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The Future of Food

September 26 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Upstate Capital is hosting an event to highlight the next generation of food and AgTech. This event will bring together members of the business and entrepreneurial communities to meet food-based businesses, see the latest technologies being developed for food and agriculture production, and hear from investors on their strategies in the food and AgTech sector.

Startup Pitches

Startups will pitch new products, services and companies launching in the region

Expert Panel

Panel discussion with investors who focus on food and agricultural technologies and businesses

Farm Tour

Tour of Hourigan's Farm, a 1200-head dairy farm using state-of-the-art technology


  • SomaDetect has raised over $3M to date
  • The 15-person team is located in Buffalo, NY, and Fredericton, NB, Canada
  • SomaDetect has pre-sold 250 sensors to 20 farms across Western NY and Canada
  • The company is on track to get 500 sensors on farms by the end of 2018, and will be raising funds for the company's next round in early 2019

Featured Speaker

Somak Chattopadhyay

Managing Partner and Founder of Armory Square Ventures

Somak Chattopadhyay has been operating, advising or investing in technology companies in New York since 1999.  Most recently, he was a Partner at Tribeca Venture Partners, an early stage venture fund in NYC with over $160M under management.  Somak was responsible for sourcing, leading, or managing numerous investments across TVP’s two funds before launching Armory Square Ventures in 2014.

Prior thereto, Somak sourced and evaluated investments across the Mid-Atlantic for Edison Ventures, an expansion stage fund with over $700M under management. At Edison, Somak launched the NYC office and also worked with M5 Networks, a VoIP software company that was acquired by ShoreTel in 2012. 

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September 26
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Hourigan’s Dairy Farm
884 Gorham Road
Elbridge, NY 13060 United States