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Ownership Transition For Your Closely-Held Business @ Binghamton University, Innovative Technologies Complex
Dec 8 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Please join us for this half-day seminar covering important topics that will help you plan for the future of your business. Whether the transition is a result of a merger or reorganization, the sale of ownership interests to your employees and/or family members, the outright sale or a redemption of ownership on death, retirement or disability, closely-held business owners eventually face the complexities of ownership transition for all or a portion of their business. Our experts will provide an overview of the implications in developing an overall ownership transition plan that fits the needs of your company by addressing the critical issues of ownership transition, including tax, financial, insurance and legal challenges.

NYS Historic Preservation Awards
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

The NYS Historic Preservation Awards is an annual event held by the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation that recognizes outstanding achievements from across the state.  A list of awardees will become available a month prior to the events, with a subsequent announcement from the Governor’s office.

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Entrepreneurial Focus Presents Upstate Venture Connect @ The Tech Garden
Dec 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Entrepreneurial Focus Presents Upstate Venture Connect @ The Tech Garden | Syracuse | New York | United States

“Entrepreneurial Focus” Presents Upstate Venture Connect

Get to know what Upstate Venture Connect does and resources are available to Upstate NY entrepreneurs.

UVC Communications Director Kate Cartini will fill us in on the details and answer questions.

Bring your lunch. Dessert provided! Session adjourns at 1 PM, but feel free to stick around with your questions.

We’re also thrilled that Solon Quinn, TTG resident with Solon Quinn Studios / Photographer will be videotaping this program.

Hope to see you at this high value informational session.

Inaugural LES Western New York Chapter Event @ Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
Dec 8 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The newly formed Western New York Chapter of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) will host a kick-off program on Thursday, Dec 8, 2016.

Keynote speaker is Nasir Ali, CEO and Cofounder of Upstate Venture Connect and the Managing Director of StartFast Venture Accelerator. Nasir will speak about the State of Upstate New York Entrepreneurship & Relationship to Licensing.

Upstate has a history of companies that dominated world markets (Kodak, GE, IBM, to name a few). Learn about Upstate’s emerging startup ecosystem and the people helping entrepreneurs reach their full potential in Upstate NY.

The event will also feature a panel presentation by Doug Buerkle, Executive Director of NEXUS-NY Clean Energy Seed Accelerator. The presentation will include CEOs of startups emerging from NEXUS-NY, a proof-of-concept center chartered with catalyzing the commercialization of clean energy innovations discovered by New York researchers.

This panel will discuss the unique challenges associated with commercializing research-derived innovations, as well as discuss ways regional communities can work more effectively to overcome existing hurdles.

Panelists include:
Dr. Ryne Raffaelle – VP Research, RIT and cofounder Cellec Technologies
Dr. Gabriel Rodriguez – CEO, Ecolectro
Dr. Jon Owejan – Assistant Professor of Mech Eng, SUNY Alfred and CEO Phase Innovations

Join us for an afternoon of networking, relationship building, and professional development. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided.

Startup Drinks
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us once again for our monthly Startup Drinks meetup, where lots of interesting people get together to chat about their startups, startup ideas and side projects. We’ll be at our usual haunt – ROC Brewing – starting at 7PM.

Summit 2016: Igniting Compassion! Embracing GRIT! @ Binghamton University Downtown Center
Dec 9 – Dec 11 all-day

Attend Summit 2016: Igniting Compassion! Embracing Grit! on December 9-11 in Binghamton, NY to gain trans-disciplinary professional activities, multicultural and intergenerational perspectives to ensure improved health outcomes and quality of care of our families and individuals we assist. We invite our neighboring collaborative communities to participate! Summit 2016 provides education opportunities and serves a large portion of professional women who are in the fields of care and business.

RocGrowth Coffee December 9th @ Carlson Cowork
Dec 9 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
RocGrowth Coffee December 9th @ Carlson Cowork | West Warwick | Rhode Island | United States

What is RocGrowth Coffee?
An informal morning event designed to facilitate USEFUL collisions by sharing inspiring stories and empowering the new generation of entrepreneurs in Rochester. Free coffee and bagels will be provided by our underwriters. This event is affiliated with RocGrowth Candids.

Why attend?
To meet and befriend other Rochester innovators and become familiar with potentially helpful resources. RocGrowth Coffee is a way for you to hear about new ideas, offer YOUR assistance, and announce YOUR ideas to a community of thinkers, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists!

Each RocGrowth Coffee will highlight several pre-selected local innovators. These entrepreneurs will have a few minutes to introduce themselves and describe their endeavor. Most importantly, they will request from the community some specific form of support. This could range from technical skills to customer identification.

The audience (YOU) will be able to connect with each other and the entrepreneurs, before and after the presentations, over coffee and breakfast. Most of the time will be dedicated to unstructured networking.

NOTE: If you would like to be among the innovators who present to the group for THREE minutes, e-mail info@rocgrowth.com. Briefly introduce yourself, explain a project or business you’ve started, and make a request for specific assistance. We have limited the number of presenters to four.

