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Serial entrepreneur will meet with 12 startups on upstate New York tech tour
SciTech Panel at LeMoyne College
Steve Raines - UNY50 Leadership Network
Become a UVC Community Connector
Ryan Miller @ 2015 Upstate Venture Ecosystem Awards
13th Annual Frank Fernandez Dinner at Le Moyne College
Ecovative Founder at Cornell
Syracuse CoWorks Members
NEXUS-NY Judges
The Thrive Project Team
Sep
22
Tue
2020 Cybersecurity Assistance Grant @ Virtual Event
Sep 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Whether you have a tier one manufacturing contract with the Department of Defense, or you’ve been subcontracted to make gaskets all the way down the supply chain, you will soon be required to meet the standards of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification.

What You’ll Learn:
• What cybersecurity myths have you fallen for?
• What misconceptions may you have?
• How can you be proactive, not reactive?
Our expert speakers will show your company how to begin readying yourself to meet these standards and what resources are available to those who need further assistance making the grade.

This webinar is part one of a five-part series hosted by Mohawk Valley Community College’s Advanced Institute for Manufacturing and FuzeHub.

Sep
23
Wed
Roc the Business of Art Workshop: Website Building @ Online via Zoom
Sep 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Roc the Business of Art Workshop: Website Building @ Online via Zoom

This fall, the Ain Center is working with Eastman’s Institute for Music Leadership and a number of community partners to offer a series of online workshops, called Roc the Business of Art, aimed to help artists in the greater Rochester area develop business and entrepreneurial skills. This partnership is through the Arts in the Loop Initiative.

This workshop will focus on Website Building.

The University of Rochester is committed to providing inclusive experiences and equal access to programs and services. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the access provided, please contact AinCFE@rochester.edu. In all situations, a good faith effort (up until the time of the event) will be made to provide accommodations.

Sep
24
Thu
Buffalo Private Equity Summit @ Online
Sep 24 all-day
Buffalo Private Equity Summit @ Online

The Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions deal-making community is coming together online on September 24, 2020 for Upstate Capital’s second annual Buffalo PE Summit. We’re inviting PE investors and deal makers to hear the latest from active investors and make connections to facilitate deal flow for PE and M&A professionals.

NYS Manufacturers: Tips to Implement Safety Measures Without Sacrificing Productivity @ Virtual Event
Sep 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Experts in process manufacturing discuss how small and medium-sized manufacturers can affordably make their workplaces safer, with minimal impact to employee morale, productivity, and profitability. Learn about the science behind the methods, so you can make the best decisions for your company.

What you will learn:
• Latest CDC guidelines and how they could impact your company.
• Separating myth from fact.
• 5 ways to use existing technology to make your workplace safer without negative impacts to productivity, morale, or productivity.

Sep
27
Sun
Roc the Business of Art Workshop: Transitioning to eCommerce @ Online via Zoom
Sep 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Roc the Business of Art Workshop: Transitioning to eCommerce @ Online via Zoom

This fall, the Ain Center is working with Eastman’s Institute for Music Leadership and a number of community partners to offer a series of online workshops, called Roc the Business of Art, aimed to help artists in the greater Rochester area develop business and entrepreneurial skills. This partnership is through the Arts in the Loop Initiative.

This workshop will focus on Transitioning to eCommerce.

The University of Rochester is committed to providing inclusive experiences and equal access to programs and services. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the access provided, please contact AinCFE@rochester.edu. In all situations, a good faith effort (up until the time of the event) will be made to provide accommodations.

Sep
29
Tue
Innovation Asset Showcase @ Virtual Event
Sep 29 @ 8:30 am – Sep 30 @ 12:00 pm

New York State offers unparalleled resources for helping new and existing businesses become more competitive through the use of innovative technologies. Every day, New York State Centers of Excellence, Centers for Advanced Technology, Manufacturing Extension Partnership centers, and high-tech incubators work hand in hand with companies to accelerate technologies, transform production capabilities, and chart the future of strategic and emerging industries. These panel discussions, each focused on a different industry cluster, present many of these innovation assets and the businesses they are collaborating with. Whether you’re a start-up, a technology developer, or an established manufacturer, join us to learn more about how you can leverage the capabilities and expertise supported by Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology & Innovation (NYSTAR).

Bootstrapping Workshop 3-Part Series @ Virtual
Sep 29 @ 3:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Bootstrapping Workshop 3-Part Series @ Virtual

Ever wonder how successful entrepreneurs have used their own money to start their businesses?

Bootstrapping entails growing your business by relying on your own savings & revenue, requiring a mix of being frugal, innovative & agile.

Join us for a free Bootstrapping Workshop 3-Part Series & discover tactics to Re-Invest Your Way to Success!

