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Feb
22
Wed
BACC Lunch & Learn Series – Navigating the Patent Process @ Albany Medical College, S103B, S Building
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Inviting all entrepreneurs, researchers, and physicians to join the Biomedical Acceleration and Commercialization Center (BACC) to our next brown bag Lunch & Learn Series event on February 22nd. The topic of Navigating the Patent Process will be presented by Naresh Kannan, an Associate IP Attorney at Barclay Damon in the firm’s Albany Office. Mr. Kannan will take us through several mock patent processes to provide an anecdotal overview of the timeframe, costs and milestones in pursuing patent protection for your ideas.

Naresh Kannan’s specific focus is on patent prosecution and litigation. His experience spans numerous technical fields, including software, telecommunications, semiconductor fabrication, optics and medical devices. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Albany Law School where he was named Sponsler Honors Fellow. He also served as a teaching assistant for Federal Civil Procedure, and won The Intellectual Property Prize. He is admitted to practice in New York State and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Date: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 – 12 PM to 1 PM
Location: S103B, S building – located on the Myrtle Avenue side of the Medical College (see map below)

Contact Nadia Roumanos at roumann@mail.amc.edu or 518-264-3590 with additional questions.

PreForm Rehearsal
Feb 22 @ 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Main hall – See the description on the Feb 24th event for details.

Pitch Workshop @ Binghamton University's Fleishman Center, UU 133A
Feb 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Pitch Workshop @ Binghamton University's Fleishman Center, UU 133A

Start Up Entrepreneur, Bill Howe of Vehware will give you tips and tricks on how to deliver the best elevator pitch whether it’s pitching yourself for an interview, a new business idea or an existing business. A good elevator pitch should last no longer than a short elevator ride of 20 to 30 seconds. They should be interesting, memorable, and succinct.

TVGS Community Night
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Welcome to the Tech Valley Game Space Community Night! Updates from the community are encouraged! Volunteer for events at the TVGS and around the area to be a part of making them a reality for everyone. If you want to be in the know, and get involved, then this is the meeting to attend! If you have a project that you need help with, this is also the time to request any assistance from the community! The TVGS has a goal to help create local games, and there are multiple projects ongoing. Use your skills and help make games! Each month, we hold a “shark tank” session, where anyone with a game idea was invited to present a five minute pitch. The pitches were then voted on by attendees, and a team of TVGS volunteers have been working together over the intervening month to develop the concept that received the most votes into a working prototype. Now that a full month has elapsed, the progress that was made on the winning project will be presented. The team will share their results at this meeting, and provide time for feedback and questions. Participants at this event will again have a chance to pitch a game idea, all for an opportunity to lead a group of TVGS volunteers in a team effort to develop that idea into a functional prototype over the month ahead. We do need to limit the total number of pitches for scheduling purposes. Therefore, if you wish to participate in the event, we ask that you please RSVP in advance using the registration form: goo.gl/forms/bffPovTE9jG58XLh2

Feb
23
Thu
Solutions Forum for NYS Manufacturers @ thINCubator
Feb 23 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Solutions Forum for NYS Manufacturers @ thINCubator | Utica | New York | United States

Get registered for the Solutions Forums matchmaking forum where manufacturers and product developers meet hand-picked FuzeHub Resources to discuss specific business and technical challenges. Connect to resources for technology commercialization, innovative solutions & business growth.

CNY Drone Club
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Are you curious about drones? Multirotors? UAVs? Drone Racing? Aerial Photography? FPV? Designing and flying your own aircraft? Join us and we can share what we know, demonstrate our latest projects, and even fly together!

Writers Workshop
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Words are falling from our fingers like leaves off the autumn trees. We get together, eat, drink, schmooze and share, but, mostly we write. Like mad. With a focused productivity every participant finds gratifying and surprising.  6-6:30 potluck and schmooze, 6:30-8:30 writing. 8:30-9:00 share or enjoy the share.  Who’s in. This is every other week, pretty much indefinitely.

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Writers Workshop
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Words are falling from our fingers like leaves off the autumn trees. We get together, eat, drink, schmooze and share, but, mostly we write. Like mad. With a focused productivity every participant finds gratifying and surprising. 6-6:30 potluck and schmooze, 6:30-8:30 writing. 8:30-9:00 share or enjoy the share. Who’s in. This is every other week, pretty much indefinitely.

