Upstate Unleashed Conference

The 2018 Upstate Unleashed Conference gathered hundreds of entrepreneurial leaders for an unforgettable day. Attended by the top CEOs of Upstate NY’s fastest growing companies, and celebrating ecosystem champions across our region during a special Awards Luncheon.

2018 Keynote

Upstate CEO Talks

Aaron Newman
Founder / CEO
CloudCheckr
(Rochester)

Chedy Hampson
Founder / CEO
TCGplayer
(Syracuse)

Brian Corrigan
Studio Director
PUBG MadGlory
(Saratoga Springs)

Insightful Panels

How to raise $50M in outside capital
Aaron Newman, Founder & CEO, CloudCheckr
Jeff Valentine, Chief Product Officer, CloudCheckr
Matt Fiore, Managing Director, DCS Advisory
Gautam Gupta, Vice President, Level Equity

Creating a region-wide startup ecosystem
Nasir Ali, Co-founder & CEO, Upstate Venture Connect (Central NY)
Richard Glaser, Creator, RocGrowth (Finger Lakes)
Bob Manasier, New Venture Manager, Innovate 518 (Capital Region)
Elisa Miller-Out, Founding Partner, Chloe Capital (Southern Tier)
Dan Miner, Reporter, Buffalo Business First (Western NY)

Award Winners

The following people and companies were honored with 2018 Upstate Venture Ecosystem Awards.

Community Catalyst
Christine Whitman
Chairman / CEO
Complemar

Campus Connector
Jim Joseph
Dean
Madden School @ Le Moyne

Ecosystem Champion
Rami Katz 
COO
Excell Partners

Magical Mentor
John Max Miller
Advisor
SpinCar

Deal of the Year
iCardiac
Mike Totterman
(Rochester)

Master Builder
Lynn Smith
Investor
Seed Capital Fund

Honoring Your Favorite Ecosystem Builders

2018 Award Nominees

2018 Community Sponsors

2018 Table Sponsors

Event Partner

BizEventz - Event Partner | 2018 Unleashed Conference

Media Partner

CNYBJ - Media Partner | 2018 Upstate Unleashed

Previous Conferences

2017  |  2016

Sponsorship Opportunities
2019 Tickets
2018 Photo Gallery