March 27, 2018
First Cross Regional Assessment Reveals Entrepreneurship Gaps Calling For Private Sector Engagement and Collaboration
Upstate New York, March 27, 2018 – Launch New York (Launch NY), Upstate New York’s first and only venture development organization (VDO) to provide pro bono mentoring and capital access to high-growth potential startup businesses across the 27 westernmost counties of New York State, today announced results of its first cross regional assessment of entrepreneurship. The study included an analysis of the advanced manufacturing sector as well as grass roots to high growth entrepreneurship resources. It was conducted by NYC-based Endeavor Insight and is being supported by funding and engagement from The Kauffman Foundation and Launch NY, who leveraged a grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation. The Kauffman Foundation funding for this project is the first of its kind from the Foundation in the Western New York area and brings with it internationally-recognized survey methods developed by global leaders in entrepreneurship.