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Featured Events

2018 NEXT Conference | Upstate Venture Connect

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
Oct
17
Wed
State of Rochester’s Economy 2018 @ Hyatt Regency Rochester Hotel
Oct 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
State of Rochester's Economy 2018 @ Hyatt Regency Rochester Hotel | Rochester | New York | United States

STATE OF ROCHESTER’S ECONOMY

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 12:00-1:30pm
Hyatt Regency Rochester Hotel

Rochester’s economy is changing. Our evolving story is being driven by nimble and rapidly growing enterprises that are leveraging where the world is moving.
Underneath every one of our operations is software which is driving so much of everything we do. Our remarkable local talent, lower costs for business, and track record for innovation are attracting a whole new generation of these fast-growing tech enterprises.
We invite you to hear how Rochester’s economy is doing, and what is driving this exciting new growth.
Oct
18
Thu
CNY Biotech Accelerator Concept to Commercialization Boot Camp
Oct 18 @ 8:00 am – Oct 19 @ 4:00 pm
CNY  Biotech Accelerator Concept to Commercialization Boot Camp @ Syracuse | New York | United States

Through an Empire State Development (ESD) NYS Certified Business Incubator Grant, the CNY Biotech Accelerator is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Concept to Commercialization Boot Camp.  This networking and comprehensive education resource for innovators, researchers and entrepreneurs was established through and supported by collaborative partners at CNY Biotech Accelerator, NextCorps (formerly High Tech Rochester) and the Science+Technology Law Center at Syracuse University and is supported by extensive innovation ecosystem partners.  The intent of the Boot Camp is to promote understanding of and build networks for innovative and technology-driven biotech product and service development and commercialization.

Topics include:  product development and testing, risk management, student capstone design assistance, exports, industry collaboration, biotech startups panel discussion, university entrepreneur programs, developing a pitch presentation, incubator programs

Oct
23
Tue
Emerging Technology Showcase @ CASE Center at Syracuse University, 1-218 Center for Science and Technology
Oct 23 – Oct 24 all-day
Emerging Technology Showcase @ CASE Center at Syracuse University, 1-218 Center for Science and Technology  | Syracuse | New York | United States

Emerging Technology Showcase at the 2018 NYSTAR Annual Meeting

Manufacturing industries are transforming, and being transformed by, emerging technologies and new advancements in production capabilities. To showcase advances in photonics, robotics, digital manufacturing and more, FuzeHub is hosting an Emerging Technology Showcase in collaboration with Empire State Development’s Division of Science and Innovation (NYSTAR) in Syracuse, NY – a state that is at the forefront of significant R&D in these areas.

The event will feature presentations and discussions with industry, several of the Manufacturing USA institutes, and New York’s state-support innovation assets.

Oct
25
Thu
Impact Investing in Place @ FDR Presidential Library
Oct 25 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Impact Investing in Place @ FDR Presidential Library | Hyde Park | New York | United States

Upstate Capital is hosting an event designed to introduce and highlight several approaches to place-based investing, including for-profit and non-profit seed funding models and the new Opportunity Zones program.

Place-based impact investing is investing that is designed to combine financial returns with positive economic and/or environmental impacts in specific locations. This type of investment has long been the purview of economic development organizations, but shifts in ownership of capital and availability of methods and opportunities for investing that capital, have given rise to new organizations and approaches that complement economic development, through organizations like the Hudson Valley Startup Fund locally. 

  • How are various investment models utilized to support entrepreneurship, new business starts, business growth, and job creation today?
  • What are best practices and lessons learned from these investment models?   
  • How is access to capital evolving to support starting and growing businesses across the region?
Oct
27
Sat
Capital Region Google Developer Group DevFest 2018 @ University at Albany
Oct 27 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Capital Region Google Developer Group DevFest 2018 @ University at Albany  | Albany | New York | United States

Welcome to year three of the Capital Region Google Developer Group DevFest conference.

This conference targets serving the local and regional software engineer / developer / architect / product manager / student community. Topics will be offered in areas such as: mobile, web apps, AR/VR, IoT, machine learning and cloud computing.

Here are links to the DevFests from 2016 and 2017. Our 2018 event will be great also and we are proud to bring it to you!

