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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
BizLab-Clarkson Lunch featuring Tobi Saulnier @ New York BizLab
Jun 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
BizLab-Clarkson Lunch featuring Tobi Saulnier @ New York BizLab

Tobi Saulnier, founder and CEO of game developer 1st Playable Productions, will be the next speaker at the BizLab-Clarkson Lunchtime Entrepreneurship Series on Thursday, June 20.
Saulnier has had a storied career path. After earning her doctoral degree in electrical engineering, she went to work for General Electric, then went to work for a gaming startup, Vicarious Visions. And from there, her passion for entrepreneurship was sparked. She has been recognized as one of the leading entrepreneur’s in New York’s Capital Region.
Tickets to hear Saulnier speak 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 pleased to announce that Marshall & Sterling Insurance is the Meal Sponsor for Saulnier’s talk.
We are pleased to announce that Community Bank N.A. is the Video Sponsor for this event.
A special thanks to our videographer, Richard Lin of Agora Technologies. Click here to check out our new YouTube channel.
Email rderrico@transfinder.com if you’d like to become a Meal or Video Sponsor for a future BizLab-Clarkson event.
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.

8-Week Small Business Planning Course @ Bethlehem Town Hall
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
8-Week Small Business Planning Course @ Bethlehem Town Hall

Join us for some real world business planning. Learn what you need to know to start and run a successful small business with our 8-week intensive training course, offered in partnership with the Huether School of Business of The College of Saint Rose. Class topics include: developing a business plan, strategic planning, marketing, sales forecasting, financial management and analysis, legal, insurance and tax issues. The course provides fundamental planning concepts and tools to help existing and potential business owners.

Thursday evenings 6-9 pm Bethlehem Town Hall, 445 Delaware Ave in Delmar, NY. The tuition for the course is $240 and includes class materials and light refreshments.

Scholarships may be available.

For more information or to register, please call Paul Stewart at 436-8586 x805 or email paul@mycommunityloanfund.org

Edison vs. Tesla: The tale of 2 prolific innovators and the different routes they took to commercialization @ University at Albany, Massry Center for Business, Room BB151
Jun 21 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Edison vs. Tesla: The tale of 2 prolific innovators and the different routes they took to commercialization @ University at Albany, Massry Center for Business, Room BB151

Are you considering how to translate your research and inventions into products and services? Interested in bringing your product to market without actually running a business? Have an interesting idea and don’t know how to proceed? Join the Biomedical Acceleration and Commercialization Center (BACC) and the UAlbany Innovation Center for a two-part series focused on the technology licensing process led by Dan Potvin, licensing professional at GE.

Friday, June 21, 2019 – The first seminar in this series will look at the two paths inventors take for commercializing an invention: starting a new venture or licensing to existing companies. This seminar will compare both paths to highlight their advantages and drawbacks. A prime example of these two different strategies is how Edison and Tesla, both prolific inventors of foundational electrical technologies including electric lighting, AC motors, and electric power generation and transmission, each pursued a different path to widespread adoption of their inventions.

Date TBD – The second seminar in this series will investigate more deeply the technology licensing process by working with case studies. As a participant, you will have a chance to look at examples where licensing has worked well and contrast those with situations where it has not, thus gaining a stronger understanding of the best uses of the technology licensing process and how it might work for you.

Dan Potvin is a VP of Licensing at GE in Niskayuna, NY. He leads the development and negotiation of IP licensing programs across a variety of fields including electric vehicles and charging, wireless power transfer, and industrial and electrical systems. Dan has negotiated more than 40 complex licensing transactions and partnerships, and he has enabled the formation of 8 new ventures through IP licensing. Dan’s specialties include patent licensing, technology transfer, commercialization of advanced technology, patent pools, and business development.

Prior to his current role, Dan spent 6 years at the Johns Hopkins University where he managed and licensed a portfolio of life science inventions and participated in the creation of new ventures. Dan started his career as a viral immunologist and developed a deep and sustained interest in intellectual property licensing. He holds a PhD in biomedical sciences from the State University of New York at Albany and a BS in biochemistry/biophysics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

CEG 2019 Technology Awards @ Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady
Jun 27 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
CEG 2019 Technology Awards @ Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady

Join us for CEG’s 23rd Annual Technology Awards at Rivers Casino on June 27th! Celebrate the region’s brightest minds, innovators, researchers, technologists and organizations making a difference in our community and beyond by advancing technology across multiple industry sectors that affect our lives. Over 250 business leaders, professionals, entrepreneurs, researchers & more attend this signature event. Be part of the celebration! Open to CEG Investors and General Public. Special discounted rate available for Young Professionals (21-35)

Event features:
• Networking with fellow industry/business leaders and professionals
• Awards ceremony honoring the 2019 individual and company winners
• Reception & celebration with heavy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, music & more!

Business Networking Night @ Urban Co-Works
Jul 11 @ 5:30 pm
Business Networking Night @ Urban Co-Works

Join us at Urban Co-Works for Business Networking Night.

Whether you are an entrepreneur, small business owner, or a business professional, this event is a great opportunity to get away from your desk and network with potential business partners, industry professionals, or new clients.


5:30 PM Guests arrive. Mingle, get some appetizers, and drinks.

5:45-6:00 Introductions. Attendees get 2 minutes to stand up to talk about what they do and discuss the connections they want to make.

6:00-7:00 Speed dating style networking. Meet with all of the other attendees and make the most out of the evening.

7:00-7:30 Open networking. Extend any conversation or connection you made during speed networking session.

Make sure to bring your business cards!

Light appetizers and drinks will be provided.