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Featured Events

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
Aug
16
Thu
Buffalo WordPress Coworking Day
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us for coworking. Anyone interested is welcome to come by for a few minutes or the whole day. We’ll have Coffee and snacks and rollerdogs. If you’re not familiar with coworking, it’s a laid-back and great way to get work done, and also interact with other WP Meetup members. You can work on your own projects while having the ability to discuss anything with the rest of the group, or discuss your projects and help others with theirs. Come ask questions, bounce ideas off of other WP users, or just work within a relatively close vicinity to other humans.

BGS Game Development Meeting
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come join us at our Bi-Weekly Meeting! Here we discuss game development techniques, art, music, news, show off member projects and most importantly, have a great time. BGS Game Development Meeting is a free and open to the public event.

Aug
20
Mon
BGS Unity Dev Meetup
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join other Unity developers at Buffalo Game Space to share projects, discuss techniques, and learn something new about one of the most popular game development engines in the world!
BGS Unity Dev Meetup is a free and open to the public event.

Aug
23
Thu
Open Figure Drawing
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us at Buffalo Game Space for open figure drawing sessions. Practice your drawing or painting skills and mingle with fellow artists in the area. Models will begin with short dynamic poses, and progress to longer poses. Models will alternate bi-weekly, and will include males and females. 18+ only. Admission is $10 per attendee. Bring your own materials.

Aug
30
Thu
BGS Game Development Meeting
Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come join us at our Bi-Weekly Meeting! Here we discuss game development techniques, art, music, news, show off member projects and most importantly, have a great time. BGS Game Development Meeting is a free and open to the public event.

Sep
3
Mon
BGS Music Meetup
Sep 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Are you a musician interested in writing songs for games? A chiptune enthusiast? Or just interested in video game tunes? Then come meet likeminded creators and listeners at our monthly BGS Music Meetup!
BGS Music Meetup is a free and open to the public event.

Sep
6
Thu
Buffalo WordPress Users Meetup
Sep 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This Monthly Meetup is generally targeted towards users who are using WordPress (or looking to learn about it) for Blogging and Content Management. Discussion about Blogging with WordPress, Using WordPress on your own sites, easy security tips, what to look for in themes and plugins when installing them, and much more. General topics will be focused more on content and basic information about plugins and themes. If you’re using WordPress to power your blog, business site, or just want to learn more about it, then this is the meetup you’ll want to attend. You may still see some short bits of code during talks or questions, but stick with us and we’ll promise you wont drown. You can always give both this and the design/dev meetup a shot and see where you feel more comfortable (or attend both each month). For more in-depth discussion in theme design, plugin development and other more advanced topics, check out the other meetups running every 3rd Thursday each month named the “Design/Dev” Sessions.

Open Figure Drawing
Sep 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us at Buffalo Game Space for open figure drawing sessions. Practice your drawing or painting skills and mingle with fellow artists in the area. Models will begin with short dynamic poses, and progress to longer poses. Models will alternate bi-weekly, and will include males and females. 18+ only. Admission is $10 per attendee. Bring your own materials.

Sep
10
Mon
BGS Visual Arts Meetup
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Are you an illustrator? A sprite artist? A 3D modeler? If you work with any visual medium, this meetup’s for you! Meet other visual artists in the area, showcase work, solicit feedback, and learn new tips and tricks every second Monday of the month at the BGS Visual Arts Meetup.

BGS Writing Meetup
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Are you interested in writing for games? Would you like to discuss your ideas or projects with other like-minded writers in the area? Then check out the BGS Writers Meetup! Join other writers of all experience levels and backgrounds to get and provide feedback and build confidence in your skills.

Sep
13
Thu
BGS Game Development Meeting
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come join us at our Bi-Weekly Meeting! Here we discuss game development techniques, art, music, news, show off member projects and most importantly, have a great time. BGS Game Development Meeting is a free and open to the public event.

Sep
14
Fri
Buffalo Startup Weekend 2018 @ University of Buffalo, Hayes Hall
Sep 14 @ 6:30 pm – Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm
Buffalo Startup Weekend 2018 @ University of Buffalo, Hayes Hall | Buffalo | New York | United States

Buffalo Startup Weekend 2018

Do you have an idea you’d like to pursue or a problem you’d like to solve but don’t know where to start or who to start with?

Techstars’ Buffalo Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.

What do you need to bring?

Lots of energy! You’ll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.

Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you’ll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You’ll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.

Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:

  • 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
  • Benefits and discounts from our global partners
  • One-on-one time with amazing mentors
  • A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
  • All the internet and coffee you can consume.
  • A t-shirt to commemorate the event.

Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!

Still have questions, feel free to reach us at “buffalo@startupweekend.org”.

Don’t wait any longer and join the Techstars Startup Weekend movement!

No talk, all action!

