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Jan
13
Wed
2021 Medical Device Innovation Challenge Accepting Applications Now through April 30, 2021 @ Central New York Biotech Accelerator
Jan 13 – Apr 30 all-day

CNY Biotech Accelerator’s 2021 Medical Device Innovation Challenge (MDIC)
Applications Accepted Now through April 30, 2021

We are now accepting applications for the 5th Annual CNY Biotech Accelerator (CNYBAC) Medical Device Innovation Challenge (MDIC).

We will select up to 5 MDIC US-based teams who receive intensive mentorship by quality, regulatory, CEO and other experts throughout the 6-month program. Teams may elect to participate virtually or receive free work space on-site within the CNYBAC Creation Garage with access to our Stratasys F170 3D Printer and shared equipment.

Additional opportunities include:

Paid stipend for commercialization services through the Syracuse University College of Law Innovation Law Center
Access to Student Engineering Capstone Design Programs
FDA Regulatory Guidance
Expansive Innovation Ecosystem and Networking opportunities
CNYBAC Concept to Commercialization Virtual Series and Manufacturing Workshop
For more information: https://www.cnybac.com/medical-device-innovation-challenge-in-the-national-grid-creation-garage/

Applications are accepted online until April 30: https://www.cnybac.com/medical-device-innovation-challenge-in-the-national-grid-creation-garage/mdic-2020-application/

Mar
3
Wed
Dating Entrepreneurship;Flirting With Business Start-Up Ideas & How to Step into Business @ Online
Mar 3 all-day

Business Ownership is likened to engaging a new relationship. There are unknowns, you might get hurt and you’ll discover things you don’t like about it. In the end it could be the love of your life if you learn what to do and what not to do; especially in a COVID/disaster environment.
Join SBDC Certified Business Advisor, Gina Marie Mangiamele, for an enlightening and insightful look at business Entrepreneurship’s steps to start-up.

GENIUS NY Live Application Chat – Zoom @ The Tech Garden
Mar 3 all-day
GENIUS NY Live Application Chat - Zoom @ The Tech Garden

Join us for a live application chat on GENIUS NY. Hear from the Director of GENIUS NY as he discusses the program in more detail, and covers the application process and judging criteria. There will also be time towards the end for Q/A from you!

GENIUS NY is the world’s largest accelerator in unmanned systems, IoT and big data. The program invests $3M in five startups each year as well as provides programming, business resources, mentors and more.

GENIUS NY is funded by Empire State Development and run out of The Tech Garden incubator in Syracuse, New York.

To learn more visit, www.geniusny.com.

Food for Thought Virtual Luncheon Series: What’s your global manufacturing strategy? @ Tech Valley Center of Gravity
Mar 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:20 pm
Food for Thought Virtual Luncheon Series: What's your global manufacturing strategy? @ Tech Valley Center of Gravity

Join us at the Manufacturing Incubator at Tech Valley Center of Gravity’s next virtual product development luncheon!

Our next topic in this series is Global Manufacturing & Reshoring with Rosemary Coates of the Reshoring Institute.

The time to act is now. That’s what many companies are feeling now that manufacturing risks and vulnerabilities have been exposed by the pandemic. Parts shipments have been delayed from Asia. Freight rates have doubled. Markets have changed and demand has shifted wildly. The economy is uncertain. What do we do now? We will discuss global manufacturing strategies and reshoring of manufacturing and sourcing.

Rosemary Coates is the Founder and Executive Director of the Reshoring Institute, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on expanding U.S. manufacturing. She is also the President of Blue Silk Consulting, a supply-chain management consulting firm.
Ms. Coates has been a management consultant for 25+ years, helping over 80 global supply chain clients worldwide. She is an Amazon.com best-selling author with five Supply Chain Management books, including the Reshoring Guidebook, 42 Rules for Sourcing and Manufacturing in China, and the Legal Blacksmith – How to Avoid and Defend Supply Chain Disputes. She also works as an Expert Witness on legal cases involving global supply chain disputes.

