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Featured Events

UVC Photo Gallery

Serial entrepreneur will meet with 12 startups on upstate New York tech tour
SciTech Panel at LeMoyne College
Steve Raines - UNY50 Leadership Network
Become a UVC Community Connector
Ryan Miller @ 2015 Upstate Venture Ecosystem Awards
13th Annual Frank Fernandez Dinner at Le Moyne College
Ecovative Founder at Cornell
Syracuse CoWorks Members
NEXUS-NY Judges
The Thrive Project Team
Jan
1
Wed
CNY Biotech Accelerator: Medical Device Innovation Challenge – APPLICATION @ Online Application
Jan 1 – May 31 all-day

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

Jan
29
Wed
Intro to Techstars and Networking @ TechStars
Jan 29 all-day

Join the Ain Center and folks from Techstars Buffalo, including UR alum Jack Greco ’06, ’08S (MBA), to learn about Techstars. Techstars is a seed accelerator with locations across the globe that, each year, chooses over 300 companies to join their three-month mentorship-driven program, investing $120K and providing hands-on mentorship and access to the Techstars Network for life.

This event will be an overview of Techstars (with a focus on the Buffalo location), along with background on the regional entrepreneurship ecosystem. This will be followed by a networking event with the Techstars team and other entrepreneurial students, faculty, staff, and community members.

Build4Scale 101: Hudson Valley Workshop @ Fala Technologies
Jan 29 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

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

CEO Series and Annual Report Highlights @ The City Beer Hall
Jan 29 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tickets: Upstate Capital receive discounted tickets for $40. Guests and non-member tickets are $85.

If you’d like to learn more about membership, please call 845-204-8090 or email us at info@upstatecapital.org

Jan
30
Thu
King Brothers Dairy Relaunch Success Story @ SUNY Adirondack Center for Entrepreneurship
Jan 30 all-day

Join us for a morning workshop and learn about the re-birth of a family owned business. Jan King, owner of King Brothers Dairy, and John Bolster of Reduced-Fat Design, will share how this client/designer partnership used customer insight to craft a brand promise that took the business to a new trajectory of growth

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

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

Ain Workshop: Business Plan Writing @ University of Rochester
Jan 30 @ 4:45 pm – 5:30 pm

January 30 @ 4:45 pm – 5:30 pm
Join David Mammano (Founder & CEO of Avanti Entrepreneur Network; Instructor and Advisor for e5 Program) for The Genius of a Business Plan: Be Different and Be Better. This workshop will help cover the basics of business plan writing, while showing how a well-crafted business plan can help you keep on track with your goals – and how it can also convince investors to back your venture. Learn what will make your plan stand out!

This workshop is part of the Mark Ain Business Plan Competition Workshop series. Building on the Foundry Forum workshops from Fall 2019, these workshops are designed to supplement existing entrepreneurship classes and programming. The Mark Ain Workshops, in particular, provide training on elements of business planning and presenting.

Please register online and contact the Ain Center if you have any questions.

CEO Series and Annual Report Highlights @ Big Ditch Brewing Company
Jan 30 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tickets: Upstate Capital receive discounted tickets for $40. Guests and non-member tickets are $85.

If you’d like to learn more about membership, please call 845-204-8090 or email us at info@upstatecapital.org

Inventorship with Gavin, from Ecovative, the Mushroom® Materials company @ Tech Valley Center of Gravity, SEFCU Room
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Gavin McIntyre co-founded Ecovative to solve environmental challenges through biology. Gavin oversaw research and development during the company’s early product launches, and is a listed inventor on over two dozen of the company’s issued and pending patents. He now serves as the company’s Director of Business Development where he focuses on growing a network of international mycelium-material partnerships from small enterprises to large multinationals and government agencies. Gavin is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where his dual degree in mechanical engineering and social design led to his passion for building home-spun bioreactors in which he has cultivated organisms from oysters to orchids. He serves on the Board of Directors at Ecovative and the non-profit Clean and Healthy New York, as well as Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Strategic Advisory Counsel.

Jan
31
Fri
Hardware Challenge 2020 @ NextCorps
Jan 31 @ 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Hardware Challenge 2020 @ NextCorps

Hardware Challenge 2020 is a pitch competition for hardware entrepreneurs. Up to 20 teams will present their product ideas to a general audience and receive feedback from a panel of judges with expertise in energy, medical devices, and consumer products.

Three winners will receive a cash prize ($250 for first place, $125 for second, and $75 for third) and trophy, and the grand-prize winner will also move onto the AlphaLab Gear Hardware Cup regional competition in Pittsburgh in February.

Applications close January 30, 2020. Free tickets are available to the public.

