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Sep
21
Thu
Long Island Solutions Forum for NYS Manufacturers @ Stony Brook University - Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology
Sep 21 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Long Island Solutions Forum for NYS Manufacturers @ Stony Brook University - Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology | Stony Brook | New York | United States

A Fuzehub Solutions Forum is a half-day, matchmaker-style event, where leaders of manufacturing and product development organizations meet directly with hand-picked business and technology experts in one-on-one consultations. This is not a business mixer or a networking event, but instead gives attendees a chance to learn the expertise and programs offered by our many Resources.

Because meeting time is limited, a Fuzehub Solutions Specialist will contact you after you submit this request to attend, to learn more about your needs and interests. This allows us to provide approved attendees with a list of suggested Resources to prioritize meeting when they arrive.

Stay after the Solutions Forum for the (optional) Lunch & Learn: Funding Resources for NYS Manufacturers, 12:30-1:30PM

Salesforce “Accidental Admin” Class @ Country Club of Rochester
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

This course is designed for people who have had Salesforce.com administration added to their job descriptions or are new to Salesforce.com administration. This course is designed to teach you how to be a Salesforce.com Administrator.

Succeeding at SBIR/STTR Grants @ High Tech Rochester
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

DESCRIPTION

This session is geared to University faculty and students interested in commercializing research or Advanced technology start-ups and inventors.

Learn
•Strategies for improving proposal funding success rates
•Key components of winning SBIR/STTR proposals
•Common barriers to SBIR/STTR success and approaches to overcome them
•Illustrative case studies that demonstrate how companies produce winning proposals

Guest Presenter
Kirk Macolini, Founder, President, & Principal Consultant
InteliSpark

InteliSpark is a hands-on business development consulting firm specializing in securing non-dilutive funding for start-ups through the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR), Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR), and other government research funding programs.

In 2002, InteliSpark founder Kirk Macolini started our predecessor company, Centurion Technology, to help the innovative companies compete for SBIR/STTR awards. InteliSpark was formed in 2016 to broaden the mission of providing assistance to include universities, venture capital firms, and economic development programs.

Buffalo WordPress Designer/Dev Meetup @ LY328-End of hallway on 3rd floor of Lyons Hall
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

This is our monthly Designer & Developer WordPress Meetup. This is run as a co-work day. Basically, come in to the space  with a laptop or whatver you work with, set up and just work. Or talk. Or ask questions, or show your stuf, or get help. That’s the general idea.  We have coffee and donuts out, and lunch is whatever we want to do–order pizza, go out, whatever.

Create Your Path to Change with Ecore Entrepreneurship @ The Tech Garden - Fibertech Theater
Sep 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Are you feeling stuck in your life and know you want to make a change? Would you like to become an entrepreneur, but you are not sure where to start?
Successful change is a process, not a reaction. Learn how to discover what is blocking you from creating the change you desire, how to create your vision for change and shift your mindset to make the change happen. You will then see how to take action and design your roadmap and manage roadblocks along the way.
Cocktails with Creatives @ Uncorked Wine and Chocolate Loft
Sep 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Cocktails with Creatives @ Uncorked Wine and Chocolate Loft | Binghamton | New York | United States

Share ideas, resources, network, and talk shop with your fellow creatives in a relaxed, low-key atmosphere. We meet for coffee one month, cocktails the next. Creatives of all genres welcome. Join us the Third Thursday of each month and join the conversation!

3D Printing Syndicate
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Open Hack @ Quackenbush Building
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking for an excuse to work on that project you’ve been putting off? Want to build something awesome but need some help? Join your fellow hackers on Thursday nights to initiate creative collisions and concoct contrivances of every conceivable kind! If you have questions about Open Hack, contact Samson Bonfante at samson@bonfante.org.

Southern Tier Tech Meetup: Artificial Intelligence @ Koffman Southern Tier Incubator
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Southern Tier Tech Meetup is a recurring event designed to inspire and engage anyone interested in discussing, learning, and practicing new technologies. Each meeting we will have a new topic with an expert to lead us in discussion. The meetup is open to anyone who would like to learn about artificial intelligence! David Martuscello will give an overview and lead us through an open forum discussion of the technologies, applications and ideas. Please join us!

Writers’ Workshop @ Quackenbush Building
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Writers Workshop — a non-critical opportunity to write in good company. This group meets the first and third Thursday of every month with the following agenda: 6-6:30 schmooze and eat 6:30-8:30 write 8:30-9:00 share (optional) Please bring savory &/or sweet noshes &/or beverages for 5-9 people. Fee: $5 per person, waived for TVCOG members For more information, contact Rhonda at kitchen@tvcog.net.

Stitch & Sip Open Crafting at the Center of Gravity
Sep 21 @ 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-lighted 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!)

Stitch & Sip Open Crafting at the Center of Gravity @ Quackenbush Building
Sep 21 @ 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-lighted 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!)

BGS Project Night @ Buffalo Game Space in TriMain Center
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join BGS for an open night of free coworking! Bring your workstation with you and set up shop for the night to work on your current game project, or start a new one with other developers and artists! Get input from peers on your game, gain knowledge from experts, and help out beginners as all work towards making awesome games. BGS Project Night is a free and open to the public event.

