Media Coverage

Media Coverage

4/16/2016 – Albany Timesunion – Startup Tech Valley makes 100 presenter milestone, UVC founder Martin Babinec says follow venture capital to determine Upstate job growth

3/25/2016 – Hudson Valley news Network – UVANY Hosts Forum with Special Guest Lt. Gov., UVC CEO Nasir Ali to Moderate Angel Investing Discussion

3/3/2016 – TimesUnion – Video: Startups share progress at Brown’s

3/2/2016 – Albany Business Review – Serial entrepreneur visiting Saratoga on country-wide tech tour

11/16/2015 – 3Q 2015 UVANY PitchBook Upstate Deal Roundup

10/20/2015 – Inside Business: Building the Next Generation Great Company in Upstate NY with UVC CEO Nasir Ali

10/29/2015 – The Buffalo News  – David Colligan Named the 2015 Community Catalyst at the First-Ever Upstate Venture Ecosystem Awards

10/12/15 – CNY Business Journal News Network – Liddy, Stormon Among the Winners at Inaugural Upstate Venture Ecosystem Awards

10/9/15 – Syracuse University News – John Liddy Wins ‘Campus Connector Award’ from Upstate Entrepreneurial Associations

10/3/15 – Buffalo News – On the Record; Buffalo Entrepreneurs Recognized for Upstate Venture Ecosystem Awards Nominations

10/1/15 – Inspiration of the Nation with George Kilpatrick – The Key to Startups in Upstate New York – Upstate Venture Connect!

9/29/15 – Democrat & Chronicle – ROC Finalists Compete for Startup Awards

9/24/15 – Rome Sentinel – Event Salutes Regional Entrepreneurs

9/18/15 – Albany Business Review – Martin Babinec: What We Need to Keep Great Companies Here

9/18/15 – Selling Secrests for Funding – TSPO25 | Nasir Ali – How to Be Extremely Coachable, But Not at All Impressionable

9/17/15 – Albany Business Review – Here Are the Businesspeople Nominated for the First Upstate New York Tech Awards

9/17/15 – Utica Dispatch – Nominations Announced for Entrepreneurial Awards

9/16/15 – School of Startups Radio – StartFast with Nasir Ali

9/16/15 – CNY Business Journal News Network – Upstate Venture Ecosystem Awards Organizers to Consider 134 Nominations

9/12/15 – Albany Times Union – Upstate Venture Awards Program at Turning Stone Gets 134 Nominations

9/1/15 – Capchips – Recognizing Builders of the Upstate Startup Ecosystem

8/24/15 – Albany Business Review – David Dussault: When Startups Stumble, UNY50 Wants to Help

8/12/2015 –, Buffalo Business First – Buffalo’s Startup Scene Could be in Line for Upstate Venture Ecosystem Awards

8/12/15 – Albany Business Review – Upstate Entrepreneur Awards to Be Held at Turning Stone in October

8/7/2015 –, Albany Business Review – 10 Minutes with Martin Babinec, Serial Entrepreneur

8/5/2015 – Albany Business Review – How the Capital Region’s Plan for $500M Would Help Startups

8/4/2015 – Business Journal News Network, CNYBJ – Upstate Venture Ecosystem Awards to Debut Oct 9 at Turning Stone

7/30/15 – Albany Business Review – Why These Entrepreneurs are Spending the Summer Helping Startups

7/16/2015 –, Albany Business Review – IgniteU NY: Supporting Student Entrepreneurs, Even When School is Not in Session

5/27/2015 – – Drone Company, Smart cooking pan firm among this year’s StartFast participants

5/7/2015- Time Warner Cable, Capital Region Business Beat- UNY50 Helps Entrepreneurs and Start-ups

4/15/2015- Hudson Valley Business Review- A Cluster of Angels

4/8/2015- Poughkeepsie Journal- What’s New on the Business Scene

3/20/2015- CNYBJ- Upstate Venture Connect Launches Entrepreneurial Leadership Network

3/20/2015- Upstate Venture Connect launches new leadership program for entrepreneurs

3/19/2015- Capital Region Business Beat- MadGlory Finds Success in Tech Valley

3/6/2015- Albany Business Review- Software Company Founder on Albany Region as a technology career destination

3/3/2015- Community Foundation, local man give entrepreneurs boost

2/5/2015- Syracuse New Times Tech Roundup

2/3/2015- Local CEO to talk Upstate New York at Silicon Valley summit

1/25/2015- Announcing 2015 Global Ecosystem Innovation Award Winners

1/5/2015 – CNYBJ Upstate Venture Connect identifies “Best Moments of 2014”