Session 1: September 29 | 3:30-4:30
12 Things to Know When Deciding to Bootstrap Your Business

Session 2: October 6 | 3:30-4:30
Bootstrapping in Action – Hear from an Entrepreneur

Session 3: October 13 | 3:30-4:30
Tactics & Techniques to Successfully Bootstrap Your Business

Speakers:
Matt Scarchilli, CEO @Winning Process, LLC, has over fifteen years of leadership, sales management, coaching and mentoring of business professional’s experience. He works with organizations of all sizes to develop strong sales teams, create better hiring practices and lead their organizations more effectively.

Trent Griffin-Braff, Owner @Tech Valley Hospitality Shuttle, is a serial entrepreneur focused on creating opportunities & being a resource for others. He has grown his business from a hotel-based transportation agency in 2016 to a 100% customizable shuttle service for any sort of transportation service needed.

Sep
30
Wed
Building Blocks for Starting a Business @ Zoom
Sep 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Building Blocks for Starting a Business @ Zoom

Join us for an introduction to entrepreneurship and starting a business! Learn the basic ideas on determining a need in the marketplace, target marketing, unique selling points, and building your support team.

The Building Blocks for Starting a Business

Wednesday, September 30th, 12-1pm

Oct
2
Fri
Rochester 2600
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Rochester 2600 is an information-security / hacker meetup that meets regularly at the hackerspace, Interlock Rochester. It’s a loosely organized group that hangs out, does presentations related to security and technology, and discusses a variety of topics throughout the night. All are welcome. Agenda usually includes: * a monthly information security news that’s relevant * [Usually] at least one presentation on a hacker-ish topic. Visit https://www.rochester2600.com for this month’s meeting details

Oct
3
Sat
Hack Upstate XV @ Remote-First (Online)
Oct 3 – Oct 4 all-day
Hack Upstate XV @ Remote-First (Online)

Hack Upstate organizes weekend hackathons twice a year (Fall & Spring) where developers, designers, engineers and innovators from across Upstate New York come to Syracuse, NY, to share ideas, form teams, build projects, and win awesome prizes in 24 hours.

This year, due to restrictions on physical gatherings caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be conducting our hackathon fully online. The event is still FREE to attend for all participants and there will be FREE swag.

Join us for what’s going to be an amazing virtual experience!

Oct
5
Mon
Ithaca Web People
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us at Foundry on the first Monday of every month, where we typically feature two web-tech talks each month. We welcome community members of all experience levels and any loosely “web” related interests. Talks will start at 6:00, but feel free to join us from 5:30 onward for some networking! Whether you’re a freelance programmer, a student of graphic design, an HR representative for a technology company, or just interested in tech — we hope you’ll come join us for pizza, beer, and casual conversation! Here are some links to our Slack channel and our Trello if you need ’em: Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/ithacawebpeople/shared_invite/enQtNDM1OTIzNDA2MzkwLTNjOTk2ZGFlMGE4YTg3MTc1MjM4MmI2ZWZjMzUzZTAxMDRiYTM4OTY5ZjE2YTZlMDkyZTlmZDY0NTFjZjdlNmYTrello: https://trello.com/invite/b/oRS3Qyj0/1f1461479d8a1d1d2ab6b14fd4fb25df/ithaca-web-people-talks

Oct
6
Tue
A Conversation with John Harris and Tom Hamburger @ Virtual (registration required: https://bit.ly/3kmni0s)
Oct 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Rochester Beacon presents an hourlong online conversation with two of the nation’s most respected and influential journalists—both Rochester natives—who from their unique perspectives will address the state of the nation’s politics as well as the outlook for local journalism:

■ John Harris – A Pittsford native, Harris spent two decades at the Washington Post, covering local politics, state politics in Virginia and national politics. He has authored two books on politics, including “The Survivor: Bill Clinton in the White House.” In 2007, he co-founded Politico, one of the most successful digitally focused journalism startups. He stepped down as editor-in-chief last year but continues to cover national politics as a Politico columnist.

■ Tom Hamburger – He grew up in Brighton and has worked as a reporter since 1976. Now. with the Washington Post, Hamburger is a 2018 Pulitzer Prize and George Polk Award recipient (for his work with a team of Washington Post reporters on Trump campaign and administration ties to Russia), and a political analyst for MSNBC. He is an investigative reporter focused on the intersection of money and politics in Washington.

Armbruster Capital Management Inc., Burke Group Inc. and The Estate, Legacy and Long-Term Care Planning Center of Western NY are presenting sponsors. Bond, Schoneck & King PLLC is a gold sponsor.

Bootstrapping Workshop 3-Part Series @ Virtual
Oct 6 @ 3:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Bootstrapping Workshop 3-Part Series @ Virtual

Ever wonder how successful entrepreneurs have used their own money to start their businesses?

