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Serial entrepreneur will meet with 12 startups on upstate New York tech tour
SciTech Panel at LeMoyne College
Steve Raines - UNY50 Leadership Network
Become a UVC Community Connector
Ryan Miller @ 2015 Upstate Venture Ecosystem Awards
13th Annual Frank Fernandez Dinner at Le Moyne College
Ecovative Founder at Cornell
Syracuse CoWorks Members
NEXUS-NY Judges
The Thrive Project Team
Dec
2
Wed
2020 New York State MWBE Forum (Virtual) @ Virtual
Dec 2 – Dec 4 all-day

For the last 10 years, New York State has been Building Businesses Better through its state-of-the-art capacity building programs designed to lead MWBEs to new contract opportunities with the State’s 97 agencies and authorities and the private sector. NYS Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has created transformative economic development achievements for the State across all market and service sectors including construction, architecture, engineering, transportation, healthcare, housing, telecommunications, financial and professional services, information technology, energy and more.

Moving forward, a new vision will unfold at the 10th Anniversary of the 2020 NYS MWBE Forum, through a new live, semi-live and on demand virtual platform that will offer you programs and strategies for Building Businesses Better than ever before.

Over a three-day virtual event experience, the 2020 NYS MWBE Forum will help you Prepare, Identify and Connect with new project opportunities.

Day 1: Wednesday, December 2, 2020: Prepare for Opportunities
Day 2: Thursday, December 3, 2020: Identify New Opportunities
Day 3: Friday, December 4, 2020: Connect with Opportunities

Dec
3
Thu
Membership+ presents Protecting Intellectual Property @ Online
Dec 3 all-day
Membership+ presents Protecting Intellectual Property @ Online

Once a month, 30-minute time slots open all day. Sign up starting 2 weeks before and set your own schedule. Match with people offering what you’re seeking. Set up meetings and communicate often. Keep your commitments. Give and get great advice. Free and open to everyone.

Dec
4
Fri
Startup Bytes: Digital Brown Bag Lunch with Entrepreneurs @ Online via Zoom
Dec 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Startup Bytes: Digital Brown Bag Lunch with Entrepreneurs @ Online via Zoom

Join the Ain Center for Startup Bytes, a digital brown bag lunch with entrepreneurs! Via Zoom, the Ain Center invites UR innovators to take a break from noon to 1 PM once a month to hear from local or alumni entrepreneurs, and to engage with different topics in entrepreneurship.

Click this link to join: https://rochester.zoom.us/j/91003255318. If you are participating from a different location or would like the dial-in information, please contact AinCFE@rochester.edu prior to the event.

December will feature speakers from Launch NY, who will talk about the new Founders Go Big program, which supports minority and female entrepreneurs in low-income areas.

Please register online and contact AinCFE@rochester.edu with any questions or suggestions for future topics!

The University of Rochester is committed to providing inclusive experiences and equal access to programs and services. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the access provided, please contact AinCFE@rochester.edu. In all situations, a good faith effort (up until the time of the event) will be made to provide accommodations.

Rochester 2600
Dec 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

Dec
8
Tue
TiE Global Summit 2020 Dec 8-10, 2020 @ Online Event(Webinar)
Dec 8 – Dec 10 all-day
TiE Global Summit 2020 Dec 8-10, 2020 @ Online Event(Webinar)

TiE Global Summit is a free virtual conference of world leaders, entrepreneurs, investors and mentors. Confirmed speakers so far include Founder of Infosys (NR Narayana Murthy), Chairperson of Biocon (Kiran Mazumdar Shaw), Founder of Adani Group (Gautam Adani), Founder of Draper University (Time Draper), CEO of Landing AI (Andrew Ng), Former Chairman at Microsoft (Ravi Venkatesan), Chairman of Trestle Group (Thomas Gustinis), US Consulate General (Judith Ravin), Founder of Art of Living (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Ji), and many more.

There will be more than 500 one-on-one sessions, 200+ investors, and 250+ start-up
pitches.

For further information on this. Please check the link below:- https://www.tgs2020.org/beahead/

Tri-State PTAC Mega-Matchmaker @ Virtual Conference
Dec 8 – Dec 9 all-day
Tri-State PTAC Mega-Matchmaker @ Virtual Conference

For the first time, PTACs from New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio have joined together to provide the opportunity for government buyers and sellers to meet in one of the largest online procurement events in this tri-state region.

The Tri-State PTAC Mega-Matchmaker is an opportunity for small businesses to meet with federal, state and local government buyers. This event is open to all businesses.

There is no cost to attend.

Dec
9
Wed
Annual Awards Celebration @ Online
Dec 9 all-day
Annual Awards Celebration @ Online

The Upstate Capital Association of New York is hosting the 5th Annual Celebration & Awards event (online!) to celebrate the investment ecosystem across New York.

