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Featured Events

UVC Photo Gallery

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
Jan
1
Wed
CNY Biotech Accelerator: Medical Device Innovation Challenge – APPLICATION @ Online Application
Jan 1 – May 31 all-day

Early-stage medical device innovators can apply to this mentor- and resource-intensive program. Free workspace, access to University-based research experts, core facilities, contracted services provided by Innovation Law Center, and much more!
Applications will open January 1, 2020.

Feb
24
Mon
Digital Marketing Accelerator Deadline @ Bozzuto Center for Entrepreneurship
Feb 24 all-day
Digital Marketing Accelerator Deadline @ Bozzuto Center for Entrepreneurship

This Digital Marketing Accelerator is a hands-on interactive workshop to understand and execute a real digital marketing campaign that will benefit a regional business or nonprofit.

Feb
27
Thu
True Juice Cafe’s Grant Opening @ New York BizLab
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
True Juice Cafe's Grant Opening @ New York BizLab

We are thrilled to announce that True Juice Cafe is open for business!
The best cold-pressed juice in the region, “locally sourced, crafted with love.”
True Juice Cafe, located on the first floor of the New York BizLab business accelerator, serves coffee, teas, smoothies, acai bowls, baked goods, soups and, of course, the best raw cold-pressed juice.

Join us for our GRAND OPENING on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 10am.

Coffee is being provided courtesy of our neighbor, Saratoga National Bank. And don’t forget the door prizes!

Joining us on this momentous occasion will be, among others, our founder, David Kosineski, Antonio Civitella, founder/president of the New York BizLab (and CEO of Transfinder) and Dr. Steady Moono, president of SUNY Schenectady.
This is a free event but registration is required for planning purposes.

Free parking is available in back of the BizLab, on either side of Liberty Street, and metered parking in front on State Street. Enter via the doors to the right. Please do not park in spaces marked for customers.

Please share on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter and forward to your contact list.

We hope you can make it!

Rick D’Errico

BizLab Managing Director

Sandler Sales Training: Rules & Insights to Apply When Developing Business @ The Tech Garden
Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Sandler Sales Training: Rules & Insights to Apply When Developing Business @ The Tech Garden

Join us for a hands-on lunch and learn style workshop where you will learn the six Sandler golden rules to transform your selling process.

Diverse Teams = Increased Profitability: Anthony Gaddy, President, Upstate NY Black Chamber of Commerce @ Bull Moose Club
Feb 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Diverse Teams = Increased Profitability: Anthony Gaddy, President, Upstate NY Black Chamber of Commerce @ Bull Moose Club

Studies show that diverse teams perform better, leading to a more profitable bottom line. Join our conversation with Anthony Gaddy, President of Upstate New York Black Chamber of Commerce about developing strategies to create a more diverse and inclusive workforce. The UNYBCC mission is not only to support Black and Minority-Owned Businesses in NY and the US, but also to help create a stronger, more cohesive business community in NYS and beyond.

DATE & TIME: Thursday, February 27th 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Bull Moose Club
150 State Street, 4th Floor
Albany NY 12207

AGENDA
5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Network and Nibbles
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Fireside Chat+ Audience Q&A
7:00 – 7:30 p.m. Networking

ROC the Room Pitch Night @ NextCorps
Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm
ROC the Room Pitch Night @ NextCorps

Come watch some aspiring Rochesterian entrepreneurs pitch their hearts out at our 3rd ever PITCH! Night @ NextCorps, in partnership with Wefunder and StartupGrind Rochester. We are currently looking for teams in the Rochester, NY/Upstate area to showcase their food ideas and companies to some amazing ecosystem builders and investors. This is an event you should not miss!

Mar
2
Mon
Experts-in-Residence Hours: Elliot Garbus @ Online
Mar 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Seeking advice from a seasoned entrepreneur? Take advantage of the University of Rochester’s Experts-in-Residence (EIR) program!

