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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
20
Sat
Linux Workshop
Jan 20 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Linux Workshop

Come 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.

Intro To Microcontrollers @ Quackenbush Building
Jan 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

• What we’ll doTo reserve a spot, please email admin@tvcog.net. You will be sent a confirmation email with a link for payment after you have reserved a spot. Payment must be made via that link or in-person by January 10 to hold your spot. 8 person limit. Registration Fee: $35 CoG members $50 Non-members- Learn the basics of programming microcontrollers and make an electronically programmable nametag! Microcontrollers are a part of our everyday life; they’re everywhere from your phone to the LED display on your microwave. This class will introduce beginners to the basics of programming microcontrollers.We will walk you through making an electronically programmable nametag, and talk about programming microcontrollers, the differences between microcontrollers and computers, what kinds of real-world projects use microcontrollers, and more! Instructor: Sam Bonfante • What to bring • Important to knowTo reserve a spot, please email admin@tvcog.net. You will be sent a confirmation email with a link for payment after you have reserved a spot. Payment must be made via that link or in-person by January 10 to hold your spot. 8 person limit. Registration Fee: $35 CoG members $50 Non-members

TVGS Volunteer Coordination Meeting @ Quackenbush Building
Jan 20 @ 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

Jan
23
Tue
Fast Track to Business Start-Up (monthly) @ John H. Mulroy Hall
Jan 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

This 20 hour workshop will benefit anyone wanting to get their business up and running quickly. 

The class is taught over three days (each month January – May 2018), and includes a variety of presentations by and interactions with 12 – 15 experts in all facets of business start-up.​

​Topics that are covered will include:

  • Business plan development
  • Legalities
  • Hiring employees
  • Marketing
  • Social Media
  • Financial management
  • Business financing options

This workshop also meets the requirements of the Self Employment
Assistance Program (SEAP) through the Department of Labor.

This workshop is brought to you by the Onondaga Small Business Development Center.

BACC Lunch & Learn Licensing: What Can I Expect? @ BACC
Jan 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
BACC Lunch & Learn Licensing: What Can I Expect? @ BACC  | Albany | New York | United States

Licensing is a crucial step in commercializing intellectual property. While it is necessary, licensing can feel overwhelming. Join us for a Lunch & Learn exploring the licensing process, what to expect in a license agreement, and best practices for negotiating a license.

Special thanks to John Boger, partner at Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C., for presenting this topic.

Creating a Business Culture to Thrive In @ WISE Women's Business Center, The Tech Garden
Jan 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Explore how business owners can consciously create an environment in which they and their employees can perform optimally as a whole human being. Presented by Herman Veitch, Thinking Engineer and owner of Quantum Flow Coaching. Concepts discussed:

  1. What is culture and why is culture important in a business?
  2. What are the ingredients of culture?
  3. How is culture created?
  4. Who drives culture?

About Herman Veitch and his company, Quantum Flow Coaching:

Business owners of a small and medium-sized business, have their hands full. They are the first and the last person responsible for the success of their business. Often, they feel overwhelming. Not because they are not competent. There are just so many moving pieces that need juggling. Every employee added, adds to the complexity and responsibility. Sometimes balls get dropped. Some are no big deal, but some are crucial to keep in the air. However, do you know which is which at the moment?

For more than a decade Herman has been the thinking partner for business owners, co-creating and growing their business with them. Assisting them in cultivating a culture where employees are invested in the company’s well-being as if it were their own, not just killing time from paycheck to paycheck.

Quantum Flow Coaching helps their clients to optimize their performance – whether it is to help the business owners re-engineer their thinking around increasing the business’ cash flow or making employees motivated, efficient and effective in their work

Location: The WISE Women’s Business Center is located in The Tech Garden, 235 Harrison St. Syracuse, NY 13202. The Tech Garden is on the corner of Harrison St. and South Warren St. Please enter at our front door, which faces South Warren St.

Parking: Street parking is available on any of the surrounding streets. The Hotel Syracuse Parking Garage (located at 199 Harrison St, Syracuse, NY 13202) offers parking for $5.00, cash only.

Breaking Down The Silo’s @ Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce
Jan 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Update! Event location has changed. January’s Breaking Down the Silos will be held at the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce: 5 South College Drive, Binghamton NY 13905

Binghamton University is partnering with The Agency, SUNY Broome, Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Development Center, Entrepreneur’s Alliance, SCORE and City of Binghamton to break down the silos and support the region’s entrepreneurial eco-system. Come network with local professionals!

