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3rd Annual Awards Celebration

December 5 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This year's nominations have been announced

Investment of the year

DEALMAKER of the year

Announcing Keynote Speaker

Howard Zemsky

President and CEO, Empire State Development

This year’s keynote speaker is Howard Zemsky. Mr. Zemsky leads the Governor's collaborative and strategic approach to economic development. Prior to joining ESD, Mr. Zemsky co-chaired the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council and worked on initiatives aimed at revitalizing the upstate economy. A longtime Buffalo business leader, Mr. Zemsky's company, Larkin Development Group, has redeveloped ~1 million square feet of  building space in Buffalo since 2002.

Together, we are celebrating the Upstate New York investment community for a our 3rd Annual Awards Celebration on December 5, 2018 in Rochester, NY.

  • Join leading CEOs and dealmakers from across New York
  • Meet venture capital and private equity investors
  • Share your successes at this marquee event

Attendees include partners from VC and PE firms, C-level executives from companies across New York's most important sectors, transaction professionals and senior business leaders. 

Investment of the Year

Open to any company with a venture capital or private equity investment in the past year. One winner will be selected in each of several industry sectors

Dealmaker of the Year

Open to individuals involved with transactions, including investors, attorneys, accountants, investment bankers and advisors. One winner will be selected from each Upstate NY region.

Lifetime Achievement Award

For the first time, we'll award the Lifetime Achievement Award to one individual who has had a significant impact on the investment ecosystem over the span of his/her career

Register Today

Tickets are sale now! Discounts available for members and guest who sponsor a table of ten

Interested in sponsorship?

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Event sponsors

Annual sponsors

Supporters and table sponsors

Barclay Damon

Emerge 360

Lakelet Capital



December 5
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Arbor Loft, Rochester NY
17 Pitkin St
Rochester, NY 14607 United States