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Kathryn Cartini

Social Entrepreneur & Multimedia Storyteller

Kathryn Cartini - UVC Communications DirectorKathryn Cartini is passionate about #SharingStories that inspire others to follow their hearts in work and life, herself included.


After graduating from the the Newhouse Program at Syracuse University, she began her career in television broadcasting for the NBC affiliate in Syracuse, NY and ABC/CNN affiliate in Charlotte, NC. In the newsroom, she became skilled at asking qualifying questions, learning through listening and above all else, communicating stories across multiple platforms.


In 2009, Kathryn helped launch MediaZeus, a video production company in the Charlotte, NC area that provided businesses with visual storytelling marketing services.


A few years later, Kathryn relocated to Boston, MA to join the startup community and launch Peacock Media, an inbound marketing and multimedia storytelling firm in partnership with HubSpot, creators of the number 1 sales and marketing platform. As Founder and CEO of Peacock Media, Kathryn assists startups, entrepreneurs and venture development organizations attract attention online with organic content, SEO, social media marketing, email marketing and website design.


Kathryn returned to her hometown of Syracuse, NY in 2015 to join Upstate Venture Connect’s mission in connecting entrepreneurs across Upstate New York as the Director of Marketing and Communications. Fascinated by the Digital Age, she is always searching for different ways to apply technology to the art of communication. You’ll likely find her darting about at various tech meetup groups and entrepreneur events snapping pictures on her iPhone to help promote Upstate’s vibrant startup scene.