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Upstate Unleashed Conference & Ecosystem Awards - September 19, 2017
Aug
30
Wed
Drones Over Downtown Syracuse @ The Tech Garden Plaza
Aug 30 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Drones Over Downtown Syracuse @ The Tech Garden Plaza | Syracuse | New York | United States
Join us for the first ever Drones Over Downtown!
Attendees will have the opportunity to fly a drone, network with local drone companies, learn about drone safety and watch live demos and presentations. There will also be live music and local food and drinks.
The first 50 attendees will receive a free t-shirt and everyone will be entered in a drawing for a drone quad-copter giveaway.
Vendor Information: Have a drone company and want to exhibit? Contact Kara Alheim at kalheim@centerstateceo.com for more information.
Sep
6
Wed
RocGrowth Candids @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre
Sep 6 @ 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.

Startup Tech Valley Season 5 Starts NOW! @ Revolution Hall, Brown's Brewing Co
Sep 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Startup Tech Valley Season 5 Starts NOW! @ Revolution Hall, Brown's Brewing Co | Troy | New York | United States

Let’s roll in Season 5 with more new startups:

Center Square Software – helping businesses reach their customers by sharing their promotions, deals and events.

Core Haptics – providing the next generation of interfaces and game controllers for entertainment, VR, therapy, education and research.

Our.news – fighting fake news on the internet.

And an update from:

Mountain Ridge Adventure

Sep
12
Tue
Light and Sound Interactive 2017 @ Riverside Convention Center & Hyatt Regency
Sep 12 – Sep 14 all-day

Bringing attention to the world-class technological and cultural resources in Rochester, and making Rochester the center of growth for the next revolutions in imaging and audio.

Focused on the applications of light and sound in the emerging areas of:

Virtual and Augmented Reality
Gaming and Interactive Media
Cinema, Music & Audio
New Imaging Technologies
New types of displays
Healthcare applications
Drones and Autonomous Vehicles

 

Sep
13
Wed
Money Matters – The Startup Experience @ Nixon Peabody
Sep 13 @ 11:00 am – 6:30 pm

This event is part of the Light & Sound Interactive Conference and Expo in Rochester on September 12-14.

Money Matters is hosted by Nixon Peabody, gives Start-up companies the opportunity to learn from and network with experts in the legal, IP, financing, and accounting aspects of starting a business. Attendees will also learn about Luminate, the $10,000,000 New York State accelerator challenge, administered by High Tech Rochester, open to optics, photonics, and imaging companies.

 

SCHEDULE:

11:00am   Registration / Networking
Lunch is served

11:45am Welcome and Introductions
Paul Ballentine, PhD, Executive Director, Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences, University of Rochester

David Kaufman, Director of Global Strategies, Nixon Peabodt LLP, Moderator

12:00pm Legal Light and Sound: Business Law for Start-ups
Tyler Savage and Jeremy Wolk, Partners, Nixon Peabody LLP

12:45pm Insights from IP.com
Wen Ruan, CPA, Partner, The Bonadio Group

1:15pm Counting the Cash
John D. McCurdy, CPA, Partner, The Bonadio Group

2:00pm Funding New Tech Start-ups in 2017
Richard Glaser, RocGrowth, Moderator

Mikael Totterman, President Clerio Vision

Nasir Ali, StartFast Venture Accelerator & Upstate Venture Connect

Jim Senall, High Tech Rochester & Rochester Angel Network

3:00pm Matchmaking Sessions

4:30pm New York Loves Start-ups
Luminate and other Government Support for New Ventures in the Empire State

5:30pm Networking Reception

Sep
14
Thu
Medical Device Concept to Commercialization BOOT CAMP @ CNY Biotech Accelerator
Sep 14 @ 8:00 am – Sep 15 @ 5:00 pm

FEATURING EXPERT PRESENTERS ACROSS THE INDUSTRY!
AUGUST 3-4 Technology Commercialization, US Regulations and Engineering
SEPTEMBER 14-15 Design and Development, Legal and Start Up Planning
OCTOBER 12-13, 2017 Topics for Emerging Companies, Data and Resources

ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS
Join us for three workshops designed for anyone interested in medical device product and service commercialization.
Hear from experts how medical devices are designed, regulated and marketed; gain insights into intellectual property
and licensing; learn how to develop a business plan and pitch presentation and learn about all the valuable resources
available to emerging medical device companies. Content is aimed at medical device innovators, researchers and
entrepreneurs.