Friday, December 9, 2016
7:30am – 9:00am

Carlson Cowork
60 Carlson Rd
Rochester, NY 14610

Event is FREE!

Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm – Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm

Help us pick the theme for BGSjam8 – click here to put in your vote! It’s time to take everything you’ve learned from our Fall Workshop Series and put it into action! Over the course of one weekend, attendees will be provided a theme and have 48 hours to create a game from scratch based on that theme! The BGS Fall Workshop Series is funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; administered by Arts Services Initiative of Western New York.

Wireless Meetup
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Wireless Meetup (Formerly the SDR Meetup) will be for people to learn more about Software Defined Radios, RF transmissions, and any kinds of wireless communications you can think of.  We have some SDR units available if you’d like to learn or bring in your project to play with.

Ludum Dare 37
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm – Dec 12 @ 10:00 pm

The time has come…to make games for the 37th tri-annual online game jam, Ludum Dare!   https://youtu.be/u3R70NlGvKk No experience in making games necessary!  This is just a fun challenge for all of us, and often serves as an educational moment to learn how to work with deadlines.  We will be going through game idea brainstorming and team building exercises to help you jump start your way to making games! Join in as you make a game in 72 hours with a team, or if you want to go hard-mode, 48 hours solo!  Meet up with other rapid game developers!  Eat a lot of junk food!  And most important of all, have fun! We also recommend reviewing the rules below for more details: http://ludumdare.com/compo/rules/ Want to be prepared?  Check out our presentation, “How to Survive Ludum Dare:” https://youtu.be/GbwASjxuH_0?list=PLsz-l93sVz99hqX9vcIxjEK-L3huZ7cfz

Second Saturday : Shop Local in Binghamton @ Clinton St. Binghamton, NY
Dec 10 all-day

Join businesses on Clinton St. in Binghamton for Second Saturday and shop local for the holidays!

Open Office Hours
Dec 10 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Open Office Hours is an easy way to dedicate time to work on a project, either for yourself or in a team, on a consistent and weekly basis.  Come in any time this Saturday between noon to 8:00,  and develop that dream project of yours!

Volunteer Coordination Meeting
Dec 10 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Everything we do at Tech Valley Game Space 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. The plan is to hang out together at TVGS, eat some snacks, have a good time and discuss ideas for how we can improve our community.
We’ll also be performing a communal evaluation of how we organize our current volunteer efforts, and gathering feedback about how we can more effectively translate our ideas into action. We’ll take a look at the existing process for tracking tasks via our Trello board, and discuss opportunities for bringing in new members to help fulfill “coordinator” roles and guide the future direction of TVGS.
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!

Get Acquainted, Establish a schedule, Discuss idea’s and concerns
Dec 11 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
BGS Visual Arts Meetup
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Are you an illustrator? A sprite artist? A 3D modeler? If you work with any visual medium, this meetup’s for you! Meet other visual artists in the area, showcase work, solicit feedback, and learn new tips and tricks every second Monday of the month at the BGS Visual Arts Meetup.

Grab coffee/beer and talk iOS/Mac Development
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This is our semi-monthly gathering where we grab drinks and chit chat about what’s going on in the iOS/Mac world for developers/designers. Typically a casual gathering, but you are welcome to bring your laptop and ask a question about iOS/Mac development.

Syracuse Business Networking Entrepreneurs Weekly Meetup
Dec 13 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

We meet weekly to learn about the services of our members so that we can give them qualified referrals. We only have one member in each business category, yet we welcome all to come visit us to see what we are about. If you view the “about” link of our group you will see our current business categories that are currently represented in our face to face group. Our meetings are at 8:30am Tuesdays at No Fuss Accounting, 5768 Crabtree Lane, Cicero, NY, 13039. No reservations required, just meet up! Bring whatever food or beverage you want. None is provided.

Building Financial Estimates for Startups @ Tech Valley Center of Gravity
Dec 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Building Financial Estimates for Startups @ Tech Valley Center of Gravity | Troy | New York | United States

Join CEG Center Director and Entrepreneur, Michael Lobsinger, for Lunch and the first ever VentureB Innovation Series, a new program focused on providing start-ups with hands-on educational training. The topics in this series will help start-ups effectively grow their business by gaining tangible experience in 90 minute workshops.

The first session of the VentureB Innovation Series will have participants explore applied aspects of the income and cash flow statements and how this exercise help identify gaps/unknowns, assumptions, and metrics for success, After a lecture period, participants will actively build a sample P&L and Cash Flow Statement, walking away with a template for future use.

Topics will include the basic structure of financial documentation as well as the importance of making estimates, what you should consider, when you should consider them, and the impact this has on raising funds.

