Vetcon | Upstate Venture Connect

VETCON

When:
November 19, 2019 – November 20, 2019 all-day
2019-11-19T00:00:00-05:00
2019-11-21T00:00:00-05:00
Where:
The Desmond Hotel
660 Albany Shaker Rd
Albany
NY 12211
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VETCON @ The Desmond Hotel

Join us for the fourth annual, award-winning Veterans in Economic Transition Conference (VETCON). This conference is the first of its kind in the Capital Region to help Veterans as they make transitions into their future professional careers. It is an unprecedented collection of public and private businesses, non-profit and for-profit organizations, and government agencies gathering together for a worth initiative.

The Conference will:

  • Provide support, advice and direction to startups and existing businesses owned by Veterans
  • Host seminars and presentations on topics including issues that confront new businesses and how to do business through technology and marketing.
  • Make available businesses and organizations that help Veterans obtain employment and to encourage industries to consider Veterans. The New York State Office of General Services will have representatives from state programs and agencies that will help guide veterans toward useful programs that already exist. Representatives from OGS will help instruct and educate Veteran business owners as to the process and requirements in becoming certified as a New York State Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business (SDVOB) in order to increase participation in New York State’s contracting opportunities.
  • Have the potential to present monetary awards, grants and prizes to veteran-owned businesses.
  • Provide access to organizations that are not necessarily focused towards Veterans, but offer services to them to succeed and thrive after service.
  • Have speakers of national notoriety serve as mentors during seminar sessions, and networking opportunities with the inclusion of notable Veteran business owners, investors and financial institutions. There will be specific rooms made available to connect investors with potential businesses, and networking between attendees.

Veteran Owned Business Owners, don’t forget to bring your Capabilities Statement to facilitate being added / listed to the NYVOBA.org website.

Ticket Information

Veteran Business Owner Attendee – Two Day Ticket w/ Hotel includes:

  • This ticket is only available to current or aspiring Veteran Business Owners.
  • One night hotel accommodation, with your choice of 1 king or 2 queen beds, for Tues, Nov 19th. Please make sure to select bed preference from “Add-On” menu during checkout.
  • Admission to VETCON on Tues and Wed.
  • Breakfast on Wed.
  • Lunch on Tues and Wed.
  • Mid-day refreshments.
  • One free drink ticket for the networking mixer.
  • Attendee thank you gift.

Attendee- Two Day Ticket includes:

  • Admission to VETCON on Tues and Wed.
  • Breakfast on Wed.
  • Lunch on Tues and Wed.
  • Mid-day refreshments.
  • One free drink ticket for the networking mixer.
  • Attendee thank you gift.

Attendee – Tues Only Ticket:

  • Admission to VETCON on Tues.
  • Lunch on Tues.
  • Mid-day refreshments.
  • One free drink ticket for the networking mixer.
  • Attendee thank you gift.

Attendee – Wed Only Ticket:

  • Admission to VETCON on Wed.
  • Breakfast and lunch on Wed.
  • Mid-day refreshments.
  • Attendee thank you gift.

Agency Tickets:

  • State agencies are invited to send up to 2 representatives to the event for free, and will be given a 2-person matchmaking table in our sponsor area! Please make sure to register each attendee, and use your agency-related email address for confirmation purposes. Two attendees per agency maximum. We’re sorry, but we are unable to make hotel accommodations for agency attendees.
  • If you would like to send up to 2 additional attendees (4 total), or if your agency would like to have a booth at the event, please select the “Agency Booth Add-On” at checkout. Additional agency attendees must be registered as full attendee tickets.

For questions, call Cassandra at 585-899-1406, email info@vetconny.com, or visit our website at http://www.vetconny.com