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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.
BACC Academy Pitch Day @ Siena College, Lonnstrom Dining Hall
Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm
BACC Academy Pitch Day @ Siena College, Lonnstrom Dining Hall | Latham | New York | United States

BACC Academy Pitch Day celebrates biomedical innovation and spotlights the Capital Region’s newest biomedical entrepreneurs. BACC Academy is a 13-week intensive class exploring biomedical commercialization. This comprehensive course focuses on 14 core topics, including, FDA approval, reimbursement strategy, legal formation and more, all culminating to Pitch Day where our participants will present their innovations.

BizLab-Clarkson Lunchtime Entrepreneurship Series – Nicole Snow @ New York BizLab
Jan 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The BizLab-Clarkson Lunchtime Entrepreneurship Series returns Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 with Nicole Snow, founder and CEO of Darn Good Yarn.

Darn Good Yarn serves the $44B craft market by providing beautiful, lustrous handmade yarns and fabrics to knitters, crocheters and quilters. The materials are upcycled from remnants from the production of silk saris and made by artisans in India and Nepal, who benefit from steady work.

Nicole is a Clarkson University graduate, served as a second lieutenant in the Air Force and has received a number of awards, including being named a 40 Under 40.

The event starts at noon. Lunch will be served! Tickets are $10 for the general public.

Attendees will have time to network, eat and hear a great speaker and be out the door in an hour!

The first seven events sold out. So register today! Here’s a Daily Gazette story on the kickoff.

Who knows, there might even be some breaking news!

At Dan Pickett’s talk in September, the CEO of nfrastructure announce growth plans.

Here are links to those stories:




Free parking is available in back of the BizLab, on either side of Liberty Street and metered parking in front on State St.

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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.