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Over 100 Community Builders Honored

Over 100 Community Builders Honored

Celebrate the Leaders and Companies Building UNY’s Ecosystem

UPSTATE, NY – (PRESS RELEASE) – Upstate Venture Connect (UVC) is excited to announced over 100 nominations were submitted for the 2016 Venture Ecosystem Awards.

Nominations represent ecosystem builders from all across Upstate NY throughout the five awards categories. View all nominees at http://uvc.org/Awards-Nominations.

Awards finalists in each category will be announced in early September, and the winners will be revealed at the September 16 Awards Luncheon at the Turning Stone Resort.

This year’s Awards Luncheon will be preceded by a morning conference titled Upstate Unleashed.  Registration for both events at 2016-Upstate-Unleashed-Awards.Eventbrite.com.

“Upstate Unleashed will feature presentations from a dozen CEOs representing some of the fastest growing high tech businesses in Upstate NY. This is a great opportunity for our community to learn about exciting businesses nearby that are creating jobs and breathing new life into our region,” said Nasir Ali, Cofounder and CEO of Upstate Venture Connect.

Startup founders who place their ventures on the UNY Ecosystem Map will receive $20 off their ticket price. 

Members of the media are invited to attend both events and interview speakers and winners after the Awards Luncheon. Connect with Kathryn@UVC.org to arrange your interviews.


About UVC
UVC is a 501c3 public nonprofit creating an entrepreneur-led startup ecosystem for Upstate NY. Our mission is to connect and empower Upstate NY entrepreneurs with the resources for building high-growth companies. Since 2010, UVC has helped launch six angel funds and four startup accelerators. UVC also hosts a region-wide events calendar, online startup map and a communications platform that reaches over 10,000 founders and startup supporters. In 2014, UVC launched UNY50, an invitation only network of individuals who have experienced the startup world roller coaster and are committed to helping build the next great Upstate company. UVC was awarded the 2015 Global Innovation Ecosystem Award. More information at http://uvc.org and here’s how the community can help support our mission http://uvc.org/Ecosystem-Growth.

Upstate Venture Connect
Nasir Ali

Kathryn Cartini

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