UVC Events Calendar

UNY Events Calendar

Break down the silos and start making creative collisions to help grow your venture and expand Upstate’s startup ecosystem! Here’s an inclusive snapshot for startup and entrepreneur events happening across Upstate New York. Have something to add? Click on the submit event button below, or inquire about hosting the UNY Events Calendar on your website!

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May
25
Wed
1 Million Cups Syracuse
May 25 @ 9:00 am – Jun 1 @ 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!

May
27
Fri
Entrepreneur REBOOT: Selling Challenges for Start-Ups
May 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED THROUGH EVENTBRITE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/entrepreneur-reboot-selling-challenges-for-start-ups-tickets-21830543744Please register early as seating is limited! Join Lauren Valentine of Sandler Training, a global sales and management training leader. Over the years, Sandler Training has worked with many start-ups and entrepreneurs who are in a unique situation when it comes to sales. Now that you have developed your product, taken it to market and have made sales …it’s time to figure out how to sustain and grow your business. You probably don’t have extra time to waste on sales strategies that just don’t work. You need a scalable and repeatable process for sales. In this work shop we will focus on: Why the traditional selling system is not working in your favor, and what to do about it How to build a scalable and repeatable sales process for growth How to spend your time with the right prospects and build self- accountability REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED THROUGH EVENTBRITE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/entrepreneur-reboot-selling-challenges-for-start-ups-tickets-21830543744Please register early as seating is limited! About the Presenter: Lauren Valentine is an associate with Sandler Training, a global management, sales training and consulting organization. She joined the company after completing the Sandler Training President’s Club program and experiencing the positive impact, both personally and professionally. Prior to joining Sandler, Lauren’s experience was in business development in the information technology industry and in healthcare. Lauren has been successful in business development because she believes in the value of a selling system and has seen how having a system has helped her and others reinforce the behaviors and activities needed to be a highly successful selling professional. Lauren enjoys helping other business owners and selling professionals experience personal and professional growth and transformation through Sandler. In her personal time, she has a passion for health and wellness and is very invested in her community.

Interactive Showcase @ Troy Night Out
May 27 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our monthly Troy Night Out with The Arts Center continues with an exhibition of locally created games.  Macs and PCs will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. The showcase is free and open to everyone, and we welcome you to show off games that are in any state of completion. So bring along your project for some playtesting and feedback, or just stop by and join in the fun! If you have any questions about the showcase, feel free to leave a comment here or send a message to info@techvalleygamespace.com.

May
28
Sat
Family Saturday Workshops @ THINQubator
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Bring your kids to our Family Saturday workshops, a drop-in event held at the THINQubator! Sponsored by the Albany Socienty of Engineers!

Open Office Hours
May 28 @ 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!

May
30
Mon
Grab coffee/beer and talk iOS/Mac Development
May 30 @ 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.

May
31
Tue
Syracuse Business Networking Entrepreneurs Weekly Meetup
May 31 @ 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.

Social Night Potluck
May 31 @ 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.

Quad Squad
May 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Like to fly quadcopters and multi-rotors? Meet others who like to build and fly everything from micro-quads to racing quads and larger rigs! We’ll also be talking about setting up a racing quad event at the upcoming Mini Maker Faire, so if you’d like to help (or fly, or both!), definitely stop by!

Jun
1
Wed
1 Million Cups Syracuse
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am – Jun 8 @ 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!

ROC WP Users Coworking Day
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Come spend the day co-working. Bring your site, your projects, your ideas. Work together. Help each other. Eat hashtag fries at Timothy Patrick’s for lunch! $10 per person covers our room rental.

Sneak Peek MESH Meetup @ tHINCubator
Jun 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Sneak Peek MESH Meetup @ tHINCubator | Utica | New York | United States

The same MESH mission, new MESH space!

The ThINCubator is offering a “sneak peak” MESH event to show off the new space BEFORE our grand opening! This is your chance to see “behind the curtain,” hear of the new programming that will be provided, and get a first look at the new thINCubator space.. it’s almost like taking a sneak peak into the future.

SECURE YOUR SPOT THROUGH EVENTBRITE!

What’s MESH?
MESH exists to build Creative Collisions between the Makers, Entrepreneurs, Students & Hackers across upstate NY. We’re helping to spark a community of innovators who want to plant ideas, cross-pollinate, and grow companies across our region.

So how does this work?
First off, Registration is required! Then, come to our (new) thINC space, have some light food and drinks and mingle with folks who want to move there ideas forward, brainstorm, solve problems, and MESH. After mingling, we’ll showcase a couple of up-and-coming startups that have roots right here in upstate NY to see their real-time progress in a rapid-fire pitch. We’ll also share an update on new programming and upcoming co-working opportunities.

If you have an interest in pursuing your own business, collaborating with others or just taking the next steps in helping to create a startup ecosystem, MESH is for you!

SECURE YOUR SPOT THROUGH EVENTBRITE!

StartUp Tech Valley 6.1
Jun 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This will be the last meet-up of the season. Join us. We have more startups to introduce you to and a few to catch up with. Please register on our event page http://startuptechvalley.org/events/

Startup Tech Valley Meetup
Jun 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Startup Tech Valley Meetup @ Troy | New York | United States

The mission of Startup Tech Valley is to provide events that engage what Brad Feld has described as the entire entrepreneurial stack, which includes “first-time entrepreneurs, experienced entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, employees of startups, service providers to startups, and anyone else who wants to be involved.” More specifically, we want to provide a place where individuals can:

– Hear words of wisdom from experienced entrepreneurs.
– Launch their new venture to the public.
– Provide new product demos/pitches and obtain feedback (and potentially initial customers).

Each company will do a 5-minute presentation/demo followed by 5 minutes of Q&A.

