UVC Media Coverage

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  • Daily Orange: Co-founder of Netflix featured at Upstate Venture Connect conference

    Marc Randolph, co-founder and former CEO of Netflix, will speak at the Upstate Unleashed Conference & Venture Ecosystem Awards at the Oncenter Convention Center. The sold-out conference is hosted by Upstate Venture Connect (UVC), a non-profit organization focused on creating opportunities for entrepreneurs and startups to succeed....

  • Syracuse.com: Marc Randolph – You learn leadership by doing it

    Marc Randolph is a serial entrepreneur, most famous for co-founding Netflix in 1997 with Reed Hastings. Netflix now has more than 130 million streaming subscribers worldwide. Randolph will deliver a keynote address at the 2018 Upstate Unleashed Conference on October 2 in Syracuse. This event has sold out for the last three years. Get tickets now. ...

  • RocGrowth: 8 area firms named UVC’s Deal of the Year nominees

    Eight companies with links to Rochester are among Upstate Venture Connect’s 2018 nominees for Deal of the Year, an award that recognizes firms whose exits impacted their founds and the local economy. They join seven others from Upstate New York....

  • Buffalo Business First: Buffalo-based startup leaders in line for annual UVC awards

    Startup leaders from Buffalo are among the nominees for the 2018 Venture Ecosystem Awards, an annual program that recognizes entrepreneurs and their supporters from Albany to Buffalo. And your 2018 nominees for Western New York are......

  • CNYBJ: Ali says healthy future includes entrepreneurs investing here

    Ali, co-founder and CEO of Upstate Venture Connect (UVC), says that as companies climb the pyramid they help create workers and managers able to lead in today’s economy. “Entrepreneurs,” he says, “are our most precious resources.” ...

  • Troy Record: Troy-based startup raises $100k, makes plans with Zogby

    Website Our.News aims to combat misinformation and fake news by making it easy for everyone to separate fact from fiction, and to judge for themselves what’s factual. The company recently raised $100,000 in pre-seed funding, and partnered with international pollster John Zogby. Our.News founder Richard Zach was introduced to Zogby through Upstate Venture Connect. ...

  • Upstate NY Entrepreneurs Invest in Innovation

    In September, Guha and Karthik Bala were the keynote speakers at Upstate Venture Connect's conference in Syracuse to promote and support Upstate entrepreneurship.  ...

  • Speakers announced for Upstate Unleashed Conference

    Speakers for the annual Upstate Unleashed Conference and Venture Ecosystem Awards—presented by Upstate Venture Connect—have been announced. The event will be held on Sept. 19 at the downtown Marriott Syracuse and is expected to draw over 300 attendees....

  • SEDC holds forum to inspire women business leaders

    Upstate Venture Connect CMO Kathryn Cartini spoke our about Breaking the Glass Ceiling during a Saratoga Economic Development and Spark Saratoga Event. ...

  • Dan Penberthy, David Thiemecke up for UVC’s “magical mentor” award

    Upstate Venture Connect's annual 2017 Venture Ecosystem Awards seek to honor entrepreneurial leaders from Albany to Buffalo. ...

  • Martin Babinec, Nasir Ali Advise Women Investor Fund

    As part of Upstate Venture Connect's mission to connect entrepreneurs to the resources and people needed to success, the UVC leadership team has partnered with ecosystem builders to create a venture capital fund for women founders and investors....

  • Rochester Nominees Announced for 2017 Venture Ecosystem Awards

    by Kerry Feltner | Rochester Business Journal Community members across Rochester have been nominated for the 2017 Ecosystem Awards, Upstate Venture Connect said.......

  • Buffalo Business First: Nasir Ali talks about startups in Upstate NY

    Syracuse-based Nasir Ali is an influential voice in seeking to unite the startup ecosystems across Western and Central New York. In an interview with Buffalo Business First, Nasir shares insights on forming a collective front across Upstate NY....

  • Job Creators Found in Upstate NY High Growth Companies

    In an interview with journalist Liz Benjamin on Capital Tonight, Upstate Venture Connect Founder Martin Babinec discusses what has motivated his commitment to supporting our region's high growth companies. The answer is simple - they are proven job creators....

  • Keeler in the Morning: Martin Babinec On Creating Jobs in Upstate

    In an interview with Bill Keeler of Keeler in the Morning, Martin Babinec outlines his ongoing mission to build and grow an ecosystem that connects entrepreneurs with the resources needed to create the next great companies in Upstate NY....

  • Syracuse.com: The future belongs to entrepreneurs, says venture capitalist Paul Singh

    Paul Singh is a venture capitalist and angel investor. He's on a North American Tech Tour, traveling the nation in an Airstream trailer, telling entrepreneurial stories and looking for investments in small to mid-size cities like Syracuse. Recently, Upstate Venture Connect brought Singh to Central New York, the Mohawk Valley, and the Capital District. Singh squeezed in a CNY Conversation at Le Moyne's Madden School of Business. ...

  • RBJ: Upstate Venture Connect Launches Poll for CEOs

    The Rochester Business Journal reports on Upstate Venture Connect's new survey for Upstate CEOs. UVC is a nonprofit that focuses on creating an entrepreneur-led startup ecosystem for Upstate New York. The first of its kind Upstate CEO Survey will help determine the impact Upstate's high-growth companies are having on our region's economy. ...

