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Saratoga Forum

July 26 @ 12:00 pm - July 27 @ 5:00 pm

Saratoga Forum

#SaratogaForum

July 26-27 - Saratoga Springs NY

PREMIER INVESTOR EVENT OF THE SEASON - The Forum is an exclusive event with great content for venture capitalists, middle market debt & equity investors, limited partners, venture-backed and second-stage entrepreneurs & angel investors

EXECUTIVE FORUM for CEOS - Connect with a select group of like-minded executives to discuss strategic decision-making, buying and selling businesses, maximizing value and preparing for M&A transactions

EXCEPTIONAL NETWORKING - Members and invited guests will join us in our private, trackside suite at the Saratoga Race Course. Watch the horses and place your bets with Upstate New York's most active investors

Thursday JULY 26
HISTORIC CANFIELD CASINO

featured Speaker

Howard Morgan is currently the Chairman of B Capital, which he co-founded with Eduardo Saverin. He also co-founded First Round Capital with Josh Kopelman as the first professional Seed Stage Fund, where he remains Senior Advisor.  Prior to First Round, Howard helped found Idealab with Bill Gross, and served as President of Renaissance Technologies, which he co-founded with Jim Simons.  Prior to his move into the business of technology, Howard served as a professor at the Wharton School and the Moore School, both at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as at Cornell University.  Howard is a respected author and a frequent speaker at major industry conferences.

11:30am

Executive Forum

by invitation

Small group discussions strategic decision-making, buying and selling businesses, maximizing value and preparing for M&A transactions

2:00pm

Event opens

Meet startups, take a tour of the Saratoga history museum, get updated professional headshots

3:00pm

Venture Capital: Past, Present & Future

Featuring Howard Morgan & Frank McEvoy moderated by Jennifer Tegan on the history and future of the VC industry

4:00pm

Private Equity Current Trends

Featuring Dave Helgerson & Mike McQueeney moderated by Patricia Luscombe on what's happening in PE

4:40pm

Discussion: FirstLight Fiber & Oak Hill Capital 

Scott Gilbert from FirstLight Fiber and Scott Baker from Oak Hill Capital Partners will discuss Oak Hill’s acquisition in 2016 of Albany-based First Light.  

5:00pm

Reception & Drawing for Helicopter Ride

Meet startups, take a tour of the Saratoga history museum, and get updated professional headshots. One lucky winner will be selected for a helicopter tour of Saratoga

6:00pm

Dinner featuring Hattie's

Perennial favorite dinner buffet featuring Hattie's famous fried chicken and full southern spread 

7:00pm

Sam Whedon Band

Music provided by local jazz band 

invited Speakers

Frank McEvoy 

New York State Common Retirement Fund

Patricia Luscombe

Lincoln International.

Mike McQueeney

Summer Street Capital Partners

Jennifer Tegan 

Cayuga Venture Fund

David Helgerson

Hamilton Lane

Scott Baker

Oak Hill Capital

Scott Gilbert

FirstLight Fiber

Friday JULY 27
Saratoga Race Course

HUGH JOHNSON 

Hugh is the chief investment officer at Hugh Johnson Advisors. His work on the U.S. economy and financial markets guides the firm’s investment strategy and he has more than 40 years of investment experience.

7:30am

Breakfast @ Clubhouse

Watch the horses warm up over buffet breakfast

8:30am

Stable tours

Go behind the scenes at Saratoga and tour the stables

10:15am

Owning a Race Horse

At our private suite, Rich Honen, Upstate Capital member and race horse owner, will talk about his experience owning race horses

11:00am

Economic Outlook with Hugh Johnson

Hugh Johnson will share his annual economic forecast with guests at our private suite

12:00pm

Lunch

Served buffet style along with an open bar

1:00pm

Post time

And they're off!  Races usually run through afternoon until 5pm

JOIN US FOR THE EXPERT CONTENT

Conversations, panels and presentations from industry leaders including investors, successful entrepreneurs and deal-makers influential in the venture capital and private equity industries. Register here.

​​​​JOIN US FOR THE FUN!

Enjoy horse racing and fun at the Saratoga Race Track.  For Upstate Capital members and invited guests, we're hosting a private luxury suite at the track.  Request an invitation or membership code. 

ENJOY ALL THAT SARATOGA OFFERS

Historic Saratoga is famous for its mineral springs, and is home to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Bring your family and stay for the weekend. See what's happening around town.

Tickets

Thursday @ Canfield - Tickets available at the door

Join us for Thursday's programming and networking at Canfield Casino, followed by Friday breakfast at the track. Tickets available:  $300 at the door. Registration is closed.

Thursday and Friday @ Private Luxury Suite - Sold Out

Join us for intimate networking, a keynote, buffet lunch and open bar in our private track-side suite on Friday. Tickets include Thursday's events at Canfield Casino.  Tickets available: sold out.

Book your stay

Hilton Garden Inn Saratoga Springs

125 South Broadway

Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

We've secured a room block for our guests at the Hilton Garden Inn Saratoga Springs. To make your reservation, click here. Or you can make you reservation by phone by calling the Hilton Central Reservations line at 877 STAY HGI (877-782-9444) or the hotel directly at 518-587-1500, and using Group name Upstate Capital and Group code: UPSTAT

Event SPONSORS

Sponsorship opportunities available.

ANNUAL SPONSORS


Details

Start:
July 26 @ 12:00 pm
End:
July 27 @ 5:00 pm

Venue

Saratoga NY
267 Union Ave
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 United States