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2017 Upstate Unleashed - Get Tickets
Jun
27
Tue
Audio Anything (The Monthly Version!)
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for our Monthly Audio Anything Meetup! Our group meets the last Tuesday of the month to talk anything audio (and sometimes video too!) This month, our fearless leader, Fuz Eller is going to be doing a walkthrough of the free audio editing program, Audacity. Join us to get an overview, learn some tips and tricks and get your audio editing started! If you’d like for him to focus on any particular areas of the program, please let us know.
See you there!

Jun
28
Wed
Free Coworking Wednesday
Jun 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Not sure if Coworking will work for you or your business? Well why not try it before you buy it! Come visit us EVERY WEDNESDAY from 9am – 5pm to see if it is right for you, meet some new people, have some good coffee and try out a new style of working alone, together!

Growing a Startup in Syracuse, NY – by CEO & Co-Founder of Terakeet Mac Cummings @ Syracuse Technology Garden
Jun 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Startup Growth Opportunities in Syracuse

A talk with Mac Cummings, CEO and Co-founder of Terakeet

Join us to hear the startup success story of local entrepreneur Mac Cummings, CEO and Cofounder of Terakeet, including insight on getting started, raising capital, managing growth and adopting to change. Learn how he grew Terakeet into a leading engagement marketing technology company with customers that span the globe. Space is limited, please register today

Jun
29
Thu
2017 Student Sandbox Wrap Luncheon @ The Tech Garden
Jun 29 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
2017 Student Sandbox Wrap Luncheon @ The Tech Garden | Syracuse | New York | United States

Come celebrate with the Summer 2017 cohort as they wrap up their work in the Student Sandbox. Teams will provide an overview of their progress as we share in some pizza & wings to celebrate their hard work.

Spanish II for Business & Travel
Jun 29 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This conversation-centered, small group language class is offered through the InterAct Language Center. Courses are $120/mo for four (weekly) 1.5 hour courses.
New sessions start each month.
Discounts available for CoWork members.

CNY Drone Club @ Syracuse CoWorks
Jun 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Are you curious about drones? Multirotors? UAVs? Drone Racing? Aerial Photography? FPV? Designing and flying your own aircraft? Join us and we can share what we know, demonstrate our latest projects, and even fly together!

Jun
30
Fri
TERTULIA en español – FREE !
Jun 30 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Last Friday of every month a volunteer native speaker of Spanish will lead a Spanish Tertulia (chat). Bring your lunch and come ready to interact! Our free conversation hour is open to anyone wishing to practice Spanish. Topics will be varied. No registration needed, just show up!
Interested in languages other than Spanish? We are looking for volunteers to hold similar events (once a month) in other languages. Please write to us at: info@interactlanguagecenter.com

Jul
5
Wed
1 Million Cups Syracuse @ Syracuse Coworks
Jul 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

1 Million Cups Syracuse
On the first Wednesday of each month, companies present to their communities and learn how their community can help support their business to flourish.  We meet up at 8:30 am for coffee and networking and the program starts promptly at 9.
Local businesses present for 6 minutes followed by 20 minutes of questions and feedback from the community. Great coffee and networking always included too!

Jul
11
Tue
OpenHack Syracuse @ Syracuse CoWorks
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

OpenHack Syracuse meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
What is OpenHack? It’s a meetup with a simple purpose: Code together, on anything.
You can hack on anything! Any language, framework, public/open-source, personal projects, client work… anything!You don’t need to have an idea to hack on, you’re welcome to come just to pair with someone and learn something new.We’ll kick things off with a quick round of introductions, calling for projects that need helpFood and drinks provided.Come join your fellow Syracuse developers, and let’s hack on some code!

Jul
13
Thu
Free Maker Night
Jul 13 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come on down to SALT Makerspace at Syracuse CoWorks and hear about what’s happening in the maker world, meet other members and make stuff!
If you have materials, you can use SALT’s laser and STL files for 3D printing.

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.

Jul
19
Wed
Free Money Smarts for Small Business Lunch and Learn Series
Jul 19 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for a brown bag lunch and learn (bring your own lunch) on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Come learn about the ins and outs of business ownership… ohh and its FREE! See you there! This Months Topic: Tax Planning and Reporting

Tech Meets Taste @ Syracuse Technology Garden
Jul 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
CenterState CEO, in partnership with the Upstate Minority Economic Alliance (UMEA), is co-presenting this popular annual event 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19 on the patio outside The Tech Garden. This year’s event features local, independent business owners and current and aspiring entrepreneurs from Up Start, CenterState CEO’s collaborative business development program, and businesses from the UMEA network.

