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Invest NY: Future of Aerospace and Defense Event Recap

July 12, 2021

Invest NY: Future of Aerospace and Defense Event Recap


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On July 8, 2021, Upstate Capital, NYSTAR and the Innovare Advancement Center at Griffiss Institute presented Invest NY: Future of Aerospace and Defense to bring together investors and dealmakers with entrepreneurs and startups. Over 175 people participated online and in-person in the hybrid event.  To kick off the event, 15 startups that are innovating in […]

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Air Force Research Laboratory Executive Director Timothy Sakulich to Keynote

June 29, 2021

Air Force Research Laboratory Executive Director Timothy Sakulich to Keynote


Rome, New York – The Upstate Capital Association of New York and NYSTAR will host Invest NY: Future of Aerospace and Defense at Innovare Advancement Center in Rome, NY from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 8, 2021. The event, which will be conducted in a hybrid in-person and virtual format, and will feature […]

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Invest NY: Future of Food Event Recap

June 11, 2021

Invest NY: Future of Food Event Recap


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On June 10, 2021, Upstate Capital and NYSTAR presented Invest NY: Future of Food  to highlight the food and agtech industry and innovation in Upstate New York. Over 200 members from established food and beverage companies, suppliers, investors, and dealmakers came together with entrepreneurs and startups to participate in the online event.  The event was sponsored by NYSTAR, 29 […]

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Winners of 2021 New York Business Plan Competition Announced

May 7, 2021

Winners of 2021 New York Business Plan Competition Announced


New Paltz, NY  –  On May 7, 2021, judging panels consisting of business and industry professionals from across the nation decided the winners of the 12th annual New York Business Plan Competition.  Hosted by the Upstate Capital Association of New York, the New York Business Plan Competition (NYBPC) is New York’s intercollegiate entrepreneurship competition. This […]

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STATE OF UPSTATE: Q1 2021

April 20, 2021

STATE OF UPSTATE: Q1 2021


Every quarter, Upstate Capital aggregates deal flow across Upstate New York.  Data includes deals that you and other Upstate Capital community members report, in addition to data collected from other sources.  Deal Highlights:– The Hudson Valley leads this quarter’s deal totals with 20 transactions– Information Technology, B2B and Healthcare were the leading sectors for deals done […]

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Verizon 5G Labs to Keynote at Invest NY: Industry 4.0

March 26, 2021

Verizon 5G Labs to Keynote at Invest NY: Industry 4.0


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Joshua Ness, Senior Manager at Verizon 5G Labs, has been announced as the keynote speaker for Invest NY: Industry 4.0, presented by Upstate Capital and NYSTAR. The event takes place online on March 25, 2021.  Verizon 5G Labs partners with enterprises, startups and academic teams to drive innovation around 5G concepts. 5G is replacing 4G […]

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Recap – Invest NY: Health & Wellbeing

February 2, 2021

Recap – Invest NY: Health & Wellbeing


There is a lot of innovation in the healthcare sector in New York. On January 28, Upstate Capital and NYSTAR celebrated the healthcare innovation ecosystem at Invest NY: Health & Wellbeing.  To start off the show, our keynote conversation included Vikram Agrawal, the founder, President and CEO of Levrx, a prescription drug technology solution and platform designed […]

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Recap: Annual Awards Celebration

December 11, 2020

Recap: Annual Awards Celebration


Upstate Capital hosted its 5th Annual Awards Celebration to celebrate the investment ecosystem across Upstate New York. The marquee event highlights the most interesting deals and most active dealmakers across the state in seed, venture, private equity and corporate finance. Over 100 companies and individuals were nominated from all across New York State for awards […]

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Recap: Venture NY

December 10, 2020

Recap: Venture NY


On December 9 online, for the first time, the Upstate Capital Association of New York hosted the Venture NY Series A Showcase in partnership with 43North, GENIUS NY, 76West, Grow-NY and Luminate NY. The event featured some of the fastest-growing startups from across New York, and included investor pitches and opportunities for group and 1-1 […]

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Event Recap: Entrepreneurs and Investors Growing More Good Jobs in Local Communities

November 9, 2020

Event Recap: Entrepreneurs and Investors Growing More Good Jobs in Local Communities


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On November 4, 2020, Upstate Capital hosted Entrepreneurs and Investors Growing More Good Jobs in Local Communities, sponsored by Harter Secrest & Emery, Topmark Partners and Armory Square Ventures. First, Martin Babinec spoke with Sam Ticknor about building companies, investing in them, and supporting the Upstate NY ecosystem. The panel discussion that followed featured active investors across the […]

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