March 3, 2022
Launch NY is growing!
As Upstate New York’s startup ecosystem continues to grow, so is Launch NY! We are adding three new positions to our team:
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Manager primary responsibilities include managing all activities related to the DEI mission and programming for the organization, which is committed to engaging traditionally underrepresented populations in the high-growth entrepreneurship arena, including founders, investors, and other key ecosystem roles. Engaging with internal and external stakeholders, the Manager researches, organizes, plans, delivers, monitors, and refines programming and policy matters working with the internal team. Secondary responsibilities include supporting other organizational functions related to finance, fundraising, grants administration, outreach and marketing, partner and vendor engagement and management, and related projects.
The Investor Network Manager’s primary responsibilities include managing all activities related to the Investor Network financing program, a digitally enabled investment program including companies raising capital and investors seeking to fund those companies. The Manager researches, organizes, plans, delivers, monitors, and refines the Investor Network working with the internal team. Secondary responsibilities include supporting other organizational functions related to finance, fundraising, grants administration, outreach and marketing, partner and vendor engagement and management, and related projects.
The Marketing Manager’s primary responsibilities include leading marketing communication and promotion for existing and new programs, services, and products, as well as special project assignments. Secondary responsibilities include supporting other organizational functions related to strategic planning, fundraising, grants administration, finance and investment programs, mentoring services, partner and vendor engagement and management, and related projects.
If you or someone you know are interested in the above positions please apply today!
About Launch New York
The mission of Launch New York, Inc. (Launch NY), the only U.S. Treasury-designated Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) directly providing venture funding to businesses in New York State, is to identify, support and invest in high-growth, high-impact companies that can transform the local economy and catalyze the entrepreneurial culture in the 27 counties comprising the western half of Upstate New York. Launch NY is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit venture development organization that promotes economic development through best practices, including high-quality pro bono business mentoring, while operating the most active seed fund in New York State that provides access to seed capital as part of an array of #InvestLocal financing programs designed to facilitate funding for investment-ready companies which have the promise to drive significant economic impact and jobs for our region.
Launch NY is headquartered in Buffalo and has co-locations with partner organizations in Binghamton, Ithaca, Rochester and Syracuse. Since 2012, it has served over 1,324 companies, has more than thirty experienced local entrepreneurs-in-residence and its National Mentor Network of 2,000 industry, business and investment experts. Launch NY has mentored companies, including 27% women-led and 27% minority-led startups, which have created 4,547 jobs, attracted over $1 billion in co-investment and follow-on capital after joining Launch NY and generated over $159 million in annual revenues.
Launch NY’s #InvestLocal Financing Programs include a nonprofit fund, for-profit limited partner fund and Investor Network. The Investor Network includes opportunities for accredited investors to fund Launch NY portfolio companies of their choice for as little as $10,000 starting with a free sign up to join a community of over 190 members. Those funded by Launch NY’s nonprofit fund, started in 2016, include 77 portfolio companies comprising 31% women-led and 27% minority-led, have created 438 jobs, attracted over $85 million after receiving funding from Launch NY and generated over $35 million in annual revenues. Launch NY also leads the premier Emerging Cleantech Opportunity (ECO) Incubator, one of six designated clean energy incubators sponsored by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), as well as the Founders Go Big program, an innovative diversity and inclusion initiative introduced in 2020.