Sessions are held Thursdays–Fridays and run 8 am to 5 pm each day.
Registration $100 per workshop, discounts available.
Free on-site parking. Lunch and breaks included.

Sep
15
Fri
Medical Device Concept to Commercialization BOOT CAMP @ CNY Biotech Accelerator
Sep 15 @ 8:00 am – Sep 16 @ 5:00 pm

FEATURING EXPERT PRESENTERS ACROSS THE INDUSTRY!
AUGUST 3-4 Technology Commercialization, US Regulations and Engineering
SEPTEMBER 14-15 Design and Development, Legal and Start Up Planning
OCTOBER 12-13, 2017 Topics for Emerging Companies, Data and Resources

ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS
Join us for three workshops designed for anyone interested in medical device product and service commercialization.
Hear from experts how medical devices are designed, regulated and marketed; gain insights into intellectual property
and licensing; learn how to develop a business plan and pitch presentation and learn about all the valuable resources
available to emerging medical device companies. Content is aimed at medical device innovators, researchers and
entrepreneurs.

Sessions are held Thursdays–Fridays and run 8 am to 5 pm each day.
Registration $100 per workshop, discounts available.
Free on-site parking. Lunch and breaks included.

Sep
26
Tue
The Funding Roadmap – Startup Capital @ The Tech Garden
Sep 26 @ 8:00 am – 1:30 pm
The Funding Roadmap - Startup Capital @ The Tech Garden | Syracuse | New York | United States

Syracuse Innovation Connectors is a collaborative group of leaders from central New York startup spaces, programs and economic development organizations. Our mission is to Engage and Connect the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Central New York. 

On September 26, we’ll be hosting the first of two workshops.

The Funding Roadmap – Startup Capital will kick off our series with a focus on what you need to get funding! This event will feature representatives from various funding resources across CNY educating us on loan programs offered by the U.S. SBA, alternative financing such as the Excelsior Growth Fund and specialized state programs/tax credits available to young businesses.

You’ll also hear from founders who have “been there and done that.” These CEOs will share stories about bootstrapping, crowdfunding and tips on how best to apply for government grants.

Before we wrap up, guests will be presented with a comprehensive list highlighting where aspiring entrepreneurs and early-stage company founders can find help across the region.

This is a not to be missed event, and of course, lunch will be served!

Ready to keep learning? Syracuse Innovation Connectors will be hosting Part 2 of the Startup Capital workshop – Acceleration Capital. This accelerated program will be held at the CNY Biotech Accelerator on October 2. Discounts are available for those who sign up for both programs.

Women, Money & Power: Investing in Women @ Marist College
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Women, Money & Power

This event brings together members of the investment, business and entrepreneurial communities from across the region to learn about startups founded by women, investments made by women, and the career paths that women in finance have followed.

Everyone is invited! Come learn about entrepreneurship, investing and the work women are doing to build businesses across New York State. We’re bringing together members of the investment, business and entrepreneurial communities to hear pitches from startups founded by women, investor perspectives, and personal stories about the career paths of women leaders.

Panelists include Elisa Miller-Out (Chloe Capital), Jennifer Tegan (Cayuga Venture Fund), Sharon Weinberg (New York Ventures) and Bonnie Ryan (Silicon Valley Bank).

 

  • Startup pitches – we’ll hear from innovative leaders across the state about the businesses they’re building in big data, cleantech and more
  • Angel, seed and venture investors – investors will share their questions and perspectives on the companies that pitch – including the NY Ventures, Cayuga Venture Fund, and the Hudson Valley Startup Fund
  • Leading women in finance and business – women will share their personal stories about their career paths, including a brand-new women-focused investment fund launching in Upstate NY!
Oct
2
Mon
The Funding Roadmap – Accelerate Your Growth with Impact Capital @ CNY Biotech Accelerator
Oct 2 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Funding Roadmap - Accelerate Your Growth with Impact Capital @ CNY Biotech Accelerator | Syracuse | New York | United States

Syracuse Innovation Connectors is a collaborative group of leaders from central New York startup spaces, programs and economic development organizations. Our mission is to Engage and Connect the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Central New York. 

On September 26, we’ll be hosting the first of two workshops.

