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Upstate Honors Community Leaders and Connectors   Upstate Venture Connect (UVC) hosted nearly 400 entrepreneurs, investors and community leaders at the 2019 Upstate Unleashed Conference & Venture Ecosystem Awards. Attendees gathered from all corners of Upstate NY to learn, collaborate, and build meaningful relationships. Through collaboration with Ernst & Young LLP, and all our sponsors, it was UVC’s pleasure to honor community leaders through our three awards.   Community Catalyst...

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ACV Auctions Article | Upstate Venture Connect

" 'We have a huge number of familiar brands that were started by upstate people someplace other than upstate,' said Martin Babinec, the founder and chairman of the regional startup networking group Upstate Venture Connect. Think Airbnb, Priceline, Android and Nvidia – to say nothing of Larry Jacob’s $3 billion multiple sclerosis drug, Avonex." By Caitlin Dewey | The Buffalo News The frosted-glass conference rooms at ACV...

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Upstate NY Rewards Innovation

At the 2017 Upstate Unleashed Conference, Upstate Venture Connect featured the leaders of Upstate New York’s $1M+ innovation competitions – GENIUS NY, Luminate, 43North, and 76West – on the Upstate NY Rewards Innovation Panel. One year later, we caught up with the leaders of each competition to learn the latest on their programs and see the progress the winners have made over the last year....

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