Sep
22
Fri
Doing Business in Malta @ Hayatt Place Malta
Sep 22 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Join Saratoga Economic Development Corp (SEDC) and Commercial and Industrial Real Estate Brokers, Inc (CIREB) for breakfast to hear from Town of Malta leaders about improvements made to promote business growth in Malta and to learn about specific development sites there.

Immediately following the breakfast panel, guests are invited to caravan on a FAM Tour of featured sites.

Schedule

7:30am to 9:00am – Panel and breakfast catered by Longfellows
9:00 am to 11:00am – Optional Caravan Site Tour

Panelists

Vince Delucia, Town Supervisor
Tony Tozzi, Director, Building and Planning Department
Tim Dunn, Town Councilman and Chair of Economic Development Committee

Moderated by Gary Dake, President, Stewart’s Shops

Pioneers of the New Economy @ Massena Neighborhood Center
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Pioneers of the New Economy @ Massena Neighborhood Center | Massena | New York | United States

ANCA’s 2017 Annual Meeting will focus on the “Pioneers of the New Economy,” highlighting the successes and challenges within our region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Join us for this opportunity to network; learn from experts, peers and community leaders. Leave with tools for advancing your business ideas.

We will dividing into informal workgroups centered around the different stages associated with owning or starting a business in our region. Join the discussion and meet some of the pioneers who will be sharing their successes and challenges. They are looking to you, their peers and neighbors, to glean insight and inspiration.

Sep
23
Sat
Family Arduino Workshop @ Quackenbush Building
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Register for the event at bit.ly/TVCOGFamilyArduino9-23 Workshop registration fee of $85 per team includes light refreshments and all materials. In this project-based workshop adults will work with aspiring young engineer/scientist “family” members (son/daughter, niece/nephew, mentee, neighbor’s kid, etc.) to learn microcontroller basics — wiring, basic coding, soldering and design — to build and program a sensor-activated colored night light. Each pair will take home an Arduino Uno microcontroller they can use for unlimited projects. Adult participants will also gain info on where to buy parts for future projects, links to lessons for other devices that can be built, and info on what free coding programs they can download for the young programmers in their lives. The workshop is geared to kids 8 and above, but younger ages are welcome if the accompanying adult feels the child will be able to handle this level of activity. Light refreshments will be provided. Workshop registration fee of $85 per team includes light refreshments and all materials. Register for the event at bit.ly/TVCOGFamilyArduino9-23

Sep
25
Mon
NextGen Cleantech Startups Showcase & Pitch Night @ The New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Center, 40th Floor
Sep 25 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
NextGen Cleantech Startups Showcase & Pitch Night @ The New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Center, 40th Floor | New York | New York | United States

Join us at NextGen Cleantech, an exciting Startups Showcase and pitch event co-hosted by PowerBridgeNY and NEXUS-NY. NextGen Cleantech will feature innovative and ground-breaking cleantech spinning out of New York’s leading research institutions – this will be is a rare opportunity to see many up and coming cleantech companies all in one place and meet the founders who are making it all happen.

Join us for a night of cutting edge innovation and register today.

Event Schedule:
5:30 – 6:30 – Registration
5:30 – 6:30 – Startups Showcase and Networking
6:30 – 7:30pm – Speaking program
7:30pm – 9:00pm – Networking Reception

PowerBridgeNY & NEXUS-NY

Organizer of NextGen Cleantech Startups Showcase & Pitch Night

NEXUS-NY
NEXUS-NY is a clean energy seed accelerator. Each year we provide financial, business and educational support to around 10 entrepreneurial teams which are selected through a competitive application process. Program participants are eligible to receive approximately $50,000 of equity-free direct financial support. Our entrepreneurs come from research universities and the general community and share several common traits:

– They are passionate about their technology and want to start a great company.

– They want to solve big problems for real customers.

– They recognize the need to demonstrate their technology and business model through meaningful proof-of-concept prototypes and customer interaction.

NEXUS-NY is a program of High Tech Rochester (HTR) and is supported by New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

PowerBridgeNY
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority recently awarded three separate $5 million grants to educational institutions in New York State to create clean energy proof-of-concept centers (POCCs). PowerBridgeNY is the result of the collaboration of two of the awardee teams. One POCC led by Columbia University includes Brookhaven National LaboratoryStony Brook University, and Cornell NYC Tech, and the other POCC led by the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering includes City University of New York. These two POCCs have decided to work together to create PowerBridgeNY. As a joint center, PowerBridgeNY is better positioned to provide more support for all aspects of technical validation and company formation for early-stage clean energy technologies. In addition, PowerBridgeNY will be able to foster a more robust ecosystem around the clean energy sector in downstate New York.

Sep
26
Tue
IATF Core Tools Training Overview Course
Sep 26 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Join us for a 2-day Overview Course of ‘Core Tools’ – APQP Process Control Plans, PFMEA, Measurement System Analysis and Statistical Process Control (SPC).
Targeting IATF 16949 (former TS 16949) Internal Auditorsthat are required to have the skills to audit the implementation of ‘Core Tools’.  It also serves as a refresher for current practitioners that are utilizing the skills. Odyssey Quality Management Solutions (OQMS) provides training and consulting services for companies needing assistance with developing their quality management systems specializing in ISO 9001, AS 9100, and IATF 16949 certifications.
The training costs $750 per participant. For two participants from the same company, the cost is $650 per participant. For three or more participants from the same company, the cost is $575 per participant. Coffee, breakfast, lunch, and snacks provided. For more information and to register, contact Annette Brenner.
The Funding Roadmap – Startup Capital @ The Tech Garden
Sep 26 @ 8:00 am – 1:30 pm
The Funding Roadmap - Startup Capital @ The Tech Garden | Syracuse | New York | United States

Syracuse Innovation Connectors is a collaborative group of leaders from central New York startup spaces, programs and economic development organizations. Our mission is to Engage and Connect the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Central New York. 

