Upstate Capital Annual Event

Troy Innovation: Focus on Health Tech & Life Sciences

WHEN: March 14, 2023 | 12:00PM


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Connecting investors in Upstate NY.

​​Upstate Capital is a membership-based organization for private capital investors. We host events creating opportunities for investors to connect with each other, local entrepreneurs, and key people active in encouraging investment activity in Upstate NY.  Since 2003, the organization has been the nexus for connecting the investment community across New York.

Join us on March 14 in Troy NY to meet investors and explore innovation hot spots, and meet leading entrepreneurs and business leaders, including RPI’s new president, Marty Schmidt, Upstate Capital Board members Jennifer Tegan, Managing Director of NY Ventures and Vikram Agrawal, investor, 2x founder and CEO of Levrx Technology, along with Sree Kant, CEO of BAKX Therapeutics and Yibing Shan, Managing Director of AB Magnitude Ventures.

The day includes:

  • Investors and Founders Peer Group Roundtables
  • Troy Innovation Tour – a guided walking tour featuring startups and places of interest
  • Event @ RPI – “Invest Capital Region: Life Sciences, and Healthcare” (separate registration with RPI. As a part of the Troy Innovation day, Upstate Capital will register you.)

Roundtables for investors and founders.


Active early-stage seed and venture capital investors seeking to meet other investors to share deal flow, and discuss raising capital and supporting companies.

  • Roundtable discussion with peers, moderated by co-hosts Jennifer Tegan, Managing Director of NY Ventures, Vikram Agrawal, Vik Brothers family office, and Levrx Technology CEO
    • Catered lunch and closed-door conversation
    • Limited seats available


Early-stage seed and venture-backed startup founders seeking to connect with fellow entrepreneurs to share experiences raising capital. 

  • Roundtable discussion with peers, moderated by Upstate Capital and co-host Sree Kant, CEO of BAKX Therapeutics
    • Catered lunch and closed-door conversation
    • Limited seats available
    • Best practices for working with investors


Troy Innovation Ticket: $75
Upstate Capital Members: $50


12:00 PM

Invitation-only Roundtable Peer Groups + Lunch

  • For Investors: Investor Roundtable 
  • For Founders: Founder Roundtable


Troy Innovation Tour

  • Local Innovation Tours are designed to showcase venture capital-backed startups and noteworthy local projects in walkable communities. They offer interactive networking opportunities where investors and guests are led on tours by a local guide featuring startups and places of interest.

3:00 PM

Registration and Networking

Invest Capital Region: Life Sciences + Health Care presented by Upstate Capital and RPI. Register here.

3:45 PM

The Future of Research and Commercialization at Rensselaer


4:15 PM

CEO + Investor: BAKX Therapeutics

  • Raising $25M to launch a therapeutic platform technology company
  • Transitioning from computational biology expert to venture capital investor

4:50 PM

Fireside Chat: How to Build the Life Sciences Ecosystem in the Capital Region

5:30 PM

Networking Reception

Thank you to our sponsor!

Sponsorship Packages

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