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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
Nov
28
Tue
VETCON 2017 @ The Desmond Hotel
Nov 28 – Nov 29 all-day

VETCON is a conference series dedicated to the education and professional growth of veterans, through networking with entrepreneurs and industry leaders from every level of American business. Designed to assist veterans in overcoming some of the challenges they face as they transition from service into civilian life.

[Partner Event] Grow Your Business Online With Google @ The Dramatic Hall in Peekskill Central Market
Nov 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Are you a small business owner in the Greater Hudson Valley area?  This is a FREE workshop that can help you claim, build and optimize your online digital profile – with help from Google experts. This is a placeholder for creating awareness about the event.  This is NOT a developer event.  You do NOT need technical expertise to attend and beginners and small business owners are particularly welcome!  The event is free but you must register HERE. Please spread the word to small business owners in the Greater Hudson Valley region! Grow Your Business Online (GYBO) WORKSHOP (1 hr 15 mins) • Learn the basics of how other people find your business online, with methods like search engine optimization (SEO), web analytics, and more. • Run your business more efficiently with online tools, including applications for improving collaboration and communication. • Learn about website best practices.Get found on Google Search and Maps (1 hr) Customers will be able to find your business in Google.com search results, Google Maps, and on mobile devices with Google My Business. It’s the easiest way for your business to be found online, no matter where people are looking for you. Get hands-on help creating or updating your business information on Google. ABOUT the Get Your Business Online (GYOB) initiative from Google.

Monthly Organizer’s Meeting
Nov 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For too long there has been shroud of mystery on the inner workings of the RocPy organization! We would invite our fellow members to join us for our monthly organizer’s meeting!
We enjoy food, drink and most importantly, plan our upcoming meetings of RocPy.
This group would be nothing if not for your attendance and support, consider joining us!
Usually, it’s every 4th Tuesday of the month.

Social Night Potluck
Nov 28 @ 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.

Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS @ Quackenbush Building
Nov 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

• What we’ll doThis is the PERFECT night to come by the Center of Gravity and get a feel for this amazing creative community. Get a tour, get social, get your questions answered and get some quality pot luck. You never know WHAT the fare might be on TVCOG Pot Luck Nights! Could be anything from “Tacos Tuesday,” to “Can You Fry It?” to “Nitrogen Ice Cream” and more. • What to bringIf you’re coming for the pot luck, bring something to share. It can be appetizers, an entree, salad, chips & dip, a dessert, even beverages are welcome. • Important to knowCheck our Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_228909937126448

Hack Night at Interlock
Nov 28 @ 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.

Sound and Music in Famitracker @ Buffalo Game Space
Nov 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Music and audio are some of the most effective ways of creating atmosphere in a game. In this session, musician and designer Anthony Swinnich will teach attendees how to craft music and sound for their own games with the chiptune music creation program Famitracker, a NES-focused music tracker. Cost: • $40 for non-members  • $24 for Bronze Members  • $20 for Silver Members  • $10 for Gold Members Tickets for this workshop available at BigCartel. Want to attend the entire series? Get the Season Pass and save! Grab yours today.

Zero To Maker Series – Fiber Arts / Crafts / Glass Cutting
Nov 28 @ 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.

Nov
29
Wed
Startup School: Perfecting Your Pitch with Rob Hunter of HigherMe
Nov 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Join Rob Hunter, CEO of HigherMe, on November 29 at 12 PM in LEARN at the Innovation Center to learn the principles of perfecting your pitch. In a casual ‘ask anything’ format, Rob will provide pitch tips, advice, and stories from his successful pitching experience. Bring your questions, ideas, and challenges to be addressed. The session will be followed by a Q&A with Rob. Learn more about Rob Hunter and HigherMe below:

HigherMe helps retail and hourly employers find, screen, and hire better employees faster. Companies like Dunkin’ Donuts and Panera Bread trust us with the most important part of their operation: their people.

We provide a suite of software tools that help improve efficiency, but we’re also a growing network of candidates for hourly jobs, allowing us to also sell access to candidates.

Customers report significant time savings, reductions in turnover, and the ability to quickly and consistently hire higher-quality employees. We’re backed by great investors like Y Combinator and Barbara Corcoran Venture Partners.

Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

Organizer of Startup School: Perfecting Your Pitch with Rob Hunter of HigherMe

The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc. (BNMC) is a non-profit organization formed in 2002 to facilitate collaboration and address shared issues among member institutions that form the 120-acre Medical Campus and our surrounding neighborhoods.

Our team builds on the assets of our world-class Medical Campus – known for its clinical care, research, and education – to support its mission of furthering economic growth, igniting urban revitalization, and building a strong, thriving community.

2017 SEDC Holiday Celebration @ Gideon Putnam
Nov 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Kick-off the holiday season with fellow business and community leaders as we celebrate the year’s economic growth impact at the beautiful and historic Gideon Putnam. Enjoy exceptional food in festive surroundings connecting with colleagues and friends. We look forward to enjoying some holiday cheer with you!

