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Managing Risk and Strategic Growth: Startups & Growth-Oriented Companies

April 26, 2018: 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Upstate Capital and the Center for Economic Growth are co-hosting an event on April 26th in Albany, for startups and growth-oriented companies.  You will explore best practices and lessons learned in managing risk for startups, launch and scaling for established companies. Participants will include entrepreneurs, company executives, investors and business leaders from across the region. REGISTER TO ATTEND >>>

Keynote Address: Investing in Cybersecurity

Roselle Safran, based in Washington DC, President of Rosint Labs and Entrepreneur-In-Residence with Antecedent Ventures, Brooklyn NY. Roselle was previously the Cybersecurity Operations Branch Chief at the Executive Office of the President, where she managed the 24×7 security operations center that protected and defended the White House’s network.

Breakout Sessions:

(1) The Investor Perspective
This breakout session will feature panelist discussing: Managing Risks when Investing in a Startup

Speakers: Karthik Bala, Velan Ventures, Dick Frederick, ENYA & Vikram Agrawal, Agrawal Holdings
Moderator: Todd Tidgewell, Nixon Peabody

(2) Insuring Success
This breakout session will feature panelist discussing: Risk Management Considerations for Entrepreneurs

Speakers: Lorraine Emerick, Marshall & Sterling, Eric Leander, the Wagoner Firm, & Francisco Merced-Cancel, Grant Thornton
Moderator: Jim Lozano, CFO for Hire

(3) Recruiting & Managing a Great Team 
This breakout session will feature panelist discussing: Leadership Skills and Talent Planning.

Speakers: Paul Gilkerson, Hobbes and Town, Miriam Dushane, Linium Recruiting & Nehme Frank, nfrastructure
Moderator: Rick D’Errico, Transfinder

(4) Growth After $1M
This breakout session will feature panelist discussing: Lessons learned in taking companies from $1M to exit.

Speakers: Mike Stamas, Greycastle, April Ulrich, KeyBank & Nick Preddice, Affinity Group
Moderator: Dave Wojeski, Wojeski and Co

Event Schedule

2:00PM – Registration & Networking | 3:00PM – Breakout Sessions
5:00PM – Keynote Address | 5:45PM – Networking

Registration is Open!

Regular tickets are $75. Upstate Capital Members save over 50% with tickets @ $35. Discounted tickets also available for students, entrepreneurs, CEG members and Rensselaer County Chamber of Commerce. Let us know you’re coming and we’ll send a registration code.



April 26, 2018
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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