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Jun
27
Tue
The Capital Stack: Funding Sources @ University at Buffalo - Center of Excellence
Jun 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Capital Stack: Funding Sources @ University at Buffalo - Center of Excellence | Buffalo | New York | United States
Want to learn more about funding businesses, including how to raise $20M in venture capital?
Learn about the differences between angel and venture equity, and different kinds of debt.  Meet investors and lenders who support local businesses, and hear ACV Auctions’ story of how they raised significant venture capital, from CEO George Chamoun.
Early bird tickets are $60 before June 16, then increase to $70 for regular tickets. UVANY members and entrepreneurs save 50%.  Use the code MEMBER to register. Not a member yet? Join UVANY today and get a free ticket!
Jun
28
Wed
Bright Buffalo Niagara Entrepreneur Expo @ Hotel Henry
Jun 28 @ 9:35 pm – 10:35 pm
Bright Buffalo Niagara Entrepreneur Expo @ Hotel Henry | Buffalo | New York | United States

You’re invited to one of the year’s most exciting entrepreneur events! Join us at the Bright Buffalo Niagara Entrepreneur Expo & LIVE Pitch Event! 

Agenda: Top 5 Exhibitor Registration: 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Exclusive Investor Luncheon: 11a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

90 Second Presenter Exhibitor Registration: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Attendee Registration: 12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Opening Remarks: 1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Live Pitches: 1:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Entrepreneur Expo: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Keynote Address | Frans Johansson: 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Awards Ceremony and Closing Remarks: 6:30 p.m. – 6:45

Jun
29
Thu
Startup Grind Buffalo with Chris Ring of Fanbassador @ DIG at the Innovation Center
Jun 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Chris is an entrepreneur hailing from Buffalo, NY who has been working in the music business for nearly 20 years. As the owner and president of After Dark Entertainment, Inc., Chris currently books and produces over 200 concerts a year throughout Western NY including shows at his own club Waiting Room, a multi room venue located in Downtown Buffalo.

In addition to booking concerts Ring also owns and operates Tour City, Inc., a merchandise company specializing in the needs of touring musicians. When Chris isn’t booking gigs for the kids or printing shirts and banners for the rock n rollers he enjoys golfing, golfing, and more golfing.

Weekly Casual Bitcoin/Blockchain Meetup (Thursdays)
Jun 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Due to the recent surge of interest in the blockchain realm, we’ve decided to have casual meetups every Thursday evening at Ashkers, in addition to the formal monthly meetups.

BGS Project Night
Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join BGS for an open night of free coworking! Bring your workstation with you and set up shop for the night to work on your current game project, or start a new one with other developers and artists! Get input from peers on your game, gain knowledge from experts, and help out beginners as all work towards making awesome games. BGS Project Night is a free and open to the public event.

Jun
30
Fri
BGS Arcade
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Just want to unwind and play some games? Come to BGS and do just that! We’ll be rolling out our tables and chairs, powering up our arcade cabinets, hooking up consoles and opening our doors to all for a free evening of gaming. Bring your friends, favorite games (video games, tabletop games, card games, whatever you like!) and have some fun at BGS Arcade! BGS Arcade is a free and open to the public event.

Jul
3
Mon
BGS Music Meetup
Jul 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.

Jul
6
Thu
Monthly Bitcoin Meetup
Jul 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BGS Game Development Meeting
Jul 6 @ 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.

Buffalo WordPress Users/Bloggers Meetup
Jul 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 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.

Jul
10
Mon
BGS Visual Arts Meetup
Jul 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.

