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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
21
Sat
Linux Workshop @ Interlock Rochester
Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Linux Workshop Come and get your questions about Linux answered. We have experts on hand to fix problems and answer questions about Ubuntu and FOSS. Bring your system in so we can help you get the most from your FOSS.

Oct
24
Tue
Breakfast-N-Learn: National Cybersecurity Month @ RIT - CUE
Oct 24 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Breakfast-N-Learn: National Cybersecurity Month @ RIT - CUE | Rochester | New York | United States

Cybersecurity Month: Defending Your Company Against Cyber Attacks

Small to medium businesses are the number one target for cyber attacks. As the leader of your company, you need all the tools and knowledge to defend your organization against these threats. For National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, CMIT Solutions of Monroe is hosting a breakfast-n-learn to train you how to be more proactive against cyber attacks while protecting yourself, your employees, and your customers.

Monthly Organizer’s Meeting
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For too long there has been shroud of mystery on the inner workings of the RocPy organization! We would invite our fellow members to join us for our monthly organizer’s meeting!
We enjoy food, drink and most importantly, plan our upcoming meetings of RocPy.
This group would be nothing if not for your attendance and support, consider joining us!
Usually, it’s every 4th Tuesday of the month.

Hack Night at Interlock @ Interlock Rochester
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Weekly meetup for Interlock Members (and their guests) to come and visit, work on their projects, or share what they’ve been working on. It’s open to visitors but the First Tuesday’s of the month are the best time to visit if this is your first time.

Oct
27
Fri
RIT Entrepreneurs Conference @ Rochester Institute of Technology
Oct 27 all-day
RIT Entrepreneurs Conference @ Rochester Institute of Technology | Rochester | New York | United States

RIT’s Entrepreneurs Conference is an inspirational hub and day of learning on how to start a business. The annual event is for anyone who believes that creativity and bold thinking are vital to success. Guest panelists — academic and real-world practitioners — will link theory and practice, in spirited dialogue with participants, as they share their innovative stories, techniques, and ideas that have established them as leaders in their respective fields and industries.
Registration Options:

Student; No Lunch (Free)
Student; With Lunch ($10.00)
RIT Alumni, Faculty, Staff; No Lunch (Free)
RIT Alumni, Faculty, Staff; With Lunch ($10.00)
General Public; With Lunch ($25.00)

Nov
1
Wed
Business Insurance 101 @ Central Library- Kate Gleason Auditorium
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

First Wednesday’s
” Business Insurance 101 ”

What insurance do you need to protect your business, your assets and your family? This seminar will help those looking to get into business and those already in business make some very important decisions.
We understand that it is easy to get overwhelmed with all the details. This program will help you manage and plan for all your potential risks.

Nov
3
Fri
RIT Graduate Showcase @ Louise Slaughter Hall and Sustainability Institute
Nov 3 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Keynote Speaker – David C. Munson, Jr, President, RIT

Graduate scholarship at RIT represents an incredibly rich and diverse body of work research, technological discovery, design, and creativity. On november 3, 2017, the RIT community will come together to celebrate this diversity of thought and practice with the RIT Graduate Showcase, hosted by the Office of Graduate Education. This event provides an opportunity to highlight and salute the intellectual achievements of our graduate students, and we want your work to be included!

A wide variety of work will be featured at the showcase, including traditional research presentations, group project discussions, engineering and design demonstrations, and visual arts presentations. The work that drives your intellectual passions can find a home in the graduate showcase.

Rochester 2600
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Rochester 2600 is an information-security / hacker meetup that meets regularly at the hackerspace, Interlock Rochester. It’s a loosely organized group that hangs out, does presentations related to security and technology, and discusses a variety of topics throughout the night. All are welcome. Agenda usually includes:

a monthly information security news that’s relevant
at least one presentation on a hacker-ish topic.

Visit https://www.rochester2600.com for this month’s meeting details.

Nov
6
Mon
Paul Singh’s Upstate Tech Tour! @ High Tech Rochester
Nov 6 – Nov 9 all-day
Paul Singh's Upstate Tech Tour! @ High Tech Rochester | Rochester | New York | United States

DC area venture capitalist Paul Singh and his investor friends started the North American Tech Tour in 2016 with the idea that they needed to spend more time visiting places that other investors weren’t visiting.

As many of you remember, Paul, Dana and their white lab, Jack, airstreamed into Upstate NY, spending time with us in Syracuse, Utica and Saratoga Springs. They had so much fun meeting great people and connecting with lots of promising tech startups, that they’re returning for another adventure – this time in Rochester, NY!

High Tech Rochester will be our host this season. More details on back to back events with Paul and his friends coming soon. Paul’s visit may even dovetail an event featuring the 20 semifinalists for the NEW Luminate Accelerator – Photonics Venture Challenge!

