Upstate Capital Annual Event

2022 Annual Awards Celebration

WHEN: December 7, 2022 | 5:30PM – 8:30PM

WHERE: The Strong Museum of Play, 1 Manhattan Square, Rochester, NY 14607

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Join us in Rochester or online for the 7th Annual Awards Celebration hosted by the Upstate Capital Association of New York.

Registration is open for this marquee event! The 2022 Annual Awards Celebration will take place on December 7 at the Strong Museum (1 Manhattan Square, Rochester, New York 14607) starting with registration and networking at 5:30 pm.

Celebrate the most interesting deals and most active dealmakers across New York State in seed, venture, private equity and M&A. Companies and individuals will be recognized from all across New York State. Check out this year’s nominees and winners.


Who Will Be There?

The Annual Awards Celebration will be attended by more than 200 entrepreneurs, CEOs, executives, professional advisors, investors and capital providers.


In-person ticket: $195
Online ticket: $75

Upstate Capital Members receive $45 off in-person and free online tickets.



Networking + eGameRevolution

From the dawn of Pong to today’s hot gamer trends, at eGameRevolution—an original, highly interactive exhibit produced by The Strong’s International Center for the History of Electronic Games.


Annual Awards

The marquee annual celebration highlights exciting investments, notable transactions and active dealmakers across New York State in venture + growth and private equity + M&A.


Networking Celebration

Celebrating the work and contributions of the Upstate NY investment community.

Awards Committees

The Nomination Committee
Made up of investors and service providers from the Upstate Capital Board of Directors, the Committee awarded over 100 nominations from across New York.

The Selection Committee
Made up of experts from the investment community, the Committee will select this year’s deal award winners.

Thank you to our 2022 Annual Awards Sponsors

Sponsorship Packages

Email Noa Conger Simons, CEO & President of Upstate Capital, at or call (845) 204-8090 regarding sponsorship and participation.

The Annual Awards is one of my favorite Upstate Capital events every year. It’s wonderful to see all the activity throughout New York and to celebrate the accomplishments of so many people in the community.  

Randy Bianchi, Chairman of the Board

Upstate Capital’s Annual Awards celebrate the important work that people are doing in VC + Growth and PE + M&A. Every year, we recognize the people and the companies making impacts in communities across New York. Join 200+ people active in VC + Growth and PE + M&A in Upstate NY for Upstate Capital’s Annual Celebration, the marquee event celebrating the successes of our community.  

Past Events


2021 Annual Awards Celebration

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2019 Annual Awards Celebration

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2020 Annual Awards Celebration

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