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Featured Events

UVC Photo Gallery

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
The Thrive Project Team
Grow Your Business Online-Digital Summer Series @ WorkSmart
Aug 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Grow Your Business Online-Digital Summer Series @ WorkSmart

The Summer Digital Series continues with Part 3
Google 101: Free Google Tools to Grow Online
Jenna Clark will be introducing free tools to help you grow your business. The presentation will include an in-depth discussion about the tools available and how to use them.
These tools range from free imagery & designs to analytical measurement tools.

Startup Tech Valley @ Revolution Hall, Brown's Brewing Co.
Sep 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Startup Tech Valley @ Revolution Hall, Brown's Brewing Co.

It’s hard to believe, but Startup Tech Valley is kicking off season 7 next month. Here is who you will hear from:

Fode Naturals

Organic Automated Intelligence


With updates from:




SBIR Road Tour @ SUNY Poly Zen Building
Sep 17 all-day
SBIR Road Tour @ SUNY Poly Zen Building

Step 1: Register for the event

  • Click on the Register Now! button above
  • On the registration page, select the number of people attending the event
  • Click on the Check-Out button
  • Complete the registration form
  • Click on the Payment button
  • Complete your registration payment

Shortly after you complete your registration, an event ticket will be sent to you via e-mail. Please have a paper or electronic copy of the ticket when you arrive on September 17th.

The evening of your registration you will be sent an e-mail from Kate Baker (kbaker@albany.edu) with the program manager appointment scheduling information.

Step 2: Update/Complete your Quad Chart

  • A Quad Chart is required prior to scheduling appointments with agency program managers.

Step 3: Schedule your agency Program Manager appointments

  • Click on the link in the Dawnbreaker e-mail to the appointment scheduling platform.
  • Register an account on the appointment scheduling platform.
  • Upload your Quad Chart
  • Schedule your program manager appointments

Appointments with the agency Program Managers will be confirmed the week prior to the event via e-mail.

Step 4: Download the Event App

  • App Platform – EventsXD (available on Google Play and the Apple Store)
  • Register for an account
  • Search SBA to locate the event on the App
  • Programming updates, session materials, speaker bios and program updates will be available prior to and throughout the event.
Speak Like a Pro: One Day Intensive @ Urban Co-Works
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Speak Like a Pro: One Day Intensive @ Urban Co-Works

A Presentation Skills Intensive

Whether you’re an experienced presenter wanting to fine-tune your skills, a beginning presenter with a bad case of nerves, or fall somewhere in between, Presentation Skills Intensive is for you!

Participants will learn and practice skills and tools for delivering polished, compelling presentations.

Through a series of highly-interactive activities and individual coaching, participants will:

Plan, develop, and deliver multiple presentations
Receive useful peer and facilitator feedback
Learn how to assess and engage an audience
Develop techniques to align their verbals, vocals and visuals with their message
Design presentations through the principles of framing and storytelling
Identify “best practice” strategies for using paper and electronic materials to support their message
Expand their performance range and strategies in formal and informal communication contexts.
Lunch will be provided!

BizLab-Clarkson Lunch featuring Mopco’s Koppett & Burns @ New York BizLab
Sep 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
BizLab-Clarkson Lunch featuring Mopco's Koppett & Burns @ New York BizLab

You don’t want to miss the Sept. 19 BizLab-Clarkson lunch featuring Kat Koppett and Michael Burns, co-directors of The Mopco Improv Theatre, Mopco for short.

This event will be extremely interactive and unlike any of the past 24 BizLab-Clarkson lunches. But it will be practical as well. Koppett and Burns use stories and improv to build leaders and improve communication among team members. Clients have included Apple, Facebook, Chanel and GE.

Please note: This event is Sept. 19. There will be no BizLab-Clarkson Lunchtime Entrepreneurship Series event in August to give you a chance to catch up and reflect on past events! To watch past events, please visit our YouTube channel.

Tickets to hear Koppett and Burns are $10 for the general public. Attendees will have time to network, eat a great lunch and hear an amazing speaker and be out the door in an hour!

We are looking for both a Meal Sponsor and a Video Sponsor for this event, so please contact BizLab Managing Director Rick D’Errico at rderrico@transfinder.com if you are interested in either!

A special thanks to our videographer, Richard Lin of Agora Technologies. Click here to see the BizLab YouTube channel.

Free parking is available in back of the BizLab, on either side of Liberty Street, and metered parking in front on State Street. Enter via the doors to the right. Please do not park in spaces marked for customers of Saratoga National Bank.

