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2nd Annual Upstate Capital Celebration
March 28 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for our 2nd Annual Celebration in Rochester NY to highlight the most interesting investments across New York State over the past year in seed, venture and private equity. The event showcases seed, venture and private-equity backed businesses and thriving industries across the state, and will include business plan competition winners from across the New York.
Registration + Networking
Keynotes & Awards
DEAL OF THE YEAR AWARDS
DEALMAKER OF THE YEAR AWARD
deal of the year awards
Seed investment of the year
Most interesting seed investment done in 2017 in Upstate New York. 12 nominees from Buffalo to Albany!
PE/Buyout of the year
Most interesting PE/Buyout deal done in 2017 in Upstate New York. 6 nominees!
Venture Capital Deal of the year
Most interesting venture deal done in 2017 in Upstate New York. 10 nominees from across the region!
M/A Deal of the year
Most interesting M&A deal done in 2017 in Upstate New York. Total of 7 nominees!
DEALMAKER OF THE YEAR
Dealmaker of the Year award is given to a person who has made significant contributions to the investment community.
Hear what last year's winner, Mike Totterman, CEO of Clerio Vision, has to say about winning the most interesting deal of the year award in 2017.
Tom Stewart is the Executive Director of the National Center for the Middle Market, the leading source for knowledge, leadership and research on midsized companies. Stewart is an influential thought leader on global management issues and ideas: an internationally recognized editor and publisher, authority on intellectual capital and knowledge management, and a best-selling author.
Before joining the National Center for the Middle Market, Stewart served as Chief Marketing and Knowledge Officer for international consulting firm Booz& Company (now called Strategy&), overseeing the firm’s intellectual agenda, major research projects, and strategy + business magazine. Prior to that, he was for six years the Editor and Managing Director of Harvard Business Review, leading it to multiple finalist nominations for a National Magazine Award. He earlier served as the editorial director of Business 2.0magazine and as a member of the Board of Editors of Fortune magazine.
Sam Radocchia is a Co-Founder at Chronicled, which leverages blockchain and IoT technologies to deliver smart supply chain solutions. Prior to serving as CMO, she led product development and architecture as Chief Product Officer for 3 years. She is also a Co-Founder at Better Kinds, which fosters everyday practices of conscious consumption and responsible production by empowering people to make better micro decisions that lead to better macro results.
Recently named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 List, Sam is a thought leader in the blockchain sector and the founder of Machine Elf Consulting, an emerging technology and product development consulting firm based in Brooklyn, NY. Founded in 2012, the firm focuses on blockchain, IoT, and additive manufacturing advisement to enterprises and individuals.
About Upstate Capital
Upstate Capital was founded in 2003 to increase access to capital for companies and deal flow for investors across Upstate New York.
Last year’s annual deal celebration was a sell-out event - it was held in the Hudson Valley and featured Mary Stuart Masterson discussing the rise of the film industry in the region. There were over 200 guests at the event.