Event Recap – Invest NY: Future of Air and Space

On July 14, 2022, Upstate Capital hosted Invest NY: Future of Air and Space at the Innovare Advancement Center at Griffiss Institute.  The Invest NY program, sponsored by NYSTAR and produced by Upstate Capital, is a series of events designed to highlight innovation in various industries across New York. Upstate Capital connects investors with startups […]

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 […]

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 […]

Startups wanted: INVEST NY

 Are you running a startup and considering raising capital? APPLY TO PITCH Upstate Capital hosts events every few weeks featuring startups. Check out what’s coming up! October 22 – Invest NY: Energy, Transportation & Impact – for cleantech companies (submission deadline is September 25) Startups: we want to meet you!  We’ve got preferences (but not […]

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: […]