Upstate Venture Connect is an entrepreneur-led nonprofit focused on building a region wide startup community. We connect high growth company founders with the people and resources needed for success. We also partner with ecosystem leaders to create angel capital funds and build programs that assist entrepreneurial college students, researchers and technologists.
UVC’s mission is to connect and empower Upstate NY entrepreneurs with the resources for building high-growth companies. We believe the isolation of Upstate communities from each other is a major barrier for startup founders seeking access to advice, talent, connections and early stage investment.