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Featured Events

2018 New York Venture Summit
2018 Unleashed - Marc Randolph
2018 NEXT Conference | Upstate Venture Connect

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
Jun
18
Mon
SBIR Road Tour @ NextCorps
Jun 18 all-day
SBIR Road Tour @ NextCorps | Rochester | New York | United States

The SBIR Road Tour is coming to Rochester, NY on Monday, June 18, 2018, to present non-dilutive technology funding opportunities provided through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.

Individual program managers from up to 11 participating agencies representing $2.5 billion in early-stage funding will participate in this one-day event alongside technology entrepreneurs and state innovation ecosystem members.

If you’re an innovator, entrepreneur, researcher, or small technology firm, don’t miss this opportunity.

Special ticket price of $25 only available until May 9, 2018
Ticket price increases to $35 on May 10, 2018
Ticket price increases to $50 on June 11, 2018

Agenda Highlights
– Learn how to access local and state resources available to innovators, researchers, and technology entrepreneurs
– SBIR Agencies Funding Priorities Overviews

Engaging Panel Sessions
– Inside the Head of an Evaluator: Common Mistakes
– Grant Opportunities for a Public Purpose
– Staying On Track: Aligning Your Company for Success in the DoD

Opportunity to meet one-on-one with up to three SBIR/STTR Program Managers
Scheduled in advanced and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

This SBIR Road Tour stop is Hosted by NextCorps in partnership with the University of Rochester. Refreshments and lunch are provided.

Click here to register.

Jun
19
Tue
North Country Solutions Forum @ The Institute for Advanced Manufacturing at Clinton County Community College
Jun 19 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
North Country Solutions Forum @ The Institute for Advanced Manufacturing at Clinton County Community College | Plattsburgh | New York | United States

This event is match-maker style, where leaders of manufacturing and product development organizations meet directly with hand-picked business and technology experts in one-on-one consultations. This is not a business mixer or networking event, but instead gives attendees a chance to learn about the expertise and programs offered by our resource network.

Event powered by FuzeHub. Hosted by CITEC, Clarkson Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP), The Development Corporation, and the North Country Chamber of Commerce.

Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Jun 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

• What we’ll doThis 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. • What to bringIf you’re coming for the pot luck, bring something to share. It can be appetizers, an entree, salad, chips & dip, a dessert, even beverages are welcome. • Important to knowCheck our Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_228909937126448

BGS Project Night
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 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.

Hack Night at Interlock @ Interlock Rochester
Jun 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.

Wood Shop Zone Orientation
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Zone Orientation Series is a sequence of classes designed 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! This week’s class will be an introduction to the most commonly used wood shop tools available at the COG. The class is taught by Doug “Elvis” Williams, and will have some basic hands on experience to insure you’re comfortable with the basics. Before coming to the class, please review this Red Tools Safety Video. This video will go over the basic safety procedures for the woodshop specifically, allowing you to focus on finer details during the Zero To Maker class. • What to bringBefore coming to the class, please review this Red Tools Safety Video online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1KgaohH9Ec&feature=youtu.be • Important to knowThis class is only open to paid members of the TVCOG. For more information on becoming a member: http://www.tvcog.net/membership-plans-fees/

Jun
20
Wed
HV Open Lunch
Jun 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: Mole Mole 357 Hooker Ave Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Money Smart for Small Business (monthly) @ Syracuse CoWorks
Jun 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Developed jointly by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Small Business Administration (SBA), each monthly workshop hosts a new topic that provides a practical guide to starting and managing a small business.

DATES & TOPICS
January 17, 2018
(Is Owning a Business Right For You?)

February 21, 2018
(Planning for a Healthy Business Start-up)

March 21, 2018 
(Banking Services & Credit Reporting Demystified)

April 18, 2018
(Time Management Tips)

May 16, 2018 
(Record-keeping as a Managerial Tool)

June 20, 2018 
(Risk Management & Insurance)

July 18, 2018
(Tax Planning & Reporting)

August 15, 2018
(Selling Your Business & Succession Planning)

September 19, 2018
(Financial Management)

October 17, 2018 
(Managing Cash Flow)

TVGS Lesson Night
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

• What we’ll doThe Tech Valley Game Space (TVGS) Lesson Night is a free monthly lesson on skills useful for game development. These lessons are appropriate for participants of all ages and backgrounds. There is no prior experience required, and no need to feel daunted! Every month, we release a poll at http://www.techvalleygamespace.com/learn/ to determine what the next lesson is going to be. Keep an eye on that space for more details about upcoming topics! You can also view the livestream of the lesson at twitch.tv/techvalleygamespace • What to bring • Important to know

