Thursday October 7


Depart for Cooperstown, NY

From Buffalo or Rochester, plan to leave around 9:00 am or 10:00 am.

From Syracuse, Albany, or Binghamton, plan to leave around 11:00 am or 11:30 am


1:00 pm: Registration, Otesaga Lobby

Meet UVC team members in the lobby to pick up your welcome bag. 

1:00 pm: Networking, Oak Room

4:00 pm: Session I: Scale Up School, Iroquois Room

    • Scaling Revenues
    • Scaling Product
    • Scaling Capital
    • Planning For Exit
Remarks by experienced founders to spark your thinking and drive one-on-one followup conversations.


6:00 pm: Awards Banquet and Fireside Chat, Ballroom

Enjoy a 3-course meal followed by a fireside chat and UVC's Annual Awards recognizing Deal of the Year (Presented By Ernst & Young) and the Dave Ahlers Award for Master Ecosystem Builders. 

8:30 pm: Unwind at the Fire Bar

Join us outside at the Fire Bar for informal mingling while enjoying the exceptional lake views.

Friday October 8


7:00 am - 9:00 am: Breakfast, Fenimore Room

Pre-planned activities with other attendees. We will organize options for those that want to play a round of golf, head to a museum, or simply relax at the spa.

9:00 am: Networking, Iroquois Room

10:00 am: Session II: Entrepreneur Leaders & Ecosystem Building, Iroquois Room

    • Culture and Talent
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    • Collaboration in the Hybrid Workplace
    • Giving First


12:00 pm: Lunch, Fenimore Room

Enjoy a sit-down lunch and presentation from Rochester-based artist and community activist Shawn Dunwoody on how creative actions can transform Upstate NY communities.

1:30 pm: Group tours of Cooperstown's museums.

Upstate Venture Connect
235 Harrison Street, #41,
Syracuse, NY 13202

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