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Building a Venture-Backable Business

October 10 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm


To shed light on what it truly takes to raise institutional venture capital, Upstate Capital is bringing investors and venture-backed CEOs to share their knowledge with the Upstate New York entrepreneurial and business community.

  • Conversations with CEOs and investors who have experience raising and investing venture capita
  • Networking with investors, business leaders, entrepreneurs and people interested across the region

Expert Content

10 Things To Do Right From The Start

Securities expert Amanda Dwyer of Harris Beach

Investment Approaches 

The difference between early-stage,  venture & growth equity

The Many Stages of Venture Capital

How a successful CEO  raised funds

confirmed speakers

Elizabeth Cooper

Founder and Managing Partner in CLEAN Cities, ASEAN Fund GP and Management Company

She is responsible for vetting new project developments, finance and investment structure for the fund. She has more than 20 years experience in finance, corporate development, marketing, sales, and communications with both early stage and growth companies.

Brian Model

Managing Partner of Stonehenge Growth Equity Partners

Mr. Model is responsible for the overall operations, including sourcing, underwriting and executing the firm’s growth equity investments. He also manages the Stonehenge Growth Equity Innovate NY Fund.  The Stonehenge Growth Equity team has invested $74 million in 44 companies and management teams since 1999.

Amanda Dwyer

Corporate and Securities attorney of Harris Beach

Amanda focuses her practice in the areas of securities, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions and general business and corporate matters. Her perspective on setting things up right from the beginning provide a lot of value for companies raising institutional capital.

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October 10
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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