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Nasir Ali

Advisor Syracuse, New York Area, US

Managing Director, StartFast Venture Accelerator and Co-Founder and CEO, Upstate Venture Connect. Princeton grad.

Managing Director, StartFast Venture Accelerator and Co-Founder and CEO, Upstate Venture Connect. Princeton grad.

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Upstate Venture Connect
New Think, Inc.


Managing Director StartFast Venture Accelerator December 2011 - present
Co-Founder and CEO Upstate Venture Connect March 2010 - present
Member and Executive Director Seed Capital Fund of CNY, LLC October 2007 - present
Director 2010 - 2013
President The Tech Garden May 2004 - March 2010
Associate Booz Allen Hamilton January 2002 - March 2004
CoFounder and President Writerspoint January 2001 - January 2002
Founder and CEO New Think, Inc. October 1999 - January 2001
Sr. Associate MGA, Inc. December 1996 - October 1999
Sr. Consultant, Environmental Business & Strategy Arthur D. Little October 1991 - December 1996


Yale University - Yale School of Management Finance and Operations Management 1989 - 1991
Princeton University Physics 1984 - 1988

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Green
  • • Media
  • • Content
  • • Movies/Film
  • • News
  • • TV

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Chuck Stormon
We worked together  •  Board Director and Lead Investor, SwipeToSpin and Managing Director, StartFast Venture Accelerator.
Nasir knows everyone.

Brad Treat
We worked together  •  Instructor, Ithaca College. Previously Founder & CEO, Mezmeriz, SightSpeed, Anthello. Graduate of Cornell & North Carolina State.
Brad understands all aspects of launching, funding, scaling and exiting high growth businesses. He is a naturally gifted instructor with a p ... assion for helping other entrepreneurs learn the ins and outs of the startup journey.

Ken Kaisen
Managing Director, Computer Aid, Inc. and Cofounder and Chairman, Billmizer, LLC. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute grad.
Ken is a great advisor because he has been there and done that...many times over. His understanding spans tech and management in startups an ... d Fortune 500 companies. He has a love of innovation and a true passion to help first time entrepreneurs.

Nikhil Thakur
They're my advisor  •  Co Founder, MDTrax, LLC and Orthopaedic Surgeon - Adult Spine Reconstruction, SUNY Upstate Medical University.
Nikhil brings very strong healthcare industry knowledge and a keen understanding of the customer pain points. He is also able to work really ... well with his technical team.