Thursday January 19, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST
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Mount Saint Mary College - Aquinas Hall 
330 Powell Ave
Newburgh, NY 12550
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Noa Simons 
Upstate Venture Association of New York, Inc. 

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2017 Annual Celebration 

Please join us for UVANY's 2017 Annual Celebration, an event featuring Upstate New York investors, entrepreneurs, later stage company executives, and this year, keynote speaker Mary Stuart Masterson talking about the growing film/media production industry in Upstate New York.

First, we'll honor winners of the Most Interesting Deals of 2016 done across New York state, including seed, venture and private equity investments.  Then, with an inspiring look ahead to 2017, Mary Stuart will talk about her work building the film/tv/media production industry upstate.
  • Celebrate Investment Successes. Company executives and investors will highlight key investments made in 2016, including the newly launched Hudson Valley Startup Fund
  • Hear from Mary Stuart Masterson.  She will share her vision for Stockade Works, growing the film/tv/media production industry in Upstate New York in 2017
  • Make Connections. Network with angel, venture and private equity investors, service providers, company executives and entrepreneurs from across the state
5:00 Registration and networking
5:30 UVANY Welcome & MSMC President Dr. David Kennett
5:45 2016 Awards + Company/Investor Presentations
6:15 Mary Stuart Masterson, Stockade Works
6:30 Networking

Stay tuned for details on the investors and companies that are in the running for Most Interesting Deals of 2016! (And if you want to toss a company into the running, let us know here.)

Tickets are $60 until January 6, 2017, and then increase to $75.  Members can save 25% by requesting a special access code. Join UVANY today and get a free ticket.  Benefits of membership include access to a statewide network of investors, companies and transaction professionals, deal flow information and more.

About Mary Stuart Masterson: Mary Stuart Masterson’s film, TV and theater career, includes roles in At Close Range,Some Kind of Wonderful, Immediate Family [National Board of Review Award], Fried Green Tomatoes, Benny and Joon, and the Broadway musical, Nine [Tony Award nomination].

Mary Stuart directed The Cake Eaters, starring Kristen Stewart, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2007 and was released in 2009. It was awarded audience and jury prizes at numerous film festivals. She also produced Tickling Leo, released in 2009.

Currently, after a long hiatus to “produce” her family, Mary Stuart is launching Stockade Works (www.stockadeworks.com) a net zero media arts complex and production company in Kingston, New York whose mission is: Making Local Work.  Through their annual Crew Boot Camp, Stockade Works will offer training to diverse, underemployed Hudson Valley residents in motion picture and new media production.  Their first Crew Boot Camp is slated for 2017 in preparation for their first TV pilot, Kids Like Us.  

With her husband, Jeremy Davidson, she is co-founder of Storyhorse Documentary Theater: a collection of multi-media theater pieces based on transcribed interviews focusing on topical issues in the Hudson Valley. www.storyhorsetheater.org

Did you know that the largest number of transactions occurred in the Hudson Valley in 2016, according to Pitchbook?  Become a member of UVANY and get all the details, every quarter, included in your membership.  Learn more about joining UVANY.  Signing up now will get you a free ticket!