The Funding Roadmap – Startup Capital will kick off our series with a focus on what you need to get funding! 

Next on October 2, we’ll present Part 2 of the Funding Roadmap – Accelerate your Growth with Impact Capital. This intensive program will be held at the CNY Biotech Accelerator, and feature CEOs from some of the standout companies in central New York. You’ll learn from their mistakes and victories as they share how they secured funding, won competitions and took their companies to the next level.

Several out-of-state investors will also be present, including representatives from Investors Circle – the world’s largest and most active early-stage IMPACT investing network. Investor’s Circle has been finding, fostering, and funding startup innovation for over 25 years. The network’s community of angel investors, venture capitalists, foundations, and family offices have invested over $200 million into more than 300 enterprises dedicated to improving the environment, education, health and community.

Discounts are available for those who sign up for both programs. Lunch will be served.

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These programs are being brought to your by Innovation Connectors – Supporting, Engaging and Connecting CNY’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem.

Oct
3
Tue
Business Connection Forum Albany @ SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Oct 3 – Oct 5 all-day
Business Connection Forum Albany @ SUNY Polytechnic Institute | Albany | New York | United States

Meet the world’s electronics elite!

Silicon Europe Worldwide with support from North American partners is organizing a multiday event in Albany where European and North American SMEs, large corporations, universities and research institutes will have the chance to meet.

The 3 day event will cover the following technological themes:

  • Autonomous Operations
  • Health Applications
  • Smart Cities
  • Advanced Electronics

 

Day 1: Regional Support & Tech Sessions – choose between four parallel sessions.

Day 2: Matchmaking – Build new relationships through pre-scheduled meetings.

Day 3: Science Pitch – Obtain information about the newest research and connect with universities.

Next to these seminars, participants will have the chance to pitch their company and meet other organizations during scheduled matchmaking. Moreover, the local and regional economic development agencies will give an overview of project development programs and support for international companies.

Speakers and participants from global companies and organizations including IBM, GE, Siemens, Corning and Globalfoundries will be at the event. So, don’t miss your chance to meet the World’s electronics elite!

Opportunities for attendees

  • Company Pitches
  • Matchmaking Sessions & Networking
  • Seminars and Poster Sessions
  • ~50 American SMEs are expected as well as representatives from IBM, GE, Globalfoundries and other major stakeholders including stellar research universities

Why participate?

  • Obtain unique information on regional support
  • Discover the latest trends in Autonomous Operations, Health Applications, Smart Cities and Advanced Electronics
  • Examine business and investment opportunities overseas
  • Target potential business partners in pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings
  • Initiate cross-border contacts and co-operations between the EU, US and Canada
Oct
6
Fri
RocGrowth Coffee @ Carlson Cowork
Oct 6 @ 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.

Oct
8
Sun
Hack Upstate Demo Day @ The Tech Garden
Oct 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Hack Upstate is open to students and practitioners, that happen twice a year (i.e. Fall & Spring) where developers, engineers and innovators from across Upstate New York come to Syracuse, NY, share ideas, form teams and build awesome projects.

It all starts at 11 AM the day before – October 7th – where people will pitch their idea and teams will be formed. For more about Hack Upstate and to register for the full day and half program please visit the following site: http://hackupstate.com/

Otherwise, plan to attend the demonstrations by either RSVP thru Tech Meet Up or contact Lynn Hughes with your plan to attend at lynn@thetechgarden.com

Hack Upstate’s mission is to unite and facilitate collaboration among the greater Upstate New York technology community. In doing so, they aim to contribute to the growth of Upstate New York’s technology sector, and to create a robust network of technologists and regional technology companies.

Oct
12
Thu
Medical Device Concept to Commercialization BOOT CAMP @ CNY Biotech Accelerator
Oct 12 @ 8:00 am – Oct 13 @ 5:00 pm

FEATURING EXPERT PRESENTERS ACROSS THE INDUSTRY!
AUGUST 3-4 Technology Commercialization, US Regulations and Engineering
SEPTEMBER 14-15 Design and Development, Legal and Start Up Planning
OCTOBER 12-13, 2017 Topics for Emerging Companies, Data and Resources

ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS
Join us for three workshops designed for anyone interested in medical device product and service commercialization.
Hear from experts how medical devices are designed, regulated and marketed; gain insights into intellectual property
and licensing; learn how to develop a business plan and pitch presentation and learn about all the valuable resources
available to emerging medical device companies. Content is aimed at medical device innovators, researchers and
entrepreneurs.

