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Ecosystem Growth Options

Your involvement is critical to our success. Here are some ways you can promote your own efforts, UVC’s mission and our region’s entrepreneurs. Email us if you have questions.

Promote UNY’s Startup Ecosystem

Embed the UNY Ecosystem Map on your site

UNY Ecosystem MapIncluding the UNY Ecosystem Map on your site will enable more people to see and engage with Upstate’s venture community.

1. Your website manager can cut and paste the script below into the appropriate page of your website. You can change the iframe measurements to get the exact size you’d like. Example page

<iframe src="http://uvc.org/map-embed/?embedded=true&" style="border:1px #EFEFEF none;" name="myiFrame" scrolling="no" frameborder="1" marginheight="0px" marginwidth="0px" height="400px" width="400px"></iframe>

Alternatively, if you don’t have room for the full map to be shown on your site, you can download the thumbnail on the right and add it to your website with a link pointing visitors to http://uvc.org/uny-ecosystem-map

2. Once completed, please share the web page containing map (or link) by emailing us. We will in turn add your organization to our site as a UVC Partner and direct our web audience to your home page.

Embed the UNY Events Calendar on your site

UNY Event Calendar LogoIncluding the UNY Event Calendar on your site will let many more people learn about and attend the 1,000+ startup events happening across Upstate each year.

1. Your website manager can cut and paste the script below onto the appropriate page of your website. Example page

<script class="ai1ec-widget-placeholder" data-widget="ai1ec_agenda_widget" data-events_seek_type="events" data-days_per_page="5">
(function(){var d=document,s=d.createElement('script'),
 i='ai1ec-script';if(d.getElementById(i))return;s.async=1;
s.id=i;s.src='//uvcdev.wpengine.com/?ai1ec_js_widget';
d.getElementsByTagName('head')[0].appendChild(s);})();
</script>

Alternatively, if you don’t have room for the full calendar to be shown on your site, you can download the thumbnail on the right and add it to your website with a link pointing visitors to http://uvc.org/events

2. Once completed, please share the web page containing the calendar (or link) by emailing us. We will in turn add your organization to our site as a UVC Partner and direct our web audience to your home page.

Add our logo on your site

Supported by UVC Logo - GreyEvery site that contains a link back to UVC.org helps. Search engines will then rank our website higher and more people searching for startup help will find us. 

1. Click on the Suppoted by UVC logo on the left to download and place on your website with a link to http://uvc.org.

Alternatively, you can just add a link to http://uvc.org in the footer of your site.

Supported by UVC Logo - White2. Once completed, please share the web page containing the logo (or link) by emailing us. We will in turn add your organization to our site as a UVC Partner and direct our web audience to your home page, providing your organization with more visibility online.

Support UVC on social media

UVC Social Media | Support Us!UVC has a large and growing presence on social media. We share and promote lots of news and information content of interest to the UNY startup ecosystem.

Follow us on Twitter (@UVConnect), Facebook (UVConnect), Medium (UNY Pulse). LinkedIN (Upstate Venture Connect) and our LinkedIN Group (Upstate Ventures).

Share the goodness with your followers so that more and more people join our efforts to grow amazing companies in Upstate NY, and tag us in your posts so we can share your successes with our network!

Become More Visible and Better Connected

Add your organization to the UNY Ecosystem Map

StartFast Venture Accelerator | UNY Ecosystem Map PageYou can add your organization to the UNY Ecosystem Map and include links to key pages (e.g. Careers, News) 

1. Create an account to gain access to the UNY Map database. You can create and update multiple entries once our editors verify that you are authorized to manage that information.

2. Use the login link in the top navigation bar to sign in at any time and edit your entries.
Visitors to your map page that request a referral will be introduced to you via a personalized email from UVC.

Add your events to the UNY Event Calendar

Ad your events to the UNY Event CalendarMaximize visibility and attendance for your events by adding them to the calendar.

The UNY Event Calendar content appears on multiple partner websites. Events are also listed in our semimonthly email newsletters and on UVC’s Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIN pages.

1. If you are using an online event platform like Meetup.com and NextPlex, or a web-based calendar using ical or gcal formats, we can automatically pull your events into the UNY Event Calendar without you having to add content across multiple platforms! Please email us the link for your web-based calendar with a request to add your events.

2. To enter individual events, click on the orange ‘Post Your Event‘ button above the first calendar listing on the UNY Events Calendar page. Your event will be posted on the calendar following review by our editors.

Become a UVC Sponsor

Become a UVC SponsorUVC offers sponsors exceptional visibility and personalized introductions to our network of 10,000+ founders and supporters across Upstate NY and in major US startup hubs.

To find out more, contact us and we will be happy to discuss the sponsorship options best suited for your needs.

View all UVC Sponsors.

Build Your Personal Network

Become a Community Connector

Become a UVC Community ConnectorUVC Community Connectors are at the front lines of building the regional ecosystem.

Immerse yourself in the world of high growth startups and get connected to the entrepreneur leaders shaping our new economy.

Contact us to discuss the possibilities.

Write for the UNY Pulse

Write for the UNY PulseOur UNY Pulse blogs are distributed to more than 10,000 founders and supporters within the UNY startup ecosystem.

Proud of all the amazing things happening in your local startup community? Help us spread the word by writing for the UNY Pulse blog. Share news and views about the awesome people, events, and high growth startups that are propelling your community forward.

Email us a short writing sample and lets get together to discuss your interests.

Organize events to promote creative collisions

Organize events to promote creative collisionsThe most vibrant startup communities are characterized by lots of groups, programs and events. 

Social interactions over pizza and beer are as important as more formal organized activities. Successful events bring together diverse elements of the community who share a common interest in starting and helping new businesses.

Examples of such groups include Tech Meetups; Startup Grind; One Million Cups; Startup Weekends; Hackathons; Makerspaces and more.

Email us if you are passionate about meeting and connecting emerging entrepreneurs, technologists, and creatives in your community. We will connect you with the resources needed to launch.

Pay it Forward

Become a mentor for Upstate startup founders

Become a mentor for Upstate startup foundersBefore first time founders need money, they need mentors.

Mentors possess life experience, specific expertise (could be business and/or technical) and, most of all, a desire to help those who are starting the long and arduous journey of building a great company. Our friend David Cohen, founder of Techstars, created this Mentor Manifesto to help first time mentors.

Get to know UVC’s network of experienced mentors.

Contact us if you are intrigued and looking to connect with promising founders as well as other mentors in our network.

Become an angel investor, or start an angel fund in your community

Become an angel investor, or start an angel fund in your communityAngel investments are the first outside source of funds for emerging companies.

The number of active angels in any community is often an indicator of the potential for that community to nurture high potential startups.

If you are interested in making angel investments or leading an angel fund in your community, check out our Angel Investing page and contact us to start your investing journey.

Support UVC with a tax deductible donation

Donate to Upstate Venture ConnectEvery dollar of support goes towards building the Upstate NY startup ecosystem.

UVC is a 501c3 non-profit supported by tax deductible donations. Our mission is to connect and empower Upstate NY entrepreneurs with the resources for building high-growth companies.

Make Your Donation Today