UNY Event Calendar

UNY Event Calendar




Roundtable Discussion: Hunger, Homelessness, and Technology

Monday, 10/27/2014 12:00 pm
The Tech Garden, 235 Harrison Street, Syracuse, NY 13202
Details | Event Website

WISE, Girls in Tech, and The Tech Garden (TTG) are hosting a Roundtable Discussion about Hunger, Homelessness, and Technology. We are inviting community leaders, volunteers, and those who have experience in these areas to join us. The goal is to brainstorm ideas on how we can improve our community and prepare for the Hack Hunger and Homelessness event on Nov 8-9.

All are welcome and encouraged to be a part of this community-wide discussion about hunger, homelessness, and the role technology plays in making a difference.

Pizza and salad will be served.

NEXUS-NY Rochester info session

Tuesday, 10/28/2014 7:30 am
High Tech Rochester, 150 Lucius Gordon Drive, West Henrietta, NY 14586
Details | Event Website

NEXUS-NY is one of three NYSERDA sponsored clean energy proof-of-concept centers (POCCs). Our charter is to help accelerate the commercialization of early stage technologies emanating from New York's research labs.

We pursue our mission by providing financial, educational, and business support to cohorts of “business discovery teams” located throughout the state. Our program has adopted, adapted and expanded upon the lean startup methodology to guide program participants towards three primary objectives:
- To validate product-market fit
- To develop proof-of-concept prototypes
- To obtain third party validation of their technologies and business models.


Join us on Tuesday, October 28th at 7:30 at High Tech Rochester where NEXUS-NY executive director, Doug Buerkle, will describe how the program works with and benefits faculty researchers, students and others.

Applications for our second cohort will be accepted between 10/23/2014 and 11/10/2014

NEXUS-NY Syracuse information session

Tuesday, 10/28/2014 12:00 pm
Syracuse Center of Excellence, 727 East Washington St., Syracuse, NY 13244
Details | Event Website

NEXUS-NY is one of three NYSERDA sponsored clean energy proof-of-concept centers (POCCs). Our charter is to help accelerate the commercialization of early stage technologies emanating from New York's research labs.

We pursue our mission by providing financial, educational, and business support to cohorts of “business discovery teams” located throughout the state. Our program has adopted, adapted and expanded upon the lean startup methodology to guide program participants towards three primary objectives:
- To validate product-market fit
- To develop proof-of-concept prototypes
- To obtain third party validation of their technologies and business models.

Join us on Tuesday, October 28th at 12:00 at Syracuse Center of Excellence where NEXUS-NY executive director, Doug Buerkle, will describe how the program works with and benefits faculty researchers, students and others.

Applications for our second cohort will be accepted between 10/23/2014 and 11/10/2014

Women in Technology Leaders Roundtable

Tuesday, 10/28/2014 5:30 pm
Ballroom 384 at the City Grill, 384 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607
Details | Event Website

You've made progress in your career, but how can you take it further?  What has gotten you here might not be what gets you there.  Join us for networking and an energetic panel discussion lead by Jeanne Casares, CIO of RIT. Jeanne will moderate an engaging group of Senior IT Leaders in topics to include personal stories about:  

     -  How have they succeeded in a primarily male dominated field   
     -  How rapidly changing technology influenced their career path  
     -  How they’ve succeeded in closing the salary gap and in salary negotiations  
     -  How mentors have played a role in their journey
     -  What they would do differently looking back on their career  

Panel participants include 
     - Anne Bell, VP Enterprise and Corp Applications, Xerox 
     - Dan Canzano Former VP Information Technology, Paychex
     - Kim Sowers Director, Application Development, RIT 

Meetup for Ithaca Venture Community

Tuesday, 10/28/2014 6:00 pm
314 E. State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
Details | Event Website

 Co-Hosted by IVR Technology, Singlebrook, and TCAD
Please join us for a fun free event for the Ithaca startup community. Meet other entrepreneurs and enjoy food and drinks from our sponsors. Members of the student and professional startup communities are invited to participate. There is limited space available, so please RSVP early on Meetup if you’re planning to attend

Ithaca Drupal Users Group Monthly Meetup

Tuesday, 10/28/2014 6:00 pm
GORGES Web Development & Internet Solutions, 105 North Tioga Street #200, Ithaca, NY 14850
Details | Event Website

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

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.

Build Your Marketing Toolkit

Wednesday, 10/29/2014 1:00 pm
Schenectady County Community College - Center City, 433 State Street,, Schenectady, NY 12305
Details | Event Website

Part 1: Build Your Marketing Toolkit: A framework for small businesses and organizations (60 minutes)

Many small businesses and organizations find themselves seeking the right strategies to make their marketing efforts as effective as possible. But with so many different marketing activities that they could focus on, they often miss some of the important marketing concepts that will help them understand why those activities are so important. This presentation is designed to uncover some of those core concepts and show that a little bit of marketing knowledge can go a long way.

