Launch NY

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President and CEO, Marnie LaVigne, welcomes you to contact her at to learn more and discuss support opportunities.

Our mission is to identify, support and, invest in high-growth, high-impact companies and catalyze the entrepreneurial culture of Upstate New York through regional collaboration with ecosystem partners. As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization run by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, Launch NY uses nationally-recognized best practices to assist the most promising startup businesses across its 27-county region of Upstate NY.

Launch New York, Inc. is a charitable organization exempt from income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. Contributions to Launch New York, Inc. may be deductible as charitable contributions. Please consult your tax advisor.

Anyone may upon request obtain from Launch New York, Inc. or from the New York State Attorney General a copy of the last financial report filed by Launch New York, Inc. with the New York State Attorney General. The request should be addressed either to Launch New York Inc. at 77 Goodell Street, Suite 201, Buffalo, NY 14203 or to the New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau at 120 Broadway, 3rd floor, New York, New York 10271.

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