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2018 NEXT Conference | Upstate Venture Connect

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
NEXUS-NY Judges
The Thrive Project Team
Oct
18
Thu
Advanced Electronics & Energy Systems (Webinar) @ Webinar
Oct 18 @ 7:30 am – 11:00 am

This webinar will be the fourth presentation in the four-part Advanced Electronics Business Connection Forum Webinar Series.

BizLab-Clarkson Lunch featuring Tyler Wrightson @ New York BizLab
Oct 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
BizLab-Clarkson Lunch featuring Tyler Wrightson @ New York BizLab | Schenectady | New York | United States

Newsmaker Tyler Wrightson will be our featured speaker at the next BizLab-Clarkson Lunchtime Entrepreneurship Series on Thursday, Oct. 18.
Tyler, co-owner of Stacks Espresso Bar, just announced he is opening a fourth coffee shop in Newton Highlands, a wealthy suburb of Boston. The 40 Under 40 winner is also the founder of Leet Systems, a cybersecurity company.
Tickets to hear Tyler speak are $10 for the general public. Attendees will have time to network, eat at great lunch and hear an amazing speaker and be out the door in an hour!
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.
Tyler joins a list of presenters who make up a Who’s Who for New York’s Capital Region business leaders, including CEOs of the region’s fastest growing companies, the CEO behind of one of the biggest deals in recent memory, and on and on it goes.
Most recently, Michael Saccocio, Executive Director of the City Mission in Schenectady, spoke to a full house on how to tap people from all walks of life and play to their strengths.
Serial entrepreneur Craig Skevington just challenged attendees not to be so careful planning that they miss opportunities.
June’s speaker, Mitch Hara, CEO of Beekman 1802, talked about how he is “building a national brand into a competitive business.”
In May, Paul Potratz, who heads Potratz Advertising, spoke about the value of social media and managing your brand.
Lisa Avila, CEO of Kitware, talked about Kitware’s growth and Lisa’s gutsy move to leave a secure job at GE by clicking here: https://dailygazette.com/article/2018/04/26/ceo-recounts-20-years-of-growth-for-kitware.
In March, we had Frank Poore, CEO of CommerceHub, which was just acquired for $1.1 billion. You can read how Frank grew the company by clicking here: https://dailygazette.com/article/2018/03/15/commercehub-co-founder-recalls-key-steps-to-success
In January, CEO Nicole Snow told us how Darn Good Yarn was doing “pretty darn good.”
That’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Please share this event on Facebook and Twitter.
We hope you can make it!

Rick D’Errico
BizLab Managing Director

Passion Academy: Develop Your Brand as a Rising Entrepreneur + Professional @ IgniteU NY
Oct 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Passion Academy: Develop Your Brand as a Rising Entrepreneur + Professional @ IgniteU NY | Troy | New York | United States

Join Mission Accomplished Transition Services Chief Coach + Founder, Carmen “Coach Carmen” Duncan Bob Manasier, as they host the ninth part of the Passion Academy mini-conference series.

Session Theme – Tap into branding strategies that will help advance your career.

This FREE event is exclusively for rising entreprenuers + young professionals age 18-24 from around the Capital Region

Dinner will be provided. Raffles. Meet influential professionals and more.

3D Printing Meetup
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Contribute to the Monthly Printing Challenge, show off, tell stories- hang out with other 3D Printing enthusiasts!

Oct
23
Tue
Advokate For Your Business @ WorkSmart
Oct 23 @ 5:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Advokate For Your Business @ WorkSmart | Glens Falls | New York | United States

This four-part series includes presentations and hands-on group work to help you nail down your target demographic, your branding, your social media, and your website content.

A Conversation with Best-Selling Author William Danko @ New York BizLab
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
A Conversation with Best-Selling Author William Danko @ New York BizLab | Schenectady | New York | United States

The co-author of the best-selling book “The Millionaire Next Door” is at it again with “Richer Than a Millionaire: A Pathway to True Prosperity.”
William Danko, a professor at the University at Albany, will give a brief presentation of the finding in his latest book, “Richer Than a Millionaire” and then sit down for a conversation with BizLab Managing director (and former business reporter/editor) Rick D’Errico with lively interaction from the audience.
Did you know:
Two thirds of millionaires inherit nothing?
What it takes to “feel” rich?
Whether or not you will ever have enough?
The significant mutual benefits of giving?
What’s in your value system?
The essential proactive behaviors to reach true prosperity?
That’s just scratching the surface.
Just as people have talked about “The Millionaire Next Door” since it was published in 1996, “Richer Than Millionaire,” published last year, will be talked about for decades to come. And you’ll be talking about his presentation for some time too!
Note: The Open Door Bookstore will be selling copies of Danko’s books at the event. He will be signing books after his talk. Both Danko and the Open Door Bookstore are donating a portion of the sales to the City Mission of Schenectady.
So… how much does one “need” to “feel rich”? Come to the BizLab on Tuesday, Oct. 23 and find out!

