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SciTech Panel at LeMoyne College
Steve Raines - UNY50 Leadership Network
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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
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/

Jan
21
Thu
Building Blocks for Starting a Business @ Zoom
Jan 21 @ 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, unique selling points, and building your support team.

Jan
26
Tue
Cybersecurity Webinar #5: General Advice and Pointers @ Webinar
Jan 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

In this session, we’ll review the themes of the prior seminars and how to prepare and protect your business for working in the cyber threat environment that is a reality today. What are the key things you should have in place to inform and guide your organization and what practices should you employ to effectively defend your company?
Topics that are covered include: Internal training, employee handbooks, effective access control, and periodic review of your practices (audits). We’ll talk about those and additional resources available to help you get there including the New York State 2020 Cybersecurity Assistance- Self Assessment Training Cohort and Grant.

Investment & Inclusion Series: Amplifying Funders Of Color @ Online Zoom Event
Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Investment & Inclusion Series: Amplifying Funders Of Color @ Online Zoom Event

Increasing funding for #NewMajority founders also means increasing the number of BIPOC making investment decisions at VC firms, and increasing their access to making angel investments. We’ll be talking to new funds by and for new majority groups and to organizations training the next generation of investors of color. We’ll explore policy changes and initiatives that are being undertaken to grow this group into decision makers – not just associates – and actions that can be taken by ecosystem players to support these initiatives.

Jan
27
Wed
CNYBAC Virtual Series: Venture Capital & Corporate Venturing- Finding the Right Fit & Mix @ Central New York Biotech Accelerator
Jan 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

CNY Biotech Accelerator, Upstate Medical University presents

Venture Capital & Corporate Venturing – Finding the Right Fit & Mix
Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST

David J Novak, Esq., Managing Director, General Counsel, United Force Capital LLC and Dr. Jackson Streeter, Director, University of Florida, Innovate Venture Fund

Biotech investments require large capital commitments, extended investment horizons and the right collaborative team to persevere through the multi-phased process. This briefing will provide an overview of the venture capital and corporate strategic investment options. We’ll also explore public funding pathways including the Small Business Innovation Research Programs of the NSF and DoD. Finally, we’ll examine other Biotech accelerators to determine best practices and discuss relevant success stories.

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://upstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0qdu6uqzotG9WfiXyCyDy5FKF_1dE1Ayih

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Attendees include: Startup Companies; Faculty, Nurse and Student Innovators; Incubators and Accelerators; Investors; Innovation Resource Partners; Service Providers and Mentors

Contact for more info: cnybac@upstate.edu

CNYBAC Virtual Series: Venture Capital & Corporate Venturing – Finding the Right Fit & Mix @ Virtual
Jan 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

CNY Biotech Accelerator, Upstate Medical University presents

Venture Capital & Corporate Venturing – Finding the Right Fit & Mix
Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST 

David J Novak, Esq., Managing Director, General Counsel, United Force Capital LLC and Dr. Jackson Streeter, Director, University of Florida, Innovate Venture Fund

Biotech investments require large capital commitments, extended investment horizons and the right collaborative team to persevere through the multi-phased process.  This briefing will provide an overview of the venture capital and corporate strategic investment options. We’ll also explore public funding pathways including the Small Business Innovation Research Programs of the NSF and DoD. Finally, we’ll examine other Biotech accelerators to determine best practices and discuss relevant success stories.

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://upstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0qdu6uqzotG9WfiXyCyDy5FKF_1dE1Ayih

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Attendees include:  Startup Companies; Faculty, Nurse and Student Innovators; Incubators and Accelerators; Investors; Innovation Resource Partners; Service Providers and Mentors

Contact for more info:  cnybac@upstate.edu

Jan
28
Thu
Invest NY: Health & Wellbeing @ Online
Jan 28 all-day
Invest NY: Health & Wellbeing @ Online

Innovation in the healthcare sector in New York is exciting and extensive. Please join us to meet startups, CEOs, investors and industry experts at Invest NY: Health & Wellbeing. The event will be held on January 28 online. You’ll have the chance to
– Meet innovative startups
– Hear from active investors
– Learn from industry experts
– Build your personal network

Intro & Overview of Venture For ClimateTech @ Zoom
Jan 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Intro & Overview of Venture For ClimateTech @ Zoom

An introduction to Venture For ClimateTech and how to apply with Managing Director, Jacqueline Ros Amable.

