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Jul
25
Tue
IgniteU Coffee and Companies @ Tech Valley Center of Gravity
Jul 25 @ 7:30 am
IgniteU Coffee and Companies @ Tech Valley Center of Gravity | Troy | New York | United States

Come visit the IgniteU team at the Center of Gravity for coffee and to learn about the startups we are working with this summer. The startups attending will be Network Performance Indicator (NPI), Illuminate ESI-NY, Guide Products, Inky and U-Topia.
We will be holding the event from 7:30 am until around 9 am, so stop by before work for free coffee and some great conversation!

Audio Anything (The Monthly Version!)
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for our Monthly Audio Anything Meetup! Our group meets the last Tuesday of the month to talk anything audio (and sometimes video too!) This month, our fearless leader, Fuz Eller is going to be doing a walkthrough of the free audio editing program, Audacity. Join us to get an overview, learn some tips and tricks and get your audio editing started! If you’d like for him to focus on any particular areas of the program, please let us know.
See you there!

The Commissary Workshop: Engaging Your Audience through Social Media @ Kate Gleason Auditorium, Rochester Central Library
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Commissary Workshop: Engaging Your Audience through Social Media @ Kate Gleason Auditorium, Rochester Central Library | Rochester | New York | United States

In a digital and visual world, entrepreneurs rely heavily on social media to gain exposure and connect with their audiences. Join us for an engaging conversation with three of our city’s leading social media experts, Linh Phillips of Sir Rocha Says, Danielle Raymo of Rochester Brainery, and Breanna Banford of Yelp Rochester, who will share with us insights into how they have established and developed their online brands. This information will help you build fans and grow your food business.

Social Night Potluck
Jul 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Every Tuesday night we gather with food and conversation. Check this calendar for various themes.
This event is free and open to the public. No registration is needed.

Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Jul 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This is the PERFECT night to come by the Center of Gravity and get a feel for this amazing creative community. Get a tour, get social, get your questions answered and get some quality pot luck. You never know WHAT the fare might be on TVCOG Pot Luck Nights! Could be anything from”Tacos Tuesday,” to “Can You Fry It?” to “Nitrogen Ice Cream” and more. Check our Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_228909937126448

Hack Night at Interlock
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Weekly meetup for Interlock Members (and their guests) to come and visit, work on their projects, or share what they’ve been working on. It’s open to visitors but the First Tuesday’s of the month are the best time to visit if this is your first time.

Zero To Maker Series – Fiber Arts / Crafts / Glass Cutting
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Zero To Maker series is a sequence of classes to introduce new members to key peices of equipment and training at the Center of Gravity. Members who need a refresher on the topic are also welcome to attend!

This week’s class will be an introduction to the fiber arts / crafts / galss cutting area available at the COG. Focus will be on the sewing machines, loom and embroidery machine, as well as crafting and glass cutting, and will be taught by Irene Purificato, the SRP for that zone.

Zero To Maker Series – Fiber Arts / Crafts / Glass Cutting
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Zero To Maker series is a sequence of classes to introduce new members to key pieces of equipment and training at the Center of Gravity. Members who need a refresher on the topic are also welcome to attend! For more info on becoming a member:http://www.tvcog.net/membership-plans-fees/ This week’s class will be an introduction to the fiber arts / crafts / glass cutting area available at the COG. Focus will be on the sewing machines, loom and embroidery machine, as well as crafting and glass cutting, and will be taught by Irene Purificato, the SRP for that zone.

Jul
26
Wed
Lean Finance & Accounting Workshop @ TBD
Jul 26 @ 8:00 am – Jul 27 @ 4:30 pm

About:

The operational strategy most effective in achieving world-class performance is Lean. Unfortunately, accounting can be an obstacle to the Lean journey as traditional performance metrics are not aligned with nor promote Lean behavior. Operation’s professionals achieve great gains on the production floor but are surprised when there is little evidence of improved operating results on traditional financial reports. Accounting and manufacturing must work together to develop new metrics and “plain English” financial reporting. This class will illustrate the changes required based on 30 years of leading such changes.

Date: July 26 & 27 | Time: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Location: TBD; location information will be forwarded with registration confirmation

Price: Registration is per person and covers both days as well as all participant materials, continental breakfast, coffee and lunch.

  • Early Bird Registration: $1,195.00 per person (must be received prior to June 30, 2017)
  • Regular Registration: $1,395 per person (must be received July 1 – 14, 2017; no registrations after 7/14 deadline)

Cancellation Policy: Full refund up to four weeks before the workshop. Cancellations within four weeks of the workshop will be subjected to a $350 cancellation fee. Substitutions may be made prior to the start of the workshop.

Who Should Attend:

This course will benefit all areas of a company – and any company whether in manufacturing or not – as the entire team needs to understand the scorecard of the business and how to motivate Lean behavior.  While accounting professionals will gain a great deal, it is strongly encouraged that manufacturing, product development and continuous improvement associates come as a team in order to build a plan going forward that makes sense for the entire company, both the providers of information and the critical uses of that information.

  • Presidents
  • CFO’s
  • Controllers
  • VP’s & Directors of Finance, Operations & Supply Chain
  • Plant Managers
  • Manufacturing Engineers
  • CI Professionals
  • Product Development Engineers
  • HR Leaders
Open Figure Drawing
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us at Buffalo Game Space for open figure drawing sessions. Practice your drawing or painting skills and mingle with fellow artists in the area. Models will begin with short dynamic poses, and progress to longer poses. Models will alternate bi-weekly, and will include males and females. 18+ only. Admission is $10 per attendee.

Jul
27
Thu
Art Opening Titled “Wonder Women: Fourteen Directions in Art Across Central New York” @ Syracuse Technology Garden Art Gallery
Jul 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Featuring all women artists:

  • Sarah Allam
  • Constance Avery
  • Diana Bukowski
  • Arianna Coursen
  • Erin Davies
  • Renee Fair
  • Karmin Schafer Hansen
  • Prudence Haze
  • Caroline A. Locatelli
  • Alexandra Mailtais
  • Mary Mollica-Ward
  • Maria Janine Rizzo
  • Allison Sarenski
  • Melissa Zawacki

The exhibit will be co-curated by Sofía Márquez Paniagua from the Below 40 Public Arts Task Force & The Tech Garden’s Artist in Residence Steve Nyland.

Opening reception will include music by Caitlin Moriarty, The Tech Garden’s Instructional Design Manager

Exhibit will be on display @ The Tech Garden, Thursday July 27 until Friday, September 22, 2017.

CNY Drone Club
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Are you curious about drones? Multirotors? UAVs? Drone Racing? Aerial Photography? FPV? Designing and flying your own aircraft? Join us and we can share what we know, demonstrate our latest projects, and even fly together!

Open Hack
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking for an excuse to work on that project you’ve been putting off? Want to build something awesome but need some help? Join your fellow hackers on Thursday nights to initiate creative collisions and concoct contrivances of every conceivable kind! If you have questions about Open Hack, contact Samson Bonfante at samson@bonfante.org.

Startup Grind Buffalo with OnCore Golf Founders @ DIG at the Innovation Center
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Bret Blakely and Steve Coulton are the founders of OnCore Golf. They will be coming to give us insight into one of Buffalo’s major successes. They’re recently had a new ball launch, and they can help us with all aspects of business and the game that drives it. See you there!

Startup Grind Hosts Bret Blakely & Steve Coulton of OnCore Golf
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

THIS IS A PAID EVENT – PURCHASE YOUR TICKET HERE Startup Grind Hosts Bret Blakely & Steve Coulton of OnCore Golf Coming Soon!  Agenda 6:00 pm Networking and Food 7:00 pm Fireside Chat 8:00 pm Networking Speaker Bret Blakely – OnCore Golf Hosted By David Longhini, Buffalo Co-Director I’m a Salesforce Consultant by day and an obsessed Tim Ferriss fanatic by night. You can find me either out exploring new ways of living, running a life experiment, or reading books ranging from self-improvement, to human nature, to fantasy. Get at me! Twitter: @longhinid Sean Heidinger, Buffalo Co-Director Coming soon! Twitter: @digbuffalo Global Partner Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Partners We specialize in making the value of your product or service into an easy-to-understand, wide-spread marketing message. Nickel City Graphics is – Marketing, simplified. The Thomas R. Beecher, Jr. Innovation Center, an entrepreneurial hub in Buffalo, is a LEED-certified incubation space housing more than 100 companies including those in life sciences, biotech and social innovation, as well as businesses offering support services like IP attorneys, talent acquisition, sales, and marketing. The collaborative and entrepreneurial setting provides an excellent environment for businesses to grow and network. What is Startup Grind? Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 200 cities and 98 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

Weekly Casual Bitcoin/Blockchain Meetup (Thursdays)
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Due to the recent surge of interest in the blockchain realm, we’ve decided to have casual meetups every Thursday evening at Ashkers, in addition to the formal monthly meetups.

StartFast Code Capital Region Info Session @ Empire State College
Jul 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
StartFast Code Capital Region Info Session @ Empire State College | Saratoga Springs | New York | United States

Being a software developer has tremendous value in our current society. This trend will very likely only strengthen in coming years, as software development skills gained in one language or framework branch out into adjacent, exciting areas of innovation and growth.

Consistent with feeding this vision, StartFast Code and The Google Developer Group of the Capital Region, in collaboration with Saratoga Economic Development Corporation, are hosting a technology-focused networking, mentoring and hands-on event. The event is being held on July 27 at ESC on West Ave. from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

The purposes of the event are to:

  1. Highlight the value of learning the ubiquitous Javascript language and its ecosystem, based on its many diverse application domains
  2. Provide access to software development professionals in-person at the event, and
  3. Provide access to hand-on experience with technologies associated with Javascript via Google-sponsored Code-labs (Bring your laptops! Thanks Google!)
  4. Learn about the Coding Boot Camp starting in Saratoga County in September!

In addition to securing financial futures with its value proposition, engaging in software development can be the single most freeing and self-actualizing experience you will have, enabling an expression of creativity unparalleled with most other skill sets. We hope you will join us to see how you can change your future with the power of code – starting with the Javascript ecosystem.

Agenda:

6:30pm – 7:00pm: Opening remarks, testimonials and origin stories
7:00pm – 7:30pm: Discussion of use cases of Javascript and overview of associated libraries and frameworks, including Node.js
7:30pm – 8:30pm: Hands-on code labs and small group discussions to learn more about applications and development with Javascript and Node.js. Oh yeah, and a big “Thank You!” for growing the Capital Region Tech community!

StartFast Code changes futures with the #POWER_OF_CODE.

Google Developer Group of the Capital Region is an engaged community of developers, programmers, engineers and overall technology enthusiasts in the Capital Region who are curious about and experiment with application domains including mobile, web, wearables, cloud-native computing, data science/machine learning and internet-of-things.

Stitch & Sip Open Crafting at the Center of Gravity
Jul 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Bring your own project (sewing, knitting, needlework…or hey, anything portable) and a beverage for a fun evening stitching and sipping in good company. The CoG provides an empty table, well-lighted work space and electricity, as well as witty banter and camaraderie. No instructor, craft along with fellow Makers. Free to members, $5 cash fee at check-in for non-members. (Membership has its privileges, join the Center of Gravity to access our awesome equipment, including sewing machines!)

Stitch & Sip Open Crafting at the Center of Gravity
Jul 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Bring your own project (sewing, knitting, needlework…or hey, anything portable) and a beverage for a fun evening stitching and sipping in good company. The CoG provides an empty table, well-lighted work space and electricity, as well as witty banter and camaraderie. No instructor, craft along with fellow Makers. Free to members, $5 cash fee at check-in for non-members. (Membership has its privileges, join the Center of Gravity to access our awesome equipment, including sewing machines!)

BGS Project Night
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join BGS for an open night of free coworking! Bring your workstation with you and set up shop for the night to work on your current game project, or start a new one with other developers and artists! Get input from peers on your game, gain knowledge from experts, and help out beginners as all work towards making awesome games. BGS Project Night is a free and open to the public event.

Jul
28
Fri
TERTULIA en español – FREE !
Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Last Friday of every month a volunteer native speaker of Spanish will lead a Spanish Tertulia (chat). Bring your lunch and come ready to interact! Our free conversation hour is open to anyone wishing to practice Spanish. Topics will be varied. No registration needed, just show up!
Interested in languages other than Spanish? We are looking for volunteers to hold similar events (once a month) in other languages. Please write to us at: info@interactlanguagecenter.com

BGS Arcade
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Just want to unwind and play some games? Come to BGS and do just that! We’ll be rolling out our tables and chairs, powering up our arcade cabinets, hooking up consoles and opening our doors to all for a free evening of gaming. Bring your friends, favorite games (video games, tabletop games, card games, whatever you like!) and have some fun at BGS Arcade!
BGS Arcade is a free and open to the public event.

Jul
30
Sun
Project Fibonacci Annual STEAM Conference @ The Beeches Inn & Conference Center
Jul 30 – Aug 5 all-day
Project Fibonacci Annual STEAM Conference @ The Beeches Inn & Conference Center | Rome | New York | United States

Project Fibonacci Annual STEAM Conference

Project Fibonacci® is a nonprofit educational organization that is dedicated to improving workforce education and preparedness and economic development through STEAM education. This week-long program is aimed at students entering 11th grade in high school and going through their senior year of college (roughly 16-22 year olds). The conference will be held primarily at The Beeches Professional Campus in Rome, NY, with visits to facilities off-site in the cities of Rome and Utica.

Step 1: Nominations
Nominate students, or even yourself, by having a teacher, mentor or guidance counselor sign of on your paperwork.

Step 2: Registration
Join The Annual Project Fibonacci Conference. Register before March 31, 2017 for discounts.

Step 3: Scholarships
Need help paying for the conference? Apply to receive a scholarship!

Questions? Check out their FAQ page, or email Project Fibonacci with questions.

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Keynote Speakers

Dr. Michio Kaku
– One of the most widely recognized figures in science in the world today.

Christine McKinley – Mechanical engineer, musician, TV host and author.

Dr. Deborah Berebichez – Physicist, TV host and data scientist.

Damond John – Co-star of Shark Tank; Founder/CEO of FUBU

Learn more about the speakers

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The Project Fibonacci STEAM Conference is the brain child of ANDRO Computational Solutions, LLC, in cooperation with local schools, businesses and non-profit agencies. This remarkable opportunity provides your exceptional student with a unparalleled, content rich, workshops and off-site tours, along with personal access to some of the best and brightest minds in various STEAM fields! Our week-long, summer event tightly blends science and art themes through a series of all-encompassing Fibonacci STEAM-themed tracks culminating in a team-based project, career fair and awards ceremony.

Jul
31
Mon
Sharks!
Jul 31 @ 6:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Calling all entrepreneurs! Do you have a dream that you would love to grow and share with local investors? If so, the Southern Tier Capital Fund of New York would love to help you! Now that you have attended one of our workshops, this is your chance to jump in the tank and present your pitch to local investors. Three companies will have a chance to present their pitch, with 10 minutes to present information and 10 minutes for questions. Investors will give constructive feedback, and may choose to back your business! Even if you don’t present your pitch at this event, please feel free to attend! For more information, and to see how your business can be involved, please contact Darren MacDonald at darren@stcfny.com. We look forward to seeing you there!

Aug
1
Tue
REVEAL 2017 Pitch Day @ RPI, Heffner Alumni House
Aug 1 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Rensselaer Emerging Ventures Ecosystem Accelerator Lab (REVEAL) is an applied pre-incubation program aimed at helping aspiring entrepreneurs to become better equipped at managing the intricacies of starting a new venture and advance their startup/idea to its next stage of growth.

On August 1st, REVEAL will showcase its Summer 2017 cohort ventures to the public.  We invite you to come and hear these exciting startup pitches, and stay for a networking lunch!

13 Entrepreneurs – 13 Teams – 3 Tracks (Commercialization, Digital Gaming and Entrepreneurship)

Agenda:
8:00am: Networking Breakfast and Registration
8:30am: Welcoming Remarks
9:00am: Pitches
Noon: Team Demos and Networking Lunch at REVEAL Space at J Building (next door)

Tuesday Tech Talk (First Tuesday of the month)
Aug 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Come check out the new Rev tech incubator! As per usual we will have interesting talks, good conversation, snacks and refreshments.

Spark Summer Series: From Startup to Acquisition @ Universal Preservation Hall
Aug 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Spark Summer Series: From Startup to Acquisition @ Universal Preservation Hall | Saratoga Springs | New York | United States

AUGUST 1 – THE ENTREPRENEUR EXPERIENCE – FROM STARTUP TO MULTINATIONAL ACQUISITION

This presentation takes place at Universal Preservation Hall, 25 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs, NY Time: 6:00 to 7:30pm

MATTHEW J. SCARCHILLI

Matt is a proven entrepreneur. His experiences starting, acquiring and selling companies gives him a broader lens to look through when evaluating situations and working with clients. Matt’s sales success over the last 20 years has put him in a position to now be able to share those experiences to help other companies grow and flourish. Matt is a student of human nature and the sales process giving him new ways to connect and communicate with people. Today Matt is the owner and CEO of Sandler Training Systems of the Greater Capital District which delivers sales, customer service and management training to companies of all sizes across all verticals.

EXPERIENCE AND BACKGROUND

Matt has been a Capital District resident his entire life growing up in Waterford and settling in Latham for the last 27 years with his wife Kathleen and 3 children. On the professional side, Matt has worked as a staff pharmacist for Latham Pharmacy and Supervising Pharmacist with Community Health Plan in Troy before transitioning to pharmaceutical sales. As a passionate soccer guy, Matt became president of Latham Circle Soccer Club. This is where he and John Haller met and together they founded SportsSignup. SportsSignup was a SaaS business that automated the tasks in running a youth sports organization (online registration, scheduling, stats, standings, etc.). While at SportsSignup, the company made 3 acquisitions: 2 for customers and 1 for product. Matt’s role was Managing Partner and Vice President of Sales. After building the business to national success with 40+ employees and managing a team of 15 in the sales department, SportsSignup was acquired by Time, Inc. in July of 2015. The company is run today as Sports Illustrated Play.
After staying on with Sports Illustrated Play to help with the transition, Matt was ready for his next venture. While at SportsSignup, Matt had employed the Sandler Training team of Albany at the beginning of 2014. He was so impressed with the methodology that he entered into a long-term engagement with them to train his sales team, customer service team, and himself as a manager. When he was approached by the previous Sandler owner (Lorraine Ferguson) to purchase the business, it was not a difficult decision.

EDUCATION AND AFFILIATIONS

A.A.S. Chemical Technology, HVCC, 1986
A.S. Math/Science, HVCC, 1987
B.S. Pharmacy, Albany College of Pharmacy, 1990
Advisory Board Member for the NYBizLab and the SEDC – Advanced Saratoga Startup programs

Social Night Potluck
Aug 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Every Tuesday night we gather with food and conversation. Check this calendar for various themes.
This event is free and open to the public. No registration is needed.

Open Night at the space
Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On the first Tuesday of each month we have our Open Night. It starts with a very short (15 min) business meeting and then we open the floor to members. Members give a short presentation bragging about the cool things they have accomplished in the past month or shamefully admit they have failed.
So come out and meet the geeks.

Zero To Maker Series – 3D Printers
Aug 1 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Zero To Maker series is a sequence of classes to introduce new members to key peices of equipment and training at the Center of Gravity. Members who need a refresher on the topic are also welcome to attend!

This week’s class will be an introduction to the 3D printers available at the COG. Focus will be on the Makerfront, mBot and Makerbot printers and the software used to prepare models for printing (called slicers). This class is being taught by Jerry Huang, the SRP for the 3D Printing area.

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
Jul
25
Tue
IgniteU Coffee and Companies @ Tech Valley Center of Gravity
Jul 25 @ 7:30 am
IgniteU Coffee and Companies @ Tech Valley Center of Gravity | Troy | New York | United States

Come visit the IgniteU team at the Center of Gravity for coffee and to learn about the startups we are working with this summer. The startups attending will be Network Performance Indicator (NPI), Illuminate ESI-NY, Guide Products, Inky and U-Topia.
We will be holding the event from 7:30 am until around 9 am, so stop by before work for free coffee and some great conversation!

Audio Anything (The Monthly Version!)
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for our Monthly Audio Anything Meetup! Our group meets the last Tuesday of the month to talk anything audio (and sometimes video too!) This month, our fearless leader, Fuz Eller is going to be doing a walkthrough of the free audio editing program, Audacity. Join us to get an overview, learn some tips and tricks and get your audio editing started! If you’d like for him to focus on any particular areas of the program, please let us know.
See you there!

The Commissary Workshop: Engaging Your Audience through Social Media @ Kate Gleason Auditorium, Rochester Central Library
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Commissary Workshop: Engaging Your Audience through Social Media @ Kate Gleason Auditorium, Rochester Central Library  | Rochester | New York | United States

In a digital and visual world, entrepreneurs rely heavily on social media to gain exposure and connect with their audiences. Join us for an engaging conversation with three of our city’s leading social media experts, Linh Phillips of Sir Rocha Says, Danielle Raymo of Rochester Brainery, and Breanna Banford of Yelp Rochester, who will share with us insights into how they have established and developed their online brands. This information will help you build fans and grow your food business.

Social Night Potluck
Jul 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Every Tuesday night we gather with food and conversation. Check this calendar for various themes.
This event is free and open to the public. No registration is needed.

Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Jul 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This is the PERFECT night to come by the Center of Gravity and get a feel for this amazing creative community. Get a tour, get social, get your questions answered and get some quality pot luck. You never know WHAT the fare might be on TVCOG Pot Luck Nights! Could be anything from”Tacos Tuesday,” to “Can You Fry It?” to “Nitrogen Ice Cream” and more. Check our Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_228909937126448

Hack Night at Interlock
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Weekly meetup for Interlock Members (and their guests) to come and visit, work on their projects, or share what they’ve been working on. It’s open to visitors but the First Tuesday’s of the month are the best time to visit if this is your first time.

Zero To Maker Series – Fiber Arts / Crafts / Glass Cutting
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Zero To Maker series is a sequence of classes to introduce new members to key peices of equipment and training at the Center of Gravity. Members who need a refresher on the topic are also welcome to attend!

This week’s class will be an introduction to the fiber arts / crafts / galss cutting area available at the COG. Focus will be on the sewing machines, loom and embroidery machine, as well as crafting and glass cutting, and will be taught by Irene Purificato, the SRP for that zone.

Zero To Maker Series – Fiber Arts / Crafts / Glass Cutting
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Zero To Maker series is a sequence of classes to introduce new members to key pieces of equipment and training at the Center of Gravity. Members who need a refresher on the topic are also welcome to attend! For more info on becoming a member:http://www.tvcog.net/membership-plans-fees/ This week’s class will be an introduction to the fiber arts / crafts / glass cutting area available at the COG. Focus will be on the sewing machines, loom and embroidery machine, as well as crafting and glass cutting, and will be taught by Irene Purificato, the SRP for that zone.

Jul
26
Wed
Lean Finance & Accounting Workshop @ TBD
Jul 26 @ 8:00 am – Jul 27 @ 4:30 pm

About:

The operational strategy most effective in achieving world-class performance is Lean. Unfortunately, accounting can be an obstacle to the Lean journey as traditional performance metrics are not aligned with nor promote Lean behavior. Operation’s professionals achieve great gains on the production floor but are surprised when there is little evidence of improved operating results on traditional financial reports. Accounting and manufacturing must work together to develop new metrics and “plain English” financial reporting. This class will illustrate the changes required based on 30 years of leading such changes.

Date: July 26 & 27 | Time: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Location: TBD; location information will be forwarded with registration confirmation

Price: Registration is per person and covers both days as well as all participant materials, continental breakfast, coffee and lunch.

  • Early Bird Registration: $1,195.00 per person (must be received prior to June 30, 2017)
  • Regular Registration: $1,395 per person (must be received July 1 – 14, 2017; no registrations after 7/14 deadline)

Cancellation Policy: Full refund up to four weeks before the workshop. Cancellations within four weeks of the workshop will be subjected to a $350 cancellation fee. Substitutions may be made prior to the start of the workshop.

Who Should Attend:

This course will benefit all areas of a company – and any company whether in manufacturing or not – as the entire team needs to understand the scorecard of the business and how to motivate Lean behavior.  While accounting professionals will gain a great deal, it is strongly encouraged that manufacturing, product development and continuous improvement associates come as a team in order to build a plan going forward that makes sense for the entire company, both the providers of information and the critical uses of that information.

  • Presidents
  • CFO’s
  • Controllers
  • VP’s & Directors of Finance, Operations & Supply Chain
  • Plant Managers
  • Manufacturing Engineers
  • CI Professionals
  • Product Development Engineers
  • HR Leaders
Open Figure Drawing
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us at Buffalo Game Space for open figure drawing sessions. Practice your drawing or painting skills and mingle with fellow artists in the area. Models will begin with short dynamic poses, and progress to longer poses. Models will alternate bi-weekly, and will include males and females. 18+ only. Admission is $10 per attendee.

Jul
27
Thu
Art Opening Titled “Wonder Women: Fourteen Directions in Art Across Central New York” @ Syracuse Technology Garden Art Gallery
Jul 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Featuring all women artists:

  • Sarah Allam
  • Constance Avery
  • Diana Bukowski
  • Arianna Coursen
  • Erin Davies
  • Renee Fair
  • Karmin Schafer Hansen
  • Prudence Haze
  • Caroline A. Locatelli
  • Alexandra Mailtais
  • Mary Mollica-Ward
  • Maria Janine Rizzo
  • Allison Sarenski
  • Melissa Zawacki

The exhibit will be co-curated by Sofía Márquez Paniagua from the Below 40 Public Arts Task Force & The Tech Garden’s Artist in Residence Steve Nyland.

Opening reception will include music by Caitlin Moriarty, The Tech Garden’s Instructional Design Manager

Exhibit will be on display @ The Tech Garden, Thursday July 27 until Friday, September 22, 2017.

CNY Drone Club
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Are you curious about drones? Multirotors? UAVs? Drone Racing? Aerial Photography? FPV? Designing and flying your own aircraft? Join us and we can share what we know, demonstrate our latest projects, and even fly together!

Open Hack
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking for an excuse to work on that project you’ve been putting off? Want to build something awesome but need some help? Join your fellow hackers on Thursday nights to initiate creative collisions and concoct contrivances of every conceivable kind! If you have questions about Open Hack, contact Samson Bonfante at samson@bonfante.org.

Startup Grind Buffalo with OnCore Golf Founders @ DIG at the Innovation Center
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Bret Blakely and Steve Coulton are the founders of OnCore Golf. They will be coming to give us insight into one of Buffalo’s major successes. They’re recently had a new ball launch, and they can help us with all aspects of business and the game that drives it. See you there!

Startup Grind Hosts Bret Blakely & Steve Coulton of OnCore Golf
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

THIS IS A PAID EVENT – PURCHASE YOUR TICKET HERE Startup Grind Hosts Bret Blakely & Steve Coulton of OnCore Golf Coming Soon!  Agenda 6:00 pm Networking and Food 7:00 pm Fireside Chat 8:00 pm Networking Speaker Bret Blakely – OnCore Golf Hosted By David Longhini, Buffalo Co-Director I’m a Salesforce Consultant by day and an obsessed Tim Ferriss fanatic by night. You can find me either out exploring new ways of living, running a life experiment, or reading books ranging from self-improvement, to human nature, to fantasy. Get at me! Twitter: @longhinid Sean Heidinger, Buffalo Co-Director Coming soon! Twitter: @digbuffalo Global Partner Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Partners We specialize in making the value of your product or service into an easy-to-understand, wide-spread marketing message. Nickel City Graphics is – Marketing, simplified. The Thomas R. Beecher, Jr. Innovation Center, an entrepreneurial hub in Buffalo, is a LEED-certified incubation space housing more than 100 companies including those in life sciences, biotech and social innovation, as well as businesses offering support services like IP attorneys, talent acquisition, sales, and marketing. The collaborative and entrepreneurial setting provides an excellent environment for businesses to grow and network. What is Startup Grind? Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 200 cities and 98 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

Weekly Casual Bitcoin/Blockchain Meetup (Thursdays)
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Due to the recent surge of interest in the blockchain realm, we’ve decided to have casual meetups every Thursday evening at Ashkers, in addition to the formal monthly meetups.

StartFast Code Capital Region Info Session @ Empire State College
Jul 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
StartFast Code Capital Region Info Session @ Empire State College | Saratoga Springs | New York | United States

Being a software developer has tremendous value in our current society. This trend will very likely only strengthen in coming years, as software development skills gained in one language or framework branch out into adjacent, exciting areas of innovation and growth.

Consistent with feeding this vision, StartFast Code and The Google Developer Group of the Capital Region, in collaboration with Saratoga Economic Development Corporation, are hosting a technology-focused networking, mentoring and hands-on event. The event is being held on July 27 at ESC on West Ave. from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

The purposes of the event are to:

  1. Highlight the value of learning the ubiquitous Javascript language and its ecosystem, based on its many diverse application domains
  2. Provide access to software development professionals in-person at the event, and
  3. Provide access to hand-on experience with technologies associated with Javascript via Google-sponsored Code-labs (Bring your laptops! Thanks Google!)
  4. Learn about the Coding Boot Camp starting in Saratoga County in September!

In addition to securing financial futures with its value proposition, engaging in software development can be the single most freeing and self-actualizing experience you will have, enabling an expression of creativity unparalleled with most other skill sets. We hope you will join us to see how you can change your future with the power of code – starting with the Javascript ecosystem.

Agenda:

6:30pm – 7:00pm: Opening remarks, testimonials and origin stories
7:00pm – 7:30pm: Discussion of use cases of Javascript and overview of associated libraries and frameworks, including Node.js
7:30pm – 8:30pm: Hands-on code labs and small group discussions to learn more about applications and development with Javascript and Node.js. Oh yeah, and a big “Thank You!” for growing the Capital Region Tech community!

StartFast Code changes futures with the #POWER_OF_CODE.

Google Developer Group of the Capital Region is an engaged community of developers, programmers, engineers and overall technology enthusiasts in the Capital Region who are curious about and experiment with application domains including mobile, web, wearables, cloud-native computing, data science/machine learning and internet-of-things.

Stitch & Sip Open Crafting at the Center of Gravity
Jul 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Bring your own project (sewing, knitting, needlework…or hey, anything portable) and a beverage for a fun evening stitching and sipping in good company. The CoG provides an empty table, well-lighted work space and electricity, as well as witty banter and camaraderie. No instructor, craft along with fellow Makers. Free to members, $5 cash fee at check-in for non-members. (Membership has its privileges, join the Center of Gravity to access our awesome equipment, including sewing machines!)

Stitch & Sip Open Crafting at the Center of Gravity
Jul 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Bring your own project (sewing, knitting, needlework…or hey, anything portable) and a beverage for a fun evening stitching and sipping in good company. The CoG provides an empty table, well-lighted work space and electricity, as well as witty banter and camaraderie. No instructor, craft along with fellow Makers. Free to members, $5 cash fee at check-in for non-members. (Membership has its privileges, join the Center of Gravity to access our awesome equipment, including sewing machines!)

BGS Project Night
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join BGS for an open night of free coworking! Bring your workstation with you and set up shop for the night to work on your current game project, or start a new one with other developers and artists! Get input from peers on your game, gain knowledge from experts, and help out beginners as all work towards making awesome games. BGS Project Night is a free and open to the public event.

Jul
28
Fri
TERTULIA en español – FREE !
Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Last Friday of every month a volunteer native speaker of Spanish will lead a Spanish Tertulia (chat). Bring your lunch and come ready to interact! Our free conversation hour is open to anyone wishing to practice Spanish. Topics will be varied. No registration needed, just show up!
Interested in languages other than Spanish? We are looking for volunteers to hold similar events (once a month) in other languages. Please write to us at: info@interactlanguagecenter.com

BGS Arcade
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Just want to unwind and play some games? Come to BGS and do just that! We’ll be rolling out our tables and chairs, powering up our arcade cabinets, hooking up consoles and opening our doors to all for a free evening of gaming. Bring your friends, favorite games (video games, tabletop games, card games, whatever you like!) and have some fun at BGS Arcade!
BGS Arcade is a free and open to the public event.

Jul
30
Sun
Project Fibonacci Annual STEAM Conference @ The Beeches Inn & Conference Center
Jul 30 – Aug 5 all-day
Project Fibonacci Annual STEAM Conference @ The Beeches Inn & Conference Center | Rome | New York | United States

Project Fibonacci Annual STEAM Conference

Project Fibonacci® is a nonprofit educational organization that is dedicated to improving workforce education and preparedness and economic development through STEAM education. This week-long program is aimed at students entering 11th grade in high school and going through their senior year of college (roughly 16-22 year olds). The conference will be held primarily at The Beeches Professional Campus in Rome, NY, with visits to facilities off-site in the cities of Rome and Utica.

Step 1: Nominations
Nominate students, or even yourself, by having a teacher, mentor or guidance counselor sign of on your paperwork.

Step 2: Registration
Join The Annual Project Fibonacci Conference. Register before March 31, 2017 for discounts.

Step 3: Scholarships
Need help paying for the conference? Apply to receive a scholarship!

Questions? Check out their FAQ page, or email Project Fibonacci with questions.

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Keynote Speakers

Dr. Michio Kaku
– One of the most widely recognized figures in science in the world today.

Christine McKinley – Mechanical engineer, musician, TV host and author.

Dr. Deborah Berebichez – Physicist, TV host and data scientist.

Damond John – Co-star of Shark Tank; Founder/CEO of FUBU

Learn more about the speakers

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The Project Fibonacci STEAM Conference is the brain child of ANDRO Computational Solutions, LLC, in cooperation with local schools, businesses and non-profit agencies. This remarkable opportunity provides your exceptional student with a unparalleled, content rich, workshops and off-site tours, along with personal access to some of the best and brightest minds in various STEAM fields! Our week-long, summer event tightly blends science and art themes through a series of all-encompassing Fibonacci STEAM-themed tracks culminating in a team-based project, career fair and awards ceremony.

Jul
31
Mon
Sharks!
Jul 31 @ 6:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Calling all entrepreneurs! Do you have a dream that you would love to grow and share with local investors? If so, the Southern Tier Capital Fund of New York would love to help you! Now that you have attended one of our workshops, this is your chance to jump in the tank and present your pitch to local investors. Three companies will have a chance to present their pitch, with 10 minutes to present information and 10 minutes for questions. Investors will give constructive feedback, and may choose to back your business! Even if you don’t present your pitch at this event, please feel free to attend! For more information, and to see how your business can be involved, please contact Darren MacDonald at darren@stcfny.com. We look forward to seeing you there!

Aug
1
Tue
REVEAL 2017 Pitch Day @ RPI, Heffner Alumni House
Aug 1 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Rensselaer Emerging Ventures Ecosystem Accelerator Lab (REVEAL) is an applied pre-incubation program aimed at helping aspiring entrepreneurs to become better equipped at managing the intricacies of starting a new venture and advance their startup/idea to its next stage of growth.

On August 1st, REVEAL will showcase its Summer 2017 cohort ventures to the public.  We invite you to come and hear these exciting startup pitches, and stay for a networking lunch!

13 Entrepreneurs – 13 Teams – 3 Tracks (Commercialization, Digital Gaming and Entrepreneurship)

Agenda:
8:00am: Networking Breakfast and Registration
8:30am: Welcoming Remarks
9:00am: Pitches
Noon: Team Demos and Networking Lunch at REVEAL Space at J Building (next door)

Tuesday Tech Talk (First Tuesday of the month)
Aug 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Come check out the new Rev tech incubator! As per usual we will have interesting talks, good conversation, snacks and refreshments.

Spark Summer Series: From Startup to Acquisition @ Universal Preservation Hall
Aug 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Spark Summer Series: From Startup to Acquisition @ Universal Preservation Hall | Saratoga Springs | New York | United States

AUGUST 1 – THE ENTREPRENEUR EXPERIENCE – FROM STARTUP TO MULTINATIONAL ACQUISITION

This presentation takes place at Universal Preservation Hall, 25 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs, NY Time: 6:00 to 7:30pm

MATTHEW J. SCARCHILLI

Matt is a proven entrepreneur. His experiences starting, acquiring and selling companies gives him a broader lens to look through when evaluating situations and working with clients. Matt’s sales success over the last 20 years has put him in a position to now be able to share those experiences to help other companies grow and flourish. Matt is a student of human nature and the sales process giving him new ways to connect and communicate with people. Today Matt is the owner and CEO of Sandler Training Systems of the Greater Capital District which delivers sales, customer service and management training to companies of all sizes across all verticals.

EXPERIENCE AND BACKGROUND

Matt has been a Capital District resident his entire life growing up in Waterford and settling in Latham for the last 27 years with his wife Kathleen and 3 children. On the professional side, Matt has worked as a staff pharmacist for Latham Pharmacy and Supervising Pharmacist with Community Health Plan in Troy before transitioning to pharmaceutical sales. As a passionate soccer guy, Matt became president of Latham Circle Soccer Club. This is where he and John Haller met and together they founded SportsSignup. SportsSignup was a SaaS business that automated the tasks in running a youth sports organization (online registration, scheduling, stats, standings, etc.). While at SportsSignup, the company made 3 acquisitions: 2 for customers and 1 for product. Matt’s role was Managing Partner and Vice President of Sales. After building the business to national success with 40+ employees and managing a team of 15 in the sales department, SportsSignup was acquired by Time, Inc. in July of 2015. The company is run today as Sports Illustrated Play.
After staying on with Sports Illustrated Play to help with the transition, Matt was ready for his next venture. While at SportsSignup, Matt had employed the Sandler Training team of Albany at the beginning of 2014. He was so impressed with the methodology that he entered into a long-term engagement with them to train his sales team, customer service team, and himself as a manager. When he was approached by the previous Sandler owner (Lorraine Ferguson) to purchase the business, it was not a difficult decision.

EDUCATION AND AFFILIATIONS

A.A.S. Chemical Technology, HVCC, 1986
A.S. Math/Science, HVCC, 1987
B.S. Pharmacy, Albany College of Pharmacy, 1990
Advisory Board Member for the NYBizLab and the SEDC – Advanced Saratoga Startup programs

Social Night Potluck
Aug 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Every Tuesday night we gather with food and conversation. Check this calendar for various themes.
This event is free and open to the public. No registration is needed.

Open Night at the space
Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On the first Tuesday of each month we have our Open Night. It starts with a very short (15 min) business meeting and then we open the floor to members. Members give a short presentation bragging about the cool things they have accomplished in the past month or shamefully admit they have failed.
So come out and meet the geeks.

Zero To Maker Series – 3D Printers
Aug 1 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Zero To Maker series is a sequence of classes to introduce new members to key peices of equipment and training at the Center of Gravity. Members who need a refresher on the topic are also welcome to attend!

This week’s class will be an introduction to the 3D printers available at the COG. Focus will be on the Makerfront, mBot and Makerbot printers and the software used to prepare models for printing (called slicers). This class is being taught by Jerry Huang, the SRP for the 3D Printing area.