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2017 Innovation Celebration

December 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm


You’re invited to join us for the 2017 Innovation Celebration in Syracuse on December 12, 2017. Learn from and celebrate with companies in Upstate NY that are building from the ground up.

Event Highlights:
– Pitches from the startups in the drone space graduating from the GENIUS NY Accelerator. These companies have collectively received $2.75 million in investments to launch and build their innovations in Central New York. View the GENIUS NY teams here.

– Leading experts discuss how building effective boards can make great companies, including national expert Ana Dutra, CEO of The Executives’ Club of Chicago, Marc Viggiano from Saab Sensis and Somak Chattopadyay of Armory Square Ventures (more details on speakers below).

– Great networking at Upstate Capital’s Holiday Party with investors and business leaders from across the state


Board members can bring value to any company, and it’s never too early (or late) to build and engage a Board of Directors.  Great corporate governance with a strong board of directors can make a tremendous difference in how a business evolves.

Join us to hear from …
Ana Dutra, leadership development expert and CEO of the Executives Club of Chicago on Board Effectiveness: from Non-forProfits to Global Public Corporations,
Marc Viggiano, former CEO of Saab Sensis on The Board of Director Role in my Saab Sensis Experience.
Somak Chattopadhyay, venture capital investor from Armory Square Ventures on Working Together in Real Time: Board Director & Management Relationship Stories.
Spots are filling up! Receive discounted tickets by registering by November 30. Early bird price is $50. After November 30, tickets are $75. Upstate Capital members receive a discounted price of $35. Email bailey@upstatecapital.org to get your discounted code.
Events hosted by Upstate Capital are filmed, and photos or videos may be used for promotional materials. Registering qualifies as agreement to have yourself filmed in the context of this event.


December 12, 2017
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Upstate Capital Association of New York


CNY Biotech Accelerator
841 E Fayette St
Syracuse, NY 13210 United States
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