SELinux
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SELinux is a set of kernel modifications and user-space tools that have been added to various Linux distributions. Its architecture strives to separate enforcement of security decisions from the security policy itself and streamlines the volume of software charged with security policy enforcement. Lightning Talks Currently looking for volunteers. Sign up if you’d like to give one. Location: Rockefeller Hall 300, Vassar College MHVLUG returns to Rockefeller Hall for the 2015-2016 Vassar Academic year. The best parking on site is the north lot of campus, which is accessible off of Collegeview Ave in Poughkeepsie. Once you are parked in the north lot walk south along North Drive. Rockefeller Hall is on the right, somewhat set back, as you walk down the main stretch. Enter the hall and go to the third floor. Room 300 is at the top of the stairs. The room will be open at 5pm, and people are welcome to come early. When in doubt, use the map for reference.

Jun
2
Thu
Public Arts Task Force Meeting
Jun 2 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The mission of the 40 Below Public Arts Task Force (PATF) is to cultivate a culture of public art in Syracuse. PATF serves as a catalyst for projects by identifying, initiating and integrating public art throughout the city of Syracuse. The PATF provides a medium for community members, artists and art enthusiasts to create public projects, beautify Syracuse and promote vibrant, desirable communities and partners with artists and organizations to provide the tools and resources needed to bring creative projects and events to life. These projects include: •  Arterie (http://www.arteriesyracuse.com/): An annual street painting, designed for a downtown portion of Erie Blvd as a tribute to the Erie Canal. •  Funky Flea (http://www.funkyfleasyracuse.blogspot.com/): An annual summertime market featuring music, food, and a collection of: retro collectibles, vintage wares, antiques, handmade items, artwork, records, and more. •  Rack Pack: The design and installation of unique, artistic bike racks across various city neighborhoods. •  Salt City DISHES (https://www.facebook.com/SaltCityDISHES): A community dinner that spurs community development through the distribution of micro-grants. •  Creekfloat Art Parade: A parade of creative floats that travel down Onondaga Creek through Downtown Syracuse and Franklin Square. •  Tunnel Vision: A creative light installation planned for the parking lot tunnel next to the  Museum of Science and Technology (MOST). •  Lipe Art Park (lipeartpark.com): A former abandoned train yard that is now the first art park in Syracuse. This public space is a venue for temporary and permanent sculpture installations, and creative events and performances. TASK FORCE CO-CHAIRS: Tommy Lincoln Michael Giannattasio For more information on these and other current and past projects of the PATF, please visit their facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/40BelowPublicArtsTaskForce) and website at 40belowpatf.com or contact us.

Universal Windows Platform by Joel Bennett
Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for our final meeting of the season to where Joel Bennett will be talking about Windows Universal Platform applications, including some of the updates recently announced at BUILD 2016. This meeting will be fully sponsored by Randstad Technologies and I will have a 1 or 2 JetBrains licenses (and possibly other items) for giveaways!

Weekly Bitcoin Meetup
Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BGS Project Night
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join BGS for an open night of free coworking! Bring your workstation with you and set up shop for the night to work on your current game project, or start a new one with other developers and artists! Get input from peers on your game, gain knowledge from experts, and help out beginners as all work towards making awesome games. BGS Project Night is a free and open to the public event.

Buffalo WordPress Users/Bloggers Meetup
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This Monthly Meetup is generally targeted towards users who are using WordPress (or looking to learn about it) for Blogging and Content Management. Discussion about Blogging with WordPress, Using WordPress on your own sites, easy security tips, what to look for in themes and plugins when installing them, and much more. General topics will be focused more on content and basic information about plugins and themes. If you’re using WordPress to power your blog, business site, or just want to learn more about it, then this is the meetup you’ll want to attend. You may still see some short bits of code during talks or questions, but stick with us and we’ll promise you wont drown. You can always give both this and the design/dev meetup a shot and see where you feel more comfortable (or attend both each month). For more in-depth discussion in theme design, plugin development and other more advanced topics, check out the other meetups running every 3rd Thursday each month named the “Design/Dev” Sessions.

Jun
3
Fri
First Friday – Free Coworking Day
Jun 3 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

If you’re working from home, put on some pants and come work alongside other independent professionals!
From 9am-5pm, come join us for a free day of coworking. Just bring your laptop, hook into our wifi. Coffee and donuts will be available at 9am. Lunch is on your own, so you can either brown-bag it or grab something from the plethora of places to eat in an around Village Gate.
Parking: The small parking lot next to our building is frequently full, but there is a very large parking lot available if you drive through the small lot.

GDI on the ROCs
Jun 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

*** Support the guest bartenders here: http://girldevelopit.ticketleap.com/gdi-on-the-rocs/ *** Interested in enjoying an evening with fun, guest bartenders and supporting GDIROC? Then join us at The Daily Refresher on June 3rd from 6-9pm for “GDI on the ROCs!” We have 8 guest bartenders lined up and ready to serve you some tasty cocktails while you get to know your fellow GDI members! THIS IS A FREE EVENT but help your favorite bartender win some cool prizes by donating in his/her name here: http://girldevelopit.ticketleap.com/gdi-on-the-rocs/ We will also be giving away a FREE GDIROC CLASS during the event so don’t miss out! You can RSVP here on Meetup, but don’t forget to support your bartenders here: http://girldevelopit.ticketleap.com/gdi-on-the-rocs/ We can’t wait to see you!

Official 2600 Meeting
Jun 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BGS Arcade
Jun 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Ever miss the days of stuffing all of your friends into one room and doing nothing but playing games all night until you pass out? So do we! Join us at the Buffalo Game Space for a relaxing evening of games and good times with friends. We have multiple consoles, PCs and arcade cabinets hooked up throughout the space for you to enjoy, including games made right here in Buffalo! If you want to play something specific, feel free to bring your own consoles and games as well. Not in the mood for video games? No problem! Bring your tabletop games to indulge your card collecting, dungeon running urges. BGS Arcade is a free and open to the public event.

