and Business by Sir Richard Branson




Anyone can join and the club is free, though you are more than welcome to bring treats or beverages to share :)



Cups at the CoWorks: Group *Therapy for your Business

This free event is perfect for entrepreneurs with business ideas, small businesses who are hitting a wall, and even larger businesses who are looking for some honest feedback from the Syracuse community.

Our audience varies but regular attendees include lawyers, app developers, accountants, and more!

How it works:

Each group session has two "Spotlight" businesses. 

Each spotlight business will have 3 minutes to tell us about their business and 6 minutes to tell us about a problem their business is facing.

After each spotlight presentation, the audience will spend 20 minutes asking questions and providing feedback.


Quarterly on the First Wednesday of the month (March, June, September, December)

Free to attend as an audience member as well as a spotlight business (must apply)

Small Business Development Center Lunch & Learns

12 - 1pm on the 3rd Wednesday of every month!

Join SBDC Business Advisor, Frank Cetera as we cover the basic skills vital for all Small Business owners!

January 17th: Is Owning a Business Right For You?

February 21st: Planning for a Healthy Business Start-Up

March 21st: Banking Services & Credit Reporting Demystified

April 18th: Time Management Tips

May 14th : Recordkeeping as a Managerial Tool

June 20th:Risk Management & Insurance

July 18th: Tax Planning & Reporting

August 15th: Selling Your Business & Succession Planning

September 19th: Financial Management

October 17th: Managing Cash Flow


Open Hack

2nd Tuesday of every month starting at 6pm

OpenHack Syracuse is a casual social coding meetup with a simple purpose:
Code together, on anything.

We welcome local developers and designers of all skill levels, interests, ages genders, you-name-it to get together to write code or push pixels. We’ll provide good food, good people, and creative energy.

Here’s how OpenHack works:

You can hack on anything! Any language, framework, public/open-source, personal projects, client work… anything!
You don’t have to have an idea to hack on, you can come join someone else
We’ll kick things off with a quick round of introductions, to say who you are, what you’re working on, and if you’d like help with your idea
Food and drinks will be provided
Feel free to join us - bring a laptop, a project, and a friend!

Learn more at

American Institute of Acritecture Lunch & Learns

AIA has lunch and learns here regularly during nice weather months. 

If you're interested in this series keep an eye on our calendar for upcoming dates!



Javascript MeetUp

3rd Tuesday of every month

6 to 9pm (or so).

For more information join the Syracuse Tech Slack Channel.