Upstate Capital is hosting its 4th Annual Awards Celebration in Rochester on December 4, 2019 to celebrate the investment ecosystem across Upstate New York. This marquee event highlights the most interesting deals and most active dealmakers across the state in seed, venture, private equity and corporate finance. Over 100 companies and individuals will be nominated from all across New York State for awards that recognize individuals and teams that build businesses and conduct transactions. The event will take place at the Arbor Loft (17 Pitkin Street Rochester, NY 14607) from 4:00PM - 8:00PM. 


Awards Categories:

2019 Investment of the Year

Given to companies in each of several sectors, including:

Emerging High Tech - Hardware/Software, CleanTech, Drones and UAS, MedTech

Software - Platforms, SaaS, Gaming



2019 Dealmaker of the Year

Awards given to individuals who are actively working on financing transactions, including seed,

venture and private equity investors, commercial bankers, attorneys, accountants, investment bankers in these local and regional communities: 

Buffalo & Western NY

Rochester & Finger Lakes & Southern Tier

Syracuse, Central NY

Albany, Capital District, North Country & Hudson Valley

Lifetime Achievement Award

Awarded to a person who has had a significant impact on the investment ecosystem over several years.  Nominees will be nearing the end of his or her career, already retired or may be given in memoriam.

The Upstate Capital Association of New York hosts events connecting the investment community across New York. As a member-driven non-profit, our mission is to increase access to capital for companies and deal flow for investors across Upstate New York. Our audience includes investors, advisors, entrepreneurs and people generally interested in innovation and entrepreneurship throughout the region. 

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Contact:  Bailey Burke   |    |     845-204-8090


  • Occurred Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Arbor Loft

17 Pitkin Street
Rochester, NY 14607