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Featured Events

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
Aug
27
Tue
Grow Your Business Online-Digital Summer Series @ WorkSmart
Aug 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Grow Your Business Online-Digital Summer Series @ WorkSmart

The Summer Digital Series continues with Part 3
Google 101: Free Google Tools to Grow Online
Jenna Clark will be introducing free tools to help you grow your business. The presentation will include an in-depth discussion about the tools available and how to use them.
These tools range from free imagery & designs to analytical measurement tools.

Hack Night at Interlock @ Interlock Rochester
Aug 27 @ 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.

Aug
28
Wed
Unleash Your Inner Leader: Becoming Empowered in the Workplace @ Urban Co-Works
Aug 28 @ 5:30 pm
Unleash Your Inner Leader: Becoming Empowered in the Workplace @ Urban Co-Works

Have you ever shared a wonderful idea only to have it ignored? Do you ever feel tension in the air and suspect you might be caught in a power struggle? Do you want to have influence at a higher level? Would you like to be able to shift the group climate to be more collaborative and productive? As facilitators, trainers, leaders, or any other type of human, a conscious awareness of the dynamics of status and power can help you:
Inspire trust
Have your ideas heard and taken seriously
Minimize unhealthy conflict
Create environments where people feel engaged and respected
In this presentation, you’ll learn how to:
Recognize and employ the nonverbal vocabulary of status dynamics
Expand awareness of your habitual status behaviors and where they help and hurt your cause
Practice applying status fluency to facilitation, presentation, and one-on-one interactions to increase influence and impact

Sep
3
Tue
Ithaca Web People @ Foundry
Sep 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

QuickBooks for Your Business @ East Side Busienss Center
Sep 3 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm

Hands on classes for learning and using QuickBooks – the most used bookkeeping software for small businesses. All in a small group setting. Laptops with QuickBooks 2018 provided if you do not have one. Sorry, no Apple or Cloud versions allowed. Free follow-up individual sessions available.

$95 for 4 sessions. Veterans are FREE courtesy of a grant from M&T Bank.

Call the Syracuse SCORE office for information.

Open Night at the space
Sep 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.

Sep
4
Wed
RocGrowth Candids ft. George Daddis & Ralph Dandrea @ 3 City Centerq
Sep 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
RocGrowth Candids ft. George Daddis & Ralph Dandrea @ 3 City Centerq

RocGrowth Candids is a bi-monthly event featuring regional entrepreneurs who share their personal stories and the lessons they’ve learned building successful businesses. We also feature innovative leaders who impact our community’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Software is well represented among Rochester’s increasing number of emerging growth companies.  Many of these companies are locating downtown, within proximity of Parcel 5.  It is fair to say that we have a cluster forming at this pivotal location in our region.

On Wednesday, Sept. 4th, we will feature George Daddis, serial entrepreneur and, most recently, CEO of Omni-ID, and Ralph Dandrea, founder and CEO of ITX.  Both George and Ralph will discuss their entrepreneurial journey, and explain the reasons Rochester is where they chose to build their companies and why they have located downtown.

We start and finish with informal kibitzing over drinks and hors d’oeuvres from Native Eatery & Bar. In between, we will conduct an open interview led by Alex Zapesochny, publisher of the Rochester Beacon.

IMPORTANT:  Please note
our new event location!

3 City Center, 180 S. Clinton Ave.
(Downtown, across from Washington Square Park)
Plenty of street parking and nearby garages are available.

 

Our events are always free, but attendance is limited to the first 100 RSVPs.
You’ll want to register soon since the events “sell out” quickly.

Startup Tech Valley @ Revolution Hall, Brown's Brewing Co.
Sep 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Startup Tech Valley @ Revolution Hall, Brown's Brewing Co.

It’s hard to believe, but Startup Tech Valley is kicking off season 7 next month. Here is who you will hear from:

Fode Naturals

Organic Automated Intelligence

 

With updates from:

Our.News

SkyTubeLive

VoiceterPro

Past, Present, and Future of Rails at GitHub
Sep 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

On August 15, 2018 GitHub was deployed to production running Rails 5.2. This was a historic event; for years GitHub had been behind Rails and dependent on a custom fork of Rails 2.3. This talk will visit GitHub’s past, including our tumultuous relationship with the Rails framework, and the grueling effort it took to get our application on the latest version. You’ll learn what mistakes to avoid and the reasons why such a difficult upgrade was worth it. We’ll explore what tracking master means for the future and establish that GitHub and Rails are in it together for the long haul. Speaker: Eileen M. Uchitelle 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

Sep
6
Fri
Rochester 2600 @ Interlock Rochester
Sep 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* at least one presentation on a hacker-ish topic. Visit https://www.rochester2600.com for this month’s meeting details

Sep
10
Tue
WNY iPhone Developers Meetup, now at BGS
Sep 10 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