Bootstrapping entails growing your business by relying on your own savings & revenue, requiring a mix of being frugal, innovative & agile.

Join us for a free Bootstrapping Workshop 3-Part Series & discover tactics to Re-Invest Your Way to Success!

Session 1: September 29 | 3:30-4:30
12 Things to Know When Deciding to Bootstrap Your Business

Session 2: October 6 | 3:30-4:30
Bootstrapping in Action – Hear from an Entrepreneur

Session 3: October 13 | 3:30-4:30
Tactics & Techniques to Successfully Bootstrap Your Business

Speakers:
Matt Scarchilli, CEO @Winning Process, LLC, has over fifteen years of leadership, sales management, coaching and mentoring of business professional’s experience. He works with organizations of all sizes to develop strong sales teams, create better hiring practices and lead their organizations more effectively.

Trent Griffin-Braff, Owner @Tech Valley Hospitality Shuttle, is a serial entrepreneur focused on creating opportunities & being a resource for others. He has grown his business from a hotel-based transportation agency in 2016 to a 100% customizable shuttle service for any sort of transportation service needed.

Oct
13
Tue
Bootstrapping Workshop 3-Part Series @ Virtual
Oct 13 @ 3:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Bootstrapping Workshop 3-Part Series @ Virtual

Ever wonder how successful entrepreneurs have used their own money to start their businesses?

Bootstrapping entails growing your business by relying on your own savings & revenue, requiring a mix of being frugal, innovative & agile.

Join us for a free Bootstrapping Workshop 3-Part Series & discover tactics to Re-Invest Your Way to Success!

Session 1: September 29 | 3:30-4:30
12 Things to Know When Deciding to Bootstrap Your Business

Session 2: October 6 | 3:30-4:30
Bootstrapping in Action – Hear from an Entrepreneur

Session 3: October 13 | 3:30-4:30
Tactics & Techniques to Successfully Bootstrap Your Business

Speakers:
Matt Scarchilli, CEO @Winning Process, LLC, has over fifteen years of leadership, sales management, coaching and mentoring of business professional’s experience. He works with organizations of all sizes to develop strong sales teams, create better hiring practices and lead their organizations more effectively.

Trent Griffin-Braff, Owner @Tech Valley Hospitality Shuttle, is a serial entrepreneur focused on creating opportunities & being a resource for others. He has grown his business from a hotel-based transportation agency in 2016 to a 100% customizable shuttle service for any sort of transportation service needed.

Oct
16
Fri
Manufacturing Day 2020 @ Virtual Event
Oct 16 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

NYS Manufacturing Day 2020 is an on-line event that will celebrate manufacturers from across New York State and highlight the pathways students can take toward manufacturing careers. By recognizing NYS manufacturers and building awareness of available educational and training opportunities, NYS Manufacturing Day 2020 will benefit companies, community leaders, educators, high school and college students as well as economic development and manufacturing associations from across New York State.

Oct
17
Sat
Linux Workshop
Oct 17 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Linux WorkshopCome 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.

Oct
22
Thu
INVEST NY: Presented by NYSTAR and Upstate Capital Energy, Transportation & Impact @ Online
Oct 22 all-day
INVEST NY: Presented by NYSTAR and Upstate Capital Energy, Transportation & Impact @ Online

The INVEST NY Series: these online events will feature sector-focused entrepreneurs and investors. They will provide opportunities for 1-1 networking based on customized recommendations, ensuring that every attendee has an ROI for their time.

Oct
27
Tue
NYS Innovation Summit 2020 @ Turning Stone
Oct 27 – Oct 28 all-day

NYSTAR and FuzeHub invite you to join us for the New York State Innovation Summit on October 27-28, 2020 at the Turning Stone in Verona, NY.. This multi-day event for NYS organizations that want to showcase and discover new and emerging technologies that support innovation and drive business growth. Whether you’re a startup, an economic developer, or an established manufacturer, the NYS Innovation Summit is for you.

The 2020 New York State Innovation Summit will showcase companies and researchers at the forefront of emerging technologies and new advancements in production capabilities.  This event celebrates New York State leadership in technology-led economic growth with experts in biotechnology, new materials, energy innovation, and artificial intelligence that will explore current technology convergence opportunities, ways to accelerate commercialization, and issues of manufacturing sustainability.

