Marnie LaVigne Ph.D., President and CEO of Launch NY, was recently recognized in the Buffalo Business First’s Power 150 Women list. Her work has supported over 1,100 startups, with a portfolio including 45% women and/or minority–led businesses, creating support for more than 4,000 jobs in Upstate NY among companies who have attracted more than $740M in capital to the region and generated more than $110M in product revenues.
After serving as the Chair for the New York State Economic Development Council (NYSEDC) for since May 2018, Marnie LaVigne is capping off her tenure at the NYSEDC Virtual Annual Meeting by moderating the keynote panel “The Innovation Economy: Leveraging Technology Through Academia to Aid COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery Efforts” featuring three powerhouse female leaders from across the country, including Heather Hage from SUNY Research Foundation, on September 2nd at 2:15pm! – Register Here
Marnie will be part of the esteemed judge’s panel at the ROC the Room Startup Grind Pitch Battle tomorrow, August 27th from 5-6:30 pm, so please join this exciting virtual competition!