Rosemary serves on the Board of Directors at the University of San Diego Supply Chain Management Institute and teaches Global Supply Chain Strategy at UC Berkeley. She earned an MBA from the University of San Diego and a bachelor’s degree in business logistics from Arizona State University.

Mar
4
Thu
Mentorship+ Presents: Competition Overview for Regionals and Finals @ Online
Mar 4 all-day
Mentorship+ Presents: Competition Overview for Regionals and Finals @ Online

The New York Business Plan Competition is hosting an interactive, informational workshop outlining the regional and finals competition for this year’s NYBPC. Don’t miss this opportunity to get your questions answered. Whether you’ve already applied, are considering competing or want more information about this statewide program, join us on March 4, 2021 at 12pm.

Mar
8
Mon
International Women’s Day: #ChooseToChallenge @ Zoom
Mar 8 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
International Women’s Day: #ChooseToChallenge @ Zoom

From challenge comes change. In celebration of women’s achievements, this 90 minute event will explore what it takes to create change. Through the stories of successful professionals, founders and small business owners who meet challenge head on, we will learn what drives them in pursuit of personal and professional success, equality and inclusiveness.

Presented by: Blackstone Launchpad, WISE Women’s Business Center, and Gwen, Inc.
Sponsored by: Community Bank System, Inc.

Agenda:

March 8, 12:30 – 2pm
• Welcome
• Keynote
• Breakout Panel Sessions #1 or 2 (choose during registration)
• Closing

*You will receive a Zoom link for the event by the morning of 3/8, emailed to you. There will be only one Zoom link for the event.

Panel 1: #ChoosetoChallenge: How Embracing Challenge can Drive Change

Panel Members: Catherine Richardson (moderator), Kimberly Townsend, Kelsey Davis, Caeresa Richardson

From challenge comes change. Think for a moment about the pioneers and the leaders you look up to as role models. They likely have something in common – the ability to embrace change. Join a discussion with four powerful change agents who are embracing challenge and entrepreneurial thinking as a mode of operation.

During this session, participants will:

• Explore changing the status quo through the lens of a GenZ digital tech start-up, a pioneer in law, a small business owner who succeeded through the pandemic, and a leader in healthcare operating a large and innovative organization in the most challenging times imaginable.

• Discuss how entrepreneurial thinking impacts decision making in times of crisis

• Hear best practices for cultivating a growth mindset

• Identify ways to apply this information in the workplace or small business

Panel 2: The Art of Sistering: The Importance of Diverse Women Supporting Each Other in the Workplace

Panel Members: Gwen Webber-McLeod (moderator), Indaria Jones, Bryony Grealish, Michelle Horton, Diana Jaramillo

It is all too common to hear this statement from women in the workforce, “I prefer working with men. Working with women is too difficult.”

Trend data indicates, within the next 10 years 85% of new entrants into the workforce will be female, millennial and people of color. Given this demographic reality it is imperative for women to be intentional about building high trust relationships with the diverse groups of women they work with daily. In fact, many of the most successful women in our region would say this is a core leadership competency for emerging and established women leaders.

During this session participants will:

• Explore why it is important for women to support other women in the workplace

• Discuss the dynamics of leading at the intersection of gender and/or race

• Hear best practices for supporting women in the workplace from a diverse panel of women practicing this leadership competency

• Identify ways to apply this information in the workplace

Mar
10
Wed
Founders Chat with Rosie – Zoom @ The Tech Garden
Mar 10 all-day

Join The Tech Garden for our recurring Founders’ Chat series where we chat with the stars of our startup ecosystem and learn from their successes, road bumps, and experience of building and scaling their businesses right here in Central New York.

Rosie (Tech Garden alum) is the industry-leading online grocery shopping platform for mobile and web. Through strategic partnerships with major retailers, wholesalers, and suppliers across the US, Rosie is able to connect with new customers via digital commerce.

In February of 2021, Rosie completed a $10 million round of financing led by Avenue Growth Partners. Rosie was recognized by IBM in 2014 as the top startup in North America for its unique ability to provide streamlined online shopping tools, comprehensive delivery logistics packages, and proprietary data analytics. Since then, Rosie has built relationships with hundreds of retailers nationwide.

