Support entrepreneurship and the next generation of entrepreneurs in New York!
We need your time, talent and treasure. We are asking successful business leaders to support the privately-funded intercollegiate competition with cash and/or time. Please sign up here – if you would like to judge, mentor, volunteer and/or donate. Do you want to just make a financial contribution? Email us.
For investors – on Thursday, we plan an afternoon of educational content with opportunities to meet potential co-investors and follow-on investors. Take our angel investor survey so we can get to know you, and maximize your expo time with the New York investor community.
For incubator & accelerator professionals – Join us on Thursday and Friday for connecting with investors and entrepreneurs. Get a booth at the Expo on Friday for making connections with 400+ entrepreneurs, investors and people supporting entrepreneurship. Expo set-up must be completed on Thursday prior to the Investors’ Reception. Register here to participate in E^3. Our event partner BIANYS is hosting a basic primer on how to run incubators – register here for the BIANYS program.
For entrepreneurs – Friday will be full of resources, workshops, open office hours and new ideas. Please register here to join us Friday.
ANGELA LEE, 37 ANGELS
Angela Lee is an educator & entrepreneur. As Chief Innovation Officer and Associate Dean at Columbia Business School, she is focused on fostering teaching excellence and innovation across faculty. Angela has started 4 startups and is also the founder of 37 Angels, an investing network that has invested in 50 startups and activates new investors through an investment bootcamp.
KARTHIK AND GUHA BALA, VELAN VENTURES
In 1991, brothers Guha and Karthik Bala formed their first game development company, Vicarious Visions. Over the next 25 years they took the studio from out of their basement and to the forefront of AAA game development by developing and growing multi-billion dollar franchises such as Skylanders, Guitar Hero, Tony Hawk and more.
LINDSAY STENCEL, LAUNCH NY
Ms. Stencel, as the Chief Operating Office and Fund Manager for Launch NY. Since joining Launch NY in August 2016, Lindsay has led the growth of the Launch NY Seed Fund, to become the most active seed fund in Upstate NY with a close rate of one investment per month and plays a leading role for co- and follow-on investments in client companies with LNYSF.
Entrepreneurs Wanted: Startup Weekend – Health and Life Sciences
Learn more about entrepreneurship, turn your ideas into reality, and solve problems related to health and life services at Buffalo Startup Weekend. Buffalo Startup Weekend is offering people from all backgrounds the opportunity to develop skills that will turn their ideas into reality.
Participate as an IDEA CHAMPION or contribute as a FREE AGENT on a team. Whether you are interested in the health industry or not, the ultimate objective of the event is to empower you with a process for taking any idea, health-related or not, from concept to creation:
Join together with entrepreneurs from across the region for the 2019 Startup Summit & Chloe Capital Pitch Event.
The Startup Summit brings together innovators, business professionals, founders, investors, and economic catalysts to celebrate entrepreneurship of all forms in the Southern Tier.
Hosted by Binghamton University’s Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships and held at the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator in downtown Binghamton, this is the hot ticket event for business innovators across the state.
Event attendees can participate in wide-ranging business workshops facilitated throughout the day. Watch promising startups pitch for funding in front of hand-picked judges. Learn firsthand the major progress of companies within The Koffman Incubator. Be informed on major local developments. Network with hundreds of diverse business people. Hear from keynote speakers + more!
The Startup Summit is pleased to welcome the Chloe Capital National Tour featuring Chloe Capital, a VC firm that invests in women-led innovation companies. Held after the Startup Summit, watch five female founders pitch for $100,000!
Chloe Capital is on a mission to advance solutions to the diversity gap in entrepreneurship. We invest in women leaders at the helm of frontier tech companies that are disrupting rapidly growing markets.
In partnership with the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator and Binghamton University, Chloe Capital will be holding the FINAL pitch event of our 2018-19 National Tour.
So far we’ve been to Rochester, Boston, Denver and Chicago – and we’re moving capital in each city we visit. Now we’re coming to Binghamton, and we want you to join us.
On May 1, Chloe Capital will select one company to receive an investment. The recipient will also pitch our network of co-investing partners for follow-on funding.
Reserve your spot for the Chloe Capital Pitch Event on May 1, 2019. It’s happening during the Southern Tier Startup Summit at the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator in Binghamton, NY.
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, we 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 by March 1, 2019 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 validated 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
Take advantage of the growing opportunity in New York State’s medical device industry, and elevate your medical device business with the help of NYS resources at FuzeHub’s Solutions Forum for NYS Manufacturers. Meet with curated resources focused on helping suppliers of ceramics for advanced manufacturing, optics, electronics and software for medical devices and applications, tackle today’s most pressing issues.
The Manufacturing and Agriculture B2B Showcase is an opportunity for regional agricultural manufacturers and others to showcase their company as an exhibitor; network with peers, find potential business partners, suppliers & customers, connect with regional and state resources, and hear from some of the area’s key business leaders on important industry topics.