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Jan
13
Wed
2021 Medical Device Innovation Challenge Accepting Applications Now through April 30, 2021 @ Central New York Biotech Accelerator
Jan 13 – Apr 30 all-day

CNY Biotech Accelerator’s 2021 Medical Device Innovation Challenge (MDIC)
Applications Accepted Now through April 30, 2021

We are now accepting applications for the 5th Annual CNY Biotech Accelerator (CNYBAC) Medical Device Innovation Challenge (MDIC).

We will select up to 5 MDIC US-based teams who receive intensive mentorship by quality, regulatory, CEO and other experts throughout the 6-month program. Teams may elect to participate virtually or receive free work space on-site within the CNYBAC Creation Garage with access to our Stratasys F170 3D Printer and shared equipment.

Additional opportunities include:

Paid stipend for commercialization services through the Syracuse University College of Law Innovation Law Center
Access to Student Engineering Capstone Design Programs
FDA Regulatory Guidance
Expansive Innovation Ecosystem and Networking opportunities
CNYBAC Concept to Commercialization Virtual Series and Manufacturing Workshop
For more information: https://www.cnybac.com/medical-device-innovation-challenge-in-the-national-grid-creation-garage/

Applications are accepted online until April 30: https://www.cnybac.com/medical-device-innovation-challenge-in-the-national-grid-creation-garage/mdic-2020-application/

Apr
20
Tue
Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Webinar @ Zoom
Apr 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join WISE WBC’s webinar on PPP loan forgiveness on April 20th at 4pm. Accountant Andrea Kooritzky of Kooritzky Accounting will answer commonly asked questions around PPP forgiveness – including eligible uses of funds, the forgiveness application, and timeline – and field questions from the audience.

Ace your Tech Interview (The inside scoop direct from hiring managers) @ Online Zoom
Apr 20 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Ace your Tech Interview (The inside scoop direct from hiring managers) @ Online Zoom

All computer science, information technology, and informatics majors alike from across the country are welcomed to join. Take a peek behind the curtain of what you should prepare for as well as what not to do when you’re called to interview for your dream position.
This event will include introductions to the following employers :
MVP Health Care
Tyler Technologies
Zones
BestPass
Followed by 2 – 20 minute break out sessions.
For attending you will be entered to win one of 10 $10 GrubHub gift cards

Apr
21
Wed
Cybersecurity Self-Assessment Workshop @ Virtual Event
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Our experts will explain what you need to know about NIST SP 800-171 and guide you through hands-on exercises as you assess your cyber readiness. You’ll also learn about the Supplier Performance Risk System (SPRS) and how to determine your SPRS score so that you can submit it for DoD contract opportunities.
NYS manufacturing companies that enroll in this free workshop will receive:
• Access to cybersecurity experts who will efficiently explain all 14 families in NIST SP 800-171.
• Practical experience with identifying problems so that you can take corrective action.
• The ability to ask questions and get answers as you identify the issues you need to address.
• Help calculating your SPRS score so that you can submit it when you bid on DoD contracts.
• Automatic enrollment in a Cybersecurity Cohort that provides free training valued at $12,000.

Building Blocks for Starting a Business @ Zoom
Apr 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 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, and building your support team.

The Building Blocks for Starting a Business

Wednesday, April 21st, 5-6:30pm

Location: Zoom

Apr
22
Thu
Founder to Funder – Fireside Chat with Pavan Kumar @ Virtual
Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm

Join us virtually for the Fireside Chat series, hosted by Metro Collective and Startup Grind Rochester. On April 22nd, at Noon, Michael Thaney from Startup Grind Rochester will chat with Pavan Kumar who will share his experiences from being a founder to then becoming a funder.

Pavan is the embodiment of out-of-the-box thinking, and he always pursues ways to defy the status quo. He is an ex-founder, author, speaker & investor. He has over 20 years of experience in start-ups and enterprises across India, the Middle East, and the USA, helping early startups to launch, scale, and make an impact. Having a rare combination of technology and business experience, Pavan is highly specialized in business strategy, partnerships, innovation, and driving change.

What you will learn?

When Pavan believes the right time for a startup to begin raising funds
What Pavan learned when he stepped to the other side of the table to start investing
How fundraising efforts differ across geographic locations
How Pavan used a systemic approach to achieve numerous goals and propel into a future of choice.

POP Networking Workshop with Rachel Jenks @ VIRTUAL
Apr 22 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Please join us for our next networking event where the CEO of Brand Boss Studio, Rachel Jenks will speak about the best marketing strategies to bring your business into the spotlight. Participants will once again get a chance to win prizes!

