2018 Unleashed | Upstate Venture Connect

2018 Upstate Unleashed Conference

Featuring Netflix Co-Founder Marc Randolph

Syracuse, NY – October 2, 2018

Netflix Cofounder | Upstate Venture Connect

Marc Randolph is a veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneur, advisor and investor. His career spans over four decades, having been the founder of more than six other successful startups, a mentor to hundreds of early-stage entrepreneurs, and an investor in numerous tech ventures. Marc is an alumnus of Hamilton College in Upstate NY.

This event has sold out the last four years – with over 450 entrepreneurial leaders in attendance in 2018! Check out the photos >

Upstate CEO Talks

Aaron Newman
Founder / CEO

Chedy Hampson
Founder / CEO

Brian Corrigan
Studio Director
PUBG MadGlory
(Saratoga Springs)

Insightful Panels

How to raise $50M in outside capital
Aaron Newman, Founder & CEO, CloudCheckr
Jeff Valentine, Chief Product Officer, CloudCheckr
Matt Fiore, Managing Director, DCS Advisory
Gautam Gupta, Vice President, Level Equity

Creating a region-wide startup ecosystem
Nasir Ali, Co-founder & CEO, Upstate Venture Connect (Central NY)
Richard Glaser, Creator, RocGrowth (Finger Lakes)
Bob Manasier, New Venture Manager, Innovate 518 (Capital Region)
Elisa Miller-Out, Founding Partner, Chloe Capital (Southern Tier)
Dan Miner, Reporter, Buffalo Business First (Western NY)

Award Winners

The following people and companies were honored with 2018 Upstate Venture Ecosystem Awards.

Community Catalyst
Christine Whitman
Chairman / CEO

Campus Connector
Jim Joseph
Madden School @ Le Moyne

Ecosystem Champion
Rami Katz 
Excell Partners


Magical Mentor
John Max Miller

Deal of the Year
Mike Totterman

Master Builder
Lynn Smith
Investor, Seed Capital Fund

Thank you to our 2018 Awards Sponsor Ernst & Young. View all nominees here >

2018 Awards Sponsor

Ernst & Young - Award Partner | 2018 Upstate Unleashed

Community Partners

NYSERDA | UVC Partners
Cooley | Upstate Venture Connect
Colligan Law | Upstate Venture Connect Supporters
FuzeHub | NYS Manufacturing Resource
The Tech Garden | UVC Sponsor
Andro | Upstate Venture Connect
NYS Science + Tech Law Center | 2018 Upstate Unleashed Sponsor
Visual Technologies | 2018 Upstate Unleashed Sponsor
Jorsek | easyDITA | Upstate Venture Connect
Fast Tracking Solutions | Upstate Venture Connect

Media Sponsor

CNYBJ - Media Partner | 2018 Upstate Unleashed

Event Partner

BizEventz - Event Partner | 2018 Unleashed Conference

Table Sponsors

2018 Sponsorships
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2018 Nominees