About Us & Your Network

A school built around you.

Golisano Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship puts you at the center of a community of educators, collaborators, and real business professionals. Get to know the people and organizations that will be part of your learning journey.
Our Mission
The Golisano Institute for Business and Entrepreneurship educates and prepares people for careers and entrepreneurial activities that generates individual economic mobility and community economic growth.
Portrait of Tom Golisano, Founder

“Unless you work for a government, you work for a business. But not everyone can afford to or wants to take the traditional business school route. My mission was to build a new kind of business school that makes life-changing education more accessible, more cost-effective, and faster to complete.”

Tom Golisano, Founder

Your Network

Hover over the icons to explore the people and organizations which will be an integral part of your learning experience and network.
Explore the people and organizations which will be an integral part of your learning experience and network.

Tom Golisano

Tom Golisano founded and endowed Golisano Institute as a way to invest in the future of every student. Because he believes everyone can find success in business. All it takes is an opportunity.

Faculty and Leadership

A collection of esteemed educators and business professionals recruited for commitment to delivering a truly student-centric learning experience.

Higher Ed Partners

Many of our courses are designed in collaboration with partner colleges. In addition, most credits will be transferrable to our partner programs.

Employer Partners

By partnering with prominent businesses, Golisano Institute gives students direct access to real-world opportunities, mentorships, and networking.

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Rochester Campus

Classes are held on campus weekdays from 8:45 am – 1:00 pm. Located at 150 Sawgrass Drive, Rochester, New York, the Golisano Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship campus features a 125,000-square-foot facility.
Exterior photo of the Golisano Institute
Interior photo of an apartment at Innovation Square


For students seeking local accommodations, Golisano Institute is proud to partner with Innovation Square to provide a safe, academically focused living option.
Located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Innovation Square apartments offer one-to-four-bedroom options and include in-unit laundry, private bedrooms, internet, utilities, on-site parking options, and additional amenities.

For more information, contact Danielle Linzey (danielle@gallinadev.com or 585-654-6650) and let her know you are with Golisano Institute.

Join Our Team

Interested in working at Golisano Institute? We’re always looking for driven individuals who share our passion for empowering learners and creating opportunities for the next generation.

Job postings are coming soon. In the meantime, reach out to get in touch with our hiring team at info@golisanoinstitute.org

Frequently Asked Questions

No Cost to Apply

Think you’d be a good fit for the Golisano Institute? Begin your application today.

News & Blog

Learn what’s going on at the school, who’s saying what about it, and the community leaders who are supporting it.

“The opportunity is out there. You just have to find it.

Tom Golisano, Founder

Contact Us

Reach out for questions about attending or partnering with Golisano Institute as a business or college.

Connect with Admissions

Meet with our Director of Admissions to learn more in a live session.