Please share on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter and forward to your contact list.

We hope you can make it!

Rick D’Errico

BizLab Managing Director

VentureB Plan Series @ Pat's Barn
Sep 24 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
VentureB Plan Series @ Pat's Barn

Join CEG and our partners for our VentureB Plan Series to see regional startups pitch to a panel of investors and business leaders. Space is limited – secure your spot! VentureB is free to attend though registration is required.

Join us at Pat’s Barn for the Tuesday, November 17th VentureB Series featuring pitches from regional startups.

3:30 – 4:00 | Registration
4:00 – 5:00 | Pitches
5:00 – 6:30 | Networking

Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served!

DevFestCR19 @ UAlbany
Sep 28 @ 8:00 am – Sep 29 @ 1:00 pm
DevFestCR19 @ UAlbany

It’s almost time for the Capital Region GDG DevFest for 2019. Please see http://devfest.gdgcapitalregion.com for additional event details, including tickets (purchased through EventBrite), speaker CFP and sponsor information. See you at UAlbany for DevFestCR19!

End to End Quality, Learn a System to Solve Unforeseen Quality Issues, BEFORE They Happen @ Desmond Hotel
Oct 22 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
End to End Quality, Learn a System to Solve Unforeseen Quality Issues, BEFORE They Happen @ Desmond Hotel

Does Your Company Have a System for Seeing and Solving Quality Issues?

Whether using A3s, the 5 Whys, DMAIC, Value Stream Mapping, or any other problem-solving tool, having a System for seeing and solving quality issues can ensure the real problem is solved and protect precious resources from being deployed erroneously to solve a non-existent issue.

Learn a System to Solve Unforeseen Quality Issues, BEFORE They Happen

Lead by Brent Wahba, Strategy, Innovation & Transformation executive at Strategy Science, Inc., Brent is a well-known expert in product development, manufacturing operations, supply chain management, and quality control. He brings global managerial and technical expertise across several industries.

Nancy Tedeschi and Snapit Screw: A Local Inventor’s Story @ Tech Valley Center of Gravity
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nancy Tedeschi and Snapit Screw: A Local Inventor's Story @ Tech Valley Center of Gravity

For our Fall meetup come and meet Nancy Tedeschi, inventor of the Snapit Screw. Nancy will talk about her inventing and entrepreneurial journey.

Free dessert and prizes! Bring a friend and you each get a Snapit Screw!

Please send questions to Sam ahead of time so he can get Nancy prepared.

The Snapit Screw Story:
My mother was doing volunteer work in a 3rd world country and she broke her glasses. She took her earring out of her ear and fixed here glasses. She had this beaded earring hanging from her glasses. People everywhere would stop her and ask her where she got it. After wearing it for about a year she came to me and said “you have to invent charms for eyeglasses.” So I started the process. I invented a washer that was double slotted that would fit over the little screw. One slot was round and the other was a slot. I invented a hook that fit in the slot and we made jewelry to hang on the hook and it fit in the slot. Everyone loved them but getting this washer on the screw and back in the glasses was next to impossible. So one day while doing this I thought why can’t I put a break away tab on the washer so I did this. Once I had the washer made it was easier to now hold the washer while dropping the screw into the washer and putting it back in the glasses. One day while doing this something click and I said well if I can put a break away tab on the washer why can’t I put one on the screw? So that is how snapit was born. I just received a notice of allowance from the patent office on my charms. It is true that necessity is the mother of invention.

Looking For Inventors:
Are you an inventor, patent attorney, product developer, or someone in the field of invention, who would like to present? Do you know anyone who would like to present? We are looking for future presenters. Please message Sam if you have someone in mind.

About the Venue:
Tech Valley Center of Gravity is a makerspace, prototyping center, manufacturing incubator, STEAM-education center and creative community located in the heart of downtown Troy, New York. A member-supported 501(c)(3) community resource organization, the Center of Gravity serves members from Albany, Columbia, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Schenectady counties and beyond with space, tools, technology and expertise to explore and exercise their creativity, turn ideas into objects of art and/or utility, and launch new ventures based on their own ingenuity. Within the walls of this 15,000 sf facility — spread over two floors of an award-winning historically renovated former department store — you will find:

3D Printers
Fiber Arts Area
Electronics and Microprocessors
Metal Shop
Co-Working Space/Amenities
Innovation Studio Space
Meeting and Class Rooms
THINQubator (STEAM Education)
Laser Cutter
Glass and Enamel Shop
Model Shop
Welding Shop
Prototyping Center

Hope to see you there!