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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
May
15
Tue
Fast Track to Business Start-Up (monthly) @ John H. Mulroy Hall
May 15 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

This 20 hour workshop will benefit anyone wanting to get their business up and running quickly. 

The class is taught over three days (each month January – May 2018), and includes a variety of presentations by and interactions with 12 – 15 experts in all facets of business start-up.​

​Topics that are covered will include:

  • Business plan development
  • Legalities
  • Hiring employees
  • Marketing
  • Social Media
  • Financial management
  • Business financing options

This workshop also meets the requirements of the Self Employment
Assistance Program (SEAP) through the Department of Labor.

This workshop is brought to you by the Onondaga Small Business Development Center.

May
16
Wed
Money Smart for Small Business (monthly) @ Syracuse CoWorks
May 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Developed jointly by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Small Business Administration (SBA), each monthly workshop hosts a new topic that provides a practical guide to starting and managing a small business.

DATES & TOPICS
January 17, 2018
(Is Owning a Business Right For You?)

February 21, 2018
(Planning for a Healthy Business Start-up)

March 21, 2018 
(Banking Services & Credit Reporting Demystified)

April 18, 2018
(Time Management Tips)

May 16, 2018 
(Record-keeping as a Managerial Tool)

June 20, 2018 
(Risk Management & Insurance)

July 18, 2018
(Tax Planning & Reporting)

August 15, 2018
(Selling Your Business & Succession Planning)

September 19, 2018
(Financial Management)

October 17, 2018 
(Managing Cash Flow)

May
17
Thu
Fast Track to Business Start-Up (monthly) @ John H. Mulroy Hall
May 17 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

This 20 hour workshop will benefit anyone wanting to get their business up and running quickly. 

The class is taught over three days (each month January – May 2018), and includes a variety of presentations by and interactions with 12 – 15 experts in all facets of business start-up.​

​Topics that are covered will include:

  • Business plan development
  • Legalities
  • Hiring employees
  • Marketing
  • Social Media
  • Financial management
  • Business financing options

This workshop also meets the requirements of the Self Employment
Assistance Program (SEAP) through the Department of Labor.

This workshop is brought to you by the Onondaga Small Business Development Center.

May
21
Mon
The Essentials for Starting a Small Business (online course) @ Online
May 21 all-day

The Essentials for Starting a Small Business is an online course designed to create awareness for people who are interested in starting their own business.  The purpose of this course is to help mitigate risks when starting a business by learning about topics such as different types of entities, the legalities that go along with starting a business, how to proceed with business plan development, and the financials associated with starting a business.

The online course is a 10 – 15 hour commitment and uses the Blackboard management learning system for anytime, anywhere learning.

This online course is brought to you by the Onondaga Small Business Development Center.

Dates

Jan 14, 2018 – Feb 25, 2-18

March 13, 2018 – April 29, 2018

May 21, 2018 – July 1, 2018

May
22
Tue
Fast Track to Business Start-Up (monthly) @ John H. Mulroy Hall
May 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

This 20 hour workshop will benefit anyone wanting to get their business up and running quickly. 

The class is taught over three days (each month January – May 2018), and includes a variety of presentations by and interactions with 12 – 15 experts in all facets of business start-up.​

​Topics that are covered will include:

  • Business plan development
  • Legalities
  • Hiring employees
  • Marketing
  • Social Media
  • Financial management
  • Business financing options

This workshop also meets the requirements of the Self Employment
Assistance Program (SEAP) through the Department of Labor.

This workshop is brought to you by the Onondaga Small Business Development Center.

Quickbooks 101 @ OCC Liverpool
May 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn the basic set-up and use of QuickBooks.

Topics will Include:
`Basic Bookkeeping Steps
`Creating a Company
`Vendors
`Customers
`Cash vs Accrual
`How to share Information with your Accountant
`and more …

This class will be taught using the Desktop Version of Windows only.

This workshop is brought to your by the Onondaga Small Business Development Center.

May
31
Thu
Spring 2018 AFRL Commercialization Academy DEMO DAY @ Griffiss Institute
May 31 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Spring 2018 AFRL Commercialization Academy DEMO DAY @ Griffiss Institute | Rome | New York | United States

Celebrate four months of accomplishment with the five startups of the Spring 2018 AFRL Commercialization Academy cohort! The hard work and dedication by each startup will culminate with a pitch competition and networking at Demo Day, Thursday, May 31, 2018, at Griffiss Institute, Rome, NY! Please join us and help advance the entrepreneurial fabric here in New York State by helping to drive innovators toward success!