Are you working on an idea that could help address the climate crisis?
Venture For ClimateTech, a new global non-profit venture studio + accelerator for climate tech innovators, is accepting applications for its first cohort through March 12th.

Join us for a virtual info session with Managing Director, Jacqueline Ros Amable, to learn:

-How Venture For ClimateTech can help you launch your climate tech innovation and build your team with non-dilutive funding (minimum $25k, up to $125k), training, strategic connections, plus financial support for early hires.

-How Venture For ClimateTech’s network of investors, perk partners, and mentors can give you exposure to the larger climate tech ecosystem and a path to success.

-The types of climate tech innovators that are a good fit for the six-month virtual program.

-The nuts and bolts of the application process.

This is a virtual event. Zoom details will be shared via email with all registrants prior to the event.

Invest New York: Health & Wellbeing presented by Upstate Capital and NYSTAR @ Virtual
Jan 28 @ 12:00 pm
Invest New York: Health & Wellbeing presented by Upstate Capital and NYSTAR @ Virtual

Innovation in the healthcare sector in New York is exciting and extensive. Please join us to meet startups, CEOs, investors and industry experts at Invest NY: Health & Wellbeing. The event will be held on January 28 online.  Keynote Speaker:  Vikram Agrawal, President, CEO, & Co-Founder, Levrx.

You’ll have the chance to

  • Meet innovative startups
  • Hear from active investors
  • Learn from industry experts
  • Build your personal network

More info: https://www.investny.net/health-wellbeing

Register at:  https://upsca.memberclicks.net/health-wellbeing#/

Feb
4
Thu
CNYBAC Virtual Series: The Center for Advanced Microelectronics Manufacturing (CAMM) @ Virtual
Feb 4 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

CNY Biotech Accelerator, Upstate Medical University presents

 The Center for Advanced Microelectronics Manufacturing (CAMM), Binghamton University
Thursday, February 4, 2021
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST

Mark Poliks, Director, CAMM, Professor, Systems Science and Industrial Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering Program and Mark Schadt, Associate Director, CAMM

NextFlex designated Binghamton University as the New York “Node” for its flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) initiative in 2018. As the NextFlex New York Node, Binghamton designs, develops and manufactures tools; process materials and products for flexible hybrid electronics; and attracts, trains and employs an advanced manufacturing workforce, building on the region’s existing electronics manufacturing base.  This presentation will highlight the capabilities within CAMM as a Center of Excellence with goals to map emerging flexible electronic technologies, validate the design of flexible electronic manufacturing capabilities, develop process technologies and demonstrate low-volume device manufacturing and the services they provide to startup companies.

This is a free virtual program.  To register:
https://upstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwocOiprzMpGNYNE6Ewp3bsc_F5OxVqOr8i
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Attendees include:  Startup Companies; Faculty, Nurse and Student Innovators; Incubators and Accelerators; Investors; Innovation Resource Partners; Service Providers and Mentors

CNYBAC Virtual Series: The Center for Advanced Microelectronics Manufacturing, Binghamton University @ Central New York Biotech Accelerator
Feb 4 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

CNY Biotech Accelerator, Upstate Medical University presents

The Center for Advanced Microelectronics Manufacturing (CAMM), Binghamton University
Thursday, February 4, 2021
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST

Mark Poliks, Director, CAMM, Professor, Systems Science and Industrial Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering Program and Mark Schadt, Associate Director, CAMM

