Honoring Your Favorite Ecosystem Builders

Join UVC for the 3rd Annual Upstate Unleashed Conference and 2017 Venture Ecosystem Awards. Last year’s event sold out – so we’re making early-bird registration available now!

More than 300 entrepreneurial leaders will come together on September 19, 2017. Meet Upstate NY CEOs who are building the future today. And celebrate more than 100 ecosystem builders at the Awards Luncheon. 



Keynote Speakers:

  • Guha & Karthik Bala, Cofounders of Velan Studios and Velan Ventures

Speakers & Panelists:

  • Brian Bauer, Program Manager of 76West Clean Energy Competition

  • Chedy Hampson, Founder and CEO of TCG Player (e-Commerce)

  • Chuck Green, Founder and CEO of AIS (Cybersecurity)

  • Colleen Costello, Founder and President of Vital Vio (CleanTech/Healthcare)

  • David Dussault, Founder and CEO of P1 Industries (Advanced Manufacturing)

  • Garrett Bastable, Directof of Operations at Density (Internet)

  • Jim Senall, President of High Tech Rochester

  • John Gavigan, Executive Director of 43North Business Competition

  • Kate Brodock, Cofounder of Women 2.0 (New Media)

  • Kathryn Cartini, CMO of UVC (Emcee)

  • Martin Babinec, Founder of UVC and TriNet (Startup Communities)

  • Michael Oshetski, Founder and CEO of Micatu (Smart Grid/Clean Energy)

  • Michael Quigley, Cofounder of Spincar (Software)

  • Rachel Jackson, Founder and CEO of Rachel's Remedy (Healthcare)

  • Rick Clonan, VP Innovation & Entrepreneurship at CenterState CEO | GENIUS NY


Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/upstate-unleashed-conference-2017-venture-ecosystem-awards-tickets-32232965668

Email nasir@uvc.org for additional information on sponsorship.


To receive the special $5 parking rate, please park at the Harrison Place Parking Garage, 100 Harrison Place. Garage is adjacent to the hotel, look for the maroon and white sign. You will be given a parking sticker at the conference to receive the special rate.