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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
The Thrive Project Team
Upstate MIND Medical Device Innovation Challenge Pitch Program @ CNY Biotech Accelerator
Dec 11 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

You’re invited to the 1st Annual Pitch Program for the Upstate MIND Medical Device Innovation Challenge. Pitches will start at 9 a.m. with a light reception to follow.

Upstate MIND MDIC Participants:
One Stone Tech
Superlative Biosciences
Costello Prosthetic Warmers
Simpler Links
I-SEE Loyal Tech

Participants will pitch to an audience of investors, entrepreneurs and innovation support organizations. The program is free, and there is free parking available at the CNY Biotech Accelerator parking lot (located behind the building).

Can’t make it in person? Use Zoom to watch the pitches online > 


The 2018 Upstate MIND MDIC Application is now available online. New in 2018 is virtual participation. Applications are due by June 15, 2018. The MIND MDIC Review Committee will select participants/teams in late June with a program start of August 1. For questions contact Kathi Durdon at 315-464-9290 or email cnybac@Upstate.edu.


2017 Innovation Celebration @ CNY Biotech Accelerator
Dec 12 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
2017 Innovation Celebration @ CNY Biotech Accelerator | Syracuse | New York | United States

You’re invited to join us for the 2017 Innovation Celebration in Syracuse on December 12, 2017. Learn from and celebrate with companies in Upstate NY that are building from the ground up.

Event Highlights:
– Pitches from the startups in the drone space graduating from the GENIUS NY Accelerator. These companies have collectively received nearly $3 million in investments to launch and build their innovations in Central New York. View the GENIUS NY teams here.

– Leading experts discuss how building effective boards can make great companies, including national expert Ana Dutra, CEO of The Executives’ Club of Chicago, Marc Viggiano from Saab Sensis and Somak Chattopadyay of Armory Square Ventures (more details on speakers below).

– Great networking at Upstate Capital’s Holiday Party with investors and business leaders from across the state


Board members can bring value to any company, and it’s never too early (or late) to build and engage a Board of Directors.  Great corporate governance with a strong board of directors can make a tremendous difference in how a business evolves.

Join us to hear from …


Ana Dutra, leadership development expert and CEO of the Executives Club of Chicago on Board Effectiveness: from Non-forProfits to Global Public Corporations,


Marc Viggiano, former CEO of Saab Sensis on The Board of Director Role in my Saab Sensis Experience.


Somak Chattopadhyay, venture capital investor from Armory Square Ventures on Working Together in Real Time: Board Director & Management Relationship Stories.


Spots are filling up! Receive discounted tickets by registering by November 30. Early bird price is $50. After November 30, tickets are $75. Upstate Capital members receive a discounted price of $35. Email bailey@upstatecapital.org to get your discounted code.


Events hosted by Upstate Capital are filmed, and photos or videos may be used for promotional materials. Registering qualifies as agreement to have yourself filmed in the context of this event.
Research & Technology Forum @ SyracuseCOE, Room 203
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Climate Reality + Emerging Technologies = Drivers for Building Science Research
Explore how our rapidly changing climate is
changing research needs for building science
Presented by Ian Shapiro, Chairman, Taitem Engineering
Climate change is moving faster than we expected. With this rapid change comes new technologies as well as rapidly changing needs for research in building science, as we try to mobilize rapidly in order to measurably reduce carbon emissions within years instead of decades. For example, the success of solar photovoltaic electricity, coupled with heat pumps, are resulting in a push for electrification of buildings, but how can these technologies be optimized with new envelope technologies? As another example, LED lighting has also been a dramatic success, but this means that the optimum strategies for daylighting need to be changed: Less energy use means lower potential electricity savings from daylighting, so we can and must adjust window/glazing sizes and locations to reduce thermal losses, and this requires advanced modeling. And research needs also extend to areas of behavioral science: As we reduce energy use in heating and cooling, relatively more energy is used in appliances and other plug loads, and these have become a new frontier in building science. Research needs also have become more “applied”: How can we reduce the costs of already-proven technologies, how can we accelerate their adoption, how can we reach “scale” rapidly? It’s all hands on deck, and we need our best and brightest to tackle these increasingly well-defined research needs.
Ian Shapiro founded Taitem Engineering in Syracuse in 1989, now based in Ithaca, NY. He has led several applied energy conservation research projects, has led many design and energy projects, and has delivered workshops in the area of energy and ventilation. He has also led the development of several computer programs which are used in the HVAC, energy, and indoor air quality fields, including TREAT (Targeted Residential Energy Analysis Tools), which was awarded the 2005 national R&D100 Award. He also developed an innovative desiccant cooling system, for which he holds a U.S. patent. Prior to starting Taitem Engineering, he worked for seven years at Carrier Corporation in Syracuse, where he designed heat pumps and air conditioning equipment, and holds eight patents from this work. He is the co-author of the books Green Building Illustrated (2014) and Energy Audits and Improvements for Commercial Buildings (2016), both published by Wiley. He has been a visiting lecturer at Cornell University, Tompkins Cortland Community College, and Syracuse University. He holds an undergraduate degree from McGill University, and an M.S. from Columbia University, both in mechanical engineering. Ian is a licensed engineer in the states of New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania. He has twice been trained by Al Gore through the Climate Reality Project, most recently in October 2017.
This forum will be moderated by Ed Bogucz, Executive Director, SyracuseCoE and Associate Professor of Syracuse University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science, Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
WISE Symposium 2018 @ Sky Armory
Apr 18 all-day

Mark your calendar for WISE Symposium taking place on April 18, 2018 at SKY Armory.

Join us for the entrepreneurial event of the year at WISE Symposium. WISE (Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship) is synonymous with entrepreneurial excellence and has grown to become the premier event not only for up-and-coming entrepreneurs, but for anyone active in the business community — including corporate leaders, aspiring business owners, people interested in professional development and networking, and those with ventures at any stage of growth!

Learn from:

  • Engaging, high-profile speakers

  • Interactive panel discussions

  • Dynamic exchanges with exceptional entrepreneurs

Ticket includes a continental breakfast to start off your day, lunch, and a cocktail party.

Check out the WISE Women’s Business Center website for Agenda and more details.

The Jefferson Clinton is the official hotel for WISE Symposium speakers and attendees, offering a special rate of $139/night. To book your room, call (315) 452 0500.

7th International Building Physics Conference @ Marriott Syracuse Downtown
Sep 23 @ 8:00 am – Sep 26 @ 5:00 pm

The International Building Physics Conference (IBPC) is the official international conference series of the International Association of Building Physics (IABP). IBPC will be held in the United States for the first time, on September 23 – 26, 2018, in Syracuse, New York, hosted by Syracuse University and its Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems (SyracuseCoE).

The theme of IBPC2018 is Healthy, Intelligent, and Resilient Buildings and Urban Environments. It will provide a forum for scientific, technological and design exchanges through multiple platforms:

• Presentations of original research and development work and findings

• Demonstrations and exhibitions of innovative green building technologies

• Discussions of future challenges and opportunities

IBPC2018 will kick-off on Sunday, September 23, 2018 with a welcome reception at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. The technical program will include keynote presentations in plenery sessions, parallel sessions, and poster sessions.

Keynote speakers and parallel sessions will be featured on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Evening events include a reception and student poster competition at SyracuseCoE headquarters, an iconic LEED Plati-num research testbed, on Monday, September 24, and the conference dinner and entertainment in the Grand Ballroom at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown on Tuesday, September 25. Closing Ceremonies will be held at noon on Wednesday, September 26, followed by a buffet lunch. There will also be a series of post conference events including the International Annex-68 project meeting, campus tours, and other excursions.