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Featured Events

2018 NEXT Conference | Upstate Venture Connect

UVC Photo Gallery

Serial entrepreneur will meet with 12 startups on upstate New York tech tour
SciTech Panel at LeMoyne College
Steve Raines - UNY50 Leadership Network
Become a UVC Community Connector
Ryan Miller @ 2015 Upstate Venture Ecosystem Awards
13th Annual Frank Fernandez Dinner at Le Moyne College
Ecovative Founder at Cornell
Syracuse CoWorks Members
NEXUS-NY Judges
The Thrive Project Team
Oct
15
Mon
BGS Unity Dev Meetup
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join other Unity developers at Buffalo Game Space to share projects, discuss techniques, and learn something new about one of the most popular game development engines in the world!
BGS Unity Dev Meetup is a free and open to the public event.

Oct
16
Tue
Hack Night at Interlock @ Interlock Rochester
Oct 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.

Wood Shop Zone Orientation
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Zone Orientation Series is a sequence of classes designed 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 most commonly used wood shop tools available at the COG. The class is taught by Doug “Elvis” Williams, and will have some basic hands on experience to insure you’re comfortable with the basics. Before coming to the class, please review this Red Tools Safety Video. This video will go over the basic safety procedures for the woodshop specifically, allowing you to focus on finer details during the Zero To Maker class. • What to bringBefore coming to the class, please review this Red Tools Safety Video online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1KgaohH9Ec&feature=youtu.be • 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/

Oct
17
Wed
We’re back! Coffee with fellow iOS Devs! Also need office space?
Oct 17 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Hey Folks! After a long hiatus, it would be nice to see some friendly faces again. I’ll try to get some technical talks going, but in addition to that, let’s do some morning socializing. Extending from a meetup Thumbwork’s other founder started in the Bay Area, we’re going to do morning coffee once a week with fellow iOS Devs and Designers. I’ll try and rotate the location, but we’ll have a default. We’ll start at Glen Edith near University. We have a website too to be a remote part of that cool crowd! https://coffeecoffeecoffee.coffee/rochester That has a calendar you can subscribe to. (For the love of monkeys don’t download the file at the link, but get that calendar URL and subscribe to it in Calendar.app). In addition to the meeting, I’m looking to gauge interest in renting office space at a mobile development/design focused office run by Thumbworks. I’m looking at a couple locations, and need to know what type of interest there is. Please consider filling out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/NXteUOlmB9oWoMTA3 Best,Bob Spryn

Money Smart for Small Business (monthly) @ Syracuse CoWorks
Oct 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Developed jointly by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Small Business Administration (SBA), each monthly workshop hosts a new topic that provides a practical guide to starting and managing a small business.

DATES & TOPICS
January 17, 2018
(Is Owning a Business Right For You?)

February 21, 2018
(Planning for a Healthy Business Start-up)

March 21, 2018 
(Banking Services & Credit Reporting Demystified)

April 18, 2018
(Time Management Tips)

May 16, 2018 
(Record-keeping as a Managerial Tool)

June 20, 2018 
(Risk Management & Insurance)

July 18, 2018
(Tax Planning & Reporting)

August 15, 2018
(Selling Your Business & Succession Planning)

September 19, 2018
(Financial Management)

October 17, 2018 
(Managing Cash Flow)

State of Rochester’s Economy 2018 @ Hyatt Regency Rochester Hotel
Oct 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
State of Rochester's Economy 2018 @ Hyatt Regency Rochester Hotel | Rochester | New York | United States

STATE OF ROCHESTER’S ECONOMY

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 12:00-1:30pm
Hyatt Regency Rochester Hotel

Rochester’s economy is changing. Our evolving story is being driven by nimble and rapidly growing enterprises that are leveraging where the world is moving.
Underneath every one of our operations is software which is driving so much of everything we do. Our remarkable local talent, lower costs for business, and track record for innovation are attracting a whole new generation of these fast-growing tech enterprises.
We invite you to hear how Rochester’s economy is doing, and what is driving this exciting new growth.
TVGS Lesson Night
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

• What we’ll doThe Tech Valley Game Space (TVGS) Lesson Night is a free monthly lesson on skills useful for game development. These lessons are appropriate for participants of all ages and backgrounds. There is no prior experience required, and no need to feel daunted! Every month, we release a poll at http://www.techvalleygamespace.com/learn/ to determine what the next lesson is going to be. Keep an eye on that space for more details about upcoming topics! You can also view the livestream of the lesson at twitch.tv/techvalleygamespace • What to bring • Important to know

Oct
18
Thu
Advanced Electronics & Energy Systems (Webinar) @ Webinar
Oct 18 @ 7:30 am – 11:00 am

This webinar will be the fourth presentation in the four-part Advanced Electronics Business Connection Forum Webinar Series.