WISE-Power Hour-Vetting Your Small Business Idea @ Zoom
Mar 10 all-day
WISE-Power Hour-Vetting Your Small Business Idea @ Zoom

A lunch hour conversation around important small business topics!

About this Event
Join the WISE WBC Coaching Team via Zoom for an energetic lunch hour conversation around important small business topics. Each week will feature a central topic (and on occasion guest expert) to discuss best practices that will challenge you to push your ideas and strategies even further.

Offered the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month, from 12-1pm — Select date to attend during registration

Location: Zoom

Mar
15
Mon
WISE Women’s Business Center Orientation @ Zoom
Mar 15 @ 12:00 pm
WISE Women's Business Center Orientation @ Zoom

Interested in learning more about WISE Women’s Business Center and our services? Join us for an orientation.

WISE is one of over 100 Women’s Business Centers in the US. WISE is funded in part by the Small Business Administration, and hosted by the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. We are located in the heart of Central New York, Syracuse.
WISE helps women start and grow their own businesses. WISE offers free business counseling and targeted training sessions to encourage strategy and access to smart resources and capital.
This orientation will cover WISE services, what you can expect from these services, and how we can help! We will give an overview of the center, personnel, resources available, and other information to help you navigate our services.
Who should attend? People in the greater CNY and Upstate NY area looking to start a business, or seeking help in growing their existing business

Location: Zoom

Mar
16
Tue
Building Blocks for Starting a Business @ Zoom
Mar 16 all-day
Building Blocks for Starting a Business @ Zoom

Learn the basic ideas on determining a need in the marketplace, target marketing, and building your support team.

The Building Blocks for Starting a Business
Tuesday, March 16th, 5-6:30pm

Mar
24
Wed
Building Blocks for Starting a Business @ Zoom
Mar 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Building Blocks for Starting a Business @ Zoom

Join us for an introduction to entrepreneurship and starting a business! Learn the basic ideas on determining a need in the marketplace, target marketing, and building your support team.

The Building Blocks for Starting a Business

Wednesday, March 24th, 5-6:30pm

Location: Zoom

Mar
25
Thu
Invest NY: Industry 4.0 @ Online
Mar 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Invest NY: Industry 4.0 @ Online

Discover innovations in technologies that power manufacturing into the 21st century. New York has significant infrastructure and investment in commercializing new technologies in advanced manufacturing, hardware devices, IoT and other related sectors. Join us to meet startups, CEOs, investors and industry experts. The event will be held on March 25 online. You’ll have the chance to:
– Meet innovative startups
– Hear from active investors
– Learn from industry experts
– Build your personal network

Apr
7
Wed
CCMR Facilities 101 Workshop _ Virtual – Free! @ Virtual:https://www.ccmr.cornell.edu/industry/facilities-101-workshop/
Apr 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
CCMR Facilities 101 Workshop _ Virtual - Free! @ Virtual:https://www.ccmr.cornell.edu/industry/facilities-101-workshop/

The workshop is an industry-focused introduction to the laboratories, equipment, and staff associated with the Cornell Center for Materials Research, CCMR. This Virtual workshop provides an opportunity to meet our technical staff, take a virtual tour of our labs, see equipment demonstrations, and discuss the technical challenges related to materials that you company faces with an expert.The CCMR is funded by the National Science Foundation, with the mission to perform cutting-edge materials research. The goal of the NYS-funded CCMR Industrial Partnerships Program is to promote technology transfer and economic development. The Program offers to industry low-cost, timely and flexible access to technical expertise in advanced materials (through Cornell faculty and students) and to sophisticated instruments. CCMR has worked with companies in industries ranging from microelectronics and medical diagnostics to apparel and agriculture on technology validation, product development, and expansion to wider markets.

