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Rochester Beacon Upstate Founders Playbook | Upstate Venture Connect

What does it take to grow a world-class business in Upstate New York? We set out to find the answer to that question by interviewing founders from across the region.   By Jennifer Sertl and Nasir Ali | Guests to the Rochester Beacon   The result was the “Upstate Founders Playbook,” a candid look at the ups and downs of high-growth entrepreneurship and how different founders approached their challenges. As...

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Rochester Business Journal: High Growth Companies Need Our Region’s Colleges | Upstate Venture Connect

Thank you Upstate Venture Connect (UVC) for shedding light on an important economic development opportunity.   By Richard Glaser | Special to the RBJ   UVC is a nonprofit organization founded and led by accomplished entrepreneurs dedicated to supporting entrepreneurship and advocating for our region’s high growth startups.   UVC recently released the 2018-19 Upstate CEO Report, the third annual online survey of scalable startups. The survey was conducted in partnership with...

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Albany Business Review How much high-growth companies in upstate New York pay their employees | Upstate Venture Connect

How much high-growth companies in upstate New York pay their employees By Chelsea Diana | Reporter, Albany Business Review   Upstate Venture Connect found that high-growth company salaries were 67% higher than the average salary for major upstate metro area residents and 12% higher than the average salary for New York City workers.   Continue reading the Albany Business Review article here. Download your copy of the 2018-19 Upstate CEO Report here....

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2018 Unleashed | Buffalo Business First | Upstate Venture Connect

Talent needs of scalable startups from Buffalo to Albany By Dan Miner | Reporter, Buffalo Business First   A survey of company leaders from Buffalo to Albany underscores the economic potential of scalable startups. The 2018-19 Upstate CEO Report is the third annual online survey sponsored by Upstate Venture Connect. It was conducted by faculty and students from the Madden School of Business at Le Moyne College. A total of...

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ACV Auctions Article | Upstate Venture Connect

" 'We have a huge number of familiar brands that were started by upstate people someplace other than upstate,' said Martin Babinec, the founder and chairman of the regional startup networking group Upstate Venture Connect. Think Airbnb, Priceline, Android and Nvidia – to say nothing of Larry Jacob’s $3 billion multiple sclerosis drug, Avonex." By Caitlin Dewey | The Buffalo News The frosted-glass conference rooms at ACV...

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Crunchbase | Upstate Venture Connect

Armory Square Ventures raised a second fund of $31 million to invest in cities and towns in upstate New York. The firm, led by UNY50 member Somak Chattopadhyah will continue to focus investment efforts in Ithaca, Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo. Crunchbase also references Upstate Venture Connect's CEO Survey, noting how startups in the region still need significant capital to scale adequately. Cheers to Somak and...

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2018 Awards - Rochester Winners | Upstate Venture Connect

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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