NextFlex designated Binghamton University as the New York “Node” for its flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) initiative in 2018. As the NextFlex New York Node, Binghamton designs, develops and manufactures tools; process materials and products for flexible hybrid electronics; and attracts, trains and employs an advanced manufacturing workforce, building on the region’s existing electronics manufacturing base. This presentation will highlight the capabilities within CAMM as a Center of Excellence with goals to map emerging flexible electronic technologies, validate the design of flexible electronic manufacturing capabilities, develop process technologies and demonstrate low-volume device manufacturing and the services they provide to startup companies.

This is a free virtual program. To register:
https://upstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwocOiprzMpGNYNE6Ewp3bsc_F5OxVqOr8i
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Attendees include: Startup Companies; Faculty, Nurse and Student Innovators; Incubators and Accelerators; Investors; Innovation Resource Partners; Service Providers and Mentors

Feb
9
Tue
How Support & Funding at the Very Early Stage Can Accelerate Businesses @ Zoom
Feb 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
How Support & Funding at the Very Early Stage Can Accelerate Businesses @ Zoom

Venture For ClimateTech, a new global non-profit venture studio + accelerator for climate tech innovators, is addressing the gap in support and funding for early-stage innovations that exists today.

Join us for a virtual info session with Venture For ClimateTech Senior Manager, Chante Harris, and CEOs from successful climate tech companies that have gone through similar accelerator programs.

Among our speakers is Dr. Gabriel Rodriguez-Calero, CEO & Co-Founder of Ecolectro, a NEXUS-NY graduate developing a membrane for an alkaline fuel cell that has the potential to substantially reduce fuel cell costs by eliminating the need for expensive precious metal catalysts, unlocking the hydrogen economy.

Attendees will learn:

How participation in a program like Venture For ClimateTech helped climate tech innovators connect with the funding, training, and resources necessary to launch their companies.
How to assess if Venture For ClimateTech is right for you, and the steps to apply for the virtual program’s inaugural cohort.

This is a virtual event. Zoom details will be shared via email with all registrants prior to the event.

Feb
10
Wed
CNYBAC Medical Device Innovation Challenge Graduation Event @ Central New York Biotect Accelerator
Feb 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:45 pm

CNY Biotech Accelerator, Upstate Medical University

Medical Device Innovation Challenge (MDIC) Graduation Event

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
3:00 – 4:45 p.m. EST

Meet our early stage startup graduates – hear about their exciting device technology and milestones achieved:

Advanced Fetal Monitoring
Assistance in Motion
BioFlow
Icarus Biomedical
Vita Innovations
Hear also from Souvik Paul of CathBuddy, a 2019 MDIC graduate and program mentor.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://upstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMsceqgpz0vGNOR3H6zevSVj48OIbV-2Ly8
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Feb
11
Thu
The Path Forward: A Proactive Approach To Business Continuity Planning @ Webinar
Feb 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

If the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed one thing to manufacturers, it’s how unprepared most of us were for such an event. Companies producing everything from PPE and ventilators to anti-bacterial wipes and toilet paper were forced to react with little to no warning. The best lesson we can all take away from this is that, going forward, we should all take a much more proactive and strategic approach to running our businesses.

Feb
25
Thu
Open Q&A Session: How to Be a Competitive Applicant @ Zoom
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Open Q&A Session: How to Be a Competitive Applicant @ Zoom

Interested in applying to Venture For ClimateTech?

Venture For ClimateTech, a new global non-profit venture studio + accelerator for climate tech innovators, is accepting applications for its first cohort through March 12th.

Join us for a Q&A session with our Managing Director, Jacqueline Ros Amable, and New Venture Specialist, Devin Sandon. Attendees will get an overview of the program, how to apply, what makes a strong application.

This is a virtual event. Zoom details will be shared via email with all registrants prior to the event.

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.

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.”