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Featured Events

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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
Mar
20
Wed
Opportunity Zone Panel Discussion: What is the Impact to Innovation @ CNY Biotech Accelerator
Mar 20 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Opportunity Zone Panel Discussion:  What is the Impact to Innovation @ CNY Biotech Accelerator

Panel discussion on how Opportunity Zone legislation will impact incubators and startups, etc. This will be of particular interest to innovators, entrepreneurs, incubators/accelerators, support organizations, investors, etc.

Mar
21
Thu
Antonio Civitella to speak March 21 at the BizLab-Clarkson lunch @ New York BizLab
Mar 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Antonio Civitella to speak March 21 at the BizLab-Clarkson lunch @ New York BizLab

Antonio Civitella, the leader of one of the region’s largest tech companies, is the next speaker at the CAN’T MISS BizLab-Clarkson Lunchtime Entrepreneurship Series on Thursday, March 21.

Civitella has led Transfinder since 2000, when he bought the company. Since that time, the company has grown to the point of having offices in Shanghai, China and Austin, Texas, and landed on Inc magazine’s fastest-growing private companies list for 11 straight years. He is frequenlty sought after for his opinion on business issues such as changes in visa policies to Amazon’s decision to scrap its plans to build a second headquarters in Long Island City. He’s even known to share some of his “Proverbs from Papa.”

Tickets to hear Civitella speak are $10 for the general public. Attendees will have time to network, eat a great lunch and hear an amazing speaker and be out the door in an hour!

We are pleased to announce that law firm Phillips Lytle LLP is the Meal Sponsor for Civitella’s talk. To learn more about how you can sponsor an individual lunch, please email managing director Rick D’Errico at rderrico@transfinder.com and put Meal Sponsor in the subject line.

Free parking is available in back of the BizLab, on either side of Liberty Street, and metered parking in front on State Street. Enter via the doors to the right.

Civitella joins a list of presenters who make up a Who’s Who of New York’s Capital Region business leaders, including CEOs of the region’s fastest growing companies, the CEO behind of one of the biggest deals in recent memory, and on and on it goes.

Most recenlty, Jeff Buell, a principal at Redburn Development Companies, sat down for an interview on what motivates him. Watch the event here or you can listen to the podcast here.

In January, Sinclair Schuller, who led Apprenda and has started a new company, Nuvalence, spoke to a sold out crowd on Jan. 10, 2019 about his “second act.” He also shared some lessons learned from his experience leading Apprenda.

In November, Jason Jahnel, the co-founder and COO of software company Jahnel Group, was our featured speaker. Jahnel leads one of the fastest growing companies in New York’s Capital Region and spoke about how his company’s culture is a competitive advantage. It’s working. In fact, the company just outgrew its space and recently moved a division into the New York BizLab so they wouldn’t have to slow down their hiring.

Tyler Wrightson spoke about “his career path as owner of three businesses — Stacks, cybersecurity company Leet Cyber Security and the coworking space CoLab” and how he sees mistakes as learning opportunities.

In September, Michael Saccocio, Executive Director of the City Mission in Schenectady, spoke to a full house on how to tap people from all walks of life and play to their strengths.

Serial entrepreneur Craig Skevington in July challenged attendees not to be so careful planning that they miss opportunities.

June’s speaker, Mitch Hara, then CEO of Beekman 1802, talked about how he was “building a national brand into a competitive business.” Hara is now an adviser to BizLab company KIRSH Helmets.

In May, Paul Potratz, who heads Potratz Advertising, spoke about the value of social media and managing your brand.

Lisa Avila, CEO of Kitware, talked about Kitware’s growth and Lisa’s gutsy move to leave a secure job at GE by clicking here: https://dailygazette.com/article/2018/04/26/ceo-recounts-20-years-of-growth-for-kitware.

In March, we had Frank Poore, CEO of CommerceHub, which was just acquired for $1.1 billion. You can read how Frank grew the company by clicking here: https://dailygazette.com/article/2018/03/15/commercehub-co-founder-recalls-key-steps-to-success

CEO Nicole Snow in Jaunary 2018 told us how Darn Good Yarn was doing “pretty darn good.”

That’s just the tip of the iceberg.

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We hope you can make it!