Founded in 2003, our mission is to increase access to capital for companies and deal flow for investors. We believe that cultivating relationships between entrepreneurs and capital providers is a pillar of a successful entrepreneurial ecosystem, and that by supporting and celebrating investment transactions, we support a diverse, vibrant local economy.

Our marquee annual celebration highlights the most interesting deals and most active dealmakers across New York State in seed, venture, private equity and corporate finance. Over 100 companies and individuals will be nominated from all across New York State for awards that recognize individuals and teams that build businesses and conduct transactions.

PITCH YOUR PIVOT LIVE COMPETITION @ Zoom
Dec 9 all-day
PITCH YOUR PIVOT LIVE COMPETITION @ Zoom

Pitch Your Pivot is a LIVE, virtual competition sponsored by KeyBank Business, Boost & Build, featuring 5 finalists pitching to win $5,000.

About this Event
Grab dinner from your favorite local business and tune in for Pitch Your Pivot on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 from 6:00-8:00pm.

Five finalists have been selected to deliver a pitch conveying how they have pivoted or saw an opportunity to modify their business during this challenging year of COVID-19.

The Winnings:
Top Prize: $5,000
2nd: $3,000
3rd: $2,000
4th & 5th: $1,000

Agenda:
6:00 – 6:30pm | Welcome & Introductions
6:30 – 7:15pm | Pitch Presentations & Judge Q&A
7:15 – 7:30pm | Judges Deliberation/Audience Q&A
7:30 – 7:35pm | Break
7:35 – 7:45pm | Winners Announced
7:45 – 8:00pm | Closing

Training Sessions (Open to the Public):

During the registration process you may select to attend these additional opportunities for business success:

11/17/20 6:00-7:30 pm EST
Revisiting Your Target Market: Has your business model pivoted? Use these tools to reevaluate your market size and customer profile so you can successfully tell your market story.

AND

11/24/20 6:00-7:30 pm EST
Make Your Numbers Work For You: Plan for business success by understanding your profit & loss statement and balance sheet.

Zoom links will be provided in your registration confirmation email.

Dec
19
Sat
Linux Workshop
Dec 19 @ 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.

Jan
1
Fri
Rochester 2600
Jan 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Rochester 2600 is an information-security / hacker meetup that meets regularly at the hackerspace, Interlock Rochester. It’s a loosely organized group that hangs out, does presentations related to security and technology, and discusses a variety of topics throughout the night. All are welcome. Agenda usually includes: * a monthly information security news that’s relevant * [Usually] at least one presentation on a hacker-ish topic. Visit https://www.rochester2600.com for this month’s meeting details

Apr
15
Thu
DigiMarCon East 2021 – Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference & Exhibition @ New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge Hotel
Apr 15 – Apr 16 all-day
DigiMarCon East 2021 - Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference & Exhibition @ New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge Hotel

“DigiMarCon East 2021 is your chance to …
– Experience a safe and intimate gathering with marketing leaders and professionals in a clean and hygienic environment.
– Hear from some of the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing, media and advertising industry.
– Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices to move your business to the next level.
– Network with thought leaders, collaborate with your peers and build your professional network.

The 6th annual DigiMarCon East, the Premier Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference & Exhibition in the Eastern United States returns April 15th to 16th, 2021 at the luxurious New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge Hotel in New York City, NY. Join your peers in-person or online for 2-days jam packed with digital marketing best practices, latest trends, practical solutions, strategy and networking, also check out the next generation of technology & innovation; Internet, Mobile, AdTech, MarTech & SaaS Technology.

Immerse yourself in topics like digital strategy, programmatic advertising, web experience management, usability / design, mobile marketing & retargeting, customer engagement, user acquisition, social media marketing, targeting & optimization, video marketing, data science & big data, web analytics & A/B testing, email marketing, content marketing, conversion rate optimization, search engine optimization, paid search marketing, geo-targeting, predictive analysis & attribution, growth hacking, conversion rate optimization, growth marketing tools, marketing & sales automation, sustainable growth strategies, product marketing & UX / UI and much, much more!

At DigiMarCon East 2021, you will receive all the elements you need to achieve digital marketing success! Conventional thought will be challenged, new ways of thinking will emerge, and you will leave with your head, notebooks and professional toolkit full of action items and ideas to lead and supercharge your agency / team / account to even greater success.

Be a part of DigiMarCon East 2021 and discover how to thrive and succeed as a marketer in a rapidly evolving digital world. Top keynotes, case studies, strategy sessions, networking and more in a safe and hygienic environment!

See why people keep coming back year after year to this must-attend event! Register and secure your seat today.

For more details visit https://digimarconeast.com.”