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 VenturesFirst, 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 region talking about their work. Guests were able to take advantage of the 1-1 networking all day. Upstate Capital members can check out the full event content by clicking here. Want to learn more about Upstate Capital membership and get access to all our events and event content for free? Send us a note

Entrepreneurs and Investors Growing More Good Jobs in Local Communities
Our keynote Speaker was Martin Babinec of UpVentures and Upstate Venture Connect. Sam Ticknor, board member at Upstate Capital and principal of Union Hill Advisors, joined Martin to discuss Martin’s perspectives on company and ecosystem building, investing in startups, and writing a book!  Martin’s book, More Good Jobs, which has just been released.

Venture Upstate
The Venture Upstate panel featured investors across New York. We heard from Jennifer Tegan from New York Ventures, David Brown of Impellent Ventures, Dan Penberthy from Rand Capital, Brian Model of Topmark Partners, and Somak Chattopadhyay from Armory Square Ventures. Mario Fallone, partner at Harter Secrest and Emery, moderated the discussion. Mario is a venture lawyer based in Rochester NY.  The panelists discussed their latest deals and strategies for supporting their portfolio companies.

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