Sessions are held Thursdays–Fridays and run 8 am to 5 pm each day.
Registration $100 per workshop, discounts available.
Free on-site parking. Lunch and breaks included.

Oct
13
Fri
Medical Device Concept to Commercialization BOOT CAMP @ CNY Biotech Accelerator
Oct 13 @ 8:00 am – Oct 14 @ 5:00 pm

FEATURING EXPERT PRESENTERS ACROSS THE INDUSTRY!
AUGUST 3-4 Technology Commercialization, US Regulations and Engineering
SEPTEMBER 14-15 Design and Development, Legal and Start Up Planning
OCTOBER 12-13, 2017 Topics for Emerging Companies, Data and Resources

ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS
Join us for three workshops designed for anyone interested in medical device product and service commercialization.
Hear from experts how medical devices are designed, regulated and marketed; gain insights into intellectual property
and licensing; learn how to develop a business plan and pitch presentation and learn about all the valuable resources
available to emerging medical device companies. Content is aimed at medical device innovators, researchers and
entrepreneurs.

Sessions are held Thursdays–Fridays and run 8 am to 5 pm each day.
Registration $100 per workshop, discounts available.
Free on-site parking. Lunch and breaks included.

Oct
17
Tue
REV Connect ’17 @ Crowne Plaza Times Square
Oct 17 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Accelerating Innovative Energy Partnerships in New York State

REV Connect ‘17 is an executive summit that will fuel conversations and partnerships around innovation and how you can partner to help drive a meaningful transformation of New York’s energy system.

What to Expect

Exclusive Content and Speakers
Hear from thought leaders from multiple industries on innovation and market disruption, and how to apply insights to transform the energy sector.

Interactive Ideation Discussions
Work with your peers in a small-group workshop that will generate ideas for business models to advance REV goals. Senior leadership from New York utilities and other organizations will have the opportunity to learn from the workshop findings.

Direct REV Connect Engagement
Come away from the only official New York State REV conference with a strong understanding of the types of innovation opportunities available in the REV market. Learn how to best partner with New York utilities on REV projects, with facilitation support available from the REV Connect team.

Create and Strengthen Partnerships
Engage with representatives from utilities, leading companies, New York State, and REV Connect to build on networks and form new partnerships.

The Run of Show

Innovation Inspiration
Morning sessions will feature a fast-paced lineup of disruptors from a variety of industries—from banking to telecommunications—with parallels to the market disruption happening in the utility industry. These sessions will spark creativity and imagination for the afternoon workshops.

Roll up Your Sleeves
Dive deep and collaborate with your peers during an afternoon ideation workshop to produce real ideas for business models that advance REV goals.

Toward Partnerships
During the closing panel, utility executives will discuss top ideas from the workshop and share insights into what they consider when allocating resources to innovative business opportunities.

Who Should Attend

REV Connect ‘17 is open to leaders and staff of established companies or startups who are leading innovation on business models and technology at their organizations. They’ll include:

  • CEOs, owners, presidents, and vice presidents
  • Directors, managers, and professional staff

 

Ticket Prices

Industry

  • $350 – Early Bird Price (through August 11, 2017)
  • $550 – Regular Price

 

Utility, Government, Startup, Non-profit, or Academia

  • $250 – Early Bird Price (through August 11, 2017)
  • $300 – Regular Price

 

Space is limited.  Register today.

Accommodations

Book your hotel room today to get the conference rate.

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About Reforming the Energy Vision

Reforming the Energy Vision is Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s strategy to lead on climate change and grow New York’s economy. REV is building a cleaner, more resilient and affordable energy system for all New Yorkers by stimulating investment in clean technologies like solar, wind, and energy efficiency and generating 50 percent of the State’s electricity needs from renewable energy by 2030. REV is ensuring New York State reduces statewide greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030 and achieves the internationally recognized target of reducing emissions 80 percent by 2050. Join us at REV Connect ’17 to learn about how to be part of REV, including the Governor’s $5 billion investment in clean energy technology and innovation.

Nov
6
Mon
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.

Nov
10
Fri
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.

Nov
17
Fri
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.

