Investors’ Circle visited The Tech Garden and its members last month to learn more about what startup companies exist within Central New York and to grow their presence in the area. Investors’ Circle is an early-stage impact investing network. The Circle includes angel investors, venture capitalists, foundations, and family offices. Collectively they have invested over $200 million into more than 300 enterprises dedicated to improving the environment, education, health, and community.
Investors’ Circle met with several entrepreneurs including Adam Milam with Heliohex, a horticulture LED-lighting technology company, and Fuz Eller with Euphony, a company that specializes in flexible speech synthesis technologies for areas such as simulation environments, speech therapy applications, and computer-based training voice overs. Both companies have already taken advantage of funding programs like The Germinator where Euphony won $100K and Grants for Growth where Heliohex was awarded $150K.
Providing more funding and investment opportunities to members is crucial for the success and scaling of their technology and is a major priority at The Tech Garden. To learn more about what funded programs are offered to startup visit, www.thetechgarden.com/programs. To learn more about Investor's Circle click here, http://investorscircle.net/.
Photo Caption (from top left): Ethan Durham, Good People Energy Technologies; Devin Morgan, Good People Energy Technologies; Adam Milam, Heliohex; and Fuz Eller, Euphony; Gary Williams, G.E. Williams Management; Jill Newbold, Director of Business Development, Investors' Circle; and Alan Bernstein, President, Investors' Circle New York Local Network.