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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
Oct
27
Tue
NYS Innovation Summit 2020 @ Turning Stone
Oct 27 – Oct 28 all-day

NYSTAR and FuzeHub invite you to join us for the New York State Innovation Summit on October 27-28, 2020 at the Turning Stone in Verona, NY.. This multi-day event for NYS organizations that want to showcase and discover new and emerging technologies that support innovation and drive business growth. Whether you’re a startup, an economic developer, or an established manufacturer, the NYS Innovation Summit is for you.

The 2020 New York State Innovation Summit will showcase companies and researchers at the forefront of emerging technologies and new advancements in production capabilities.  This event celebrates New York State leadership in technology-led economic growth with experts in biotechnology, new materials, energy innovation, and artificial intelligence that will explore current technology convergence opportunities, ways to accelerate commercialization, and issues of manufacturing sustainability.

Managing through Uncertainty Workshop: eCommerce & Digital Marketing @ Online via Zoom
Oct 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Managing through Uncertainty Workshop: eCommerce & Digital Marketing @ Online via Zoom

The Ain Center for Entrepreneurship is hosting a Special Edition of the BuzzLab Boot Camp this fall! This series of online workshops will provide training and strategies for Managing through Uncertainty.

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, October 27 at noon for a workshop on eCommerce & Digital Marketing with Matt Weaver (Director of Digital Marketing, Mason Digital).

The pandemic has drastically changed the way we work, consume entertainment, shop, and communicate on a daily basis. So much so that internet usage has increased 47% year over year and will continue to see dramatic gains. As an entrepreneur and small business owner, how do you pivot your business to accommodate shifting consumption habits? Matt will take you through key steps and ideas to stay ahead of these trends and build a better business because of it. Register here.

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.

Oct
28
Wed
Webinar: Scaling Sales @ VIRTUAL
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Back by popular demand: Hear from Matt Scanlon who manages 60+ sales employees as head of Bandalier’s Binghamton office, a startup that provides growing tech companies with on-demand inside sales teams. Learn sales tactics that will work for your business. Topics to be covered include: hiring for sales roles, scaling a sales training program, goal setting, commission structure and leadership development.

Register here: https://binghamton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEpduCqrT8jH9cFF45pezTiIiUP4sxdNbEi

WISE Power Hour – Open for Business, featuring Gypsy Freedom @ Zoom
Oct 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
WISE Power Hour - Open for Business, featuring Gypsy Freedom @ 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

Upcoming topics:
Oct. 14: (Barb and Lacey) Starting a Business During a Pandemic – Key Considerations
Oct. 28: (Lacey and Caeresa) Open for Business featuring Gypsy Freedom (Other participants TBD)

Topics will vary based on community need, check back for more!

After registering, you will receive an email from Eventbrite with a link to access the webinar. Please save this email and be sure to check your SPAM folder if you don’t see it in your email inbox.

You will also receive a link on your confirmation page and in your confirmation email asking you to complete a WISE information form if you have not before. Please complete the form at the link in the confirmation prior to the event.

Self-Development for Women Entrepreneurs: Leading an Effective Virtual Team @ Zoom
Oct 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Self-Development for Women Entrepreneurs: Leading an Effective Virtual Team @ Zoom

Self-Development for Women Entrepreneurs: Leveraging Yourself in Business During and after a Pandemic
This series of webinars focuses on your self-development as a businesswoman and business owner. While it is important to focus on the business plan, the financials, and other key aspects of starting and owning a business, the role of the owner in the business is also critical to business success.

As a busy woman in business, you may not make the time needed to think about leveraging yourself in your business. In this series, you will develop practical skills to design your unique plan in three areas: self-care and personal resilience, leading using your strengths and style, and leading others virtually to drive business success. You will participate in break out discussions and begin work on a personal plan that you can modify in each area.

Session Three: Leading an Effective Virtual Team in a Small Business
Business owners/entrepreneurs need to do more meetings virtually than ever before, especially given the coronavirus crisis. This is a new territory for most people. In this workshop, you will learn about some general strategies to keep in mind as well as reflect on your own personal style and preferences for engaging your team members. Key learnings include:

• General principles in leading virtual teams

• Using your own preferences to create an effective team environment virtually

• Identifying the preferences of your team members for virtual teaming

• How to manage a hybrid model for teaming (some in person and some virtual connections)

Location: Zoom

After registering, you will receive an email from Eventbrite with a link to access the webinar. Please save this email and be sure to check your SPAM folder if you don’t see it in your email inbox.