Rochester 2600
Jun 3 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Rochester 2600 is an information-security / hacker meetup. It’s a loose-knit group that hangs out, does presentations related to security and technology, and discusses a variety of topics throughout the night.

Jun
4
Sat
Free Mother-Daughter Coding Workshop
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This will be a fun, casual workshop to introduce some women and their daughters to the basics of coding with Scratch. The target age range for the daughters is roughly ages 6-12, but we’re happy to make exceptions for anyone who is enthusiastic about learning about technology at any age. Siblings are also welcome. No prior coding experience needed. A bagel brunch will be served (with gluten free and vegan options). Please bring a laptop for each person coming, if possible, and we’ll have a few extras on hand if you don’t have one. No advance set up is necessary, but if you want set up a Scratch account before coming, that would be helpful. Just go to: https://scratch.mit.edu/ Our office is right near the Commons, so feel free to visit Ithaca Festival after the workshop! This event is free. Please spread the word. We look forward to seeing you there!

Google I/O Extended – Android | Firebase | PWA | Virtual Reality
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Note the Changed VENUE: LC 100  Note the Changed DATE: Now Jun 4 About Google I/O: I/O is the signature conference for Google Developers. IO 2016 is a 3-day event (from May 18-20) in Mountain View California and has three core themes: “Develop”, “Grow & Earn” and “What’s Next”. Tracks include: Ads, Android, Cloud, Design, Firebase, Games, Internet of Things (IoT), Location & Maps, Mobile Web, Play, Search, TV & Living Room, Virtual Reality About I/O Extended: For those who cannot attend in person, this is a great way to catch up with key announcements, behind-the-scenes news (from attendees), product/tech recaps & demos.  About IO-X @GDG Hudson Valley Tentative agenda below, but topics may change based on what we hear (new announcements) at Google IO. Want to discuss this live?  Sign into Slack (http://gdghv.herokuapp.com) and join the #googleio channel. 09:30am Registration 10:00am What’s new in Android  & Virtual Reality 10:30am What’s new in Firebase & Web 11:00am Break 11:30am What’s new in Machine Learning & Misc 12:00pm Hands-on with Gadgets & Codelabs 12:30pm Lunch & Watch  We’ll watch the following session: Session: Zero-to-App: Develop with Firebase Speakers: Google/Firebase Team members Kat Fang, Frank Van Puffelen, Mike McDonald,  Alfonso Gómez-Jordana Firebase helps mobile & web developers create extraordinary apps. It abstracts complex infrastructure and simplifies the development process. By using Firebase, developers can build the best user experience in the shortest amount of time, all without having to spin up servers or manage infrastructure.  We’ll explore how Firebase authenticates users and synchronizes data by creating an app on stage. You’ll experience first hand how easy it is to build with Firebase! 13:30pm: Wrap-up with Survey & Raffle 14:00pm Doors Close

Open Office Hours
Jun 4 @ 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
Jun 4 @ 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 “officer” 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!

Celebrate Hope Gala @ Monroe Golf Club
Jun 4 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

This is the American Cancer Society’s Celebrate Hope Gala, nautical themed event. Local & Corporate Rochester, Ny businesses are sponsoring the event and CEO’s and other employees will be in attendance. All proceeds from this event as well as the auction items will go to the Golisano Hope Lodge. This lodge houses cancer patients and their caretakers who are coming to Rochester, NY for treatment.

Jun
6
Mon
Civic Engagement Task Force Meeting
Jun 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The 40 Below Civic Engagement Task Force (CETF) aims to keep young professionals and community members in Central New York educated on timely issues and engaged in their communities. CETF has built relationships with a wide range of non-profit and government organizations in Central New York in order to connect members with educational programming, volunteer opportunities and opportunities for leadership. At monthly meetings, CETF regularly hosts speakers from local area non-profits. Past speakers have included representatives from WCNY, Empire State Development Corporation and Say Yes to Education. Through its board initiatives, CETF has placed over 250 young professionals in leadership positions with area non-profits. Through close relationships with government, non-profits organizations and educational programs, CETF offers 40 Below members a way to stay connected, informed and influential in their communities. TASK FORCE CO-CHAIRS: Odean Dyer Anthony Stevens For more information on Civic Engagement, or to get involved, contact us or e-mail Odean at oddyer@gmail.com.

BGS Music Meetup
Jun 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Are you a musician interested in writing songs for games? A chiptune enthusiast? Or just interested in video game tunes? Then come meet likeminded creators and listeners at our monthly BGS Music Meetup! BGS Music Meetup is a free and open to the public event.

Jun
7
Tue
Syracuse Business Networking Entrepreneurs Weekly Meetup
Jun 7 @ 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.

“It’s All Here” Task Force Meeting
Jun 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The “It’s All Here” Task Force works to connect individuals with the local business community and promote local arts and culture in Syracuse. The “It’s All Here” Task Force works in conjunction with the greater mission of 40 Below to promote all that our dynamic region has to offer. Some of the Task Force’s projects include the Shop Syracuse Holiday Passport in collaboration with CenterState CEO, Northside Up, SyracuseFirst, and the Downtown Committee. Shop Syracuse is a month long “buy local” holiday season extravaganza where participants are entered into a drawing every time they fill up a punch card from shopping local. The Task Force also implemented the inaugural Passport to Syracuse in July of 2012.

Tuesday Tech Talk (First Tuesday of the month)
Jun 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Come check out the new Rev tech incubator! As per usual we will have interesting talks, good conversation, snacks and refreshments.

AppRochester JUNE 7th Monthly Meeting
Jun 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Our JUNE meeting will be June 7th from 6pm to 8:30pm at RIT!  Please RSVP so we can order enough…
Full info at http://nextplex.com/rochester-ny/calendar/events/40085-approchester-june-7th-monthly-meeting

Open Night at the space
Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On the first Tuesday of each month we have our Open Night. It starts with a very short (15 min) business meeting and then we open the floor to members. Members give a short presentation bragging about the cool things they have accomplished in the past month or shamefully admit they have failed. So come out and meet the geeks.