Adding AI to Your Help Desk @ UB North Campus, Davis Hall Room 113A
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Geared toward a technical audience, this 30-minute talk covers the basics of using machine learning with a real-world use case – building and deploying a cloud-based model to help provide relevant answers to help desk questions. Phil Culliton (@PhilCulliton) is a Senior Data Scientist at Google / Kaggle. He has worked as a machine learning engineer, researcher, and game developer for the last 18 years, and is formerly VP of Engineering and senior researcher at MultiModel Research, a medical text understanding startup. We’ll meet on June 20, 2018 in 113A Davis Hall. Davis Hall is on White Rd, not far from the Bookstore. The Jarvis B lot is just across the road. No parking permit is required after 3PM. Sponsors for this season are EngineYard (https://www.engineyard.com/) and Stark and Wayne (https://starkandwayne.com/). We will continue our tradition of light refreshments at 7:00 with the presentation at 7:15. From 7:00 to 7:15 there will be an open floor for anyone to give a short talk on a loosely related topic that may be of interest to the group. This could be a lightning talk, an appeal for help from the group, or just to share something interesting. Without slides is best, but slides will be allowed.

Jun
21
Thu
Buffalo WordPress Coworking Day
Jun 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us for coworking. Anyone interested is welcome to come by for a few minutes or the whole day. We’ll have Coffee and snacks and rollerdogs. If you’re not familiar with coworking, it’s a laid-back and great way to get work done, and also interact with other WP Meetup members. You can work on your own projects while having the ability to discuss anything with the rest of the group, or discuss your projects and help others with theirs. Come ask questions, bounce ideas off of other WP users, or just work within a relatively close vicinity to other humans.

Building Bank Relations for Startups @ Pioneer Bank
Jun 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Building Bank Relations for Startups @ Pioneer Bank | Troy | New York | United States

Join us on Thursday, June 21st from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Pioneer Bank, 712 Hoosick Street, Troy, NY 12180 for lunch and to learn about how startups can build relationships with banks. You will learn about initial business formation, early stage funding options and general overview of obstacles/pitfalls to new start-ups. Pioneer Bank will provide information on the importance of building relationships with banks and how to align your business model and strategy with a bank to maximize the relationship.

Agenda

11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. – Networking/Lunch and Welcome

12:00 -12:30 p.m. – NYBDC

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – Roundtable discussions with Pioneer Business Banking

1:30 – 2:00 p.m. – Wrap up and questions

3D Printing Meetup
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Contribute to the Monthly Printing Challenge, show off, tell stories- hang out with other 3D Printing enthusiasts!

3D Printing Syndicate
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

• What we’ll doContribute to the Monthly Printing Challenge, show off, tell stories – hang out with other 3D Printing enthusiasts! • What to bring • Important to know

Open Hack
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

• What we’ll doLooking 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.

Weekly Bitcoin/Blockchain Meetup (Thursdays)
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come meet fellow Bitcoin’ers.

Help US to HELP YOU! Business Networking
Jun 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Capital Region Business to Business Networking
Thursday, June 21 at 6:30 PM

I am sure we have had more new members since our last meet-up. Lets get together & introduce ourselves and network with other like minded business pro…

Help US to HELP YOU! Business Networking

Thursday, Jun 21, 2018, 6:30 PM

Location details are available to members only.

0 Business Networkers Attending

I am sure we have had more new members since our last meet-up. Lets get together & introduce ourselves and network with other like minded business professionals. Come prepared with a brief introduction of yourself and your business to share with others!! (Always handy to have extra business cards or handouts) Visit (like) our Facebook Page: https:/…

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Stitch & Sip Open Crafting at the Center of Gravity
Jun 21 @ 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-lit 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 Game Development Meeting
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come join us at our Bi-Weekly Meeting! Here we discuss game development techniques, art, music, news, show off member projects and most importantly, have a great time. BGS Game Development Meeting is a free and open to the public event.

TVGS Game Club
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

• What we’ll doIf you enjoy discussing games, come to the Tech Valley Game Space for Game Club! Every month, participants Game Club meeting pick a game to play, then get together and talk about their experiences! Think of this group as being a traditional book club, but with video games instead of your usual hard-covers and paperbacks. Participants discuss various aspects of the game that they liked, disliked, or simply found notable; everything from music, character design, and storytelling, to the in-game physics, level creation, or graphics quality. Anything and everything about the game can be talked about, and no matter one’s viewpoint, their input will welcomed and listened to. Anyone can attend – no memberships necessary. So long as you’ve got the right equipment at home, and enough time and interest to play at least a little of the game, then you’re welcome to join in! We will meet in the Community Room and begin the discussion after 7:30 pm. • What to bring • Important to know