Oct
29
Thu
Mentorship+ Presents: Forming Entities with Co-Founders @ Online
Oct 29 all-day
Mentorship+ Presents: Forming Entities with Co-Founders @ 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.

EXITO! Tools to Take Action: Master Your Mind @ Zoom
Oct 29 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
EXITO! Tools to Take Action: Master Your Mind @ Zoom

Have you noticed there’s SO much MORE to starting your business than merely creating a business plan, getting a website, and selling your stuff!?

Ohhhh, why does it feel so stressful, overwhelming & well – just plain HARD?

It’s not just YOU! Every entrepreneur feels this way, especially at the beginning.

That’s why we’re offering 3 specific workshops to give you the tools to deal with this overwhelming & stressful part of starting a business!

Dates and Sessions:
10/15/20 – Master Your Time: How to find the TIME to work on your business, so you can stop feeling like you’re always frazzled, scattered, & can’t breathe!

10/29/20 – Master Your Mind: Learn strategies to deal with the mental OVERWHELM – so you can feel excited & confident rather than scared & doubtful…*

11/12/20 – Master Your Plan: Get CLARITY in where you’re headed – so you can make a REALISTIC do-able plan and achieve your goals – rather than keep them living in your head*

*You must register separately for each session. Find additional sessions HERE

In each session, you’ll be able to ask questions – and walk away with tools & strategies to implement RIGHT AWAY, in your life and your business!

Location: Zoom

After registering, you will receive an email from Eventbrite with a link to access the webinar. Please save this email and be sure to check your SPAM folder if you don’t see it in your email inbox.

Oct
30
Fri
Insurance Considerations for Small Business Post COVID-19 @ webinar
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Learn what you need to know about insurance when starting a small business and what changes existing businesses need to make during this period of the pandemic.

A SCORE expert will cover all the types of insurance needed for new business and the changes necessitated during this trying time for an existing business. Coverage will include:

– Liability Insurance
– Property Insurance
– Worker’s Compensation Insurance
– Medical Insurance

Along with the latest legislation in light of the changes needed.

Nov
2
Mon
Ithaca Web People
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us at Foundry on the first Monday of every month, where we typically feature two web-tech talks each month. We welcome community members of all experience levels and any loosely “web” related interests. Talks will start at 6:00, but feel free to join us from 5:30 onward for some networking! Whether you’re a freelance programmer, a student of graphic design, an HR representative for a technology company, or just interested in tech — we hope you’ll come join us for pizza, beer, and casual conversation! Here are some links to our Slack channel and our Trello if you need ’em: Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/ithacawebpeople/shared_invite/enQtNDM1OTIzNDA2MzkwLTNjOTk2ZGFlMGE4YTg3MTc1MjM4MmI2ZWZjMzUzZTAxMDRiYTM4OTY5ZjE2YTZlMDkyZTlmZDY0NTFjZjdlNmYTrello: https://trello.com/invite/b/oRS3Qyj0/1f1461479d8a1d1d2ab6b14fd4fb25df/ithaca-web-people-talks

Nov
3
Tue
Managing through Uncertainty Workshop: Self-Care & Work/Life Balance @ Online via Zoom
Nov 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Managing through Uncertainty Workshop: Self-Care & Work/Life Balance @ Online via Zoom

The Ain Center for Entrepreneurship is hosting a Special Edition of the BuzzLab Boot Camp this fall! This series of online workshops will provide training and strategies for Managing through Uncertainty.

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, November 3 at noon for a workshop on Self-Care & Work/Life Balance with Melissa Mueller-Douglas (Founder, MYRetreat).

We’ve all had conversations about working and living through a global pandemic. As a licensed therapist and business owner, what I hear most is that we recognize self-care is important, yet the demands of life make it difficult to prioritize.

Set your intention to find your work/life balance.

Select a piece of chocolate for this workshop and experience the simplicity of mindfulness practice. We will pause, take a moment to take a breath, and learn mindfulness practices you can use day-to-day. Register here.

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.

Nov
6
Fri
Rochester 2600
Nov 6 @ 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

Nov
11
Wed
November VentureB Virtual Pitch Presentation @ Zoom
Nov 11 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
November VentureB Virtual Pitch Presentation @ Zoom

CEG coaches entrepreneurs in creating & delivering a presentation resulting in an open public pitch to regional investors & business leaders.

