UNY Event Calendar

UNY Event Calendar

Workshop Walkthrough @ Rev

Thursday, 10/30/2014 7:00 pm
314 East State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
Details | Event Website

Want to learn more about how the rapid prototyping shop at Rev can help your business create and adapt your product quickly?

For any startup or early stage business the ability to quickly develop a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) to get in front of customers can make all the difference. Learn more about Rev's rapid prototyping lab, see some equipment in action and hear first hand stories about real businesses while mingling with other entrepreneurs. 

What: Workshop Walkthrough
Where: Rev, 314 E. State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
When: Thursday, October 30th, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Presented by: Ken Rother, with Brad Treat & Brian Bauer – Entrepreneurs-in-Residence

IDEA Juicer

Friday, 10/31/2014 2:00 pm
SU Makerspace: 029 Kimmel Hall, 311 Waverly Avenue, 311 Waverly Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13244
Details | Event Website

If you like the hit show Shark Tank, you don’t want to miss this. Students put their ideas on the table and duke it out in front of a panel of judges. Each of our four contestants will have to be quick on their feet and straight to the point because these judges are tough. Participate in our live audience, ask questions, and see what it takes to compete for startup funding. Then stick around afterwards to network with entrepreneurial students and alumni.

Since it’s Halloween, come dressed in your best costume! The one with the best costume wins a prize!

Stream the IDEA Juicer live here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WLF6u2y6Rs . Send questions for the contestants on Twitter using the hashtag #StartSU.


Saturday, 11/01/2014 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!


Lockpicking Meetup

Monday, 11/03/2014 7:00 pm
The Foundry, 298 Northampton Street, Buffalo, NY 14208
Details | Event Website

This is a meetup for people interested in lockpicking and locksport. Newcomers welcome! We provide lockpicks and locks to practice on, though if you have anything you'd like to bring, please do!

First Monday Electronics

Monday, 11/03/2014 7:00 pm
The Foundry, 298 Northampton Street, Buffalo, NY 14208
Details | Event Website

This will be a meetup for anyone interested in electronic circuits, microcontrollers, and learning more about how electronic things work. It will be held the first Monday of each month.

If you already have a laptop and an Arduino (or compatible microcontroller), bring them and we will find things for you to learn. I'll help explain, too, but the best way to learn is to do.

If you don't understand what I just said about an ada-whosie-whatsit, show up and I can show you what a microcontroller is, how circuits work, and how to make things blink!

Here's the best part... To force myself to stay on top of this event, at the end of the night, we will group-think assignments for people that want to go further. This means every month you show up, you get to help decide the topics for the next month. Then at the next meetup, everyone who took on an assignment can show it off (and maybe even explain the circuit/code/build process).

Hootsuite and Microsoft can help your Small Business Grow while you’re on the Go

Tuesday, 11/04/2014 12:45 pm
The Tech Garden, 235 Harrison Street, Syracuse, NY 13202
Details | Event Website

Is your business ready to compete in the world of online business? Are you aware of the new tools and technology that can help you boost productivity and grow revenue? Microsoft and Hootsuite are partnering to educate small businesses on how productivity tools like Office 365 and Social Media tools like Hootsuite can drive new revenue while decreasing operational costs. In our upcoming, exclusive webinar with Microsoft, join us and:

Learn how small businesses can use Social Media to attract new customers and drive revenue

Discover the best tools to manage your business - securely - from anywhere

See how Microsoft Office 365 and Hootsuite will change the way you engage your customers, wherever they are mentioning your brand

If you can't make it in person, tune in here: https://clicktoattend.microsoft.com/en-us/Pages/EventDetails.aspx?EventID=201266

UVANY Annual Meeting with E. Philip Saunders

Tuesday, 11/04/2014 5:00 pm
Oak Hill Country Club, 145 Kilbourn Rd., Rochester, NY 14618
Details | Event Website

Introduction by Kevin Halpin, Managing Director, Delta Point Capital

UVANY Overview by Brian Model, Managing Partner, Stonehenge Growth Equity Partners

About Phil Saunders:

Mr. Saunders is the founder of a number of notable companies, including Genesee Regional Bank, Truck Stops of America, Griffith Energy, Travel Centers of America and Sugar Creek Corporation.  In addition, Mr. Saunders is an owner of Essex Property Management, a company responsible for commercial properties.  Other significant ownership interests include Valley Fuels, Bristol Harbour Resort, Sugar Creek Farms, Western New York Energy and American Rock Salt.

Mr. Saunders serves as Chairman of Genesee Regional Bank and Valley Fuels as well as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Paul Smith’s College.  Mr. Saunders also serves on the Board of Directors of American Rock Salt, Buckingham Properties, Lewis Tree, Passero Associates, NYS Trooper Foundation, Torvec Inc., Rochester Institute of Technology, Western New York Energy, and Young Entrepreneurs Academy.  Mr. Saunders was formerly the Executive Vice President and Director of Ryder Systems, Owner/CEO of Econo-car International, and Owner/CEO of Richardson Foods Corporation.

