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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 […]

STATE OF UPSTATE: Q1 2021

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 […]

Recap: Annual Awards Celebration

Upstate Capital hosted its 5th Annual Awards Celebration to celebrate the investment ecosystem across Upstate New York. The marquee event highlights the most interesting deals and most active dealmakers across the state in seed, venture, private equity and corporate finance. Over 100 companies and individuals were nominated from all across New York State for awards […]

Recap: Venture NY

On December 9 online, for the first time, the Upstate Capital Association of New York hosted the Venture NY Series A Showcase in partnership with 43North, GENIUS NY, 76West, Grow-NY and Luminate NY. The event featured some of the fastest-growing startups from across New York, and included investor pitches and opportunities for group and 1-1 […]

Event Recap: Entrepreneurs and Investors Growing More Good Jobs in Local Communities

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 Ventures. First, 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 […]

Member Highlight: Chris Laughton

Introducing Farm Credit East and Chris Laughton, New Upstate Capital Members Chris Laughton is based in Connecticut and represents Farm Credit East, and joined Upstate Capital in September 2020. He has a farming background, working in a greenhouse nursery business in Massachusetts for many years before coming to Farm Credit East. Chris is based in […]

New Member Highlight: Tim Raven

  Meet Tim Raven, Managing Director of Worximity Technology, Inc. Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Montreal, Worximity is a leading smart factory solutions provider serving mid-market consumer and industrial product manufacturers.       Their cost-effective and quick to deploy cloud-based solution delivers real-time shop floor analytics that enables mid-market manufacturers to rapidly identify […]