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Featured Events

2018 Bright Buffalo Niagara Entrepreneur Expo
2018 New York Venture Summit
2018 Unleashed - Marc Randolph

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
Apr
26
Thu
Getting to 50 / 50 Film Screening – Rochester @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre
Apr 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us for the second annual 50/50 Day on April 26, 2018, and the greater #GettingTo5050 Movement. There are already over 20,000 events signed up in companies, schools, classrooms, museums, and homes around the globe to work toward getting to a more gender-balanced world that’s better for everyone across all parts of society, from the economy and politics to culture and home. We provide short engaging films, action pledges, discussion materials, and a full day of live-streamed programming featuring speakers, live events, and more. Everything is free!

The Rochester community will show a screening of the Tiffany Shlain film. Five speakers from the community will also talk about leadership lessons and empowerment. The venue is amazing, but only seats 250 people. So register for your spot! Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Contact Jennifer Sertl at jsert@rochester.rr.com.

Apr
28
Sat
Imagine RIT @ Rochester Institute of Technology Campus
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Imagine RIT @ Rochester Institute of Technology Campus | Rochester | New York | United States

Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival is a campus-wide event that showcases the innovative and creative spirit of RIT students, faculty and staff. Visitors experience the breadth and depth of RIT through interactive presentations, hands-on demonstrations, exhibitions, and research projects set up throughout campus. Multiple performance stages with live music and entertainment are also a hit with visitors of all ages. Held annually each spring, Imagine RIT is the kickoff to Rochester’s rich festival season.

Date & Time: Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 10am to 5pm, rain or shine.

Cost: Free and open to the public!

Location: Imagine RIT takes place throughout RIT’s campus in Henrietta, NY.

May
1
Tue
Open Night at the space
May 1 @ 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.

May
2
Wed
RocGrowth Candids @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre
May 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
RocGrowth Candids @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre | Rochester | New York | United States

RocGrowth Candids is a bi-monthly event featuring regional entrepreneurs share their personal stories and the lessons they’ve learned building successful businesses. We also feature innovative leaders who impact our community’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

REGISTER HERE

We are pleased to host Aaron Newman, a dynamic serial entrepreneur who, prior to founding CloudCheckr, already had several successful startups to his credit. Founded just seven years ago, CloudCheckr already employs more than 100 people in Rochester’s Village Gate. Aaron’s innovative approach to technology and community leadership falls right in line with RocGrowth’s vision of the New Rochester. If you too are interested in helping to shape the future of our community, this is an event you don’t want to miss!

We start and finish with informal kibitzing over drinks and hors d’oeuvres. As usual, we open with a brief performance by a local artist. In between, we conduct an open interview, followed by Q&A, with our featured guests. Event is free, but attendance is limited to the first 100 RSVPs. Register soon since the events “sell out.”

The event is free, thanks to our sponsor, Complemar. We humbly request a $5 donation to our host, the non-profit Downstairs Cabaret Theatre.

We look forward to seeing you there!

-The RocGrowth Team

May
4
Fri
Rochester 2600
May 4 @ 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.

May
8
Tue
Hack Night at Interlock
May 8 @ 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.
May 8 @ 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.

May
10
Thu
Startup Drinks
May 10 @ 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!

May
11
Fri
Wireless Meetup
May 11 @ 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.

May
15
Tue
Hack Night at Interlock
May 15 @ 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.

May
18
Fri
The Open Organization Of Lockpickers (TOOOL) Meeting @ Interlock Rochester
May 18 @ 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.

May
19
Sat
Linux Workshop
May 19 @ 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.

May
22
Tue
Inclusive Prosperity Summit @ Holiday Inn Downtown Rochester
May 22 all-day
Inclusive Prosperity Summit @ Holiday Inn Downtown Rochester | Rochester | New York | United States

Conscious Capital ROC and Venture Jobs Foundation invite you to the Inclusive Prosperity Summit.

This year you’ll hear from John Hope Bryant and Mike Brady.

Check out this short video of John Hope Bryant and his message: “There is a Steve Jobs in waiting in EVERY zip code in America. Believing in them, investing in them…will change their lives…use the Free Enterprise System as a force for good at scale.”

And Mike Brady of Greystone Bakery, where their “Open Hiring” model has no interviews and no background checks, allowing them to employ many who are otherwise disenfranchised. Check out Mike’s TED Talk “Hiring the Unemployable.”

Stay tuned for more details coming soon!

Hack Night at Interlock
May 22 @ 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.

Jun
1
Fri
Rochester 2600
Jun 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.

Jun
8
Fri
Wireless Meetup
Jun 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.

Jun
12
Tue
Hack Night at Interlock
Jun 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.

How do I … A seminar series.
Jun 12 @ 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.

Jun
16
Sat
Linux Workshop
Jun 16 @ 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.

Jun
18
Mon
SBIR Road Tour @ NextCorps
Jun 18 all-day
SBIR Road Tour @ NextCorps | Rochester | New York | United States

The SBIR Road Tour is coming to Rochester, NY on Monday, June 18, 2018, to present non-dilutive technology funding opportunities provided through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.

Individual program managers from up to 11 participating agencies representing $2.5 billion in early-stage funding will participate in this one-day event alongside technology entrepreneurs and state innovation ecosystem members.

If you’re an innovator, entrepreneur, researcher, or small technology firm, don’t miss this opportunity.

Special ticket price of $25 only available until May 9, 2018
Ticket price increases to $35 on May 10, 2018
Ticket price increases to $50 on June 11, 2018

Agenda Highlights
– Learn how to access local and state resources available to innovators, researchers, and technology entrepreneurs
– SBIR Agencies Funding Priorities Overviews

Engaging Panel Sessions
– Inside the Head of an Evaluator: Common Mistakes
– Grant Opportunities for a Public Purpose
– Staying On Track: Aligning Your Company for Success in the DoD

Opportunity to meet one-on-one with up to three SBIR/STTR Program Managers
Scheduled in advanced and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

This SBIR Road Tour stop is Hosted by NextCorps in partnership with the University of Rochester. Refreshments and lunch are provided.

Click here to register.

Jun
19
Tue
Hack Night at Interlock
Jun 19 @ 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.

Jun
26
Tue
Hack Night at Interlock
Jun 26 @ 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.

Jun
28
Thu
Luminate Demo Day @ Xerox International Rochester Jazz Fest, Big Tent
Jun 28 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Luminate Demo Day @ Xerox International Rochester Jazz Fest, Big Tent | Rochester | New York | United States

On June 28th, 2018, the inaugural cohort of Luminate will participate in an exciting Demo Day event in the Big Tent of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival! All 10 finalist companies will be pitching their optics, photonics, and imaging startups, and one team will be awarded $1 million in follow-on funding from the Empire State Development’s Finger Lakes Forward initiative. An additional $1 million is also available to be awarded to other finalist companies.

We hope you’ll join us for this exciting event! There will be food available for purchase from a variety of vendors, and you’ll get to hear about some truly incredible innovations in the optics, photonics, and imaging industry.

This event is free, but registration is required to reserve your seat!

Jul
3
Tue
Open Night at the space
Jul 3 @ 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.

Jul
6
Fri
Rochester 2600
Jul 6 @ 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.

Jul
10
Tue
Hack Night at Interlock
Jul 10 @ 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.
Jul 10 @ 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.

Jul
17
Tue
Hack Night at Interlock
Jul 17 @ 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.

Jul
21
Sat
Linux Workshop
Jul 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.

Aug
10
Fri
Wireless Meetup
Aug 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.