Online registration: http://conta.cc/1t0klRe

NY-BEST and JCESR Energy Storage Technical Conference

Wednesday, 11/05/2014 7:45 am
Adam's Mark Hotel, 120 Church Street, Buffalo, NY 14202
Details | Event Website

Batteries, fuel cells and energy storage technologies are continuing to experience new and exciting breakthroughs in chemistries, longevity and in a growing number of applications. This one-day conference will focus on the current developments in battery and energy storage technology taking place at premier research and academic institutions as well as within leading companies. The goal of the conference is to bring together leaders from industry, government and academia to discuss and share their findings in this rapidly evolving field.



  • NY-BEST Members: $125
  • Non Members: $200
  • Government: $100
  • Students: $50

Online registration: http://www.ny-best.org/civicrm/event/register?id=70&reset=1

StartUp Tech Valley Meet-Up

Wednesday, 11/05/2014 5:30 pm
Brown's Brewing Co. Revolution Hall, 425 River Street, Troy, NY 12180

StartUp Tech Valley is a new monthly meetup for first-time entrepreneurs, experienced entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, employees of startups, service providers to startups, and anyone else who wants to be involved. Have a great business plan and looking for feedback? Created an exciting new product and looking for initial customers, partners or co-founders? We’re dedicating a portion of each event to you. Check the events page on our website to learn more about this month's presenters.

#IDEAchatCNY Presents: Matt Wilson of Under30CEO

Wednesday, 11/05/2014 6:00 pm
You tube stream, Syracuse, NY 13214
Details | Event Website

#IDEAChatCNY provides innovators and thought leaders with practical advice on how to launch successful ideas through a series of web interviews with entrepreneurs from across the globe.

This week we’re joined by Matt Wilson, cofounder of Under30CEO. We’ll talk with Wilson about his experiences building a company around what he loves and facilitating a life of travel.

Watch it live here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyQL2w1lm8c
Ask questions on Twitter using the #IDEAchatCNY hashtag.

Startup Drinks

Thursday, 11/06/2014 7:00 pm
The Daily Refresher, 293 Alexander Street, Rochester, NY 14607
Details | Event Website

It's time once again for our monthly Startup Drinks event! On popular request, we're moving this month's event to The Daily Refresher on 293 Alexander Street. Join us to meet great people, discuss awesome new ideas and have an interesting cocktail mixed by one of Rochester's best bartenders. 

Evaluate Worthy New Tech

Saturday, 11/08/2014 9:15 am
Liberteks.com, Inc., 1648 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12203
Details | Event Website

We can't be going to Nosh as they are closing Thursday 

We will move across the street to Liberteks and I'll bring tasty carbs


Wednesday, 11/12/2014 7:30 am
The Buffalo Club, 388 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202
Details | Event Website

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What does the Healthcare Reform mean for Health IT?

Thursday, 11/13/2014 7:30 am
Oak Hill Country Club, 145 Kilbourn Rd., Rochester, NY 14618
Details | Event Website

Join at at Oak Hill Country Club on 11/13 as we hear about what healthcare reform means to the Rochester healthcare community.  Leaders from across the healthcare community will speak about what healthcare organizations are doing and need to be doing to prepare for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Healthcare Reform.  Speakers representing the hospitals, physician groups, post-acute care, and home care will each share their experiences as it pertains to Healthcare Reform and IT.  The speakers for this event include:

  • Nancy Adams, Executive Director, Monroe County Medical Society
  • Sue Bourne, VP of Quality and Innovation, HCR Home Care
  • Dan Katz, President & CEO, Jewish Senior Life
  • Ted Kremer, Executive Director, Rochester RHIO
  • David Moufarrege, CIO, St. Ann's Community
  • Gary Scialdone, Project Director, URMC

Many thanks to our event sponsor, Just Solutions. At Just Solutions, they pride  themselves in only offering the best of breed hardware and software solutions on the market. They assist you on all of your technology decisions from wiring to phone systems, from Internet access to printing including document imaging solutions. Their experience and expertise for your business critical processes such as Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery Planning & Deployment and HIPAA Compliance allows you to focus on your business growth while we managed your IT challenges in timely and cost effective manner. Visit them at www.JustInc.com to learn more about Just Solutions.

Online registration: https://www.runmyclub.com/DR/eventcalendar.asp?id=208452


Thursday, 11/13/2014 5:00 pm
The Yard Flatiron, 234 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001
Details | Event Website

We are rolling out our startup showcase event format to the entire CoInvent community! Startups will be able to set up demo stations to showcase their products at all future showcase events. The first event, which is brought to you by a partnership between CoInvent and The Yard. Each showcasing startup will have the opportunity to walk away with $3000 cash (provided by CoInvent) + $3000 in credit towards office space at The Yard's Flatiron location.