Jul
11
Tue
The Buffalo PHP User Group Monthly Meetup
Jul 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

MEETUP AGENDA
============
* 6:30 Intro to PHP * 6:45 Tips & Community News * 7:00 Introductions * 7:15 Presentations * 7:45 Networking

Jul
13
Thu
Webinar: From Idea To IPO – Immigration And Corporate Issues @ Webinar
Jul 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Miller Mayer Webinar: From Idea To IPO: Immigration And Corporate Issues

Every entrepreneur needs to know how to navigate the life cycle of a startup company, from concept to a successful IPO. Experienced Miller Mayer attorneys Steve Yale-Loehr, David Wilks, Nathan Cook, and Paul Lee will explain the process from both a corporate and an immigration law perspective and answer questions. Jennifer Tegan, a partner at Cayuga Venture Fund will join them as well. This webinar will benefit individual entrepreneurs, startup or young companies, and venture capitalists thinking about funding new companies that have a foreign national founder or CEO.

Panelists:

Steve Yale-Loehr is an Attorney Of Counsel in Miller Mayer’s Immigration practice group. He brings 30 years of immigration law experience to bear in advising corporate and individual clients on a broad array of family- and employment-based immigration matters.
In addition to his work at Miller Mayer, Mr. Yale-Loehr is an active and internationally renowned member of the immigration law community. He teaches immigration and asylum law at Cornell Law School as a Professor of Immigration Practice. He also founded and was the original executive director of Invest in the USA (IIUSA), a trade association of EB-5 immigrant investor regional centers. He is listed in Who’s Who in America and is annually listed in Chambers Global, Chambers USA, and An International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers as one of the world’s best immigration lawyers. He is frequently quoted in the press on immigration issues and has often testified before Congress.

David J. Wilks is an Associate in Miller Mayer’s Immigration practice group.
Mr. Wilks’ practice focuses primarily on employment-based immigration. He has represented a wide range of clients, including universities, multinational corporations, health care institutions, small businesses and entrepreneurs in seeking immigrant and nonimmigrant status for individuals in diverse fields and specialties. Mr. Wilks has also provided immigration expertise relating to large corporate acquisitions, as well as assisted clients with I-9 compliance and family-based petitions for permanent residence.

Mr. Wilks currently serves on national leadership committees with the American Immigration Lawyers Association. In addition, Mr. Wilks has spoken both nationally and internationally on matters related to immigration law.

Paul S. Lee is an Attorney Of Counsel in Miller Mayer’s Business Law Practice Group.
Mr. Lee focuses his practice on corporate law with an emphasis on financial institutions and regulatory matters. Mr. Lee’s practice includes advising companies with respect to corporate governance, private equity, acquisitions, internal investigations and regulatory compliance. Mr. Lee also has a broad range of working experience in swap agreements, finance transactions, compliance matters, regulatory audits and examinations, and construction contracts.
Prior to joining Miller Mayer, Mr. Lee practiced corporate, banking and regulatory law as in-house counsel at a commercial bank and in private practice in New York City and Seoul, South Korea.
Mr. Lee is a regular speaker at national and international conferences with respect to cross-border regulatory regimes including economic sanctions, money laundering and bribery/corruption.

Nathan J. Cook is an Attorney Of Counsel in Miller Mayer’s Business Law, Real Estate, and Intellectual Property practice groups.
Mr. Cook focuses his practice on business, finance, real estate, and intellectual property law. Mr. Cook’s business and finance practice includes advising entrepreneurs and businesses in formation and governance, employment matters, mergers and acquisitions, licensing, succession planning, and financing, including venture capital.
Mr. Cook’s real estate practice includes representing buyers and sellers of residential and commercial real estate throughout Central New York and the Southern Tier.
Mr. Cook’s intellectual property law practice includes advising clients in intellectual property protection, trademark and copyright registration, franchising, licensing, negotiation and preparation of software development and service agreements, and trade secret protection.

Jennifer Tegan has been a Partner with Ithaca, NY based Cayuga Venture Fund (CVF) for over a decade.
Since starting with CVF in 2002, Jennifer has been working with, supporting and financing entrepreneurs in technology-based companies in the areas of communications equipment, social networking, semi-conductors, materials sciences, consumer products and SAAS businesses. She serves on the boards of GiveGab, Intrinsiq Materials, POM Company, Tompkins Trust Company and True Gault as well as represents the fund on the board of Venuebook. Jennifer is also past President of the Upstate Venture Association of New York Board (UVANY) a membership trade organization whose mission is to increase access to capital for entrepreneurs and companies in Upstate NY. Jennifer has her BA and MS in Geology from Smith College and University of Cincinnati, respectively and her MBA from Cornell University. Since its inception in 1994, Cayuga Venture Fund and its member investors have invested more than $70 million in technology companies in upstate New York, many of which are based on research performed at Cornell University, and helped to attract approximately $300 million of investor capital to technology start-up companies in what is traditionally considered to be a region underserved by venture capital.

