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2018 Nominees - Deal of Year | Upstate Venture Connect

Each year, Upstate Venture Connect and the venture community in Upstate NY recognize the companies whose exits created wealth for investors and founders/employees. Through these exits and significant fund raises, these companies have become stronger contributors of the local economy.  Here are the 2018 nominees for Deal of the Year! ...

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9 High Growth Companies Hiring in Upstate NY

As we kick off 2018 it's time to start thinking about what's next. There are hundreds of innovation companies, many of which are under five years old, that are poised to do great things this year. From advanced manufacturing and cybersecurity, to big data and artificial intelligence, companies in Upstate NY are hiring new talent to help them conquer the world. Are you ready to join...

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Students to Pitch New Businesses at First IgniteU NY Demo Day

The inaugural class of new IgniteU NY will pitch their new businesses to investors. IgniteU NY is the region's first all-student early accelerator. Among the companies presenting is ChugaChaga Inc., led by University of Albany seniors Luke Evans and Marc Iskander. They aim to develop their company into a national brand for bottled tea made with chaga, an antioxidant-rich mushroom that grows on birch trees in...

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Cornell Student Wins LaunchNY Startup Pitch Competition

Micah Green and a team of Cornell University students have been hard at work creating the first housekeeping robot for hotels. Green started working on the venture that introduces automation into the hospitality industry in an effort to reduce costs and injury rates at hotels. Maidbot robots clean the bedroom, bathroom and hallway floors completely and autonomously, which can save hotels an estimated $9,000 per...

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Developing Dreams at Advion

By: Maureen Newman, UVC Biomedical Engineering Community Connector [caption id="attachment_2943" align="alignleft" width="289"] Courtesy of Advion[/caption] David Patteson, President and CEO of Advion, knows that when you have a dream of a not-yet-existing product, sometimes you just have to make it yourself. For example, when he was President and CEO of Biotage, Inc., the world's largest provider of systems and consumables used to discover drug molecules, he had...

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By: Michael Raspuzzi Life Changing Labs (“LCL”) is an organization that supports Cornell’s top entrepreneurially minded students. Founded to provide students with early hands-on experience working on or with early stage ventures, LCL has grown to provide structured support, resources, and a formal environment for students year round with its team of highly dedicated students including engineers, designers, MBAs, JDs, and PhDs.  Its network of students...

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A look into Vybion

By: Maureen Newman, UVC Biomedical Engineering Community Connector [caption id="attachment_2970" align="alignleft" width="217"] Courtesy of Vybion[/caption] With a strong history in investigational new drug (IND) enabling processes, Lee Henderson, PhD, President/CEO/Chairman/Founder of Vybion, is no stranger to the world of drug discovery and the formality of clinical trials. Currently, Vybion is 18 months from leaving preclinical studies to enter clinical trials for INT41, which is an Gene Therapy...

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