Thank you to our supporters.

Upstate NY Resources is grateful for the support it receives from foundations, public agencies, institutions, and businesses who share a common vision of building stronger communities and creating jobs through venture development and entrepreneurship. Their commitment to transforming Upstate NY’s economy for the 21st century makes this site possible.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact us HERE.

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The U.S. Economic Development  Administration leads the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness and preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. Its investment policy is designed to establish a foundation for sustainable job growth and the building of durable regional economies throughout the United States. This foundation builds upon two key economic drivers—innovation and regional collaboration.



Launch NY identifies, supports and invests in high-growth, high-impact companies and catalyzes the entrepreneurial culture of Upstate New York through regional collaboration with ecosystem partners whose purpose is to assist entrepreneurs and encourage entrepreneurship. In so doing Launch NY continuously supports, and assists in sponsoring regional events that seek to inform, educate and provide networking opportunities for entrepreneurs.



The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public university, a flagship institution in the State University of New York system and its largest and most comprehensive campus. UB supports student, faculty and community entrepreneurs at all stages of business through various programs including TCIE, the Office of Science, Technology Transfer, and Economic Outreach (STOR), the School of Management’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, the Entrepreneurship Academy, the Office for Economic Development, the New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, and the the New York State Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics.

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The UB Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE), a university extension program, connects organizations with expert resources of the University at Buffalo’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. TCIE fosters business growth and guides entrepreneurs, mid-sized businesses and mature companies toward improved performance through technical assistance, consultation and training.