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13th Annual Frank Fernandez Dinner at Le Moyne College
Ecovative Founder at Cornell
Syracuse CoWorks Members
NEXUS-NY Judges
The Thrive Project Team
Jan
27
Mon
Experts-in-Residence Hours: Felipe Vasconcelos @ Online
Jan 27 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Seeking advice from a seasoned entrepreneur? Take advantage of the University of Rochester’s Experts-in-Residence (EIR) program!

Felipe Vasconcelos ’16S (MBA), Chief Executive Officer of StartBeauty, will offer advising hours on Monday, January 27 from 12 PM to 2 PM. These are virtual office hours – you will receive Felipe’s contact information after you reserve an appointment.

Appointments are required and can be booked online, or by calling 585-276-3500.

Jan
29
Wed
Intro to Techstars and Networking @ TechStars
Jan 29 all-day

Join the Ain Center and folks from Techstars Buffalo, including UR alum Jack Greco ’06, ’08S (MBA), to learn about Techstars. Techstars is a seed accelerator with locations across the globe that, each year, chooses over 300 companies to join their three-month mentorship-driven program, investing $120K and providing hands-on mentorship and access to the Techstars Network for life.

This event will be an overview of Techstars (with a focus on the Buffalo location), along with background on the regional entrepreneurship ecosystem. This will be followed by a networking event with the Techstars team and other entrepreneurial students, faculty, staff, and community members.

Jan
30
Thu
Ain Workshop: Business Plan Writing @ University of Rochester
Jan 30 @ 4:45 pm – 5:30 pm

January 30 @ 4:45 pm – 5:30 pm
Join David Mammano (Founder & CEO of Avanti Entrepreneur Network; Instructor and Advisor for e5 Program) for The Genius of a Business Plan: Be Different and Be Better. This workshop will help cover the basics of business plan writing, while showing how a well-crafted business plan can help you keep on track with your goals – and how it can also convince investors to back your venture. Learn what will make your plan stand out!

This workshop is part of the Mark Ain Business Plan Competition Workshop series. Building on the Foundry Forum workshops from Fall 2019, these workshops are designed to supplement existing entrepreneurship classes and programming. The Mark Ain Workshops, in particular, provide training on elements of business planning and presenting.

Please register online and contact the Ain Center if you have any questions.

Jan
31
Fri
Hardware Challenge 2020 @ NextCorps
Jan 31 @ 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Hardware Challenge 2020 @ NextCorps

Hardware Challenge 2020 is a pitch competition for hardware entrepreneurs. Up to 20 teams will present their product ideas to a general audience and receive feedback from a panel of judges with expertise in energy, medical devices, and consumer products.

Three winners will receive a cash prize ($250 for first place, $125 for second, and $75 for third) and trophy, and the grand-prize winner will also move onto the AlphaLab Gear Hardware Cup regional competition in Pittsburgh in February.

Applications close January 30, 2020. Free tickets are available to the public.

Feb
3
Mon
Experts-in-Residence Hours: Elliot Garbus @ Online
Feb 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Seeking advice from a seasoned entrepreneur? Take advantage of the University of Rochester’s Experts-in-Residence (EIR) program!

Elliot Garbus, Independent Advisor and Consultant of Elliot Garbus Ventures LLC, will offer advising hours on Monday, February 3 from 3 PM to 5 PM. These are virtual office hours – you will receive Elliot’s contact information after you reserve an appointment.

Appointments are required and can be booked online, or by calling 585-276-3500.

Feb
6
Thu
Expert-in-Residence Office Hours: Robert Arnold @ Online
Feb 6 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Seeking advice from a seasoned entrepreneur? Take advantage of the University of Rochester’s Experts-in-Residence (EIR) program!

Robert Arnold, President and Principal of RHA Results, LLC, will offer advising hours on Thursday, February 6, from 11 AM to 1:30 PM. These are virtual office hours – you will receive Bob’s contact information after you reserve an appointment.

Appointments are required and can be booked online, or by calling 585-276-3500.

Feb
7
Fri
Rochester 2600
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 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 * [Usually] at least one presentation on a hacker-ish topic. Visit https://www.rochester2600.com for this month’s meeting details

Feb
13
Thu
Expert-in-Residence Office Hours: Kathryn Cartini @ Online
Feb 13 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Seeking advice from a seasoned entrepreneur? Take advantage of the University of Rochester Experts-in-Residence (EIRs) program.

Kathryn Cartini, Partner at Chloe Capital, COO of Upstate Venture Connect, and Founder of Peacock Media, will offer 30-minute advising sessions on Thursday, February 13 from 3 PM to 5 PM. These are virtual office hours – you will receive Kate’s contact information after you reserve an appointment.

