Member Investors

Point Positive member investors, Rich Shapiro and Lindy Ellis, in Ken Visser's lab at Clarkson University. Ken is the founder of Ducted Wind Turbines.

Point Positive member investors care deeply about the Adirondacks and are part of a select group of seasoned business leaders with tremendous expertise and networks dedicated to building opportunity and inspiring innovation through shared due diligence and smart investing.

The group meets with vetted entrepreneurs for pitch sessions twice a year (Summer and Fall).  Decisions to invest or not are up to each investor and the time commitment is tailored to preference – member investors can:

    • lead
    • mentor
    • advise
    • monitor
    • invest

Investments are made on an individual basis in fully vetted, promising ventures across multiple industry sectors.  Investments committed to entrepreneurs brought to members through Point Positive are assessed a modest percentage of their investment (2%) in order to support Point Positive’s overall operations.  In addition, member investors are charged an annual membership fee that allows them to participate in Point Positive’s research and due diligence and to attend the semi-annual pitch sessions.

Our members are active investors - who contribute their time and experience, as well as offer introductions to valuable contacts essential to a funded company's success.

Melinda L. Little, Coordinator
PO Box 1281, Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Phone: (518) 354-0202