Interested in a one on one pitch session with Paul and other out of state investors? Email kathryn@uvc.org to get on the list.

Nov
7
Tue
Open Night at the space
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On the first Tuesday of each month we have our Open Night. It starts with a very short (15 min) business meeting and then we open the floor to members. Members give a short presentation bragging about the cool things they have accomplished in the past month or shamefully admit they have failed.
So come out and meet the geeks.

Nov
8
Wed
RYP 7th Annual Entrepreneur’s Expo @ Metropolitan
Nov 8 @ 5:30 pm – 8:45 pm

One of RocGrowth’s four goals is to “Empower the New Generation of Innovators and Leaders.”

Thus, we are proud to announce the strengthening of our partnership with the Rochester Young Professionals.  Thanks to two of the members of RYP’s leadership team, Max Dowd and Taylor Copie, we have been working more closely to support each others events and missions.

So, in their words, we proudly inform you:

“Rochester’s youngest business owners will be the focus of Rochester Young Professionals 7th Annual Entrepreneur’s Expo, a networking and business event on Wednesday, November 8th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at the Metropolitan in the heart of downtown.  Last year’s expo had 400 attendees with over 30 of Rochester’s most vibrant and exciting entrepreneurs participating as exhibitors.”

If your company is interested (or someone you know who might be interested) in being an exhibitor for the expo, please contact professionaldevelopment@r-y-p.org

“Creating Better User Experiences with User Research” Workshop @ Pharos Systems
Nov 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Creating Better User Experiences with User Research Do you have a website or app that no one is using?  Does your company get incessant customer service calls about information they could find on your website or tasks they should be able to complete on your app? Do you have an e-commerce site that just isn’t performing the way you expect? If yes, you probably have a website or app that tells users you don’t care about their needs or goals. And that app or website isn’t leading to the sales or conversions that it should. This workshop focuses on how to conduct research to determine your users’ goals, behaviors, and tasks—with the aim of creating a fantastic user experience that will convert visitors, increase engagement, and streamline your sales pipeline. We’ll talk about how to create personas and how those personas inform your website or product design. We’ll also expand those personas into scenarios, allowing you to optimize your user experience, as well as provide opportunities for new features or digital products. About your instructor: Heidi Trost As founder and director of UX at HT Design Studio, Heidi works with businesses to ensure their clients’ digital experiences lead to increased revenue and conversions. Heidi has worked with startups trying to create their first MVP to Fortune 500 companies.  HT Design Studio uses its proprietary framework, called the L.I.V.E. Digital Method, to improve the way people interact with websites, apps, and digital products. By integrating Language, Interface, and Visuals, HT Design Studio measures, tests, and optimizes the entire user Experience. The result is increased engagement and a streamlined sales pipeline. In addition to the work she does at HT Design Studio, Heidi has also taught undergraduate sections of Human Communication, Visual Communication, and Digital Design at Rochester Institute of Technology. She is the president of Spark Design Professionals, an organization for design business owners. What to bring: Something to take notes (laptop suggested but not necessary). Questions? Message us at rochestergirldevelopit.com or find us on Slack so we can help! We look forward to seeing you!

Nov
9
Thu
Proven Steps to Fill Your Sales Pipeline with Stephen Woessner @ Locust Hill Country Club
Nov 9 all-day
Proven Steps to Fill Your Sales Pipeline with Stephen Woessner @ Locust Hill Country Club | Pittsford | New York | United States

Stephen will teach you how to build your own Trojan Horse of Sales – a complete business development system that you and your team can use.

8:00am – 8:30am Registration
8:30am – 11:30am – Workshop
12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch & VIP session with Stephen – additional fee

Startup Drinks
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us once again for our monthly Startup Drinks meetup, where lots of interesting people get together in a very casual setting to chat about their startups, startup ideas and side projects!

Nov
10
Fri
Wireless Meetup
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Wireless Meetup (Formerly the SDR Meetup) will be for people to learn more about Software Defined Radios, RF transmissions, and any kinds of wireless communications you can think of.  We have some SDR units available if you’d like to learn or bring in your project to play with.

Nov
14
Tue
Hack Night at Interlock
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Weekly meetup for Interlock Members (and their guests) to come and visit, work on their projects, or share what they’ve been working on. It’s open to visitors but the First Tuesday’s of the month are the best time to visit if this is your first time.

How do I … A seminar series.
Nov 14 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Seminar Series at Interlock. The second Tuesday of each month we will present a seminar about doing “something” at the space. These seminars will cover using tools at the space, using publicly available kits, learning normal hacker/maker skills.

Nov
15
Wed
Private Equity Success @ Artisan Works
Nov 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

You’re invited to join us to hear how Ambrell, a Rochester-based manufacturing company, went from bankruptcy to a thriving, successful company recently acquired by inTEST, by leveraging private equity capital and experience.

