We've been working with the Launch NY team and their expertise coupled with investment has moved RepHike in the right direction.”

Shashank Roy Co-Founder and CEO RepHike
Zack Schneider Partner Agency15

This investment we have received, in addition to the mentoring from Launch NY, will help us improve the senior placement experience for families. Ideally, this will lead to more seniors finding the right home and care in Western New York.”

Will Zacher Co-Founder Willow

Launch NY was pivotal in starting my business from idea conception to funding. I truly believe that this progression would not have been successful without the assistance of my EIR, Ed Bizari, and the excellent advice and guidance that he provided.”

Steven Mohnkern Co-Founder Nivitus

EagleHawk would not be where it is today without the support of Launch NY. The coaching and the mentorship provided early on helped us position our business to raise capital. Then when we started to raise capital, Launch NY’s commitment was seen as a vote of confidence and helped us secure commitments from other angel investors. We feel very fortunate to be a part of the Launch NY family.”

Patrick Walsh Co-Founder and CEO EagleHawk

Launch NY not only helps startups with cash investments, but they also have a wealth of knowledge in business, and manufacturing. We are in contact with someone from their team almost weekly regarding various topics. The mentorship has helped us to set the groundwork for our next investment round. The follow-on investment will enable us to ruggedize our product in preparation for operational exercises with upstate fire departments in July."

Patrick O’Connor CEO 3AM Innovations

Let’s be honest, raising money is very difficult for any startup. Upstate NY is not Silicon Valley or NYC, so it can be even more difficult to raise here. Launch NY provided access to investment capital when we needed it the most. Launch NY’s investment was the first made in our current round. This investment enabled EMPEQ to show other investors that a reputable institutional investor had already committed to the round. Their initial investment, mentoring, and networking capabilities has enabled EMPEQ to grow to next growth stage in our business."

Herbert Dwyer CEO EMPEQ

This investment has provided us enough runway to accomplish our first post-launch milestone of delivering value to our first two cohorts of clients. With this funding, we are able to service our earliest clients the right way by spending our time digging in and learning so that we can build an even better customer-focused product.”

Chris Miano CEO and Founder MemoryFox

Launch NY got us over that hurdle. We saw that we needed to rebrand, and without Launch NY’s help we would not have been able to do it. Without that funding our company would not have taken off. I know I can call Steve (Steve Nicosia is her EIR) with any questions or for advice. Originally I knew I needed funding to rebrand and get new distribution. Steve got me ready to pitch and is continuously helping me make connections in the industry.”

Michele Liddle Founder The Perfect Granola