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GENIUS NY Live Application Chat – Zoom @ The Tech Garden
Mar 3 all-day
GENIUS NY Live Application Chat - Zoom @ The Tech Garden

Join us for a live application chat on GENIUS NY. Hear from the Director of GENIUS NY as he discusses the program in more detail, and covers the application process and judging criteria. There will also be time towards the end for Q/A from you!

GENIUS NY is the world’s largest accelerator in unmanned systems, IoT and big data. The program invests $3M in five startups each year as well as provides programming, business resources, mentors and more.

GENIUS NY is funded by Empire State Development and run out of The Tech Garden incubator in Syracuse, New York.

To learn more visit, www.geniusny.com.

Mentorship+ Presents: Competition Overview for Regionals and Finals @ Online
Mar 4 all-day
Mentorship+ Presents: Competition Overview for Regionals and Finals @ Online

The New York Business Plan Competition is hosting an interactive, informational workshop outlining the regional and finals competition for this year’s NYBPC. Don’t miss this opportunity to get your questions answered. Whether you’ve already applied, are considering competing or want more information about this statewide program, join us on March 4, 2021 at 12pm.

International Women’s Day: #ChooseToChallenge @ Zoom
Mar 8 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
International Women’s Day: #ChooseToChallenge @ Zoom

From challenge comes change. In celebration of women’s achievements, this 90 minute event will explore what it takes to create change. Through the stories of successful professionals, founders and small business owners who meet challenge head on, we will learn what drives them in pursuit of personal and professional success, equality and inclusiveness.

Presented by: Blackstone Launchpad, WISE Women’s Business Center, and Gwen, Inc.
Sponsored by: Community Bank System, Inc.


March 8, 12:30 – 2pm
• Welcome
• Keynote
• Breakout Panel Sessions #1 or 2 (choose during registration)
• Closing

*You will receive a Zoom link for the event by the morning of 3/8, emailed to you. There will be only one Zoom link for the event.

Panel 1: #ChoosetoChallenge: How Embracing Challenge can Drive Change

Panel Members: Catherine Richardson (moderator), Kimberly Townsend, Kelsey Davis, Caeresa Richardson

From challenge comes change. Think for a moment about the pioneers and the leaders you look up to as role models. They likely have something in common – the ability to embrace change. Join a discussion with four powerful change agents who are embracing challenge and entrepreneurial thinking as a mode of operation.

During this session, participants will:

• Explore changing the status quo through the lens of a GenZ digital tech start-up, a pioneer in law, a small business owner who succeeded through the pandemic, and a leader in healthcare operating a large and innovative organization in the most challenging times imaginable.

• Discuss how entrepreneurial thinking impacts decision making in times of crisis

• Hear best practices for cultivating a growth mindset

• Identify ways to apply this information in the workplace or small business

Panel 2: The Art of Sistering: The Importance of Diverse Women Supporting Each Other in the Workplace

Panel Members: Gwen Webber-McLeod (moderator), Indaria Jones, Bryony Grealish, Michelle Horton, Diana Jaramillo

It is all too common to hear this statement from women in the workforce, “I prefer working with men. Working with women is too difficult.”

Trend data indicates, within the next 10 years 85% of new entrants into the workforce will be female, millennial and people of color. Given this demographic reality it is imperative for women to be intentional about building high trust relationships with the diverse groups of women they work with daily. In fact, many of the most successful women in our region would say this is a core leadership competency for emerging and established women leaders.

During this session participants will:

• Explore why it is important for women to support other women in the workplace

• Discuss the dynamics of leading at the intersection of gender and/or race

• Hear best practices for supporting women in the workplace from a diverse panel of women practicing this leadership competency

• Identify ways to apply this information in the workplace

Founders Chat with Rosie – Zoom @ The Tech Garden
Mar 10 all-day

Join The Tech Garden for our recurring Founders’ Chat series where we chat with the stars of our startup ecosystem and learn from their successes, road bumps, and experience of building and scaling their businesses right here in Central New York.

Rosie (Tech Garden alum) is the industry-leading online grocery shopping platform for mobile and web. Through strategic partnerships with major retailers, wholesalers, and suppliers across the US, Rosie is able to connect with new customers via digital commerce.

In February of 2021, Rosie completed a $10 million round of financing led by Avenue Growth Partners. Rosie was recognized by IBM in 2014 as the top startup in North America for its unique ability to provide streamlined online shopping tools, comprehensive delivery logistics packages, and proprietary data analytics. Since then, Rosie has built relationships with hundreds of retailers nationwide.

Invest NY: Industry 4.0 @ Online
Mar 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Invest NY: Industry 4.0 @ Online

Discover innovations in technologies that power manufacturing into the 21st century. New York has significant infrastructure and investment in commercializing new technologies in advanced manufacturing, hardware devices, IoT and other related sectors. Join us to meet startups, CEOs, investors and industry experts. The event will be held on March 25 online. You’ll have the chance to:
– Meet innovative startups
– Hear from active investors
– Learn from industry experts
– Build your personal network