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Upstate Venture Connect

Making Upstate NY the go-to destination for entrepreneurs

Upstate Venture Connect (UVC) is on a mission to connect UNY entrepreneurs to the people and resources needed to build high-growth companies. Since 2010, UVC has collaborated with entrepreneur leaders and community supporters to:

  • Build a network of 16,000+ founders and supporters across Upstate NY

  • Create six angel funds and multiple student startup focused programs

  • Organize the UNY50 Leadership Network

  • Launch the Upstate Ecosystem Map and Event Calendar

  • Establish the Upstate Unleashed Conference and Venture Ecosystem Awards

UVC is a 501c3 non-profit supported by tax deductible donations and sponsorships. We also offer advisory services to communities seeking entrepreneurship growth. There are many ways to support to support UVC’s mission to build Upstate’s startup community. Here's how you can get involved!

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