Cost Per Person:
$40.00 for Member Investors and their Guests
$60.00 for Non-Members

Cash Bar

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS 11/24/17
Contact Name: Susan Rowland
Contact Phone: 518-587-0945
Contact E-mail: srowland@saratogaedc.com

Nov
30
Thu
Fall 2017 Commercialization Academy DEMO DAY @ Griffiss Institute
Nov 30 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fall 2017 Commercialization Academy DEMO DAY @ Griffiss Institute | Rome | New York | United States

Celebrate four months of accomplishment with the four startups of the Fall 2017 AFRL Commercialization Academy cohort! The hard work and dedication by each startup will culminate with a pitch competition and networking at Demo Day, Thursday, November 30, at Griffiss Institute, Rome, NY! Please join us and help grow the entrepreneurial network here in New York State by helping to launch innovators toward success!

Griffiss Institute and Wasabi Ventures would like to invite you to join the four startups of the Fall 2017 Commercialization Academy cohort as they pitch a panel of judges, and live audience, on the companies they have built around Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate (AFRL/RI) technology. A judges’ vote and an audience vote will be held, with two cash prizes of $15,000 and $5,000, respectively, to be given to the winners of the two best pitches of the day.

That means each startup will have the opportunity to win much-needed seed money!

The four New York State-based startups are: GivDapps, Good People Engery, Inky’s Bookshelf, and Let’s Chat About It. Over the last four months, these entrepreneurs have received an abundance of tools and resources, including a startup educational platform that has taught each of them the logistics of building a startup.

We’ll also welcome back previous Judges’ Choice winners, Mentis Technologies (Spring 2017), and InfluenceLogic (Fall 2015, formerly VidFall), to provide updates on their companies. At the Spring 2017 Demo Day, Mentis Technologies won the Judges’ Choice Award and E-Health Now won the Audience Choice Award.

Open Hack
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

• What we’ll doLooking 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.

Weekly Bitcoin/Blockchain Meetup (Thursdays)
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The meetup is lightly structured to bring as much value as possible to everyone involved.

6pm  Networking
—–30-45 min meeting starts—–
6:30pm  What’s new this week?
6:40pm  New Member Introductions
6:45pm  Upcoming ICO’s
7pm  Topic(s) of the week
—–30-45 min meeting ends—–
7:15pm  Networking

Stitch & Sip Open Crafting at the Center of Gravity
Nov 30 @ 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
Nov 30 @ 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.

SolidWorks Meetup
Nov 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The 3D printing syndicate attends the SolidWorks Meetup, Join us! 🙂

Dec
1
Fri
RocGrowth Coffee @ Carlson Cowork
Dec 1 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
RocGrowth Coffee @ Carlson Cowork | Rochester | New York | United States

A networking event designed to facilitate USEFUL collisions by sharing inspiring stories and empowering the new generation of entrepreneurs in Rochester.

What is RocGrowth Coffee?
An informal, morning event designed to facilitate USEFUL collisions by sharing inspiring stories and empowering the new generation of entrepreneurs in Rochester. Free coffee and bagels will be provided by our underwriters.  This event is affiliated with RocGrowth Candids.

Why attend?
To meet and befriend other Rochester innovators and become familiar with potentially helpful resources.  RocGrowth Coffee is a way for you to hear about new ideas, offer YOUR assistance, and announce YOUR ideas to a community of thinkers, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists!

Format:
Each RocGrowth Coffee will highlight several pre-selected local innovators. These entrepreneurs will have a few minutes to introduce themselves and describe their endeavor.  Most importantly, they will request from the community some specific form of support. This could range from technical skills to customer identification.

The audience (YOU) will be able to connect with each other and the entrepreneurs, before and after the presentations, over coffee and breakfast.  Most of the time will be dedicated to unstructured networking.

You too can present! 
If you would like to be among the innovators who present to the group for THREE minutes, e-mail info@rocgrowth.com.  Briefly introduce yourself, explain a project or business you’ve started, and make a request for specific assistance.  We have limited the number of presenters to four.

eLab Pitch Night NYC @ WilmerHale Building, Floor 45
Dec 1 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

We welcome you to join us at eLab’s Pitch Night NYC, held at the beautiful WilmerHale building on December 1st from 4:30-7:30 PM. After a semester of developing their startup concepts in Cornell’s student startup accelerator, 15 teams will pitch to an audience of students, faculty, and alums as they seek potential advisors to help develop their companies. Pitch Night NYC is an opportunity to connect with startups pursuing innovative business ideas, as well as connect with Cornell in NYC.

For security purposes, all guests must RSVP individually no later than 48 hours in advance. RSVP here to join us!

RocGrowth Candids @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre
Dec 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
RocGrowth Candids @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre | Rochester | New York | United States

RocGrowth Candids is a bi-monthly event featuring local entrepreneurs who share their personal stories and lessons learned building successful businesses.