Dec
1
Fri
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.

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
Aug
30
Wed
Drones Over Downtown Syracuse @ The Tech Garden Plaza
Aug 30 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Drones Over Downtown Syracuse @ The Tech Garden Plaza | Syracuse | New York | United States
Join us for the first ever Drones Over Downtown!
Attendees will have the opportunity to fly a drone, network with local drone companies, learn about drone safety and watch live demos and presentations. There will also be live music and local food and drinks.
The first 50 attendees will receive a free t-shirt and everyone will be entered in a drawing for a drone quad-copter giveaway.
Vendor Information: Have a drone company and want to exhibit? Contact Kara Alheim at kalheim@centerstateceo.com for more information.
Sep
6
Wed
RocGrowth Candids @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre
Sep 6 @ 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.

Startup Tech Valley Season 5 Starts NOW! @ Revolution Hall, Brown's Brewing Co
Sep 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Startup Tech Valley Season 5 Starts NOW! @ Revolution Hall, Brown's Brewing Co | Troy | New York | United States

Let’s roll in Season 5 with more new startups:

Center Square Software – helping businesses reach their customers by sharing their promotions, deals and events.

Core Haptics – providing the next generation of interfaces and game controllers for entertainment, VR, therapy, education and research.

Our.news – fighting fake news on the internet.

And an update from:

Mountain Ridge Adventure

Sep
12
Tue
Light and Sound Interactive 2017 @ Riverside Convention Center & Hyatt Regency
Sep 12 – Sep 14 all-day

Bringing attention to the world-class technological and cultural resources in Rochester, and making Rochester the center of growth for the next revolutions in imaging and audio.

Focused on the applications of light and sound in the emerging areas of:

Virtual and Augmented Reality
Gaming and Interactive Media
Cinema, Music & Audio
New Imaging Technologies
New types of displays
Healthcare applications
Drones and Autonomous Vehicles

 

Sep
13
Wed
Money Matters – The Startup Experience @ Nixon Peabody
Sep 13 @ 11:00 am – 6:30 pm

This event is part of the Light & Sound Interactive Conference and Expo in Rochester on September 12-14.

Money Matters is hosted by Nixon Peabody, gives Start-up companies the opportunity to learn from and network with experts in the legal, IP, financing, and accounting aspects of starting a business. Attendees will also learn about Luminate, the $10,000,000 New York State accelerator challenge, administered by High Tech Rochester, open to optics, photonics, and imaging companies.

 

SCHEDULE:

11:00am   Registration / Networking
Lunch is served

11:45am Welcome and Introductions
Paul Ballentine, PhD, Executive Director, Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences, University of Rochester

David Kaufman, Director of Global Strategies, Nixon Peabodt LLP, Moderator

12:00pm Legal Light and Sound: Business Law for Start-ups
Tyler Savage and Jeremy Wolk, Partners, Nixon Peabody LLP

12:45pm Insights from IP.com
Wen Ruan, CPA, Partner, The Bonadio Group

1:15pm Counting the Cash
John D. McCurdy, CPA, Partner, The Bonadio Group

2:00pm Funding New Tech Start-ups in 2017
Richard Glaser, RocGrowth, Moderator

Mikael Totterman, President Clerio Vision

Nasir Ali, StartFast Venture Accelerator & Upstate Venture Connect

Jim Senall, High Tech Rochester & Rochester Angel Network

3:00pm Matchmaking Sessions

4:30pm New York Loves Start-ups
Luminate and other Government Support for New Ventures in the Empire State

5:30pm Networking Reception

Sep
14
Thu
Medical Device Concept to Commercialization BOOT CAMP @ CNY Biotech Accelerator
Sep 14 @ 8:00 am – Sep 15 @ 5:00 pm

FEATURING EXPERT PRESENTERS ACROSS THE INDUSTRY!
AUGUST 3-4 Technology Commercialization, US Regulations and Engineering
SEPTEMBER 14-15 Design and Development, Legal and Start Up Planning
OCTOBER 12-13, 2017 Topics for Emerging Companies, Data and Resources

ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS
Join us for three workshops designed for anyone interested in medical device product and service commercialization.
Hear from experts how medical devices are designed, regulated and marketed; gain insights into intellectual property
and licensing; learn how to develop a business plan and pitch presentation and learn about all the valuable resources
available to emerging medical device companies. Content is aimed at medical device innovators, researchers and
entrepreneurs.