Elliot Garbus, Independent Advisor and Consultant of Elliot Garbus Ventures LLC, will offer advising hours on Monday, March 2 from 3 PM to 5 PM. These are virtual office hours – you will receive Elliot’s contact information after you reserve an appointment.

Appointments are required and can be booked online, or by calling 585-276-3500.

Ithaca Web People @ Foundry
Mar 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

Mar
3
Tue
Free Firebase Study Jam – Get to know Firebase for Web – Hands-on Labs -Join us! @ 108 State St
Mar 3 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Hello Capital Region GDG enthusiasts, Join our community of like-minded developers and explore the latest Google Cloud technologies as a team. We will use the codelab “Get to Know Firebase for Web” to build a web app from scratch with Firebase and Stackblitz’s online editor. We’ll be using basic HTML and JavaScript to talk to Firebase. This is a great intro to using the Firebase console and integrating Firebase into an app. No extensive prior knowledge or software installations needed. You will use the google.dev (https://google.dev/topics/firebase) platform. Google.dev is optional and allows attendees to create a developer profile and save their progress within a codelab. If you have used google.dev before, great! Make sure you know your password. If you haven’t, save time by creating a new Google.dev account for yourself prior to the workshop day (creating an account is free). Looking forward to seeing you at the event! **Please Note:** As this event is a hands-on session, attendees must bring their own laptop and charger (PC, Mac or Chromebook)! The labs will run on all of the latest versions of popular browsers. For the best experience, make sure your laptop has Firefox or Chrome installed. **Don’t forget your laptop and charger.**- Laptop (Mac, PC, Chromebook, Linux)- Laptop charger Agenda:5:00 – 5:30 PM Welcome! Food, Drinks, and Networking5:30 – 5:45 PM Opening Remarks, Meetup announcements5:45 – 6:30 PM Firebase Intro Presentation6:30 – 7:30 PM Codelab – Build a web app from scratch with Firebase and Stackblitz’s online editor. 7:30 – 8:00 PM Networking, Meetup wrap-up, closing comments When:Tuesday, March 3, 20205:00 PM to 8:00 PM Where:Jahnel Group108 State St Schenectady, NY Come join us at Jahnel GroupSee you there!

Mar
5
Thu
Expert-in-Residence Office Hours: Robert Arnold @ Online
Mar 5 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Seeking advice from a seasoned entrepreneur? Take advantage of the University of Rochester’s Experts-in-Residence (EIR) program!

Robert Arnold, President and Principal of RHA Results, LLC, will offer advising hours on Thursday, March 5, from 11 AM to 1:30 PM. These are virtual office hours – you will receive Bob’s contact information after you reserve an appointment.

Appointments are required and can be booked online, or by calling 585-276-3500.

FEI Distinguished Leadership Series @ Inn on Broadway
Mar 5 @ 4:00 pm – 8:30 pm
FEI Distinguished Leadership Series @ Inn on Broadway

AGENDA

4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. – Registration – CPE Session
4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. – CPE Session with EFPR Group
5:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Registration/Networking Happy Hour
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Dinner and Speaker

KEYNOTE

The Financial Executives International (FEI), in conjunction with the CFA Society and CFO Networking Group, is hosting Martin Babinec, Founder/Director of TriNet, for their Distinguished Leadership Series.

Babinec will present “C-Level Insights for Building an Enduring Culture & Company.” The cost of this dinner meeting is $40 per person for FEI members, and $55 for all others.

Learn More | Register

An Evening with Tony Hynes @ Speakeasy 518
Mar 5 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
An Evening with Tony Hynes @ Speakeasy 518

The Upstate Capital Association of New York presents Evening with CEO Tony Hynes. Join us for an intimate look at Tony’s experience growing Precision Valve and Automation, a $70M robot manufacturing company in Albany NY. Now, Tony works with other entrepreneurs and early-stage companies to fuel job growth in Upstate NY through his “incubator without walls”.