Jun
8
Wed
1 Million Cups Syracuse
Jun 8 @ 9:00 am – Jun 15 @ 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
Jun 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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

Jun
9
Thu
Weekly Bitcoin Meetup
Jun 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BGS Game Development Meeting
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come join us at our Bi-Weekly Meeting!
Here we discuss game development techniques, art, music, news, show off member projects and most importantly, have a great time.
BGS Game Development Meeting is a free and open to the public event.

Startup Drinks
Jun 9 @ 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.

Startup Drinks
Jun 9 @ 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.

Jun
10
Fri
Business Incubator of New York Annual Meeting @ thINCubator
Jun 10 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Business Incubator Association of New York State, Inc., announces that our 2016 annual meeting will be held on Friday, June 10th, in Utica. This is the first time our annual meeting has been held in the Mohawk Valley economic region.

Our meeting is the singular statewide event where practitioners of innovation & entrepreneurship meet to talk about incubation and related activities, along with critical partners from the government, university, and private sectors.

We are co-hosted this year by our two [maybe three, soon] incubator programs in the Mohawk Valley: thINCubator in Utica, sponsored by Mohawk Valley Community College, and the Griffiss Institute incubator program at the Griffiss Business & Technology Park in Rome, site of the reinvented Air Force base.

Come join us to learn about

What’s happening in incubation across the Mohawk Valley — certified incubators, the regional Innovation Hot Spot, and START-UP NY zones;
Models being deployed by the community foundation and successful entrepreneurs to support entrepreneurial development and startup formation;
How startups statewide can work with the Air Force Research Laboratory at Griffiss to develop strategic customers in the Air Force and its prime-contractor supply chain;
The latest updates from our partners at Empire State Development and the state Senate.
We are pleased to announce that our lunch speaker will be Dr. Danielle Merfeld, a vice president of GE and group director for electronic technology systems at the GE Global Research unit based in Schenectady. Dr. Merfeld is the GE R&D executive working most closely with the new $2 billion power-electronics-packaging line the company is installing in Utica at the Marcy Nanocenter. Dr. Merfeld will speak about opportunities for startup entrepeneurs statewide to serve the innovation needs of GE in this segment, including by hardware or software innovation that opens up end-use markets that may not be of direct interest to GE.

About half the day is open to the public, with a short business meeting for members only in the afternoon, followed by tours for all of our member incubators. Lunch speaker and hotel arrangements to be announced. Draft agenda attached below.

We would like to thank our meeting sponsors NYSERDA, the Research Foundation for SUNY, the New York State Economic Develpment Council, and Marshall and Sterling Insurance!

The eventbrite form shows the basic fee for attendance, including continental breakfast and a light lunch. Significant discounts are available to BIA/NYS members (ask for the code) and attendees of day-before UVANY event and to NYSERDA contractors.

A block of significantly discounted hotel rooms has been reserved for the night of June 9th (and also a few the day before and day after) at the Radisson Utica Centre, just blocks from the meeting site. Please visit www.radisson.com/uticany and use promotional code BUSINC.

VR Happy Hour (hosted by VRBuffalo)
Jun 10 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This is a family friendly event where you can test out various iterations of emerging technology, specifically VR and some AR (augmented reality). This first event will be FREE, future monthly events will have a small registration fee. We will be accepting donations to support VR programming in schools as well.

SDR Meetup
Jun 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The SDR Meetup will be for people to learn more about Software Defined Radio and what you can do with it. We have some units to experiment and learn with as well as experts that can show you what can be done.

Jun
11
Sat
Women in Coding & Design – Domain names, hosting and how the web works
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

So you made a website. Now what? This course will teach you how to bring your website online.  Attend this course if you want to learn: • How (and where) to purchase a domain • How (and where) to purchasing hosting • How to upload files to your hosting service • How to connect your domain to your hosting service • WHY the whole thing works! In addition to learning how to get a website onto the internet, we’ll also cover some basic high-level networking principals to teach you how the internet works. While we work through a real example, we’ll compare some of the popular domain and hosting services to help you choose what’s right for you, and become familiar with tools for SFTP. Prerequisites: • None! Just a willingness to learn. It might help if you’ve made a website before. About your teacher: Hi! I’m Courtney, a software engineer who works in downtown Syracuse. I have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Clarkson University, and I’m currently working toward a master’s degree in Computer Science at Drexel University. I do a lot of programming in C, C++, and Python, but web development holds a special place in my heart. When I’m not doing computer things, I enjoy working on my fantasy novel, hiking, and playing board games.

Open Office Hours
Jun 11 @ 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!

Jun
13
Mon
BGS Visual Arts Meetup
Jun 13 @ 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
Jun 13 @ 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.

Jun
14
Tue
Syracuse Business Networking Entrepreneurs Weekly Meetup
Jun 14 @ 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.

Monthly Get Together
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Buffalo PHP User Group Monthly Meetup
Jun 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

MEETUP AGENDA ============ * 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
Jun 14 @ 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
Jun 14 @ 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.

How do I … Do Encryption
Jun 14 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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. This month we will do a basic cryptography class. We will talk about different types of encryption, ciphers, hashes, and algorithms. If there’s enough time, we’ll go through common ways of breaking it. Outline : Introduction Ciphers Example: AES Public Key Cryptography Example: RSA Hashing Example: SHA Libraries // Don’t Roll Your Own (NaCL, etc.) OPTIONAL: Key Derivation Functions OPTIONAL: Cracking crypto with python OPTIONAL: Common weakness in algorithms (CBC vs GCM)

Jun
15
Wed
1 Million Cups Syracuse
Jun 15 @ 9:00 am – Jun 22 @ 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!