VentureB is a quarterly program designed for entrepreneurs to gain visibility to the region’s angel and institutional investors, business service providers, advisers, students, faculty, alumni and the early stage business community.

Join us for a VentureB Virtual Presentation on Wednesday, November 11th.

Agenda:
4:00 – 4:10pm | Welcome & Panel Introductions
4:10 – 4:55pm | Presentations (listed below)
5:00 – 5:35pm | Transition to Breakout Sessions (15 min each)
5:40 – 5:45pm | Closing

About the presenting companies:
Free Form Fibers (Shay Harrison )
Free Form Fibers is the world’s only manufacturer of high purity, high performance, inorganic fibers using a unique “laser printing” approach called Rapid Laser-assisted Chemical Vapor Deposition. These fibers are critical components of the next generation of materials called composites for use in high temperature, chemically aggressive applications like land-based and aerospace-based turbomachinery and nuclear power generation.

Pill-Locker (Victor Lewis)
The Pill-Locker is a portable, secure, electronic dispenser for opioids, cannabis products and other potentially dangerous prescription medications. It is designed to prevent addiction, abuse and overdose deaths by dispensing medication automatically only in accordance to the physician’s prescription.

Nov
12
Thu
Upstate Unleashed 2020 @ Online
Nov 12 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Upstate Unleashed 2020 @ Online

We’ll see you in person when the time is right. Stay safe. 

Upstate Venture Connect welcomes you to experience the best celebration of entrepreneurship each year in Upstate NY.

Upstate Unleashed is an annual conference and awards luncheon that brings together innovators in Upstate NY. Founders at the helm of high-growth companies meet active investors; early-stage entrepreneurs connect with community leaders. Together we learn, collaborate and build relationships needed to create a positive impact on our economy.

Unleashed 2020 will be held online.

Sponsorship are also available. View more at uvc.org/unleashed-sponsorship

EXITO! Tools to Take Action: Master Your Plan @ Zoom
Nov 12 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
EXITO! Tools to Take Action: Master Your Plan @ Zoom

Have you noticed there’s SO much MORE to starting your business than merely creating a business plan, getting a website, and selling your stuff!?

Ohhhh, why does it feel so stressful, overwhelming & well – just plain HARD?

It’s not just YOU! Every entrepreneur feels this way, especially at the beginning.

That’s why we’re offering 3 specific workshops to give you the tools to deal with this overwhelming & stressful part of starting a business!

Dates and Sessions:
10/15/20 – Master Your Time: How to find the TIME to work on your business, so you can stop feeling like you’re always frazzled, scattered, & can’t breathe!

10/29/20 – Master Your Mind: Learn strategies to deal with the mental OVERWHELM – so you can feel excited & confident rather than scared & doubtful…*

11/12/20 – Master Your Plan: Get CLARITY in where you’re headed – so you can make a REALISTIC do-able plan and achieve your goals – rather than keep them living in your head*

*You must register separately for each session. Find additional sessions HERE

In each session, you’ll be able to ask questions – and walk away with tools & strategies to implement RIGHT AWAY, in your life and your business!

Location: Zoom

After registering, you will receive an email from Eventbrite with a link to access the webinar. Please save this email and be sure to check your SPAM folder if you don’t see it in your email inbox.

Nov
18
Wed
Commercialization Competition 2020 @ Virtual Event
Nov 18 – Nov 19 all-day

As part of the Jeff Lawrence Innovation Fund, FuzeHub will hold its fourth New York State Commercialization Competition on November 18 & 19, 2020. Companies will compete virtually to demonstrate the commercialization potential of their technology or product and can win up to $50,000. This competition is intended to help small and medium-sized manufacturing and technology companies strengthen their “go-to-market” strategies as they move from new product/production method to marketplace.

Nov
20
Fri
Startup Bytes: Digital Brown Bag Lunch with Entrepreneurs @ Online via Zoom
Nov 20 @ 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/94897918506. If you are participating from a different location or would like the dial-in information, please contact AinCFE@rochester.edu prior to the event.

November will feature speakers from Chloe Capital, a venture capital firm in upstate New York that invests in women-led, seed stage tech/tech-enabled companies with a product in the market validated through early revenue and/or strategic partnerships.

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.

Nov
21
Sat
Linux Workshop
Nov 21 @ 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.

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
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.”