CNY Biotech Accelerator Concept to Commercialization Boot Camp
Oct 18 @ 8:00 am – Oct 19 @ 4:00 pm
CNY  Biotech Accelerator Concept to Commercialization Boot Camp @ Syracuse | New York | United States

Through an Empire State Development (ESD) NYS Certified Business Incubator Grant, the CNY Biotech Accelerator is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Concept to Commercialization Boot Camp.  This networking and comprehensive education resource for innovators, researchers and entrepreneurs was established through and supported by collaborative partners at CNY Biotech Accelerator, NextCorps (formerly High Tech Rochester) and the Science+Technology Law Center at Syracuse University and is supported by extensive innovation ecosystem partners.  The intent of the Boot Camp is to promote understanding of and build networks for innovative and technology-driven biotech product and service development and commercialization.

Topics include:  product development and testing, risk management, student capstone design assistance, exports, industry collaboration, biotech startups panel discussion, university entrepreneur programs, developing a pitch presentation, incubator programs

Buffalo WordPress Coworking Day
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us for coworking. Anyone interested is welcome to come by for a few minutes or the whole day. We’ll have Coffee and snacks and rollerdogs. If you’re not familiar with coworking, it’s a laid-back and great way to get work done, and also interact with other WP Meetup members. You can work on your own projects while having the ability to discuss anything with the rest of the group, or discuss your projects and help others with theirs. Come ask questions, bounce ideas off of other WP users, or just work within a relatively close vicinity to other humans.

BizLab-Clarkson Lunch featuring Tyler Wrightson @ New York BizLab
Oct 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
BizLab-Clarkson Lunch featuring Tyler Wrightson @ New York BizLab | Schenectady | New York | United States

Newsmaker Tyler Wrightson will be our featured speaker at the next BizLab-Clarkson Lunchtime Entrepreneurship Series on Thursday, Oct. 18.
Tyler, co-owner of Stacks Espresso Bar, just announced he is opening a fourth coffee shop in Newton Highlands, a wealthy suburb of Boston. The 40 Under 40 winner is also the founder of Leet Systems, a cybersecurity company.
Tickets to hear Tyler speak are $10 for the general public. Attendees will have time to network, eat at 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.
Tyler joins a list of presenters who make up a Who’s Who for 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, 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 just challenged attendees not to be so careful planning that they miss opportunities.
June’s speaker, Mitch Hara, CEO of Beekman 1802, talked about how he is “building a national brand into a competitive business.”
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
In January, CEO Nicole Snow told us how Darn Good Yarn was doing “pretty darn good.”
That’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Please share this event on Facebook and Twitter.
We hope you can make it!

Rick D’Errico
BizLab Managing Director

HV Open Lunch @ Mole Mole
Oct 18 @ 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: Mole Mole357 Hooker AvePoughkeepsie, NY 12603

Passion Academy: Develop Your Brand as a Rising Entrepreneur + Professional @ IgniteU NY
Oct 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Passion Academy: Develop Your Brand as a Rising Entrepreneur + Professional @ IgniteU NY | Troy | New York | United States

Join Mission Accomplished Transition Services Chief Coach + Founder, Carmen “Coach Carmen” Duncan Bob Manasier, as they host the ninth part of the Passion Academy mini-conference series.

Session Theme – Tap into branding strategies that will help advance your career.

This FREE event is exclusively for rising entreprenuers + young professionals age 18-24 from around the Capital Region

Dinner will be provided. Raffles. Meet influential professionals and more.

3D Printing Meetup
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Contribute to the Monthly Printing Challenge, show off, tell stories- hang out with other 3D Printing enthusiasts!

