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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
Feb
15
Fri
The Open Organization Of Lockpickers (TOOOL) Meeting
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Rochester chapter of The Open Organization Of Lockpicking. This monthly meeting is an opportunity to practice picking locks and meet other people that are experts in the subject. Meetings often have presentations about various locks and will let you borrow some lock picks and training locks to get you started.

Feb
16
Sat
Linux Workshop
Feb 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.

Feb
19
Tue
Hack Night at Interlock
Feb 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.

RocPy General Meeting
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Topic TBD Location Information If the map link above for our location is not sufficient here is a more detailed map that should be referenced:A map to Innovative Solutions: https://goo.gl/maps/KUWPkTHmD222 (parking and walking directions) The meeting will be at the Innovative Solutions family room: Use the entrance around the rear of the building (the opposite side of the building from the main entrance and sign). The door is located at the corner of the building, and faces the parking lot.

Feb
20
Wed
1 Million Cups Meetup @ IgniteU
Feb 20 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
1 Million Cups Meetup @ IgniteU

Based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and engage with their communities over a million cups of coffee, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation developed 1 Million Cups in 2012—a free program designed to educate, engage and inspire entrepreneurs around the country. Through the power of volunteers, 1 Million Cups has grown to more than 180 communities.

We will have two great presentations from Joseph Jacobs of AltruisTech and Heidi Knoblauch of ReceiptHQ.

Coffee and refreshments will be served.

HV Open Lunch @ Formosa Cuisine
Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Interested in talking more about Open Technology? Once a month we get together for an informal lunch to talk tech, and catch up between meetings. This is open to anyone. Bring your ideas, open source questions, and grab some good food at the same time! Location: Formosa Cuisine 825 Main St Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Feb
21
Thu
Build4Scale Workshop: Capital Region @ The Desmond and Hotel Conference Center
Feb 21 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Build4Scale Workshop: Capital Region @ The Desmond and Hotel Conference Center

The Build4Scale 101 Workshop is designed to accelerate the commercialization and scale up of “hardware” physical product developers. The workshop introduces design for manufacturability and lean product design concepts utilizing a structured methodology for evaluating your Bill of Materials (BOM), how your product is produced or Bill of Process (BOP) and defining your potential failure modes.

BizLab-Clarkson lunch featuring Jeff Buell @ New York BizLab
Feb 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
BizLab-Clarkson lunch featuring Jeff Buell @ New York BizLab

Mover and shaker Jeff Buell is the next speaker at the CAN’T MISS BizLab-Clarkson Lunchtime Entrepreneurship Series on Thursday, Feb. 21.

Buell is principal at Redburn Development and is involved in some of the most high-profile developments in New York’s Capital Region. Most recently, Redburn announced plans to invest $78 million to transform seven properties in downtown Albany, a project that got the eye of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

On a personal note, Buell started a campaign in the past two years to give $100 away every day for year to random strangers and write about what happened next. This was to honor his sister Laurie Bereza, who died in 2016.

Tickets to hear Buell 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!

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.

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The BizLab has space we would like to fill with a promising company, that will be a great fit for the amazing community we’ve created here. If you know a company or leader looking for space, please send him or her this link: Locate your promising business in the New York BizLab

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Buell 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 recently, 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

Operating Agreements and Bylaws @ Tully Rinckey PLLC
Feb 21 @ 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm
Operating Agreements and Bylaws @ Tully Rinckey PLLC

Sharing responsibilities and setting tangible expectations are crucial to any team’s success, whether in sports or in business. Many successful sports programs at the college and professional levels have relied on express agreements between players, coaches, staff, and administrators to establish strict procedures, designate team leaders, create collective goals, and inform everyone of any disciplinary or remedial measures.

This concept is not novel; it is borrowed from business. Operating agreements and corporate bylaws establish a company’s procedures, designate its leadership structure, create a shared mission, and inform all members of the grounds for withdrawal, termination, or dissolution. Successful businesses and successful sports teams alike have been triumphant with transparent procedures, rules, and goals for their members – and have avoided catastrophe when faced with a loss, noncompliance, or other failures.

Join us on February 21st for a discussion with Daniel T. Kane, Director and Lead Counsel of the TR Business Navigator, where he’ll help attendees run through some important drills and work out the basics of operating agreements and bylaws.