Weekly Casual Bitcoin/Blockchain Meetup (Thursdays)
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Due to the recent surge of interest in the blockchain realm, we’ve decided to have casual meetups every Thursday evening at Ashkers, in addition to the formal monthly meetups.

BGS Project Night
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join BGS for an open night of free coworking! Bring your workstation with you and set up shop for the night to work on your current game project, or start a new one with other developers and artists! Get input from peers on your game, gain knowledge from experts, and help out beginners as all work towards making awesome games.
BGS Project Night is a free and open to the public event.

Jul
14
Fri
BGS Arcade
Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Just want to unwind and play some games? Come to BGS and do just that! We’ll be rolling out our tables and chairs, powering up our arcade cabinets, hooking up consoles and opening our doors to all for a free evening of gaming. Bring your friends, favorite games (video games, tabletop games, card games, whatever you like!) and have some fun at BGS Arcade!
BGS Arcade is a free and open to the public event.

Jul
17
Mon
BGS Unity Dev Meetup
Jul 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.

Jul
20
Thu
BGS Game Development Meeting
Jul 20 @ 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.

Buffalo WordPress Designer/Dev Meetup
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This is our monthly Designer & Developer WordPress Meetup. Discussion in Theme Design, Plugin Development, advanced Security, and other more advanced elements to WP. This meetup is catered towards designers and developers. Whether you’re a designer new to WordPress, or an experienced Developer this is the meetup you’ll want to attend. A basic understanding of HTML, CSS, and PHP to get the most out of the Designer/Dev Meetups. Feel free to give it a try if you’re on the fence and you can also attend the User meetup to see where you feel more comfortable. Also newly added, is our rule during the Designer/Developer Meetups, of NO SEO discussion. We’re adding this simply because while SEO can go hand-in-hand with WordPress, it often overruns everything else discussed. We are a WP Meetup, not an SEO Meetup. If you’re looking for something directed towards content editing, blogging, and less development based elements to WordPress, try our User Meetup running the 1st Thursday of every month.

Jul
27
Thu
Startup Grind Buffalo with OnCore Golf Founders @ DIG at the Innovation Center
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Bret Blakely and Steve Coulton are the founders of OnCore Golf. They will be coming to give us insight into one of Buffalo’s major successes. They’re recently had a new ball launch, and they can help us with all aspects of business and the game that drives it. See you there!

Startup Grind Hosts Bret Blakely & Steve Coulton of OnCore Golf
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

THIS IS A PAID EVENT – PURCHASE YOUR TICKET HERE Startup Grind Hosts Bret Blakely & Steve Coulton of OnCore Golf Coming Soon!  Agenda 6:00 pm Networking and Food 7:00 pm Fireside Chat 8:00 pm Networking Speaker Bret Blakely – OnCore Golf Hosted By David Longhini, Buffalo Co-Director I’m a Salesforce Consultant by day and an obsessed Tim Ferriss fanatic by night. You can find me either out exploring new ways of living, running a life experiment, or reading books ranging from self-improvement, to human nature, to fantasy. Get at me! Twitter: @longhinid Sean Heidinger, Buffalo Co-Director Coming soon! Twitter: @digbuffalo Global Partner Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Partners We specialize in making the value of your product or service into an easy-to-understand, wide-spread marketing message. Nickel City Graphics is – Marketing, simplified. The Thomas R. Beecher, Jr. Innovation Center, an entrepreneurial hub in Buffalo, is a LEED-certified incubation space housing more than 100 companies including those in life sciences, biotech and social innovation, as well as businesses offering support services like IP attorneys, talent acquisition, sales, and marketing. The collaborative and entrepreneurial setting provides an excellent environment for businesses to grow and network. What is Startup Grind? Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 200 cities and 98 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

Weekly Casual Bitcoin/Blockchain Meetup (Thursdays)
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Due to the recent surge of interest in the blockchain realm, we’ve decided to have casual meetups every Thursday evening at Ashkers, in addition to the formal monthly meetups.