Attendees and vendors will have the opportunity to:

  • Network with a diverse group of current and aspiring business owners and entrepreneurs, and check out their latest products and services.
  • Get to know some of the region’s hottest tech companies.
  • Sample food from local businesses and entrepreneurs with flavors that circle the globe.
  • Visit The Tech Garden and learn more about its programs.

It’s a fun event and great opportunity to showcase your business!

For a table reservation please email Shannon Fults at sfults@centerstateceo.com. Space is limited. First-come, first-served.

Jul
25
Tue
Audio Anything (The Monthly Version!)
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for our Monthly Audio Anything Meetup! Our group meets the last Tuesday of the month to talk anything audio (and sometimes video too!) This month, our fearless leader, Fuz Eller is going to be doing a walkthrough of the free audio editing program, Audacity. Join us to get an overview, learn some tips and tricks and get your audio editing started! If you’d like for him to focus on any particular areas of the program, please let us know.
See you there!

Jul
27
Thu
CNY Drone Club
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Are you curious about drones? Multirotors? UAVs? Drone Racing? Aerial Photography? FPV? Designing and flying your own aircraft? Join us and we can share what we know, demonstrate our latest projects, and even fly together!

Jul
28
Fri
TERTULIA en español – FREE !
Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Last Friday of every month a volunteer native speaker of Spanish will lead a Spanish Tertulia (chat). Bring your lunch and come ready to interact! Our free conversation hour is open to anyone wishing to practice Spanish. Topics will be varied. No registration needed, just show up!
Interested in languages other than Spanish? We are looking for volunteers to hold similar events (once a month) in other languages. Please write to us at: info@interactlanguagecenter.com

Aug
2
Wed
1 Million Cups Syracuse
Aug 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

1 Million Cups Syracuse Website
On the first Wednesday of each month, companies present to their communities and learn how their community can help support their business to flourish.  We meet up at 8:30 am for coffee and networking and the program starts promptly at 9.
Local businesses present for 6 minutes followed by 20 minutes of questions and feedback from the community. Great coffee and networking always included too!

Aug
8
Tue
OpenHack Syracuse
Aug 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

OpenHack Syracuse meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
What is OpenHack? It’s a meetup with a simple purpose: Code together, on anything.
You can hack on anything! Any language, framework, public/open-source, personal projects, client work… anything!You don’t need to have an idea to hack on, you’re welcome to come just to pair with someone and learn something new.We’ll kick things off with a quick round of introductions, calling for projects that need helpFood and drinks provided.Come join your fellow Syracuse developers, and let’s hack on some code!

Aug
10
Thu
Free Maker Night
Aug 10 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come on down to SALT Makerspace at Syracuse CoWorks and hear about what’s happening in the maker world, meet other members and make stuff!
If you have materials, you can use SALT’s laser and STL files for 3D printing.

Aug
16
Wed
Free Money Smarts for Small Business Lunch and Learn Series
Aug 16 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for a brown bag lunch and learn (bring your own lunch) on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Come learn about the ins and outs of business ownership… ohh and its FREE! See you there! This months topic: Selling your business and succession planning

Aug
17
Thu
StartFast Demo Day 2017 @ Le Moyne Campus Center
Aug 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
StartFast Demo Day 2017 @ Le Moyne Campus Center | Syracuse | New York | United States

Imagine a packed room of angel investors and venture capitalists, all searching for the Next Big Thing.

Join us for a unique experience as superstar entrepreneurs take the stage to present the latest internet and mobile technologies that will change our world.

StartFast Demo Day Agenda:
1:30pm – 2:30pm Registration
2:30pm – 4:00pm Demo Day
4:00pm onwards Investor – Mentor – Team Reception

Note:
Seating is limited, and priority will be given to accredited investors and StartFast mentors and affiliates.

Parking:
Park at lot C, which is located at the intersection of Salt Springs Road and Springfield Road, and follow the sign boards for StartFast Demo Day at Campus Center.

