The Invest NY Series

Invest NY is an event series focused on highlighting impactful innovations in important industry sectors. Each event features startups, VC & PE investors, and industry leaders from across New York and beyond.


Invest NY: Future of Food
June 29, 2022

This event highlights the food production, food processing, food science and agricultural technology industry and innovation in New York. This event brings together members from established food and agtech companies, investors and dealmakers with entrepreneurs and startups.

Invest NY: Future of Air & Space
July 14, 2022

Upstate Capital partners with NYSTAR, GENIUS NY and the Innovare Advancement Center to host Invest NY: Future of Air & Space, an event highlighting artificial intelligence, machine learning, drones and uncrewed systems in New York.

Apply to Pitch

Are you running a startup and considering raising capital? We want to meet you!

We’ve got preferences, but not hard requirements:

  • Tech-enabled & defensible market position (intellectual property and market traction all count)
  • Some (or lots) of proven product/ market fit
  • Raised some outside capital (ideal though not necessarily required)

Companies that are selected will be offered 1-1 pitch coaching from Upstate Capital and be invited to join an invitation-only CEO Roundtable in advance of the event.

We’re looking for startups to pitch at all our Invest NY events. Apply today!


NYSTAR helps you leverage New York State’s unparalleled investment in world-class technology assets and expertise with programs that can assist your company from start-up through maturity.