COVID-19 Resources Roundup: Part 2

COVID-19 Resources Roundup: Part 2
Upstate New York: Resources for the Investment & Entrepreneurial Community

Upstate Capital connects investors and entrepreneurs to resources in these unprecedented times. Below we have outlined COVID-19 information that you may find helpful. Check back for updates, and send us any questions or resources that you’d like to add to Click here to read COVID-19 Resources Roundup: Part 1.

Updated April 1, 2020


  • Nixon Peabody has published an article detailing the impact of the Coronavirus on the M&A market, including industry-specific impacts. Read more here.

  • New York Small Business Development Center (NYSBDC) shared a recent presentation regarding the SBA disaster loan program. You can view the recording here.


  • The Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA) has released a resource guide for small businesses impacted by COVID-19, which includes a summary of the CARES Act.

  • The US Chamber of Commerce has prepared a Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist. Read it here.

  • The US Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship has created the Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act. View it here


  • StateBook & NavigatorCRE launches a new platform to help business and public sector leaders address Coronavirus impact through a joint venture, Viral Insights. This is a powerful online data analytics platform that helps corporate and government leaders inform crisis management strategies.

Practical Solutions

  • CleanSlate UV, a 43 North portfolio company, makes a mobile device sanitization system that kills germs with UV rays. They work with hospitals and commercial health facilities around the world to help reduce the spread of germs through mobile devices. They have shared guidance to eliminate coronavirus on smartphones with UV light.

  • In the Finger Lakes, there is a job portal that will connect essential businesses that are looking to expand their workforce during the COVID-19 crisis and individuals across the community who are looking for work. The Rochester-based job board can be found here.

Check out Part 1 of Upstate Capital’s Investment Community Resource blog here.