Saratoga: 10th Annual Investor Forum &

Day at the Races


Somak Chattopadhyay

Armory Square Ventures

Dan Penberthy

Rand Capital

2:00 PM



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Thursday August 10, 2017


Startup Scene

Walking Tour

3:00 PM

See what's happening in downtown Saratoga

Managers of  funds formed over the past year are invited to host a table for meeting and greeting fellow investors and potential LPs

Saratoga History

Museum Tour

4:00 PM

Learn about this famous city and the people that built it

Enjoy Hattie's famous fried chicken and a signature cocktail while visiting old friends and meeting new ones

Continental breakfast at the Saratoga Hilton

Buffet lunch will be available in our private suite at the track

Keynote Address

12:00 PM

Racing starts at 1pm and lasts through the afternoon

Option for folks to hike Mount Marcy, the tallest mountain in New York State.  Enjoy a long but not technically difficult 15-mile hike (7 hrs round trip) for lunch at the summit (2-hr drive from Saratoga). 

Email Noa if you're interested and want details on what to bring.


7:00 AM

Go Big & Go Home 

Day Hike

An exclusive, invitation-only event to meet investors from across New York for intimate networking & curated programs for venture capitalists, middle market debt & equity investors, new fund managers, limited partners, venture-backed entrepreneurs & angel investors

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Choose Your Activity

Arrive and check-in at The Saratoga Hilton.  Special rate available through 7/5.

Happy Hour with New York's Newest Investors

5:30 PM

Welcome at the Canfield Casino

6:30 PM

Wednesday August 9, 2017

Breakfast at the hotel

8:00 AM

9:00 AM - Angel & Seed Panel
9:45 AM - Venture & Growth Equity Panel
10:30 AM - Venture-backed Entrepreneurs Panel

Meghan Cross

Red Bear Angels

Paul Hakim

Hudson Valley  Startup Fund

Rami Katz

Excell Partners

Dick Frederick

Eastern NY Angels

Jennifer Tegan

Cayuga Venture Fund

Brian Model

Stonehenge Growth Equity Partners

Brian Keil

New York Ventures

Aaron Newman


George Chamoun

ACV Auctions

Sinclair Schuller


Sinclair Schuller


George Daddis


Lindsay Stencel

Launch NY & NCT Ventures

Selected Middle Market Dealmakers

David Helgerson

Hamilton Lane

Ari David Kocen

Bluehenge Capital

Sam Ticknor

Union Hill Advisors

Randy Bianchi

Summer Street Capital

Mike Lasch

Pine Street Capital

Lunch at the track

11:30 AM

Hugh Johnson, of Hugh Johnson Advisors, studies the US economy and financial markets to guide the firm investment strategy.

To be announced

Post Time

1:00 PM

Friday August 11, 2017

Annual Sponsors


Event Sponsors

August 9-10, 2017

Panel Discussions at the Saratoga Hilton. Join angel, seed and venture capital investors and venture-backed entrepreneurs who've raised at least $20M for a morning of discussions dedicated to topics of interest for early stage and growth equity investors

Presenting Sponsor

Supporting Sponsor

Partner Sponsor

Dealmaking at the race track. The suite is open! Show up at your leisure to watch the horses warm up with other middle-market dealmakers. You'll get the list of attendees in advance to set up meetings.

Tim Wilson

Rochester Angel Network

Jack McGowan

Western New York Venture Association