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2018 Awards - Rochester Winners | Upstate Venture Connect

Rochester Business Journal: Katz, Whitman and iCardiac take Upstate Venture Ecosystem awards

Three of the six winners of this year's Upstate Venture Ecosystem Awards hailed from Rochester. Hosted by Upstate Venture Connect, the 2018 Upstate Unleashed Conference brought together over 450 entrepreneurial leaders from across upstate to Syracuse, and featured talks from Netflix co-founder Marc Randolph and CloudCheckr CEO Aaron Newman, among others....

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SparkCharge Wins $1M at 43North | Upstate Venture Connect

It’s time to SparkCharge Western NY

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!...

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SpinCar $22M Financing | Upstate Venture Connect

SpinCar financing a big win for StartFast investor and Syracuse tech community

SpinCar's $22 million recapitalization is the largest financing for a downtown Syracuse business in over a decade. The investment created a 20-times (2,000%) return for the StartFast investors, and has positioned SpinCar to continue its triple-digit annual growth rate. With its headquarters in Syracuse, SpinCar's growth is creating new job opportunities for the region's college graduates as well. ...

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2018 Unleashed - Winners & Speakers | Upstate Venture Connect

2018 Upstate Venture Ecosystem Award Winners

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 >...

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You Don't Have to Be in Silicon Valley | Upstate Venture Connect

You don’t need to be in Silicon Valley

#StartUpstate : Thousands attended the 2018 Upstate Unleashed Conference and 43North Finals to celebrate the success of Upstate's entrepreneurial ecosystem. Conference keynote speaker and Netflix co-founder Marc Randolph said it best, " You don't need to be in Silicon Valley." ...

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Marc Randolph | Upstate Venture Connect

Syracuse.com: Marc Randolph – You learn leadership by doing it

Marc Randolph is a serial entrepreneur, most famous for co-founding Netflix in 1997 with Reed Hastings. Netflix now has more than 130 million streaming subscribers worldwide. Randolph will deliver a keynote address at the 2018 Upstate Unleashed Conference on October 2 in Syracuse. This event has sold out for the last three years. Get tickets now. ...

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Veteran Entrepreneurs | Upstate Venture Connect

How Syracuse Encourages Veterans to Become Entrepreneurs

Upstate New York is not often the first place that comes to mind among veterans when it comes to establishing a business. Nonetheless, New York's local governments and NGOs are constantly trying to make the state more enticing for business-minded veterans. Syracuse exemplifies such efforts. ...

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