Aug
25
Fri
TERTULIA en español – FREE !
Aug 25 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Last Friday of every month a volunteer native speaker of Spanish will lead a Spanish Tertulia (chat). Bring your lunch and come ready to interact! Our free conversation hour is open to anyone wishing to practice Spanish. Topics will be varied. No registration needed, just show up!
Interested in languages other than Spanish? We are looking for volunteers to hold similar events (once a month) in other languages. Please write to us at: info@interactlanguagecenter.com

Aug
29
Tue
Audio Anything (The Monthly Version!)
Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for our Monthly Audio Anything Meetup! Our group meets the last Tuesday of the month to talk anything audio (and sometimes video too!) This month, our fearless leader, Fuz Eller is going to be doing a walkthrough of the free audio editing program, Audacity. Join us to get an overview, learn some tips and tricks and get your audio editing started! If you’d like for him to focus on any particular areas of the program, please let us know.
See you there!

Aug
31
Thu
CNY Drone Club
Aug 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Are you curious about drones? Multirotors? UAVs? Drone Racing? Aerial Photography? FPV? Designing and flying your own aircraft? Join us and we can share what we know, demonstrate our latest projects, and even fly together!

Sep
6
Wed
1 Million Cups Syracuse
Sep 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

1 Million Cups Syracuse Website
On the first Wednesday of each month, companies present to their communities and learn how their community can help support their business to flourish.  We meet up at 8:30 am for coffee and networking and the program starts promptly at 9.
Local businesses present for 6 minutes followed by 20 minutes of questions and feedback from the community. Great coffee and networking always included too!

Sep
12
Tue
OpenHack Syracuse
Sep 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

OpenHack Syracuse meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
What is OpenHack? It’s a meetup with a simple purpose: Code together, on anything.
You can hack on anything! Any language, framework, public/open-source, personal projects, client work… anything!You don’t need to have an idea to hack on, you’re welcome to come just to pair with someone and learn something new.We’ll kick things off with a quick round of introductions, calling for projects that need helpFood and drinks provided.Come join your fellow Syracuse developers, and let’s hack on some code!

Sep
13
Wed
40 Below Coffee Orientation Session
Sep 13 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Free coffee session to learn about 40Below! Join us to talk about upcoming project, how to get involved and have a cup of coffee! See you there.

Sep
14
Thu
Free Maker Night
Sep 14 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come on down to SALT Makerspace at Syracuse CoWorks and hear about what’s happening in the maker world, meet other members and make stuff!
If you have materials, you can use SALT’s laser and STL files for 3D printing.

Sep
19
Tue
Upstate Unleashed Conference & 2017 Venture Ecosystem Awards @ Marriott Syracuse Downtown
Sep 19 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Upstate Unleashed Conference & 2017 Venture Ecosystem Awards @ Marriott Syracuse Downtown | Syracuse | New York | United States

Join us for the 3rd Annual Upstate Unleashed Conference and 2017 Venture Ecosystem Awards. Last year’s event sold out – so we’re making early-bird registration available now!

More than 300 UNY entrepreneurial leaders will come together at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown on September 19, 2017.

• The Conference sessions will showcase Upstate business and technology leaders who are building the future today

• The Awards Luncheon will celebrate the leaders shaping Upstate NY’s startup ecosystem

• There will be lost of opportunities for guests to interact with the speakers and each other

Venture Ecosystem Award nominations are now closed open. View your 2017 nominees here.

Award categories include Community Catalyst, Campus Connector, Magical Mentor, Deal of the Year and Ecosystem Champion. The finalists and winners in each category will be announced at the Awards Luncheon.

Conference Agenda:

•  9AM – Conference Begins
•  Welcome & Keynote Address
•  Panel: Rewarding Innovation & The Search for Future Giants
•  Session 1: Building Fast Growing Companies – TED style talks by Upstate growth company CEOs
•  Lunch & Awards
•  Session 2: Building Fast Growing Companies – TED style talks by Upstate growth company CEOs
•  Panel: Why I’m Back in Upstate NY
•  3PM – Reception

Email nasir@uvc.org for additional information on sponsorship.

