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Saratoga Forum

July 26 @ 12:00 pm - July 27 @ 5:00 pm

Saratoga Forum


The Investor Forum is an exclusive event for intimate networking & curated programs for venture capitalists, middle market debt & equity investors, new fund managers, limited partners, venture-backed and second-stage entrepreneurs & angel investors.

Join us at Upstate Capital's Annual Forum on July 26 - 27: our marquee summer event set in beautiful and historic Saratoga Springs. This two-day event includes an Executive Forum for company CEOs, panel discussions from leading investors, networking and Hattie's Famous Fried Chicken at the historic Canfield Casino.

Members and invited guests will join us for top-notch networking in our private, trackside suite at the Saratoga Race Course. Watch the horses and place your bets with Upstate New York's most active investors.

featured Speaker

Howard Morgan is Co-Founder and Special Advisor to First Round Capital, established in 2004 as an early stage venture fund based in Philadelphia, PA, New York and San Francisco. He is also Chairman of B Capital Group, a later stage global fund based in Singapore and Manhattan Beach, CA.  He served as the president of Renaissance Technologies, Arca Group, and runs the Morgan Family Common Investment Fund. He has also been a professor at Wharton, the California Institute of Technology and the Harvard Business School, in addition to holding several board and advisory role positions to public, private and not-for-profit organzations. 

invited Speakers

Frank McEvoy 

New York State Common Retirement Fund

Patricia Luscombe

Lincoln International.

Mike McQueeney

Summer Street Capital Partners

Jennifer Tegan 

Cayuga Venture Fund

David Helgerson

Hamilton Lane

Stay tuned as more speakers will be announced.


Conversations, panels and presentations from industry leaders including investors, successful entrepreneurs and deal-makers influential in the venture capital and private equity industries. Register here.


Enjoy horse racing and fun at the Saratoga Race Track.  For Upstate Capital members and invited guests, we're hosting a private luxury suite at the track.  Request an invitation or membership code. 


Historic Saratoga is famous for its mineral springs, and is home to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Bring your family and stay for the weekend. See what's happening around town.

Event schedule

Thursday, July 26

  • Events and reception at the Historic Canfield Casino 
  • Converstations, panels and keynotes from industry leaders
  • Tours of the Saratoga History Museum and opportunity to get updated professional headshots available
  • Enjoy Hattie's famous fried chicken dinner + happy hour at our catered evening affair with live music and signature cocktails

Friday, July 27 

  • Buffet breakfast at the track while the horses warm up
  • Optional stable tours
  • Place your bets and watch live horse racing 
  • Join us for intimate networking, keynote presentation, buffet and open bar in our private track-side suite


Thursday @ Canfield 

Join us for Thursday's programming and networking at Canfield Casino, followed by Friday breakfast at the track. Tickets include grandstand seating for the races. Tickets available:  $175 members // $195 non-members. Members: contact Bailey for a promo code.

Thursday and Friday @ Private Luxury Suite

Join us for intimate networking, a keynote, buffet lunch and open bar in our private track-side suite on Friday. Tickets include Thursday's events at Canfield Casino.  Tickets available: $395 members // $495 non-members. Space is limited and tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.  Members contact Bailey for your code. 

Members contact us for registration codes. Grandstand tickets also available.

Book your stay

Hilton Garden Inn Saratoga Springs

125 South Broadway

Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

We've secured a room block for our guests at the Hilton Garden Inn Saratoga Springs. To make your reservation, click here. Or you can make you reservation by phone by calling the Hilton Central Reservations line at 877 STAY HGI (877-782-9444) or the hotel directly at 518-587-1500, and using Group name Upstate Capital and Group code: UPSTAT


Sponsorship opportunities available.



July 26 @ 12:00 pm
July 27 @ 5:00 pm


Saratoga NY
267 Union Ave
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 United States