Appointments are required and can be booked online or by calling 585-276-3500.

Feb
14
Fri
Students 2 Startups @ Students 2 Startups
Feb 14 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

February 14 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Wonder what’s going on in the startup community in Rochester? Interested in a gig or internship at a Rochester-based venture?

Chat with a variety of regional startup companies on Friday, February 14!

More information to come later in 2020!

Feb
15
Sat
Linux Workshop
Feb 15 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Linux WorkshopCome 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.

Feb
17
Mon
UNY NSF I-Corps Node Short Course @ UR Application Deadline @ NSF I-Corps
Feb 17 all-day

The NSF I-Corps Upstate New York (UNY) Node is offering a Short Course program for researchers interested in exploring the market potential of their work and learning entrepreneurial skills. Short Courses, geared toward doctoral candidates, post-docs and faculty, are offered at no cost to participants and consist of both in-person and remote meetings over a two-week period. If you work with a team, the whole team can participate in the Short Course. At the end of the program, teams will have conducted customer interviews, learned about the business model canvas, and will have clear plans for taking the next steps.

Short Course graduates will have the opportunity to be recommended for the NSF I-Corps National Teams program, which offers grant awards of up to $25,000. Previous NSF funding is NOT required to apply.

Contact Matthew Spielmann, Sr. Program Manager at the Ain Center for Entrepreneurship, with questions.

Mar
2
Mon
Experts-in-Residence Hours: Elliot Garbus @ Online
Mar 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Seeking advice from a seasoned entrepreneur? Take advantage of the University of Rochester’s Experts-in-Residence (EIR) program!

Elliot Garbus, Independent Advisor and Consultant of Elliot Garbus Ventures LLC, will offer advising hours on Monday, March 2 from 3 PM to 5 PM. These are virtual office hours – you will receive Elliot’s contact information after you reserve an appointment.

Appointments are required and can be booked online, or by calling 585-276-3500.

Mar
5
Thu
Expert-in-Residence Office Hours: Robert Arnold @ Online
Mar 5 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Seeking advice from a seasoned entrepreneur? Take advantage of the University of Rochester’s Experts-in-Residence (EIR) program!

Robert Arnold, President and Principal of RHA Results, LLC, will offer advising hours on Thursday, March 5, from 11 AM to 1:30 PM. These are virtual office hours – you will receive Bob’s contact information after you reserve an appointment.

Appointments are required and can be booked online, or by calling 585-276-3500.

Mar
6
Fri
Rochester 2600
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 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 * [Usually] at least one presentation on a hacker-ish topic. Visit https://www.rochester2600.com for this month’s meeting details

Mar
17
Tue
Experts-in-Residence Hours: Tom Willett @ Online
Mar 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Seeking advice from a seasoned entrepreneur? Take advantage of the University of Rochester’s Experts-in-Residence (EIR) program!

Thomas Willett, Counsel at Harris Beach PLLC, will offer advising hours on Tuesday, March 17, from 2 PM to 4 PM. These are virtual office hours – you will receive Tom’s contact information after you reserve an appointment.

Appointments are required and can be booked online, or by calling 585-276-3500.

Mar
21
Sat
Linux Workshop
Mar 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Linux WorkshopCome 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.

Mar
28
Sat
Flower City Pro/Am Hackathon Presented By Wegmans @ Robert B. Wegman Conference Center
Mar 28 – Mar 29 all-day
Flower City Pro/Am Hackathon Presented By Wegmans @ Robert B. Wegman Conference Center

Hosted by Wegmans Food Markets, the Flower City Pro-Am Hackathon is a 24-hour event that connects you with IT professionals from companies like Microsoft, Paychex and M&T Bank.

Showcase your skills in computer science, creativity, entrepreneurship, teamwork and ingenuity.

Work in a team of 3 or 4 alongside a professional mentor who will guide you throughout the competition. How will your team use technology to solve a community problem?

This is networking at your fingertips. Connect with local employers and learn about the opportunities upstate New York has to offer you when you graduate.

And did we mention all the great food, entertainment, swag and surprises?

Apr
2
Thu
Expert-in-Residence Office Hours: Robert Arnold @ Online
Apr 2 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Seeking advice from a seasoned entrepreneur? Take advantage of the University of Rochester’s Experts-in-Residence (EIR) program!

Robert Arnold, President and Principal of RHA Results, LLC, will offer advising hours on Thursday, April 2, from 11 AM to 1:30 PM. These are virtual office hours – you will receive Bob’s contact information after you reserve an appointment.

Appointments are required and can be booked online, or by calling 585-276-3500.

