Entrepreneurs Stories

Marnie LaVigne: Driving Force Behind Upstate NY"s Venture Economy

Marnie is the President of Launch NY, and on the Board of Directors for the Western NY Venture Association. In 2016, Marnie was honored with an Ecosystem Champion award for her contributions to Upstate's entrepreneurial community. In an exclusive interview, Marnie spoke about startup resources available through Launch NY, and the success of the organization's new seed fund, which has already invested in 10 companies...

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Dual:Lock | 2016 NYS Business Plan Competition

With over $500,000 in prizes annually, the NYS Business Plan Competition is one of the largest collegiate business plan competitions in the world. Here's a recap of each regional competition, including application deadlines and competition dates, as well as a look at the winners of the 2016 NYS Business Plan Competition....

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