Making Upstate NY the Go-To Destination for Entrepreneurs

UVC’s mission is to connect and empower Upstate NY entrepreneurs with the resources for building high-growth companies. We believe the isolation of Upstate communities from each other is a major barrier for startup founders seeking access to advice, talent, connections and early stage investment.

Since 2010, UVC has collaborated with entrepreneur leaders and community supporters to:

• Gather a network of 13,000+ founders and supporters across Upstate NY

• Help create six angel funds engaging 250+ investors that have invested $20MM to 80 startups

• Coordinate the UNY50 Leadership Network

• Launch the UNY Ecosystem Map and Event Calendar

• Mentor multiple college founder programs to link on-campus and off-campus startup communities

• Establish the Upstate Unleashed Conference and Venture Ecosystem Awards

UVC is a 501c3 non-profit supported by tax deductible donations and sponsorships. We also offer advisory services to communities seeking entrepreneurship growth. There are many ways to support to support UVC’s mission to build Upstate’s startup community. Get involved!