Mar
6
Fri
Rochester 2600 @ 1565 Jefferson Rd #120
Mar 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* at least one presentation on a hacker-ish topic. Visit https://www.rochester2600.com for this month’s meeting details

Mar
12
Thu
Innovation Village @ The Tech Garden
Mar 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Innovation Village @ The Tech Garden

Don’t know where to start with your business idea or startup? Join us for a discussion exploring the resources available to you in CNY.

A Living Capital: Cultivating Community in a Capital City @ Troy Innovation Garage
Mar 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A Living Capital: Cultivating Community in a Capital City @ Troy Innovation Garage

GARAGE TALKS is a dynamic new series of keynote lectures and masterclasses that will explore issues of urbanism, community, and climate change.

The season of five events, hosted by the Troy Innovation Garage, will take place from September 2019 – May 2020 and will each feature a nationally-recognized speaker presenting case studies of urban problem solving in action. The Garage Talk series will culminate in a forum around public art in cities and produce a visually-rich publication documenting the yearlong conversation.

At each event, a panel of local leaders and thinkers from around the Greater Capital Region will respond to the visiting speaker’s presentation. The idea is to break down silos of provincial thinking even as we embrace the idiosyncrasies of our region—to draw out connections, lessons, best practices. All keynotes will be open to the public.

A Garage Talk Artist-in-Residence will live-illustrate each event, documenting the arc of the series as well as play a central role in the final event, which will include the creation of a commissioned piece of street art in the alleyways of Troy.

Mar
17
Tue
Experts-in-Residence Hours: Tom Willett @ Online
Mar 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Seeking advice from a seasoned entrepreneur? Take advantage of the University of Rochester’s Experts-in-Residence (EIR) program!

Thomas Willett, Counsel at Harris Beach PLLC, will offer advising hours on Tuesday, March 17, from 2 PM to 4 PM. These are virtual office hours – you will receive Tom’s contact information after you reserve an appointment.

Appointments are required and can be booked online, or by calling 585-276-3500.

Mar
19
Thu
Sales Training: Developing Your Prospect Plan and Making the Time to Sell @ The Tech Garden
Mar 19 @ 12:00 pm
Sales Training: Developing Your Prospect Plan and Making the Time to Sell @ The Tech Garden

Join us for a hands-on lunch and learn style workshop where you will learn how to develop a simple plan to fill your funnel with business opportunities.

Lunch provided.

Founders Fireside Chat ft. SparkCharge @ The Tech Garden
Mar 19 @ 5:00 pm
Founders Fireside Chat ft. SparkCharge @ The Tech Garden

Join The Tech Garden for our recurring fireside chat series where we interview the stars of our startup ecosystem and learn from their successes, road bumps, and experience of building and scaling their businesses right here in Central New York as well as the company’s impact on the community at large.

Networking@Rev: High Growth Startups @ GiveGab
Mar 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

*Hosted by Rev member GiveGab at GiveGab’s new offices.

GiveGab started with two employees and a mission to help nonprofits with fundraising.
Today, this Rev member company has grown to over 50 employees and recently moved into a new office space in downtown Ithaca.
Which startups are ready to scale? Join us at GiveGab’s new office space to learn about their growth and hear from other local startups ramping up.

All are welcome to network over complimentary food and drink. Please RSVP.

Individuals requiring special accommodations should contact Hope Spithaler at hbs63@cornell.edu or (607) 882-2400.

Mar
20
Fri
Build4Scale 101: New York City @ NYU MakerSpace
Mar 20 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

The first Build4Scale NY workshop will cover the following modules:
• Designing Your Product for X including workshop exercise
• Developing a Strategic Bill of Materials (BOM) including workshop exercise
• Developing a Strategic Bill of Process (BOP) including workshop exercise
• Leaning Your Product Design exercise
• Moving from Proof of Concept to Alpha/Beta Prototypes to Production
• Next Generation Product Design Planning: Manufacturing Risk Assessment Exercise using Design for Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (DFMEA)
Fee: Workshop fee is $95. Breakfast and lunch will be included.

