StartFast Demo Day – August 16th

I will be joining more than 100 angels and VCs for StartFast Demo Day in Syracuse on August 16, 2012. This year’s cohort includes eight high growth startups from around the world who will present their business cases for investment.  This event should be one of the largest gatherings of angel investors, serial entrepreneurs and venture capitalists in Upstate’s history.  Demo Day details and online registration (free) are at

StartFast Venture Accelerator ( is a private investor backed program that is bringing the most promising Internet and mobile software startups to our region each summer.   Full disclosure:  Cayuga Venture Fund is a StartFast investor.

The eight teams were selected from over 320 prospects worldwide and have spent the past three months building their products and refining their business models under the guidance of more than 80 mentors who are also successful entrepreneurs and investors.

I am hoping that you share my belief that entrepreneurship and private capital investment are the keys to creating a better future for our community in Upstate.  Demo Day offers a wonderful opportunity to grow your personal network, celebrate our region’s emerging entrepreneurial community and get a first glimpse at companies that have the potential to make a big impact!

I look forward to seeing you in Syracuse on August 16!


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