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Upstate Capital Weekly Newsletter – 8/17/22

Deals, News & Events for the Upstate Capital Investment Community 


INVEST NY: CLIMATE TECH APPLY TO PITCH NOW OPEN

Startups innovating in technologies and business models that focus on sustainability and decarbonization including energy production and utilization, advanced manufacturing, construction tech, resource use and reuse, or food and agriculture advancements are invited to apply to pitch at the Invest NY: Climate Tech event on October 19 at UAlbany The Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurship Complex (ETEC). Applications are open until September 14.


MEMBER HIGHLIGHT

Introducing Upstate Capital Board of Directors Chairman Randy Bianchi! Randy is the Managing Partner at Lakelet Capital. Lakelet Capital is a private equity group that acquires companies through control equity investments and makes select minority investments. Connect with Randy on LinkedIn and at the Buffalo Private Equity Summit on September 21!


PE + M&A

Paramax advised on the sale of Jacobs Ladder to CORE Health and Fitness. This acquisition will provide Jacobs Ladder with funding and distribution to scale its business, meeting the demand of a growing high-intensity market segment.

VC + GROWTH

John Liddy joins CenterState CEO as interim vice president of Innovation & Entrepreneurship. As the interim vice president of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Liddy is responsible for leading CenterState CEO’s entrepreneurship portfolio and support programming, operated out of its incubator, The Tech Garden, located in downtown Syracuse.

MORE UPSTATE CAPITAL NEWS

Upstate Capital and Think Dutchess Alliance for Business are excited to announce Geraldine Laybourne as the Keynote Speaker for Accelerate Hudson Valley! Geraldine was a cable pioneer, TV visionary and network founder for some of the most iconic names in the industry such as Nickelodeon, Disney/ABC Cable Networks and Oxygen Media. Named as one of Time Magazine’s Most Influential People in 1996 and inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 2020, she now focuses her work in the city of Poughkeepsie as the co-founder of DAY ONE Early Learning Community – an innovative project creating early learning opportunities aimed at eradicating generational poverty.

On August 2-3, 2022, Upstate Capital hosted an exclusive event for our Board of Directors, annual sponsors and invited guests in Saratoga Springs. The Annual Saratoga Forum consisted of two days of curated content including CEO and investor conversations and exceptional networking with M&A and PE professionals, entrepreneurs, C-suite executives and industry leaders. Read all about the Saratoga Forum and watch videos from the event in the event recap.


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