January 25, 2019
Launch NY Reflects on a Year Filled with Partnerships, Projects, & Purpose
Buffalo, N.Y., January 24, 2019 – Launch New York (Launch NY), Upstate New York’s first and only venture development organization to help provide pro bono mentoring and capital access to high-growth potential startup businesses across the 27 westernmost counties of the state, has had a banner 2018. This year has been marked with several high-profile grants and collaborations with prominent organizations that have directly resulted in helping regional businesses, neighborhoods, and economies achieve financial success.
“We’ve seen firsthand through our unique model of providing pro bono mentoring from seasoned entrepreneurs and providing startups with seed funding, there have been ripple effects across the region,” said Marnie LaVigne, President and CEO, Launch NY. “With the generous support we’ve received from our corporate partners and government stakeholders, we are able to build a marketplace for investors who are looking to Invest Local.We are creating a network for those who are passionate about this region and the opportunity startups can provide for our economy.”