Entrepreneurs Stories

2018 Nominees - Deal of Year | Upstate Venture Connect

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! ...

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AJ Damiano - PowerSpike | Upstate Venture Connect

Deep in the dorms of universities across the world are students either thinking about or working on building a company. One such student, AJ Damiano, started his company, PowerSpike, from his dorm room at Syracuse University back in 2014, while beginning his freshman year studies in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. One month after graduating, PowerSpike has now been accepted into the prestigious TechStars program. ...

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Quadrant Biosciences

Quadrant Biosciences, based in the Institute for Human Performance on the SUNY Upstate Medical University campus in Syracuse, NY, has sold 10% of its common equity for approximately $13 million, and successfully converted its previously issued Series A Preferred shares to common shares. Get the full story from SBDC Advisor Chuck Schwerin ->...

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