Launch NY COO selected as 2019 Community Catalyst by Upstate Venture Connect

Lindsay Karas Stencel honored for building most active seed fund in NYS, attracting more than 130 co-investors

Buffalo, N.Y., September 20, 2019 – Lindsay Karas Stencel, Chief Operating Officer and Fund Manager at Launch New York (Launch NY), Upstate New York’s first and only venture development organization to provide pro bono mentoring and capital access to high-growth startups across the 27 westernmost counties of the state, was selected in a competitive process by Upstate Venture Connect (UVC) for the 2019 Community Catalyst Award.

Launch NY Stencel UVC Winner Release