BGS Project Night
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join BGS for an open night of free coworking! Bring your workstation with you and set up shop for the night to work on your current game project, or start a new one with other developers and artists! Get input from peers on your game, gain knowledge from experts, and help out beginners as all work towards making awesome games.
BGS Project Night is a free and open to the public event.

Jul
28
Fri
BGS Arcade
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Just want to unwind and play some games? Come to BGS and do just that! We’ll be rolling out our tables and chairs, powering up our arcade cabinets, hooking up consoles and opening our doors to all for a free evening of gaming. Bring your friends, favorite games (video games, tabletop games, card games, whatever you like!) and have some fun at BGS Arcade!
BGS Arcade is a free and open to the public event.

Aug
3
Thu
Monthly Bitcoin Meetup
Aug 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BGS Game Development Meeting
Aug 3 @ 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.

Buffalo WordPress Users/Bloggers Meetup
Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 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.

Aug
7
Mon
BGS Music Meetup
Aug 7 @ 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.

Aug
8
Tue
The Buffalo PHP User Group Monthly Meetup
Aug 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

MEETUP AGENDA
============
* 6:30 Intro to PHP * 6:45 Tips & Community News * 7:00 Introductions * 7:15 Presentations * 7:45 Networking

Aug
10
Thu
Weekly Casual Bitcoin/Blockchain Meetup (Thursdays)
Aug 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Due to the recent surge of interest in the blockchain realm, we’ve decided to have casual meetups every Thursday evening at Ashkers, in addition to the formal monthly meetups.

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
Jun
27
Tue
The Capital Stack: Funding Sources @ University at Buffalo - Center of Excellence
Jun 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Capital Stack: Funding Sources @ University at Buffalo - Center of Excellence | Buffalo | New York | United States
Want to learn more about funding businesses, including how to raise $20M in venture capital?
Learn about the differences between angel and venture equity, and different kinds of debt.  Meet investors and lenders who support local businesses, and hear ACV Auctions’ story of how they raised significant venture capital, from CEO George Chamoun.
Early bird tickets are $60 before June 16, then increase to $70 for regular tickets. UVANY members and entrepreneurs save 50%.  Use the code MEMBER to register. Not a member yet? Join UVANY today and get a free ticket!
Jun
28
Wed
Bright Buffalo Niagara Entrepreneur Expo @ Hotel Henry
Jun 28 @ 9:35 pm – 10:35 pm
Bright Buffalo Niagara Entrepreneur Expo @ Hotel Henry | Buffalo | New York | United States

You’re invited to one of the year’s most exciting entrepreneur events! Join us at the Bright Buffalo Niagara Entrepreneur Expo & LIVE Pitch Event! 

Agenda: Top 5 Exhibitor Registration: 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Exclusive Investor Luncheon: 11a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

90 Second Presenter Exhibitor Registration: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Attendee Registration: 12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Opening Remarks: 1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Live Pitches: 1:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Entrepreneur Expo: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Keynote Address | Frans Johansson: 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Awards Ceremony and Closing Remarks: 6:30 p.m. – 6:45

Jun
29
Thu
Startup Grind Buffalo with Chris Ring of Fanbassador @ DIG at the Innovation Center
Jun 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Chris is an entrepreneur hailing from Buffalo, NY who has been working in the music business for nearly 20 years. As the owner and president of After Dark Entertainment, Inc., Chris currently books and produces over 200 concerts a year throughout Western NY including shows at his own club Waiting Room, a multi room venue located in Downtown Buffalo.