  • 2016 Venture Ecosystem Awards Presented

    The 2nd Annual Upstate Unleashed Conference and 2016 Venture Ecosystem Awards were held Sept. 16 at Turning Stone Resort. Upstate Venture Connect hosted the event, which brought together 300 entrepreneurs, founders, mentors and investors. Here's the Rochester Business Journal's report on the winners and finalists for each award category!...

  • Democrat & Chronicle: Rochester Has Solid Showing in Upstate Venture Contest

    Some of Rochester's biggest names in entrepreneurship have been nominated for the Upstate Venture Connect Venture Ecosystem Awards....

  • Albany Business Review: What Serial Entrepreneur Paul Singh Says Saratoga Needs to Attract More Tech Workers

    Albany Business Review business and technology reporter Chelsea Diana spent some time with serial entrepreneur and investor Paul Singh during his Upstate NY Tech Tour. Learn more about what Paul says Saratoga can do to attract more tech workers to the area in her full report. ...

  • Albany Business Review: Serial Entrepreneur Will Meet with 12 Startups on Upstate New York Trip

    National serial entrepreneur and investor Paul Singh will be stopping in Syracuse, Utica and Saratoga Springs as part of his Upstate NY Tech Tour. A week-long series of events hosted by Upstate Venture Connect are scheduled for founders, investors and startup community supporters. Find out which Saratoga area startups Paul Singh has chosen to meet with during private sessions in a highlight by Chelsea Diana of the Albany Business Review!...

  • TimesUnion: Six Startups to Meet Investor Paul Singh in Saratoga

    Six start-ups will meet privately with investor Paul Singh when he visits Saratoga Springs later this week. The new ventures cover video streaming, pet hotels and data visualization. Singh, who has founded or cofounded five companies, will arrive in Saratoga Springs on Thursday as part of a North American tour of technology startups. During the visit, he will host presentations, attend more casual networking events and scout out companies....

  • UB Reporter: Brightest Entrepreneurs Shine at Business Expo

    Some of Western New York's brightest entrepreneurs took center stage, pitching their startups to a room full of academics, venture capitalists and local business leaders at Bright Buffalo Niagara's Entrepreneur Expo supported by Upstate Venture Connect....

  • Democrat & Chronicle: Upstate Venture Connect Seeks 2016 Award Nominations

    UVC.org is accepting nominations for the 2016 Upstate Venture Ecosystem Awards luncheon. Submit your community leaders online. Deadline is July 31. ...

  • Albany Business Review: There’s a New Way for Startups to Connect in Upstate NY

    Chelsea Diana of the Albany Business Review reports on Upstate Venture Connect's new digital tools to help grow business in upstate New York. In her story, Diana highlights UVC's new website, including our UNY Ecosystem Map, Regional Events Calendar and UNY50 Leadership Network of experienced entrepreneurs, corporate professionals and investors committed to helping Upstate entrepreneurs succeed. ...

  • Syracuse.com: UVC Cofounder Nasir Ali On Leadership

    Nasir Ali is the CEO and co-founder of Upstate Venture Connect, a nonprofit connecting entrepreneurs across Upstate New York with the resources needed to create the next big companies in our region. Learn why entrepreneurs have left UNY in the past, and what UVC is doing to change that. ...

  • TimesUnion: Startup Tech Valley Marks 100 Presenter Milestone

    Upstate Venture Connect (UVC.org) Founder Martin Babinec says follow venture capital to determine Upstate job growth....

  • Hudson Valley News Network: UVANY Hosts Special Forum with Special Guest Lt. Gov.

    Dozens of investors from across the state have already confirmed their attendance. Angel investors participating in the panel discussion include Johnny LeHane of Hudson Valley Startup Fund, Sandy Wollman of Westchester Angels, and Dick Frederick of Eastern NY Angels. Nasir Ali, Executive Director of Upstate Venture Connect, will moderate the discussion....

  • TimesUnion: VIDEO – Startups Share Progress at Brown’s

    Leaders from Windrush, Odd Networks, Lately and Brightboard addressed a standing-room-only crowd at Brown's Brewing Company's Revolution Hall to mark the 100th presenter milestone of Startup Tech Valley. ...

  • Albany Business Review: Serial Entrepreneur Visiting Saratoga on Country-wide Tech Tour

    Chelsea Diana of the Albany Business Review reports on Washington, D.C., serial entrepreneur and investor Paul Singh Upstate NY Tech Tour. Read her full report here....

  • 2015: UVC Media Coverage

    Here is a list of the media coverage on Upstate Venture Connect (UVC.org) for the year 2015....

  • TWC News: Capital Region Business Beat – UNY50 Helps Entrepreneurs & Start-ups

    Some entrepreneurs will say one of the toughest parts of starting a business is finding resources to do so. Five years ago, non-profit organization Upstate Venture Connect began helping entrepreneurs and start-ups by connecting them to mentors, funding and other help. Jon Dougherty has more in this week's Capital Region Business Beat....

  • 2014: UVC Media Coverage

    Here are some of the news stories that featured Upstate Venture Connect (UVC.org) in 2014....

  • 2013: UVC Media Coverage

    Here is a list of the media coverage on Upstate Venture Connect (UVC.org) for 2013....

  • 2012: UVC Media Coverage

    Here is some of the media coverage on Upstate Venture Connect (UVC.org) in 2012....

  • 2011: UVC Media Coverage

    Here is a list of the media coverage on Upstate Venture Connect (UVC.org) in 2011....

  • 2010: UVC Media Coverage

    Here is a list of the media coverage on Upstate Venture Connect (UVC.org) in 2010. ...