Register here: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eht4tg34eed18eb9&oseq=&c=&ch=

Apr
28
Wed
DigiMarCon At Home 2021 – Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference @ online
Apr 28 all-day
DigiMarCon At Home 2021 - Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference @ online

DigiMarCon At Home 2021 is your chance to …
– 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 At Home, the Premier Virtual Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference will be held April 28th to 29th, 2021, available live stream and on-demand. Join your peers online for 2-days jam packed with digital marketing best practices, latest trends, practical solutions, strategy and networking.

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 At Home 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 At Home 2021 and discover how to thrive and succeed as a marketer in a rapidly evolving digital world.

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://digimarconathome.com.

WISE Power Hour-Bootstrapping for your Woman Owned Business @ Zoom
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
WISE Power Hour-Bootstrapping for your Woman Owned Business @ Zoom

A lunch hour conversation around important small business topics!
About this Event
Join the WISE WBC Coaching Team via Zoom for an energetic lunch hour conversation around important small business topics. Each week will feature a central topic (and on occasion guest expert) to discuss best practices that will challenge you to push your ideas and strategies even further.

Offered the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month, from 12-1pm — Select date to attend during registration

Location: Zoom

Upcoming topic:
Special April Alternative Financing Series
April 28 – Bootstrapping for your Woman-Owned Business (Expert: Alex Kostakis, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurial Practice, Whitman School of Management)

Apr
29
Thu
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: STARTUP CPA SUPPORT @ VIRTUAL
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Understanding taxes in relation to your business plays a key role in its success. Whether you’re just starting out or have been in operation, this webinar will dispel common tax myths, highlight tax considerations for startup businesses, and discuss the tax impact of entity selection. Hear from the expert accountants at Dannible & McKee, LLP
REGISTER HERE: https://binghamton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpcu2hpjwqGtFc01L5jfk85v3c6NBLuBqb

May
3
Mon
Legitimize Your Food Dream @ Webinar
May 3 @ 10:00 am – May 10 @ 12:00 pm
Legitimize Your Food Dream @ Webinar

If you cook at home for family and friends or have been making a food product at home and have been told you should start your own business, this is the program for you!

The SBDC is offering a two-part training on how to successfully navigate the process and requirements to start your food industry business successfully.

May
6
Thu
Venture NY @ Online
May 6 – May 7 all-day
Venture NY @ Online

Upstate Capital is hosting Venture NY, a conference that includes the Venture NY Startup Showcase on May 6, 2021, and the NYBPC Finals on May 7.

Venture NY Startup Showcase: This pitch event is produced in partnership with 43North, GENIUS NY, 76 West, Grow NY and Luminate. Featuring some of the fastest-growing startups from across New York, this event features quick pitches and plenty of opportunities for group and 1-1 networking.

New York Business Plan Competition Finals: The NYBPC, Upstate Capital’s annual intercollegiate competition with 500+ students, 60+ colleges and universities across all 10 regions of New York compete for recognition, prize money, and opportunities to make connections with business and industry. The regional semifinals are hosted by local partner colleges and universities, and the top teams from each of the 10 regions advance to the final round of the statewide competition on May 7, 2021.

May
11
Tue
Fast Track to Business Start-Up @ Webinar
May 11 – May 18 all-day
Fast Track to Business Start-Up @ Webinar

This virtual workshop will benefit anyone wanting to get their business up and running quickly!

This intensive 20 hour, virtual workshop* will be taught over a 3 day period on May 11 , 13, and 18 from 9:00AM – 4:30PM each day.

Topics will include:

– Business Plan Development
– Legalities
– Hiring Employees
– Financial Management
– Business Financing Options
– Marketing
– Social Media

This workshop will be taught by a certified New York State Small Business Development Center (NYS SBDC) Business Advisor, and includes a variety of presenters who are all experts in different facets of small business start-up. View the presenters list HERE: http://www.onondagasbdc.org/fast-track.html

May
17
Mon
Taking Your Food Business to the Next Level @ Webinar
May 17 @ 10:00 am – May 24 @ 12:00 pm
Taking Your Food Business to the Next Level @ Webinar

If you would like to start a restaurant or a food truck, have been doing some catering, selling at a Farmers Market or are operating out of a commercial kitchen and would like to step up your business game, this is the program for you!

The SBDC is offering a two-part training on how to successfully navigate and expand your food industry business and stop leaving money on the table!