First Friday @ Koffman Southern Tier Incubator
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Official 2600 Meeting @ Starbucks
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Rochester 2600
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Rochester 2600 is an information-security / hacker meetup that meets regularly at the hackerspace, Interlock Rochester. It’s a loosely organized group that hangs out, does presentations related to security and technology, and discusses a variety of topics throughout the night. All are welcome. Agenda usually includes:

a monthly information security news that’s relevant
at least one presentation on a hacker-ish topic.

Visit https://www.rochester2600.com for this month’s meeting details.

Dec
2
Sat
DevFestNYC: 2-day Google Developers Conference in NYC @ Galvanize
Dec 2 @ 8:30 am – Dec 3 @ 5:30 pm

GDG Hudson Valley is an official COMMUNITY PARTNER on the GDG NYC DevFest.  RSVPs on this site do NOT provide admittance to DevFest. You must purchase a ticket in order to attend. This meetup placeholder is for information purposes only & to allow me to send periodic updates/news about related content.  TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: http://bit.ly/devfestnyc17-tix (First 25 tickets): Use PROMO code ILOVEHUDSONVALLEY to get tickets for 30% off the listed price. This means just $35 for 1-day tickets & $63 for full-conference pass. If quota runs out, use PROMO code GET_READY_FOR_2018 to get the lower 20% discount while tickets are still available. DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS: Are you a woman, POC, LGBTQ or an under-represented minority in tech?  If you can’t afford the ticket costs but could use access to the networking, knowledge & training from this event, APPLY FOR  A SCHOLARSHIP HERE: we want you there and will do our best to accommodate as many people as possible.. WEBSITE:  Will be updated this week. Please follow @nitya, @gdg_nyc or @devfestnyc for updates on Twitter. TENTATIVE SCHEDULE FOR DAY 1: TECH TALKS TENTATIVE AGENDA FOR DAY 2 PLUS:  NODEBOTS BATTLE (ADULTS/KID PAIR PROGRAMMING) Learn more and apply here to get a special ticket to bring your kids/team!! We hope to have robots/kits for up to 16 teams so sign up asap. We really want to encourage a new generation of kids (5+ yrs and in K-12 is ideal)  to come pair program with an adult (parent or community mentor) and get excited about robotics & computer science so please do encourage your kids or friends to come join this & cheer on the participants! ALSO: APP FEST FIREBASE HACKATHON!. Want to participate in this? You need a special ticket.  We already have a full set of hackers – but we can take about 10 more. So if you haven’t applied, do so now. Final lists go out week of Nov 19. Apply here.

Dec
4
Mon
Building an Effective Retirement Strategy @ thINCubator
Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Establishment of Mass Mutual will help you brush up on things you could be doing to make sure you are financially ready when the time comes to retire. Great timing for before 2018 kicks off. Plus, who can say no to food and open bar? Limited seats available.

Whether you’re 5, 20 or 40 years away from retirement there are things you can be doing today to make sure you’re financially ready when the time comes. Join us at this special event and learn how to navigate whatever the future holds.

Hors d’oeuvres and open bar will be provided starting at 5:30 p.m.

BGS Music Meetup
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Are you a musician interested in writing songs for games? A chiptune enthusiast? Or just interested in video game tunes? Then come meet likeminded creators and listeners at our monthly BGS Music Meetup!
BGS Music Meetup is a free and open to the public event.

Dec
5
Tue
Startup School: From Concept to Prototype with Product Logic
Dec 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The challenges of product innovation multiply exponentially when the innovator reaches the proof-of- concept stage of development. Learn about the stages of product development leading up to prototyping, the typical challenges encountered and technology options to consider when an innovation moves through the many stage of prototype development.

Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

Organizer of Startup School: From Concept to Prototype with Product Logic

The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc. (BNMC) is a non-profit organization formed in 2002 to facilitate collaboration and address shared issues among member institutions that form the 120-acre Medical Campus and our surrounding neighborhoods.

Our team builds on the assets of our world-class Medical Campus – known for its clinical care, research, and education – to support its mission of furthering economic growth, igniting urban revitalization, and building a strong, thriving community.

Binghamton University Student Idea Pitch @ Binghamton University, UU 111
Dec 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Have an idea for a new business? Come pitch to your peers, win some door prizes and a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card!

Tuesday Tech Talk (First Tuesday of the month)
Dec 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Come hang out at the Rev tech incubator! As per usual, we will have interesting talks, good conversation, refreshments.

Social Night Potluck
Dec 5 @ 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.

Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Dec 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

• What we’ll doThis is the PERFECT night to come by the Center of Gravity and get a feel for this amazing creative community. Get a tour, get social, get your questions answered and get some quality pot luck. You never know WHAT the fare might be on TVCOG Pot Luck Nights! Could be anything from “Tacos Tuesday,” to “Can You Fry It?” to “Nitrogen Ice Cream” and more. • What to bringIf you’re coming for the pot luck, bring something to share. It can be appetizers, an entree, salad, chips & dip, a dessert, even beverages are welcome. • Important to knowCheck our Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_228909937126448