3D Printing Syndicate
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

• What we’ll doContribute to the Monthly Printing Challenge, show off, tell stories – hang out with other 3D Printing enthusiasts! • What to bring • Important to know

Stitch & Sip Open Crafting at the Center of Gravity
Oct 18 @ 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!)

Co-work & Coffee: Hacktoberfest Edition! @ NextCorps @ 260 East Main Street, Suite 6000
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Each year, Digital Ocean partners with GitHub and Twilio for their annual Hacktoberfest – a month-long celebration of open source software. We will be working together on making pull requests and discussing open source (and why it’s so cool!). Come join us at NextCorps for this month’s Co-Work and Coffee! You can read more about Hacktoberfest here: https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/

TVGS Game Club
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

• What we’ll doIf you enjoy discussing games, come to the Tech Valley Game Space for Game Club! Every month, participants Game Club meeting pick a game to play, then get together and talk about their experiences! Think of this group as being a traditional book club, but with video games instead of your usual hard-covers and paperbacks. Participants discuss various aspects of the game that they liked, disliked, or simply found notable; everything from music, character design, and storytelling, to the in-game physics, level creation, or graphics quality. Anything and everything about the game can be talked about, and no matter one’s viewpoint, their input will welcomed and listened to. Anyone can attend – no memberships necessary. So long as you’ve got the right equipment at home, and enough time and interest to play at least a little of the game, then you’re welcome to join in! We will meet in the Community Room and begin the discussion after 7:30 pm. • What to bring • Important to know

Oct
20
Sat
Linux Workshop
Oct 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.

Oct
22
Mon
NYS Advanced Robotics Alliance @ The Tech Garden
Oct 22 – Oct 23 all-day

Join the Industry and Technology leaders of the NYS Advanced Robotics
Alliance (NYS-ARA) on October 22 and 23 in Syracuse, NY for an
introductory and interest group meeting to learn more about Advanced
Robotics, its implications for your business and how you can take part in
shaping the NYS manufacturing roadmap for applications, needs and challenges.

Global NY Export Experts Tour is Coming to the Southern Tier @ Symposium Hall, Binghamton University Innovative Technologies Complex
Oct 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Explore Global Markets: Meet with Global New York’s trade representatives based in Canada, Mexico, Europe (U.K.), South Africa, Israel and China.

Oct
23
Tue
Emerging Technology Showcase @ CASE Center at Syracuse University, 1-218 Center for Science and Technology
Oct 23 – Oct 24 all-day
Emerging Technology Showcase @ CASE Center at Syracuse University, 1-218 Center for Science and Technology  | Syracuse | New York | United States

Emerging Technology Showcase at the 2018 NYSTAR Annual Meeting

Manufacturing industries are transforming, and being transformed by, emerging technologies and new advancements in production capabilities. To showcase advances in photonics, robotics, digital manufacturing and more, FuzeHub is hosting an Emerging Technology Showcase in collaboration with Empire State Development’s Division of Science and Innovation (NYSTAR) in Syracuse, NY – a state that is at the forefront of significant R&D in these areas.

The event will feature presentations and discussions with industry, several of the Manufacturing USA institutes, and New York’s state-support innovation assets.

Advokate For Your Business @ WorkSmart
Oct 23 @ 5:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Advokate For Your Business @ WorkSmart | Glens Falls | New York | United States

This four-part series includes presentations and hands-on group work to help you nail down your target demographic, your branding, your social media, and your website content.

ROC Data Science Mixer And General RocPy Meetup @ University of Rochester
Oct 23 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

5:30 – 6:15 will be a mixer with snacks and non-alcoholic drinks provided, on the second floor of Wegmans Hall. 6:15 – 7:30 will be the ROC Data Science meetup presentations, downstairs in the auditorium. There will be 3 15 minute presentations. 7:30 – 9:00 will be RocPy presentations (Topic TBD), also in the auditorium Location Information We will be meeting in Wegmans Hall on the University of Rochester river campus. If the map link above for our location is not sufficient here is a more detailed map that should be referenced:A map to Wegmans Hall: https://goo.gl/maps/undvHRp6x5r (parking and walking directions) Parking is found along Intercampus Drive, and Wegmans Hall is at the end of Hutchison Road.

