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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
Nov
1
Fri
Further Your Academic Research Through I-Corps Course @ Koffman Southern Tier Incubator
Nov 1 – Nov 23 all-day

Join the free, two-week National Science Foundation I-Corps Short Course and learn how to talk to customers, develop a business model, and find product-market fit.

Offered by the Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships, the National Science Foundation I-Corp program provides grants alongside its short course teachings to assist in customer discovery activities.

Sessions begin Friday, Nov. 1. and continue through Saturday, Nov. 23. Classes are hosted at the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator in downtown Binghamton.

Learn more and apply at the link below.

Attend a Short Course

Nov
16
Sat
Linux Workshop
Nov 16 @ 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.

Project Fibonacci Beyond Glory @ Rome Capital Theater
Nov 16 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Project Fibonacci Beyond Glory @ Rome Capital Theater

The Project Fibonacci Lifestream Speaker Series: A Salute to Veterans – Come see a live performance of the emotional true story “Beyond Glory” by renowned actor Stephen Lang.

STEPHEN LANG IS AN ACTOR RENOWNED FOR HIS PERFORMANCES ON STAGE, SCREEN AND TELEVISION…

On film, Lang is perhaps best known for his role as ‘Colonel Miles Quaritch’ in James Cameron’s seminal 2009 film Avatar.  Lang is reprising that role in Cameron’s several sequels, which began filming in 2017. In 2016, he starred to critical acclaim as ‘The Blind Man’ in writer-director Fede Alvarez’s hit thriller Don’t Breathe. He stars in director Joe Begos’ action-horror film VFW, to be released by RLJE Films next year.

Recent film roles include Braven, opposite Jason Momoa, and director Scott Cooper’s Hostiles, opposite Christian Bale. Lang’s extensive film credits include Band of Robbers, Last Exit to Brooklyn, Tombstone, Gettysburg, Gods and Generals, Public Enemies, White Irish Drinkers, Christina, A Good Marriage, Manhunter, Band of the Hand andConan the Barbarian.

Stephen Lang is also an award-winning playwright. He received the “Special Jury Prize for Acting” at the 2016 Phoenix Film Festival for his performance documentary Beyond Glory, which tracks the ten year odyssey behind his acclaimed solo performance piece about eight Medal of Honor recipients. The documentary was executive produced and presented by Lightstorm Entertainment principals, James Cameron and Jon Landau, and was acquired for distribution by Gravitas Ventures. Beyond Glory, the play itself, has received the NEA Chairman’s Medal for Distinguished Service, and the Bob Hope Award from the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, which honors Lang’s accurate portrayal of the American fighting man.

On television Lang portrayed fan-favorite ‘Waldo’ in the first two seasons of AMC’s genre-bending martial arts series, Into the Badlands. His television credits include regular roles on Steven Spielberg’s Terra Nova, and Michael Mann’s classic Crime Story, as well as celebrated portrayals of Babe Ruth in NBC’s biopic, Babe Ruth, and ‘Happy’ in Death of a Salesman, with Dustin Hoffman.

His extensive work on the New York stage includes A Few Good Men, The Speed of Darkness, Defiance, Death of a Salesman, The Guys, Hamlet, and 101 performances at The Roundabout Theater of his solo play, Beyond Glory, which he has also toured and continues to tour around the country. Theatre awards and nominations include The Tony, Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, Joseph Jefferson, Helen Hayes, and Outer Critics Circle Awards.

Nov
18
Mon
Jeff Lawrence Innovation Fund Commercialization Competition @ Albany Capital Center
Nov 18 – Nov 19 all-day

Whether you’re a founder, an investor, or an academic, step into the future at the FuzeHub Commercialization Competition 2019. Expand your horizons through a program packed with visionary keynotes and expert panels. The two day event will culminate with a pitch competition for the ultimate prize of $150,000. Be there to help us propel early stage companies and their innovations.

Commercialization Competition 2019 @ Albany Capital Center
Nov 18 – Nov 19 all-day

FuzeHub enters its third year hosting the Commercialization Competition, part of the Jeff Lawrence Innovation Fund. The $400,000 Commercialization Competition is a two-day event in Albany, NY that will feature a pitch competition showcasing innovative early stage companies, panel discussions and networking opportunities. Join us and help grow the entrepreneurial network here in New York State by helping to launch these businesses toward success.