Griffiss Institute and Wasabi Ventures would like to invite you to join the five startups of the Spring 2018 Commercialization Academy cohort as they pitch a panel of judges, and live audience, on the companies they have built around Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate (AFRL/RI) technology. A judges’ vote and an audience vote will be held, with two cash prizes of $15,000 and $5,000, respectively, to be given to the winners of the two best pitches of the day.

That means each startup will have the opportunity to win much-needed seed money!

The five startups are: AudioStaq (Baltimore, MD), Go Figure (Utica, NY), idoolocal (Clinton, NY), Off the Cuff (Baltimore, MD), Pulse (Hanover, NH). Over the last four months, these entrepreneurs have received an abundance of tools and resources, including a startup educational platform that has taught each of them the logistics of building a startup.

2018 Spring Demo Day Agenda:

Emcee: Michele Pesula Kuegler, Program Manager at Wasabi Ventures

5:00 pm: Get to Know the Startups & Network
Talk to the teams at their booths, mingle, grab a bite of food & a cold beverage (Copper City Brewing Co.)

6:00 pm: Welcome & Opening Remarks

6:15 pm: Program Overview
Michele Pesula Kuegler, Program Manager at Wasabi Ventures

6:20 pm: Academy Pitches
AudioStaq
Go Figure
idoolocal
Off the Cuff
Pulse

6:55 pm: Alumni Presentations

7:10 pm: A Word from Our Supporters

7:20 pm: Thank Yous
Dan Fayette, Principal Engineer, Griffiss Institute

7:25 pm: Closing, Awards & Reception

* Agenda subject to change

Jun
5
Tue
Quickbooks Advanced @ OCC Liverpool
Jun 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Take your QuickBooks knowledge further. Topics will include:

`Accounting Overview and Tools, including Sales Tax & Chart  of Accounts
`AR/AP, Invoicing, Posting & Paying Bills Online
`Reporting
`and much more…

This class will be taught using the Desktop Version of Windows only.

This class is brought to you by the Onondaga Small Business Development Center.

Jun
20
Wed
Money Smart for Small Business (monthly) @ Syracuse CoWorks
Jun 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Developed jointly by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Small Business Administration (SBA), each monthly workshop hosts a new topic that provides a practical guide to starting and managing a small business.

DATES & TOPICS
January 17, 2018
(Is Owning a Business Right For You?)

February 21, 2018
(Planning for a Healthy Business Start-up)

March 21, 2018 
(Banking Services & Credit Reporting Demystified)

April 18, 2018
(Time Management Tips)

May 16, 2018 
(Record-keeping as a Managerial Tool)

June 20, 2018 
(Risk Management & Insurance)

July 18, 2018
(Tax Planning & Reporting)

August 15, 2018
(Selling Your Business & Succession Planning)

September 19, 2018
(Financial Management)

October 17, 2018 
(Managing Cash Flow)

Jul
18
Wed
Money Smart for Small Business (monthly) @ Syracuse CoWorks
Jul 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Developed jointly by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Small Business Administration (SBA), each monthly workshop hosts a new topic that provides a practical guide to starting and managing a small business.

DATES & TOPICS
January 17, 2018
(Is Owning a Business Right For You?)

February 21, 2018
(Planning for a Healthy Business Start-up)

March 21, 2018 
(Banking Services & Credit Reporting Demystified)

April 18, 2018
(Time Management Tips)

May 16, 2018 
(Record-keeping as a Managerial Tool)

June 20, 2018 
(Risk Management & Insurance)

July 18, 2018
(Tax Planning & Reporting)

August 15, 2018
(Selling Your Business & Succession Planning)

September 19, 2018
(Financial Management)

October 17, 2018 
(Managing Cash Flow)

Aug
7
Tue
Syracuse, NY Tech Tour @ Various Locations
Aug 7 – Aug 9 all-day
Syracuse, NY Tech Tour @ Various Locations | Syracuse | New York | United States

Syracuse is the next stop on our North American Tech Tour and we’re coming down to spend some time with you and a few smart friends in the local tech community. Come say hello and hang with us for a bit.
We’re still pulling the exact plan together but you should RSVP now to be the first to know when we lock things in. All the events are free but, given that most of the venues are small, they’re first-come-first-served.
Great content, coffee (and beer) and conversations with the area’s top deal-makers, deal-breakers, entrepreneurs and assorted hangers-on. And, yes, Jack and the Airstream too.

