BIANYS Meeting | Upstate Venture Connect

BIANYS Meeting – Startup Stories/Investor Feedback

June 11, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 2:15 pm
CNY Biotech Accelerator
841 E. Fayette St.
Kathi Durdon
BIANYS Meeting - Startup Stories/Investor Feedback @ CNY Biotech Accelerator

7:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast / Registration / Exhibits / Networking

8:15 a.m.
Welcome, Introduction and Recognition

  • Welcome and Intro: Marc Alessi
  • Welcome: Ben Walsh, Mayor, City of Syracuse
  • Welcome: Ryan McMahon, Onondaga County Executive
  • Recognition of Senator Martin J. Golden and Steve Taylor, Principal
  • Analyst, NYS Senate
  • Matt Watson, Sr. Vice President, Empire State Development Division of Science, Technology & Innovation (NYSTAR)

9:15 a.m.
A Successful Collaboration: Building an Industry, Eric Vinal, Film Commissioner

9:45 a.m.
Break / Exhibits / Networking

10:15 a.m.
Success Stories from Regional Startups
Moderator: Rick Clonan, Vice President, The Tech Garden

  • Richard Uhlig, CEO, Quadrant Biosciences
  • Jon Parry, Director of GENIUS NY
  • Steve VanDeck, Density
  • Joshua Aviv, Founder/CEO, SparkCharge
  • Seth Mulligan, Director of Fulfillment with

11:15 a.m.
Investment in a Venture, Program and Place – Panel Discussion
This panel will discuss becoming investable as a company and as an incubator/accelerator program that is also a community anchor within a regional ecosystem.
Moderator: Linda Dickerson Hartsock, Executive Director, Blackstone LaunchPad at Syracuse University

  • Marnie LaVigne, President and CEO, Launch NY, Inc.
  • Rami Katz, COO, Excell Partners
  • John Hill, Vice President of Network, Techstars

12:15 p.m.
Box Lunch Grab

12:45 p.m.
Post Lunch Keynote: Chris Heivly, Co-founder of MapQuest and Entrepreneur in Residence at Techstars

1:30 p.m.
Program Close: Marc Alessi

1:45 p.m.
Tour of CNYBAC

2:15 p.m.
BIANYS Member Meeting