Nov
19
Tue
VETCON @ The Desmond Hotel
Nov 19 – Nov 20 all-day
VETCON @ The Desmond Hotel

Join us for the fourth annual, award-winning Veterans in Economic Transition Conference (VETCON). This conference is the first of its kind in the Capital Region to help Veterans as they make transitions into their future professional careers. It is an unprecedented collection of public and private businesses, non-profit and for-profit organizations, and government agencies gathering together for a worth initiative.

The Conference will:

  • Provide support, advice and direction to startups and existing businesses owned by Veterans
  • Host seminars and presentations on topics including issues that confront new businesses and how to do business through technology and marketing.
  • Make available businesses and organizations that help Veterans obtain employment and to encourage industries to consider Veterans. The New York State Office of General Services will have representatives from state programs and agencies that will help guide veterans toward useful programs that already exist. Representatives from OGS will help instruct and educate Veteran business owners as to the process and requirements in becoming certified as a New York State Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business (SDVOB) in order to increase participation in New York State’s contracting opportunities.
  • Have the potential to present monetary awards, grants and prizes to veteran-owned businesses.
  • Provide access to organizations that are not necessarily focused towards Veterans, but offer services to them to succeed and thrive after service.
  • Have speakers of national notoriety serve as mentors during seminar sessions, and networking opportunities with the inclusion of notable Veteran business owners, investors and financial institutions. There will be specific rooms made available to connect investors with potential businesses, and networking between attendees.

Veteran Owned Business Owners, don’t forget to bring your Capabilities Statement to facilitate being added / listed to the NYVOBA.org website.

Ticket Information

Veteran Business Owner Attendee – Two Day Ticket w/ Hotel includes:

  • This ticket is only available to current or aspiring Veteran Business Owners.
  • One night hotel accommodation, with your choice of 1 king or 2 queen beds, for Tues, Nov 19th. Please make sure to select bed preference from “Add-On” menu during checkout.
  • Admission to VETCON on Tues and Wed.
  • Breakfast on Wed.
  • Lunch on Tues and Wed.
  • Mid-day refreshments.
  • One free drink ticket for the networking mixer.
  • Attendee thank you gift.

Attendee- Two Day Ticket includes:

  • Admission to VETCON on Tues and Wed.
  • Breakfast on Wed.
  • Lunch on Tues and Wed.
  • Mid-day refreshments.
  • One free drink ticket for the networking mixer.
  • Attendee thank you gift.

Attendee – Tues Only Ticket:

  • Admission to VETCON on Tues.
  • Lunch on Tues.
  • Mid-day refreshments.
  • One free drink ticket for the networking mixer.
  • Attendee thank you gift.

Attendee – Wed Only Ticket:

  • Admission to VETCON on Wed.
  • Breakfast and lunch on Wed.
  • Mid-day refreshments.
  • Attendee thank you gift.

Agency Tickets:

  • State agencies are invited to send up to 2 representatives to the event for free, and will be given a 2-person matchmaking table in our sponsor area! Please make sure to register each attendee, and use your agency-related email address for confirmation purposes. Two attendees per agency maximum. We’re sorry, but we are unable to make hotel accommodations for agency attendees.
  • If you would like to send up to 2 additional attendees (4 total), or if your agency would like to have a booth at the event, please select the “Agency Booth Add-On” at checkout. Additional agency attendees must be registered as full attendee tickets.

For questions, call Cassandra at 585-899-1406, email info@vetconny.com, or visit our website at http://www.vetconny.com

Made @ ADK @ Northwest Bay Conference Center, SUNY Adirondack
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Made @ ADK @ Northwest Bay Conference Center, SUNY Adirondack

Interested in starting a business? Want to talk to others who have? Join us for the 1st annual “Made @ ADK” presented by SUNY Adirondack.

SUNY Adirondack is full of success stories! Celebrate National Entrepreneurship Day with us as we showcase local entrepreneurs who were Made at ADK. Dr. Duffy will speak at 10am and our Keynote, J. Buck Bryan, will speak at 1pm. We hope to see you there!

