Upstate Capital Connect collaborative launched to focus on WNY

  • May 6, 2019

Upstate Capital Connect is a collaborative among Excelsior Growth Fund, Launch NY, PathStone Enterprise Center, and Westminster Economic Development Initiative with support from JPMorgan Chase are supporting entrepreneurs in the Western New York Region.

Upstate Capital Connect provides a one-stop portal for business owners seeking funding or advice to help their business grow.

Upstate Capital Connect is meant to eliminate barriers to accessing capital and ensuring that every business owner is provided the opportunity to start, grow, and thrive.

Capital Connect brings together Excelsior Growth Fund (EGF), Launch New York, Inc. (Launch NY), PathStone Enterprise Center, Inc. and Westminster Economic Development Initiative (WEDI). We are local, nonprofit organizations committed to increasing business opportunities for low-income, minority, women and immigrant entrepreneurs.

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