On September 26, we’ll be hosting the first of two workshops.

The Funding Roadmap – Startup Capital will kick off our series with a focus on what you need to get funding! This event will feature representatives from various funding resources across CNY educating us on loan programs offered by the U.S. SBA, alternative financing such as the Excelsior Growth Fund and specialized state programs/tax credits available to young businesses.

You’ll also hear from founders who have “been there and done that.” These CEOs will share stories about bootstrapping, crowdfunding and tips on how best to apply for government grants.

Before we wrap up, guests will be presented with a comprehensive list highlighting where aspiring entrepreneurs and early-stage company founders can find help across the region.

This is a not to be missed event, and of course, lunch will be served!

Ready to keep learning? Syracuse Innovation Connectors will be hosting Part 2 of the Startup Capital workshop – Acceleration Capital. This accelerated program will be held at the CNY Biotech Accelerator on October 2. Discounts are available for those who sign up for both programs.

Women, Money & Power: Investing in Women @ Marist College
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Women, Money & Power

This event brings together members of the investment, business and entrepreneurial communities from across the region to learn about startups founded by women, investments made by women, and the career paths that women in finance have followed.

Everyone is invited! Come learn about entrepreneurship, investing and the work women are doing to build businesses across New York State. We’re bringing together members of the investment, business and entrepreneurial communities to hear pitches from startups founded by women, investor perspectives, and personal stories about the career paths of women leaders.

Panelists include Elisa Miller-Out (Chloe Capital), Jennifer Tegan (Cayuga Venture Fund), Sharon Weinberg (New York Ventures) and Bonnie Ryan (Silicon Valley Bank).

 

  • Startup pitches – we’ll hear from innovative leaders across the state about the businesses they’re building in big data, cleantech and more
  • Angel, seed and venture investors – investors will share their questions and perspectives on the companies that pitch – including the NY Ventures, Cayuga Venture Fund, and the Hudson Valley Startup Fund
  • Leading women in finance and business – women will share their personal stories about their career paths, including a brand-new women-focused investment fund launching in Upstate NY!
Audio Anything (The Monthly Version!)
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for our Monthly Audio Anything Meetup! Our group meets the last Tuesday of the month to talk anything audio (and sometimes video too!) This month, our fearless leader, Fuz Eller is going to be doing a walkthrough of the free audio editing program, Audacity. Join us to get an overview, learn some tips and tricks and get your audio editing started! If you’d like for him to focus on any particular areas of the program, please let us know.
See you there!

Social Night Potluck
Sep 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Every Tuesday night we gather with food and conversation. Check this calendar for various themes.
This event is free and open to the public. No registration is needed.

Hack Night at Interlock
Sep 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.

Zero To Maker Series – Fiber Arts / Crafts / Glass Cutting
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Zero To Maker series is a sequence of classes to introduce new members to key peices 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 fiber arts / crafts / galss cutting area available at the COG. Focus will be on the sewing machines, loom and embroidery machine, as well as crafting and glass cutting, and will be taught by Irene Purificato, the SRP for that zone.

Sep
27
Wed
Let’s Chat About It, at 1 Million cups 9/27 at ECIC in Schenectady @ ECIC Building
Sep 27 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Our Presenter Let’s Chat About It is a wellness support platform that builds a community to help people connect with each other and with professionals to overcome substance abuse and mental illness. We help people recover together and turn illness into wellness. What’s 1 Million Cups? It’s a monthly event, held in the Albany area by local organizers, aimed at helping startups get real time feedback on their particular challenges. Conceived by the Kauffman Foundation, the Albany chapter is one of network of almost 80 nationwide chapters. Hear from a new startup entrepreneur each month, then use your expertise, viewpoint, and experience to give them feedback on their stated challenges. It’s always interesting, and you might see parallels to help you in your own business.Plus, enjoy free coffee and network with likeminded people who love startups and small business.

POWER Conference @ Welch Allyn
Sep 27 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

P.O.W.E.R Conference, which stands for “Powerful, Optimistic, Women, Entrepreneurs, Retreat,” is presented and hosted by Women TIES, LLC in conjunction and sponsorship with two other Central New York female business associations with the intent of gathering women entrepreneurs from diverse business associations across Central New York to a female-only collaborative, community conference to elevate and further the golden state of entrepreneurship for women in this region of New York. Other sister business organizations will be invited to attend this positive event aimed at positively impacting each other’s business and the state’s economy.

The P.O.W.E.R. Conference will be modeled after Women TIES’ popular eight year event “Inspiring Success: The Women TIES Retreat.” This year P.O.W.E.R. will be held instead for the annual Women TIES Retreat at the Lodge at Welch Allyn in Skaneateles, New York on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. 200 women entrepreneurs will gather for a morning of inspiration and education followed by a networking luncheon to introduce different types of female business owners with each other to create new economic ‘ties’ to move our powerful female business agenda of collaboration forward.

