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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
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The Thrive Project Team
2017 Capital Region Google DevFest @ Electric City Innovation Center
Oct 28 all-day
2017 Capital Region Google DevFest @ Electric City Innovation Center | Schenectady | New York | United States

The Capital Region Google Developer Group is proud to host DevFestCR2017 with talks, demos and workshops covering TensorFlow, kubernetes, Pachyderm, ReactJS, Google Assistant, and much more. Please see highlights of our 2016 event here:

This event is geared toward software developers, engineers and architects. Please reach out to gdg.capitalregion.jer@gmail.com with any questions.

We include great technical content and training/workshops, as well as breakfast fare and a full lunch. Expect excellent networking opportunities and interaction with top tech companies in the Capital Region, including Apprenda, CommerceHub, Jahnel Group, Mad Glory, GreyCastle Security, Troy Web Consulting, etc.! Also, meet Google Developer Experts, data science/machine learning experts, and silicon valley and local startups, just to start the list.

If you are in the software industry, or strongly aspire to participate in this industry, and are near the Capital Region of NYS, we want to meet you and bring value to your career.

Don’t delay, space is limited.

Business Incubators & NYS: New Strategies for Socio-Economic Renewal @ Sheldon Hall, SUNY Oswego
Oct 30 all-day
Business Incubators & NYS: New Strategies for Socio-Economic Renewal @ Sheldon Hall, SUNY Oswego  | Oswego | New York | United States

Join national, state, and regional public policy experts, community economic leaders, and researchers for a symposium and panel discussions on how to develop innovative business incubator ecosystems. Registration fee includes continental breakfast, buffet lunch, materials

The Business of Beer @ Shmaltz Brewing Company
Nov 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

This event will bring together members of the investment and business communities from across the region to hear the Shmaltz Brewing Company story with its founder and CEO, Jeremy Cowan.  He’ll have a conversation with a panel of advisors and capital providers on what’s needed to grow and scale his craft beer and contract brewing company.  We’ll shed light on considerations for funding growth for companies with $1-10MM in revenue.

Founded as “a Jewish celebration craft beer” by proprietor Jeremy Cowan, HE’BREW Beer has incorporated quality, community, and shtick since 1996. Shmaltz beers are distributed in over thirty-seven U.S. states, by 40 distributors and in 5,000 retailers across the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom.

5pm: Registration + networking
6pm: Welcome remarks + program
7pm: Networking
7:30pm: (Members Only)
Brewery tour + tasting + free beer!
Regular tickets are $75.00. Upstate Capital members pay $35, saving over 50%, and get a brewery tour, tasting, and free beer to take home.  Members – please email Bailey for your membership code to register.  All tickets at the door are $75.
Not a member yet? Join Upstate Capital today to receive discounted tickets at this and all Upstate Capital events.  Check out membership benefits.


2017 Cornell Entrepreneurship Summit @ The Times Center
Nov 3 @ 9:00 am – 6:30 pm

Where Ideas Collide

The exciting promise of combustive collaboration and magnetic ideas.

Speakers include:

Martha E. Pollack, President, Cornell University
Liza Landsman, President, Jet
JJ Ramberg, Cofounder, GoodShop and Host, MSNBC’s Your Business
Robert Smith, Founder/Chairman/CEO, Vista Equity Partners

View all speakers here

Paul Singh’s Upstate Tech Tour! @ High Tech Rochester
Nov 6 – Nov 9 all-day
Paul Singh's Upstate Tech Tour! @ High Tech Rochester | Rochester | New York | United States

DC area venture capitalist Paul Singh and his investor friends started the North American Tech Tour in 2016 with the idea that they needed to spend more time visiting places that other investors weren’t visiting.

As many of you remember, Paul, Dana and their white lab, Jack, airstreamed into Upstate NY, spending time with us in Syracuse, Utica and Saratoga Springs. They had so much fun meeting great people and connecting with lots of promising tech startups, that they’re returning for another adventure – this time in Rochester, NY!

High Tech Rochester will be our host this season. More details on back to back events with Paul and his friends coming soon. Paul’s visit may even dovetail an event featuring the 20 semifinalists for the NEW Luminate Accelerator – Photonics Venture Challenge!

Interested in a one on one pitch session with Paul and other out of state investors? Email kathryn@uvc.org to get on the list.

Startup Weekend Albany @ The Armory at Sage College
Nov 10 – Nov 12 all-day

Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurs. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.

Fuzehub Commercialization Competition @ The Hilton Albany
Nov 15 – Nov 16 all-day

FuzeHub is proud to debut our first-ever Commercialization Competition—a two-day event in Albany, NY that will feature a pitch competition and high-impact networking opportunities. Join us and help grow the entrepreneurial network here in New York State by helping to launch innovators toward success.  Up to five companies will be awarded $50,000  each for their project.  Finalists announced soon.


Registration & Venue


Finalists & Judges

Who Should Attend

The innovation network is dependent upon a deeply collaborative community—that’s why we’re seeking entrepreneurs, established technologists, and the broader technology community to come and be a part of this special event which aims to foster the growth of early-stage companies.

Join us and help broaden the landscape of opportunity and networking for the startup community throughout New York State.

  • Learn about new resources
  • Grow your startup or company’s exposure
  • Connect with industry leaders
  • Identify growth opportunities for your own business
NEXT Conference: Technology, Manufacturing & Biotech @ Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center
Nov 17 all-day

The Center for Advanced Systems (CASE) at Syracuse University, NYS Science+Technology Law Center, CNY Technology Development Organization and CNY Biotech Accelerator have teamed up to present the NEXT Conference: A Technology, Manufacturing & Biotech Conference Focused on Cutting-edge Trends and NEXT Generation Innovation.

The conference will be held on Friday, November 17 at the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel and Conference Center in Syracuse, NY.

Two keynote speakers, Drs. Hod Lipson and Dave Warner, have already been confirmed. The conference will also include a Tradeshow. Join 200+ attendees for a day of inspiration, education and connecting.

Fourth Global Trade and Investment Forum of the Southern Tier @ Symposium Hall, Biotechnology Building, Innovative Technologies Complex, Binghamton University
Nov 17 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Marketing Strategies for Global Success


8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Welcome. Upinder Dhillon, Dean of Binghamton University’s School of Management. Per Strombaugh, Assistant Vice President for Innovation & Economic Development, BU

9:10 Opening Remarks. Dr. Elena A. Iankova, Founding Director of the Center for International Business Advancement

9:30 Keynote Address by Professor Masaaki Kotabe, Distinguished Professor in International Business and Marketing at the Fox School of Business, Temple University

10:30 Coffee and Networking Break

10:45 U.S. Trade Policy and Navigating Market Assess Barriers. Robert Manogue, Director of the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs at the U.S. Department of State

11:35 Exporter Insights: Marketing Innovation for Global Success. Eric Niermeyer, President of American Craft Furniture Inc.

12:15 Global Marketing Information Resources. Alan Michaels, Industry Building Blocks

12:30 Lunch and Networking

Learn more about each of these amazing speakers on the event website here.

This event is free and open to the public, though guest must RSVP.


RocGrowth Coffee @ Carlson Cowork
Dec 1 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
RocGrowth Coffee @ Carlson Cowork | Rochester | New York | United States

A networking event designed to facilitate USEFUL collisions by sharing inspiring stories and empowering the new generation of entrepreneurs in Rochester.

RocGrowth Candids @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre
Dec 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
RocGrowth Candids @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre | Rochester | New York | United States

RocGrowth Candids is a bi-monthly event featuring local entrepreneurs who share their personal stories and lessons learned building successful businesses.