Complete your registration here.

Aug
15
Wed
Money Smart for Small Business (monthly) @ Syracuse CoWorks
Aug 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Developed jointly by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Small Business Administration (SBA), each monthly workshop hosts a new topic that provides a practical guide to starting and managing a small business.

DATES & TOPICS
January 17, 2018
(Is Owning a Business Right For You?)

February 21, 2018
(Planning for a Healthy Business Start-up)

March 21, 2018 
(Banking Services & Credit Reporting Demystified)

April 18, 2018
(Time Management Tips)

May 16, 2018 
(Record-keeping as a Managerial Tool)

June 20, 2018 
(Risk Management & Insurance)

July 18, 2018
(Tax Planning & Reporting)

August 15, 2018
(Selling Your Business & Succession Planning)

September 19, 2018
(Financial Management)

October 17, 2018 
(Managing Cash Flow)

Sep
19
Wed
Money Smart for Small Business (monthly) @ Syracuse CoWorks
Sep 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Developed jointly by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Small Business Administration (SBA), each monthly workshop hosts a new topic that provides a practical guide to starting and managing a small business.

DATES & TOPICS
January 17, 2018
(Is Owning a Business Right For You?)

February 21, 2018
(Planning for a Healthy Business Start-up)

March 21, 2018 
(Banking Services & Credit Reporting Demystified)

April 18, 2018
(Time Management Tips)

May 16, 2018 
(Record-keeping as a Managerial Tool)

June 20, 2018 
(Risk Management & Insurance)

July 18, 2018
(Tax Planning & Reporting)

August 15, 2018
(Selling Your Business & Succession Planning)

September 19, 2018
(Financial Management)

October 17, 2018 
(Managing Cash Flow)

Sep
23
Sun
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.

Oct
2
Tue
Upstate Unleashed Conference & Venture Ecosystem Awards @ The Oncenter
Oct 2 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Upstate Unleashed Conference & Venture Ecosystem Awards @ The Oncenter | Syracuse | New York | United States

The 4th annual Upstate Unleashed Conference & Awards will be held at The Oncenter in downtown Syracuse, NY – our largest venue to date to accommodate year after year of record breaking attendance. Join us on Tuesday, October 2, 2018!

Featuring Marc Randolph, Co-founder of Netflix!!!
Marc Randolph is a veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneur, advisor and investor. His career as an entrepreneur spans over four decades, having been the founder of more than six other successful startups, a mentor to hundreds of early-stage entrepreneurs, and an investor in numerous tech ventures. Marc is an alumnus of Hamilton College in Upstate NY.

Agenda Highlights
A new generation of fast-growing companies are rebuilding Upstate NY’s economy. Upstate Unleashed is our region’s premiere event, featuring TED-stye presentations by the CEOs at the helm of these firms. Join more than 400 of Upstate’s entrepreneurial leaders! Early bird tickets and Venture Ecosystem Award nominations will open soon. 2018 Sponsorship opportunities are now available.

Power Networking
Get connected to UVC’s network of experienced entrepreneurs and investors. Sponsorship requests to kathryn@uvc.org

CEO Speakers
Learn from and grow with Upstate NY’s top CEOs building our economy through entrepreneurship.

Ecosystem Awards
Celebrate the entrepreneurial leaders shaping our emerging venture ecosystem.

Oct
17
Wed
Money Smart for Small Business (monthly) @ Syracuse CoWorks
Oct 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Developed jointly by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Small Business Administration (SBA), each monthly workshop hosts a new topic that provides a practical guide to starting and managing a small business.

DATES & TOPICS
January 17, 2018
(Is Owning a Business Right For You?)

February 21, 2018
(Planning for a Healthy Business Start-up)

March 21, 2018 
(Banking Services & Credit Reporting Demystified)

April 18, 2018
(Time Management Tips)

May 16, 2018 
(Record-keeping as a Managerial Tool)

June 20, 2018 
(Risk Management & Insurance)

July 18, 2018
(Tax Planning & Reporting)

August 15, 2018
(Selling Your Business & Succession Planning)

September 19, 2018
(Financial Management)

October 17, 2018 
(Managing Cash Flow)