In addition to booking concerts Ring also owns and operates Tour City, Inc., a merchandise company specializing in the needs of touring musicians. When Chris isn’t booking gigs for the kids or printing shirts and banners for the rock n rollers he enjoys golfing, golfing, and more golfing.

Weekly Casual Bitcoin/Blockchain Meetup (Thursdays)
Jun 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Due to the recent surge of interest in the blockchain realm, we’ve decided to have casual meetups every Thursday evening at Ashkers, in addition to the formal monthly meetups.

BGS Project Night
Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join BGS for an open night of free coworking! Bring your workstation with you and set up shop for the night to work on your current game project, or start a new one with other developers and artists! Get input from peers on your game, gain knowledge from experts, and help out beginners as all work towards making awesome games. BGS Project Night is a free and open to the public event.

Jun
30
Fri
BGS Arcade
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Just want to unwind and play some games? Come to BGS and do just that! We’ll be rolling out our tables and chairs, powering up our arcade cabinets, hooking up consoles and opening our doors to all for a free evening of gaming. Bring your friends, favorite games (video games, tabletop games, card games, whatever you like!) and have some fun at BGS Arcade! BGS Arcade is a free and open to the public event.

Jul
3
Mon
BGS Music Meetup
Jul 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.

Jul
6
Thu
Monthly Bitcoin Meetup
Jul 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BGS Game Development Meeting
Jul 6 @ 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.

Buffalo WordPress Users/Bloggers Meetup
Jul 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 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.

Jul
10
Mon
BGS Visual Arts Meetup
Jul 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.

Jul
11
Tue
The Buffalo PHP User Group Monthly Meetup
Jul 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

MEETUP AGENDA
============
* 6:30 Intro to PHP * 6:45 Tips & Community News * 7:00 Introductions * 7:15 Presentations * 7:45 Networking

Jul
13
Thu
Webinar: From Idea To IPO – Immigration And Corporate Issues @ Webinar
Jul 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Miller Mayer Webinar: From Idea To IPO: Immigration And Corporate Issues

Every entrepreneur needs to know how to navigate the life cycle of a startup company, from concept to a successful IPO. Experienced Miller Mayer attorneys Steve Yale-Loehr, David Wilks, Nathan Cook, and Paul Lee will explain the process from both a corporate and an immigration law perspective and answer questions. Jennifer Tegan, a partner at Cayuga Venture Fund will join them as well. This webinar will benefit individual entrepreneurs, startup or young companies, and venture capitalists thinking about funding new companies that have a foreign national founder or CEO.

Panelists:

Steve Yale-Loehr is an Attorney Of Counsel in Miller Mayer’s Immigration practice group. He brings 30 years of immigration law experience to bear in advising corporate and individual clients on a broad array of family- and employment-based immigration matters.
In addition to his work at Miller Mayer, Mr. Yale-Loehr is an active and internationally renowned member of the immigration law community. He teaches immigration and asylum law at Cornell Law School as a Professor of Immigration Practice. He also founded and was the original executive director of Invest in the USA (IIUSA), a trade association of EB-5 immigrant investor regional centers. He is listed in Who’s Who in America and is annually listed in Chambers Global, Chambers USA, and An International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers as one of the world’s best immigration lawyers. He is frequently quoted in the press on immigration issues and has often testified before Congress.

David J. Wilks is an Associate in Miller Mayer’s Immigration practice group.
Mr. Wilks’ practice focuses primarily on employment-based immigration. He has represented a wide range of clients, including universities, multinational corporations, health care institutions, small businesses and entrepreneurs in seeking immigrant and nonimmigrant status for individuals in diverse fields and specialties. Mr. Wilks has also provided immigration expertise relating to large corporate acquisitions, as well as assisted clients with I-9 compliance and family-based petitions for permanent residence.

Mr. Wilks currently serves on national leadership committees with the American Immigration Lawyers Association. In addition, Mr. Wilks has spoken both nationally and internationally on matters related to immigration law.