Lug Lunch
Jun 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Once a month we get together for an informal lunch to talk tech, and catch up between meetings. This is open to anyone. Bring your geekery, open source questions, and grab some good food at the same time. Location: Mole Mole Great local mexican food, now at a new location on Hooker Ave, where Pete’s Famous used to be.

2016 Bright Buffalo Niagara Entrepreneur Expo @ Hotel @ The Lafayette
Jun 15 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
2016 Bright Buffalo Niagara Entrepreneur Expo @ Hotel @ The Lafayette | Buffalo | New York | United States

Event Highlights for the 2016 Bright Buffalo Niagara Entrepreneur Expo

Bill Rancic, Bright Buffalo Niagara 2016 Keynote Speaker

  • 30, 90-second and five, five-minute live pitches from 35 entrepreneurs
  • Entrepreneur trade show and cocktail reception
  • Keynote address from Bill Rancic, New York Times bestselling author and winner of NBC’s breakthrough program “The Apprentice”
  • Award ceremony including grand prize of $20K* and a half hour one-on-one mentoring session with Bill Rancic
  • Plus, $5K People’s Choice prize

35 of the brightest entrepreneurs will be selected from the applicants to pitch and exhibit at Bright Buffalo Niagara. Five will be selected to present a five-minute pitch with the opportunity to win $20K, and 30 will be selected to present a 90-second pitch with the opportunity to win $5K.

Applications will be reviewed by a vetting committee and narrowed down to 35 of the brightest entrepreneurs. These 35 will subsequently be further narrowed down to 10 applicants that will be required to conduct a mandatory five-minute live pitch to the vetting committee on either May 20 or May 23 at d!g, 640 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, NY. All applicants will be notified May 25 of their acceptance to Bright, and will be advised as to whether they make up the 30, 90-second pitch slot or will be one of the five, five-minute pitches to compete for the grand prize of $20,000.

In addition, selected applications will have the ability to partake in our annual Mentor Match-Up on June 9 and June 10. The Mentor Match-Up will allow for a one-on-one session with an ecosystem mentor to fine tune your presentation.

*In order to be eligible for either cash prize, winning Bright participants must submit a W9 that includes a valid Federal Employee Identification Number (FEIN). Award recipients will need to spend entire cash award within one year and will be required to submit receipts and final report showing how funds have been spent. Detailed award requirements will be provided upon award receipt. If all outlined requirements are met by the end of the year, the awardee will not be taxed on the award amount. If requirements are NOT met, awardee will be taxed on award amount.

Social Night: June Jungles & Bombs
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Let’s get together for a fun social night! We’ll talk about games, development, and other topics. We’ll also play games, including the cooperative games Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, Minecraft, and Tokyo Jungle! Got a new project to show off? Bring it in, and let’s play it! Want to talk about your favorite Ludum Dare game? Let’s discuss it! Want to bring your own VR? Everyone and every gaming news item, project, idea, and gadget are welcome!

Jun
16
Thu
Bright Buffalo Niagara Entrepreneur Expo 2016 @ Hotel @ LaFayette
Jun 16 @ 1:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Event Highlights Include:

– 30, 90-second and five, five-minute live pitches from 35 entrepreneurs
– Entrepreneur trade show and cocktail reception
– Keynote address from Bill Rancic, New York Times bestselling author and winner of NBC’s breakthrough program “The Apprentice”
– Award ceremony including a grand prize of $20K*, a half hour one-on-one mentoring session with Bill Rancic, and an automatic pass into the 43North semifinals round, the world’s largest business plan competition
– Plus, a $5K People’s Choice prize

Resourcing Entrepreneurs
Jun 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Weekly Bitcoin Meetup
Jun 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BGS Project Night
Jun 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join BGS for an open night of free coworking! Bring your workstation with you and set up shop for the night to work on your current game project, or start a new one with other developers and artists! Get input from peers on your game, gain knowledge from experts, and help out beginners as all work towards making awesome games.
BGS Project Night is a free and open to the public event.

Buffalo WordPress Designer/Dev Meetup
Jun 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This is our monthly Designer & Developer WordPress Meetup. Discussion in Theme Design, Plugin Development, advanced Security, and other more advanced elements to WP. This meetup is catered towards designers and developers. Whether you’re a designer new to WordPress, or an experienced Developer this is the meetup you’ll want to attend. A basic understanding of HTML, CSS, and PHP to get the most out of the Designer/Dev Meetups. Feel free to give it a try if you’re on the fence and you can also attend the User meetup to see where you feel more comfortable. Also newly added, is our rule during the Designer/Developer Meetups, of NO SEO discussion. We’re adding this simply because while SEO can go hand-in-hand with WordPress, it often overruns everything else discussed. We are a WP Meetup, not an SEO Meetup. If you’re looking for something directed towards content editing, blogging, and less development based elements to WordPress, try our User Meetup running the 1st Thursday of every month.

Jun
17
Fri
BGS Arcade
Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Ever miss the days of stuffing all of your friends into one room and doing nothing but playing games all night until you pass out? So do we!

Join us at the Buffalo Game Space for a relaxing evening of games and good times with friends. We have multiple consoles, PCs and arcade cabinets hooked up throughout the space for you to enjoy, including games made right here in Buffalo! If you want to play something specific, feel free to bring your own consoles and games as well. Not in the mood for video games? No problem! Bring your tabletop games to indulge your card collecting, dungeon running urges.
BGS Arcade is a free and open to the public event.

The Open Organization Of Lockpickers (TOOOL) Meeting
Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Rochester chapter of The Open Organization Of Lockpicking. This monthly meeting is an opportunity to practice picking locks and meet other people that are experts in the subject. Meetings often have presentations about various locks and will let you borrow some lock picks and training locks to get you started.

