Angels and Startups – Building Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

Are you considering raising capital for your startup? Thinking about doing some (more) angel investing?   to learn about what’s happening in the Hudson Valley Startup community? Join us to hear lessons learned from experienced investors about how they select, invest in and work with entrepreneurs to build strong companies and generate returns.

On March 1, 2018 at SUNY New Paltz in the Hudson Valley, Upstate Capital is hosting an event to connect current and prospective angel investors, entrepreneurs and people interested in entrepreneurship, investing and the burgeoning Hudson Valley startup scene.

Experienced Investors
Chip Parmele, based in Princeton NJ, is a limited partner in several early stage funds, and has worked with numerous companies. He will discuss lessons learned for both investors and entrepreneurs, including the importance of alignment, fundamentals he looks for in potential investments, and what to think about when considering taking on outside investors.

Best Practices
Rami Katz created a proprietary deal scoring system at Excell Partners, the firm he helped launch in Rochester NY.  That scoring system is used by multiple firms to rank potential investment opportunities. Originally from Israel, Rami brings a combination of legal expertise and investment experience to share best practices for evaluating potential investments and working with entrepreneurs.

Growing Startups
The Hudson Valley and the rest of Upstate New York is home to many new and growing startups.  We’ll showcase a few of them at the startup showcase.  This is an opportunity to meet startup entrepreneurs and spenyou never know who you might meet at an Upstate Capital event!

Request an invitation to attend the regularly scheduled Hudson Valley Startup Fund meeting.  Attendees will be asked to sign in and observe rules for guests. It is an opportunity to see how the Hudson Valley’s member-managed angel fund operates.

Event Schedule
3:00PM – Registration + Networking + Startup Expo
4:00PM – Startup Pitches and Investor Conversations
5:00PM – Networking + Startup Expo
6:00PM – Hudson Valley Startup Fund Meeting (invited guests)

Members: $35 – let us know you’re coming and we’ll send a code.
Not yet a member? Tickets are $50 if you register before February 15, and $75 thereafter. Register today!
Membership benefits include member newsletters in your inbox and discount tickets to events. Learn more and join Upstate Capital.

Questions? Contact Bailey Burke at 781-710-9929 or


March 1, 2018 - 03:00 PM - 07:00 PM
SUNY New Paltz, 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz, NY 12561