Stitch & Sip Open Crafting at the Center of Gravity
Feb 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Bring your own project (sewing, knitting, needlework…or hey, anything portable) and a beverage for a fun evening stitching and sipping in good company. The CoG provides an empty table, well-lighted work space and electricity, as well as witty banter and camaraderie. No instructor, craft along with fellow Makers. Free to members, $5 cash fee at check-in for non-members. (Membership has its privileges, join the Center of Gravity to access our awesome equipment, including sewing machines!)

Stitch & Sip Open Crafting at the Center of Gravity
Feb 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Bring your own project (sewing, knitting, needlework…or hey, anything portable) and a beverage for a fun evening stitching and sipping in good company. The CoG provides an empty table, well-lighted work space and electricity, as well as witty banter and camaraderie. No instructor, craft along with fellow Makers. Free to members, $5 cash fee at check-in for non-members. (Membership has its privileges, join the Center of Gravity to access our awesome equipment, including sewing machines!)

BGS Project Night
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join BGS for an open night of free coworking! Bring your workstation with you and set up shop for the night to work on your current game project, or start a new one with other developers and artists! Get input from peers on your game, gain knowledge from experts, and help out beginners as all work towards making awesome games. BGS Project Night is a free and open to the public event.

Feb
24
Fri
RIT Graduate Research Symposium & Showcase @ RIT - CIMS 2120 - 2140
Feb 24 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
RIT Graduate Research Symposium & Showcase @ RIT - CIMS 2120 - 2140 | Rochester | New York | United States

Experience the breakthrough work graduate students conduct.

Presentations and full gallery of posters

Luncheon Keynote Speaker: Chrysa Charno
Chrysa Charno has been a practicing Physician Assistant for 13 years in the fields of orthopedics, internal medicine, plastic surgery, dermatology, emergency medicine and urgent care. She first came to RIT as a transfer student into the Physician Assistant Program and graduated with honors in 2003. Her passion for learning brought her back to continue her education and she graduated from the Saunder’s School of Business with an MBA concentrating in Entrepreneurship. She continues to have a passion for student education through teaching and preceptorships and started the first endowment scholarship for Physician Assistant students. In 2012 she was the first PA and first alumnus to be awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award for 2011 for the new College of Health Sciences and Technology. Chrysa lives in Webster with her husband Jason, a teacher and varsity girls basketball coach and three children Ryan (6), Matilynn (4) and Taylor (1).

View the schedule and register to attend

Interactive Showcase @ Troy Night Out
Feb 24 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our monthly Troy Night Out with The Arts Center continues with an exhibition of locally created games.  Macs and PCs will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The showcase is free and open to everyone, and we welcome you to show off games that are in any state of completion. So bring along your project for some playtesting and feedback, or just stop by and join in the fun!
If you have any questions about the showcase, feel free to leave a comment here or send a message to info@techvalleygamespace.com.

PreForm Performance
Feb 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Main Hall at the TVCOG during Feb Troy Night Out. This is a sponsored project being administered through the TVCOG and led by David Allen.

BGS Arcade
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Ever miss the days of stuffing all of your friends into one room and doing nothing but playing games all night until you pass out? So do we! Join us at the Buffalo Game Space for a relaxing evening of games and good times with friends. We have multiple consoles, PCs and arcade cabinets hooked up throughout the space for you to enjoy, including games made right here in Buffalo! If you want to play something specific, feel free to bring your own consoles and games as well. Not in the mood for video games? No problem! Bring your tabletop games to indulge your card collecting, dungeon running urges. BGS Arcade is a free and open to the public event.

Feb
25
Sat
TVGS Volunteer Coordination Meeting
Feb 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Everything we do at Tech Valley Game Space (TVGS) is enabled by our enthusiastic members and volunteers. We are so grateful for your support, and we’re always striving to find new ways to leverage our collective energy to help the Capital Region game dev community thrive. We believe that the key to doing that is empowering all of you to take on a more active role in helping our local game development scene grow and flourish. With that in mind, we want to invite everyone to attend our volunteer coordination meeting. Many of you have been asking how you can get more involved with our group efforts, and this meeting will be a great chance to do just that. We’ve done so many great things together, and there’s no limit to what we can accomplish as long as we remain dedicated to improving. So, let’s get organized!