We appreciate your support and that of our sponsors, which helps the entire community to grow.

See you for DevFestCR18!

Nov
7
Wed
FuzeHub Commercialization Competition @ Details To Follow Soon ~ Albany, NY
Nov 7 – Nov 8 all-day
FuzeHub Commercialization Competition @ Details To Follow Soon ~ Albany, NY

FuzeHub Commercialization Competition

November 7-8, 2018

Albany Capital Center | Albany, NY

Event Registration is Now Open

FuzeHub enters its second year hosting the Commercialization Competition, part of the Jeff Lawrence Innovation Fund. The $350,000 Commercialization Competition is a two-day event in Albany, NY that will feature a pitch competition showcasing innovative early stage companies, panel discussions and networking opportunities. Join us and help grow the entrepreneurial network here in New York State by helping to launch these businesses toward success. Up to seven companies will be awarded $50,000 each to help move their projects forward.

Register Now

Commercialization Competition 2018 @ Albany Capital Center
Nov 7 @ 3:30 pm – Nov 8 @ 4:00 pm
Commercialization Competition 2018 @ Albany Capital Center | Albany | New York | United States

FuzeHub enters its second year hosting the Commercialization Competition, part of the Jeff Lawrence Innovation Fund. The $350,000 Commercialization Competition is a two-day event in Albany, NY that will feature a pitch competition showcasing innovative early stage companies, panel discussions and networking opportunities. Join us and help grow the entrepreneurial network here in New York State by helping to launch these businesses toward success. Up to seven companies will be awarded $50,000 each to help move their projects forward.

Nov
13
Tue
RYP 8th Annual Entrepreneur Expo @ Next Corps
Nov 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
RYP 8th Annual Entrepreneur Expo @ Next Corps | Rochester | New York | United States

Rochester’s youngest business owners will be the focus of RYP’s 8th Annual Entrepreneurship Expo on Wednesday, November 13th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at NextCorps.

Similar to years past, we will be featuring 40+ entrepreneurs, startups, small business owners, and non-profit leaders. This event is a wonderful opportunity to network & meet some of the most innovative and driven young entrepreneurs Rochester has to offer. Come learn about our local talent and connect with other young business owners and entrepreneurs!

The event is FREE to attend, where food/beverage will also be available.

Title Sponsor: RocGrowth

Interested in being an exhibitor? Please register here!

Nov
15
Thu
NEXT Conference @ Holiday Inn Convention Center
Nov 15 all-day
NEXT Conference @ Holiday Inn Convention Center | Liverpool | New York | United States

Now in its fifth year, the NEXT conference focuses on innovation in technology, manufacturing, and biotech. The event brings together fast-track companies, managers, researchers, medical professionals, investors, and entrepreneurs to meet and learn from each other and from global thought leaders and industry experts. The dynamic full-day program boasts two world-class keynotesas well as interactive educational workshops in three concurrent tracks. A Technology Showcase features breakthrough science from university and industry research teams and displays from businesses developing cutting-edge products, giving attendees a unique first-hand look at NEXT generation opportunities, tools, and discoveries. Click here for more information.

Dec
4
Tue
Pitch Event for Women-led Companies @ The Penthouse at One East Ave
Dec 4 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Pitch Event for Women-led Companies @ The Penthouse at One East Ave | Rochester | New York | United States

Chloe Capital is on a mission to advance solutions to the diversity gap in entrepreneurship. We focus on frontier technologies, and rapidly growing markets. We’re ready to make our next five investments during pitch events across the U.S. — and we’re kicking things off in Rochester!

Five NYS women-led innovation companies will pitch LIVE on December 4, 2018 in Rochester, NY. One of them will receive equity funding. Join our network of top CEOs, investors and innovation leaders. Secure your seat to the pitch event today.

 


 

Chloe Capital is a seed-stage venture capital firm that invests in women-led innovation companies. In partnership with The Entrepreneurs Network (TEN) powered by Imagine Monroe, we invite you to a night of excitement and purpose.

