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SpinCar $22M Financing | Upstate Venture Connect

SpinCar's $22 million recapitalization is the largest financing for a downtown Syracuse business in over a decade. The investment created a 20-times (2,000%) return for the StartFast investors, and has positioned SpinCar to continue its triple-digit annual growth rate. With its headquarters in Syracuse, SpinCar's growth is creating new job opportunities for the region's college graduates as well. ...

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Upstate CEO Survey | Upstate's New Economy

Since launching Upstate Venture Connect in 2010, Martin and I have met with thousands of Upstate NY entrepreneurs, from startup founders to CEOs of profitable fast growing companies. Invariably, our conversations with every CEO turn towards a few themes: how to recruit talent, attract attention and raise capital. Our new Upstate CEO Survey will now help us determine the impact our high growth businesses are...

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Upstate CEO Poll for High Growth Companies

The Rochester Business Journal reports on Upstate Venture Connect's new survey for Upstate CEOs. UVC is a nonprofit that focuses on creating an entrepreneur-led startup ecosystem for Upstate New York. The first of its kind Upstate CEO Survey will help determine the impact Upstate's high-growth companies are having on our region's economy. ...

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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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