Feb
3
Mon
Marketing Workshop: Make Your Brand Mean Something @ The Tech Garden
Feb 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Marketing Workshop: Make Your Brand Mean Something @ The Tech Garden

This interactive lunch and learn style workshop will examine how to authentically and successfully brand your company. Focusing on how brands share their stories and beliefs through marketing, facilitator Matt Read will explore how we can build our own brand messaging by reviewing the successes and epic failures of other brands in the world.

Experts-in-Residence Hours: Elliot Garbus @ Online
Feb 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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

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

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

Feb
4
Tue
Ithaca Web People
Feb 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us at Foundry on the first Tuesday of every month, where we typically feature two web-tech talks each month. We welcome community members of all experience levels and any loosely “web” related interests. Whether you’re a freelance programmer, a student of graphic design, or an HR representative for a technology company — we hope you’ll come join us for pizza, beer, and casual conversation! Here are some links to our slack channel and our Trello if you need ’em: Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/ithacawebpeople/shared_invite/enQtNDM1OTIzNDA2MzkwLWNiYmExM2MyMTk4MTg0ZDQyYTRkYTk4NmE2NWUwNjdhNjIwM2Y3MjNkOGE5YzAwZDI5MDRhNWQyZTkxNjc1NjkTrello: https://trello.com/invite/b/oRS3Qyj0/1f1461479d8a1d1d2ab6b14fd4fb25df/ithaca-web-people-talks

Feb
5
Wed
Startup Tech Valley @ Revolution Hall, Brown's Brewing Co.
Feb 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Will this be the meetup we hit our 200th pitch? You’ll have to attend to find out.
Hear what these companies could use a hand with and see if you can offer them assistance.
plus an update from SelfArray

Contact
Kelly Reardon-Sleicher
Severino Center for Technological Entrepreneurship
518-276-2650
scte@rpi.edu

Feb
6
Thu
Expert-in-Residence Office Hours: Robert Arnold @ Online
Feb 6 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

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

Robert Arnold, President and Principal of RHA Results, LLC, will offer advising hours on Thursday, February 6, from 11 AM to 1:30 PM. These are virtual office hours – you will receive Bob’s contact information after you reserve an appointment.

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

SUNY BEST: Workforce Development Initiatives for You and Your Business @ Koffman Southern Tier Incubator
Feb 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

SUNY Business Education of the Southern Tier (BEST) presents to the community a hot-button topic discussed by area experts. Broome County Director of Employment and Training will discuss current workforce development initiatives in the County, resources for employers and employees, and how to get involved. Light lunch provided.

Register here: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eguy7ysk7b1eddfc&oseq=&c=&ch=

WordPress Training (2 Hour Class) @ Bull Moose Club Albany
Feb 6 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
WordPress Training (2 Hour Class) @ Bull Moose Club Albany

Learn the difference between WordPress, GoDaddy Website Builder, Wix, Weebly, Squarespace, and other web builders. Get a list of other web builders and content management systems to explore. Check out what else can be done with WordPress like with portfolio sites, business directories, job boards, news sites, and more.

Package includes beginning assessment only. Also includes a 30 minute website Q/A or consultation.

Feb
7
Fri
Rochester 2600
Feb 7 @ 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
8
Sat
IncubatorWorks 2020 Entrepreneurial Summit @ Arnot Mall
Feb 8 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

IncubatorWorks presents the Entrepreneurial Summit not to be missed this year. The event will unite entrepreneurs and connect them with opportunities for support and funding as well as professional sessions, exhibitors and networking.

Keynoting the event are Jerry and Tracy Flanagan, Co-Founders of JDog Brands. Jerry is an Army Veteran and entrepreneur who along with his wife Tracy have created a national brand dedicated to empowering Veterans through entrepreneurship. Rooted in the military values of respect, integrity, and trust, JDog Brand now has over 200 franchises – creating a nationwide movement.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to sit in on presentations led by successful entrepreneurs and business leaders, as well as participate in network sessions. Presentation topics will include:

Access to Capital
Business Competitions in Our Region
Rural Entrepreneurship
You will also have access to various exhibitors and an opportunity to connect directly with members of the IncubatorWorks team.

OUR SPONSORS

Corning Credit Union

Corning Incorporated
Chemung Canal
Pyramid Brokerage
Community Foundation
Wallin Insurance
Mengel Metzger Bar
NYSERDA
AM&T
Fuzehub
REGISTRATION FEE

$20 per person. Includes: coffee, lunch, & reception

EXHIBITOR FEE

An opportunity to meet and network with entrepreneurs and small business owners.

