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OPEN LAB: 3D Printing Third Monday

Monday, 04/21/2014 7:00 pm
The Foundry, 298 Northampton Street, Buffalo, NY 14208
Details | Event Website

It's OPEN LAB! We're open to the public. Non-members are encouraged to come and see what Buffalo Lab is all about, check out our new space at The Foundry, see 3D printing in action and maybe consider becoming a member. If you have a 3D printer bring it with you. And being OPEN LAB, all projects and questions are welcome, not just 3D printing.

There's lots of parking available at the Foundry. Come in the side door, Buffalo Lab will be on your left.

Let's learn about this 3D printing stuff together.

see you soon!

Scott Vader

2014 Advanced Manufacturing Conference

Tuesday, 04/22/2014 9:00 am
Hilton Garden Inn, 235 Hoosick Street, Troy, NY 12179
Details | Event Website

This conference is the premier event in New York and Western New England devoted to disseminating new technologies and research and development findings related to advanced manufacturing.

The conference will begin on the morning of April 22 with a Solutions Forum, RPI facility tours, and access to posters and exhibits.  Three tracks of technical- and business-related workshops will be held in the afternoon followed by the official poster session and a plated dinner with a distinguished keynote speaker.  Day-long technical and business sessions in three tracks take place the following day, April 23.

IP & Pizza™ Are Genes and Diagnostic Methods Still Patentable?

Tuesday, 04/22/2014 12:00 pm
Cornell University - Schurman Hall, 602 Tower Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850
Details | Event Website

Open to:

Cornell students, staff and faculty.



 

 

Join Dr. Xiaochun Zhu, Partner at Scully Scott Murphy & Presser PC, and CCTEC staff as we discuss the recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions of Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc. (2012) and Assoc. for Molecular Pathol. v. Myriad Genetics (2013), as well as the impact of these decisions on patenting of biological products and processes.

Pizza, salad and drinks will be served.

 

 

 

Please RSVP to this event to dmf46@cornell.edu

Ithaca College Business Plan Competition Finals

Tuesday, 04/22/2014 5:30 pm
Emerson Suites, Ithaca College, 953 Danby Road, Ithaca, NY 14850
Details | Event Website

6 teams will compete for over $35,000 in prize money. There will be a live band and a reception. Winners will be announced at the reception. Funded by billionaire entrepreneur and Ithaca College alum Chris Burch, who will also be introducing the event and participating on the judging panel.

Ithaca Drupal Users Group Monthly Meetup

Tuesday, 04/22/2014 6:00 pm
GORGES Web Development & Internet Solutions, 105 North Tioga Street #200, Ithaca, NY 14850
Details | Event Website

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

SBA Advocacy Roundtable - Regulatory Burdens on Manufacturers

Wednesday, 04/23/2014 8:30 am
High Tech Rochester, 150 Lucius Gordon Drive, West Henrietta, NY 14586
Details | Event Website

This SBA Office of Advocacy Roundtable is focused on regulatory burdens within the innovation industry, with an initial emphasis on value-added manufacturing.

Guest presenter and discussion leader is Teri Coaxum, our Regional SBA Advocate, who covers New York, New Jersey and Puerto Rico.

The Office of Advocacy’s (www.sba.gov/advocacy ) mission is to advance the views and concerns of small business before Congress, the White House, the federal agencies, the federal courts and state policy makers. They do this by holding roundtables throughout the country to meet directly with small businesses and use information gathered from the meetings to write white papers in support of regulatory reform.

Any small business is welcome to attend the meeting.

Online registration: https://sba-roundtable.eventbrite.com/

Social Media Marketing Made Simple from Constant Constant

Wednesday, 04/23/2014 1:00 pm
Schenectady County Community College - Center City, 433 State Street, 2nd Floor Room 219, Schenectady, NY 12305
Details | Event Website

Workshop Description:

You’ve probably heard of social media. You may understand the value social media can bring to your business.  Now are you wondering how to get going and use it well?  In this introductory session, we cover strategies and best practices to help you get the most out of your social media activities.

This Workshop Will Cover the Following:

  • What social media marketing really is and why use it
  • Introduction to social media channels and how to evaluate what’s right for your business or organization
  • How small businesses are using these low-cost tools to gain visibility, develop relationships and drive sales and response
  • How to create good content for your social media marketing campaigns and time management
  • How to balance social media marketing with email marketing and your other marketing efforts.