Lite refreshments will be provided. If you have any questions about the event or our services, please do not hesitate to reach out to Cassidy Herman at cherman@tullylegal.com or 518-218-7100.

Networking at Rev: The Future of Clean Energy @ Rev: Ithaca Startup Works
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Networking at Rev: The Future of Clean Energy @ Rev: Ithaca Startup Works

Networking at Rev: The Future of Clean Energy

Lead by rapidly-evolving technologies, clean energy is now a multi-billion-dollar industry in New York state. Come hear pitches from clean energy startups about the innovative solutions they bring to the table.

Keynote by Lindsay Anderson, Faculty Director of Energy, David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future.

ALL are welcome. Complimentary food and drink will be served.

Feb
26
Tue
Groundbreaking Gaming @ Webinar
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Groundbreaking Gaming @ Webinar

In this webinar, explore commercially successful and groundbreaking advances in digital gaming made possible by the New York State Centers of Excellence in Digital Game Development. You will hear from a range of centers and learn how they are facilitating collaboration between industry, academia, and individuals. You will become familiar with the ways in which they provide resources and mentorship to those entering the industry, assist established companies and developers, and grow the overall size of the New York State games industry and community.

Who should tune-in:

Industry, academia, and individuals who are looking to tap into New York State’s leading assets in digital gaming technology. Connect with the centers on the front lines of growing technology and expression in NYS’s gaming industry.

Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises(MWBE) Workshop @ IgniteU
Feb 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises(MWBE) Workshop @ IgniteU

The New York State Minority and/or Women-Owned Business Enterprise(MWBE) Certification provides many benefits to certified companies. Learn about the MWBE certification process, hear from MWBE certified companies, and have your questions answered in our interactive two hour workshop.

Monthly Organizer’s Meeting
Feb 26 @ 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.

Hack Night at Interlock
Feb 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.

Feb
28
Thu
Blockchain: The Future of Everything @ Saratoga Springs City Center
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Blockchain: The Future of Everything @ Saratoga Springs City Center

When it comes to transaction efficiency and security, blockchain technology is redefining how information is shared globally. What does that mean for the Capital Region? What problem does blockchain technology solve? How can businesses and government tap its potential—and overcome its current limitations? In this Lunch and Learn session, local and regional innovators and technology experts will share their insights regarding blockchain technology and its impact in areas such as financial services, government, real estate, and healthcare. Following a moderated discussion, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions to the panel directly, as well as participate in post-event networking.

Tickets are $10 each, plus handling. Lunch will be provided.

Registration is limited, so be sure to secure your spot today.

What Employers Need to Know about Immigration & Hiring Top Talent @ The Tech Garden
Feb 28 @ 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm
What Employers Need to Know about Immigration & Hiring Top Talent @ The Tech Garden

Is your company prepared to recruit top talent from around the world? Do visa policies of the new administration seem hostile to your business needs? Join us as we answer these and lots of other questions. This program is a partnership with The Tech Garden, Syracuse University CASE and Harris Beach PLLC.

Mar
1
Fri
Rochester 2600
Mar 1 @ 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

Mar
5
Tue
Finding Your Ideal Customer: Filling the Sales Funnel @ IgniteU
Mar 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Finding Your Ideal Customer: Filling the Sales Funnel @ IgniteU

IgniteU teamed up with Sandler Training, an internationally recognized leader in sales training, to develop a two hour primer to help revenue generating startups increase their sales in 2019.

Participants will become familiar with the process to identify, organize and track activities required to achieve sales goals. We will discuss proper prospecting behaviors, create a prospecting “cookbook”, and complete a prospecting activities worksheet. At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to identify the activities required to reach sales goals and develop an appropriate plan to implement the identified activities.

Attendance will be limited to 20 participants and will be highly selective.

Tuesday Tech Talk (First Tuesday of the month) @ Funkhaus
Mar 5 @ 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
Mar 5 @ 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.

Mar
6
Wed
Build4Scale: 201 Webinar @ Webinar
Mar 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Build4Scale: 201 Webinar @ Webinar

The 201 workshop is designed to help “hardware” physical product manufacturers to plan for scaling up their production. The workshop introduces manufacturing planning concepts and tools to help your transition from low volume to higher volume production.

