Experience Venture NY!
The Upstate Capital Association of New York connects the investment community to increase access to capital for companies, and deal flow for investors. Venture NY is Upstate Capital’s premier annual event for early-stage investors and the innovation community.
- Great networking for investors
- High-growth startups doing quick pitches
- Conversations on early-stage investing and entrepreneurship
- Startup Resource Expo
- NYBPC Grand Prize Finals with up to $100,000 in cash prizes
The New York Business Plan Competition (NYBPC) is the intercollegiate entrepreneurship competition that, since 2010, has provided a platform for training New York’s next generation of entrepreneurs, and launching new ventures, commercializing innovations developed on campuses across New York. The NYBPC’s mission is to provide a robust competition for students across New York to promote entrepreneurship and start new ventures.
Ten regional competitions culminate in the Finals where two teams from each of six tracks in each region are invited to compete in a statewide competition, where up to $100,000 in prize money is awarded at Venture NY! Learn more about the NYBPC here.
Registration + Breakfast
For NYBPC Round Two Student Entrepreneurs + Judges
NYBPC Round Two
Top ten teams from each track pitch will pitch live for judges
Networking + Startup Resource Expo
NYBPC Track Winner Announcement
John is Evangelist at Techstars, a worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed by providing access to capital, mentorship, talent, and infrastructure. Techstars is a mentorship driven seed stage investment program. To date, hundreds of companies have gone through the Techstars accelerator, and John is charged with supporting and growing a global network of tech entrepreneurs, mentors and investors who surround them and the Techstars team.
As a speaker, John often implores others to have the audacity to “Dream Big”! Hill traded one passion for another which led him to leave Michigan State University to become the Higher Education Evangelist at LinkedIn. And, then one more time moving from LinkedIn to Techstars. Hill believes “changing the world” can be more than hyperbole. Building relationships and connecting people with opportunity are at his core, and he relies heavily on online and offline networks to facilitate each.
Workshops + Syracuse Innovation Tour
NYBPC Grand Prize Pitches
Top teams pitch live to the grand prizes judges to win $25,000
High-growth Startup Showcase
Quick Pitches & Investor Q&A
NYBPC Winners announcement
Founder & CEO
Yoram is the CEO and founder of Dealroom.co, which was launched in 2014 to provide insights and intelligence about the world’s most promising companies and tech ecosystems. Top tier venture capital firms and corporations use Dealroom
data to stay at the forefront of innovation and discover the world’s most promising companies.
Before founding Dealroom, Yoram was an investment banker at Lehman Brothers, Nomura Securities and NOAH Advisors in New York and London. Yoram has a cum laude Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Amsterdam.
Venture NY is New York’s premier event for the innovation community across New York. The event will feature:
- High-growth startup pitches and investor networking
- Panels on early stage investing and funding for companies
- Grand prize NYBPC finals with up to $100,000 in cash prizes awarded
- Get access to unique deal flow
- Make great connections in Upstate NY
- Pitch your company
- Meet investors
- Find ecosystem resources
- Showcase your services supporting investors, startups and innovation in NY
General attendee: $200
Upstate Capital members: $150
Campus professionals: $50
Membership: Not an Upstate Capital member? Join today.
Location: The OnCenter: 800 South State St. Syracuse, NY 13202
STARTUP RESOURCE EXPO
Exhibitors offering resources for startups in the Upstate New York area will be featured at this event.
- Incubators and accelerators looking to recruit entrepreneurs
- Angel networks looking to recruit new members and attract deal flow
- Service providers with resources for entrepreneurs
HIGH-GROWTH STARTUP SHOWCASE
3 minute pitches from more than a dozen seed-stage startups raising $500k-$2M, primarily SaaS companies, from across New York. Pitches will be followed by networking with early-stage investors.
Criteria for selection:
- Seed-stage with MVP in the market and early revenue
- SaaS businesses preferred, sector agnostic
Check out startups from last year.
For information about sponsorship opportunities contact Noa Simons, President & CEO, at email@example.com