Sessions are held Thursdays–Fridays and run 8 am to 5 pm each day.
Registration $100 per workshop, discounts available.
Free on-site parking. Lunch and breaks included.

Sep
15
Fri
Medical Device Concept to Commercialization BOOT CAMP @ CNY Biotech Accelerator
Sep 15 @ 8:00 am – Sep 16 @ 5:00 pm

FEATURING EXPERT PRESENTERS ACROSS THE INDUSTRY!
AUGUST 3-4 Technology Commercialization, US Regulations and Engineering
SEPTEMBER 14-15 Design and Development, Legal and Start Up Planning
OCTOBER 12-13, 2017 Topics for Emerging Companies, Data and Resources

ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS
Join us for three workshops designed for anyone interested in medical device product and service commercialization.
Hear from experts how medical devices are designed, regulated and marketed; gain insights into intellectual property
and licensing; learn how to develop a business plan and pitch presentation and learn about all the valuable resources
available to emerging medical device companies. Content is aimed at medical device innovators, researchers and
entrepreneurs.

Sessions are held Thursdays–Fridays and run 8 am to 5 pm each day.
Registration $100 per workshop, discounts available.
Free on-site parking. Lunch and breaks included.

Sep
26
Tue
The Funding Roadmap – Startup Capital @ The Tech Garden
Sep 26 @ 8:00 am – 1:30 pm
The Funding Roadmap - Startup Capital @ The Tech Garden | Syracuse | New York | United States

Syracuse Innovation Connectors is a collaborative group of leaders from central New York startup spaces, programs and economic development organizations. Our mission is to Engage and Connect the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Central New York. 

On September 26, we’ll be hosting the first of two workshops.

The Funding Roadmap – Startup Capital will kick off our series with a focus on what you need to get funding! This event will feature representatives from various funding resources across CNY educating us on loan programs offered by the U.S. SBA, alternative financing such as the Excelsior Growth Fund and specialized state programs/tax credits available to young businesses.

You’ll also hear from founders who have “been there and done that.” These CEOs will share stories about bootstrapping, crowdfunding and tips on how best to apply for government grants.

Before we wrap up, guests will be presented with a comprehensive list highlighting where aspiring entrepreneurs and early-stage company founders can find help across the region.

This is a not to be missed event, and of course, lunch will be served!

Ready to keep learning? Syracuse Innovation Connectors will be hosting Part 2 of the Startup Capital workshop – Acceleration Capital. This accelerated program will be held at the CNY Biotech Accelerator on October 2. Discounts are available for those who sign up for both programs.

Women, Money & Power: Investing in Women @ Marist College
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Women, Money & Power

This event brings together members of the investment, business and entrepreneurial communities from across the region to learn about startups founded by women, investments made by women, and the career paths that women in finance have followed.

Everyone is invited! Come learn about entrepreneurship, investing and the work women are doing to build businesses across New York State. We’re bringing together members of the investment, business and entrepreneurial communities to hear pitches from startups founded by women, investor perspectives, and personal stories about the career paths of women leaders.

Panelists include Elisa Miller-Out (Chloe Capital), Jennifer Tegan (Cayuga Venture Fund), Sharon Weinberg (New York Ventures) and Bonnie Ryan (Silicon Valley Bank).

 

  • Startup pitches – we’ll hear from innovative leaders across the state about the businesses they’re building in big data, cleantech and more
  • Angel, seed and venture investors – investors will share their questions and perspectives on the companies that pitch – including the NY Ventures, Cayuga Venture Fund, and the Hudson Valley Startup Fund
  • Leading women in finance and business – women will share their personal stories about their career paths, including a brand-new women-focused investment fund launching in Upstate NY!
Oct
2
Mon
The Funding Roadmap – Accelerate Your Growth with Impact Capital @ CNY Biotech Accelerator
Oct 2 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Funding Roadmap - Accelerate Your Growth with Impact Capital @ CNY Biotech Accelerator | Syracuse | New York | United States

Syracuse Innovation Connectors is a collaborative group of leaders from central New York startup spaces, programs and economic development organizations. Our mission is to Engage and Connect the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Central New York. 

On September 26, we’ll be hosting the first of two workshops.