Benefits of Attending this Workshop:

  1. Get introduced to social media marketing
  2. Learn how social media marketing is used in business
  3. Learn about current tools and best practices
  4. Learn which tools are right for your business
  5. Learn what type of information you should and should not share
  6. Come and ask your questions about social media.

Level: This is an introductory-level business marketing workshop.

This workshop is ideal for the following people:

  1. Small business owners
  2. Entrepreneurs
  3. Not-for-profit employees
  4. Anyone interested in learning about social media marketing
  5. People with questions about social media and how it’s used in business

Materials Provided in Workshop:

All attendees will receive:

  1. Copy of presentation
  2. Constant Contact whitepaper “10 Best Practices for Social Media Marketing Success”

Cost: $10.

Workshop Leader: Erik Bunaes, Constant Contact Authorized Local Expert (review Erik’s bio)

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Note: Registration is completed on Schenectady County Community College website.

Course Reference # (CRN) 11182, Course Section (CFN) 934-01.

Schenectady County Community College - Class Registration Process 

1. Register online at SCCC website: click "Register Now" button below.

2. Register in person at Registrar's office (located in Elston Hall, room 212).

3. Fill out registration form (download here) and fax to Maria Kotary at (518) 836-2799.  (Be sure to include your e-mail address to receive registration confirmation).

Any registration questions, please contact Maria Kotary, Associate for Continuing Education, Schenectady County Community College, 78 Washington Ave., Schenectady, NY 12305. Phone: (518) 381-1423. Fax: (518) 836-2799.

 

Online registration: https://www.sunysccc.edu/academic/courses/reg.html

Social Media Marketing Made Simple

Wednesday, 04/23/2014 1:00 pm
Schenectady County Community College - Center City, 433 State Street, 2nd Floor Room 219, Schenectady, NY 12305
Details | Event Website

You’ve probably heard of social media. You may understand the value social media can bring to your business.  Now are you wondering how to get going and use it well?  In this introductory session, we cover strategies and best practices to help you get the most out of your social media activities.

This Workshop Will Cover the Following:

  • What social media marketing really is and why use it
  • Introduction to social media channels and how to evaluate what’s right for your business or organization
  • How small businesses are using these low-cost tools to gain visibility, develop relationships and drive sales and response
  • How to create good content for your social media marketing campaigns and time management
  • How to balance social media marketing with email marketing and your other marketing efforts.

Benefits of Attending this Workshop:

  1. Get introduced to social media marketing
  2. Learn how social media marketing is used in business
  3. Learn about current tools and best practices
  4. Learn which tools are right for your business
  5. Learn what type of information you should and should not share
  6. Come and ask your questions about social media.

Level: This is an introductory-level business marketing workshop.

This workshop is ideal for the following people:

  1. Small business owners
  2. Entrepreneurs
  3. Not-for-profit employees
  4. Anyone interested in learning about social media marketing
  5. People with questions about social media and how it’s used in business

Materials Provided in Workshop:

All attendees will receive:

  1. Copy of presentation
  2. Constant Contact whitepaper “10 Best Practices for Social Media Marketing Success”

Bob Dorf celebrity visit

Wednesday, 04/23/2014 6:00 pm
Syracuse University - Whitman School of Management, 721 University Ave, Syracuse, NY 13244
Details

The EEE Department and Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship are very excited about an upcoming guest speaker. We’d love for you to help promote this event to all the entrepreneurial students in your network. Bob Dorf, one of the leading thinkers in customer development and lean start-ups and the author of “The Startup Owner’s Manual” (with Steve Blank) and “Technology Ventures” (with Tom Byers) will be visiting onWednesday April 23. Bob is a serial entrepreneur, having founded seven companies. More on Bob Dorf can be found here:http://www.bobdorf.co/about.html

We will have an informal reception and networking opportunity from 6-7 pm in the Milton Room (fourth floor, Whitman). Bob will then present from 7-8 pm in room 202 (Whitman) on “Let your customers design your startup - Putting lean startup principles to work”. All entrepreneurs are welcome to attend!

Further, Bob has generously offered to give one-on-one consulting sessions with entrepreneurial students on Wednesday April 23 in the afternoon and Thursday April 24 in the morning. Please contact Lindsay Wickham (lwickham@syr.edu) to reserve a time to meet privately with Bob in the Couri Hatchery.

