Are you considering raising capital for your startup? Thinking about doing some (more) angel investing? Want to learn about what’s happening in the Hudson Valley Startup community? Join us to hear lessons learned from experienced investors about how they select, invest in and work with entrepreneurs to build strong companies and generate returns.
On March 1, 2018 at SUNY New Paltz in the Hudson Valley, Upstate Capital is hosting an event to connect current and prospective angel investors, entrepreneurs and people interested in entrepreneurship, investing and the burgeoning Hudson Valley startup scene.
Chip Parmele, based in Princeton NJ, is a limited partner in several early stage funds and has invested directly as an angel in several companies in biotech, ed tech and other industries. He will discuss lessons learned for both investors and entrepreneurs, including the importance of alignment, fundamentals he looks for in potential investments, and what to think about when considering taking on outside investors.
Rami Katz created a proprietary deal scoring system at Excell Partners, the firm he helped launch in Rochester NY. That scoring system is used by multiple firms to rank potential investment opportunities. Originally from Israel, Rami brings a combination of legal expertise and investment experience to share best practices for evaluating potential investments and working with entrepreneurs.
The Hudson Valley and the rest of Upstate New York is home to many new and growing startups. We’ll showcase a few of them at the startup showcase. This is an opportunity to meet startup entrepreneurs. You never know who you might meet at an Upstate Capital event!
Request an invitation to attend the regularly scheduled Hudson Valley Startup Fund meeting. Attendees will be asked to sign in and observe rules for guests. It is an opportunity to see how the Hudson Valley’s member-managed angel fund operates.
3:00PM – Registration + Networking + Startup Expo
4:00PM – Startup Pitches + Investor Conversations
5:00PM – Networking + Startup Expo
6:00PM – Hudson Valley Startup Fund Meeting (invited guests)
Featuring Craig Morris, Managing Attorney for Trademark Outreach, United State Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
Topics include: process and issues related to trademarks, copyrights, patents, domain names
Sponsored by Technology Commercialization Law Program of the Intellectual Property and Technology Institute, Syracuse College of Law and CNYBAC
There is no cost to attend, RSVP: email@example.com
SAVE THE DATE:
Deal of the Year awards to companies with the most significant transactions in 2017 for the Upstate New York region, including:
Venture Capital Investment
Private Equity Investment
Merger / Acquisition Transaction
And finally, Dealmaker of the Year to the person who has made important contributions to the Upstate New York investment community.
Nominations open Feb 1.
Contact Upstate Capital to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.
PIONEERING THE FUTURE
The Utica College Business Program will host a day-long event focused on the future of work and employment opportunities in the Mohawk Valley. The three-stage event – which includes a regional business pitch competition open to all Utica / Mohawk Valley college students, a panel discussion and keynote speaker – is free and open to the community.
Space is limited, so please register here by Monday, April 2
10AM: Check-in and networking
10:15AM: Opening remarks
10:30 – 12:30PM: Business Pitch Competition (First Wave)
12:30-1:30PM: Break for lunch
1:30-3PM: Business Pitch Competition (Second Wave)
1:30-3PM: Panel – The Future of Work in the Mohawk Valley
3-4PM: Keynote – Adam Day: The Changing Nature of Work
4-4:30PM: Winners announced
Keynote | Adam Day
As creative director for Helios + Matheson, Adam Day is the driver behind MoviePass, created by Netflix’s co-founder. Now, the $9.95 monthly subscription concept is forcing Netflix and traditional movie theaters to rethink the movie-going experience model.
As the event’s keynote speaker, Adam will discuss MoviePass, his journey from the Mohawk Valley, and why college students can find new and innovative job opportunities regionally and in upstate New York. Click here for Adam’s complete bio.
Much like the rest of the global economy, the Utica and Mohawk Valley business communities are adapting to technological advancement while searching for solutions to replace industry that once thrived in the region, but will the job force of 2030 look like what is expected today? Hear from local regional professionals from the finance, marketing, and insurance sectors to understand what is expected of college graduates now — and in the future.
Mohawk Valley Business Pitch Competition
Almost $10,000 in prizes (cash and in-kind) will be awarded during the Mohawk Valley Business Pitch Competition/Demo Day. The competition is open to all undergraduate and graduate students who attended any of the region’s institutions of higher learning during the 2017-18 academic year (December graduates are eligible). A separate registration is required, but will be included in the full day’s event. Click here for more information, including full rules and regulations for the competition. Application deadline is March 28.
Join us for the entrepreneurial event of the year at WISE Symposium. WISE (Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship) is synonymous with entrepreneurial excellence and has grown to become the premier event not only for up-and-coming entrepreneurs, but for anyone active in the business community — including corporate leaders, aspiring business owners, people interested in professional development and networking, and those with ventures at any stage of growth!
Ticket includes a continental breakfast to start off your day, lunch, and a cocktail party.
Check out the WISE Women’s Business Center website for Agenda and more details.
The Jefferson Clinton is the official hotel for WISE Symposium speakers and attendees, offering a special rate of $139/night. To book your room, call (315) 452 0500.
The mission of the New York State High School Business Model Competition is to provide an opportunity for teams of entrepreneurship high school students to express ideas in an educationally competitive environment.
The students gain:
– practical entrepreneurial and communication skills
– an understanding of that their peers are developing
– an opportunity to improve their business model
Please join us in supporting our next generation entrepreneurs.