Conscious Capitalism: January Meeting @ New City Cafe
Jan 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Located in the Beechwood neighborhood (one of the neighborhoods targeted for development by the Rochester Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative), New City Cafe is developing sustainable change in young adults, by training up the whole person: mind, body, soul, and spirit!

441 Ministries began when a group of people chose to move into the Beechwood neighborhood with the intention of re-neighboring their community. New City Cafe came out of the 441 Ministries teen program to establish a thriving non-profit cafe business in the Beechwood neighborhood teaching young men and women the skillsets needed to pursue a revitalized life, maximizing all of their God-given potential, and implanting rich soil back into their community.

In short, raising up the Beechwood neighborhood and cultivating the next generation of neighbors through social entrepreneurship and Conscious Capitalism!

Tickets are free, but limited.

Monthly Organizer’s Meeting
Jan 23 @ 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.

Social Night Potluck
Jan 23 @ 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 @ Quackenbush Building
Jan 23 @ 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

Hack Night at Interlock
Jan 23 @ 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
Jan 23 @ 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 @ Quackenbush Building
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

• What we’ll doThe 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! 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. • What to bring • 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/

Jan
24
Wed
Research and Technology Forum @ Syracuse CoE, Rm 2013 and via webinar
Jan 24 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

The Business of Good:
Social Entrepreneurship, B-Corporations
and the New Bottom Line

REGISTER:
ATTEND IN PERSON | ATTEND VIA WEBINAR

Certified B Corporations are for-profit companies certified by the non-profit B Lab to meet a rigorous set of standards related to social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Today, according to B Lab, there is a growing community of more than 2,100 Certified B Corps from 50 countries and over 130 industries working together toward a single unifying goal: to redefine success in business.

This Research & Technology forum will feature Central New York entrepreneurs who have traveled the challenging path to Certified B Corporation status, leveraging the power of business and the markets for social and environmental good. Join us and learn more about the B Corporation certification process and benefits.

PRESENTERS

– Kevin Stack, Northeast Green Building Consulting, LLC, Northeast Natural Homes, Inc.

– Josh Stack, Stack Law PLLC, Biomimicry Northern Forest

– Kennedy Alexis Patlan, Social Entrepreneur Engagement Scholar, Syracuse University Blackstone LaunchPad

The forum will be moderated by Linda Dickerson Hartsock, Executive Director of the Blackstone LaunchPad at Syracuse University.

The Building Blocks for Starting a Business @ WISE Women's Business Center, The Tech Garden
Jan 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for an introduction to entrepreneurship and starting a business! Learn the basic ideas on determining a need in the marketplace, target marketing, unique selling points, and building your support team.

Location: The WISE Women’s Business Center is located in The Tech Garden, 235 Harrison St. Syracuse, NY 13202. The Tech Garden is on the corner of Harrison St. and South Warren St. Please enter at our front door, which faces South Warren St.

Parking: Street parking is available on any of the surrounding streets. The Hotel Syracuse Parking Garage (located at 199 Harrison St, Syracuse, NY 13202) offers parking for $5.00, cash only.

Jan
25
Thu
Innovation & Biotech Luncheon: Policy Updates Facing the Industry @ CNY Biotech Accelerator
Jan 25 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

The Innovation & Biotech Luncheon features Kelly Ryan, Senior Director, State Advocacy at Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA).

PhRMA represents the country’s leading innovative biopharmaceutical research companies. Their members are devoted to discovering and developing medicines that enable patients to live longer, healthier and more productive lives. New medicines are an integral part of the health care system. providing doctors and patients with safe and effective treatment options, and improving quality of life.

Registration Required. There is no cost to attend, however, a light lunch will be served, so a registration is required to organize the event. You will also be notified if the schedule changes.

RSVP bu Monday, January 22 to Minda Conroe at mconroe@jsstrategiesinc.com.

This program is sponsored by New York Health Works and the Syracuse Innovation Connectors. It is hosted by CNY Biotech Accelerator at Upstate.

Webinar: Top Tips for Securing a Small Business Loan @ Webinar
Jan 25 @ 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm

Learn more about how you can access the right type of capital for your small business.