Sep
20
Wed
Free Money Smarts for Small Business Lunch and Learn Series
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for a brown bag lunch and learn (bring your own lunch) on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Come learn about the ins and outs of business ownership… ohh and its FREE! See you there! This months topic: Financial Management

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
Audio Anything (The Monthly Version!)
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for our Monthly Audio Anything Meetup! Our group meets the last Tuesday of the month to talk anything audio (and sometimes video too!) This month, our fearless leader, Fuz Eller is going to be doing a walkthrough of the free audio editing program, Audacity. Join us to get an overview, learn some tips and tricks and get your audio editing started! If you’d like for him to focus on any particular areas of the program, please let us know.
See you there!

Jun
28
Wed
Free Coworking Wednesday
Jun 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Not sure if Coworking will work for you or your business? Well why not try it before you buy it! Come visit us EVERY WEDNESDAY from 9am – 5pm to see if it is right for you, meet some new people, have some good coffee and try out a new style of working alone, together!

Growing a Startup in Syracuse, NY – by CEO & Co-Founder of Terakeet Mac Cummings @ Syracuse Technology Garden
Jun 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Startup Growth Opportunities in Syracuse

A talk with Mac Cummings, CEO and Co-founder of Terakeet

Join us to hear the startup success story of local entrepreneur Mac Cummings, CEO and Cofounder of Terakeet, including insight on getting started, raising capital, managing growth and adopting to change. Learn how he grew Terakeet into a leading engagement marketing technology company with customers that span the globe. Space is limited, please register today

Jun
29
Thu
2017 Student Sandbox Wrap Luncheon @ The Tech Garden
Jun 29 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
2017 Student Sandbox Wrap Luncheon @ The Tech Garden | Syracuse | New York | United States

Come celebrate with the Summer 2017 cohort as they wrap up their work in the Student Sandbox. Teams will provide an overview of their progress as we share in some pizza & wings to celebrate their hard work.

Spanish II for Business & Travel
Jun 29 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This conversation-centered, small group language class is offered through the InterAct Language Center. Courses are $120/mo for four (weekly) 1.5 hour courses.
New sessions start each month.
Discounts available for CoWork members.

CNY Drone Club @ Syracuse CoWorks
Jun 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Are you curious about drones? Multirotors? UAVs? Drone Racing? Aerial Photography? FPV? Designing and flying your own aircraft? Join us and we can share what we know, demonstrate our latest projects, and even fly together!

Jun
30
Fri
TERTULIA en español – FREE !
Jun 30 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Last Friday of every month a volunteer native speaker of Spanish will lead a Spanish Tertulia (chat). Bring your lunch and come ready to interact! Our free conversation hour is open to anyone wishing to practice Spanish. Topics will be varied. No registration needed, just show up!
Interested in languages other than Spanish? We are looking for volunteers to hold similar events (once a month) in other languages. Please write to us at: info@interactlanguagecenter.com

Jul
5
Wed
1 Million Cups Syracuse @ Syracuse Coworks
Jul 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

1 Million Cups Syracuse
On the first Wednesday of each month, companies present to their communities and learn how their community can help support their business to flourish.  We meet up at 8:30 am for coffee and networking and the program starts promptly at 9.
Local businesses present for 6 minutes followed by 20 minutes of questions and feedback from the community. Great coffee and networking always included too!

Jul
11
Tue
OpenHack Syracuse @ Syracuse CoWorks
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

OpenHack Syracuse meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
What is OpenHack? It’s a meetup with a simple purpose: Code together, on anything.
You can hack on anything! Any language, framework, public/open-source, personal projects, client work… anything!You don’t need to have an idea to hack on, you’re welcome to come just to pair with someone and learn something new.We’ll kick things off with a quick round of introductions, calling for projects that need helpFood and drinks provided.Come join your fellow Syracuse developers, and let’s hack on some code!

Jul
13
Thu
Free Maker Night
Jul 13 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come on down to SALT Makerspace at Syracuse CoWorks and hear about what’s happening in the maker world, meet other members and make stuff!
If you have materials, you can use SALT’s laser and STL files for 3D printing.

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.

Jul
19
Wed
Free Money Smarts for Small Business Lunch and Learn Series
Jul 19 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for a brown bag lunch and learn (bring your own lunch) on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Come learn about the ins and outs of business ownership… ohh and its FREE! See you there! This Months Topic: Tax Planning and Reporting

Tech Meets Taste @ Syracuse Technology Garden
Jul 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
CenterState CEO, in partnership with the Upstate Minority Economic Alliance (UMEA), is co-presenting this popular annual event 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19 on the patio outside The Tech Garden. This year’s event features local, independent business owners and current and aspiring entrepreneurs from Up Start, CenterState CEO’s collaborative business development program, and businesses from the UMEA network.