-Speakers include J. Buck Bryan and Dr. Kristine Duffy

-SUNY Adirondack Student and Alumni Business Showcases

-Light Refreshments!

Think, Link, Launch Networking Event @ Antonio's Bar and Trattoria
Nov 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Think, Link, Launch (formerly Breaking Down the Silos) brings together the local business community for networking over drinks and hors d’oeuvres. A brief IBM-sponsored pitch competition integrated into the event allows startups to share their ideas. Round two pitches resume in January, November’s TLL will consist solely of networking.

Register here: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07egol8rw79d287c3d&oseq=&c=&ch=

Hack Night at Interlock
Nov 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.

Nov
21
Thu
BizLab-Clarkson Lunchtime Entrepreneurship Series featuring Docstrat’s Tami Cole @ New York BizLab
Nov 21 all-day
BizLab-Clarkson Lunchtime Entrepreneurship Series featuring Docstrat's Tami Cole @ New York BizLab

On Thursday, Nov. 21 the BizLab-Clarkson Lunchtime Entrepreneurship Series is pleased to feature Tami Cole, president and CEO of DocStrats (Documentation Strategies).

Cole has led DocStrats for more than four years. She acquired the company from founder Ann Moynihan, who led the company for 34 years. DocStrats, once a documentation and technical writing and training company, is a full-service information technology and IT services consulting firm. Prior to buying DocStrats, Cole worked as a business analyst at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Tickets to hear Cole 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 looking for a Meal Sponsor for this event. If you are interested, please contact BizLab Managing Director Rick D’Errico at rderrico@transfinder.com.

We are also looking for a Video Sponsor for this event. A big thank you to Channel Albany for signing on as our videographer.

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. Please do not park in spaces marked for customers.

Please share on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter and forward to your contact list.

We hope you can make it!

Rick D’Errico

BizLab Managing Director

Selling Equity: How to Sell Part (or All) of Your Business @ Hudson Valley - Beacon Institute, Clarkson University (Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries)
Nov 21 all-day
Selling Equity: How to Sell Part (or All) of Your Business @ Hudson Valley - Beacon Institute, Clarkson University (Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries)

Selling Equity is designed for business owners, executives and entrepreneurs contemplating the use of outside capital to fund strategic initiatives, including growth and succession/transition planning.

At this event, we’ll address the following questions:
– What does it mean to take on investors?
– What is your business worth?
– Who represents you (the owner) in transactions?
– How do you take “a bite of the apple” and participate in the longer-term value creation?

Koffman Workshop: The Psychology of Sales @ The Koffman Southern Tier Incubator
Nov 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

In this Koffman Workshop you will hear from Jeremy Ruch, founder and CEO of Bandalier. Bandalier provides growing tech companies on-demand inside sales teams. Ruch has trained his 30+ employees the emotional triggers that cause prospects to become buyers, and techniques to convert leads to loyal customers. Now, you can learn these methods from this entrepreneurial sales master.

Register here: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07egp5zddad6bc59ba&oseq=&c=&ch=

eLab Fall Demo Day @ eHub Collegetown - Multipurpose Room
Nov 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
eLab Fall Demo Day @ eHub Collegetown - Multipurpose Room

The 2019-20 eLab cohort and Cornell Engineering’s Commercialization Fellows will pitch their businesses and progress made during through the program to C-suite entrepreneurs and investors.

Nov
22
Fri
First Product to Market: Setting Product Dev Priorities for Startups @ CNYBAC Theater
Nov 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
First Product to Market: Setting Product Dev Priorities for Startups @ CNYBAC Theater

RSVP:  cnybac@upstate.edu


Presenter: 
Since 1981 Mike Lynch has worked almost exclusively in the Medical Device industry. Mike’s career started as a design and manufacturing engineer responsible for high volume disposable products. He progressed to leadership positions in R&D, product development, manufacturing, and marketing with a number of medical device companies spanning a diverse spectrum of products. Throughout Mike’s career he has led the implementation of product development, design control, and quality management systems.

Nov
26
Tue
Hack Night at Interlock
Nov 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.

