60 Startups Apply for Private Sessions with Paul Singh, Over 500 Startup Community Members Register to Network

Startup/Investor Events Planned in Syracuse, Utica & Saratoga Springs August 15-19, 2016


UPSTATE, NY – (PRESS RELEASE) – As part the Upstate New York Tech Tour, national entrepreneur and investor Paul Singh will be scouting startups raising capital or in position to receive venture capital as he looks to expand his investor portfolio. He’ll also meet with hundreds of startup community members and angel investors to share his experience and help us move towards creating a sustainable venture economy in Upstate New York.

“UVC is honored that Paul chose Upstate New York as part of his national Tech Tour, and we’re especially thankful to have innovation supporters like AT&T help make all the events throughout the tour possible. Now hundreds of founders and startup supporters across our region will have the opportunity to meet one of the world’s leading entrepreneurs and angel investors,” said Nasir Ali, UVC Cofounder and CEO.

Out over 60 entries, Paul has selected twelve UNY startups for private Founder Hours in Syracuse and Saratoga Springs. This is a unique opportunity for Upstate startups to receive additional support and visibility on a national level.

Paul’s top picks include:

Furlocity – Find and book a pet boarding facility, pet services or a pet-friendly hotel

Moo Plans – A meal plan from local restaurants offering convenient and quick meal delivery

Odd Networks – Powering the next generation of TV with world class video streaming service

POMCO – The easiest, fastest, most reliable personal safety device on the market

PowerSpike – Twitch influencer marketplace for branded content and instream advertisements

Rushtera – The best way to share video files, designed for filmmakers, video pros and festivals

StorySlab – A powerful mobile tablet selling system with custom design that works offline

Thimble.io – Learn to code, build and hack with monthly DIY electronics kits delivered to your door.

Touchpoints – Updates outdated customer information and provides businesses with more data

TRUXXIT – Need a buddy with a truck? Rent one on demand

Windrush – Tell meaningful stories by bringing data to life as interactive live updating charts

WorkOrder.es – Mobile work order ticketing service for landlords and property managers

AT&T’s support for Paul Singh’s Upstate New York Tech Tour aligns with the company’s ongoing commitment to foster local innovation by providing opportunities for entrepreneurs, technologists, makers and developers to create new technologies and ideas that could positively impact their communities and strengthen New York State’s innovative economy. This focus on spurring entrepreneurship and collaborating on initiatives such as the Tour grows out of AT&T’s multibillion dollar nationwide investment in the mobile communications network of the future, which is allowing local innovators to start and grow their companies in their own communities. We are honored to collaborate with Paul, UVC and all the other organizations involved to help shine a much deserved spotlight on the region’s robust entrepreneurial and innovation community,” commented Benjamin Roberts, Director of Public Affairs.

In addition to Founder Hours, over 500 members of Upstate’s startup ecosystem have already registered to “hang with Paul.”  Here’s a list of the amazing community events still open to the public.


If you’re a member of the media and interested in interviewing Paul, our innovation partner AT&T or one of his chosen startup founders, please contact kathryn@uvc.org.


About Paul Singh
Paul Singh has founded/co-founded five companies, several of which have had successful exits (Disruption Corporation, Philtro). From 2012 – 2014, Paul served as an Entrepreneur in Residence with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and DHS/USCIS. He is also a former partner with accelerator and venture firm 500 Startups, and he was a general partner of Disruption’s post-seed venture capital arm, Crystal Tech Fund. In addition, Paul was the Managing Director of 1776, a global incubator and seed fund in Washington, DC, helping startups transform industries that impact millions of lives each day in the areas of education, health, transportation and energy. In these various roles Paul has overseen the investments of 525+ companies across 35+ countries. As a Master of Hustle, Paul now spends his time angel investing in 10-20 companies each year.

About UVC
UVC is a 501c3 public benefit non-profit creating an entrepreneur-led startup ecosystem for Upstate NY. Since 2010, UVC has helped launch four angel funds and two startup accelerators. UVC also hosts a region-wide events calendar, online startup map and a communications platform that reaches thousands. In 2014, UVC launched UNY50, an invitation  only network of individuals who have experienced the startup world roller coaster and are committed to helping build the next great Upstate company. In 2015, UVC received the Global Innovation Ecosystem Award. Learn more about how you can support Upstate startup community at https://uvc.org/Ecosystem-Growth

Kathryn Cartini
Upstate Venture Connect

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