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Mar
27
Mon
Population Health Innovation Summit @ Albany Capital Center
Mar 27 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Population Health Innovation Summit @ Albany Capital Center | Albany | New York | United States

The intersection of information technology and population health data will power the delivery of vital healthcare and wellness services to New Yorkers. Join us for an event that will bring together local and regional thought leaders, industry experts, startups, and community stakeholders for a full slate of presentations, conversations, and networking opportunities.

Advancements in health technology and data science can…
• Support dynamic collaboration among providers
• Meaningfully engage and empower patients
• Enable insurers to base compensation on value and quality

Learn more about the new tools and methods for working with population health data to visualize patterns, identify problems, and spark ideas and creative solutions to help improve population health, patient experience, and healthcare affordability.

The Population Health Innovation Summit is open to the public. Free registration includes lunch and an evening cocktail reception.

Check http://www.igniteuny.com/phis regularly for more information about the Population Health Innovation Summit.

Mar
29
Wed
Growing Business Through Acquisition @ Albany Pump Station
Mar 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Growing Business Through Acquisition @ Albany Pump Station | Albany | New York | United States

Growing Businesses Through Acquisition

Growing companies through acquisition is a strategy that many executives choose once a company reaches a level of maturity with its products, services and customer base. Our panel of capital providers will discuss the relative advantages of using senior debt, mezzanine debt and private equity to fund company growth.  Company featured to be announced!

Panelists include:

Agenda

5pm – Arrival | Networking

6pm – Welcome and Panel Discussion on Financing Acquisitions

7pm – Networking

Mar
31
Fri
Capital Region New York Business Plan Semifinal Competition @ SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Mar 31 all-day

The Capital Region semifinal competition of the 2017 New York Business Plan Competition (NYBPC) will be held at the SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) on Friday, March 31, 2017. Student teams from New York’s Capital Region that meet the eligibility requirements below are invited to submit applications for their idea or venture under one of the following six categories:

  • Information Technology/Software
    • Any idea, technology, product, and/or service that relates to apps, informational technology, software, and/or internet applications in for profit enterprises. If the value that your idea or technology provided lies in the creation of or is delivered through an app, then you belong in this category.
    • Examples: An app that helps pairs potential roommates, a website/app that uses social media to collect payments from friends, a web service designed to tailor resumes for specific jobs, a file sharing service, an app or website that aggregates data and reviews about solar panel installers.
  • Social Entrepreneurship/Non-Profit
    • Any idea, product, and/or service that addresses a social need, for which profit is not the primary motivation, or provides a product/service for nonprofits. If formed, the venture would be either a Benefit corporation or be eligible for 501(c) status.
    • Examples: Selling a good or service that raises awareness and donates significant portion of the revenues to a cause, organization that provides financial literacy training, cooperative non-profit coffee shop, bike trail, a website to connect community members with volunteer opportunities.
  • Clean Technology
    • Any idea, technology, process, product, and/or service that relates to energy, clean energy, renewable energy, energy efficiency, environmental, and/or sustainability applications.
    • Examples: Recycling technology, LED manufacturing technology, lithium ion batteries, clean energy crowd funding service, composting subscription service.
  • Advanced Technology
    • Any idea, technology, product, and/or service that relates to materials science, life science, advanced hardware, semiconductors, optics, and/or electronics applications that are not applicable to Clean technology. These products and processes have been likely developed after years of laboratory research and have patent protection.
    • Examples: High-performance skis coated with nanomaterial, vibration detector, new method for testing pharmaceuticals, physical therapy massager.
  • Products
    • Any physical, tangible goods offered for sale.
    • Examples: Custom designer eyewear, vending machine, protein shakes, craft beer or alcoholic beverages, innovative water bottle, locally sourced tea, camera backpack.
  • Services
    • A value add process for delivering products of fulfilling customer needs.
    • Examples: Lice removal company, meal delivery, custom clothing design, custom song writing service.

The two winning teams in each of the six categories from the Capital Region Semifinal Competition will advance to the final round of the NYBPC on Friday, April 28, 2017 in Albany, NY. They will compete head-to-head for the grand prize against regional semifinal winners from New York’s 9 other Regional Economic Development Council zones – Central New York, North Country, Mohawk Valley, Finger Lakes, Western New York, Southern Tier, Mid-Hudson, New York City, and Long Island.

Each team will have 10 minutes to pitch, which will be followed by 5 minutes of Q&A with the panel of investor judges. Judges are advised to act as they would in a closed-door boardroom investment presentation during the Q&A session.

Competition Format

Presentations must be submitted as either a PowerPoint presentation or a PDF file. These are the only formats that can be accepted and will be eligible for competition. 

The NYBPC reserves the right to withhold prize money and/or in-kind services from winning teams who do not comply with the eligibility requirements. In order to be eligible to apply for and participate in the competition, all teams must meet the following criteria:

  • Teams must consist entirely of graduate, undergraduate, and/or community college students enrolled in an accredited New York colleges and universities during the 2016-2017 academic year. Students who graduated during the Fall 2016 semester are still eligible to complete in the 2017 competition.
  • A faculty or staff member is required to be listed as an advisor for the team; offering guidance, support and technical expertise.
  • Teams must indicate whether they consist of community college, undergraduate, or graduate students, or a team with mixed student status.
  • Students may not participate on more than one team each year of the competition.
  • Cumulative public and private capital raised may not exceed $100,000. This does not include research funding that may have supported the development of the technology in an academic laboratory.
  • Student ownership of the venture must be 100%.
Apr
5
Wed
Tour New York BizLab @ New York BizLab
Apr 5 @ 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Prior to Startup Tech Valley on April 5 at Proctors Theatre, the community has been invited to tour the New York BizLab in Schenectady. This is a great opportunity to check out the space and meet high-growth founders making it happen in Upstate New York. Email Rick D’Errico at rderrico@transfinder.com if you plan on taking the tour.