$100 per table. Includes: Table with table cloth, 2 registrations, coffee, lunch, and reception to follow

Feb
11
Tue
Innovation In Your Industry @ The Tech Garden
Feb 11 @ 4:00 pm
Innovation In Your Industry @ The Tech Garden

Join us for Innovation In Your Industry; an event that introduces emerging tech to existing markets, from startups right in our backyard.

Join us at The Tech Garden to meet Promptous, a startup ready to launch their beta product and engage with the dental and HR community in CNY.

Promptous is a disruptive software solution utilizing blockchain technology to address major issues currently found in the dental insurance industry.

Come learn about the innovative and cost-saving software that is simplifying dental benefits for small to mid-sized businesses and if interested- how you can profit from becoming an early adopter.

Feb
13
Thu
Expert-in-Residence Office Hours: Kathryn Cartini @ Online
Feb 13 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Seeking advice from a seasoned entrepreneur? Take advantage of the University of Rochester Experts-in-Residence (EIRs) program.

Kathryn Cartini, Partner at Chloe Capital, COO of Upstate Venture Connect, and Founder of Peacock Media, will offer 30-minute advising sessions on Thursday, February 13 from 3 PM to 5 PM. These are virtual office hours – you will receive Kate’s contact information after you reserve an appointment.

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

Feb
14
Fri
Students 2 Startups @ Students 2 Startups
Feb 14 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

February 14 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Wonder what’s going on in the startup community in Rochester? Interested in a gig or internship at a Rochester-based venture?

Chat with a variety of regional startup companies on Friday, February 14!

More information to come later in 2020!

Feb
15
Sat
Linux Workshop
Feb 15 @ 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
17
Mon
UNY NSF I-Corps Node Short Course @ UR Application Deadline @ NSF I-Corps
Feb 17 all-day

The NSF I-Corps Upstate New York (UNY) Node is offering a Short Course program for researchers interested in exploring the market potential of their work and learning entrepreneurial skills. Short Courses, geared toward doctoral candidates, post-docs and faculty, are offered at no cost to participants and consist of both in-person and remote meetings over a two-week period. If you work with a team, the whole team can participate in the Short Course. At the end of the program, teams will have conducted customer interviews, learned about the business model canvas, and will have clear plans for taking the next steps.

Short Course graduates will have the opportunity to be recommended for the NSF I-Corps National Teams program, which offers grant awards of up to $25,000. Previous NSF funding is NOT required to apply.

Contact Matthew Spielmann, Sr. Program Manager at the Ain Center for Entrepreneurship, with questions.

Feb
18
Tue
Think, Link, Launch Networking Event @ The Relief Pitcher
Feb 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Think, Link, Launch networking events provide a venue for entrepreneurs to make connections and share ideas. This networking event also features a short IBM-sponsored pitch portion for local innovators to share their ideas, receive community feedback and win cash to move their venture forward. Apply to pitch at thinklinklaunch.com.
Register here: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07egu358vs1e6c5601&oseq=&c=&ch=

Feb
20
Thu
Sandler Sales Training: Developing a Selling Process to Generate New Business @ The Tech Garden
Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Sandler Sales Training: Developing a Selling Process to Generate New Business @ The Tech Garden

Join us for a hands-on lunch and learn style workshop where you will understand the importance of having a systematic process for sales development and begin to develop your own.

Koffman Workshop: How to Propel Your Business Through Digital & Social Media Marketing @ The Koffman Southern Tier Incubator
Feb 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn to reach your ideal audience any time on any device and increase sales through a data-driven approach. Presented by local leading marketing specialists at Digital Orbit, this interactive workshop will discuss modern marketing tactics: paid searches, geo-fencing, digital display, site retargeting, social media management and much more!

Register here: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eguy53hbdec02b88&oseq=&c=&ch=

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mar
3
Tue
Ithaca Web People
Mar 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us at Foundry on the first Tuesday of every month, where we typically feature two web-tech talks each month. We welcome community members of all experience levels and any loosely “web” related interests. Whether you’re a freelance programmer, a student of graphic design, or an HR representative for a technology company — we hope you’ll come join us for pizza, beer, and casual conversation! Here are some links to our slack channel and our Trello if you need ’em: Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/ithacawebpeople/shared_invite/enQtNDM1OTIzNDA2MzkwLWNiYmExM2MyMTk4MTg0ZDQyYTRkYTk4NmE2NWUwNjdhNjIwM2Y3MjNkOGE5YzAwZDI5MDRhNWQyZTkxNjc1NjkTrello: https://trello.com/invite/b/oRS3Qyj0/1f1461479d8a1d1d2ab6b14fd4fb25df/ithaca-web-people-talks