Quantum Computing @ 300 Rockefeller Hall, Vassar College
Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Quantum computers are not just science fiction anymore, with many companies building increasingly more powerful quantum computers. While, concepts in quantum computing have been around for over 30 years, it hasn’t been generally accessible until recently. Despite this quantum computing is still very much in its infancy and there are physical limitations preventing them from being generally usable. But the machines that are available today are useful for experimentation and showcasing certain applications where they will be useful in the future. Open source software for quantum computing has started being developed as these new machines are being built. Learning the lessons from the history of developing classical computers, there are already several open source SDKs, languages, and libraries being developed for quantum computers despite the current limitations of quantum computers. This means as the technology matures and becomes more practical there will already be an open source ecosystem for using quantum computing. This talk will provide an introduction to the basics of quantum information theory, look at some of the quantum computers out there, explore the open source tooling available for quantum computing, and show how you can use that to write your own quantum programs and run them on simulators and actual quantum computers. Speaker: Matt Treinish 16th Anniversary: This will also be the 16th Anniversay meeting, as such, there will be cake. Lightning Talks: We’ll also be doing the following lightning talks before the meeting: * None yet, please propose below! Propose a Lightning Talk Location: 300 Rockefeller Hall 3rd Floor Auditorium Vassar College 124 Raymond Ave Poughkeepsie, NY 12604

Mar
8
Fri
Wireless Meetup
Mar 8 @ 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.

Mar
12
Tue
Hack Night at Interlock
Mar 12 @ 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
14
Thu
Reach Customers Online with Google & Get Found on Google Maps! @ The Tech Garden
Mar 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Reach Customers Online with Google & Get Found on Google Maps! @ The Tech Garden

Customers in Central New York are looking for the products & services you offer–and they’re looking online. That’s why SCORE Syracuse and Onondaga Small Business Development Center (SBDC) are teaming up with Google to help you GET ONLINE AND GROW SALES with two workshops designed for you!

Google speaker RANDI PENFIL will present these topics in a a dynamic, interactive setting:
Reach Customers Online with Google – Learn how customers find your business online and how to promote your online presence using search engine optimization (SEO) and online advertising. We’ll also introduce tools that will help you run your business online, including Google Analytics and Trends.

Get Found with Google Search & Maps – Explore Google My Business, a free tool for local businesses who want to connect with customers on Google Search and Maps. Get hands-on help creating or updating your listing, and take advantage of a free website. In this session we’ll show you how to:

– Create or claim your Google My Business listing
– Manage your business info across Google Search and Maps
– Use Google My Business to connect with potential customers
– Create a free website using the info from your business listing

Small businesses are nearly 3x as likely to reach more customers and new markets when they fully adopt digital tools. Yet, less than 1 in 5 small businesses in New York have a listing on a search engine. This workshop will help you beat the odds!

Startup Drinks
Mar 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us once again for our monthly Startup Drinks meetup, where lots of interesting people get together in a very casual setting to chat about their startups, startup ideas and side projects!

Mar
16
Sat
Linux Workshop
Mar 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.

Mar
19
Tue
Women, Money and Tech @ REV: Ithaca
Mar 19 all-day
Women, Money and Tech @ REV: Ithaca

The Upstate Capital Association of New York is hosting its second event focused on female founders and investors. Cultivating relationships between entrepreneurs and capital providers is a pillar of a successful entrepreneurial ecosystem, and encouraging women to start businesses and to invest in them increases the visibility of women throughout the vibrant investment community across New York state, ultimately contributing to narrowing the gender gap in finance and entrepreneurship.

Women, Money & Tech is designed to create the opportunity for dynamic discussions around why gender gaps exist in business, finance and tech, and what is happening to change the status quo. The pre and post-event networking creates opportunities for people to connect with investors, executives, advisors and other business professionals in meaningful and valuable ways. Event partners include Cornell University and regional investors focused on women in finance and tech.

Hack Night at Interlock
Mar 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.

Mar
20
Wed
HV Open Lunch @ Formosa Cuisine
Mar 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Interested in talking more about Open Technology? Once a month we get together for an informal lunch to talk tech, and catch up between meetings. This is open to anyone. Bring your ideas, open source questions, and grab some good food at the same time! Location: Formosa Cuisine825 Main StPoughkeepsie, NY 12603