We use our entrepreneurial expertise to help people, businesses, and communities achieve their full potential. We catalyze the creation of economically resilient and vibrant communities through investing in and supporting entrepreneurs, private enterprise, and social impact programs.

Core Values

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Our Vision

Uplifting people, businesses, and communities to achieve their full potential.


Our Mission

Catalyze community building through investing in and supporting entrepreneurs, private enterprise, and social impact.

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Our Core Values

What it takes, from concept to traction.

Passionate About the Mission

  • Find and pursue the positive
  • Collaborate as a team across the entire organization
  • Look for opportunities to contribute


  • Take ownership
  • Focus on execution and exceed expectations
  • Embrace change and inspire others to brave the unknown
  • Overcome obstacles by finding solutions

Community & People First

  • Treat others with respect
  • Give first -- without expecting anything in return
  • Bring out the best in each other
  • Remain life-long learners, self-aware and open to input


  • Do the right thing, in the right way, and for the right reasons
  • Promote transparency
  • Communicate openly and honestly

Force For Good

When an individual reaches their full potential, it uplifts the entire community. Proof of what can be done by thinking differently, striking the right connections, learning from trustworthy guides, and following through with vim and vigor.

If they can do it, why not you?

And so it grows. A rippling from person to person, business to business, until a community transforms and performs for generations. We are applying our expertise in empowering entrepreneurship in startups to empower entire communities to build and flourish for generations.

Local focus, local impact

Roots in Upstate New York, success in Silicon Valley, a worldwide network to help you grow.

A team of independent thinkers

Working hard to help fellow changemakers find their tribe.

Trustworthy and moving quickly

A proven track record in making connections that unlock new levels of opportunity.

I’m proud to be a part of UpVentures because we’re action-oriented in addition to being community-oriented. We don’t…

Andrea B.

I chose UpVentures for its unwavering support of my creativity, commitment to excellence, and genuine focus on…

Dean Gaylord

Dean G.

Stronger together as a team, smarter together as a team means bigger impact for our partners.

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Peggy O.

Making an impact is hard. UpVentures provides an opportunity to make an impact locally, regionally and internationally.

Chris Cochran

Chris C.

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