Attendees and vendors will have the opportunity to:

  • Network with a diverse group of current and aspiring business owners and entrepreneurs, and check out their latest products and services.
  • Get to know some of the region’s hottest tech companies.
  • Sample food from local businesses and entrepreneurs with flavors that circle the globe.
  • Visit The Tech Garden and learn more about its programs.

It’s a fun event and great opportunity to showcase your business!

For a table reservation please email Shannon Fults at sfults@centerstateceo.com. Space is limited. First-come, first-served.

Jul
25
Tue
Audio Anything (The Monthly Version!)
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for our Monthly Audio Anything Meetup! Our group meets the last Tuesday of the month to talk anything audio (and sometimes video too!) This month, our fearless leader, Fuz Eller is going to be doing a walkthrough of the free audio editing program, Audacity. Join us to get an overview, learn some tips and tricks and get your audio editing started! If you’d like for him to focus on any particular areas of the program, please let us know.
See you there!

Jul
27
Thu
CNY Drone Club
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Are you curious about drones? Multirotors? UAVs? Drone Racing? Aerial Photography? FPV? Designing and flying your own aircraft? Join us and we can share what we know, demonstrate our latest projects, and even fly together!

Jul
28
Fri
TERTULIA en español – FREE !
Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Last Friday of every month a volunteer native speaker of Spanish will lead a Spanish Tertulia (chat). Bring your lunch and come ready to interact! Our free conversation hour is open to anyone wishing to practice Spanish. Topics will be varied. No registration needed, just show up!
Interested in languages other than Spanish? We are looking for volunteers to hold similar events (once a month) in other languages. Please write to us at: info@interactlanguagecenter.com

Aug
2
Wed
1 Million Cups Syracuse
Aug 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

1 Million Cups Syracuse Website
On the first Wednesday of each month, companies present to their communities and learn how their community can help support their business to flourish.  We meet up at 8:30 am for coffee and networking and the program starts promptly at 9.
Local businesses present for 6 minutes followed by 20 minutes of questions and feedback from the community. Great coffee and networking always included too!

Aug
8
Tue
OpenHack Syracuse
Aug 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

OpenHack Syracuse meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
What is OpenHack? It’s a meetup with a simple purpose: Code together, on anything.
You can hack on anything! Any language, framework, public/open-source, personal projects, client work… anything!You don’t need to have an idea to hack on, you’re welcome to come just to pair with someone and learn something new.We’ll kick things off with a quick round of introductions, calling for projects that need helpFood and drinks provided.Come join your fellow Syracuse developers, and let’s hack on some code!

Aug
10
Thu
Free Maker Night
Aug 10 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come on down to SALT Makerspace at Syracuse CoWorks and hear about what’s happening in the maker world, meet other members and make stuff!
If you have materials, you can use SALT’s laser and STL files for 3D printing.

Aug
16
Wed
Free Money Smarts for Small Business Lunch and Learn Series
Aug 16 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for a brown bag lunch and learn (bring your own lunch) on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Come learn about the ins and outs of business ownership… ohh and its FREE! See you there! This months topic: Selling your business and succession planning

Aug
17
Thu
StartFast Demo Day 2017 @ Le Moyne Campus Center
Aug 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
StartFast Demo Day 2017 @ Le Moyne Campus Center | Syracuse | New York | United States

Imagine a packed room of angel investors and venture capitalists, all searching for the Next Big Thing.

Join us for a unique experience as superstar entrepreneurs take the stage to present the latest internet and mobile technologies that will change our world.

StartFast Demo Day Agenda:
1:30pm – 2:30pm Registration
2:30pm – 4:00pm Demo Day
4:00pm onwards Investor – Mentor – Team Reception

Note:
Seating is limited, and priority will be given to accredited investors and StartFast mentors and affiliates.

Parking:
Park at lot C, which is located at the intersection of Salt Springs Road and Springfield Road, and follow the sign boards for StartFast Demo Day at Campus Center.

