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SBIR IMPACT NYC - 3rd Cycle Application Deadline

Wednesday, 09/03/2014 11:00 am
TBD, Ithaca, NY 14850
Details | Event Website

Each year, SBIR Impact NYC offers 20 selected life sciences and healthcare companies specialized SBIR/STTR application assistance, including advanced training workshops and 20 hours each of one-on-one expert proposal-development support. Deadline September 3rd.

Online registration: http://www.sbirnyc.com/apply/?utm_source=NYCEDC+Newsletters&utm_campaign=c2884ea0e3-SBIR+Impact+NYC+Apply+by+9%2F3+Aug+14+2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1b0f1a2362-c2884ea0e3-100967233

An informal gathering of the start-up community.

Wednesday, 09/03/2014 5:30 pm
Revolution Hall, 425 River St, Troy, NY 12180
Details | Event Website

We're ready to kick off season 2 of SUTV.
5-minute pitches from 5 unique Tech Valley start-ups. Join us and hear how you could offer these start-ups a hand-up. The first hour is for networking then we get down to business with pitches starting at 6:30.

Featured start-ups:

Armory Square Ventures 

ChannelEyes 

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MadGlory

MICROrganic Technologies 

More info. and registration.

New to the group? See how we roll by watching one of our past meet-ups on video

Garden Seed Exchange

Monday, 09/08/2014 7:00 pm
The Foundry, 298 Northampton Street, Buffalo, NY 14208
Details | Event Website

This was suggested last year at the guerilla gardening meetup. We found many of us purchase a packet of seeds and don't use all of them, or needed to offload overgrown perennials. Let's make an exchange happen this year!

Are you a gardener? Bring your:
- Extra seeds in packets (even older ones)
- Seeds from plants in your garden
- Divided perennials or cuttings
- Gardening tools or supplies you no longer need

We'll provide labels and small plastic bags to divide and transport seeds. Let's discover some new plants, start off on the right foot for next year's garden, and beautify Buffalo!

Developer Lunch Discussion

Tuesday, 09/09/2014 12:00 pm
CoLab Hive, 141 Ithaca Cmns, Ithaca, NY 14850
Details | Event Website

Join us for another great lunchtime conversation about developing for Drupal. 

We hope to see you there!

2014 GREAT Awards

Tuesday, 09/09/2014 5:00 pm
The Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside, 120 East Main St, Rochester, NY 14604
Details | Event Website

Greater Rochester Excellence and Achievement in Technology. The GREAT Awards program recognizes and celebrates technological achievement in the Greater Rochester community by highlighting the organizations and individuals that show leadership and innovation in the field of technology.

UVANY Venture Forum, Syracuse – with Armory Square Ventures

Tuesday, 09/09/2014 5:00 pm
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 246 W Willow St, Syracuse, NY 13202
Details | Event Website

Armory Square Ventures with a panel of leading CEOs including Arunas Chesonis.

Register now to attend the event at:  http://conta.cc/1mnAptZ

Did you know that one of the most successful exits in recent past in all of New York State was led by an upstate  CEO?  Join Somak Chattopadhyay of Armory Square Ventures who will moderate a fireside chat featuring Arunas Chesonis.

Arunas Chesonis founded Paetec a telecommunications company upstate that realized a multibillion dollar exit a few years ago. He is now CEO of Sweetwater Energy a company that is now an industry leader in bioenergy.  In addition to launching world class companies, Arunas leads an investment group that has actively invested in technology companies across the northeast.  Additional panelists will be announced shortly.

The event will conclude with a few comments from Armory Square Ventures (ASV) about their investment process and upcoming investments.

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UVANY Venture Forum: Syracuse Arunas Chesonis with Armory Square Ventures

Tuesday, 09/09/2014 5:00 pm
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 377 River Street, Troy, NY 12180
Details | Event Website

Did you know that one of the most successful exits in recent past in all of New York State was led by an upstate  CEO?  Join Somak Chattopadhyay of Armory Square Ventures who will moderate a fireside chat featuring Arunas Chesonis.

Arunas founded Paetec a telecommunications company upstate that realized a multibillion dollar exit a few years ago.  He is now CEO of Sweetwater Energy a company that is now an industry leader in bioenergy.  In addition to launching world class companies, Arunas leads an investment group that has actively invested in technology companies across the northeast.

The event will conclude with a few comments from Armory Square Ventures (ASV) about their investment process and upcoming investments.

This event is expected to fill up quickly so please register today.

WNYVA Forum

Wednesday, 09/10/2014 7:30 am
The Buffalo Club, 388 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202
Details | Event Website

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Startup Grind Albany Hosts Max Weber (Spotify)

Wednesday, 09/10/2014 6:00 pm
Overit Media, 435 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208
Details | Event Website

From Wall Street stock broker to CRM change agent, Max is a process improvement guru who started in finance but ultimately found his home in systems, process and operations. Former AOL, Forex Club Financial and AppCrown, Max is a system and process improvement master, with a successful decade-long history of NYC startup experience building teams and scalable operational infrastructure to help organizations work better, stronger and faster.