Paul S. Lee is an Attorney Of Counsel in Miller Mayer’s Business Law Practice Group.
Mr. Lee focuses his practice on corporate law with an emphasis on financial institutions and regulatory matters. Mr. Lee’s practice includes advising companies with respect to corporate governance, private equity, acquisitions, internal investigations and regulatory compliance. Mr. Lee also has a broad range of working experience in swap agreements, finance transactions, compliance matters, regulatory audits and examinations, and construction contracts.
Prior to joining Miller Mayer, Mr. Lee practiced corporate, banking and regulatory law as in-house counsel at a commercial bank and in private practice in New York City and Seoul, South Korea.
Mr. Lee is a regular speaker at national and international conferences with respect to cross-border regulatory regimes including economic sanctions, money laundering and bribery/corruption.

Nathan J. Cook is an Attorney Of Counsel in Miller Mayer’s Business Law, Real Estate, and Intellectual Property practice groups.
Mr. Cook focuses his practice on business, finance, real estate, and intellectual property law. Mr. Cook’s business and finance practice includes advising entrepreneurs and businesses in formation and governance, employment matters, mergers and acquisitions, licensing, succession planning, and financing, including venture capital.
Mr. Cook’s real estate practice includes representing buyers and sellers of residential and commercial real estate throughout Central New York and the Southern Tier.
Mr. Cook’s intellectual property law practice includes advising clients in intellectual property protection, trademark and copyright registration, franchising, licensing, negotiation and preparation of software development and service agreements, and trade secret protection.

Jennifer Tegan has been a Partner with Ithaca, NY based Cayuga Venture Fund (CVF) for over a decade.
Since starting with CVF in 2002, Jennifer has been working with, supporting and financing entrepreneurs in technology-based companies in the areas of communications equipment, social networking, semi-conductors, materials sciences, consumer products and SAAS businesses. She serves on the boards of GiveGab, Intrinsiq Materials, POM Company, Tompkins Trust Company and True Gault as well as represents the fund on the board of Venuebook. Jennifer is also past President of the Upstate Venture Association of New York Board (UVANY) a membership trade organization whose mission is to increase access to capital for entrepreneurs and companies in Upstate NY. Jennifer has her BA and MS in Geology from Smith College and University of Cincinnati, respectively and her MBA from Cornell University. Since its inception in 1994, Cayuga Venture Fund and its member investors have invested more than $70 million in technology companies in upstate New York, many of which are based on research performed at Cornell University, and helped to attract approximately $300 million of investor capital to technology start-up companies in what is traditionally considered to be a region underserved by venture capital.

Weekly Casual Bitcoin/Blockchain Meetup (Thursdays)
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Due to the recent surge of interest in the blockchain realm, we’ve decided to have casual meetups every Thursday evening at Ashkers, in addition to the formal monthly meetups.

BGS Project Night
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join BGS for an open night of free coworking! Bring your workstation with you and set up shop for the night to work on your current game project, or start a new one with other developers and artists! Get input from peers on your game, gain knowledge from experts, and help out beginners as all work towards making awesome games.
BGS Project Night is a free and open to the public event.

Jul
14
Fri
BGS Arcade
Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Just want to unwind and play some games? Come to BGS and do just that! We’ll be rolling out our tables and chairs, powering up our arcade cabinets, hooking up consoles and opening our doors to all for a free evening of gaming. Bring your friends, favorite games (video games, tabletop games, card games, whatever you like!) and have some fun at BGS Arcade!
BGS Arcade is a free and open to the public event.

Jul
17
Mon
BGS Unity Dev Meetup
Jul 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.

Jul
20
Thu
BGS Game Development Meeting
Jul 20 @ 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.

