AFRL Commercialization Academy

25 Students 11 Universities

November 15th from 10am-6pm at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Marcy, NY.

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Creative Collisions

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Over 10,000 people have joined meet ups across the Upstate NY Region. Upstate has the 4th highest number of developers listed on Check the upcoming events in your area.

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Abundance of talent

Student Entrepreneurs

Cornell, Syracuse, and RPI all ranked in the top 14 by FORBES "Startup Schools: America's Most Entrepreneurial Universities"! 100+ colleges and universities drawing more than 500,000 students from around the globe.

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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 name a few.

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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.

Signature Programs

  • UNY Startup Map
    UNY Startup Map

    The UNY Startup Map has been created in partnership with Startup Genome and with the support of volunteer curators across the...

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  • UNY Event Calendar
    UNY Event Calendar

    UNY Event Calendar...

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  • UNY 50
    UNY 50

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

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  • StartFast Venture Accelerator
    StartFast Venture Accelerator

    StartFast’s managing directors have invested in and mentored more than 26 companies, enabling them to raise over $40 million (10x the original capital of...

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