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A monthly roundup of news and activities of interest to Upstate Venture Community members and supporters.


Good Reads...

Feld Formula in Ithaca

Linkedin's Series B Pitch

Unicorns Welcome Here


Events

WNYVA Venture Forum
Buffalo, November 13

Startup Tech Valley
Troy, November 13

UVANY Annual Meeting
Buffalo, November 14

Startup Weekend
Syracuse, November 15

NEXT Conference
Syracuse, November 19

More Events...

Venture Engine Keeps Chugging

The third quarter of 2013 showed continued funding progress for Upstate NY companies. At least 25 recorded funding events resulted in over $60MM of angel, seed and VC funding flowing to Upstate NY based startups. This compares very favorably to 41 companies receiving over $60 Million during the first six months of 2013. To stay on top of the latest funding news, follow @uvanyorg and @UVConnect on Twitter.

Ithaca Venture Community

The Boulder Thesis is at work in Ithaca.  A grass roots gathering initiated by two entrepreneurs (Elisa Miller-Out and Chirag Desai) has grown to hundreds of participants with support from institutions and organizations across the region. The result is a growing community of entrepreneurs and supporters who can now find who/what they are looking for with unprecedented ease.  Read our post about this remarkable coalition and hear Elisa describe the transformation in her own words. In the months to come, we will be featuring more startup communities across the region.

Brad Treat

Brad is co-founder of Mezmeriz and mentors startups across the region. His previous startup Sightspeed was acquired by Logitech.
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