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Upstate Venture CEO Report
Our annual CEO Report captures the impact of Upstate NY's high growth companies on our economy.
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2016 Highlights

  • 115 survey respondents; 50% less than six years old; 90% serving national/global customers
  • Economic footprint of 7,700 jobs and $469 million in payroll 
  • Average pay at 40% of companies is over $75,000
  • In five years, these companies plan for 9,600 direct jobs
  • Three quarters report 80% of positions require a college degree

UVC partners that made the survey a success include: 43 North, AFRL Commercialization Academy, BIANYS, Buffalo Angels, Blackstone Launchpad at SU, Cayuga Venture Fund, Clarkson University, CNY Biotech Accelerator, Eastern NY Angels, Entrepreneurs Alliance, Griffiss Institute, High Tech Rochester, IgniteU NY, Insyte Consulting, Kauffman Foundation, Launch NY, Le Moyne College, MadGlory, Markapital, Mohawk Valley Community College, New York BizLab, NEXUS-NY, NYSERDA, NYSTEC, RAND Capital, Rendertribe, REV Ithaca, RF SUNY, RocGrowth, RPI’s Severino Center for Entrepreneurship, Rochester Angel Network, Saratoga TechOUT, Southern Tier Startup Alliance, SUNY Poly, Syracuse CoWorks, Syracuse Student Sandbox, Syracuse University iSchool, Tech Valley Center of Gravity, The Agency, The Tech Garden, thINCubator, Troy Innovation Garage, University of Rochester Ain Center for Entrepreneurship, UB Center of Excellence, UVANY, UR Ventures, VCAMP, Venture Creations, Wagoner Firm, Wasabi Ventures, WISE Women’s Business Center, and Women 2.0.