UVANY Holiday Event: 101 Years to $2B Exit @ Welch Allyn
Dec 13 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

You’re invited to join us for UVANY’s Annual Holiday Party.  This year, we’re gathering at the Lodge at Welch Allyn in Skaneateles, NY to enjoy:

  • each other’s company
  • live music
  • open bar and plenty of food

Before the celebration, we’ll hear about Welch Allyn’s history, successful exit and future plans. Welch Allyn is a 100+ year-old company making medical equipment in Skaneateles NY. Hill-Rom Holdings Inc. acquired the company from the Allyn family last year for $2.05 billion. We are planning to:

  • tour the factory
  • hear how the company evolved and exited
  • learn about future plans to add jobs and grow manufacturing

Then, we’ll celebrate the season together!  Here’s the agenda:

  • 3pm – UVANY Office Hours (by request with investors and/or transaction professionals)
  • 4pm – Welch Allyn company tour
  • 5pm – UVANY Welcome and Welch Allyn company presentation

If you’d like to spend 10-15 minutes talking one-on-one to a banker, investor, lawyer or other finance or transaction professional before the company tour, please contact Noa Simons about your business and what you’d like to discuss. 

Monthly Get Together
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Social Night Potluck
Dec 13 @ 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.

The Buffalo PHP User Group Monthly Meetup
Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

* 6:30 Intro to PHP * 6:45 Tips & Community News * 7:00 Introductions * 7:15 Presentations * 7:45 Networking

WNY iPhone Developers Meetup, now at BGS
Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

New date, time and location!
The Western New York iPhone Developers’ Group now meets at 6:30pm on the second Tuesday of each month at Buffalo Game Space, on the fourth floor of the TriMain Center building.
Rough agenda:
6:30pm – 6:45pm: Meet new people, decide what we want to cover. 6:45pm – 7:45pm: Introductory topics/tutorial sessions if new iOS developers are present and interested. 7:45pm – 9:00pm: Intermediate/advanced topics, code reviews, demos, etc. 9:00pm – whenever: Hang out, socialize, hack, conspire, scheme, whatnot.
The WNY iPhone Developers’ Meetup welcomes anyone who is interested in iPhone/iPad development. Whether you’re new to the platform or a seasoned pro, we try to make sure that everyone gets something out of each meetup.
Topics we typically discuss include:
* Finish an app recently? Congratulations! Give us a demo and we’ll celebrate together. * Learned any intermediate/advanced iPhone APIs, open source libraries, or coding tricks lately? Teach us! * Curious about an API or technology? Ask the group. Someone probably has some relevant experience they can share. * Stuck on a bug? We’ll try to fix it together, and maybe we’ll all learn something new. * Working on an app and want constructive criticism? We can put it up on the projector and review your UI or your code. * Not sure about the best way to approach some problem? Let’s talk about it. * What are the most successful strategies and tactics for marketing an app? Let’s share what we’ve learned.

Hack Night at Interlock
Dec 13 @ 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.

Zero To Maker Series – Laser Cutter
Dec 13 @ 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 laser cutter (Big Red) available at the COG. An online video will be available soon that covers core laser cutting concepts so that the in-person component will be using the software and equipment itself. This class is being taught by Tom Tongue, SRP for the laser cutting zone.

How do I … A seminar series.
Dec 13 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Seminar Series at Interlock. The second Tuesday of each month we will present a seminar about doing “something” at the space. These seminars will cover using tools at the space, using publicly available kits, learning normal hacker/maker skills.

1 Million Cups Syracuse
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

1 Million Cups Syracuse Website
Every week, companies present to their communities and learn how their community can help support their business to flourish.
Local businesses present for 6 minutes followed by 20 minutes of questions and feedback from the community. Great coffee and networking always included too!

Developer Lunch Discussion
Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us for another great lunchtime conversation about developing for Drupal.  We hope to see you there!

Green Building & Health: From the Lab to the Real World @ New York Academy of Sciences
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Health and Productivity in Green Buildings

COGfx Study 2: Buildingomics – A New Approach to Green Building

Join Urban Green Council and the New York Academy of Sciences for a special NYC briefing and reception as scientists from Harvard University and SUNY Upstate New York Medical Center discuss Study 2 of the groundbreaking COGfx research: Buildingomics. This exciting research builds on separate research released last year that found a 101% improvement in cognitive test scores for people that worked in optimized indoor environmental quality conditions often found in green buildings.

Now, the research scientists go a step further with Buildingomics—a new approach that examines the totality of factors in the building-related environment that influence the human health, well-being and productivity of people who work in buildings.

Learn more about how the COGfx Study 2 found improved cognitive test scores for people that worked in certified green buildings through new research covering more than 100 workers in 10 office buildings across the U.S.

This suggests an even greater benefit—and return on investment—to pursuing green building certification than originally thought.

Better buildings that result in better thinking and health can help enhance employees’ performance and well-being, serve as recruiting tools for business HR managers, and provide a differentiator, perhaps even a competitive advantage, for building owners.

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Startup Drinks
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us once again for our monthly Startup Drinks meetup, where lots of interesting people get together to chat about their startups, startup ideas and side projects. We’ll be at our usual haunt – ROC Brewing – starting at 7PM.