Upstate Venture Connect (UVC) is excited to announce that Marc Randolph, Co-Founder of Netflix, will be the featured speaker at the 2018 Upstate Unleashed Conference . The conference will be held on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at The Oncenter in Syracuse, NY. Last year, more than 350 entrepreneurs and startup supporters
from across Upstate NY and beyond attended this sold out event. After graduating from Hamilton College, Marc became a veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneur, executive mentor and angel investor. Marc co-founded the online movie and television streaming service, Netflix, in 1996. He served as the company’s
CEO, and was a member of its board of directors until his retirement in 2004.
In a four decade entrepreneurial career, Marc has founded
multiple successful companies, including Looker Data Science
(2012), IntegrityQA (1995) and MicroWarehouse (1988). “I am
excited to return to Upstate NY, to visit the Hamilton campus, and to engage the next generation
of entrepreneurs who are transforming the region’s economy,” he said.
Since leaving Netflix, Marc has been helping other entrepreneurs individually and through his
public speaking engagements. According to Marc, “What’s fascinating is that the process of
speaking about it forces you to figure out – how does this work? How do you find out what the
common elements of success are in starting something – in building something new?”
According to UVC Founder, Martin Babinec, “It’s our pleasure to welcome Marc Randolph back
to Upstate NY. His creative vision and tolerance for risk have fundamentally transformed the
landscape of our world through technology. By sharing his story, Marc will provide our region’s
creatives and doers with inspiration to push forward on their journeys to build great companies in
Upstate NY, and fuel our region’s economy through entrepreneurship.”
This year’s Upstate Unleashed Conference also features TED-style talks and the opportunity to
meet some of the top CEOs at the helm of Upstate NY’s fast-growing companies, as well as how
our region’s high-growth companies are transforming our economy, and creating opportunities to
retain our talented college graduates. Early bird tickets are now available at
The winners of the 2018 Upstate Venture Ecosystem Awards will also be announced at this
year’s conference. Community members can nominate their favorite startup community leaders
here: uvc.org/awards-nominations-2018 .
Interview opportunities prior to, and after the event, are available with our speakers, sponsors
and award winners. Please contact email@example.com to arrange interviews.
Upstate Venture Connect ( UVC ) is a 501c3 public nonprofit creating an entrepreneur-led startup
ecosystem for Upstate NY. Our mission is to connect and empower Upstate NY entrepreneurs
with the resources for building high-growth companies. Since 2010, UVC has helped launch six
angel funds and four startup accelerators. UVC also hosts a region-wide events calendar, online
startup map and a communications platform that reaches over 16,000 founders and startup
supporters. In 2014, UVC launched the UNY50 Leadership Network, an invitation-only network
of individuals who have experienced the startup world roller coaster. These leaders are
committed to helping build the next great Upstate companies. Learn more at http://uvc.org and
here’s how entrepreneurs can benefit from our efforts: http://uvc.org/resources .
Upstate Venture Connect