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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
Startup Tech Valley @ Revolution Hall
May 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Startup Tech Valley @ Revolution Hall

Our last meetup of Season 6 is being hosted by FuzeHub who crafted an excellent lineup of startups and resources working in or with manufacturing resources in the USA.

Mohawk Machine Works – an OEM launching new technology for cleaning & drying surfaces for commercial/government customers in multiple market segments.

United Aircraft Technologies – a novel, lightweight aircraft part that improves fuel efficiency and safety.

Phytofilters – building a plant stress inducing mechanism that causes a living plant to increase plant volatiles

Tidy Tots Diapers – reinventing the cloth diaper for today’s baby.

Pine Ridge Industries – offering 15,000 sq.ft. of production and warehouse space and a team of trained workers ready to handle your next project.

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training with Deb Best @ Urban Co-Works
May 30 @ 4:00 pm
Sexual Harassment Prevention Training with Deb Best @ Urban Co-Works

NYS-Mandated in-person and interactive Sexual & Other Harassment Prevention & Awareness Training conducted by Debra J. M. Best, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, who has over 25 years in harassment prevention training, third-party investigation and remediation. With the Executive Team present, reinforces via visible leadership that harassment of any kind will not be tolerated.

This is a special subsidized rate that you don’t want to miss! Remember that all employers in New York State are required to provide employees with sexual harassment prevention training by October 9th, 2019.

Speak Like a Pro: One Day Intensive Workshop @ Urban Co-Works
Jun 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Speak Like a Pro: One Day Intensive Workshop @ 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.

#Startup802 Open House and Entrepreneur Meetup @ The Lightning Jar
Jun 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
#Startup802 Open House and Entrepreneur Meetup @ The Lightning Jar

Stop by The Lightning Jar to meet fellow small business owners and entrepreneurs from New York and Vermont, as well as alumni and recent students in the #Startup802 program.

5:00-5:30pm Networking and Showcase

5:30-5:55pm Info on Startup802 and Alumni Remarks

5:55-7pm Networking and Showcase

Refreshments and snacks will be available

Find out more about our Fall entrepreneur programs in conjunction with CCV by visiting


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

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!