StartFast Ventures


I co-founded StartFast in 2012, built on structured best in class program pioneered by TechStars and is funded entirely with private capital. Participating investors get a small equity stake in each company participating in the program.

Launching StartFast was an initiative coming out of Upstate Venture Connect as it has helped not only get more private investors Upstate engaged in helping startups but also a great mechanism to engage a wide range of our most talented high tech resources, both local and nationwide.

I’m interested in people who:

  • Are launching a startup team that could be a candidate to participate in our Syracuse based accelerator program
  • Are experienced entrepreneurs (or have skills and relationships relevant for emerging tech related startups) that would consider mentoring opportunities to support Upstate startup companies, including from a distance.
  • May be interested in more information about how to invest in curated startups – either on a single company or portfolio basis.

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