The morning presentations will begin with a keynote address from New York State Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul on the impact of woman owned businesses and how we can further strengthen female businesses and status of women entrepreneurship in our state.

A panel of leaders of local women’s business associations will follow with focus on their specific niches and goals for the future as an organization and also collaboratively as a group.

The third presentation will be given by an inspirational female leader sharing ways to work collaboratively with other women to advance each other’s entities.

The morning presentations will be followed by a networking lunch where members from each sister organization will be invited to dine with new women to expand their networking and business market. Organization and sponsorship booths will be setup for visits and information.

The powerful day will end with an inspirational message and invitation by P.O.W.E.R. organizers Tracy Chamberlain Higginbotham, President of Women TIES, LLC, Gwen Webber-McLeod, President of the Board of WISE, and Laura Serway, Member of WPO on moving forward together.

We invite you to join us for this first of its kind conference in New York State aimed at bringing women entrepreneurs with diverse types of businesses, revenue levels, years in business and size together to unite and grow mutually with the future of women in business in mind because “Women together can be more powerful than alone changing the state of entrepreneurship for other women in Central New York.”

The mini-website with further details will be up August 1st. Mark your calendar now please, seats will be limited!

About the Presenter

New York State Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul was elected in 2014. Prior to her role as a statewide official, she was elected at both the Federal and local level – she was a Member of Congress in New York’s 26th Congressional District, served as Erie County Clerk, and began her career in public office on her local town board.

The Lieutenant Governor chairs Governor Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Councils, which have reinvented economic development by empowering local leaders in business and academia. This strategy has brought more jobs than ever before to New York State.

As the highest ranking female elected official in New York State, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul is committed to inspiring a new generation of women to enter public service or aspire to leadership within their chosen field through the #NYWomenLead initiative. The Lieutenant Governor spearheads the administration’s key efforts to advance equality, championing campaigns for fair wages, paid family leave, Enough is Enough to combat sexual assault on college campuses, and eliminating the wage gap. In 2016, she was elected chair of New York State’s Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission.

The Lieutenant Governor is dedicated to her role as the Governor’s eyes and ears on the ground. She makes a point of traveling to all 62 counties every year she’s in office, traveling enough miles to circle the globe over 3 times.

Lunch-N-Learn – Accounting 101: Recordkeeping & Software Options @ High Tech Rochester BetaSpace, 3rd Floor
Sep 27 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

September Lunch-N-Learn:

Accounting 101: Recordkeeping & Software Options

This Lunch-N-Learn session is designed to give business owners and non-financial professionals the tools for understanding, analyzing and interpreting financial statements. In addition to learning general accounting terminology, you’ll also master the fundamentals of recordkeeping and what accounting softwares and third party applications are available to assist. Experienced professionals from EFPR Group will share best practices and helpful tips to successfully use financial statements to benefit your organization.

Speakers:

Christine M. DeSimon, CPA – Christine is a Supervisor in EFPR Group’s Tax and Business Services Department. She has been with EFPR Group since 2012 and has over four years of experience in a broad range of industries. Christine offers a variety of tax and accounting services to a client base including individuals and closely-held entities. She specializes in traditional tax compliance services, financial statement preparation, and assistance with bookkeeping. Christine has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from SUNY Brockport. She is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Tiffany Huff, CPA – Tiffany is a Senior Accountant in EFPR Group’s Tax and Business Services department. She has been with EFPR Group since 2016 and has over three years of experience in a broad range of industries. Tiffany offers a variety of tax and accounting services to clients including individual, partnersip, and corporate tax preparation. She also specializes in tax compliance and financial statement preparation. Additionally, she assists clients with bookkeeping and is a Quickbooks Certified ProAdvisor. Tiffany has her MBA and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from SUNY Oswego.

Top 3 Marketing Tip for Small Business Owners @ The Tech Garden - Theater
Sep 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
This is a program presented by Verizon through BrightTalk. One of the biggest challenges facing small business owners today is attracting and retaining customers and clients. What are the best ways for small business owners to do this?
Free and Open to the Public. Email Lynn Hughes to RSVP at lynn@thetechgarden.com
Open Figure Drawing @ Buffalo Game Space in TriMain Center
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us at Buffalo Game Space for open figure drawing sessions. Practice your drawing or painting skills and mingle with fellow artists in the area. Models will begin with short dynamic poses, and progress to longer poses. Models will alternate bi-weekly, and will include males and females. 18+ only. Admission is $10 per attendee ($5 for currently-enrolled students with valid ID)

Sep
28
Thu
Investing to Impact Our Energy Future @ Weill Medical Campus
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Co-hosted by NYSERDA, the Cornell SC Johnson School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Cornell.

Keynote speaker is Katherine Hamilton from 38 North Solutions.

The event will also include a panel discussion on moving money from the sidelines featuring representatives from Cornell, CohnReznick Capital, Greentech Capital Advisors and Nuveen Global Private Investments.

A networking lunch will break up the day.

Then two more panel discussions. The first is on climate change and conversation finance with Encourage Capital. The second is about new ventures in energy and includes AMP Solar Group and FirstFuel Software.

And schedule time for the networking reception following the event so you can discuss everything learned and meet others from the clean energy industry.

Get tickets and view bios for all speakers here.