Upstate Capital is hosting an event to bring together members of the investment and business communities from across the region to hear the Ambrell story from its current CEO, Tony Mazzullo, and his majority PE investor, Andrew Trigg from Graycliff Partners. Dave Helgerson from Hamilton Lane will moderate the discussion.

Ambrell & Graycliff Partners

Founded in 1986, Ambrell Corporation is a global leader in the induction heating market. Tony Mazzullo joined in 2015 after Graycliff has acquired the company. Hear Tony Mazzullo and Andrew Trigg, Managing Partner at Graycliff talk about what taking private equity investment can mean for a business.

Schedule

5pm: Registration + networking

6pm: Welcome remarks + program

7pm: Networking

7:30pm: (Members Only)
Private tour of Artisan Works, a unique event space, with its founder

Tickets

Regular tickets are $75.00. Upstate Capital members pay $35, saving over 50%, and get a members-only tour of Artisan Works with its founder. Members – please email Bailey (bailey@upstatecapital.org) for your membership code to register. All tickets at the door are $75.

Not a member yet? Join Upstate Capital today to receive discounted tickets at this and all Upstate Capital events. Check out membership benefits.

Nov
17
Fri
The Open Organization Of Lockpickers (TOOOL) Meeting
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Rochester chapter of The Open Organization Of Lockpicking. This monthly meeting is an opportunity to practice picking locks and meet other people that are experts in the subject. Meetings often have presentations about various locks and will let you borrow some lock picks and training locks to get you started.

Nov
18
Sat
Linux Workshop
Nov 18 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Linux Workshop

Come and get your questions about Linux answered. We have experts on hand to fix problems and answer questions about Ubuntu and FOSS. Bring your system in so we can help you get the most from your FOSS.

Nov
21
Tue
Hack Night at Interlock
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Weekly meetup for Interlock Members (and their guests) to come and visit, work on their projects, or share what they’ve been working on. It’s open to visitors but the First Tuesday’s of the month are the best time to visit if this is your first time.

RocPy General Meeting
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Topic TBD
Location Information
If the map link above for our location is not sufficient here is a more detailed map that should be referenced:A map to Innovative Solutions
(parking and walking directions)
The meeting will be at the Innovative Solutions family room:

Use the entrance around the rear of the building (the opposite side of the building from the main entrance and sign).
The door is located at the corner of the building, and faces the parking lot.

Nov
28
Tue
Monthly Organizer’s Meeting
Nov 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For too long there has been shroud of mystery on the inner workings of the RocPy organization! We would invite our fellow members to join us for our monthly organizer’s meeting!
We enjoy food, drink and most importantly, plan our upcoming meetings of RocPy.
This group would be nothing if not for your attendance and support, consider joining us!
Usually, it’s every 4th Tuesday of the month.

Hack Night at Interlock
Nov 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Weekly meetup for Interlock Members (and their guests) to come and visit, work on their projects, or share what they’ve been working on. It’s open to visitors but the First Tuesday’s of the month are the best time to visit if this is your first time.

Dec
1
Fri
RocGrowth Coffee @ Carlson Cowork
Dec 1 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
RocGrowth Coffee @ Carlson Cowork | Rochester | New York | United States

A networking event designed to facilitate USEFUL collisions by sharing inspiring stories and empowering the new generation of entrepreneurs in Rochester.

RocGrowth Candids @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre
Dec 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
RocGrowth Candids @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre | Rochester | New York | United States

RocGrowth Candids is a bi-monthly event featuring local entrepreneurs who share their personal stories and lessons learned building successful businesses.

Rochester 2600
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Rochester 2600 is an information-security / hacker meetup that meets regularly at the hackerspace, Interlock Rochester. It’s a loosely organized group that hangs out, does presentations related to security and technology, and discusses a variety of topics throughout the night. All are welcome. Agenda usually includes:

a monthly information security news that’s relevant
at least one presentation on a hacker-ish topic.

Visit https://www.rochester2600.com for this month’s meeting details.

Dec
5
Tue
Open Night at the space
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On the first Tuesday of each month we have our Open Night. It starts with a very short (15 min) business meeting and then we open the floor to members. Members give a short presentation bragging about the cool things they have accomplished in the past month or shamefully admit they have failed.
So come out and meet the geeks.

Dec
8
Fri
Wireless Meetup
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Wireless Meetup (Formerly the SDR Meetup) will be for people to learn more about Software Defined Radios, RF transmissions, and any kinds of wireless communications you can think of.  We have some SDR units available if you’d like to learn or bring in your project to play with.

Dec
12
Tue
Hack Night at Interlock
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Weekly meetup for Interlock Members (and their guests) to come and visit, work on their projects, or share what they’ve been working on. It’s open to visitors but the First Tuesday’s of the month are the best time to visit if this is your first time.