Rick D’Errico

BizLab Managing Director

AFRL Commercialization Academy Demo Day @ Griffiss Institute
Mar 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
AFRL Commercialization Academy Demo Day @ Griffiss Institute

Teams from the current AFRL Commercialization Academy cohort will pitch their startup in cyber security, big data, information systems, and UAS, to a panel of judges and compete to win for $300,000 in prize seed funding provided by IDEA NY! The grand prize of $200,000 will go to the overall winner and $100,000 will go to the runner-up!

Here are the six teams that will pitching their startups!

Cyber Defense Network Adapter
E-Health Now
Go Figure
SkyTubeLive
Stonewall Defense
Tooling Intel

2019 Demo Day Agenda:

Event Emcee: Bill Kardas, Chief Meteorologist, WKTV

5:00 pm Get to Know the Startups
Talk to the teams at their booths, network, grab a bite of food (food by Michael’s & cash bar by Copper City)

6:00 Opening Remarks
William Wolf, President, Griffiss Institute
Ms. Valerie L. Mucks, Director of Air Force Small Business Programs
Mr. Bill Harrison, Director, Small Business, Air Force Research Laboratory

6:15 Program Overview
Michele Pesula Kuegler, Program Director, Wasabi Ventures

6:20 Academy Pitches:
Tooling Intel
Go Figure
E-Health Now
Cyber Defense Network Adapter
SkyTubeLive
Stonewall Defense

7:20 Alumni Video Presentations:
CFO Technology
InfluenceLogic

7:30 A Word from Our Supporters
M&T Bank
NYSTEC

7:35 Thank You’s
Dan Fayette, Principal Engineer, Griffiss Institute

7:40 Closing, Awards & Reception

*Agenda subject to change

Mar
26
Tue
Hack Night at Interlock
Mar 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.

Mar
27
Wed
Make Workplaces Work for You: Integrating Coworking Mindset to the Traditional Office @ Urban Co-Works
Mar 27 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Make Workplaces Work for You: Integrating Coworking Mindset to the Traditional Office @ Urban Co-Works

Presented by the Tech Valley Young Professionals Network

As many as 1.5 million professionals used a co-working space as their workspace in 2017, with that number projected to grow in the coming years. Core concepts of collaboration, efficiency, and flexibility draw many young professionals to the co-work environment.

Join us for an engaging discussion about the benefits of co-working spaces and strategies for enhancing the traditional office environment. Our guest speakers will be sharing information and ideas about:

-Creating a lean work environment by removing barriers to communication
-Exploring inexpensive avenues for community and collaboration
-Using co-working as a strategy for relationship-building and creating partnerships

You will have the opportunity to hear from Jeff Goronkin, CEO, Urban Co-Works; Nicole Manupella, Community Manager at Troy Innovation Garage and Meghan Weygant, Assistant Vice President of Lab Administration and Business Development, Albany Med. Ted Cangero, Business Intelligence Analyst at Albany Medical Center, will moderate the panel discussion.

Urban Co-Works is offering attendees the opportunity to stay and work there for the day following the event.

Life Science Night @ Urban Co-Works
Mar 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Life Science Night @ Urban Co-Works

Come explore the world of medicine as we hear from one of Schenectady’s most innovative companies. Paul Ambrose, from the Institute for Clinical Pharmacodynamics, will discuss the latest developments at his company and talk about the future of life science.

Dr. Paul G. Ambrose is cofounder of the Institute for Clinical Pharmacodynamics (ICPD) located in downtown Schenectady, NY and serves as the company’s President. Dr. Ambrose has published over 110 peer-reviewed scientific papers and edited four text books. He has held faculty positions at the University at Buffalo and Oxford in the United Kingdom.

CPD’s mission is to shape the way antimicrobial agents are used to care for patients worldwide. ICPD employs physicians, pharmacists, statisticians and laboratory scientists. Their customers are pharmaceutical companies, government bodies and ultimately patients.

Mar
29
Fri
Techstars Startup Weekend Troy @ IgniteU NY
Mar 29 @ 5:00 pm – Mar 31 @ 6:00 pm
Techstars Startup Weekend Troy @ IgniteU NY

Your idea in 54 hours:
Techstars Startup Weekend Troy
Presented by IgniteU NY, Sage School of Management, Troy Innovation Garage, In Focus Brands, CampusPro, Innovate 518

Do you have an idea you’d like to pursue or a problem you’d like to solve but don’t know where to start or who to start with?

Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.

What do you need to bring?

Lots of energy! You’ll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.

Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you’ll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You’ll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.

Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:

7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
Benefits and discounts from our global partners
One-on-one time with amazing mentors
A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
All the internet and coffee you can consume.
Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!

Still have questions, feel free to reach us at “tswtroy@startupweekend.org”.

Don’t wait any longer and join the Techstars Startup Weekend movement!

No talk, all action!

For all event details, please visit http://communities.techstars.com/events/14298

About Techstars Startup Weekend: Techstars Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Techstars Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurs. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Techstars Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.

It is our job to provide you with an incredible networking and learning opportunity. Our intention is that you meet some amazing people that you might actually start a company with, build relationships with coaches, and learn from your peers. The event is intended to be a collaborative forum for sharing, learning, building, and having fun. As such, by registering as a participant, you acknowledge that any ideas shared by you or anyone else over the course of the event are contributions to the overall experience and community. If you as a participant are worried about someone stealing your ideas, please reconsider your participation in the event itself or simply refrain from sharing specifics about your idea.

As a member of your startup community, you agree to be inclusive of any and all people and their ideas. You agree to act professionally, treat everyone with respect, and treat the event facilities with proper care. You agree that you are responsible for any accidents or damages that you cause. You also agree to not hold Techstars Startup Weekend, your local volunteer team, or any of the event supporters liable for any loss, damage, injury, or any other unforeseeable incident.

Apr
2
Tue
Tuesday Tech Talk (First Tuesday of the month)
Apr 2 @ 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
Apr 2 @ 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.

Apr
3
Wed
Networking with a twist @ Urban Co-Works
Apr 3 @ 5:30 pm
Networking with a twist @ Urban Co-Works

Networking events are a great way to make new business connections, meet local professionals and develop communications skills. Join us Wednesday, April 3rd as we help you make new connections while completing a surprise creative activity along the way.

Fun guaranteed!

Complimentary appetizers and a cash bar

Apr
5
Fri
Rochester 2600
Apr 5 @ 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

Apr
9
Tue
RocGrowth Coffee @ Carlson Cowork
Apr 9 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Description

What is RocGrowth Coffee?

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.

Our presentors for April 5, will be listed soon.

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:

Five Teams. One Night. $3 Million @ Marriott Syracuse Downtown
Apr 9 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Five Teams. One Night. $3 Million @ Marriott Syracuse Downtown

Don’t miss GENIUS NY Finals Night, where five exciting drone startup companies will pitch their technologies to a panel of judges before a live audience, as they compete for a total of $3 million in cash prizes, including a $1 million grand prize.

The five GENIUS NY finalists are developing technologies in the unmanned aerial systems (UAS) space. Judges will score the companies based on factors such as technology success, company growth potential and future job creation. The first place team receives $1 million while the remaining four each receive $500,000 to support their continued growth.

Now in its third year, GENIUS NY helps grow UAS startups in Central New York, creating new jobs for the region. The program is one of the world’s largest accelerators for UAS, placing Central New York on the map as a world leader in UAS.

GENIUS NY is funded by Empire State Development and housed at CenterState CEO’s The Tech Garden.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available. Contact Beth Savicki at 315-470-1800 or bsavicki@centerstateceo.com for more information.

 

 

Hack Night at Interlock
Apr 9 @ 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.

Apr
10
Wed
Facilities 101 @ Cornell University
Apr 10 all-day
Facilities 101 @ Cornell University

Facilities 101 is an industry-focused, introduction to the laboratories, equipment, and staff associated with the CCMR. This one-day course provides an opportunity to: meet one-on-one with the technical staff who manage the facilities; take walking tours of the labs; see equipment demonstrations; and discuss your own facility questions and concerns with a staff expert.

Startup Tech Valley @ Brown's Revolution Hal
Apr 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Startup Tech Valley @ Brown's Revolution Hal

Startup Tech Valley is a monthly meetup for entrepreneurs, investors, startup employees, startup service providers, and anyone else who wants to be involved.

Apr
11
Thu
Venture Jobs Foundation Prosperity Conference @ Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center
Apr 11 @ 7:30 am – 1:30 pm
Venture Jobs Foundation Prosperity Conference @ Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center

Join us on April 11th to share your ideas and learn with others eager to help invest in the kind of job growth that fosters prosperity for all.