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
Sep
21
Thu
Long Island Solutions Forum for NYS Manufacturers @ Stony Brook University - Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology
Sep 21 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Long Island Solutions Forum for NYS Manufacturers @ Stony Brook University - Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology | Stony Brook | New York | United States

A Fuzehub Solutions Forum is a half-day, matchmaker-style event, where leaders of manufacturing and product development organizations meet directly with hand-picked business and technology experts in one-on-one consultations. This is not a business mixer or a networking event, but instead gives attendees a chance to learn the expertise and programs offered by our many Resources.

Because meeting time is limited, a Fuzehub Solutions Specialist will contact you after you submit this request to attend, to learn more about your needs and interests. This allows us to provide approved attendees with a list of suggested Resources to prioritize meeting when they arrive.

Stay after the Solutions Forum for the (optional) Lunch & Learn: Funding Resources for NYS Manufacturers, 12:30-1:30PM

Salesforce “Accidental Admin” Class @ Country Club of Rochester
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

This course is designed for people who have had Salesforce.com administration added to their job descriptions or are new to Salesforce.com administration. This course is designed to teach you how to be a Salesforce.com Administrator.

Succeeding at SBIR/STTR Grants @ High Tech Rochester
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

DESCRIPTION

This session is geared to University faculty and students interested in commercializing research or Advanced technology start-ups and inventors.

Learn
•Strategies for improving proposal funding success rates
•Key components of winning SBIR/STTR proposals
•Common barriers to SBIR/STTR success and approaches to overcome them
•Illustrative case studies that demonstrate how companies produce winning proposals

Guest Presenter
Kirk Macolini, Founder, President, & Principal Consultant
InteliSpark

InteliSpark is a hands-on business development consulting firm specializing in securing non-dilutive funding for start-ups through the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR), Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR), and other government research funding programs.

In 2002, InteliSpark founder Kirk Macolini started our predecessor company, Centurion Technology, to help the innovative companies compete for SBIR/STTR awards. InteliSpark was formed in 2016 to broaden the mission of providing assistance to include universities, venture capital firms, and economic development programs.

Buffalo WordPress Designer/Dev Meetup @ LY328-End of hallway on 3rd floor of Lyons Hall
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

This is our monthly Designer & Developer WordPress Meetup. This is run as a co-work day. Basically, come in to the space  with a laptop or whatver you work with, set up and just work. Or talk. Or ask questions, or show your stuf, or get help. That’s the general idea.  We have coffee and donuts out, and lunch is whatever we want to do–order pizza, go out, whatever.

Create Your Path to Change with Ecore Entrepreneurship @ The Tech Garden - Fibertech Theater
Sep 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Are you feeling stuck in your life and know you want to make a change? Would you like to become an entrepreneur, but you are not sure where to start?
Successful change is a process, not a reaction. Learn how to discover what is blocking you from creating the change you desire, how to create your vision for change and shift your mindset to make the change happen. You will then see how to take action and design your roadmap and manage roadblocks along the way.
Cocktails with Creatives @ Uncorked Wine and Chocolate Loft
Sep 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Cocktails with Creatives @ Uncorked Wine and Chocolate Loft | Binghamton | New York | United States

Share ideas, resources, network, and talk shop with your fellow creatives in a relaxed, low-key atmosphere. We meet for coffee one month, cocktails the next. Creatives of all genres welcome. Join us the Third Thursday of each month and join the conversation!

3D Printing Syndicate
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Open Hack @ Quackenbush Building
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking for an excuse to work on that project you’ve been putting off? Want to build something awesome but need some help? Join your fellow hackers on Thursday nights to initiate creative collisions and concoct contrivances of every conceivable kind! If you have questions about Open Hack, contact Samson Bonfante at samson@bonfante.org.

Southern Tier Tech Meetup: Artificial Intelligence @ Koffman Southern Tier Incubator
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Southern Tier Tech Meetup is a recurring event designed to inspire and engage anyone interested in discussing, learning, and practicing new technologies. Each meeting we will have a new topic with an expert to lead us in discussion. The meetup is open to anyone who would like to learn about artificial intelligence! David Martuscello will give an overview and lead us through an open forum discussion of the technologies, applications and ideas. Please join us!

Writers’ Workshop @ Quackenbush Building
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Writers Workshop — a non-critical opportunity to write in good company. This group meets the first and third Thursday of every month with the following agenda: 6-6:30 schmooze and eat 6:30-8:30 write 8:30-9:00 share (optional) Please bring savory &/or sweet noshes &/or beverages for 5-9 people. Fee: $5 per person, waived for TVCOG members For more information, contact Rhonda at kitchen@tvcog.net.

Stitch & Sip Open Crafting at the Center of Gravity
Sep 21 @ 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-lighted 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!)

Stitch & Sip Open Crafting at the Center of Gravity @ Quackenbush Building
Sep 21 @ 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-lighted 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!)

BGS Project Night @ Buffalo Game Space in TriMain Center
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join BGS for an open night of free coworking! Bring your workstation with you and set up shop for the night to work on your current game project, or start a new one with other developers and artists! Get input from peers on your game, gain knowledge from experts, and help out beginners as all work towards making awesome games. BGS Project Night is a free and open to the public event.

