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Mark Barberio is Giving Back to UNY Founders

Mark Barberio is Giving Back to UNY Founders

With over 30 years of wide-ranging experience, Mark Barberio is an accomplished business leader and an influential angel investor in Upstate New York. In an interview with Upstate Venture Connect he shares more about his background, and mission to help support the next generation entrepreneurs....

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Chobani Founder Spreads Wealth to Employees

Successful startup founders are the key to building a sustainable ecosystem in Upstate New York. A great example is the recent new of Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya paying it forward by offering 2,000 of his employees shares of the yogurt company. By passing along this wealth, some employees could become millionaires when Chobani is sold or goes public. This creates opportunities for the employees to...

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I had the privilege to be among the 14 judges RPI enlisted for their Business Model Competition, joined by serial entrepreneur Bob Godgart, who contributed the $8,000 first prize. In a compelling, ten-minute pitch, RPI mechanical engineering student, James Cazzoli, took home first place for his plan to develop and market a new inhaler device....

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