StartFast Venture Accelerator Tag

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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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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UNY Startup Community Given Golden Opportunity

Over the last several months, I’ve had the pleasure of connecting with DC area entrepreneur and venture capitalist Paul Singh as Upstate Venture Connect prepares for his Upstate Tech Tour August 15 - 19. Paul will join us in Upstate New York to meet privately with promising startups raising capital, have lunch with community members interested in learning more about angel investing and share...

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Startup Community Feels UNY50 Impact

What would happen if a group of Upstate ecosystem leaders built a network of likeminded entrepreneurial members across multiple Upstate communities? The answer is the UNY50 Leadership Network of proven entrepreneurs, corporate intrapreneurs and ecosystem influencers paying it forward to help next generation entrepreneurs. Here are just a few of the accomplishments UNY50 members have achieved in 2016. ...

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StartFast Code Fills Need for Coding Resources in Syracuse

The growth of our development community is essential to the success of our entrepreneurial ecosystem. There is a real need for more coding resources in Syracuse. Individuals need education and mentorship opportunities, while employers need help finding talent. The founders of local venture accelerator, StartFast, have a solution to this problem. They aim to create a sustainable bootcamp called StartFast Code, specifically tailored for the...

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