Sep
22
Fri
Doing Business in Malta @ Hayatt Place Malta
Sep 22 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Join Saratoga Economic Development Corp (SEDC) and Commercial and Industrial Real Estate Brokers, Inc (CIREB) for breakfast to hear from Town of Malta leaders about improvements made to promote business growth in Malta and to learn about specific development sites there.

Immediately following the breakfast panel, guests are invited to caravan on a FAM Tour of featured sites.

Schedule

7:30am to 9:00am – Panel and breakfast catered by Longfellows
9:00 am to 11:00am – Optional Caravan Site Tour

Panelists

Vince Delucia, Town Supervisor
Tony Tozzi, Director, Building and Planning Department
Tim Dunn, Town Councilman and Chair of Economic Development Committee

Moderated by Gary Dake, President, Stewart’s Shops

Pioneers of the New Economy @ Massena Neighborhood Center
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Pioneers of the New Economy @ Massena Neighborhood Center | Massena | New York | United States

ANCA’s 2017 Annual Meeting will focus on the “Pioneers of the New Economy,” highlighting the successes and challenges within our region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Join us for this opportunity to network; learn from experts, peers and community leaders. Leave with tools for advancing your business ideas.

We will dividing into informal workgroups centered around the different stages associated with owning or starting a business in our region. Join the discussion and meet some of the pioneers who will be sharing their successes and challenges. They are looking to you, their peers and neighbors, to glean insight and inspiration.

Sep
23
Sat
Family Arduino Workshop @ Quackenbush Building
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Register for the event at bit.ly/TVCOGFamilyArduino9-23 Workshop registration fee of $85 per team includes light refreshments and all materials. In this project-based workshop adults will work with aspiring young engineer/scientist “family” members (son/daughter, niece/nephew, mentee, neighbor’s kid, etc.) to learn microcontroller basics — wiring, basic coding, soldering and design — to build and program a sensor-activated colored night light. Each pair will take home an Arduino Uno microcontroller they can use for unlimited projects. Adult participants will also gain info on where to buy parts for future projects, links to lessons for other devices that can be built, and info on what free coding programs they can download for the young programmers in their lives. The workshop is geared to kids 8 and above, but younger ages are welcome if the accompanying adult feels the child will be able to handle this level of activity. Light refreshments will be provided. Workshop registration fee of $85 per team includes light refreshments and all materials. Register for the event at bit.ly/TVCOGFamilyArduino9-23

Sep
25
Mon
NextGen Cleantech Startups Showcase & Pitch Night @ The New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Center, 40th Floor
Sep 25 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
NextGen Cleantech Startups Showcase & Pitch Night @ The New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Center, 40th Floor | New York | New York | United States

Join us at NextGen Cleantech, an exciting Startups Showcase and pitch event co-hosted by PowerBridgeNY and NEXUS-NY. NextGen Cleantech will feature innovative and ground-breaking cleantech spinning out of New York’s leading research institutions – this will be is a rare opportunity to see many up and coming cleantech companies all in one place and meet the founders who are making it all happen.

Join us for a night of cutting edge innovation and register today.

Event Schedule:
5:30 – 6:30 – Registration
5:30 – 6:30 – Startups Showcase and Networking
6:30 – 7:30pm – Speaking program
7:30pm – 9:00pm – Networking Reception

PowerBridgeNY & NEXUS-NY

Organizer of NextGen Cleantech Startups Showcase & Pitch Night

NEXUS-NY
NEXUS-NY is a clean energy seed accelerator. Each year we provide financial, business and educational support to around 10 entrepreneurial teams which are selected through a competitive application process. Program participants are eligible to receive approximately $50,000 of equity-free direct financial support. Our entrepreneurs come from research universities and the general community and share several common traits:

– They are passionate about their technology and want to start a great company.

– They want to solve big problems for real customers.

– They recognize the need to demonstrate their technology and business model through meaningful proof-of-concept prototypes and customer interaction.

NEXUS-NY is a program of High Tech Rochester (HTR) and is supported by New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

PowerBridgeNY
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority recently awarded three separate $5 million grants to educational institutions in New York State to create clean energy proof-of-concept centers (POCCs). PowerBridgeNY is the result of the collaboration of two of the awardee teams. One POCC led by Columbia University includes Brookhaven National LaboratoryStony Brook University, and Cornell NYC Tech, and the other POCC led by the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering includes City University of New York. These two POCCs have decided to work together to create PowerBridgeNY. As a joint center, PowerBridgeNY is better positioned to provide more support for all aspects of technical validation and company formation for early-stage clean energy technologies. In addition, PowerBridgeNY will be able to foster a more robust ecosystem around the clean energy sector in downstate New York.

Sep
26
Tue
IATF Core Tools Training Overview Course
Sep 26 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Join us for a 2-day Overview Course of ‘Core Tools’ – APQP Process Control Plans, PFMEA, Measurement System Analysis and Statistical Process Control (SPC).
Targeting IATF 16949 (former TS 16949) Internal Auditorsthat are required to have the skills to audit the implementation of ‘Core Tools’.  It also serves as a refresher for current practitioners that are utilizing the skills. Odyssey Quality Management Solutions (OQMS) provides training and consulting services for companies needing assistance with developing their quality management systems specializing in ISO 9001, AS 9100, and IATF 16949 certifications.
The training costs $750 per participant. For two participants from the same company, the cost is $650 per participant. For three or more participants from the same company, the cost is $575 per participant. Coffee, breakfast, lunch, and snacks provided. For more information and to register, contact Annette Brenner.
The Funding Roadmap – Startup Capital @ The Tech Garden
Sep 26 @ 8:00 am – 1:30 pm
The Funding Roadmap - Startup Capital @ The Tech Garden | Syracuse | New York | United States

Syracuse Innovation Connectors is a collaborative group of leaders from central New York startup spaces, programs and economic development organizations. Our mission is to Engage and Connect the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Central New York. 

