Upstate Capital Annual Event

Saratoga Forum 2020

WHEN: August 6, 2020

WHERE: Online


Samantha Bonano

Andrea Vossler



The Saratoga Forum is Upstate Capital’s annual gathering for investors, deal-makers, CEOs and entrepreneurs to meet, network and address topics of interest in the venture capital, private equity and business communities. Historically, we have gathered in Saratoga Springs in the midst of the summer season.

2020 was fully online. Stay tuned for 2021 announcements!

2020 Agenda

12:00 PM

CEO Roundtable with Samantha Bonano

2:30 PM

Keynote – Samantha Bonano in conversation with Andrea Vossler: Building and Exiting Buffalo Filter.

3:15 PM

Investor Perspectives in 2020 with Brett Palmer, David Helgerson and Brian Model – moderated by Chuck Haviland: Private equity investors share how they’re looking at capitalizing businesses now.

4:00 PM

Economic Outlook with Hugh Johnson and Susan Reese: Audience favorite Hugh Johnson will share his economic forecast for the pandemic’s short-term and long-term impacts on the economy.

4:30 PM

Customized 1-1 networking for valuable connections. Additional networking slots are open from 8am-12pm. Start networking today!


Investors: Venture investors, private equity investors, investment bankers and transaction professionals, limited partners, angel investors and family office investors

Company leaders: CEOs, business owners and entrepreneurs from startups and established companies

Deal Makers: M&A professionals, attorneys, accountants, investment bankers and business professionals who facilitate investments in all kinds of companies


Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors!

Sponsorship Packages

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