Rural Access to Capital – Event Recap

On September 10, investors and entrepreneurs gathered online to explore accessing capital in rural areas at Upstate Capital’s event, Rural Access to Capital. The event featured innovation and succession planning while in Upstate New York’s rural communities. You can see all the content from the event below. For more programming from the investment ecosystem, check […]

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 […]


State of Upstate – Q2 2020 Q2 2020 INSIGHTS: Across Upstate New York, the private capital markets mirrored the upheaval in larger society given the COVID19 pandemic, although the overall numbers look steady with a total of 53 deals reported in Q2 2020. There were 53 deals in Q2 versus 59 transactions recorded in Q1 […]

Sean Moskal Appointed To Upstate Capital Board Of Directors

SEAN MOSKAL APPOINTED TO UPSTATE CAPITAL ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK BOARD OF DIRECTORS   Highland, NY  – Sean Moskal, Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking at KeyBank, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Upstate Capital Association of New York. Sean is a corporate banker with international experience and a consistent track record […]

Event Recap: Planning and Pivoting

Event Recap: Planning and Pivoting June 24, 2020 Combining one-on-one networking and insights for business owners and executives, Upstate Capital hosted Planning and Pivoting on June 24. The event included the latest M&A trends and tactics, private equity investor perspectives and CEOs who are evolving their companies in response to the global pandemic. Thank you […]

Meet Christina Orsi, Associate Vice President, Economic Development at the University at Buffalo

Meet Christina Orsi, Associate Vice President, Economic Development at the University at Buffalo Christina leads UB’s Business & Entrepreneur Partnerships, connecting business innovators with the expertise, spaces, equipment and resources to spur innovation, solve challenges, and spark growth. “We help the innovators, the disruptors, and the big-thinkers find solutions through a strategic, comprehensive partnership that […]


STATE OF UPSTATE – Q1 2020 Q1 2020 had ​59 transactions reported! 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.  Have a deal to submit? Let us know!  Please note: since we’re collecting deal […]

Venture NY Event Recap: Upstate Capital hosted its first-ever online event

Venture NY Event Recap: Upstate Capital hosted its first-ever online event Over 100 people joined Upstate Capital for its marquee online event: Venture NY on April 30, 2020. This event was made possible through a generous grant from NYSTAR, Empire State Development’s division for science, technology and innovation. Also supporting Venture NY this year were […]

2020: Venture NY

Upstate Capital is hosting Venture NY online on April 30, 2020. The conference is dedicated to New York entrepreneurs and investors. The event includes an invitation-only, closed-door startup pitch session, a keynote address by Lindsay Stencel, Partner at Thompson Hine LLP and Co-Founder of W Fund, and structured,  online networking facilitated by match-making software. The […]