In this 45 minute webinar presented by the Excelsior Growth Fund, you’ll learn the five key action items you need to take in order to ensure your small business is ready to access small business loans. Expert advisors will also present tips on how to decide on the right loan type and lender, and provide options on where to turn if you’ve been declined.

Presenter, Carol O’Connell, Assistant VP, Excelsior Growth Fund

 

Workshop: How to Write a Business Plan @ Onondaga Free Library, Room 222
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Consider a business plan a blueprint of your business.  A good business plan with realistic goals and expectations will provide both you, the owner, and a lender with an overview of the business. Learn how to write a successful business plan.

Presented by Onondaga Small Business Development Center (SBDC).

Registration requested.

BOLD Meeting: New Year – New Challenges . . .Successfully Growing Your Business Into Its Next Phase @ Koffman Southern Tier Incubator
Jan 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
BOLD Meeting: New Year – New Challenges . . .Successfully Growing Your Business Into Its Next Phase @ Koffman Southern Tier Incubator | Binghamton | New York | United States

Join BOLD at this month’s interactive meeting as a panel of local experts discuss how and where you can get help and advise to take your business to its next level.

5:00 Registration, Welcome, and Nosh
5:30 Program: Panel Discussion
6:30 Coffee and Conversation

CenterState CEO Business After Hours Featuring GENIUS NY 2.0 Teams @ Dinosaur BBQ
Jan 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
CenterState CEO Business After Hours Featuring GENIUS NY 2.0 Teams @ Dinosaur BBQ | Syracuse | New York | United States

Come meet your new neighbors! Attend CenterState CEO’s Business After Hours event onThursday, January 25 at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que where you’ll meet The Tech Garden’s newest residents.

The GENIUS NY 2.0 teams are startups and early stage companies from around the world who are competing for more than $3 million in funding to develop their companies in unmanned aerial systems. Learn more about their exciting new ventures and help us welcome them to Syracuse as they make this their new home for growth!

Open Hack @ Quackenbush Building
Jan 25 @ 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) @ Ashkers
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come meet fellow Bitcoin’ers.

Stitch & Sip Open Crafting at the Center of Gravity
Jan 25 @ 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 @ Quackenbush Building
Jan 25 @ 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 Project Night @ Buffalo Game Space
Jan 25 @ 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.

TVGS Unity Orbit Mentorship @ Quackenbush Building
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ever wanted to make a 3D game cheaply on a low-to-medium end computer? Or a 2D game that utilizes the tools more commonly used in 3D engines, such as rigging? Unity may be just the game engine for you! Our Tech Valley Game Space Unity Orbit mentorship group can help provide you answers and resources to any questions you may have on this popular and free software.

Jan
26
Fri
Mastering Excel with ExPrep @ TDO Headquarters
Jan 26 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

TDO: Train | Develop | Optimize

Driving Operational Excellence, Innovation & Growth Through People

Mastering Excel with ExPrep
a New and Faster Route to Proficiency at Every Level

In this Lunch & Learn event, hear about an award-winning application to help you and your staff become proficient in Excel faster than ever before. More than just an online training program; ExPrep is an interactive and intelligent training, coaching, and assessment system structured in a learn-by-doing format. It is convenient, affordable, self-paced and measurable.

Learn some new tricks & tips in Excel using the ExPrep application. A brief overview of ExPrep will be followed by pointers for using the SUMIF, COUNTIF, VLOOKUP and INDEX/MATCH functions. We’ll also review creating basic PivotTables and PivotCharts using ExPrep to demonstrate.

ExPrep’s most unique and powerful feature – the Admin Portal will be showcased. Available to both employers and employees, it’s users will be able to track their progress, gauge their Excel skill levels and find where improvements can be made. Employers have the additional ability to create customized assessments for their employees and summarize the overall and individual skill level of each participant.

The final portion of the Lunch & Learn will include an open roundtable discussion on Excel challenges and questions. Attendees are welcome to bring specific examples and may be able to walk away with a solution to a frustrating problem.

Registration Fee: $15, includes lunch

All attendees receive a free 30-day license for ExPrep and are entered in a drawing for 1-year Office 365 licenses.

To register contact Bob Kocik at rkocik@tdo.org or 315-425-5144 x303.

TVGS Transmissions
Jan 26 @ 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

Jan
27
Sat
TVGS Volunteer Coordination Meeting
Jan 27 @ 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