Experts-in-Residence Hours: Elliot Garbus @ Online
Apr 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Seeking advice from a seasoned entrepreneur? Take advantage of the University of Rochester’s Experts-in-Residence (EIR) program!

Elliot Garbus, Independent Advisor and Consultant of Elliot Garbus Ventures LLC, will offer advising hours on Thursday, April 2 from 4 PM to 6 PM. These are virtual office hours – you will receive Elliot’s contact information after you reserve an appointment.

Appointments are required and can be booked online, or by calling 585-276-3500.

Apr
3
Fri
Rochester 2600
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 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 * [Usually] at least one presentation on a hacker-ish topic. Visit https://www.rochester2600.com for this month’s meeting details

Apr
14
Tue
Experts-in-Residence Hours: Tom Willett @ Online
Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Seeking advice from a seasoned entrepreneur? Take advantage of the University of Rochester’s Experts-in-Residence (EIR) program!

Thomas Willett, Counsel at Harris Beach PLLC, will offer advising hours on Tuesday, April 14, from 2 PM to 4 PM. These are virtual office hours – you will receive Tom’s contact information after you reserve an appointment.

Appointments are required and can be booked online, or by calling 585-276-3500.

Apr
15
Wed
2020 New York Business Plan Competition: Finger Lakes Regional Contest @ Rochester, NY
Apr 15 @ 5:30 pm

Watch student teams from colleges and universities in the Finger Lakes Region compete in the annual Finger Lakes Regional Semi-Finalist Presentation Round of the intercollegiate New York Business Plan Competition.

Presentations will take place on Wednesday, April 15 at 5:30 p.m. (location TBD). This event is free and open to the public.

Apr
16
Thu
Expert-in-Residence Office Hours: Kathryn Cartini @ Online
Apr 16 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Seeking advice from a seasoned entrepreneur? Take advantage of the University of Rochester Experts-in-Residence (EIRs) program.

Kathryn Cartini, Partner at Chloe Capital, COO of Upstate Venture Connect, and Founder of Peacock Media, will offer 30-minute advising sessions on Thursday, April 16 from 3 PM to 5 PM. These are virtual office hours – you will receive Kate’s contact information after you reserve an appointment.

Appointments are required and can be booked online or by calling 585-276-3500.

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

Linux WorkshopCome 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
1
Fri
Rochester 2600
May 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 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 * [Usually] at least one presentation on a hacker-ish topic. Visit https://www.rochester2600.com for this month’s meeting details

May
2
Sat
2020 Charles and Janet Forbes Entrepreneurial Competition: Presentations and Judging @ University of Rochester
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

May 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Watch as undergraduate engineering and applied science students compete for cash prizes and present their technical business plans to a panel of technical entrepreneur judges on Saturday, May 2.

Refreshments will be served, so please register to attend!

2020 Mark Ain Business Model Competition: Semi-Final Presentation Round @ University of Rochester
May 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

May 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Attend the semi-finalist presentations of the 2020 Mark Ain Business Model Competition on Saturday, May 2! Ten teams will present to a panel of distinguished judges. This event is free and open to the public.

Refreshments will be served. Attendees must register online. Those who register in advance will receive a complimentary River Campus parking pass.

May
4
Mon
Experts-in-Residence Hours: Elliot Garbus @ Online
May 4 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Seeking advice from a seasoned entrepreneur? Take advantage of the University of Rochester’s Experts-in-Residence (EIR) program!

Elliot Garbus, Independent Advisor and Consultant of Elliot Garbus Ventures LLC, will offer advising hours on Monday, May 4 from 4 PM to 6 PM. These are virtual office hours – you will receive Elliot’s contact information after you reserve an appointment.

Appointments are required and can be booked online, or by calling 585-276-3500.

May
11
Mon
Experts-in-Residence Hours: Felipe Vasconcelos @ Online
May 11 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Seeking advice from a seasoned entrepreneur? Take advantage of the University of Rochester’s Experts-in-Residence (EIR) program!

Felipe Vasconcelos ’16S (MBA), Chief Executive Officer of StartBeauty, will offer advising hours on Monday, May 11 from 12 PM to 2 PM. These are virtual office hours – you will receive Felipe’s contact information after you reserve an appointment.

Appointments are required and can be booked online, or by calling 585-276-3500.

May
12
Tue
Experts-in-Residence Hours: Tom Willett @ Online
May 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Seeking advice from a seasoned entrepreneur? Take advantage of the University of Rochester’s Experts-in-Residence (EIR) program!

Thomas Willett, Counsel at Harris Beach PLLC, will offer advising hours on Tuesday, May 12, from 2 PM to 4 PM. These are virtual office hours – you will receive Tom’s contact information after you reserve an appointment.

Appointments are required and can be booked online, or by calling 585-276-3500.