The Venture Jobs Foundation’s Prosperity Conference is the region’s premier inclusive economic growth event, where practitioners and thought leaders converge to share best practices for driving prosperity. With a focus on investing in job growth in underserved regions, the VJF’s 4th annual conference will dig deep on the strategies and tactics that have succeeded in creating real and impactful opportunities for job creation. Register today at www.vjfprosperity.org.

Learn how to drive more inclusive economic and join us for spirited discussions with national and local thought leaders and skilled practitioners sharing proven strategies for accelerating job growth in underserved neighborhoods.

Keynote speaker, Efosa Ojomo, states in his book The Prosperity Paradox: “Alleviating poverty is not the same as creating prosperity.” The Venture Jobs Foundation shares this belief, and the conference is how we help spread solutions, foster connections and make clear the urgency of this work.

Many people in Rochester (and cities like ours) can’t afford to wait for us to get it perfect, so we take this opportunity to move forward together — learning, testing and refining our programs to make widespread and inclusive economic opportunity a reality.

Apr
12
Fri
Wireless Meetup
Apr 12 @ 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.

Apr
16
Tue
Hack Night at Interlock
Apr 16 @ 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.

Apr
20
Sat
Linux Workshop
Apr 20 @ 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.

Apr
23
Tue
Hack Night at Interlock
Apr 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.

Apr
25
Thu
E^3 & NYBPC Conference @ The Armory at Sage College
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – Apr 26 @ 5:00 pm
E^3 & NYBPC Conference @ The Armory at Sage College

E^3 is the place to be for innovation & entrepreneurship.

  • Largest expo in the region featuring resources for entrepreneurs, including open office hours with investors and advisors
  • The NYBPC – New York’s intercollegiate business plan competition finals with up to 120 teams
  • Angel investor development with Angela Lee, 37 Angels, Lindsay Stencel, LaunchNY and more
  • Incubator advancement education from event partner BIANYS

 

Support entrepreneurship and the next generation of entrepreneurs in New York!

We need your time, talent and treasure. We are asking successful business leaders to support the privately-funded intercollegiate competition with cash and/or time. Please sign up here – if you would like to judge, mentor, volunteer and/or donate. Do you want to just make a financial contribution? Email us.

For investors – on Thursday, we plan an afternoon of educational content with opportunities to meet potential co-investors and follow-on investors. Take our angel investor survey so we can get to know you, and maximize your expo time with the New York investor community.

For incubator & accelerator professionals – Join us on Thursday and Friday for connecting with investors and entrepreneurs. Get a booth at the Expo on Friday for making connections with 400+ entrepreneurs, investors and people supporting entrepreneurship. Expo set-up must be completed on Thursday prior to the Investors’ Reception. Register here to participate in E^3. Our event partner BIANYS is hosting a basic primer on how to run incubators – register here for the BIANYS program.

For advisors & business leaders – sign up for Thursday’s reception and to attend Friday events here.  If you want to judge or mentor, please fill out this application.

For entrepreneurs – Friday will be full of resources, workshops, open office hours and new ideas.  Please register here to join us Friday.

Speakers:

ANGELA LEE, 37 ANGELS

Angela Lee is an educator & entrepreneur. As Chief Innovation Officer and Associate Dean at Columbia Business School, she is focused on fostering teaching excellence and innovation across faculty. Angela has started 4 startups and is also the founder of 37 Angels, an investing network that has invested in 50 startups and activates new investors through an investment bootcamp.

KARTHIK AND GUHA BALA, VELAN VENTURES

In 1991, brothers Guha and Karthik Bala formed their first game development company, Vicarious Visions. Over the next 25 years they took the studio from out of their basement and to the forefront of AAA game development by developing and growing multi-billion dollar franchises such as Skylanders, Guitar Hero, Tony Hawk and more.

LINDSAY STENCEL, LAUNCH NY

Ms. Stencel, as the Chief Operating Office and Fund Manager for Launch NY. Since joining Launch NY in August 2016, Lindsay has led the growth of the Launch NY Seed Fund, to become the most active seed fund in Upstate NY with a close rate of one investment per month and plays a leading role for co- and follow-on investments in client companies with LNYSF.

Syracuse Tech Week Networking Event @ The Rail Line
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm
Syracuse Tech Week Networking Event @ The Rail Line

Networking event for the first Syracuse Tech Week. Held in Armory Square, it is only a few blocks from the day’s Cybersecurity Conference run by experts from Syracuse University.