Nov
2
Mon
Ithaca Web People
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us at Foundry on the first Monday of every month, where we typically feature two web-tech talks each month. We welcome community members of all experience levels and any loosely “web” related interests. Talks will start at 6:00, but feel free to join us from 5:30 onward for some networking! Whether you’re a freelance programmer, a student of graphic design, an HR representative for a technology company, or just interested in tech — we hope you’ll come join us for pizza, beer, and casual conversation! Here are some links to our Slack channel and our Trello if you need ’em: Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/ithacawebpeople/shared_invite/enQtNDM1OTIzNDA2MzkwLTNjOTk2ZGFlMGE4YTg3MTc1MjM4MmI2ZWZjMzUzZTAxMDRiYTM4OTY5ZjE2YTZlMDkyZTlmZDY0NTFjZjdlNmYTrello: https://trello.com/invite/b/oRS3Qyj0/1f1461479d8a1d1d2ab6b14fd4fb25df/ithaca-web-people-talks

Nov
6
Fri
Rochester 2600
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Rochester 2600 is an information-security / hacker meetup that meets regularly at the hackerspace, Interlock Rochester. It’s a loosely organized group that hangs out, does presentations related to security and technology, and discusses a variety of topics throughout the night. All are welcome. Agenda usually includes: * a monthly information security news that’s relevant * [Usually] at least one presentation on a hacker-ish topic. Visit https://www.rochester2600.com for this month’s meeting details

Nov
12
Thu
Upstate Unleashed 2020 @ Online
Nov 12 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Upstate Unleashed 2020 @ Online

We’ll see you in person when the time is right. Stay safe. 

Upstate Venture Connect welcomes you to experience the best celebration of entrepreneurship each year in Upstate NY.

Upstate Unleashed is an annual conference and awards luncheon that brings together innovators in Upstate NY. Founders at the helm of high-growth companies meet active investors; early-stage entrepreneurs connect with community leaders. Together we learn, collaborate and build relationships needed to create a positive impact on our economy.

Unleashed 2020 will be held online.

Sponsorship are also available. View more at uvc.org/unleashed-sponsorship

Nov
21
Sat
Linux Workshop
Nov 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Linux WorkshopCome 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.

Dec
4
Fri
Rochester 2600
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Rochester 2600 is an information-security / hacker meetup that meets regularly at the hackerspace, Interlock Rochester. It’s a loosely organized group that hangs out, does presentations related to security and technology, and discusses a variety of topics throughout the night. All are welcome. Agenda usually includes: * a monthly information security news that’s relevant * [Usually] at least one presentation on a hacker-ish topic. Visit https://www.rochester2600.com for this month’s meeting details

Dec
19
Sat
Linux Workshop
Dec 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Linux WorkshopCome 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.

Jan
1
Fri
Rochester 2600
Jan 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Rochester 2600 is an information-security / hacker meetup that meets regularly at the hackerspace, Interlock Rochester. It’s a loosely organized group that hangs out, does presentations related to security and technology, and discusses a variety of topics throughout the night. All are welcome. Agenda usually includes: * a monthly information security news that’s relevant * [Usually] at least one presentation on a hacker-ish topic. Visit https://www.rochester2600.com for this month’s meeting details

Apr
15
Thu
DigiMarCon East 2021 – Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference & Exhibition @ New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge Hotel
Apr 15 – Apr 16 all-day
DigiMarCon East 2021 - Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference & Exhibition @ New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge Hotel

“DigiMarCon East 2021 is your chance to …
– Experience a safe and intimate gathering with marketing leaders and professionals in a clean and hygienic environment.
– Hear from some of the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing, media and advertising industry.
– Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices to move your business to the next level.
– Network with thought leaders, collaborate with your peers and build your professional network.

The 6th annual DigiMarCon East, the Premier Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference & Exhibition in the Eastern United States returns April 15th to 16th, 2021 at the luxurious New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge Hotel in New York City, NY. Join your peers in-person or online for 2-days jam packed with digital marketing best practices, latest trends, practical solutions, strategy and networking, also check out the next generation of technology & innovation; Internet, Mobile, AdTech, MarTech & SaaS Technology.

Immerse yourself in topics like digital strategy, programmatic advertising, web experience management, usability / design, mobile marketing & retargeting, customer engagement, user acquisition, social media marketing, targeting & optimization, video marketing, data science & big data, web analytics & A/B testing, email marketing, content marketing, conversion rate optimization, search engine optimization, paid search marketing, geo-targeting, predictive analysis & attribution, growth hacking, conversion rate optimization, growth marketing tools, marketing & sales automation, sustainable growth strategies, product marketing & UX / UI and much, much more!

At DigiMarCon East 2021, you will receive all the elements you need to achieve digital marketing success! Conventional thought will be challenged, new ways of thinking will emerge, and you will leave with your head, notebooks and professional toolkit full of action items and ideas to lead and supercharge your agency / team / account to even greater success.

Be a part of DigiMarCon East 2021 and discover how to thrive and succeed as a marketer in a rapidly evolving digital world. Top keynotes, case studies, strategy sessions, networking and more in a safe and hygienic environment!

See why people keep coming back year after year to this must-attend event! Register and secure your seat today.

For more details visit https://digimarconeast.com.”