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“Take risks. Certain opportunities only come around once in a lifetime.”

Dan Magnuszewski
Founder, ACV Auctions

Vol 1 Featured Founders

Guha and Karthik Bala
(Vicarious Visions, Velan Ventures/Studios)

George Chamoun and Dan Magnuszewski
(Synacor, ACV Auctions)

Devin Daly and Michael Quigley

Greg Galvin
(Kionix, Rheonix)

Charles Green
(Assured Information Security)

David Hangauer

Michael Lorenz

Mikael Totterman and Alex Zapesochny
(iCardiac, Clerio Vision)

Christine Whitman
(CVC, Complemar)

Give the gift of lessons learned.

Inspire others with a collection of personal stories shared by a dozen of Upstate NY’s high growth founders. Each has built globally competitive companies that are based in Upstate, and responsible for creating high-paying jobs.

Proceeds from book orders enable UVC to carry on its mission.

Join our campaign to get these stories into the hands of 1000 emerging founders by year-end.

This seminal publication unveils courageous innovators and entrepreneurs who will be the role models leading the region’s renaissance. A key takeaway? Go forth and launch!

Marnie LaVigne, PhD
President and CEO, Launch NY

Here’s proof that Upstate NY is a wonderful place to start, grow and exit a business. These successes will inspire others and draw attention to our entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Zach Shulman
Managing Partner, Cayuga Venture Fund

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