May
26
Wed
CNY Biotech Accelerator, Upstate Medical University Virtual Series: Qualified Emerging Technology and Research and Development Tax Credits & Cyber Liability/First Party Coverage @Online @ CNY Biotech Accelerator
May 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

CNY Biotech Accelerator, Upstate Medical University presents

Qualified Emerging Technology and Research and Development Tax Credits & Cyber Liability / First Party Coverage
May 26, 2021
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST
Kevin Delaney, Vice President, Account Executive, Tompkins Insurance Agency AND Bob Teska, CPA and Rich Farley, CPA, Bowers & Company CPA
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://upstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJItcu6oqDsiHtd1Zig-aLLeY5RTZcfIzDh6
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Public Authorities Law [3102-e(1)(c)] Chapter 56 of the Laws of 1998 and Chapter 63 of the Laws of 2005 made available three tax credits for companies that are qualified emerging technology companies (QETCs): the QETC employment credit; the QETC facilities, operations, and training credit; and the QETC capital
tax credit. These credits are available for businesses that engage in qualifying activities, such as
increasing employment, purchasing assets, spending for research and development, or providing
training to their employees; or for investing in QETCs.

This presentation will provide an overview of the Qualified Emerging Technology Company (QETC) tax credits and how cyber liability insurance can protect small companies from financial losses resulting from cyber-related events such as data breaches.

Jun
7
Mon
Scaling Up Your Food Business @ Onondaga SBDC
Jun 7 @ 10:00 am – Jun 14 @ 12:00 pm
Scaling Up Your Food Business @ Onondaga SBDC

If you are a new restaurant owner (<5 years) and would like to increase your bottom line, this is the program for you!

The SBDC is offering a two-part training on how to identify critical factors, how to create and interpret reports to make changes to go from just surviving to taking money home.

Jun
9
Wed
CCMR Symposium – June 9, 2021- High-performance soft materials: from bioinspiration to synthesis and fabrication! @ Virtual
Jun 9 @ 8:45 am – 3:45 pm
CCMR Symposium – June 9, 2021- High-performance soft materials: from bioinspiration to synthesis and fabrication! @ Virtual

Lectures and networking opportunities to meet leaders in the field from industry and academia.A new generation of engineering applications, propelled by industry and government led initiatives, has created an array of challenges towards enhancing the performance capabilities of soft materials. This effort has focused on a variety of goals, including the development of novel soft materials that 1) can match the natural properties of biological tissues, 2) are responsive to external multi-physical stimuli and 3) can function in structural and load bearing applications. Applications in tissue engineering, bioengineering, soft robotics, flexible electronics, energetic materials and structural design, all pose requirements towards optimizing combinations of material properties, such as strength, toughness, fatigue resistance, lubricity, and wear resistance. For example recent advances have led to the development of double network hydrogels, soft composites, as well as hydrogels and elastomers with dynamic bonds which all are designed towards improved material properties. Bioinspiration and multiscale understanding of the underlying mechanisms that govern the material behavior prove to be extremely important for informing the design and generation of soft materials, devices, and implants. At the same time, advancements in fabrication techniques such as 3D printing are expanding the application space of soft materials. The acceleration of soft material design needs to be supported by the concurrent evolution of fabrication and characterization techniques so that existing shortcomings of soft materials are overcome.

The goal of this symposium is to bring together experts in the characterization, design, fabrication, and application of high performance soft material to discuss recent developments in the field and priorities for interdisciplinary approaches to moving the field forward.

Jul
21
Wed
DigiMarCon America 2021 – Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference @ Online
Jul 21 all-day
DigiMarCon America 2021 - Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference @ Online

“DigiMarCon America 2021 is your chance to …
– 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 America, the Premier Virtual Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference in America will be held July 21st to 22nd, 2021, available live stream and on-demand. Join your peers online for 2-days jam packed with digital marketing best practices, latest trends, practical solutions, strategy and networking.

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 America 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 America 2021 and discover how to thrive and succeed as a marketer in a rapidly evolving digital world.

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://digimarconamerica.com.”

Nov
17
Wed
DigiMarCon World 2021 – Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference @ online
Nov 17 – Nov 18 all-day
DigiMarCon World 2021 - Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference @ online

“DigiMarCon World 2021 is your chance to …
– 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 World, the Premier Virtual Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference will be held November 17th to 18th, 2021, available live stream and on-demand. Join your peers online for 2-days jam packed with digital marketing best practices, latest trends, practical solutions, strategy and networking.

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 World 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 World 2021 and discover how to thrive and succeed as a marketer in a rapidly evolving digital world.

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://digimarconworld.com.