Jun
22
Fri
TVGS Transmissions
Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

• What we’ll doWelcome to Tech Valley Game Space Transmissions! This is our weekly livestream event where we’ll be playing video games with the TVGS community! You are welcome to be a part of the stream by coming by the the space during the stream, or by joining online on our Twitch or YouTube channels! Please be aware that if you participate you will be audibly and possibly visually recorded. • What to bring • Important to know

Jun
23
Sat
TVGS Volunteer Coordination Meeting
Jun 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

• What we’ll doEverything we do at Tech Valley Game Space (TVGS) is enabled by our enthusiastic members and volunteers. We are so grateful for your support, and we’re always striving to find new ways to leverage our collective energy to help the Capital Region game dev community thrive. We believe that the key to doing that is empowering all of you to take on a more active role in helping our local game development scene grow and flourish. With that in mind, we want to invite everyone to attend our volunteer coordination meeting. Many of you have been asking how you can get more involved with our group efforts, and this meeting will be a great chance to do just that. We’ve done so many great things together, and there’s no limit to what we can accomplish as long as we remain dedicated to improving. So, let’s get organized! • What to bring • Important to know

Jun
26
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Jun 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

• What we’ll doThis 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. • What to bringIf you’re coming for the pot luck, bring something to share. It can be appetizers, an entree, salad, chips & dip, a dessert, even beverages are welcome. • Important to knowCheck our Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_228909937126448

BGS Project Night
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 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.

Fiber Arts / Crafts / Glass Cutting Zone Orientation
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Zone Orientation Series is a sequence of classes designed 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! 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, Fiber Arts Zone Coordinator.

• Important to knowThis class is only open to paid members of the TVCOG. For more information on becoming a member: http://www.tvcog.net/membership-plans-fees/

Hack Night at Interlock @ Interlock Rochester
Jun 26 @ 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.

Jun
27
Wed
Leadership Meetup
Jun 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

HV Open leadership meetup to discuss topics about running the group. This is the quarterly meeting of core volunteers and others that would like to volunteer to help on the organizing side of HV Open. All are welcome, but be prepared to go home with an assigned task at the end of it. Topics for discussion: * HV Open Rebrand status * Website status * Mailchimp Templates * Content work * Upcoming talks and agenda – planning and ideas * Mad Science Fair * Fall Schedule * Building the group * New Leaders * Increased Diversity * College Connections * Publicity Location: Schatzi’s Pub 202 Main St Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Jun
28
Thu
Mohawk Valley Regional Manufacturing & Agriculture B2B Showcase @ Herkimer College
Jun 28 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mohawk Valley Regional Manufacturing & Agriculture B2B Showcase @ Herkimer College | Herkimer | New York | United States

The Mohawk Valley Regional Manufacturing & Agriculture B2B Showcase offers an opportunity for regional manufacturers and Food/Beverage & Agriculture producers to showcase their company as an exhibitor; network with peers, find potential business partners, suppliers & customers, connect with regional and state resources, and hear from some of the area’s key business leaders on important industry topics.

Luminate Demo Day @ Xerox International Rochester Jazz Fest, Big Tent
Jun 28 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Luminate Demo Day @ Xerox International Rochester Jazz Fest, Big Tent | Rochester | New York | United States

On June 28th, 2018, the inaugural cohort of Luminate will participate in an exciting Demo Day event in the Big Tent of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival! All 10 finalist companies will be pitching their optics, photonics, and imaging startups, and one team will be awarded $1 million in follow-on funding from the Empire State Development’s Finger Lakes Forward initiative. An additional $1 million is also available to be awarded to other finalist companies.

We hope you’ll join us for this exciting event! There will be food available for purchase from a variety of vendors, and you’ll get to hear about some truly incredible innovations in the optics, photonics, and imaging industry.

This event is free, but registration is required to reserve your seat!

Center for Economic Growth’s 22nd Annual Technology Awards @ Rivers Casino, Schenectady NY
Jun 28 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Center for Economic Growth's 22nd Annual Technology Awards @ Rivers Casino, Schenectady NY | Schenectady | New York | United States

Announcing the Center for Economic Growth’s 22nd Annual Technology Awards! This event honors our region’s bright minds, and innovative successes. Nominations for inspiring companies and individuals are available online. Deadline to apply: Friday, April 27.
Join hundreds of Capital Region business and tech leaders and professionals at this signature event!

Event features:

-Networking with fellow industry/business leaders and professionals
-Awards ceremony with keynote speaker
-Networking reception & celebration with heavy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, music & more

Award Winners will be announced in early May.