Despite recent progress, women-led tech companies receive less than 5% of all venture capital in the U.S., while just .2% goes to African American female founders. This is a missed opportunity. Studies show that diverse teams with women at the helm grow faster and produce higher returns for investors. We call this, “Doing Well by Doing Good.”

 


FAQs

Does my company need to be in Rochester?

Companies do not need to be located in Rochester, NY to apply to pitch or receive investment. Founders should be prepared to travel. Pitching in person is a must! Women-led innovation companies can apply to pitch for funding at chloecapital.com/tour

Accredited investors and sponsors interested in learning more about joining our movement can reach out at chloecapital.com/contact.

 

Where else will Chloe Capital be holding pitch events?

Boston, MA  – January 11, 2019
Denver, CO – February 7, 2019
Chicago, IL – April 4, 2019
Binghamton, NY – May 1, 2019

 

Does my company need to be located in Rochester? 

Chloe Capital focuses on frontier technologies including B2B SaaS, Blockchain, AI, AR/VR, Voice, Bots, IoT, Robotics, Wearables, Hardware, Cleantech and Agtech. Companies must have at least one female in the C-Suite, a working prototype and the potential to capture large, rapidly-growing markets. In addition, companies with diverse leadership teams, more than one full-time team member (tech leader preferred), and revenue and/or contacts secured with clients/customers will rise to the top of our list.

 

Can I still participate in the pitch event if I don’t have a frontier tech company?

Yes, women-led Food & Beverage and Consumer Product companies can apply to be event vendors. These companies will receive visibility through event promotions, as well as the opportunity to meet our investors, judges and advisors. Express your interest in being an event vendor at chloecapital.com/contact.

May
1
Wed
Pitch Event for Women-led Companies @ Koffman Southern Tier Incubator
May 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Pitch Event for Women-led Companies @ Koffman Southern Tier Incubator | Binghamton | New York | United States

Chloe Capital is on a mission to advance solutions to the diversity gap in entrepreneurship. We focus on frontier technologies, and rapidly growing markets. We’re ready to make our next five investments during pitch events across the U.S. — and we’re coming to Binghamton!

Five NYS women-led innovation companies will pitch LIVE on May 1, 2019 in Binghamton, NY. One of them will receive equity funding. Join our network of top CEOs, investors and innovation leaders. Secure your seat to the pitch event today.

 


 

Chloe Capital is a seed-stage venture capital firm that invests in women-led innovation companies. In collaboration with the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator, Binghamton University, NYSERDA, NYSTEC, Empire State Development, Upstate Venture Connect and more, invite you to an evening of inspiration and purpose.

Despite recent progress, women-led tech companies receive less than 5% of all venture capital in the U.S., while just .2% goes to African American female founders. This is a missed opportunity. Studies show that diverse teams with women at the helm grow faster and produce higher returns for investors. We call this, “Doing Well by Doing Good.”

 


 

FAQs

Does my company need to be in Binghamton?

Companies do not need to be located in Binghamton, NY to apply to pitch or receive investment. Founders should be prepared to travel. Pitching in person is a must! Women-led innovation companies can apply to pitch for funding at chloecapital.com/tour

Accredited investors and sponsors interested in learning more about joining our movement can reach out at chloecapital.com/contact

 

Where else will Chloe Capital be holding pitch events?

Rochester, NY – December 4, 2018
Boston, MA – January 11, 2019
Denver, CO – February 7, 2019
Chicago, IL – April 4, 2019

 

What kind of companies does Chloe Capital invest in?

Chloe Capital focuses on frontier technologies including B2B SaaS, Blockchain, AI, AR/VR, Voice, Bots, IoT, Robotics, Wearables, Hardware, Cleantech and Agtech. Companies must have at least one female in the C-Suite, a working prototype and the potential to capture large, rapidly-growing markets. In addition, companies with diverse leadership teams, more than one full-time team member (tech leader preferred), and revenue and/or contacts secured with clients/customers will rise to the top of our list.

 

Can I still participate in the pitch event if I don’t have a frontier tech company?

Yes, women-led Food & Beverage and Consumer Product companies can apply to be event vendors. These companies will receive visibility through event promotions, as well as the opportunity to meet our investors, judges and advisors. Express your interest in being an event vendor at chloecapital.com/contact