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2017 Upstate Unleashed Conference and Awards


Marriott Syracuse Downtown


Celebrate with 100+ Ecosystem Builders!

Contact Nasir Ali if interested at

More than 300 entrepreneurial leaders will come together on September 19, 2017. Meet Upstate NY CEOs who are building the future today. And celebrate more than 100 ecosystem builders at the Awards Luncheon.

Keynote Speakers:

Guha and Karthik Bala, inventors of Guitar Hero

Confirmed speakers:
Brian Bauer, Program Manager of 76West Clean Energy Competition
Chedy Hampson, Founder and CEO of TCG Player (e-Commerce)
Chuck Green, Founder and CEO of AIS (Cybersecurity)
Colleen Costello, Founder and President of Vital Vio (CleanTech/Healthcare)
David Dussault, Founder and CEO of P1 Industries (Advanced Manufacturing)
Jim Senall, President of High Tech Rochester
John Gavigan, Executive Director of 43North Business Competition
Kate Brodock, Co-founder of Women 2.0 (New Media)
Martin Babinec, Founder of UVC and TriNet (Startup Communities)
Michael Oshetski, Founder and CEO of Micatu (Smart Grid/Clean Energy)
Michael Quigley, Cofounder of Spincar (Software)
Rachel Jackson, Founder and CEO of Rachel's Remedy (Healthcare)
Rick Clonan, VP Innovation & Entrepreneurship at CenterState CEO | GENIUS NY

Congratulations to the 2017 Nominees!

Nasir Ali
Terry Brown
Linda Dickerson Hartsock
Michael D’Eredita
Wills Hapworth
Laura Holmes
Jim Joseph
Felix Litvinsky
Tom Schryver
Chuck Schwerin
Zach Shulman

Sean Branagan
Kathryn Cartini
Rick Clonan
Troy Evans
Chris Fowler
Martha Grabowski
Wills Hapworth
Joanne Lenweaver
Elisa Miller-Out
Ken Rother
Chuck Stormon
Jennifer Tegan
Brad Treat

Nasir Ali
Dan Babcock
Martin Babinec
Kathryn Cartini
John Liddy
Elisa Miller-Out
Joan Powers
Michele Salisbury
Randy Wolken

Tony Frontera
Jen Gregory
Felix Litvinsky
Lamont Mitchell
Ryan Miller

Join us for the 3rd Annual Upstate Unleashed Conference and 2017 Venture Ecosystem Awards!

To view speakers and nominees, click here


To receive the special $5 parking rate, please park at the Harrison Place Parking Garage, 100 Harrison Place. Garage is adjacent to the hotel, look for the maroon and white sign. You will be given a parking sticker at the conference to receive the special rate.