10/29/2014 – The Buffalo News 43North puts entrepreneurs in touch with investors

9/11/2014 – East Coast Incubators, Accelerators Jumpstart Startups

8/21/2014 – Medium StarFast Delivers Diverse Demo Day

8/19/2014 – StartFast Demo Day 2014

8/18/2014 – Techcocktail Mass Mosaic Hosts a Hit Festival in the Bronx

8/14/2014 – StartFast on Financial Fitness

8/14/2014 – StartFast accelerator companies pitch to investors at Demo Day today

8/12/2014 – Techcocktail Teams Prepare for Demo Day After Three Months in Accelerator

6/30/2014 – – Upstate cities may be on wrong end of “Great Divergence”

6/28/2014 – – An alternate upstate view

6/25/2014 – – Valuing what you know over whom
A successful entrepreneur says upstate culture lacks Silicon Valley’s scope

6/11/2014 – – Upstate High-Tech Economy Being Fueled from Little Falls

6/10/2014 – Albany/Colonie Regional Chamber – CEG Announces Martin Babinec to deliver Keynote at the 18th Annual Technology Innovation Awards

4/24/2014 – WKTV Utica – Little Falls Native aims to spread entrepreneurial spirit

10/18/2013 – – NYC venture capitalist names new fund after a Syracuse success story

10/4/2013 – Rochester Democrat and Chronicle – Accelerating Entrepreneurship with Creative Collisions

5/17/2013 – The Business Review – Nasir Ali on taking risks and the neeed for more seed-stage funding

3/27/2013 – Buffalo Business First – Yahoo exec discusses entrepreneurship

3/27/2013 – The Buffalo News – Its all about passion for Yahoo’s CFO

3/27/2013 – Video – Martin Babinec interviews Yahoo CFO Ken Goldman at Z80 Labs

2/3/2013 – – StartFast startup program ramping up for second summer session

1/18/2013 – CNY Business Journal – StartFast brings on Whitman alum Blumin as entrepreneur-in-residence

1/8/2013 – – UVC Launches StartFast Venture Accelerator

8/28/2012 – The Frank Peters Show – Martin Babinec, Nasir Ali – Upstate Underdogs

8/24/2012 – CNY Business Journal – First Year of StartFast Wraps with Demo Day

7/16/2012 – WCEOhq Radio – Nasir Ali and Martin Babinec explain their Upstate Venture

6/14/2012 – Information Space – Hustle personified: Entrepreneurs travel from Israel to accelerate their startup in Syracuse

6/1/2012 – CNY Business Journal – StartFast Venture Accelerator kicks off in Syracuse

5/24/2012 – YNN – 100 days for nine startups to get off the ground

5/24/2012 – Wall Street Journal – Start-Ups Crowd Accelerators

5/17/2012 – WRVO Innovation Trail- Israeli startup comes to Syracuse

5/14/2012 – WRVO Innovation Trail- For 9 companies, 100 days to get off the ground starts now

5/11/2012 – CNY Business Journal- Nine teams to participate in StartFast program

2/12/2012 – Startup Communities- Upstate New York A Year Later

12/09/2011 – CNY Business Journal- New startup accelerator planned for Syracuse

12/09/2011 – CNY Business Journal- Editorial: StartFast is coming to town

4/10/2011- Brad Feld: 5 reasons to be optimistic about Upstate New York

2/18/2011- CNY Business Journal- Viewpoint: Pursuing an Upstate Entrepreneurial Vision

2/15/2011- Sean Branagan- Entrepreneurs believe in entrepreneurs

2/5/2011- Brad Feld- Two Days of Entrepreneurial Community Building in Upstate New York also published in MIT Technology Review and Business Insider

2/4/2011- Information Space- Startup America: Promoting the Mentor Model

2/4/2011- The Leading Element- Do You Want This or Do You Need This

2/3/2011- Brad Feld (Cornell University Video)- Entrepreneurship as a Career Choice

1/24/2011- CNY Business Journal- Nationally Known Venture Capitalist to Visit Upstate

10/1/2010- CNY Business Journal- Viewpoint: Turbocharging a regional economy

8/13/2010- Inc. Magazine- How to Find Willing Investors

8/6/2010- CNY Business Journal- UVC signs up Le Moyne as third founding partner

6/25/2010- CNY/ Binghamton Business Journal- SU becomes founding partner of UVC

6/12/2010- Scotsman Pennysaver- Make the right connections

4/23/2010- Cornell Entrepreneurship Seminar (Video Archive)- 1000 Startups 2000 Days

2/20/2010- Utica Observer Disptach- Area’s high hopes ride on innovation

2/18/2010- The Albany Times Union- Out to prime upstate pump

2/15/2010- The Albany Business Review- New upstate group fosters business links

2/11/2010- The Buffalo News- Marnie LaVigne named to the advisory board of Upstate Venture Connect

2/5/2010- The CNY Business Journal- The New Upstate Venture Connect aims to spark growing firms

2/3/2010- The Post Standard- Tech Garden president to lead new venture

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