Apr
8
Thu
Urban Tech’s 25th Anniversary Virtual Benefit @ Online
Apr 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Urban Tech's 25th Anniversary Virtual Benefit @ Online

The National Urban Technology Center will host its 25th anniversary with a virtual celebration on Thursday, April 8, 2021, from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm. The charitable event is hosted by award-winning actors Annette Bening, Hill Harper, and Ted Danson. The evening will feature a virtual reception followed by an inspiring program, online auction, and special tributes to the 2021 honorees, Bruce Mosler (“Corporate Leadership Honoree”), Kathy Bransford Zukerman (“Jubilee Honoree”), and Ray and Vivan Scott Chew (Distinguished Services Honorees”). Musical entertainment will be provided by the Christian Cultural Center (CCC) and Pink Martini. Funds raised through the virtual benefit will make it possible for Urban Tech to provide disadvantaged families with the training and technological tools to improve their children’s academic success during the pandemic. For more information, visit UrbanTechBenefit.org.

Apr
14
Wed
How the North Country Keeps the World Moving @ Virtual Event
Apr 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

How the North Country Keeps the World Moving is where the transportation industry will connect in a powerful virtual format. It’s the place to gain expert insights, network with other leaders, and meet New York State resources who can help your business grow.
Come join the rest of the transportation ecosystem as we work together to find the way forward during COVID-19 and beyond. This isn’t just another Zoom call. Remo, FuzeHub’s digital conference platform, is about interaction.

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.”

Apr
28
Wed
DigiMarCon At Home 2021 – Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference @ online
Apr 28 all-day
DigiMarCon At Home 2021 - Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference @ online

DigiMarCon At Home 2021 is your chance to …
– 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 At Home, the Premier Virtual Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference will be held April 28th to 29th, 2021, available live stream and on-demand. Join your peers online for 2-days jam packed with digital marketing best practices, latest trends, practical solutions, strategy and networking.

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 At Home 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 At Home 2021 and discover how to thrive and succeed as a marketer in a rapidly evolving digital world.

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://digimarconathome.com.

Jun
9
Wed
CCMR Symposium – June 9, 2021- High-performance soft materials: from bioinspiration to synthesis and fabrication! @ Virtual
Jun 9 @ 8:45 am – 3:45 pm
CCMR Symposium – June 9, 2021- High-performance soft materials: from bioinspiration to synthesis and fabrication! @ Virtual

Lectures and networking opportunities to meet leaders in the field from industry and academia.A new generation of engineering applications, propelled by industry and government led initiatives, has created an array of challenges towards enhancing the performance capabilities of soft materials. This effort has focused on a variety of goals, including the development of novel soft materials that 1) can match the natural properties of biological tissues, 2) are responsive to external multi-physical stimuli and 3) can function in structural and load bearing applications. Applications in tissue engineering, bioengineering, soft robotics, flexible electronics, energetic materials and structural design, all pose requirements towards optimizing combinations of material properties, such as strength, toughness, fatigue resistance, lubricity, and wear resistance. For example recent advances have led to the development of double network hydrogels, soft composites, as well as hydrogels and elastomers with dynamic bonds which all are designed towards improved material properties. Bioinspiration and multiscale understanding of the underlying mechanisms that govern the material behavior prove to be extremely important for informing the design and generation of soft materials, devices, and implants. At the same time, advancements in fabrication techniques such as 3D printing are expanding the application space of soft materials. The acceleration of soft material design needs to be supported by the concurrent evolution of fabrication and characterization techniques so that existing shortcomings of soft materials are overcome.

The goal of this symposium is to bring together experts in the characterization, design, fabrication, and application of high performance soft material to discuss recent developments in the field and priorities for interdisciplinary approaches to moving the field forward.

Jul
21
Wed
DigiMarCon America 2021 – Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference @ Online
Jul 21 all-day
DigiMarCon America 2021 - Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference @ Online

“DigiMarCon America 2021 is your chance to …
– 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 America, the Premier Virtual Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference in America will be held July 21st to 22nd, 2021, available live stream and on-demand. Join your peers online for 2-days jam packed with digital marketing best practices, latest trends, practical solutions, strategy and networking.

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 America 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 America 2021 and discover how to thrive and succeed as a marketer in a rapidly evolving digital world.

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://digimarconamerica.com.”