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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: Free Software

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

It's Open Lab and non-members are encouraged to come down and check out the space, watch our tutorial , or work on your own projects.

Fourth Mondays are about Free Software and doing things with Open Source technology. Whether you use MacOS, Windows, or Linux, there is a huge selection of free and open source software available for almost every task.

Each session will include demos on what some of these programs are capable of, and how

• Business: Financial management, Office Suites, Network servers

• Graphics: Photo manipulation, illustration, 3D modeling, video editing

• Internet: Web Browsers, email clients, P2P filesharing

• Games: Real time strategy, First person shooters, puzzles, cards, and classics

• Audio: Music players, audio editors, Music composition

• Education: Math and science, astronomy, Offline Wikipedia

Includes:

Installing Linux and other operating systems

Setting up networks and servers

Collaboration/Helping Hands

Training Sessions

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

Email Marketing: Simple Strategies for Success (from Constant Contact)

Tuesday, 04/29/2014 8:00 am
Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce, 28 Clinton St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Details | Event Website

Email is the most cost-effective, targeted, trackable, and efficient way to build and maintain relationships in all types of business and organizations. This educational session will teach you how to master email marketing communications with a comprehensive look at best practices and winning strategies that lead to increased profits, revenue and engagement.

This is a fun, informal event, so please come with questions. We’ll do a little networking, too!

In this workshop we will cover:

  • What is permission-based email marketing and becoming a trusted sender
  • Email list building best practices
  • Increasing email deliverability and open rates
  • Writing good subject lines and content
  • How to get readers to take action
  • Tracking your results and what to do with this information
  • How email and social media marketing should work together

Workshop Overview: 

We’ll talk about how email fits into your marketing strategy, and the fact that email is one of the strongest formats for true marketing. Email is a powerful tool for generating referral and repeat business. We’ll go beyond just the messages you send and cover how to harness this power of email marketing.

Great content is extremely important in any marketing message, and even more so for email. The email also has to be visually appealing, while containing high-value information delivered in a way that is easy to digest. We’ll discuss different types of content that work well, and how to use them. We’ll also cover the timing and distribution of email marketing campaigns, and how to determine what works best for your business.

Good marketing elicits a physical, measurable response from your target audience. Email is no different, and we’ll go into how to best track and manage your campaigns, as well as tactics for getting more response from your campaigns.

Level: This is an introductory level email marketing workshop that will provide new and valuable information for any marketing pro

This workshop is ideal for:

  1. Small business owners who want to start or improve effective email marketing.
  2. Entrepreneurs thinking or planning on starting a business who want to learn more about email marketing, Constant Contact and marketing on the web.
  3. Not-for-profit orgranizations seeking to build better relationships with their members, supporters and donors.
  4. Anyone looking to learn more about email marketing
  5. Anyone interested in learning email marketing best practices, strategies and tips

Email Marketing: Simple Strategies for Success from Constant Contact

Tuesday, 04/29/2014 8:00 am
Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce, 28 Clinton St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Details | Event Website

Workshop Description:

 

Email is the most cost-effective, targeted, trackable, and efficient way to build and maintain relationships in all types of business and organizations. This educational session will teach you how to master email marketing communications with a comprehensive look at best practices and winning strategies that lead to increased profits, revenue and engagement.

 

This is a fun, informal event, so please come with questions. We’ll do a little networking, too!

 

In this workshop we will cover:

 

  • What is permission-based email marketing and becoming a trusted sender
  • Email list building best practices
  • Increasing email deliverability and open rates
  • Writing good subject lines and content
  • How to get readers to take action
  • Tracking your results and what to do with this information
  • How email and social media marketing should work together

 

Workshop Overview:

 

We’ll talk about how email fits into your marketing strategy, and the fact that email is one of the strongest formats for true marketing. Email is a powerful tool for generating referral and repeat business. We’ll go beyond just the messages you send and cover how to harness this power of email marketing.

 

Great content is extremely important in any marketing message, and even more so for email. The email also has to be visually appealing, while containing high-value information delivered in a way that is easy to digest. We’ll discuss different types of content that work well, and how to use them. We’ll also cover the timing and distribution of email marketing campaigns, and how to determine what works best for your business.

 

Good marketing elicits a physical, measurable response from your target audience. Email is no different, and we’ll go into how to best track and manage your campaigns, as well as tactics for getting more response from your campaigns.

 

Level: This is an introductory level email marketing workshop that will provide new and valuable information for any marketing pro

 

This workshop is ideal for:

 

  1. Small business owners who want to start or improve effective email marketing.
  2. Entrepreneurs thinking or planning on starting a business who want to learn more about email marketing, Constant Contact and marketing on the web.
  3. Not-for-profit orgranizations seeking to build better relationships with their members, supporters and donors.
  4. Anyone looking to learn more about email marketing
  5. Anyone interested in learning email marketing best practices, strategies and tips

 

Materials Provided:

 

  1. Copy of slide presentation.
  2. "Email Marketing for Small Business," a comprehensive, hands-on guide from Constant Contact on making email marketing work for your business or organization.

Cost: No Charge.

Online registration: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?llr=oopetldab&oeidk=a07e8wsboya80aa203d

IP & Pizza™ Opportunities in NYC for Commercial Bioscience

Tuesday, 04/29/2014 12:00 pm
Belfer Research Building, 413 E. 69th St., New York, NY 10001
Details | Event Website

Open to:

 

Weill Cornell Medical College faculty, staff, students, alumni and the NYC life sciences community.

Join CCTEC and speakers Lenzie Harcum, Center for Economic Transformation, at the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and Raphael Farzan-Kashani, City of New York Early-Stage Life Sciences Fund as we discuss and learn about entrepreneurial life sciences and health care technology initiatives recently launched by NYCEDC including the following:

  • Pilot Health Tech NYC - offering $1M in annual prize money while partnering entrepreneurial healthcare technology companies with healthcare services in NYC.
  • SBIR IMPACT Tech NYC - workshops and 20 hours of one-on-one assistance for each of 20 select companies actively preparing SBIR/STTR proposals. 
  • Entrepreneurship Lab NYC - 6-month training and mentorship program for aspiring entrepreneurs providing extensive support to graduate students of science and post-docs interested in forming new biotech ventures.
  • Harlem Biospace - incubator offering affordable lab space, specialized equipment.
  • NYC Early-Stage Life Sciences Funding Initiative - established by NYCEDC with matching funds from Celgene, GE and Eli Lilly, the funding partnership will deploy $100M - $150M to launch breakthrough ventures.  

 

 

 

To register to attend, please RSVP to Danica at dmf46@cornell.edu.

ADVANCE ON YOUR PATH TO CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AND INTELLECTUAL DISCOVERY

Thursday, 05/01/2014 9:00 am
Small Buisness Development Center Classroom, 222 Water St., Binghamton, NY 13901
Details | Event Website

 

Whether you’re coming back to school for personal or professional reasons, our classes are designed to help you advance on your path to career achievement and ongoing intellectual discovery. We offer a broad range of non-credit courses and programs designed to enhance your skills, knowledge and expertise, as well as pique your curiosity and feed your inner explorer. A full-time student or a working professional, someone who can come to campus or someone who can’t—we’ve got courses just for you. And you don't need a college degree to register; an interest to learn and attend class is all you need!

Study on your own schedule with Binghamton University’s non-credit online courses. Our 400+ courses cover a vast array of topics and interests. Let your curiosity guide you!