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Angels and Startups – Building An Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

March 1 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem:

Angels and Startups in the Hudson Valley

Upstate Capital is hosting an event for current and prospective angel investors and people interested in entrepreneurship. The event will feature a showcase of startups,  company pitches and experienced investors and entrepreneurs sharing insights on best practices and lessons learned in angel investing.  Guests will be invited to stay for the Hudson Valley Startup Fund's regularly monthly meeting.

Best Practices

Seasoned angel investors investing in NYC and beyond will compare notes on best practices and lessons learned for angel investing

Startup Expo

Startups will promote new products, services and companies launching in the region. Hear what's new in the Hudson Valley

Ecosystem Building

Startfast Accelerator director James Shomar will share experiences building an investor base and startup community headquartered in Syracuse NY

New Launches

Current and potential members of the Hudson Valley Startup Fund will be invited to learn more about Fund II launching in 2018

Live: HVSF

Invited guests to observe the Hudson Valley Startup Fund in action to see how the investment fund operates: a company pitching & investor Q&A

Premier Networking

Great networking with investors, business leaders, entrepreneurs and people interested in the space from the across the region

Lessons Learned

Brian Cohen serves as Chairman of the New York Angels, the #1 most active angel group in the country, with more than $100M invested into more that 140 early stage companies. Brian was the first investor in Pinterest, and numerous other industry leading startups.

Experienced Investors

Chip Parmele, based in Princeton NJ, is a limited partner in several early stage funds and has invested directly as an angel in several companies in biotech, ed tech and other industries. He will discuss lessons learned for both investors and entrepreneurs, including the importance of alignment, fundamentals he looks for in potential investments, and what to think about when considering taking on outside investors.

Best practices

Rami Katz created a proprietary deal scoring system at Excell Partners, the firm he helped launch in Rochester NY.  That scoring system is used by multiple firms to rank potential investment opportunities. Originally from Israel, Rami brings a combination of legal expertise and investment experience to share best practices for evaluating potential investments and working with entrepreneurs.


3:00PM - Registration + Networking + Startup Expo

4:00PM - Investor Conversations

5:00PM - Networking + Startup Expo

6:00PM - Hudson Valley Startup Fund Meeting (invited guests)


SPots are Filling UP

To secure your spot, register today!


Members: $35 - Send Bailey an email to let her know you're coming and she'll share the member registration code.  

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March 1
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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SUNY New Paltz
1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561 United States
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