“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
(SpinCar)

Greg Galvin
(Kionix, Rheonix)

David Hangauer
(Athenex)

Michael Lorenz
(Ephesus)

Mikael Totterman and Alex Zapesochny
(iCardiac, Clerio Vision)

Christine Whitman
(CVC, Complemar)

The founders interviewed in the Upstate Playbook show us the way forward. Their globally competitive companies are based in Upstate, creating high-paying jobs and taking advantage of our region’s stellar quality of life.

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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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