Buffalo WordPress Designer/Dev Meetup
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This is our monthly Designer & Developer WordPress Meetup. Discussion in Theme Design, Plugin Development, advanced Security, and other more advanced elements to WP. This meetup is catered towards designers and developers. Whether you’re a designer new to WordPress, or an experienced Developer this is the meetup you’ll want to attend. A basic understanding of HTML, CSS, and PHP to get the most out of the Designer/Dev Meetups. Feel free to give it a try if you’re on the fence and you can also attend the User meetup to see where you feel more comfortable. Also newly added, is our rule during the Designer/Developer Meetups, of NO SEO discussion. We’re adding this simply because while SEO can go hand-in-hand with WordPress, it often overruns everything else discussed. We are a WP Meetup, not an SEO Meetup. If you’re looking for something directed towards content editing, blogging, and less development based elements to WordPress, try our User Meetup running the 1st Thursday of every month.

Jul
27
Thu
Startup Grind Buffalo with OnCore Golf Founders @ DIG at the Innovation Center
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Bret Blakely and Steve Coulton are the founders of OnCore Golf. They will be coming to give us insight into one of Buffalo’s major successes. They’re recently had a new ball launch, and they can help us with all aspects of business and the game that drives it. See you there!

Startup Grind Hosts Bret Blakely & Steve Coulton of OnCore Golf
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

THIS IS A PAID EVENT – PURCHASE YOUR TICKET HERE Startup Grind Hosts Bret Blakely & Steve Coulton of OnCore Golf Coming Soon!  Agenda 6:00 pm Networking and Food 7:00 pm Fireside Chat 8:00 pm Networking Speaker Bret Blakely – OnCore Golf Hosted By David Longhini, Buffalo Co-Director I’m a Salesforce Consultant by day and an obsessed Tim Ferriss fanatic by night. You can find me either out exploring new ways of living, running a life experiment, or reading books ranging from self-improvement, to human nature, to fantasy. Get at me! Twitter: @longhinid Sean Heidinger, Buffalo Co-Director Coming soon! Twitter: @digbuffalo Global Partner Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Partners We specialize in making the value of your product or service into an easy-to-understand, wide-spread marketing message. Nickel City Graphics is – Marketing, simplified. The Thomas R. Beecher, Jr. Innovation Center, an entrepreneurial hub in Buffalo, is a LEED-certified incubation space housing more than 100 companies including those in life sciences, biotech and social innovation, as well as businesses offering support services like IP attorneys, talent acquisition, sales, and marketing. The collaborative and entrepreneurial setting provides an excellent environment for businesses to grow and network. What is Startup Grind? Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 200 cities and 98 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

Weekly Casual Bitcoin/Blockchain Meetup (Thursdays)
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Due to the recent surge of interest in the blockchain realm, we’ve decided to have casual meetups every Thursday evening at Ashkers, in addition to the formal monthly meetups.

BGS Project Night
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join BGS for an open night of free coworking! Bring your workstation with you and set up shop for the night to work on your current game project, or start a new one with other developers and artists! Get input from peers on your game, gain knowledge from experts, and help out beginners as all work towards making awesome games.
BGS Project Night is a free and open to the public event.

Jul
28
Fri
BGS Arcade
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Just want to unwind and play some games? Come to BGS and do just that! We’ll be rolling out our tables and chairs, powering up our arcade cabinets, hooking up consoles and opening our doors to all for a free evening of gaming. Bring your friends, favorite games (video games, tabletop games, card games, whatever you like!) and have some fun at BGS Arcade!
BGS Arcade is a free and open to the public event.

Aug
3
Thu
Monthly Bitcoin Meetup
Aug 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BGS Game Development Meeting
Aug 3 @ 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.

Buffalo WordPress Users/Bloggers Meetup
Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 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.

Aug
7
Mon
BGS Music Meetup
Aug 7 @ 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.

Aug
8
Tue
The Buffalo PHP User Group Monthly Meetup
Aug 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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* 6:30 Intro to PHP * 6:45 Tips & Community News * 7:00 Introductions * 7:15 Presentations * 7:45 Networking

Aug
10
Thu
Weekly Casual Bitcoin/Blockchain Meetup (Thursdays)
Aug 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Due to the recent surge of interest in the blockchain realm, we’ve decided to have casual meetups every Thursday evening at Ashkers, in addition to the formal monthly meetups.