June Newsletter

Dozens of Founders and Investors Connect: Highlights from Our Founders and Investors Breakfast

Last Friday, we hosted our first 2024 Founders and Investors Breakfast Celebration, the usual Buffalo-based kick off event for our third year of convening these ecosystem pioneers across Upstate NY. The event marked by the energy and enthusiasm of over 80 attendees, including representatives from more than 20 Launch NY portfolio and mentorship companies and investors in Launch NY’s Limited Partners Funds and/or Investor Network.

We were thrilled to see so many entrepreneurs and investors come together to share insights between and among attendees, while fostering new relationships, investments, and connection to resources that help the businesses grow. We will be hosting at least two more Founders and Investors Breakfast events this Fall, including one at the New York Innovation Summit on October 29th at the Syracuse Oncenter so please save the date as all Summit attendees we will be welcome to the breakfast. Please stay tuned for future invitations, and if you’re an accredited investor interested in our no cost sign up to join our network of 320+ members click HERE.


Download Launch NY’s 2023 Annual Report

Download our 2023 Annual Report, recapping accomplishments of our founders and Launch NY! This report encompasses success stories, statistics, financials, and more. Join us in celebrating our courageous entrepreneurs, committed investors and Launch NY’s transformative impact on entrepreneurship and economic growth. We appreciate your involvement in our journey and look forward to many more years of entrepreneurial success!


P1ston: NEW Featured Deal on Launch NY Investor Network

P1ston, a rapidly growing startup based in NY’s Capital Region, is the latest company to be featured on the Launch NY Investor Network. The Investor Network provides accredited investors with an easy way to invest in high-growth startups, like P1ston, from their laptop or tablet. P1ston, led by former manufacturing engineer and consultant P.J. Bellomo, offers an innovative B2B SaaS platform that addresses supply chain challenges for small- and mid-sized manufacturers and distributors. “We’re bringing the kind of tools used by Fortune 500 companies to small- and mid-sized businesses, saving them time and money and driving better results for their customers,” Bellomo said. Read the full press release below to learn more about P1ston and the investment opportunities available through Launch NY.


Current LNY Investor Network Deals

Edenesque – A plant-based dairy company, is now a featured investment opportunity for investors in Launch NY’s Investor Network! This Black woman-led business is backed by a $175,000 investment from Launch NY and has recently relocated its headquarters to Buffalo to facilitate its expansion.  Edenesque’s products are available in 100+ retail stores across NYC, are featured in corporate offices like Calvin Klein and Estée Lauder, and are set to hit the shelves at Whole Foods this year. Now is an excellent time for angel investors to explore what Edenesque has to offer.

P1ston – We’re thrilled to announce our 5th featured deal of 2024: P1ston, a B2B SaaS company that is revolutionizing the supply chain for small to medium-sized manufacturers and distributors. With 60% of their funding round already committed, you have an exclusive opportunity to invest through the Launch NY Investor Network for a minimum of $10K on the Launch NY Investor Network.

Get Started Today with our unique online accredited investor community with no membership fee and no obligation-to-invest sign up to see featured company due diligence files and more.

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