On September 26, we’ll be hosting the first of two workshops.

The Funding Roadmap – Startup Capital will kick off our series with a focus on what you need to get funding! This event will feature representatives from various funding resources across CNY educating us on loan programs offered by the U.S. SBA, alternative financing such as the Excelsior Growth Fund and specialized state programs/tax credits available to young businesses.

You’ll also hear from founders who have “been there and done that.” These CEOs will share stories about bootstrapping, crowdfunding and tips on how best to apply for government grants.

Before we wrap up, guests will be presented with a comprehensive list highlighting where aspiring entrepreneurs and early-stage company founders can find help across the region.

This is a not to be missed event, and of course, lunch will be served!

Ready to keep learning? Syracuse Innovation Connectors will be hosting Part 2 of the Startup Capital workshop – Acceleration Capital. This accelerated program will be held at the CNY Biotech Accelerator on October 2. Discounts are available for those who sign up for both programs.

Women, Money & Power: Investing in Women @ Marist College
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Women, Money & Power

This event brings together members of the investment, business and entrepreneurial communities from across the region to learn about startups founded by women, investments made by women, and the career paths that women in finance have followed.

Everyone is invited! Come learn about entrepreneurship, investing and the work women are doing to build businesses across New York State. We’re bringing together members of the investment, business and entrepreneurial communities to hear pitches from startups founded by women, investor perspectives, and personal stories about the career paths of women leaders.

Panelists include Elisa Miller-Out (Chloe Capital), Jennifer Tegan (Cayuga Venture Fund), Sharon Weinberg (New York Ventures) and Bonnie Ryan (Silicon Valley Bank).

 

  • Startup pitches – we’ll hear from innovative leaders across the state about the businesses they’re building in big data, cleantech and more
  • Angel, seed and venture investors – investors will share their questions and perspectives on the companies that pitch – including the NY Ventures, Cayuga Venture Fund, and the Hudson Valley Startup Fund
  • Leading women in finance and business – women will share their personal stories about their career paths, including a brand-new women-focused investment fund launching in Upstate NY!
Audio Anything (The Monthly Version!)
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for our Monthly Audio Anything Meetup! Our group meets the last Tuesday of the month to talk anything audio (and sometimes video too!) This month, our fearless leader, Fuz Eller is going to be doing a walkthrough of the free audio editing program, Audacity. Join us to get an overview, learn some tips and tricks and get your audio editing started! If you’d like for him to focus on any particular areas of the program, please let us know.
See you there!

Social Night Potluck
Sep 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Every Tuesday night we gather with food and conversation. Check this calendar for various themes.
This event is free and open to the public. No registration is needed.

Hack Night at Interlock
Sep 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.

Zero To Maker Series – Fiber Arts / Crafts / Glass Cutting
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Zero To Maker series is a sequence of classes to introduce new members to key peices 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 fiber arts / crafts / galss cutting area available at the COG. Focus will be on the sewing machines, loom and embroidery machine, as well as crafting and glass cutting, and will be taught by Irene Purificato, the SRP for that zone.

Sep
27
Wed
Let’s Chat About It, at 1 Million cups 9/27 at ECIC in Schenectady @ ECIC Building
Sep 27 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Our Presenter Let’s Chat About It is a wellness support platform that builds a community to help people connect with each other and with professionals to overcome substance abuse and mental illness. We help people recover together and turn illness into wellness. What’s 1 Million Cups? It’s a monthly event, held in the Albany area by local organizers, aimed at helping startups get real time feedback on their particular challenges. Conceived by the Kauffman Foundation, the Albany chapter is one of network of almost 80 nationwide chapters. Hear from a new startup entrepreneur each month, then use your expertise, viewpoint, and experience to give them feedback on their stated challenges. It’s always interesting, and you might see parallels to help you in your own business.Plus, enjoy free coffee and network with likeminded people who love startups and small business.

POWER Conference @ Welch Allyn
Sep 27 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

P.O.W.E.R Conference, which stands for “Powerful, Optimistic, Women, Entrepreneurs, Retreat,” is presented and hosted by Women TIES, LLC in conjunction and sponsorship with two other Central New York female business associations with the intent of gathering women entrepreneurs from diverse business associations across Central New York to a female-only collaborative, community conference to elevate and further the golden state of entrepreneurship for women in this region of New York. Other sister business organizations will be invited to attend this positive event aimed at positively impacting each other’s business and the state’s economy.

The P.O.W.E.R. Conference will be modeled after Women TIES’ popular eight year event “Inspiring Success: The Women TIES Retreat.” This year P.O.W.E.R. will be held instead for the annual Women TIES Retreat at the Lodge at Welch Allyn in Skaneateles, New York on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. 200 women entrepreneurs will gather for a morning of inspiration and education followed by a networking luncheon to introduce different types of female business owners with each other to create new economic ‘ties’ to move our powerful female business agenda of collaboration forward.