The Funding Roadmap – Startup Capital will kick off our series with a focus on what you need to get funding! 

Next on October 2, we’ll present Part 2 of the Funding Roadmap – Accelerate your Growth with Impact Capital. This intensive program will be held at the CNY Biotech Accelerator, and feature CEOs from some of the standout companies in central New York. You’ll learn from their mistakes and victories as they share how they secured funding, won competitions and took their companies to the next level.

Several out-of-state investors will also be present, including representatives from Investors Circle – the world’s largest and most active early-stage IMPACT investing network. Investor’s Circle has been finding, fostering, and funding startup innovation for over 25 years. The network’s community of angel investors, venture capitalists, foundations, and family offices have invested over $200 million into more than 300 enterprises dedicated to improving the environment, education, health and community.

Discounts are available for those who sign up for both programs. Lunch will be served.

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These programs are being brought to your by Innovation Connectors – Supporting, Engaging and Connecting CNY’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem.

Oct
3
Tue
Business Connection Forum Albany @ SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Oct 3 – Oct 5 all-day
Business Connection Forum Albany @ SUNY Polytechnic Institute | Albany | New York | United States

Meet the world’s electronics elite!

Silicon Europe Worldwide with support from North American partners is organizing a multiday event in Albany where European and North American SMEs, large corporations, universities and research institutes will have the chance to meet.

The 3 day event will cover the following technological themes:

  • Autonomous Operations
  • Health Applications
  • Smart Cities
  • Advanced Electronics

 

Day 1: Regional Support & Tech Sessions – choose between four parallel sessions.

Day 2: Matchmaking – Build new relationships through pre-scheduled meetings.

Day 3: Science Pitch – Obtain information about the newest research and connect with universities.

Next to these seminars, participants will have the chance to pitch their company and meet other organizations during scheduled matchmaking. Moreover, the local and regional economic development agencies will give an overview of project development programs and support for international companies.

Speakers and participants from global companies and organizations including IBM, GE, Siemens, Corning and Globalfoundries will be at the event. So, don’t miss your chance to meet the World’s electronics elite!

Opportunities for attendees

  • Company Pitches
  • Matchmaking Sessions & Networking
  • Seminars and Poster Sessions
  • ~50 American SMEs are expected as well as representatives from IBM, GE, Globalfoundries and other major stakeholders including stellar research universities

Why participate?

  • Obtain unique information on regional support
  • Discover the latest trends in Autonomous Operations, Health Applications, Smart Cities and Advanced Electronics
  • Examine business and investment opportunities overseas
  • Target potential business partners in pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings
  • Initiate cross-border contacts and co-operations between the EU, US and Canada
Oct
6
Fri
RocGrowth Coffee @ Carlson Cowork
Oct 6 @ 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.

Oct
8
Sun
Hack Upstate Demo Day @ The Tech Garden
Oct 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Hack Upstate is open to students and practitioners, that happen twice a year (i.e. Fall & Spring) where developers, engineers and innovators from across Upstate New York come to Syracuse, NY, share ideas, form teams and build awesome projects.

It all starts at 11 AM the day before – October 7th – where people will pitch their idea and teams will be formed. For more about Hack Upstate and to register for the full day and half program please visit the following site: http://hackupstate.com/

Otherwise, plan to attend the demonstrations by either RSVP thru Tech Meet Up or contact Lynn Hughes with your plan to attend at lynn@thetechgarden.com

Hack Upstate’s mission is to unite and facilitate collaboration among the greater Upstate New York technology community. In doing so, they aim to contribute to the growth of Upstate New York’s technology sector, and to create a robust network of technologists and regional technology companies.

Oct
12
Thu
Medical Device Concept to Commercialization BOOT CAMP @ CNY Biotech Accelerator
Oct 12 @ 8:00 am – Oct 13 @ 5:00 pm

FEATURING EXPERT PRESENTERS ACROSS THE INDUSTRY!
AUGUST 3-4 Technology Commercialization, US Regulations and Engineering
SEPTEMBER 14-15 Design and Development, Legal and Start Up Planning
OCTOBER 12-13, 2017 Topics for Emerging Companies, Data and Resources

ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS
Join us for three workshops designed for anyone interested in medical device product and service commercialization.
Hear from experts how medical devices are designed, regulated and marketed; gain insights into intellectual property
and licensing; learn how to develop a business plan and pitch presentation and learn about all the valuable resources
available to emerging medical device companies. Content is aimed at medical device innovators, researchers and
entrepreneurs.