Feb
27
Mon
Upstate Metalworkers Meeting
Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This is the monthly meeting of the Upstate Metalworkers. There will be some social time, announcements, show and tell of current projects and a demonstration to be determined (will be announced on the Facebook page prior to the meeting). This is open to all COG members that are interested. For more information, contact steve.nordhauser@gmail.com.

Feb
28
Tue
Hardware Accelerator Application Deadline @ Rev: Ithaca Startup Works
Feb 28 all-day

We help inventors become entrepreneurs

ABOUT


The Rev Hardware Accelerator supports people who want to turn their product ideas into businesses. Our programs draw on the growing hardware ecosystem in our region and the exciting resources for R&D and innovation available right here in Ithaca.

Spend the summer in Ithaca turning your invention into a business. Rev offers a deep dive into hardware through an 11-week Rev Hardware Accelerator summer program that leads product teams through a process for determining if their ideas are commercially desirable, technologically viable, and economically feasible. Upon completion of our program, Hardware Alums are positioned to recruit team members, bring on partners, work with contract manufacturers, and pitch to investors.

Our innovative philosophy and method guide all of our hardware offerings. In addition to our summer program, Rev hosts a series of speakers + workshops to grow your network to thought leaders, industry experts, and successful startups. We also have a state-of-the-art prototyping lab that is open to Hardware Accelerator participants as well as Rev member companies.

More details ->

Tools and Services That Can Drive Your Business’s Profitability and Growth @ RIT Center for Urban Entrepreneurship
Feb 28 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Tools and Services That Can Drive Your Business’s Profitability and Growth @ RIT Center for Urban Entrepreneurship | Rochester | New York | United States

Join us for our February seminar!

Business Efficiencies: Tools and Services That Can Drive Your Business’s Profitability and Growth

We’ve come up with the ideal recipe for growing your business!

Follow technology expert, Cheryl Nelan, owner of CMIT Solutions of Monroe, as she describes proven strategic tools and services your business needs to grow quicker and attain higher efficiency levels.

Benefits
Discover free tools proven to grow today’s businesses.
Learn how to leverage cloud-based productivity products like Office 365 to streamline your business.
Explore the top services that protect your business and the tools behind them that keep your data safe and your employees productive.

Who should attend?
Business owners, CEOs, CIOs, Technical Managers.

Women Negotiations @ Rev: Ithaca Startup Works
Feb 28 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Women Negotiations: Asking For and Getting What You’re Worth

Why do women negotiate less than men? How do stereotypes and unconscious bias conspire to make negotiation a dangerous proposition for women? And more importantly, how can these be overcome – by individual women and their male and female managers? What are some of the basics of good negotiation (for anyone – male or female)? And are there any special tips to help make women more effective negotiators? During the session, these questions (and more) will be explored and addressed.

Dr. Susan Fleming is a Senior Lecturer at Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration with expertise in the areas of finance, insurance, business strategy, negotiation, organizational behavior and issues of gender diversity. She currently serves on the board of Virtus Investment Partners, Inc., a publicly traded asset management firm; and Endurance Specialty Holdings, Ltd., a publicly traded global insurance and reinsurance company. Before retiring from Wall Street in 2004, Susan was a Partner with Capital Z Partners, L.P., a $1.85 billion private equity fund focused on investing in the financial services sector and an Analyst in M&A at Morgan Stanley.

Doors open at 11:30am and presentations will start at Noon.

Ithaca Drupal Users Group Monthly Meetup
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us for our monthly Meetup. If you work with Drupal or are interested in learning more about it please come. Agenda

Lighting Talks Five minutes talks(with 5 minutes of questions if needed) on anything Drupal related. This could be about a specific Drupal site, a module, theme, distribution, method of tackling a problem, community event, etc. We are trying to get as many people as we can to do lighting talk.
20 Minute presentation

If you have idea for a presentation please leave it in the comments
Also if you have idea of something you would like to learn about let us know in the comments.