The morning presentations will begin with a keynote address from New York State Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul on the impact of woman owned businesses and how we can further strengthen female businesses and status of women entrepreneurship in our state.

A panel of leaders of local women’s business associations will follow with focus on their specific niches and goals for the future as an organization and also collaboratively as a group.

The third presentation will be given by an inspirational female leader sharing ways to work collaboratively with other women to advance each other’s entities.

The morning presentations will be followed by a networking lunch where members from each sister organization will be invited to dine with new women to expand their networking and business market. Organization and sponsorship booths will be setup for visits and information.

The powerful day will end with an inspirational message and invitation by P.O.W.E.R. organizers Tracy Chamberlain Higginbotham, President of Women TIES, LLC, Gwen Webber-McLeod, President of the Board of WISE, and Laura Serway, Member of WPO on moving forward together.

We invite you to join us for this first of its kind conference in New York State aimed at bringing women entrepreneurs with diverse types of businesses, revenue levels, years in business and size together to unite and grow mutually with the future of women in business in mind because “Women together can be more powerful than alone changing the state of entrepreneurship for other women in Central New York.”

The mini-website with further details will be up August 1st. Mark your calendar now please, seats will be limited!

About the Presenter

New York State Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul was elected in 2014. Prior to her role as a statewide official, she was elected at both the Federal and local level – she was a Member of Congress in New York’s 26th Congressional District, served as Erie County Clerk, and began her career in public office on her local town board.

The Lieutenant Governor chairs Governor Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Councils, which have reinvented economic development by empowering local leaders in business and academia. This strategy has brought more jobs than ever before to New York State.

As the highest ranking female elected official in New York State, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul is committed to inspiring a new generation of women to enter public service or aspire to leadership within their chosen field through the #NYWomenLead initiative. The Lieutenant Governor spearheads the administration’s key efforts to advance equality, championing campaigns for fair wages, paid family leave, Enough is Enough to combat sexual assault on college campuses, and eliminating the wage gap. In 2016, she was elected chair of New York State’s Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission.

The Lieutenant Governor is dedicated to her role as the Governor’s eyes and ears on the ground. She makes a point of traveling to all 62 counties every year she’s in office, traveling enough miles to circle the globe over 3 times.

Lunch-N-Learn – Accounting 101: Recordkeeping & Software Options @ High Tech Rochester BetaSpace, 3rd Floor
Sep 27 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

September Lunch-N-Learn:

Accounting 101: Recordkeeping & Software Options

This Lunch-N-Learn session is designed to give business owners and non-financial professionals the tools for understanding, analyzing and interpreting financial statements. In addition to learning general accounting terminology, you’ll also master the fundamentals of recordkeeping and what accounting softwares and third party applications are available to assist. Experienced professionals from EFPR Group will share best practices and helpful tips to successfully use financial statements to benefit your organization.

Speakers:

Christine M. DeSimon, CPA – Christine is a Supervisor in EFPR Group’s Tax and Business Services Department. She has been with EFPR Group since 2012 and has over four years of experience in a broad range of industries. Christine offers a variety of tax and accounting services to a client base including individuals and closely-held entities. She specializes in traditional tax compliance services, financial statement preparation, and assistance with bookkeeping. Christine has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from SUNY Brockport. She is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Tiffany Huff, CPA – Tiffany is a Senior Accountant in EFPR Group’s Tax and Business Services department. She has been with EFPR Group since 2016 and has over three years of experience in a broad range of industries. Tiffany offers a variety of tax and accounting services to clients including individual, partnersip, and corporate tax preparation. She also specializes in tax compliance and financial statement preparation. Additionally, she assists clients with bookkeeping and is a Quickbooks Certified ProAdvisor. Tiffany has her MBA and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from SUNY Oswego.

Top 3 Marketing Tip for Small Business Owners @ The Tech Garden - Theater
Sep 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
This is a program presented by Verizon through BrightTalk. One of the biggest challenges facing small business owners today is attracting and retaining customers and clients. What are the best ways for small business owners to do this?
Free and Open to the Public. Email Lynn Hughes to RSVP at lynn@thetechgarden.com
Open Figure Drawing @ Buffalo Game Space in TriMain Center
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us at Buffalo Game Space for open figure drawing sessions. Practice your drawing or painting skills and mingle with fellow artists in the area. Models will begin with short dynamic poses, and progress to longer poses. Models will alternate bi-weekly, and will include males and females. 18+ only. Admission is $10 per attendee ($5 for currently-enrolled students with valid ID)

Sep
28
Thu
Investing to Impact Our Energy Future @ Weill Medical Campus
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Co-hosted by NYSERDA, the Cornell SC Johnson School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Cornell.

Keynote speaker is Katherine Hamilton from 38 North Solutions.

The event will also include a panel discussion on moving money from the sidelines featuring representatives from Cornell, CohnReznick Capital, Greentech Capital Advisors and Nuveen Global Private Investments.

A networking lunch will break up the day.

Then two more panel discussions. The first is on climate change and conversation finance with Encourage Capital. The second is about new ventures in energy and includes AMP Solar Group and FirstFuel Software.

And schedule time for the networking reception following the event so you can discuss everything learned and meet others from the clean energy industry.

Get tickets and view bios for all speakers here.