New date, time and location!
The Western New York iPhone Developers’ Group now meets at 6:30pm on the second Tuesday of each month at Buffalo Game Space, on the fourth floor of the TriMain Center building.
Rough agenda:
6:30pm – 6:45pm: Meet new people, decide what we want to cover. 6:45pm – 7:45pm: Introductory topics/tutorial sessions if new iOS developers are present and interested. 7:45pm – 9:00pm: Intermediate/advanced topics, code reviews, demos, etc. 9:00pm – whenever: Hang out, socialize, hack, conspire, scheme, whatnot.
The WNY iPhone Developers’ Meetup welcomes anyone who is interested in iPhone/iPad development. Whether you’re new to the platform or a seasoned pro, we try to make sure that everyone gets something out of each meetup.
Topics we typically discuss include:
* Finish an app recently? Congratulations! Give us a demo and we’ll celebrate together. * Learned any intermediate/advanced iPhone APIs, open source libraries, or coding tricks lately? Teach us! * Curious about an API or technology? Ask the group. Someone probably has some relevant experience they can share. * Stuck on a bug? We’ll try to fix it together, and maybe we’ll all learn something new. * Working on an app and want constructive criticism? We can put it up on the projector and review your UI or your code. * Not sure about the best way to approach some problem? Let’s talk about it. * What are the most successful strategies and tactics for marketing an app? Let’s share what we’ve learned.

Hack Night at Interlock
Sep 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.

Sep
13
Fri
Wireless Meetup
Sep 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.

Sep
14
Sat
Women in Coding – Monthly Workshop
Sep 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

• What we’ll doWomen in Coding will be hosting workshop style classes once a month every second Saturday of the month, from 10am-12pm at The Tech Garden! Rather than having an instructor teach a specific topic, these workshops will give you the chance to work on a project or work through an online curriculum at your own pace. Never coded before? No problem. We’ll help get you started. Each workshop will have at least one mentor there to provide support and answer questions. • What to bringBring your computer, questions and/or a project • Important to knowThis month’s mentors and their skills are TBD. Check for updates. Big thank you to Hack Upstate for sponsoring our meetups. You can learn more about them at http://hackupstate.com/.

Sep
17
Tue
SBIR Road Tour @ SUNY Poly Zen Building
Sep 17 all-day
SBIR Road Tour @ SUNY Poly Zen Building

Step 1: Register for the event

  • Click on the Register Now! button above
  • On the registration page, select the number of people attending the event
  • Click on the Check-Out button
  • Complete the registration form
  • Click on the Payment button
  • Complete your registration payment

Shortly after you complete your registration, an event ticket will be sent to you via e-mail. Please have a paper or electronic copy of the ticket when you arrive on September 17th.

The evening of your registration you will be sent an e-mail from Kate Baker (kbaker@albany.edu) with the program manager appointment scheduling information.

Step 2: Update/Complete your Quad Chart

  • A Quad Chart is required prior to scheduling appointments with agency program managers.

Step 3: Schedule your agency Program Manager appointments

  • Click on the link in the Dawnbreaker e-mail to the appointment scheduling platform.
  • Register an account on the appointment scheduling platform.
  • Upload your Quad Chart
  • Schedule your program manager appointments

Appointments with the agency Program Managers will be confirmed the week prior to the event via e-mail.

Step 4: Download the Event App

  • App Platform – EventsXD (available on Google Play and the Apple Store)
  • Register for an account
  • Search SBA to locate the event on the App
  • Programming updates, session materials, speaker bios and program updates will be available prior to and throughout the event.
Hack Night at Interlock
Sep 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.

Sep
18
Wed
Speak Like a Pro: One Day Intensive @ Urban Co-Works
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Speak Like a Pro: One Day Intensive @ Urban Co-Works

A Presentation Skills Intensive

Whether you’re an experienced presenter wanting to fine-tune your skills, a beginning presenter with a bad case of nerves, or fall somewhere in between, Presentation Skills Intensive is for you!

Participants will learn and practice skills and tools for delivering polished, compelling presentations.

Through a series of highly-interactive activities and individual coaching, participants will:

Plan, develop, and deliver multiple presentations
Receive useful peer and facilitator feedback
Learn how to assess and engage an audience
Develop techniques to align their verbals, vocals and visuals with their message
Design presentations through the principles of framing and storytelling
Identify “best practice” strategies for using paper and electronic materials to support their message
Expand their performance range and strategies in formal and informal communication contexts.
Lunch will be provided!

Sep
19
Thu
BizLab-Clarkson Lunch featuring Mopco’s Koppett & Burns @ New York BizLab
Sep 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
BizLab-Clarkson Lunch featuring Mopco's Koppett & Burns @ New York BizLab

You don’t want to miss the Sept. 19 BizLab-Clarkson lunch featuring Kat Koppett and Michael Burns, co-directors of The Mopco Improv Theatre, Mopco for short.

This event will be extremely interactive and unlike any of the past 24 BizLab-Clarkson lunches. But it will be practical as well. Koppett and Burns use stories and improv to build leaders and improve communication among team members. Clients have included Apple, Facebook, Chanel and GE.