Monthly Organizer’s Meeting
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For too long there has been shroud of mystery on the inner workings of the RocPy organization! We would invite our fellow members to join us for our monthly organizer’s meeting!
We enjoy food, drink and most importantly, plan our upcoming meetings of RocPy.
This group would be nothing if not for your attendance and support, consider joining us!
Usually, it’s every 4th Tuesday of the month.

Social Night Potluck
Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Every Tuesday night we gather with food and conversation. Check this calendar for various themes.
This event is free and open to the public. No registration is needed.

Hack Night at Interlock
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Weekly meetup for Interlock Members (and their guests) to come and visit, work on their projects, or share what they’ve been working on. It’s open to visitors but the First Tuesday’s of the month are the best time to visit if this is your first time.

Intro to Unity, part 2
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Get an introduction to Unity, one of the most popular game engines in the world, in this two-part workshop series kicking off our first set of 2017 game development workshops! For more information on the BGS 2017 Workshop Series, visit http://blog.buffalogamespace.com/2017/02/13/bgs-2017-workshop-series/ Want to attend all our workshops? With the new Season Pass, now you can! For only $240, you can attend every workshop in the series AND get three months of Bronze-tier membership at BGS! Click here to get your Season Pass today! Cost:  • $40 for non-members  • $24 for Bronze Members  • $20 for Silver Members  • $10 for Gold Members

Zero To Maker Series – Fiber Arts / Crafts / Glass Cutting
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Zero To Maker series is a sequence of classes to introduce new members to key peices of equipment and training at the Center of Gravity. Members who need a refresher on the topic are also welcome to attend!

This week’s class will be an introduction to the fiber arts / crafts / galss cutting area available at the COG. Focus will be on the sewing machines, loom and embroidery machine, as well as crafting and glass cutting, and will be taught by Irene Purificato, the SRP for that zone.

Mar
1
Wed
RocGrowth Candids – Optimax Systems @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre
Mar 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
RocGrowth Candids - Optimax Systems @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre | Rochester | New York | United States

RocGrowth CandidsTM is a bi-monthly event featuring local entrepreneurs who share their personal stories and lessons learned on the path to building a successful business.

Our esteemed guests are Rick Plympton and Mike Mandina, CEO and President of Optimax Systems.  This optics company is no traditional success story.  The website states it well:  “We leverage our optics manufacturing technology for programs that benefit mankind and projects that defend our freedom.”  Rick and Mike have fostered a corporate culture that empowers and dignifies the 280 people who work there.  It’s nothing short of cutting edge…and fun.

We start and finish with informal kibitzing over drinks and hors d’oeuvres.  In between, we conduct an open interview, followed by Q&A, with our featured guests.  Attendance is limited to the first 100 RSVPs.

The event is free, thanks to our sponsor, Complemar. We request a $5 donation to our host, the non-profit Downstairs Cabaret Theatre.

Startup Tech Valley: Open Mic Night @ Revolution Hall at Brown's Brewing Company
Mar 1 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Startup Tech Valley is trying something NEW for March 1!

OPEN MIC NIGHT

Open to any business who needs help

3-minute pitches

No slides allows

MUST include an ask (how can the audience help?)

Sign up from 530-630PM on the night of the event

 

Mar
2
Thu
SUNY BEST @ Binghamton University Downtown Center
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

COLLEGE TOWN

112 years separate the birth of the City of Binghamton and the formation of what would later become Binghamton University. Today they are more intertwined than ever.

One definition of a college town is one where the university population dominates that of its host city, but it’s more than that. A college town is one where the university population and local population work together to make their area more prosperous for all. We find ourselves wondering how to maintain the charm and soul of our area that earned us the name “The Valley of Opportunity” all while changing from the influence of an over-growing, world-class university.

Hear what the area mayors have to say about town-grown relations.

College Town features Mayor Rich David (City of Binghamton), Mayor Greg Deemie (Village of Johnson City) and Mayor John Bertoni (Village of Endicott).

This is event is organized by SUNY BEST – State University of New York Business and Education, Cooperative of the Southern Tier.

Sponsors include #76West and StartFarm.

Register at http://tinyurl.com/bestmarch2017

Monthly Bitcoin Meetup
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm