September 30, 2010
UVC's mission is to build a social network linking Upstate NY's high-growth startups with the resources needed for success. More at www.uvc.org. The Seed Capital Fund of CNY invests in early stage high growth companies. More at www.scfcny.com.
Nasir Ali Syracuse-based angel investor (www.scfcny.com) CEO of Upstate Venture Connect (www.uvc.org) Twitter UVConnect
Great idea. Keep the momentum going. Make sure each event has some (brief, minimally organized) element that adds value and brings people back the next time with some of their friends in tow. No speeches, just quick mentions of regional tech successes and interesting, entrepreneurial companies that are being launched/looking for talent. Also use online platform to circulate open positions, etc.