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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
17
Thu
AlbanyCanCode Graduation Ceremony @ SEFCU Headquarters
Jan 17 @ 5:30 pm
AlbanyCanCode Graduation Ceremony @ SEFCU Headquarters

You are invited to join us as we celebrate the hard work of our new graduating Front End Web Development and Javascript Frameworks classes, and see the projects they’ve been developing for local organizations! Get to know more about the work AlbanyCanCode is doing to support new talent growth in our community, and see what our talented students have managed to accomplish in just 12 short weeks.

Small Business Night: Speak Like a Pro @ Urban Co-Works
Jan 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Small Business Night: Speak Like a Pro @ Urban Co-Works

Whether you’re an experienced presenter wanting to fine-tune your skills, a beginning presenter with a bad case of nerves, or fall somewhere in between, you can pick up some useful tips from Kat Koppett and Michael Burns of Mopco/Koppett!

In this fast-moving interactive presentation, you will experience methods and tools for upping your game as a presenter.

• Expand your performance range
• Use stage fright to your advantage
• Assess, engage, and influence your audience
• Use story to structure and enliven any presentation

The Sky is No Longer the Limit @ The Tech Garden
Jan 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Sky is No Longer the Limit @ The Tech Garden

The Tech Garden’s Tech Meet Up is partnering with TACNY – Technology Alliance of Central New York (http://www.tacny.org/Home.aspx) – in presenting this program.

The next disruptive technology is here. Drones are changing the world, and the sky is no longer the limit. From package deliveries to mining, from search and rescue operations to precision agriculture, drones are becoming a powerful tool used in a wide variety of applications. Very quickly drones introduced new risks and complications for air traffic control. With the introduction of the FAA’s Part 107 rules, an individual can now become an FAA certified small unmanned aircraft system remote pilot and conduct flights for commercial purposes safely and legally. Come learn about drones, the prototypes built for various applications at the Center for Advanced Systems and Engineering at Syracuse University and their capabilities, and what it takes to become a remote pilot!

The presenter: Ian Joyce is the manager of the Center for Advanced Systems and Engineering (CASE) prototype development lab at Syracuse University. He is an accomplished FAA certified pilot and a licensed mission commander through NUAIR. Several years before starting his career at Syracuse University he was building and flying high altitude, long range fixed wing drones for hobby use. His passion led him to the current position at the university. He is heavily involved in an assortment of different drone/UAS research projects. He assists faculty in the development of new drone technology, building and testing custom aircrafts. His work has been featured in several publications in a variety of fields such as earth sciences, civil engineering, and aerospace engineering. Ian continues to work with both fixed wing and multirotor drones in areas of cyber security, counter UAS security, and aerospace engineering.

“CASE’s well-equipped prototype development lab was designed to enable our industry partners to develop their inventions into functional prototypes, to support UAV/drone-related activities of all kinds, and to generally assist New York State companies in bringing research to fruition in the real world.”

Snacks and beverages will be provided – please join us for this first joint presentation with TACNY & Tech Meet Up. Register today.

Jan
18
Fri
BEYourStart Presents: Rise and Shine Startup Networking Event and Showcase @ Hampton Inn, Clifton Park
Jan 18 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
BEYourStart Presents: Rise and Shine Startup Networking Event and Showcase @ Hampton Inn, Clifton Park

Stop by the Hampton Inn Clifton Park meeting room to learn about or meet startup companies that BEYourStart and Robert Braathe have worked with Coffee and tea will be provided.
Format of event is similar to a trade show or “poster session”. Stop by anytime between 8:30 and 10:30 to walk around and see startup ideas in progress.

Jan
19
Sat
Linux Workshop @ Interlock Rochester
Jan 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
22
Tue
FuzeHub Webinar: Growing Your Food or Farm Enterprise in NYS @ Webinar
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Learn how these incubators and commercialization resources are helping farm, food, and beverage start-up companies and entrepreneurs throughout New York State to implement new technologies, understand new trends in food-based businesses, explore funding opportunities and navigate the roadmap to success.

Advokate For Your Business: Content for your website @ WorkSmart
Jan 22 @ 5:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Advokate For Your Business: Content for your website @ WorkSmart | Glens Falls | New York | United States

So you’re ready to think about a website, or you’re thinking about taking your existing one to the next level.

What do you need to make sure to include? What are the first things people look for?

When is a blog important, or what even is a blog? People keep saying “content”. WHAT IS CONTENT?

Come to this Advokate-produced workshop and figure it out. Light refreshments provided.

AGENDA
5:15 p.m. Networking and check-in
5:30 p.m. Presentation by Kate Austin-Avon of Advokate, LLC
6:15 p.m. Question and Answer
6:30 p.m. Break and chat
6:45 p.m. Group workshop
7:15 p.m. Wrap up

Monthly Organizer’s Meeting
Jan 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For too long there has been shroud of mystery on the inner workings of the RocPy organization! We would invite our fellow members to join us for our monthly organizer’s meeting!
We enjoy food, drink and most importantly, plan our upcoming meetings of RocPy.
This group would be nothing if not for your attendance and support, consider joining us!
Usually, it’s every 4th Tuesday of the month.

Hack Night at Interlock
Jan 22 @ 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.

Jan
23
Wed
HV Open Lunch @ Formosa Cuisine
Jan 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Interested in talking more about Open Technology? Once a month we get together for an informal lunch to talk tech, and catch up between meetings. This is open to anyone. Bring your ideas, open source questions, and grab some good food at the same time! Location: Formosa Cuisine 825 Main St Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Jan
24
Thu
Tell Your Story and Learn to Create Engaging Digital Content @ WorkSmart
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Tell Your Story and Learn to Create Engaging Digital Content @ WorkSmart

Join us for this interactive workshop as Charles Cornell from Cornell Digital explains how to create and share content to engage with your customers, noting “Today, it is more important than ever to tell your story” .

Come enjoy networking and an informative presentation
followed by a bit of Q&A time.
Free for WorkSmart Members/ $10 Nonmembers

Jan
26
Sat
Hardware Challenge Pitch Competition @ NextCorps
Jan 26 all-day
Hardware Challenge Pitch Competition @ NextCorps

The NextCorps pitch event will be held at Sibley Square and will be open to the public. Startups can apply in one of three categories: cleantech, health & medical, or open. Each category winner will be awarded a trophy, with first place receiving $250, second place $100, and third place $50. The competition winner will receive six months of incubation and assistance from NextCorps or REV, depending on your business location, and will move on to the AlphaLab regional competition, held in Pittsburgh in February. The regional winner will receive $3,000, with the national winner receiving $50,000.

Jan
29
Tue
Build4Scale Workshop: Capital Region @ Revolution Hall
Jan 29 @ 8:15 am – 4:00 pm

The Build4Scale Workshop is designed to accelerate the commercialization and scale up of “hardware” physical product developers. The workshop introduces design for manufacturability and lean product design concepts utilizing a structured methodology for evaluating your Bill of Materials (BOM), how your product is produced or Bill of Process (BOP) and defining your potential failure modes.

Jan
30
Wed
Networking@Rev: Hardware Heroes: Making Physical Products that Matter @ Rev: Ithaca Startup Works
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Hardware Heroes: Making Physical Products that Matter

Creating physical products with hardware components is not for the faint of heart. Innovation, prototyping, iterating, speaking with customers, more iterating, and scaling are all massive challenges.

Join us for Rev’s January Networking Night and meet hardware founders and startups at every phase of growth. Hear from engineering leaders and learn about the latest in hardware innovation.

ALL are welcome. Complimentary food and drink will be served. Please RSVP.

Life of an Entrepreneur: The Road Less Traveled @ Le Moyne College
Jan 30 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Life of an Entrepreneur: The Road Less Traveled @ Le Moyne College

The Spring 2019 Madden Lecture will be “Life of an Entrepreneur: The Road Less Traveled.” This event will feature seven Le Moyne alumni – with majors divided between business and arts and sciences – who are all engaged in careers as successful entrepreneurs.

This panel discussion will be moderated by Ben Reilley ’01, an English major who is the founder and CEO of Life of Reilley, a farm distillery located near Cazenovia, N.Y., that became the first to receive a license to produce a ready-to-drink cocktail.

Panelists are:

Lynne Davis ’78 (English-communications), a real estate entrepreneur and the CEO of NterNow, a keyless access system that allows identity-verified prospects to tour properties instantly, on their own, in a safe and secure manner.

Greg DeFisher ’81 (business administration), president, CEO and owner of Freeman SCHWABE Machinery, a global manufacturer of the highest quality die-cutting presses, cutting and handling systems, and manufacturing software.

Lindsey Gleason ’10 (business administration), founder of TeamGleas (Globalizing Education and Sports), which to date has helped nearly 200 student-athletes study and compete at 12 universities in Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Andrew Lunetta ’12 (peace and global studies), founder and executive director of A Tiny Home for Good Inc., an organization dedicated to providing safe, dignified and affordable housing to those facing homelessness.

Indhira Santana ’06 (communications), founder, CEO and holistic wealth coach for My Wellness Solutions, a holistic health center with multiple locations in New York City.

Nate Frechette ’13 (management and information systems), chief technical officer and co-founder of Dropsource in Raleigh, N.C., a next-generation mobile app development platform.

The event is free and open to the public and will be help at the James Commons Campus Center. It is co-sponsored by the Madden School of Business and the College of Arts and Sciences at Le Moyne. For more information, call 315-445-4280.

Feb
1
Fri
RocGrowth Coffee @ Carlson Cowork
Feb 1 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
RocGrowth Coffee @ Carlson Cowork

An informal morning event designed to facilitate USEFUL collisions by sharing inspiring stories and empowering the new generation of entrepreneurs in Rochester. Free coffee and bagels will be provided by our underwriters. It’s affiliated with RocGrowth Candids.

Why attend?

To meet and befriend other Rochester innovators and become familiar with potentially helpful resources. RocGrowth Coffee is a way for you to hear about new ideas, offer YOUR assistance, and announce YOUR ideas to a community of thinkers, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists!

Format

RocGrowth Coffee will highlight several pre-selected local innovators. These entrepreneurs will have a few minutes to introduce themselves and describe their endeavor. More importantly, they will ask the community for some specific form of support that could range from technical skills to customer identification.

The audience (YOU) will be able to connect with each other and the entrepreneurs before and after the presentations, over coffee and breakfast. Most of the time will be unstructured networking.

Breakfast & coffee is generously provided by: Carlson Cowork & Landsman Real Estate Services.

RSVP: Required. Event is free with capacity limited to 100.

Kindly Sponsored by:

Carlson Cowork

Rochester 2600
Feb 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

Feb
5
Tue
Tuesday Tech Talk (First Tuesday of the month) @ Funkhaus
Feb 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Come hang out at Funkhaus! As per usual, we will have interesting talks, good conversation, refreshments.

Open Night at the space
Feb 5 @ 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.

Feb
6
Wed
Startup Tech Valley @ Revolution Hall, Brown's Brewing Co.
Feb 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Startup Tech Valley @ Revolution Hall, Brown's Brewing Co.
Welcome back from Startup Tech Valley and Happy New Year!
As we hinted to in our final words of the December meetup, this spring Startup Tech Valley will be sharing the meetup hosting duties with organizations around the region. Some months will result in a theme, others will be mixed industries presenting.
February’s lineup of Startup Tech Valley is brought to you by Tech Valley Game Space.
Featuring:
Dang! –  Independent Game Developer currently working on their debut game, io Interloper, a corporate espionage hacking game.
Omiya Games –  experimental game studio striving to push the boundaries of video games by challenging the player with strange and unusual experiences.
FlyInside Inc. –  developing virtual reality flight simulation software for military, professional, and entertainment use.
SIR-VR LLC – Up and coming game development and virtual reality experience creation company.
Everything is on fire, everything is fine: investigating data breaches @ 300 Rockefeller Hall, Vassar College
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Abstract TBD Lightning Talks: We’ll also be doing the following lightning talks before the meeting: * None yet, please propose below! Propose a Lightning Talk Location: 300 Rockefeller Hall 3rd Floor Auditorium Vassar College 124 Raymond Ave Poughkeepsie, NY 12604

Feb
8
Fri
Wireless Meetup
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Wireless Meetup (Formerly the SDR Meetup) will be for people to learn more about Software Defined Radios, RF transmissions, and any kinds of wireless communications you can think of. We have some SDR units available if you’d like to learn or bring in your project to play with.

Feb
11
Mon
Build4Scale: 201 Webinar @ Webinar
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The 201 workshop is designed to help “hardware” physical product manufacturers to plan for scaling up their production. The workshop introduces manufacturing planning concepts and tools to help your transition from low volume to higher volume production.

Feb
12
Tue
Hack Night at Interlock
Feb 12 @ 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.

Feb
14
Thu
Startup Drinks
Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us once again for our monthly Startup Drinks meetup, where lots of interesting people get together in a very casual setting to chat about their startups, startup ideas and side projects!

Feb
15
Fri
The Open Organization Of Lockpickers (TOOOL) Meeting
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Rochester chapter of The Open Organization Of Lockpicking. This monthly meeting is an opportunity to practice picking locks and meet other people that are experts in the subject. Meetings often have presentations about various locks and will let you borrow some lock picks and training locks to get you started.

Feb
16
Sat
Linux Workshop
Feb 16 @ 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.

Feb
19
Tue
Hack Night at Interlock
Feb 19 @ 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.

RocPy General Meeting
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Topic TBD Location Information If the map link above for our location is not sufficient here is a more detailed map that should be referenced:A map to Innovative Solutions: https://goo.gl/maps/KUWPkTHmD222 (parking and walking directions) The meeting will be at the Innovative Solutions family room: Use the entrance around the rear of the building (the opposite side of the building from the main entrance and sign). The door is located at the corner of the building, and faces the parking lot.

Feb
20
Wed
HV Open Lunch @ Formosa Cuisine
Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Interested in talking more about Open Technology? Once a month we get together for an informal lunch to talk tech, and catch up between meetings. This is open to anyone. Bring your ideas, open source questions, and grab some good food at the same time! Location: Formosa Cuisine 825 Main St Poughkeepsie, NY 12603