Upstate Venture Ecosystem Awards

Winners Announced

The Upstate Venture Ecosystem Awards held by UVC and UVANY honored ecosystem builders

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Global Innovation Summit

Celebrating the New Economy

UVC CEO Nasir Ali received the 2015 GIS Innovation Ecosystem Award from Summit Deputy Director Mark Newberg

Together, we are transforming UNY!

Give and Grow Upstate

100's of new companies are being launched in Upstate NY each year. Many will leave without support from the broader community. Help UVC build the connected network for creating tomorrow’s economic champions.

Abundance of talent

Student Entrepreneurs

A 21st century economy is emerging, fueled by the region’s incredible intellectual resources (100+ colleges and universities drawing more than 500,000 students from around the globe. Photo from 2014 Colgate TIA Entrepreneur Weekend.

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Tradition of Growth

Global Reach

It's not just Chobani: the founders of AirBnB, Android, TriNet, Priceline, Foursquare and Quicken/Intuit all have roots in Upstate to name a few. Photo from 2015 Colgate TIA Entrepreneur Weekend

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Leadership Network


The goal of UNY50 is to create peer-to-peer collaboration within the membership to help drive a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem in Upstate NY.

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Building Startup Communities

We help entrepreneur leaders build sustainable startup programs for their communities.

Measuring Ecosystem Growth

We follow the growing numbers of Upstate startups, supporting orgs, and tech community events.

Celebrating our Achievements

We create and distribute content featuring Upstate entrepreneurs and their high growth businesses.

UVC Signature Programs

  • UNY Startup Map
    UNY Startup Map


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  • Venture Ecosystem Awards
    Venture Ecosystem Awards


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  • UNY Event Calendar
    UNY Event Calendar


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  • UNY 50
    UNY 50

    Upstate NY’s Entrepreneur Leadership Network Member Login UNY50 is a network of successful entrepreneurs, investors and business leaders who are...

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