Jun
18
Sat
Linux Workshop
Jun 18 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Linux Workshop Come and get your questions about Linux answered. We have experts on hand to fix problems and answer questions about Ubuntu and FOSS. Bring your system in so we can help you get the most from your FOSS.

Open Office Hours
Jun 18 @ 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
Jun 18 @ 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 “officer” 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!

Jun
20
Mon
New York Venture Summit @ Crowne Plaza
Jun 20 – Jun 21 all-day
New York Venture Summit @ Crowne Plaza | New York | New York | United States

Upstate Venture Connect is pleased to announce its sponsorship and invite you to attend New York Venture Summit, presented by youngStartup Ventures. Through this partnership, members of the UVC network will receive a special discount of 10% off the existing”early bird” rate. Register HERE to receive this special discount, as well as take advantage of the “early bird” discount rate. Use discount code “UVCVIP.”

In addition to providing access to leading Investors, the conference will feature more than 50 pre-screened early stage companies seeking capital, and hardcore networking.

This conference will be attended by the best people in the industry.

New York

Venture Summit

Where Innovation Meets Capital

July 20th & 21st, 2016 | Crowne Plaza | New York City  

Come meet, interact and network with more than 500 VCs, Corporate VCs, angel investors, investment bankers and CEOs of early stage and emerging growth companies at the prestigious New York Venture Summit being held on July 20th21st , 2016 at the Crowne Plaza in New York City.                                                                                                                     

Whether you’re a startup seeking capital and exposure, or an investor seeking new deals, The New York Venture Summit presented by youngStartup Ventures – is the event of the year you won’t want to miss.

A highly productive venture conference, The New York Venture Summit is dedicated to showcasing VCs, Corporate VCs and angel investors committed to funding early stage and emerging companies.

This exclusive summit will feature a distinguished line up of more than 50 Investors on interactive panels; presentations by more than 50 cutting edge companies seeking funding, and high-level networking opportunities.

List of VC Speakers & Judges from 2015 Include:

  •         Imraan Ahmed, Senior Associate, Radius Ventures
  •         Logan Bartlett, Associate, Battery Ventures
  •         Marty Bauer, Managing Director, Iron Yard Ventures
  •         Gil Beyda, Founder & Managing Partner, Genacast Ventures
  •         Greg Bohlen, Managing General Partner, Union Grove Venture Partners
  •         Michael Boshammer, Managing Director, T-Venture
  •         Todd Breeden, Vice President, StarVest Partners
  •         Ari Brettman, Associate, Clarus Ventures
  •         Stanley Buchesky, Partner and Founder, The EdTech Fund
  •         Carter Caldwell, Principal, Cross Atlantic Capital Partners
  •         Max Chee, Partner, Millennium Technology Ventures
  •         Elizabeth Chou, Principal, New Markets Venture Partners
  •         Daniel Chui, Manager, Verizon Ventures
  •         Josh Cohen, Managing Partner & Co-founder, City Light Capital
  •         Tom Costin, Principal, Owl Ventures
  •         Randall Crowder, Managing Director, TEXO Ventures
  •         Rajeev Dadoo, Partner, SR One
  •         Sutian Dong , Senior Associate, First Mark Capital
  •         Jonathan Drillings, Principal, Comcast Ventures
  •         Jim Dugan, CEO and Managing Partner, OCA Ventures
  •         Eliot Durbin, General Partner, Boldstart Ventures
  •         Imran Eba, Partner, Action Potential Venture Capital
  •         Rami Elkhatib, General Partner, Acero Capital
  •         Brad Farkas, Partner and Co-Founder, I-Hatch Ventures
  •         Rita Ferrandino, Partner, Arc Capital Development
  •         Allison Goldberg, Managing Director and Vice President, Time Warner Investments
  •         Jay Goldberg, Senior Managing Director, Hudson Ventures
  •         Daniel Goldman, Founder, President & CFO, Clean Energy Venture Group
  •         Henrik Holland , Venture Principal, Shell Technology Ventures
  •         Sachin Jade, Partner, Klifer Capital
  •         Douglas Jamison, Managing Director & CEO, Harris & Harris Group
  •         Aaron Kantoff, Vice President, Apple Tree Partners
  •         Joe King, Managing Director, DuPont Ventures
  •         Roman Kikta, Managing Partner, Mobility Ventures
  •         David Kirkpatrick, Managing Director, SJF Ventures
  •         Jason Klein, Founder & CEO, OnGrid Ventures
  •         Sarah Kunst, Venture Partner, Future Perfect Ventures
  •         Sharon LaDay, Vice President, Macmillan New Ventures
  •         Lisa Lambert, Managing Director, Intel Capital
  •         Angela Lee, Founder & CEO, 37 Angels
  •         Jennifer Lee, Principal, Learn Capital
  •         Jenny Lefcourt , Partner, Freestyle Capital
  •         Ross Leimberg, Senior Manager, AbbVie Biotech Ventures
  •         Jim Logerfo, Partner, Earthrise Capital
  •         Kyle Lui, Principal, DCM Ventures
  •         Jiong Ma, Partner, Braemar Energy Ventures
  •         Jillian Manus, Founder, Structure Capital
  •         Ezra Mehlman, Vice President, Health Enterprise Partners
  •         Patricia Nakache, General Partner, Trinity Ventures
  •         Ann Partlow, Co-founder/Partner, Earthrise Capital
  •         Amit Patel, Principal, Master Owl Venture
  •         Ketan Patel, Partner, Fidelity Biosciences
  •         Alessandro Piol, Partner and Co-founder , AlphaPrime Ventures
  •         Ulrich Quay, Managing Director, BMI i Ventures
  •         Gopal Rajaraman , Investment Analyst, Motorola Solutions Venture Capital
  •         Tom Rand , Managing Partner, Arctern Ventures
  •         Bill Reinisch, Venture Partner, Paladin Capital
  •         Aymerik Renard, Director, SanDisk Ventures
  •         Evan Renov, Partner, Beechwood Ventures
  •         Lisa Rhoads, Managing Director, Easton Capital
  •         Steve Sarracino, Founder, Activant Capital Group
  •         Claus Schmidt, Managing Director, Robert Bosch Venture Capital
  •         Andrew Schoen, Associate, New Enterprise Associates
  •         Reese Schroeder, Managing Director, Motorola Solutions Venture Capital
  •         Tom Segal, Associate, Rethink Education
  •         Stacey Seltzer, Partner, Aisling Capital
  •         Clara Sieg, Partner, Revolution Ventures
  •         Jeremy Sohn, Venture Partner, MPM Capital
  •         Blake Stevens, Senior Associate, Harris & Harris Group
  •         Alicia Syrett, Founder & CEO, Pantegrion Capital LLC
  •         Bruce Taragin, General Partner, Blumberg Capital
  •         Sebastian Titz, Managing Partner, 3M New Ventures
  •         Alana Tung, Associate, Time Warner Investments
  •         Claude Vachet, Managing Partner, Cycle Capital Management
  •         Nic Wetzler, Associate, Augment Ventures
  •         Lisa Wu, Vice President, Norwest Venture Partners
  •         Greg Zaic, General Partner, Nexus Medical & Technology Capital
  •         Tianxiang Zhuo, Managing Partner, Karlin Ventures
  •         Alex Zisson, Partner, Thomas, McNerney & Partners
  •         Chris Zock, Vice President, Sandbox Industries
  •         Seth Zuckerman, Senior Associate, Safeguard Scientifics