Attendees will learn:

  1. What marketing really is (and isn’t).
  2. How marketing has changed in ways that benefit small businesses.
  3. The importance of setting marketing goals and objectives.
  4. The 4 Pillars of Marketing Success – a framework showing how different marketing activities fit together.
  5. It’s ok to start small, to start where you already are.

Join us and build a foundation of marketing knowledge to help your business or organization grow.

Part 2: Campaigns That Drive Action: Offers & Promotions 
(30 minutes)

Increase & reward loyalty while driving new customers to your door.

At the heart of small business marketing are the campaigns that drive action – collections of
marketing activities that help a small business or organization to achieve its goals and objectives.
One important campaign type that many small businesses or organizations have likely run, but
would like to learn more about, revolves around Offers and Promotions.

These could be a simple coupon or a Facebook campaign. You may be considering joining forces
with a deal provider and you’re wondering what you should be looking for in a deal or offer that
matches your needs. This session will help you learn what you need to know about successful
deals, and how you might use them for your marketing efforts.

We'll Cover:

1. What the three things you really want to get with your deal
2. The different types of deal you might run
3. 5 steps to a great offer
4. Start building your own offer and understand the 5 Don’ts of Deals

Join us and learn some great new strategies to help develop your next offer or promotion.

Part 3: Campaigns That Drive Action: Events & Registration 
(30 minutes)

Increase & reward loyalty while driving new customers to your door.

One important campaign type that many nonprofits and small businesses have used, but would
like to learn more about revolves around Events.

When you run an event you want to make sure that you leave ample time for the promotional
activities that will drive your registrations, and you want to create and provide an optimal online
registration experience. If you have run events or are considering running events, and you’d like to
build on your knowledge of these two important elements of running a successful event, this
session is for you.

Please note: this section will not be addressing best practices around event planning topics like
venue selection, planning event entertainment or dining options, running fundraising activities like
live or silent auctions, etc. It is focused on helping the audience promote their event and streamline
the online registration process.

We'll Cover:

1. The different types of events you might run
2. Setting a goal for your event
3. Promotion of your event (including a sample promotional timeline and activities)
4. Set up an effective online registration process
5. Post-event activities you can’t forget

Join us and learn some great new strategies to help you promote your next event and set up an
online registration process that helps your event succeed.

Level: This is an introductory-level business workshop with a focus on campaigns using promotions/offers and events to market your business.

This workshop is ideal for the following people:

  1. Small business owners
  2. Entrepreneurs
  3. Not-for-profit employees
  4. Marketers seeking to stay current with new marketing technology and strategies
  5. Anyone with questions about promoting their business with promotions and/or events

Materials Provided in Workshop:

All attendees will receive:

  1. Copy of Presentation
  2. ”5 Reasons Why A Local Deal Can Help Your Business," a Constant Contact Guide

Cost: $35

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) 92694, Course Section (CFP) 203-51.

Schenectady County Community College - Class Registration Options 

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

Build Your Marketing Toolkit

Wednesday, 10/29/2014 1:00 pm
Schenectady County Community College - Center City, 433 State Street,, Schenectady, NY 12305
Details | Event Website

Part 1: Build Your Marketing Toolkit: A framework for small businesses and organizations (60 minutes)

Many small businesses and organizations find themselves seeking the right strategies to make their marketing efforts as effective as possible. But with so many different marketing activities that they could focus on, they often miss some of the important marketing concepts that will help them understand why those activities are so important. This presentation is designed to uncover some of those core concepts and show that a little bit of marketing knowledge can go a long way.

Attendees will learn:

  1. What marketing really is (and isn’t).
  2. How marketing has changed in ways that benefit small businesses.
  3. The importance of setting marketing goals and objectives.
  4. The 4 Pillars of Marketing Success – a framework showing how different marketing activities fit together.
  5. It’s ok to start small, to start where you already are.

Join us and build a foundation of marketing knowledge to help your business or organization grow.

Part 2: Campaigns That Drive Action: Offers & Promotions 
(30 minutes)

Increase & reward loyalty while driving new customers to your door.

At the heart of small business marketing are the campaigns that drive action – collections of
marketing activities that help a small business or organization to achieve its goals and objectives.
One important campaign type that many small businesses or organizations have likely run, but
would like to learn more about, revolves around Offers and Promotions.