Oct
25
Thu
Impact Investing in Place @ FDR Presidential Library
Oct 25 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Impact Investing in Place @ FDR Presidential Library | Hyde Park | New York | United States

Upstate Capital is hosting an event designed to introduce and highlight several approaches to place-based investing, including for-profit and non-profit seed funding models and the new Opportunity Zones program.

Place-based impact investing is investing that is designed to combine financial returns with positive economic and/or environmental impacts in specific locations. This type of investment has long been the purview of economic development organizations, but shifts in ownership of capital and availability of methods and opportunities for investing that capital, have given rise to new organizations and approaches that complement economic development, through organizations like the Hudson Valley Startup Fund locally. 

  • How are various investment models utilized to support entrepreneurship, new business starts, business growth, and job creation today?
  • What are best practices and lessons learned from these investment models?   
  • How is access to capital evolving to support starting and growing businesses across the region?
Small Business Night: How To Increase Your Productivity @ URBAN CO-WORKS
Oct 25 @ 5:15 pm
Small Business Night: How To Increase Your Productivity @ URBAN CO-WORKS | Schenectady | New York | United States

Join us for Small Business Night and an opportunity to win a one month membership at URBAN CO-WORKS!

HOW TO INCREASE YOUR PRODUCTIVITY
Staying productive is essential to the success of any business, even more so when you are a small business owner. Our speakers will share insights on productivity secrets that can improve your bottom line. Whether you are self-employed, a small business owner or are on the path to starting your own business, this event is a must.

WIN A ONE MONTH MEMBERSHIP TO URBAN CO-WORKS
Be sure to bring a business card for your chance to win a one-month membership to Urban Co-Works, the capital Region’s premier office environment for entrepreneurs!

SPEAKERS
Lisa Boucher, Vice President – Women in Networking Connect, Inc.
“Networking to Build Relationships”

Tatiana Gjergji, CEO -Noteworthy Resources of Albany, Inc.
“Impacts of Decluttering and Productivity”

Pamela Hallenbeck, Investment Advisor Representative – Primerica
“Financial Roadmap for the Small Business Owner”

Michelle Krasny, Career Engagement Coach
“Take Charge of your Will-Power; Time Management Made Easy”

Complimentary appetizers and cash bar provided by Maria’s Café and Catering.

Brought to you by URBAN CO-WORKS, Buzz Media Solutions, and Union College

Oct
27
Sat
Capital Region Google Developer Group DevFest 2018 @ University at Albany
Oct 27 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Capital Region Google Developer Group DevFest 2018 @ University at Albany  | Albany | New York | United States

Welcome to year three of the Capital Region Google Developer Group DevFest conference.

This conference targets serving the local and regional software engineer / developer / architect / product manager / student community. Topics will be offered in areas such as: mobile, web apps, AR/VR, IoT, machine learning and cloud computing.

Here are links to the DevFests from 2016 and 2017. Our 2018 event will be great also and we are proud to bring it to you!

We appreciate your support and that of our sponsors, which helps the entire community to grow.

See you for DevFestCR18!

Oct
29
Mon
Small Business Internship Design Workshop @ University at Albany, Massry Center for Business
Oct 29 @ 8:30 am
Small Business Internship Design Workshop @ University at Albany, Massry Center for Business | Albany | New York | United States

Thinking about hiring an intern but don’t know how to design an effective and legal internship. This workshop will take you through the process and legal steps to designing a mutually beneficial and legally compliant internship program for your small business.

Nov
2
Fri
Official 2600 Meeting
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nov
7
Wed
FuzeHub Commercialization Competition @ Details To Follow Soon ~ Albany, NY
Nov 7 – Nov 8 all-day
FuzeHub Commercialization Competition @ Details To Follow Soon ~ Albany, NY

FuzeHub Commercialization Competition

November 7-8, 2018

Albany Capital Center | Albany, NY

Event Registration is Now Open

FuzeHub enters its second year hosting the Commercialization Competition, part of the Jeff Lawrence Innovation Fund. The $350,000 Commercialization Competition is a two-day event in Albany, NY that will feature a pitch competition showcasing innovative early stage companies, panel discussions and networking opportunities. Join us and help grow the entrepreneurial network here in New York State by helping to launch these businesses toward success. Up to seven companies will be awarded $50,000 each to help move their projects forward.

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Commercialization Competition 2018 @ Albany Capital Center
Nov 7 @ 3:30 pm – Nov 8 @ 4:00 pm
Commercialization Competition 2018 @ Albany Capital Center | Albany | New York | United States

FuzeHub enters its second year hosting the Commercialization Competition, part of the Jeff Lawrence Innovation Fund. The $350,000 Commercialization Competition is a two-day event in Albany, NY that will feature a pitch competition showcasing innovative early stage companies, panel discussions and networking opportunities. Join us and help grow the entrepreneurial network here in New York State by helping to launch these businesses toward success. Up to seven companies will be awarded $50,000 each to help move their projects forward.