Mar
21
Sat
Linux Workshop
Mar 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.

Mar
26
Thu
Sales Training: Understanding Communication/ Behavior Styles @ The Tech Garden
Mar 26 @ 12:00 pm
Sales Training: Understanding Communication/ Behavior Styles @ The Tech Garden

Join us for a hands-on lunch and learn style workshop where you will learn the four communication styles of the extended DISC model and how they can be applied when developing and engaging sales.

Lunch provided.

Mar
27
Fri
SOCRA NYS Chapter Day-long Program @ Hill Rom Lodge
Mar 27 @ 7:30 am

For those who have an interest in clinical research and regulations. All are welcome to attend. To request an Attendee Form and Agenda, send request to: durdonk@upstate.edu.

Mar
28
Sat
Flower City Pro/Am Hackathon Presented By Wegmans @ Robert B. Wegman Conference Center
Mar 28 – Mar 29 all-day
Flower City Pro/Am Hackathon Presented By Wegmans @ Robert B. Wegman Conference Center

Hosted by Wegmans Food Markets, the Flower City Pro-Am Hackathon is a 24-hour event that connects you with IT professionals from companies like Microsoft, Paychex and M&T Bank.

Showcase your skills in computer science, creativity, entrepreneurship, teamwork and ingenuity.

Work in a team of 3 or 4 alongside a professional mentor who will guide you throughout the competition. How will your team use technology to solve a community problem?

This is networking at your fingertips. Connect with local employers and learn about the opportunities upstate New York has to offer you when you graduate.

And did we mention all the great food, entertainment, swag and surprises?

Apr
2
Thu
Expert-in-Residence Office Hours: Robert Arnold @ Online
Apr 2 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Seeking advice from a seasoned entrepreneur? Take advantage of the University of Rochester’s Experts-in-Residence (EIR) program!

Robert Arnold, President and Principal of RHA Results, LLC, will offer advising hours on Thursday, April 2, from 11 AM to 1:30 PM. These are virtual office hours – you will receive Bob’s contact information after you reserve an appointment.

Appointments are required and can be booked online, or by calling 585-276-3500.

Experts-in-Residence Hours: Elliot Garbus @ Online
Apr 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Seeking advice from a seasoned entrepreneur? Take advantage of the University of Rochester’s Experts-in-Residence (EIR) program!

Elliot Garbus, Independent Advisor and Consultant of Elliot Garbus Ventures LLC, will offer advising hours on Thursday, April 2 from 4 PM to 6 PM. These are virtual office hours – you will receive Elliot’s contact information after you reserve an appointment.

Appointments are required and can be booked online, or by calling 585-276-3500.

Apr
3
Fri
Rochester 2600
Apr 3 @ 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
4
Sat
Hack Upstate XV @ The Tech Garden
Apr 4 @ 11:00 am – Apr 5 @ 3:00 pm
Hack Upstate XV @ The Tech Garden

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.

The event is FREE to attend for all participants and there will be FREE food and swag. Join us on April 4th & 5th at The Tech Garden for a weekend long invention marathon!

Apr
6
Mon
Ithaca Web People
Apr 6 @ 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

Apr
14
Tue
Experts-in-Residence Hours: Tom Willett @ Online
Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Seeking advice from a seasoned entrepreneur? Take advantage of the University of Rochester’s Experts-in-Residence (EIR) program!

Thomas Willett, Counsel at Harris Beach PLLC, will offer advising hours on Tuesday, April 14, from 2 PM to 4 PM. These are virtual office hours – you will receive Tom’s contact information after you reserve an appointment.

Appointments are required and can be booked online, or by calling 585-276-3500.