Sep
17
Mon
BGS Unity Dev Meetup
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join other Unity developers at Buffalo Game Space to share projects, discuss techniques, and learn something new about one of the most popular game development engines in the world!
BGS Unity Dev Meetup is a free and open to the public event.

Sep
20
Thu
Buffalo WordPress Coworking Day
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us for coworking. Anyone interested is welcome to come by for a few minutes or the whole day. We’ll have Coffee and snacks and rollerdogs. If you’re not familiar with coworking, it’s a laid-back and great way to get work done, and also interact with other WP Meetup members. You can work on your own projects while having the ability to discuss anything with the rest of the group, or discuss your projects and help others with theirs. Come ask questions, bounce ideas off of other WP users, or just work within a relatively close vicinity to other humans.

Open Figure Drawing
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us at Buffalo Game Space for open figure drawing sessions. Practice your drawing or painting skills and mingle with fellow artists in the area. Models will begin with short dynamic poses, and progress to longer poses. Models will alternate bi-weekly, and will include males and females. 18+ only. Admission is $10 per attendee. Bring your own materials.

Sep
27
Thu
BGS Game Development Meeting
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come join us at our Bi-Weekly Meeting! Here we discuss game development techniques, art, music, news, show off member projects and most importantly, have a great time. BGS Game Development Meeting is a free and open to the public event.

Oct
1
Mon
BGS Music Meetup
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Are you a musician interested in writing songs for games? A chiptune enthusiast? Or just interested in video game tunes? Then come meet likeminded creators and listeners at our monthly BGS Music Meetup!
BGS Music Meetup is a free and open to the public event.

Oct
4
Thu
Buffalo WordPress Users Meetup
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This Monthly Meetup is generally targeted towards users who are using WordPress (or looking to learn about it) for Blogging and Content Management. Discussion about Blogging with WordPress, Using WordPress on your own sites, easy security tips, what to look for in themes and plugins when installing them, and much more. General topics will be focused more on content and basic information about plugins and themes. If you’re using WordPress to power your blog, business site, or just want to learn more about it, then this is the meetup you’ll want to attend. You may still see some short bits of code during talks or questions, but stick with us and we’ll promise you wont drown. You can always give both this and the design/dev meetup a shot and see where you feel more comfortable (or attend both each month). For more in-depth discussion in theme design, plugin development and other more advanced topics, check out the other meetups running every 3rd Thursday each month named the “Design/Dev” Sessions.

Oct
8
Mon
BGS Visual Arts Meetup
Oct 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Are you an illustrator? A sprite artist? A 3D modeler? If you work with any visual medium, this meetup’s for you! Meet other visual artists in the area, showcase work, solicit feedback, and learn new tips and tricks every second Monday of the month at the BGS Visual Arts Meetup.

BGS Writing Meetup
Oct 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Are you interested in writing for games? Would you like to discuss your ideas or projects with other like-minded writers in the area? Then check out the BGS Writers Meetup! Join other writers of all experience levels and backgrounds to get and provide feedback and build confidence in your skills.

Oct
15
Mon
BGS Unity Dev Meetup
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join other Unity developers at Buffalo Game Space to share projects, discuss techniques, and learn something new about one of the most popular game development engines in the world!
BGS Unity Dev Meetup is a free and open to the public event.

Oct
18
Thu
Buffalo WordPress Coworking Day
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us for coworking. Anyone interested is welcome to come by for a few minutes or the whole day. We’ll have Coffee and snacks and rollerdogs. If you’re not familiar with coworking, it’s a laid-back and great way to get work done, and also interact with other WP Meetup members. You can work on your own projects while having the ability to discuss anything with the rest of the group, or discuss your projects and help others with theirs. Come ask questions, bounce ideas off of other WP users, or just work within a relatively close vicinity to other humans.

Nov
1
Thu
Buffalo WordPress Users Meetup
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This Monthly Meetup is generally targeted towards users who are using WordPress (or looking to learn about it) for Blogging and Content Management. Discussion about Blogging with WordPress, Using WordPress on your own sites, easy security tips, what to look for in themes and plugins when installing them, and much more. General topics will be focused more on content and basic information about plugins and themes. If you’re using WordPress to power your blog, business site, or just want to learn more about it, then this is the meetup you’ll want to attend. You may still see some short bits of code during talks or questions, but stick with us and we’ll promise you wont drown. You can always give both this and the design/dev meetup a shot and see where you feel more comfortable (or attend both each month). For more in-depth discussion in theme design, plugin development and other more advanced topics, check out the other meetups running every 3rd Thursday each month named the “Design/Dev” Sessions.

Nov
5
Mon
BGS Music Meetup
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Are you a musician interested in writing songs for games? A chiptune enthusiast? Or just interested in video game tunes? Then come meet likeminded creators and listeners at our monthly BGS Music Meetup!
BGS Music Meetup is a free and open to the public event.