March 2024 Newsletter

Celebrating Women’s History Month

This month and every month, we proudly celebrate the invaluable contributions of the women who are the foundation of Launch NY. From our President & CEO and Board Members to our Investor Network Manager, Program Managers, Senior Operations Manager, Operations Specialist, Legal, and Marketing teams, as well as our Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIRs) these remarkable individuals drive our organization’s success and embody our mission.

In honor of Women’s History Month, Launch NY is ending the month by hosting an upcoming event on March 28th from 12 – 1 PM that reflects our commitment to supporting and empowering women in the startup ecosystem. We’ll be hosting a thought-provoking roundtable discussion on women in startup and investing, featuring esteemed female investors who are investing in Upstate New York:

  • Juliet Lawrence, a member of Gaingels, the Houston Angel Network, and Launch NY’s Investor Network.
  • Holly Hubert, CEO of GlobalSecurityIQ, Angel Investor, and member of Launch NY’s Investor Network.
  • Maggie Dorn, Venture Partner at Motley Fool Ventures.
  • Mary Grove, Managing Partner at Bread and Butter Ventures.
  • Elisa Miller-Out, Founder and Managing Partner at Chloe Capital.
  • Marnie LaVigne, President, CEO, and Fund Manager at Launch NY.

This event aims to celebrate and foster the growth of women in startup investing. While only 16.1% of decision makers at US VC firms are women, their representation among angel investors has seen remarkable growth to 33.6% in 2021, as highlighted in Forbes. This informal discussion will feature angel and institutional investors at the seed and early stages.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be part of the conversation! Reserve your spot now and join us in driving change for women in the investment landscape.


Invest in UB Innovation & More: Join Our Investor Network for Exclusive Opportunities!

Ready to make an impact in Upstate NY startups? Delve into our Investor Network, home to over 315 members ready to propel local ventures to new heights!

Dimien, a trailblazing battery technology company spawned by UB, backed by Nobel prize-winning advisor Dr. Stanley Whittingham, has only $35K available for investors.

Meanwhile, PostProcess, a pioneering force in 3D printing post-processing solutions, is gearing up for a Series C round, with Launch NY offering members exclusive access to this opportunity.

Don’t miss your chance! Join our Investor Network today and be at the forefront of these exciting thrilling investment endeavors and beyond!

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Launch NY Rounds Out March with a Month full of Events!

March has been an invigorating month at Launch NY, packed with insightful and impactful events tailored to empower and educate entrepreneurs.

From our Shift 2.0 Webinar, exploring growth strategies for manufacturing companies, to our enlightening Strategic Tax Solutions session with Lumsden McCormick, our events are always designed to fuel innovation and success. We would like to thank everyone who attended.

As we approach the end of March, we encourage you to register for the Demystifying Startup Financials workshop, hosted this Wednesday, March 27th. Register now and gain essential insights to navigate the startup financial landscape from napkin notes to pro forma success. And stay updated for more events and news below!



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