Empowering the New Rochester NY. Supporting the Creative Class. Breaking down boundaries.

RocGrowth Candids 2019-07-10 * Nasir Ali & Marnie LaVigne * Entrepreneurial Leaders

A healthy entrepreneurial ecosystem is led and driven by entrepreneurs. We are fortunate to have many individuals who appreciate the importance of “paying it forward” and supporting other entrepreneurs throughout the Upstate region. Nasir Ali, CEO of Upstate Venture Connect and Managing Director of StartFast Venture Accelerator, and Marnie LaVigne, CEO of Launch NY. Both Nasir and Marnie have had successful entrepreneurial careers, prior to launching their current organizations. They are both firmly committed to supporting the ecosystem through creating connections, mentorship and providing capital.