Technology Woman of the Year 2014

Thursday, 04/24/2014 7:30 am
Casa Larga, 2287 Turkhill Road, Fairport, NY 14450
Details | Event Website

Awards breakfast to recognize, celebrate, and make visible the achievements of women in high technology fields. Through this award, women who work in these professions are encouraged to stay in the Greater Rochester area, mentor young women, and contribute to the economic growth of the region.

GE Renewables & Batteries

Thursday, 04/24/2014 7:30 am
Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce, Five Computer Drive South, Albany, NY 12205
Details | Event Website

Join Anne McGrath, VP Renewables, GE Officer and Prescott Logan, Executive Business Operations, GE Energy Storage, to learn how GE addresses the complex issues in the global Energy Market for Renewables and Energy Storage. Get answers to the questions like…How to deal with logistical challenges in remote locations through out the world; How to ensure global sourcing quality. Get GE’s perspective on the opportunities and challenges faced in global power sectors. Hear how they are tackling these issues.

Corporate Sponsor: Mohawk Global Logistics

Presented by: Tech Valley Global Business Network

Online registration: http://events.acchamber.org/sbaweb/events/events.asp?details=true&cale_id=2677&month=2/24/2014

New York Business Plan Competition

Friday, 04/25/2014 8:00 am
TBD, 257 Fuller Road, Albany, NY 12203
Details | Event Website

The SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE), University at Albany’s School of Business, and Syracuse University will host the fifth annual New York Business Plan Competition (NYBPC) in April 2014.
The 2014 NYBPC will again feature regional competitions in New York’s 10 Regional Economic Development Council zones – Capital Region, Central New York, North Country, Mohawk Valley, Finger Lakes, Western New York, Southern Tier, Mid-Hudson, New York City, and Long Island. Regional partner colleges and universities will host semifinal competitions in their regions in early April. The top teams from each of the 10 regions will then advance to the final round of the statewide competition, where they will go head-to-head for the grand prize at CNSE’s Albany Nanotech Complex on April 25, 2014.

The lead organizing institutions have grown the NYBPC from a small, regional competition into a statewide competition with some of the largest awards and prizes of any student business competition in the world. The NYBPC is the only leading collegiate business competition that is a regionally coordinated, collaborative statewide program representing over 55 colleges and universities, which sets it apart from all other competitions in the nation.

Since 2010, over 570 student teams from almost 60 of New York’s colleges and universities have pitched their ideas and ventures at the NYBPC. The winners are selected each year by esteemed judges, including venture capitalists, angel investors, investment bankers, other sophisticated public and private investors, and seasoned entrepreneurs. At the end of the 2013 competition, more than $800,000 in cash and in-kind prizes have been awarded to student entrepreneurs in New York.

Rochester Startup Weekend

Friday, 04/25/2014 5:00 pm
Brand Networks, 61 Commercial St, Rochester, NY 14614
Details | Event Website

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs, with events in over 100 countries and 580 cities around the world.

The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

OPEN LAB: Demos, Projects, Collaboration, Training, State of the Space

Monday, 04/28/2014 5:00 pm
The Foundry, 298 Northampton Street, Buffalo, NY 14208
Details | Event Website

It's OPEN LAB! We're open to the public. Non-members are encouraged to come down and check out the space, work on something interesting, or find out what we're planning next. We generally will have snacks, and possibly dinner. We'll also hold our State of the Space Discussion. Members are encouraged to share and work on their projects preferably during open lab when possible.


5PM to 10PM - OPEN LAB (all are welcome)

Includes:

  • Work on Projects (Computers, Programming, Electronics, 3D Printing & more)
  • Demos
  • Presentations
  • Collaboration/Helping Hands
  • Training Sessions
  • State of the Space, Q&A/Discussion (all welcome)
  • Board meeting

 

Meetings (all are welcome):

  • 6:30pm Board meeting
  • 7:00pm State of the Space
  • 7:15pm Q&A/Discussion
  • 7:30pm fin

OPEN LAB: Demos, Projects, Collaboration, Training

Monday, 04/28/2014 7:00 pm
The Foundry, 298 Northampton Street, Buffalo, NY 14208
Details | Event Website

It's OPEN LAB! We're open to the public. Non-members are encouraged to come down and check out the space, work on something interesting, or find out what we're planning next. We generally will have snacks, and possibly dinner. We'll also hold our State of the Space Discussion. Members are encouraged to share and work on their projects preferably during open lab when possible.


6PM to 10PM - OPEN LAB (all are welcome)

Includes:

Work on Projects (Computers, Programming, Electronics, 3D Printing & more) Demos Presentations Collaboration/Helping Hands Training Sessions