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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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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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UVANY Hosts Forum with Special Guest Lt. Gov.

Dozens of investors from across the state have already confirmed their attendance. Angel investors participating in the panel discussion include Johnny LeHane of Hudson Valley Startup Fund, Sandy Wollman of Westchester Angels, and Dick Frederick of Eastern NY Angels. Nasir Ali, Executive Director of Upstate Venture Connect, will moderate the discussion....

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UVANY decodes the Term Sheet

By: Maureen Newman, UVC Biomedical Engineering Community Connector Its your first startup and you get a hint of attention from your first VC. So you hire an attorney and wrote a full-blown Private Placement Memorandum, only to end the day without any funding. Wait—what happened? According to Rami Katz, Chief Operating Officer at Excell Partners, your expectations for funding may not have been oriented with what your VC had...

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