Aug
25
Fri
TERTULIA en español – FREE !
Aug 25 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Last Friday of every month a volunteer native speaker of Spanish will lead a Spanish Tertulia (chat). Bring your lunch and come ready to interact! Our free conversation hour is open to anyone wishing to practice Spanish. Topics will be varied. No registration needed, just show up!
Interested in languages other than Spanish? We are looking for volunteers to hold similar events (once a month) in other languages. Please write to us at: info@interactlanguagecenter.com

Aug
29
Tue
Audio Anything (The Monthly Version!)
Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for our Monthly Audio Anything Meetup! Our group meets the last Tuesday of the month to talk anything audio (and sometimes video too!) This month, our fearless leader, Fuz Eller is going to be doing a walkthrough of the free audio editing program, Audacity. Join us to get an overview, learn some tips and tricks and get your audio editing started! If you’d like for him to focus on any particular areas of the program, please let us know.
See you there!

Aug
31
Thu
CNY Drone Club
Aug 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Are you curious about drones? Multirotors? UAVs? Drone Racing? Aerial Photography? FPV? Designing and flying your own aircraft? Join us and we can share what we know, demonstrate our latest projects, and even fly together!

Sep
6
Wed
1 Million Cups Syracuse
Sep 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

1 Million Cups Syracuse Website
On the first Wednesday of each month, companies present to their communities and learn how their community can help support their business to flourish.  We meet up at 8:30 am for coffee and networking and the program starts promptly at 9.
Local businesses present for 6 minutes followed by 20 minutes of questions and feedback from the community. Great coffee and networking always included too!

Sep
12
Tue
OpenHack Syracuse
Sep 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

OpenHack Syracuse meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
What is OpenHack? It’s a meetup with a simple purpose: Code together, on anything.
You can hack on anything! Any language, framework, public/open-source, personal projects, client work… anything!You don’t need to have an idea to hack on, you’re welcome to come just to pair with someone and learn something new.We’ll kick things off with a quick round of introductions, calling for projects that need helpFood and drinks provided.Come join your fellow Syracuse developers, and let’s hack on some code!

Sep
13
Wed
40 Below Coffee Orientation Session
Sep 13 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Free coffee session to learn about 40Below! Join us to talk about upcoming project, how to get involved and have a cup of coffee! See you there.

Sep
14
Thu
Free Maker Night
Sep 14 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come on down to SALT Makerspace at Syracuse CoWorks and hear about what’s happening in the maker world, meet other members and make stuff!
If you have materials, you can use SALT’s laser and STL files for 3D printing.

Sep
19
Tue
Upstate Unleashed Conference & 2017 Venture Ecosystem Awards @ Marriott Syracuse Downtown
Sep 19 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Upstate Unleashed Conference & 2017 Venture Ecosystem Awards @ Marriott Syracuse Downtown | Syracuse | New York | United States

Join us for the 3rd Annual Upstate Unleashed Conference and 2017 Venture Ecosystem Awards. Last year’s event sold out – so we’re making early-bird registration available now!

More than 300 UNY entrepreneurial leaders will come together at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown on September 19, 2017.

• The Conference sessions will showcase Upstate business and technology leaders who are building the future today

• The Awards Luncheon will celebrate the leaders shaping Upstate NY’s startup ecosystem

• There will be lost of opportunities for guests to interact with the speakers and each other

Venture Ecosystem Award nominations are now closed open. View your 2017 nominees here.

Award categories include Community Catalyst, Campus Connector, Magical Mentor, Deal of the Year and Ecosystem Champion. The finalists and winners in each category will be announced at the Awards Luncheon.

Conference Agenda:

•  9AM – Conference Begins
•  Welcome & Keynote Address
•  Panel: Rewarding Innovation & The Search for Future Giants
•  Session 1: Building Fast Growing Companies – TED style talks by Upstate growth company CEOs
•  Lunch & Awards
•  Session 2: Building Fast Growing Companies – TED style talks by Upstate growth company CEOs
•  Panel: Why I’m Back in Upstate NY
•  3PM – Reception

Email nasir@uvc.org for additional information on sponsorship.

Sep
20
Wed
Free Money Smarts for Small Business Lunch and Learn Series
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for a brown bag lunch and learn (bring your own lunch) on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Come learn about the ins and outs of business ownership… ohh and its FREE! See you there! This months topic: Financial Management