High-growth founders often focus on the need to raise capital. At Upstate Venture Connect, we believe entrepreneurial currency lies in the power of connections – proven in a success story by Upstate startup, Vara Safety.
Things are changing for women in the startup and venture capital world – and a network of women in Upstate NY have stepped forward to join the movement. Get ready for the first women-only startup pitch event in Upstate NY. Mark your calendars for December 4, 2018.
Eight startups from across North America were selected as the next 43North Winners – and SparkCharge received the $1 million grand prize. UVC has been following the journey of this fast-growth Upstate NY company from the start. Now it’s time to SparkCharge Western NY!
Upstate Venture Connect hosted over 450 entrepreneurs, investors and community leaders at the 2018 Upstate Unleashed Conference and Venture Ecosystem Awards. Guests traveled from Albany, Buffalo, Binghamton, Ithaca, Syracuse, Rochester and Utica to learn, celebrate and connect. This annual event aligns with UVC’s mission to create a region-wide startup ecosystem by connecting entrepreneurs to the people and resources needed to build great companies in Upstate NY. Here are your 2018 winners >
Health Care Originals (HCO), the award-winning digital health startup rocking Upstate NY, has now joined forces with healthcare guru, Eric Allyn, former Chairman of the Board of Welch Allyn, Inc, which was sold to Hill Rom in 2015.
Each year, Upstate Venture Connect and the venture community in Upstate NY recognize the companies whose exits created wealth for investors and founders/employees. Through these exits and significant fund raises, these companies have become stronger contributors of the local economy. Here are the 2018 nominees for Deal of the Year!
A total of $3 million in direct investment funding will be awarded in the third round of the GENIUS NY program, with one grand prize of up to $1 million and four $500,000 awards. Get the latest details on the new funding structure and help spread the word to companies disrupting the UAS industry.
TCG Player has unveiled plans for a new innovation headquarters. The tech startup will be renovating a 44,000 sf fantasy-themed space in downtown Syracuse, complete with a Harry Potter room for creating the company’s next mobile applications.
Husband and wife entrepreneurs, Justin and Emily Call, competed head to head at AFRL Commercialization Academy Demo Day. Both came out on top for their ventures – GoFigure and idoolocal. Here’s an exclusive interview on how Emily and Justin Call are running two high-growth ventures…while raising four children.
The 2017 Upstate Venture Ecosystem Award winners are helping to launch new companies, open new markets and fuel job growth in Upstate NY. Cheers to the leaders taking the road less traveled to make Upstate NY the go-to destination for entrepreneurs!