Upstate Capital Annual Event

Annual Awards Celebration

WHEN: December 8, 2021

WHERE: Rochester, NY and online


The Upstate Capital Association of New York is hosting the 5th Annual Celebration & Awards event (online!) to celebrate the investment ecosystem across New York. 

Founded in 2003, our mission is to increase access to capital for companies and deal flow for investors. We believe that cultivating relationships between entrepreneurs and capital providers is a pillar of a successful entrepreneurial ecosystem, and that by supporting and celebrating investment transactions, we support a diverse, vibrant local economy.

Our marquee annual celebration highlights the most interesting deals and most active dealmakers across New York State in seed, venture, private equity and corporate finance. Over 100 companies and individuals will be nominated from all across New York State for awards that recognize individuals and teams that build businesses and conduct transactions.


Over 200 entrepreneurs, CEOs, executives, investors and capital providers (angel, seed, venture, private equity, private debt and senior lenders), professional advisors (attorneys, accountants, investment bankers, consultants, and key stakeholders (local and regional press, local and state politicians)

2021 Nominees

Nominations open Fall 2021, stay tuned!

Covid Response, Growth Investment, Seed Investment, PE Exit

New Sources of Capital, Transactions, Notable People, Lifetime Achievement Award


2021 Sponsors coming soon!

2021 Sponsorship Packages

Email Noa Simons, Executive Director of Upstate Capital, at or call (845) 204-8090 regarding sponsorship and participation.

Past Events


2020 Annual Awards Celebration

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