Our President and CEO Noa Simons sat down with one of our newest board members, David Brown, for an in-depth interview. David is Founding Managing Partner at Impellent Ventures in Rochester, NY. In addition, he is Founding Managing Partner of NextGen Venture Partners. The interview explores his founding of Impellent Ventures, the steps that led […]

Invest NY: Future of Food Event Recap

On June 10, 2021, Upstate Capital and NYSTAR presented Invest NY: Future of Food  to highlight the food and agtech industry and innovation in Upstate New York. Over 200 members from established food and beverage companies, suppliers, investors, and dealmakers came together with entrepreneurs and startups to participate in the online event.  The event was sponsored by NYSTAR, 29 […]

Winners of 2021 New York Business Plan Competition Announced

New Paltz, NY  –  On May 7, 2021, judging panels consisting of business and industry professionals from across the nation decided the winners of the 12th annual New York Business Plan Competition.  Hosted by the Upstate Capital Association of New York, the New York Business Plan Competition (NYBPC) is New York’s intercollegiate entrepreneurship competition. This […]


Every quarter, Upstate Capital aggregates deal flow across Upstate New York.  Data includes deals that you and other Upstate Capital community members report, in addition to data collected from other sources.  Deal Highlights:– The Hudson Valley leads this quarter’s deal totals with 20 transactions– Information Technology, B2B and Healthcare were the leading sectors for deals done […]

Verizon 5G Labs to Keynote at Invest NY: Industry 4.0

Joshua Ness, Senior Manager at Verizon 5G Labs, has been announced as the keynote speaker for Invest NY: Industry 4.0, presented by Upstate Capital and NYSTAR. The event takes place online on March 25, 2021.  Verizon 5G Labs partners with enterprises, startups and academic teams to drive innovation around 5G concepts. 5G is replacing 4G […]

Recap – Invest NY: Health & Wellbeing

There is a lot of innovation in the healthcare sector in New York. On January 28, Upstate Capital and NYSTAR celebrated the healthcare innovation ecosystem at Invest NY: Health & Wellbeing.  To start off the show, our keynote conversation included Vikram Agrawal, the founder, President and CEO of Levrx, a prescription drug technology solution and platform designed […]