Sessions are held Thursdays–Fridays and run 8 am to 5 pm each day.
Registration $100 per workshop, discounts available.
Free on-site parking. Lunch and breaks included.

Oct
13
Fri
Medical Device Concept to Commercialization BOOT CAMP @ CNY Biotech Accelerator
Oct 13 @ 8:00 am – Oct 14 @ 5:00 pm

FEATURING EXPERT PRESENTERS ACROSS THE INDUSTRY!
AUGUST 3-4 Technology Commercialization, US Regulations and Engineering
SEPTEMBER 14-15 Design and Development, Legal and Start Up Planning
OCTOBER 12-13, 2017 Topics for Emerging Companies, Data and Resources

ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS
Join us for three workshops designed for anyone interested in medical device product and service commercialization.
Hear from experts how medical devices are designed, regulated and marketed; gain insights into intellectual property
and licensing; learn how to develop a business plan and pitch presentation and learn about all the valuable resources
available to emerging medical device companies. Content is aimed at medical device innovators, researchers and
entrepreneurs.

Sessions are held Thursdays–Fridays and run 8 am to 5 pm each day.
Registration $100 per workshop, discounts available.
Free on-site parking. Lunch and breaks included.

Oct
17
Tue
REV Connect ’17 @ Crowne Plaza Times Square
Oct 17 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Accelerating Innovative Energy Partnerships in New York State

REV Connect ‘17 is an executive summit that will fuel conversations and partnerships around innovation and how you can partner to help drive a meaningful transformation of New York’s energy system.

What to Expect

Exclusive Content and Speakers
Hear from thought leaders from multiple industries on innovation and market disruption, and how to apply insights to transform the energy sector.

Interactive Ideation Discussions
Work with your peers in a small-group workshop that will generate ideas for business models to advance REV goals. Senior leadership from New York utilities and other organizations will have the opportunity to learn from the workshop findings.

Direct REV Connect Engagement
Come away from the only official New York State REV conference with a strong understanding of the types of innovation opportunities available in the REV market. Learn how to best partner with New York utilities on REV projects, with facilitation support available from the REV Connect team.

Create and Strengthen Partnerships
Engage with representatives from utilities, leading companies, New York State, and REV Connect to build on networks and form new partnerships.

The Run of Show

Innovation Inspiration
Morning sessions will feature a fast-paced lineup of disruptors from a variety of industries—from banking to telecommunications—with parallels to the market disruption happening in the utility industry. These sessions will spark creativity and imagination for the afternoon workshops.

Roll up Your Sleeves
Dive deep and collaborate with your peers during an afternoon ideation workshop to produce real ideas for business models that advance REV goals.

Toward Partnerships
During the closing panel, utility executives will discuss top ideas from the workshop and share insights into what they consider when allocating resources to innovative business opportunities.

Who Should Attend

REV Connect ‘17 is open to leaders and staff of established companies or startups who are leading innovation on business models and technology at their organizations. They’ll include:

  • CEOs, owners, presidents, and vice presidents
  • Directors, managers, and professional staff

 

Ticket Prices

Industry

  • $350 – Early Bird Price (through August 11, 2017)
  • $550 – Regular Price

 

Utility, Government, Startup, Non-profit, or Academia

  • $250 – Early Bird Price (through August 11, 2017)
  • $300 – Regular Price

 

Space is limited.  Register today.

Accommodations

Book your hotel room today to get the conference rate.

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About Reforming the Energy Vision

Reforming the Energy Vision is Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s strategy to lead on climate change and grow New York’s economy. REV is building a cleaner, more resilient and affordable energy system for all New Yorkers by stimulating investment in clean technologies like solar, wind, and energy efficiency and generating 50 percent of the State’s electricity needs from renewable energy by 2030. REV is ensuring New York State reduces statewide greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030 and achieves the internationally recognized target of reducing emissions 80 percent by 2050. Join us at REV Connect ’17 to learn about how to be part of REV, including the Governor’s $5 billion investment in clean energy technology and innovation.

Nov
6
Mon
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.

Nov
10
Fri
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.

Nov
17
Fri
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.

Dec
1
Fri
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.