These could be a simple coupon or a Facebook campaign. You may be considering joining forces
with a deal provider and you’re wondering what you should be looking for in a deal or offer that
matches your needs. This session will help you learn what you need to know about successful
deals, and how you might use them for your marketing efforts.

We'll Cover:

1. What the three things you really want to get with your deal
2. The different types of deal you might run
3. 5 steps to a great offer
4. Start building your own offer and understand the 5 Don’ts of Deals

Join us and learn some great new strategies to help develop your next offer or promotion.

Part 3: Campaigns That Drive Action: Events & Registration 
(30 minutes)

Increase & reward loyalty while driving new customers to your door.

One important campaign type that many nonprofits and small businesses have used, but would
like to learn more about revolves around Events.

When you run an event you want to make sure that you leave ample time for the promotional
activities that will drive your registrations, and you want to create and provide an optimal online
registration experience. If you have run events or are considering running events, and you’d like to
build on your knowledge of these two important elements of running a successful event, this
session is for you.

Please note: this section will not be addressing best practices around event planning topics like
venue selection, planning event entertainment or dining options, running fundraising activities like
live or silent auctions, etc. It is focused on helping the audience promote their event and streamline
the online registration process.

We'll Cover:

1. The different types of events you might run
2. Setting a goal for your event
3. Promotion of your event (including a sample promotional timeline and activities)
4. Set up an effective online registration process
5. Post-event activities you can’t forget

Join us and learn some great new strategies to help you promote your next event and set up an
online registration process that helps your event succeed.

Level: This is an introductory-level business workshop with a focus on campaigns using promotions/offers and events to market your business.

This workshop is ideal for the following people:

  1. Small business owners
  2. Entrepreneurs
  3. Not-for-profit employees
  4. Marketers seeking to stay current with new marketing technology and strategies
  5. Anyone with questions about promoting their business with promotions and/or events

Materials Provided in Workshop:

All attendees will receive:

  1. Copy of Presentation
  2. ”5 Reasons Why A Local Deal Can Help Your Business," a Constant Contact Guide

Cost: $35

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

*************************************

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

Course Reference # (CRN) 92694, Course Section (CFP) 203-51.

Schenectady County Community College - Class Registration Options 

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

Build Your Marketing Toolkit (with sections on marketing with offers/promotions and events)

Wednesday, 10/29/2014 1:00 pm
Schenectady Community College Center City Campus Rm 210, 433 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12305
Details | Event Website

Attendees will learn: 1. What marketing really is (and isn’t). 2. How marketing has changed in ways that benefit small businesses. 3. The importance of setting marketing goals and objectives. 4. The 4 Pillars of Marketing Success. 5. It's OK to start small. Plus, sections on marketing with offers/promotions and events.
Schenectady County Community College - Center City

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=oopetldab&oeidk=a07e9p56zm4307db661

The Wild West of Equity Based Crowdfunding

Wednesday, 10/29/2014 1:00 pm
NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences, 690 Virginia St., Buffalo, NY 14203
Details | Event Website

The JOBS Act and crowdfunding have the potential to greatly increase funding opportunities for early stage companies. However, companies seeking to raise capital through crowdfunding must comply with current and anticipated securities regulations.  This workshop will provide important information about these rules and the crowdfunding offering process and will provide tips on how to complete an equity crowdfunding offering and come out unscathed.   Who Should Attend?  Angel investors who are considering making investments through crowdfunding platforms Entrepreneurs that may seek funds through crowdfunding Venture capital and other institutional investors that may be asked to consider follow-on investments after crowdfunded rounds Business professionals who service the entrepreneur and investor communities Agenda Feature Presenter - Alexander R. McClean, Associate Harter Secrest & Emery LLP   The Wild West of Equity Based Crowdfunding What it is the JOBS Act and how did it Change Private Offerings? What in the World is Crowdfunding? Rules of the Road - SEC Regulation of Equity Crowdfunding Tips on How to Complete an Equity Crowdfunding Offering and Come Out Unscathed Other New Private Offering Alternatives General Solicitation Reg A+ Offerings Creation of the "Public Private Company"   Panel Discussion - Bob Carbone of CrowdBouncer and Victor Konshin of Creation Station.  The panelists will share their experiences with equity crowdfunding and Kickstarter.  

Bright Buffalo Presents 43 North Semi-Finalist Meetup

Wednesday, 10/29/2014 3:00 pm
Clinical and Translational Research Center, 875 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, NY 14203
Details

Join us at the Bright Buffalo Niagara Meet-Up to network with the semifinalists and finalists of the 43North business plan competition.

ADVANCE ON YOUR PATH TO CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AND INTELLECTUAL DISCOVERY

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).

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