Upstate CEO Survey

UVC Launches First Upstate CEO Survey

Goal of the Upstate CEO Survey is to determine economic impact of high-growth businesses

UPSTATE, NY – (PRESS RELEASE) – Upstate Venture Connect (UVC) has just launched the first CEO Survey of  Upstate NY tech companies to understand the economic footprint of high-growth businesses across the region.

UVC’s efforts to link entrepreneurs and resources across Upstate communities show there are many amazing tech companies in every community that are creating products and services used by customers around the world. However, there has been no systematic effort to determine the actual economic impact of these companies.

“We realize CEOs are busy people and have therefore created a five minute confidential survey. The results will give us the first snapshot of what these companies are doing to change our economy and create new job opportunities,” said Nasir Ali, Cofounder & CEO of Upstate Venture Connect. “We want to hear from both investor-backed and bootstrapped companies across the region,” he added.

CGR, an independent firm based in Rochester, NY has created the survey and will be analyzing the results. CEO participants can request summary data when filling out the online questionnaire.

UVC and its partner organizations across Upstate have begun the outreach to Upstate CEOs. The survey is available now at uvc.org/suvey.

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About UVC

UVC is a 501c3 public benefit non-profit creating an entrepreneur-led startup ecosystem for Upstate NY. Since 2010, UVC has assisted in the creation of multiple early stage/angel investment funds and startup accelerators from Buffalo to Albany and the Hudson Valley. UVC also hosts a region-wide events calendar, online startup map and a communications platform that reaches over 12,000 founders and supporters across Upstate NY. In 2014, UVC launched UNY50, an invitation only network of individuals who have experienced the startup world roller coaster and are committed to helping build the next great Upstate company. And in 2016, UVC succeeded expectations over over 300 guests at the second annual Upstate Unleashed Conference & Venture Ecosystem Awards featuring top CEOs from across UNY and honoring our ecosystem leaders for their achievements in growing Upstate’s venture economy. For more information on how you can help support UNY’s startup ecosystem, go to UVC.org/Ecosystem-Growth.

Contact
Upstate Venture Connect
Nasir Ali
315.235.1283
nasir@uvc.org

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Kathryn Cartini

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