Call for TOP INNOVATORS!

Get Noticed > Get Funded > Grow Faster

A select group of more than 50 Top Innovators from the Technology, Life Sciences/Healthcare, CleanTech and Edtech sectors will be chosen to present their breakthrough investment opportunities to an exclusive audience of Venture Capitalists, Private Investors, Investment Bankers, Corporate Investors, and Strategic Partners.

Apply to Present / Nominate a company:

For more information or to be considered for one of the Top Innovator slots click here.

Seed Pitchfest:

If you are a seed stage company seeking angel funding of less than $1M (and have raised less than $300,000) click here to apply for our Seed stage track sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

REGISTER NOW and Save!!

ROC WordPress Meetup
Jun 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

First half of the meeting will be a tour of the cPanel and FTP uses. Second half is general sharing and Q&A. Hope to see you there!

BGS Unity Dev Meetup
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join other Unity developers at Buffalo Game Space to share projects, discuss techniques, and learn something new about one of the most popular game development engines in the world!
BGS Unity Dev Meetup is a free and open to the public event.

Jun
21
Tue
Syracuse Business Networking Entrepreneurs Weekly Meetup
Jun 21 @ 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.

Hack Night at Interlock
Jun 21 @ 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.

RocPy General Meeting
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Topic TBD     Location Information The map link above for our location is not sufficient, so I have a more detailed and annotated map that should be referenced: A map to Bausch and Lomb Hall at the University of Rochester (parking and walking directions) The meeting will be in Bausch and Lomb Hall, room 407. • Find the elevator, go to the 4th floor and exit to your right. • At the end of the hall, make another right. • Walk to the very end of the hall past the fire doors. • You are now at Room 407. • Network Access Internet access is readily available.

Jun
22
Wed
1 Million Cups Syracuse
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – Jun 29 @ 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!

CenterState CEO Economic Development Suport @ CNY Biotech Accelerator
Jun 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

CenterState CEO (CCEO) Economic Development Support

CNYBAC Cultivate Program – RSVP to cnybac@upstate.edu

Presenters: Thomas Blanchard, Rick Clonan, David Mankiewicz, Steve King, CenterState CEO

CenterState CEO is an independent and forward-thinking economic development strategist, business leadership organization and chamber of commerce; dedicated to the success of its members and the prosperity of the region. Presenters will cover who CCEO is, programs available through CCEO and The Tech Garden to support new or small business; exporting to a global market and the Central New York International Business Alliance (CNYIBA).

This event is part of the Central New York BioTech Accelerator (CNYBAC) Cultivate Program powered by UVC.

The mission of CNYBAC is to incubate and accelerate university-industry partnerships that discover, design, develop and deploy innovative products for bioscience marketplaces.

Powered by UVC

Jun
23
Thu
20th Annual Technology Awards Luncheon @ The Desmond
Jun 23 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
20th Annual Technology Awards Luncheon @ The Desmond | Albany | New York | United States

20th Annual Technology Awards Luncheon

Congratulations to this year’s Award Winners!

Award Category Winner
Economic Winner (Large) nfrastructure
Economic Winner (Medium) OutMatch
Lift-Off WorkOrder.es
Technology Innovation Free Form Fibers
Judge’s Choice Award CommerceHub
Technology Trailblazer Larry Davis, Commsoft
Jeffrey A. Lawrence Lifetime Contributor Award Richard Honen, Phillips Lytle

Award winners will be recognized in front of hundreds of Tech Valley leaders at an awards luncheon and profiled in a Times Union insert sent to nearly 100,000 subscribers, published on the day of the event.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The annual Technology Awards attract hundreds of high-level area professionals in the business & tech sectors to recognize and honor our region’s most innovative and growth-oriented companies and individuals for superior achievements.

The awards also highlight the tech industries making great strides in Tech Valley – including advanced materials, manufacturing, renewable energy, biotech/medical, information technology and nanotechnology.

View 2016 Sponsorship Packages

Contact Andrea Swank at andreas@ceg.org or 518.465.8975 to secure your sponsorship!

3D Printing Meetup
Jun 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Weekly Bitcoin Meetup
Jun 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BGS Game Development Meeting
Jun 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come join us at our Bi-Weekly Meeting!
Here we discuss game development techniques, art, music, news, show off member projects and most importantly, have a great time.
BGS Game Development Meeting is a free and open to the public event.