Dec
3
Tue
Ithaca Web People
Dec 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

Open Night at the space
Dec 3 @ 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.

Dec
4
Wed
Upstate Capital Annual Awards Celebration @ Arbor Loft
Dec 4 all-day
Upstate Capital Annual Awards Celebration @ Arbor Loft

Upstate Capital is hosting its 4th Annual Awards Celebration in Rochester on December 4, 2019 to celebrate the investment ecosystem across Upstate New York. This marquee event highlights the most interesting deals and most active dealmakers across the state in seed, venture, private equity and corporate finance. Over 100 companies and individuals will be nominated from across New York State for awards that recognize individuals and teams that build businesses and conduct transactions.

OZ Case Studies Program @ CNYBAC Theater
Dec 4 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am
OZ Case Studies Program
December 4, 8:30 – 11:00 a.m.
CNYBAC Theater, 841 E. Fayette St., Syracuse
We hope you will be able to join us to learn more about Opportunity Zone (OZ) projects and funds through real life examples and case studies by experts in the field, Wednesday, December 4, 8:30 – 11:00 a.m. at CNY Biotech Accelerator, 841 E. Fayette St., Syracuse, NY.
This free event is hosted by CenterState CEO, Melvin&Melvin, AXA Advisors and CNY Biotech Accelerator.
Topics include Opportunity Zone (OZ) investments and funds, an overview of the CNY OZ map, a case study representing the real estate aspect of OZ and case studies of small businesses located in an OZ.  The program will end with a discussion of the new CenterState CEO Prospectus of Qualified OZ Projects in CNY.   Everyone is welcome!
If any questions or additional information needs, please contact Kurt D’Angelo, 315-532-0443.
Thanks!
Dec
6
Fri
Rochester 2600
Dec 6 @ 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

Dec
10
Tue
Preparing Your Business for the Voice Search Revolution | Silver Screen Coworks @ Silver Screen Coworks
Dec 10 @ 5:30 pm – Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm
Preparing Your Business for the Voice Search Revolution | Silver Screen Coworks @ Silver Screen Coworks

Join us at Silver Screen Coworks on December 10, 2019 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm as we discuss the Voice Search Revolution.

As of right now there’s 312 million internet users in the U.S. alone conducting over 1 billion voice searches per month. But they’re also doing much more than asking mundane questions. They’re ordering groceries through their Google Homes, requesting commonly selected goods from Amazon through Alexa, and finding a favorite new restaurant while in the car through Siri.

To better put it into perspective, 50% of all internet searches will be conducted through voice search by 2020.

This workshop will cover the ways in which Voice Search Readiness will affect website SEO, sales and your businesses’ visibility on the web.

There will be demonstrations on how Voice Search benefits your business along with free Visibility Reports that indicate how voice ready your business is.

RSVP now to reserve your slot!

Hack Night at Interlock
Dec 10 @ 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.

Dec
11
Wed
UAlbany Entrepreneurs Online Networking Hour @ Online Networking
Dec 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
UAlbany Entrepreneurs Online Networking Hour @ Online Networking

Connect online with other entrepreneurial alumni for an exclusive UAlbany networking event, December 11, 12-1p.m. Participants will be able to share advice with and gain feedback from fellow entrepreneurs while expanding their professional networks. Alumni may participate in up to six 10-minute text chats. Watch this brief video for a full explanation of how this virtual networking event will work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBi0FoUePeE

-Make relevant connections with people in your area and across the globe.

-Discover new professional opportunities.

-Meet people you’d never have the chance to connect with otherwise.

-All the benefits of networking with none of the travel, name tags or awkward conversations!

-Join for as long as you’d like! Stay for 10 minutes or the full time.

Dec
13
Fri
Wireless Meetup
Dec 13 @ 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.

Dec
17
Tue
Hack Night at Interlock
Dec 17 @ 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.

Dec
21
Sat
Linux Workshop
Dec 21 @ 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.

Dec
24
Tue
Hack Night at Interlock
Dec 24 @ 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.

Jan
3
Fri
Rochester 2600
Jan 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

Jan
7
Tue
Ithaca Web People
Jan 7 @ 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

Open Night at the space
Jan 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.