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Featured Events

UVC Photo Gallery

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
Five Teams. One Night. $3 Million @ Marriott Syracuse Downtown
Apr 9 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Five Teams. One Night. $3 Million @ Marriott Syracuse Downtown

Don’t miss GENIUS NY Finals Night, where five exciting drone startup companies will pitch their technologies to a panel of judges before a live audience, as they compete for a total of $3 million in cash prizes, including a $1 million grand prize.

The five GENIUS NY finalists are developing technologies in the unmanned aerial systems (UAS) space. Judges will score the companies based on factors such as technology success, company growth potential and future job creation. The first place team receives $1 million while the remaining four each receive $500,000 to support their continued growth.

Now in its third year, GENIUS NY helps grow UAS startups in Central New York, creating new jobs for the region. The program is one of the world’s largest accelerators for UAS, placing Central New York on the map as a world leader in UAS.

GENIUS NY is funded by Empire State Development and housed at CenterState CEO’s The Tech Garden.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available. Contact Beth Savicki at 315-470-1800 or bsavicki@centerstateceo.com for more information.



Pitch Event for Women-led Companies @ Koffman Southern Tier Incubator
May 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Pitch Event for Women-led Companies @ Koffman Southern Tier Incubator | Binghamton | New York | United States

Chloe Capital is on a mission to advance solutions to the diversity gap in entrepreneurship. We focus on frontier technologies, and rapidly growing markets. We’re ready to make our next five investments during pitch events across the U.S. — and we’re coming to Binghamton!

Five women-led innovation companies will pitch LIVE on May 1, 2019 at the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator in Binghamton, NY. One of them will receive equity funding. This event is part of the Southern Tier Startup Summit in collaboration with KSTI and Binghamton University. Join our network of top CEOs, investors and innovation leaders.



Chloe Capital is a seed-stage venture capital firm that invests in women-led innovation companies. In collaboration with the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator, Binghamton University, NYSERDA, NYSTEC, Empire State Development, Upstate Venture Connect and more, invite you to an evening of inspiration and purpose.

Despite recent progress, women-led tech companies receive less than 5% of all venture capital in the U.S., while just .2% goes to African American female founders. This is a missed opportunity. Studies show that diverse teams with women at the helm grow faster and produce higher returns for investors. We call this, “Doing Well by Doing Good.”




Does my company need to be in Binghamton?

Companies do not need to be located in Binghamton, NY to apply to pitch or receive investment. Founders should be prepared to travel. Pitching in person is a must! Women-led innovation companies can apply to pitch for funding at chloecapital.com/tour

Accredited investors and sponsors interested in learning more about joining our movement can reach out at chloecapital.com/contact


Where else will Chloe Capital be holding pitch events?

Rochester, NY – December 4, 2018
Boston, MA – January 11, 2019
Denver, CO – February 7, 2019
Chicago, IL – April 4, 2019


What kind of companies does Chloe Capital invest in?

Chloe Capital focuses on Frontier Technologies, Cleantech and Agtech. Companies must have at least one female in the C-Suite, a working prototype and the potential to capture large, rapidly-growing markets. In addition, companies with diverse leadership teams, more than one full-time team member (tech leader preferred), and revenue and/or contracts secured with clients/customers will rise to the top of our list.


Can I still participate in the pitch event if I don’t have a frontier tech company?

Yes, women-led Food & Beverage and Consumer Product companies can apply to be event vendors. These companies will receive visibility through event promotions, as well as the opportunity to meet our investors, judges and advisors. Express your interest in being an event vendor at chloecapital.com/contact