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Upstate Founders Playbook | Upstate Venture Connect


Serial entrepreneur will meet with 12 startups on upstate New York tech tour
SciTech Panel at LeMoyne College
Steve Raines - UNY50 Leadership Network
Become a UVC Community Connector
Ryan Miller @ 2015 Upstate Venture Ecosystem Awards
13th Annual Frank Fernandez Dinner at Le Moyne College
Ecovative Founder at Cornell
Syracuse CoWorks Members
The Thrive Project Team
Membership+ presents Protecting Intellectual Property @ Online
Dec 3 all-day
Membership+ presents Protecting Intellectual Property @ Online

Once a month, 30-minute time slots open all day. Sign up starting 2 weeks before and set your own schedule. Match with people offering what you’re seeking. Set up meetings and communicate often. Keep your commitments. Give and get great advice. Free and open to everyone.

Tri-State PTAC Mega-Matchmaker @ Virtual Conference
Dec 8 – Dec 9 all-day
Tri-State PTAC Mega-Matchmaker @ Virtual Conference

For the first time, PTACs from New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio have joined together to provide the opportunity for government buyers and sellers to meet in one of the largest online procurement events in this tri-state region.

The Tri-State PTAC Mega-Matchmaker is an opportunity for small businesses to meet with federal, state and local government buyers. This event is open to all businesses.

There is no cost to attend.

Annual Awards Celebration @ Online
Dec 9 all-day
Annual Awards Celebration @ Online

The Upstate Capital Association of New York is hosting the 5th Annual Celebration & Awards event (online!) to celebrate the investment ecosystem across New York.

Founded in 2003, our mission is to increase access to capital for companies and deal flow for investors. We believe that cultivating relationships between entrepreneurs and capital providers is a pillar of a successful entrepreneurial ecosystem, and that by supporting and celebrating investment transactions, we support a diverse, vibrant local economy.

Our marquee annual celebration highlights the most interesting deals and most active dealmakers across New York State in seed, venture, private equity and corporate finance. Over 100 companies and individuals will be nominated from all across New York State for awards that recognize individuals and teams that build businesses and conduct transactions.

Dec 9 all-day

Pitch Your Pivot is a LIVE, virtual competition sponsored by KeyBank Business, Boost & Build, featuring 5 finalists pitching to win $5,000.

About this Event
Grab dinner from your favorite local business and tune in for Pitch Your Pivot on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 from 6:00-8:00pm.

Five finalists have been selected to deliver a pitch conveying how they have pivoted or saw an opportunity to modify their business during this challenging year of COVID-19.

The Winnings:
Top Prize: $5,000
2nd: $3,000
3rd: $2,000
4th & 5th: $1,000

6:00 – 6:30pm | Welcome & Introductions
6:30 – 7:15pm | Pitch Presentations & Judge Q&A
7:15 – 7:30pm | Judges Deliberation/Audience Q&A
7:30 – 7:35pm | Break
7:35 – 7:45pm | Winners Announced
7:45 – 8:00pm | Closing

Training Sessions (Open to the Public):

During the registration process you may select to attend these additional opportunities for business success:

11/17/20 6:00-7:30 pm EST
Revisiting Your Target Market: Has your business model pivoted? Use these tools to reevaluate your market size and customer profile so you can successfully tell your market story.


11/24/20 6:00-7:30 pm EST
Make Your Numbers Work For You: Plan for business success by understanding your profit & loss statement and balance sheet.

Zoom links will be provided in your registration confirmation email.