AND…after Startup Tech Valley we’ll head over to Transfinder for an After Party. Transfinder is hiring, so bring your resumes!

Startup Tech Valley – April Pitch @ GE Proctor's Theatre
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Startup Tech Valley - April Pitch @ GE Proctor's Theatre | Schenectady | New York | United States

NEW location! We’ll be holding April’s Startup Tech Valley at Proctor’s Theatre in Schenectady.

Join us beforehand to take a tour of the New York BizLab at 4:45 p.m. Email rderrico@transfinder.com if you’re interested in taking the tour.

After SUTV we’re heading over to Transfinder for an After Party. Transfinder is hiring, so bring your resumes!

Startup Pitches for April 5 include:

Kirsh Helmets – bringing together style, safety, comfort, and improved performance of impact technologies.

Fundabilitiesa crowdfunding platform that allows you to raise money through social networks such as Facebook.

[s] Cube Inc. –  a technology services company specializing in e-governance, e-discovery, application development, and IT staff augmentation.

Update Captain –  simplifies the process of soliciting feedback from team members on the status of projects.

We’ll also receive updates from Upstate Concierge Medicine and Dumbstruck.

Contact Kelly Reardon-Sleicher if your interested in pitching your startup or business idea at a future event. scte@rpi.edu.

SUTV After Party at Transfinder @ Transfinder
Apr 5 @ 8:15 pm – 10:00 pm

After Startup Tech Valley on April 5 at Proctors Theatre we’ll head over to Transfinder for an After Party. Transfinder is hiring, so bring your resumes!

And…prior to SUTV at Proctors Theatre (6-8 p.m.), the community has been invited to tour the New York BizLab in Schenectady. The tour start at 4:45 p.m. This is a great opportunity to check out the space and meet high-growth founders making it happen in Upstate New York.

Email Rick D’Errico at rderrico@transfinder.com if you plan on taking the tour of the New York BizLab or joining us at the Transfinder After Party.

Apr
6
Thu
Saratoga Go! Launch Event @ Empire State College
Apr 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Saratoga Go! Launch Event @ Empire State College | Saratoga Springs | New York | United States

We are excited to kick off Saratoga Go! at our launch event! We encourage developers, entrepreneurs, students, small businesses, designers and anyone in the Capital Region to attend. Come learn more about the competition and our challenge areas- connect with fellow participants and the community.
Refreshments will be served.

For more information on Saratoga Go! visit: www.saratogago.com

Apr
7
Fri
Official 2600 Meeting
Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Apr
20
Thu
3D Printing Meetup
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Contribute to the Monthly Printing Challenge, show off, tell stories- hang out with other 3D Printing enthusiasts!

Apr
27
Thu
Disrupt 2017 – Tech Download – Future Technologies @ SUNY Polytechnic Institute | ZEN Building
Apr 27 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

SUNY Polytechnic Institute, the Siena Research Institute, and the New York BizLab are proud to present Disrupt 2017 – TechDownload: Future Technologies; an event that offers participants an opportunity to deepen their connection to key decision makers and the Capital Region’s movers and shakers in tech and the startup community.

In this event, companies of all sizes and stages will weigh in on how disruptive technologies are shaking up markets across multiple industry sectors. Learn about how different organizations position themselves to adapt to rapidly changing markets, and what they consider their key to competitiveness–from the startup all the way up to the Fortune 500 company.

Students participating in the 8th annual New York State Business Plan Competition (NYBPC) are invited to attend, as the topics discussed provide an educational opportunity for entrepreneurial students pursuing their ventures through the business plan competition. This event also provides an opportunity for students, investors and industry partners to network and trade ideas prior to the NYBPC on April 28, 2017. The networking reception will be open to all Disrupt and NYBPC participants.

Apr
28
Fri
8th Annual New York Business Plan Competition @ SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Apr 28 all-day

The New York Business Plan Competition (NYBPC) is a venture creation and innovation competition that was established in 2010 to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship throughout New York’s colleges and universities.

May
5
Fri
Official 2600 Meeting
May 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
May
17
Wed
Venture B Plan Series – May 17 @ RPI Heffner Alumni House
May 17 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

VentureB engages promising ventures with targeted coaching and community wide investment forums to prepare early stage companies for their next stage of growth.

This regularly-scheduled forum is designed for entrepreneurs to get visibility to the region’s angel and institutional investors, business service providers, advisers, students, faculty, alumni and the early stage business community. The forum is a great place for newly formed start-up companies to make their first investor pitch.

RPI Heffner Alumni House is located just south of the corner of 15th St. and Peoples Ave.

May
18
Thu
3D Printing Meetup
May 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Contribute to the Monthly Printing Challenge, show off, tell stories- hang out with other 3D Printing enthusiasts!

Jun
2
Fri
Official 2600 Meeting
Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jun
15
Thu
3D Printing Meetup
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Contribute to the Monthly Printing Challenge, show off, tell stories- hang out with other 3D Printing enthusiasts!

Jul
7
Fri
Official 2600 Meeting
Jul 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jul
20
Thu
3D Printing Meetup
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Contribute to the Monthly Printing Challenge, show off, tell stories- hang out with other 3D Printing enthusiasts!

Aug
4
Fri
Official 2600 Meeting
Aug 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Aug
17
Thu
3D Printing Meetup
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Contribute to the Monthly Printing Challenge, show off, tell stories- hang out with other 3D Printing enthusiasts!

Sep
1
Fri
Official 2600 Meeting
Sep 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sep
21
Thu
3D Printing Meetup
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Contribute to the Monthly Printing Challenge, show off, tell stories- hang out with other 3D Printing enthusiasts!