Over 350 entrepreneurial leaders came together on September 19 at the 3rd Annual Upstate Unleashed Conference and 2017 Venture Ecosystem Awards for another sold out year.

We heard from Upstate NY CEOs who are building the future today, and celebrated more than 100 ecosystem builders at the Awards Luncheon. View your 2017 award winners here, and continue down the page for video highlights and pictures.

Speakers & Panelists

Upstate NY Rewards Innovation
Moderator: Mario Fallone – Partner, Harter Secrest & Emery
Brian Bauer – Program Director, 76West
Rick Clonan – VP, CenterState CEO (GENIUS NY)
John Gavigan – Executive Director, 43North
James Senall – President, HTR (Luminate Accelerator)

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Upstate Venture CEO Report
Nasir Ali – CEO / Cofounder, Upstate Venture Connect
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CEO Perspectives
David Dussault – Founder and CEO, P1 Industries
Colleen Costello – Cofounder and CEO, Vital Vio

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Why I’m Back in Upstate NY
Moderator: Kate Brodock – CEO, Women 2.0
Martin Babinec – Founder, TriNet and UVC
Garrett Bastable – Director of Operations, Density
Michael Quigley – Cofounder and President, SpinCar

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CEO Perspectives
Charles Green – President and CEO, AIS
Michael Oshetski – Founder and CEO, Micatu

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Awards Lunch and Keynote
Guha and Karthik Bala – Cofounders, Velan Studios & Velan Ventures

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Coming Soon


2017 Award Sponsor

EY | UVC Sponsor

      2017 Community Partners

The Tech Garden | UVC Sponsor

Colligan Law | Upstate Venture Connect Supporters

FuzeHub | NYS Manufacturing Resource

NYSERDA | UVC SponsorIgniteU NY | Campus Ventures

Email nasir@uvc.org for more details on sponsorship opportunities for 2018.

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2017 Table Sponsors

2017 Photo Gallery

2016 Highlights