May
1
Wed
Southern Tier Startup Summit @ Koffman Southern Tier Incubator
May 1 all-day
Southern Tier Startup Summit @ Koffman Southern Tier Incubator

Join together with entrepreneurs from across the region for the 2019 Startup Summit & Chloe Capital Pitch Event.

The Startup Summit brings together innovators, business professionals, founders, investors, and economic catalysts to celebrate entrepreneurship of all forms in the Southern Tier.

Hosted by Binghamton University’s Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships and held at the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator in downtown Binghamton, this is the hot ticket event for business innovators across the state.

Event attendees can participate in wide-ranging business workshops facilitated throughout the day. Watch promising startups pitch for funding in front of hand-picked judges. Learn firsthand the major progress of companies within The Koffman Incubator. Be informed on major local developments. Network with hundreds of diverse business people. Hear from keynote speakers + more!

The Startup Summit is pleased to welcome the Chloe Capital National Tour featuring Chloe Capital, a VC firm that invests in women-led innovation companies. Held after the Startup Summit, watch five female founders pitch for $100,000!

Pitch Event for Women-led Companies @ Koffman Southern Tier Incubator
May 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Pitch Event for Women-led Companies @ Koffman Southern Tier Incubator | Binghamton | New York | United States

Chloe Capital is on a mission to advance solutions to the diversity gap in entrepreneurship. We invest in women leaders at the helm of frontier tech companies that are disrupting rapidly growing markets.

In partnership with the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator and Binghamton University, Chloe Capital will be holding the FINAL pitch event of our 2018-19 National Tour.

So far we’ve been to Rochester, Boston, Denver and Chicago – and we’re moving capital in each city we visit. Now we’re coming to Binghamton, and we want you to join us.

On May 1, Chloe Capital will select one company to receive an investment. The recipient will also pitch our network of co-investing partners for follow-on funding.

Reserve your spot for the Chloe Capital Pitch Event on May 1, 2019. It’s happening during the Southern Tier Startup Summit at the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator in Binghamton, NY.

 


 

Chloe Capital is a seed-stage venture capital firm that invests in women-led innovation companies. In collaboration with the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator, Binghamton University, NYSERDA, NYSTEC, Empire State Development, Upstate Venture Connect and more, we invite you to an evening of inspiration and purpose.

Despite recent progress, women-led tech companies receive less than 5% of all venture capital in the U.S., while just .2% goes to African American female founders. This is a missed opportunity. Studies show that diverse teams with women at the helm grow faster and produce higher returns for investors. We call this, “Doing Well by Doing Good.”

 


 

FAQs

Does my company need to be in Binghamton?

Companies do not need to be located in Binghamton, NY to apply to pitch or receive investment. Founders should be prepared to travel. Pitching in person is a must! Women-led innovation companies can apply to pitch for funding by March 1, 2019 at chloecapital.com/tour

Accredited investors and sponsors interested in learning more about joining our movement can reach out at chloecapital.com/contact

 

Where else will Chloe Capital be holding pitch events?

Rochester, NY – December 4, 2018
Boston, MA – January 11, 2019
Denver, CO – February 7, 2019
Chicago, IL – April 4, 2019

 

What kind of companies does Chloe Capital invest in?

Chloe Capital focuses on Frontier Technologies, Cleantech and Agtech. Companies must have at least one female in the C-Suite, a validated prototype and the potential to capture large, rapidly-growing markets. In addition, companies with diverse leadership teams, more than one full-time team member (tech leader preferred), and revenue and/or contracts secured with clients/customers will rise to the top of our list.

 

Can I still participate in the pitch event if I don’t have a frontier tech company?

Yes, women-led Food & Beverage and Consumer Product companies can apply to be event vendors. These companies will receive visibility through event promotions, as well as the opportunity to meet our investors, judges and advisors. Express your interest in being an event vendor at chloecapital.com/contact

May
3
Fri
Rochester 2600
May 3 @ 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

May
7
Tue
Tuesday Tech Talk (First Tuesday of the month)
May 7 @ 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
May 7 @ 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.

May
10
Fri
Wireless Meetup
May 10 @ 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.

May
14
Tue
Hack Night at Interlock
May 14 @ 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.