What we're about

Upright supports early-stage startup founders and small businesses by aligning meaningful ideas with the right resources. We focus on building a strong foundation to ensure our companies are prepared to sustain growth.

We encourage entrepreneurs, startup founders, and individuals interested in the New York startup community to join our group.

Our events will consist of networking opportunities, pitch nights, expert roundtable conversations, as well as fun low-pressure happy hours.

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Upright's Masked Pitch Night

199 Water St

Upright's Masked Pitch Night is a spooky take on your classic startup pitch event. This opportunity provides founders with honest, genuine feedback from leaders in the industry, as well as a chance to network with the community. Attendees are encouraged to wear a mask (or full costume!) to this event. Upright will supply masks for founders who do not wish to bring their own! Come one, come all, bring a guest or a ghost, and hang loose. Food & drinks provided! The Format 💀 Five carefully selected startup founders will have 5 minutes to pitch their company to a panel of investors & analysts from top tier VC firms and startup accelerators. 💀 The panel will have 3 minutes to ask questions/give feedback following each presentation. 💀 The judges will select a winner and a prize will be awarded. Founders & investor panel to be announced! 👻

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