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Marnie LaVigne: Driving Force Behind Upstate NY"s Venture Economy

Marnie is the President of Launch NY, and on the Board of Directors for the Western NY Venture Association. In 2016, Marnie was honored with an Ecosystem Champion award for her contributions to Upstate's entrepreneurial community. In an exclusive interview, Marnie spoke about startup resources available through Launch NY, and the success of the organization's new seed fund, which has already invested in 10 companies...

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2016 Venture Ecosystem Awards - Deal of the Year Winners

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!...

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David Colligan: How to approach an angel investor?

How to Approach an Angel Investor?

Angel investor and startup mentor David Colligan won the 2015 Community Catalyst award for his contributions to the Upstate startup ecosystem. Since winning the award, David continues to pay it forward as the active member of the Buffalo Angels and Trustee of the Wilson Foundation. He also joined with Buffalo First to create a podcast on angel investing and early-stage capital investment. ...

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