Max is a native of Skaneateles, NY and was born and raised in the Syracuse area. Recently relocated to the Capital Region, Max intends to share his experience and knowledge to enhance the growth and presence of the upstate startup economy. 

At Spotify, Max leads the Global Advertising CRM practice.

What you’ll learn:

- Why the time to think of operationalizing your business is in the concept stage

- How your business can keep an agile mindset and still scale

- Why Lean Startup principles can work for your company regardless of industry or size

- Why businesses that don't focus on systems and process struggle

- How continuous systems and process improvement helps your business run leaner

- Why ignoring CRM in your business = #FAIL

Agenda 
6:00 Networking and Food
7:00 Fireside Chat
8:00 Networking

RSVP: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/startup-grind-albany-hosts-max-weber-spotify-tickets-12625634613

Arduino Class @ Rochesters Makerspace

Wednesday, 09/10/2014 7:00 pm
Rochester Makerspace, 850 St. Paul Street, Rochester, NY 14605
Details | Event Website

In this six-week course, we'll explore project possibilities with the Arduino microprocessor board. The Arduino enables anyone to make interesting electronic projects quickly and easily. The course will cover the basics of simple input and output devices: buttons, knobs, sensors, lights, buzzers, motors, and more. We'll also cover the fundamentals of programming for Arduino, as well as circuit assembly technique. Previous electronic experience is not required. All ages are welcome to attend.

Course participants will require a laptop computer. We also have SparkFun Inventor's Kits (a approx. $90 value) available in ticketing which includes an Arduino-compatible prototyping board and all the other necessary supplies for the projects in this course.

Tour of BEST Test and Commercialization Center

Thursday, 09/11/2014 8:30 am
Building 308, Eastman Business Park, 2301 Mt. Read Blvd. South Service Road, Rochester, NY 14615
Details | Event Website

Tours of the BEST Test and Commercialization Center and Eastman Business Park are being offered on September 11th, the morning following the NY-BEST Conference and Expo.

Tours of the BEST Test and Commercialization Center (operated by DNV GL) are being offered from 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM on September 11, 2014, the morning following the NY-BEST Conference and Expo.  The BEST Test and Commercialization Center (BEST T&CC) is the result of a collaboration between NY-BEST and DNV GL. The Center’s unique capabilities help bring emerging technologies to the commercial market and offer companies essential product testing and qualification at a reasonable cost.

Learn more about the Center at www.dnvgl.com/BEST

Cost: Free

Pre-registration for the tour is required

Online registration: http://www.ny-best.org/civicrm/event/register?id=67&reset=1

SALT Makerspace Grand Opening

Thursday, 09/11/2014 6:00 pm
SALT Makerspace, 110 Wyoming St., Syracuse, NY 13203
Details | Event Website

Come celebrate SALT Makerspace’s Grand Opening!

The space will be fully functional and ready for you to check out.  Festivities include: a walk-through of the space, refreshments, examples of works from our Makers, silent auctions, and more!

Please note, this is in lieu of the normal Thursday monthly meeting.

Startup Law Day

Saturday, 09/13/2014 10:00 am
Albany Law School, 80 New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY 12208
Details | Event Website

Startup Law Day is a two-part event. Albany Law School will be putting on legal presentations focused on startup and early-stage business issues including: business formation, raising capital through investments, intellectual property rights, and intellectual property strategy. Each attendee will be given a reference guide to compliment these presentations. 

In addition, entrepreneurs may apply for a FREE legal consultation with a practicing attorney. These consultations will take place at Albany Law School following the legal presentations. Entrepreneurs are strongly encouraged to apply for a consultation through the event URL. We have recruited enough attorneys to help at least 40 companies! Applications are due by 5PM, Monday, August 11. Apply ASAP. 

Hope to see you there.

ProLiteracy Hackathon

Saturday, 09/13/2014 10:00 am
ProLiteracy Headquarters, 104 Marcellus Street, Syracuse, NY 13203
Details | Event Website

ProLiteracy Hackathon is a weekend hackathon held September 13-14, 2014, that allows teams of innovators to build products and solve important problems relating to literacy, education, and technology.

The aim of this event is to make advances in the field of technology while supporting the education of adults all over the world. The hackathon takes place at ProLiteracy headquarters, located at 104 Marcellus Street in Syracuse, New York.

Join the movement to end adult illiteracy today.

MEDTECH 2014

Monday, 09/15/2014 9:00 am
Save the date, Albany, NY 12202
Details | Event Website

Join the largest gathering of executives and senior leaders from across New York State's Bio/Med industry for MEDTECH 2014.

As the industry shifts its focus to a value-based health care model, bioscience and medical technology players are facing numerous challenges - and opportunities - in today's marketplace. Confronted with a perfect storm of sweeping trends including budgetary challenges, regulatory pressures and resource constraints, the winners of healthcare reform will be those who innovate to succeed.

Throughout a two-day, collaborative event, MEDTECH 2014 will provide attendees with the tools to consider Redefining Innovation in the Face of Healthcare Reform through:

  • thought-provoking keynotes from industry leaders;
  • interactive panel discussions; and
  • opportunities for networking and partnerships, including a dedicated industry collaboration day.