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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
The Thrive Project Team
KeyBank Business Boost & Build Kick-off Mixer: A Minority and Women Small Business Networking Event @ Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady
Aug 21 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
KeyBank Business Boost & Build Kick-off Mixer: A Minority and Women Small Business Networking Event @ Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady | Schenectady | New York | United States

Join Center for Economic Growth, Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region and Excelsior Growth Fund at the KeyBank Business Boost and Build kick-off mixer hosted by The Black Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, August 21 from 5:00 – 8:30 pm.

The KeyBank Business Boost and Build program in New York is designed to stimulate economic growth by partnering with local organizations to provide high-impact technical assistance to entrepreneurs and small business owners in urban neighborhoods that have struggled to access these services in the past.

The program is powered by nonprofit venture development organization JumpStart Inc. and funded via a historic grant from the KeyBank Foundation.

Come learn more about how this program can positively affect your business and connect with others of like mind!

Funding Roadmap Workshop @ The Tech Garden
Sep 12 @ 11:00 am – 5:30 pm
Funding Roadmap Workshop @ The Tech Garden  | Syracuse | New York | United States

Plan your day around this one-day two-part workshop on funding your business! The workshop is for those at pre-launch to those who are investment ready. Expect exceptional speakers and informative panels.

  1. “Money Meets Startups: Pre-launch and Early Staged Funding”
  2. “Investment for Econonmic Growth: Investment Ready Funding”

The day starts with lunch and ends with a Happy Hour.

A special thanks and recognition to Armory Square Ventures who is sponsoring the event.

CNY Biotech Accelerator Concept to Commercialization Boot Camp
Sep 13 @ 8:00 am – Sep 14 @ 4:00 pm
CNY  Biotech Accelerator Concept to Commercialization Boot Camp @ Syracuse | New York | United States

The Concept to Commercialization Boot Camp – now in its 2nd year – will be held September 13-14 (Workshop I) and and October 18-19 (Workshop II).  

Both workshops will be held at CNY Biotech Accelerator, 841 E. Fayette St., Syracuse, NY.  Over 48 speakers have been confirmed as presenters and panel members from various partner organizations!

Through an Empire State Development grant, we are able to provide a greatly reduced registration fee of $10.00 and waive the registration fee for university students and staff.

Online registration is available at: https://www.upstatefoundation.org/CNYBiotech

Registration is required – beverages and lunch is provided to registered attendees.  Parking is free in the CNY Biotech Accelerator Parking Lot located behind the building.

We hope you will be able to join us this Fall.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at 315-464-9288 if you have any questions.

Buffalo Startup Weekend 2018 @ University of Buffalo, Hayes Hall
Sep 14 @ 6:30 pm – Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm
Buffalo Startup Weekend 2018 @ University of Buffalo, Hayes Hall | Buffalo | New York | United States

Buffalo Startup Weekend 2018

Do you have an idea you’d like to pursue or a problem you’d like to solve but don’t know where to start or who to start with?

Techstars’ Buffalo Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.

What do you need to bring?

Lots of energy! You’ll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.

Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you’ll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You’ll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.

Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:

  • 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
  • Benefits and discounts from our global partners
  • One-on-one time with amazing mentors
  • A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
  • All the internet and coffee you can consume.
  • A t-shirt to commemorate the event.

Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!

Still have questions, feel free to reach us at “buffalo@startupweekend.org”.

Don’t wait any longer and join the Techstars Startup Weekend movement!

No talk, all action!

VentureB Series @ Pat's Barn
Sep 18 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
VentureB Series @ Pat's Barn | Rensselaer | New York | United States

Join us at Pat’s Barn for the Tuesday, September 18th VentureB Series featuring pitches from StockGitter and Peak.

VentureB Series is free to attend though registration is required.

3:30 – 4:00 | Check-in
4:00 – 5:00 | Pitches
5:00 – 6:30 | Networking
Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served!

Stockgitter is a global financial solutions provider that brings financial data onto one platform to personalize the way people access global financial markets and interact with institutions.

Peak Neurophysiology Group
Peak Neurophysiology Group is an intraoperative neuromonitoring service provider delivering real-time acquisition and interpretation of data collected from a patient during surgery.

The Future of Food: Food and AgTech Upstate @ Hourigan's Dairy Farm
Sep 26 all-day
The Future of Food: Food and AgTech Upstate @ Hourigan's Dairy Farm | Elbridge | New York | United States

Upstate Capital is hosting an event to highlight the next generation of food and AgTech. This event will bring together members of the business and entrepreneurial communities to meet food-based businesses, see the latest technologies being developed for food and agriculture production, and hear from investors on their strategies in the food and AgTech sector.

The event includes:
– Startup pitches for new products, services and companies
– Conversations with CEOs and investors who focus on food, agriculture and tech
– Tours of working mid-sized dairy operation
– Networking with investors, business leaders, entrepreneurs and people interested in the space from the across the region

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

Emerging Technology Showcase
Oct 23 – Oct 24 all-day
Emerging Technology Showcase @ 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.

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!

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.