Drive Binghamton (#DriveBing) is a remarkable collaboration of community builders from academia, economic developers, members of the business community and, most importantly, the area’s emerging entrepreneurs, creatives, and technologists.
UVC and its partners have been working diligently to promote the cause of high growth entrepreneurship across Upstate NY. The first Upstate Venture CEO Survey (conducted by Rochester-based CGR) offers many insights into high growth businesses and their economic impact on the state. It also points to opportunities for the broader community to support and nurture these drivers of our future economy.
Since launching Upstate Venture Connect in 2010, Martin and I have met with thousands of Upstate NY entrepreneurs, from startup founders to CEOs of profitable fast growing companies. Invariably, our conversations with every CEO turn towards a few themes: how to recruit talent, attract attention and raise capital. Our new Upstate CEO Survey will now help us determine the impact our high growth businesses are having on Upstate’s economy. Please take this short, confidential online survey to shine light on your accomplishments!
In early 2010, Martin Babinec and Nasir Ali launched a 501c3 non-profit with the ambitious vision of connecting entrepreneurs across Upstate NY. The slideshow enclosed captures highlights of UVC’s journey and shows how Upstate founders have a more supportive environment in which to grow.