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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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CEO Survey Shows More Jobs For Upstate College Graduates | Upstate Venture Connect

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact: Kathryn Cartini, Upstate Venture Connect Phone: (978) 345-3288 Email: kathryn@uvc.org   Higher pay and rapid advancement retain talent in Upstate NY communities   Upstate, New York, May 15, 2019 -- The 3rd annual Upstate CEO Report, commissioned by Upstate Venture Connect, shows that fast-growing companies across our region have average salaries that are up to 60% higher than the average salary in a typical upstate metro area.   “Scalable...

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There's a new way for startups to connect in Upstate NY

Chelsea Diana of the Albany Business Review reports on Upstate Venture Connect's new digital tools to help grow business in upstate New York. In her story, Diana highlights UVC's new website, including our UNY Ecosystem Map, Regional Events Calendar and UNY50 Leadership Network of experienced entrepreneurs, corporate professionals and investors committed to helping Upstate entrepreneurs succeed. ...

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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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4 Tips for Entrepreneurs on Building Stronger Relationships

Connecting with investors, new customers, talent and other entrepreneurs is critical to the success of any startup. However building relationship capital takes time as trust is earned. I spoke with two experienced entrepreneurs to gain their insight on how to build stronger relationships. Here’s several tips to help grow your startup....

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