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By: David Dussault Chapter One: Where do you start? The Start-Up Scene in Upstate NY Over the last several years, I have become actively engaged in the start-up ecosystem that is emerging in Upstate NY. High tech incubators and accelerators are popping up, RPI manages a monthly start-up tech valley event, there is a local chapter of Google Startup Grind and schools all over the area are developing...

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[caption id="attachment_473" align="aligncenter" width="2592"] 6th Annual Entrepreneurship Luncheon, Rochester NY[/caption] Victor Hwang​ of T2 Venture Creation and ​author of The Rainforest, recently visited Rochester, NY to speak at the 6th Annual Entrepreneurial Celebration Luncheon. As he stated, "Upstate, NY has tremendous DNA of innovation and entrepreneurship​." Below we share some of our "cliff notes": "This was the Silicon Valley a century ago," said Victor.  All of this “stuff” (the...

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Entrepreneurs from Upstate, Philly, NYC and beyond, visited The Tech Garden in Syracuse, NY to pitch their ideas hoping to become nominees into the StartFast class of 2014.  With only 5 minutes to sway the panel, the energy and enthusiasm was elevated.  Narrowed down from over 1000+ candidates, the StartFast panel and mentors were looking for the final X-factor from the teams in order to...

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