Rural Access to Capital – Event Recap

On September 10, investors and entrepreneurs gathered online to explore accessing capital in rural areas at Upstate Capital’s event, Rural Access to Capital. The event featured innovation and succession planning while in Upstate New York’s rural communities. You can see all the content from the event below. For more programming from the investment ecosystem, check out our upcoming events

Keynote: Tony Collins, President of Clarkson University

Entrepreneurs’ Panel:

  • Cissi Schaffer, PVA Med
  • Danny Drake, Enduraphin
  • Cliff Olin, Olin Capital Advisors Inc

Startup Showcase

Resources Panel

  • Per Stromhaug, Koffman Southern Tier Incubator
  • Danielle Delaini, Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA)
  • Nancy Kirby, IncubatorWorks 
  • Melinda Little, Point Positive 
  • Jamey Hoose, Clarkson University

Capital Providers Panel

  • Chris Laughton, Farm Credit East
  • Karin Gregory, Blue Highway Capital
  • Wayne Miller, Hudson Valley Startup Fund
  • Denisha Kuhlor, Grasshopper Bank
  • Renee Darrah, Champlain National Bank

Rural Opportunity Initiative with Matt McKenna, Georgetown University