A Conversation with Best-Selling Author William Danko @ New York BizLab
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
A Conversation with Best-Selling Author William Danko @ New York BizLab | Schenectady | New York | United States

The co-author of the best-selling book “The Millionaire Next Door” is at it again with “Richer Than a Millionaire: A Pathway to True Prosperity.”
William Danko, a professor at the University at Albany, will give a brief presentation of the finding in his latest book, “Richer Than a Millionaire” and then sit down for a conversation with BizLab Managing director (and former business reporter/editor) Rick D’Errico with lively interaction from the audience.
Did you know:
Two thirds of millionaires inherit nothing?
What it takes to “feel” rich?
Whether or not you will ever have enough?
The significant mutual benefits of giving?
What’s in your value system?
The essential proactive behaviors to reach true prosperity?
That’s just scratching the surface.
Just as people have talked about “The Millionaire Next Door” since it was published in 1996, “Richer Than Millionaire,” published last year, will be talked about for decades to come. And you’ll be talking about his presentation for some time too!
Note: The Open Door Bookstore will be selling copies of Danko’s books at the event. He will be signing books after his talk. Both Danko and the Open Door Bookstore are donating a portion of the sales to the City Mission of Schenectady.
So… how much does one “need” to “feel rich”? Come to the BizLab on Tuesday, Oct. 23 and find out!

Hack Night at Interlock @ Interlock Rochester
Oct 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.

Oct
24
Wed
We’re back! Coffee with fellow iOS Devs! Also need office space?
Oct 24 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Hey Folks! After a long hiatus, it would be nice to see some friendly faces again. I’ll try to get some technical talks going, but in addition to that, let’s do some morning socializing. Extending from a meetup Thumbwork’s other founder started in the Bay Area, we’re going to do morning coffee once a week with fellow iOS Devs and Designers. I’ll try and rotate the location, but we’ll have a default. We’ll start at Glen Edith near University. We have a website too to be a remote part of that cool crowd! https://coffeecoffeecoffee.coffee/rochester That has a calendar you can subscribe to. (For the love of monkeys don’t download the file at the link, but get that calendar URL and subscribe to it in Calendar.app). In addition to the meeting, I’m looking to gauge interest in renting office space at a mobile development/design focused office run by Thumbworks. I’m looking at a couple locations, and need to know what type of interest there is. Please consider filling out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/NXteUOlmB9oWoMTA3 Best,Bob Spryn

Breaking Down the Silos Mixer
Oct 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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

Register Here!

Networking@Rev: Growing Past 25 Employees + Wintership @ Rev: Ithaca Startup Works
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Networking@Rev: Growing Past 25 Employees + Wintership @ Rev: Ithaca Startup Works | Ithaca | New York | United States

As startups grow beyond 25 employees they face new challenges. Founders now manage people that are managing people, HR policies need to mature, and the culture of company needs to evolve. Join us for a panel discussion and an evening of networking where we focus on the issues facing startups as they grow. Startups also create great opportunities for “winternships”, whether you are looking for an internship opportunity at a startup for winter break, or you are a company looking for interns and advice on making your program a success, please join us!

Oct
25
Thu
Blockchain Blocktable: 360 View on Blockchain & Investing @ IBM - Buffalo
Oct 25 all-day
Blockchain Blocktable: 360 View on Blockchain & Investing @ IBM - Buffalo | Buffalo | New York | United States

What is Blockchain and how can I become involved in the blockchain startup commhnity?

The Blockchain Blocktable is uniquely tailored for those who are both interested in learning about blockchain and for those already involved. This one-day event will be hosted at the IBM office located right in downtown Buffalo. The “BB” is bringing together a group of speakers who represent all the most important verticals in any industry to give you a full scope education on what blockchain is and how you can benefit from learning about it NOW verses when everybody else does.

Already well acquainted or working in blockchain? GREAT! You will have the chance to learn from Professor Emin Gun Sirer who is Cornell University’s Co-Director of their cryptocurrency program & Mawadda Basir, former member of Deloitte’s Blockchain team among many others for the most accurate & up-to date information.

Additional speakers will be from legal, venture capital, blockchain start-ups, marketers and enterprise executives.

Sign up now for the Early Bird special