Jun
24
Fri
Starting and Managing Your Own Business Workshop
Jun 24 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

A full-day workshop featuring SCORE and local expert speakers, covering business topics critical…
Full info at http://nextplex.com/buffalo-ny/calendar/events/40752-starting-and-managing-your-own-business-workshop

Interactive Showcase @ Troy Night Out
Jun 24 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our monthly Troy Night Out with The Arts Center continues with an exhibition of locally created games.  Macs and PCs will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The showcase is free and open to everyone, and we welcome you to show off games that are in any state of completion. So bring along your project for some playtesting and feedback, or just stop by and join in the fun!
If you have any questions about the showcase, feel free to leave a comment here or send a message to info@techvalleygamespace.com.

Jun
25
Sat
A Day of Women in Tech
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join us for the first ever Day of Women in Tech! Our focus is to create an environment for the day that celebrates what women in the Hudson Valley are doing with creativity, design, technology, leadership and entrepreneurship. We’re wrapping up a stellar lineup and will continue posting new speakers as they are confirmed. Women, and Men, are encouraged to join us for this inaugural event. EVENT HOSTS Michelle Barone-Lapore, Vice President of Marketing at Rhinebeck Bank, Co-Anchor of Wakeup with Rhinebeck Bank, and DJ at 96.1 Kiss FM/iHeartMedia.  Sabrina Schutzsmith, Co-founder of Hudson Valley Tech Meetup, Catskills Conf, PoughWorking, and Digital Empire. KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Pamela Pavliscak, UX researcher, data scientist, and co-founder of Change Sciences. Sheila Apel, U.S. Regional Director, Corporate Citizenship at IBM BREAKOUT SESSIONS Complete list will be posted shortly. CATERING Lunch, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.

Open Office Hours
Jun 25 @ 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!

Jun
27
Mon
Grab coffee/beer and talk iOS/Mac Development
Jun 27 @ 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.

Jun
28
Tue
Syracuse Business Networking Entrepreneurs Weekly Meetup
Jun 28 @ 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.

Behavior Driven Testing using Test Driven Design
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Agenda:6:00pm – Food and Drinks 6:30pm – Behavior Driven Talk:Behavior Driven Development (BDD) is a software development process that uses the principles of Test Driven Design (TDD) to provide the the business and technical sides of a team a shared process to create software. The greatest strength of BDD is the emphasis it places on collaboration between the technical and business-minded members of a team. This talk will cover how BDD can be used by a cross-functional team, the tools used in BDD, and some of the pitfalls of BDD.​ Presenter: Brian Manley7:00pm – Q&A

Ithaca Drupal Users Group Monthly Meetup
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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.

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.

Monthly Organizer’s Meeting
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For too long there has been shroud of mystery on the inner workings of the RocPy organization! We would invite our fellow members to join us for our monthly organizer’s meeting!
We enjoy food, drink and most importantly, plan our upcoming meetings of RocPy.
This group would be nothing if not for your attendance and support, consider joining us!
Usually, it’s every 4th Tuesday of the month.

Building Powerful Websites and Web Applications with Piklist
Jun 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Used by thousands of websites, Piklist is a rapid development framework that will save you tons of time and allow you to add powerful features to WordPress. Piklist provides all the pieces you need to build a customized, tailored system for WordPress that’s infinitely expandable. Easily create custom fields for post types, terms and users… Settings Pages… forms… and more, with limited code. Get inspired with a WP Engine case study and how they use Piklist internally. Then learn how you can quickly modify “everything” in WordPress with Piklist. Whether you are new to writing code, or a serious developer, you will definitely learn something at this session. Agenda:  6:30-6:45 Networking  6:45-7:00 Lighting Round (general questions about WP)  7:00-7:45 Presentation & Questions  7:45-8:00 Final Group Networking Our Speaker  Steve Bruner is the CEO of SlipFire , a New York City based WordPress development studio, and a partner in Piklist LLC. where he is creating the most powerful framework available for WordPress.

Hack Night at Interlock
Jun 28 @ 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.

Jun
29
Wed
1 Million Cups Syracuse
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – Jul 6 @ 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!

Jun
30
Thu
Weekly Bitcoin Meetup
Jun 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BGS Project Night
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join BGS for an open night of free coworking! Bring your workstation with you and set up shop for the night to work on your current game project, or start a new one with other developers and artists! Get input from peers on your game, gain knowledge from experts, and help out beginners as all work towards making awesome games.
BGS Project Night is a free and open to the public event.

Jul
1
Fri
First Friday – Free Coworking Day
Jul 1 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

If you’re working from home, put on some pants and come work alongside other independent professionals!
From 9am-5pm, come join us for a free day of coworking. Just bring your laptop, hook into our wifi. Coffee and donuts will be available at 9am. Lunch is on your own, so you can either brown-bag it or grab something from the plethora of places to eat in an around Village Gate.
Parking: The small parking lot next to our building is frequently full, but there is a very large parking lot available if you drive through the small lot.

Official 2600 Meeting
Jul 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BGS Arcade
Jul 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Ever miss the days of stuffing all of your friends into one room and doing nothing but playing games all night until you pass out? So do we!

Join us at the Buffalo Game Space for a relaxing evening of games and good times with friends. We have multiple consoles, PCs and arcade cabinets hooked up throughout the space for you to enjoy, including games made right here in Buffalo! If you want to play something specific, feel free to bring your own consoles and games as well. Not in the mood for video games? No problem! Bring your tabletop games to indulge your card collecting, dungeon running urges.
BGS Arcade is a free and open to the public event.

Rochester 2600
Jul 1 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Rochester 2600 is an information-security / hacker meetup. It’s a loose-knit group that hangs out, does presentations related to security and technology, and discusses a variety of topics throughout the night.