Please note: This event is Sept. 19. There will be no BizLab-Clarkson Lunchtime Entrepreneurship Series event in August to give you a chance to catch up and reflect on past events! To watch past events, please visit our YouTube channel.

Tickets to hear Koppett and Burns 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 both a Meal Sponsor and a Video Sponsor for this event, so please contact BizLab Managing Director Rick D’Errico at rderrico@transfinder.com if you are interested in either!

A special thanks to our videographer, Richard Lin of Agora Technologies. Click here to see the BizLab YouTube channel.

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 of Saratoga National Bank.

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

Sep
20
Fri
2019 Upstate Unleashed Conference @ Turning Stone Resort
Sep 20 all-day
2019 Upstate Unleashed Conference @ Turning Stone Resort

The 5th annual Upstate Unleashed Conference and Awards will be held September 20th at Turning Stone Resort in Verona, NY.

Join UVC, partners and over 400 entrepreneurial leaders for an unforgettable day. Meet the top CEOs of Upstate NY’s fastest growing companies, and celebrate startup ecosystem builders across our region during an Awards Luncheon.

This Conference sold out the last three years and tickets will go fast!
Early bird tickets end on July 26. Tickets after July 26th will be $95. We have sponsorships available that include tables of 8.

We are currently looking for speakers and sponsors for this event. If interested please contact Kathryn@UVC.org

Sep
21
Sat
Linux Workshop
Sep 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.

Sep
24
Tue
VentureB Plan Series @ Pat's Barn
Sep 24 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
VentureB Plan Series @ Pat's Barn

Join CEG and our partners for our VentureB Plan Series to see regional startups pitch to a panel of investors and business leaders. Space is limited – secure your spot! VentureB is free to attend though registration is required.

Join us at Pat’s Barn for the Tuesday, November 17th VentureB Series featuring pitches from regional startups.

Agenda:
3:30 – 4:00 | Registration
4:00 – 5:00 | Pitches
5:00 – 6:30 | Networking

Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served!

Hack Night at Interlock
Sep 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.

Sep
25
Wed
RIT Fall Career Fair @ Gordon Field House
Sep 25 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

RIT sponsors a major fall and spring career fair. Both career fairs are held on campus and provide a day for fair activities followed by a day for on-campus interviewing. RIT Career Fairs allow you to showcase your company’s products and services, plus meet face-to-face with RIT’s students and alumni to discuss employment opportunities.

You will have the opportunity to talk with potential RIT co-op students, graduating students and alumni from all majors. On average, RIT’s Career Fair is attended by over 4,000 students and alumni from 9 colleges.

Fees
The registration fee is $550 for the fair and includes two recruiters. Additional reps are $75 each. If you wish to stay the next day to interview career fair candidates, the fee is $125 for 2 recruiters, and additional reps are $75 each.
Each table is 6ft long and will be skirted.

Please visit our Career Fairs at RIT page that highlights all of our fairs and related events.

Sep
26
Thu
Solutions Forum for New York State Manufacturers: Workforce Alternatives for Contract Manufacturers @ Cortland Country Club
Sep 26 @ 7:30 am – 3:30 pm

Are you facing workforce challenges? Is it hard to find good people to perform tasks like kitting, assembly, filling, packaging, light manufacturing, and product development? Outsourcing to Asia might seem like the only option, but there’s a better way.

Sep
28
Sat
DevFestCR19 @ UAlbany
Sep 28 @ 8:00 am – Sep 29 @ 1:00 pm
DevFestCR19 @ UAlbany

It’s almost time for the Capital Region GDG DevFest for 2019. Please see http://devfest.gdgcapitalregion.com for additional event details, including tickets (purchased through EventBrite), speaker CFP and sponsor information. See you at UAlbany for DevFestCR19!

Oct
1
Tue
Ithaca Web People
Oct 1 @ 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
Oct 1 @ 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.

Oct
4
Fri
Rochester 2600
Oct 4 @ 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

Oct
7
Mon
New York State Innovation Summit @ Rochester Convention Center
Oct 7 – Oct 8 all-day
New York State Innovation Summit @ Rochester Convention Center

FuzeHub is hosting a New York State Innovation Summit in collaboration with Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology & Innovation (NYSTAR) in Rochester in October 2019. Learn about the technologies that are defining a new generation of products and manufacturing capabilities, showcase your own successes leveraging advanced technologies, and discover how New York State’s innovation ecosystem can accelerate your company’s growth.

Millennials in Manufacturing Awards @ Rochester Convention Center
Oct 7 @ 12:00 am – Oct 8 @ 11:45 pm
Millennials in Manufacturing Awards @ Rochester Convention Center

Calling NYS manufacturing companies that have employees 39  or younger playing a vital role in the manufacturing of the company’s products.

Is there a young employee at your manufacturing company that has demonstrated initiative in innovating new products or processes that are keeping your team competitive? Nominate them for the Millennials in Manufacturing Awards for a chance to win up to $2,500 and be recognized at the New York State Innovation Summit, being held in Rochester on October 7-8.

Apply and learn more here >