Wanted: startups considering outside capital (and active investors looking for deals!)

 Are you running a startup and considering raising capital?  You’re in the right place! 

Venture NY is the Upstate Capital Association of New York’s early-stage conference for current and future entrepreneurs and investors, taking place online on April 30, 2020.

This year, we’re organizing an invitation-only, closed-door investor & startup pitch session on April 30.

Startups: we want to meet you!  For this event, we’ve got preferences (but not hard requirements):

  • Tech-enabled & defensible market position (intellectual property, market traction all count)

  • Software and/or hardware, industry & sector agnostic

  • Some (or lots) of proven product/market fit

  • Raised some outside capital

  • Upstate NY presence (because we love it here!)


Companies that are selected will be offered 1-1 pitch coaching from an Upstate Capital investor member in advance of the April 30 event!

We’re looking at applications every day, and selecting the best investment opportunities to present to investors every week through April 3.  Selection is rolling and we want 20 companies, so apply now!

Investors: we want to meet you too!  The Upstate Capital Association of New York is a robust membership network for investors and deal makers.  Consider becoming a member to get regular invitations to events like Venture NY, curated introductions, and exclusive members-only benefits. Want to check out Venture NY?  Send a note to our Executive Director, Noa Simons, at

Want to check out the other cool things happening at Venture NY 2020?  Go to for all the details.

Big thanks to the 2020 Upstate Capital Selection Committee, chaired by Lindsay Stencel, Launch NY. Committee members include Brian Model, Stonehenge Growth Equity Partners, Jennifer Tegan, Cayuga Venture Fund, Alfonso Aguila, Armory Square Ventures, and Momo Bi, NY Ventures.