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Entrepreneurship at Cornell Celebration 2017 @ Cornell University
Apr 27 – Apr 28 all-day

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This 2-day entrepreneurship conference is conducted annually on the Ithaca campus to bring together more than 700 students, alumni, faculty, staff and community participants.  Multiple colleges and programs collaborate to provide:

  • Symposia on a wide range of topics including family business, social entrepreneurship, health administration, etc.
  • eLab Demo Day
  • New Business & Emerging Technologies Showcase
  • Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Student Business of the Year Announced
  • Business Idea Competition Finals
  • Networking opportunities…and much more!

See Who Came

Sponsorship Opportunities

View Celebration ’16 Photos


8th Annual New York Business Plan Competition @ SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Apr 28 all-day

The New York Business Plan Competition (NYBPC) is a venture creation and innovation competition that was established in 2010 to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship throughout New York’s colleges and universities.

Western New York Venture Association Forum @ The Buffalo Club
May 10 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Western New York Venture Association Forum @ The Buffalo Club | Buffalo | New York | United States

Networking for entrepreneurs, investors and business professionals. Featuring presentations by Field Nimble and GapGrid.

Technology and Rare Neurological Diseases Symposium @ University of Rochester Medical Center, Saunders Research Building
May 12 @ 7:30 am – 3:45 pm
Technology and Rare Neurological Diseases Symposium @ University of Rochester Medical Center, Saunders Research Building | Rochester | New York | United States

The University of Rochester is hosting a one-day symposium on novel applications of technology to accelerate the development of new therapeutics for patients with rare neurological disorders.

Network with regional and national leaders in rare diseases, health technologies, and clinical trials to explore how to leverage new tools and technologies to enhance patient partnership, reduce the burden of participation in clinical research, and accelerate development of new therapeutics.

Money and Politics: Building High Growth Companies Today @ Colitvare
May 30 @ 2:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Money and Politics: Building High Growth Companies Today @ Colitvare | Ithaca | New York | United States

Join investors, business and political leaders discussing trends and policies impacting the development of high growth businesses today.

We’ll start with a tour of downtown Ithaca’s startup hotspots, and wind up hearing from national, regional and local leaders on how politics and policies impact venture capital investment.

Expert commentary from the NVCA (National Venture Capital Association)

Panel discussion with national, regional and local leaders

Quality networking with investors, executives and professionals

Walking tour of Ithaca’s startup hotspots

The panel will include experts from the NVCA and local businesses, as well as political and venture capital investor perspectives.

Coltivare is a great venue featuring a seasoned menu. We’ll have an open bar with locally-sources beverages, live entertainment and great relationship building with the investment community from across New York State.

Prosperity Conference: Investing in Rochester’s Job Growth @ Holiday Inn
Jun 1 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Prosperity Conference: Investing in Rochester's Job Growth @ Holiday Inn | Rochester | New York | United States

Venture Jobs Foundation presents Prosperity Conference: Investing in Rochester’s Job Growth!

The time is now to leverage our many assets to drive job growth in Rochester. The flow of capital in our community must be improved so that small business owners and local entrepreneurs working in challenged neighborhoods have the capital, technical assistance and networks they need to succeed.

Unlocking the growth potential of these engines of economic recovery throughout Rochester is the key to driving job growth and creating a more inclusive and prosperous region. The VJF Prosperity Conference on June 1 st will shed light on what’s working here – and in communities like ours across the country – to ensure investments and knowledge are being effectively distributed to accelerate progress, align efforts and make sure that our collective actions are building a thriving Rochester.

Project Fibonacci Annual STEAM Conference @ The Beeches Inn & Conference Center
Jul 30 – Aug 5 all-day
Project Fibonacci Annual STEAM Conference @ The Beeches Inn & Conference Center | Rome | New York | United States

Project Fibonacci Annual STEAM Conference

Project Fibonacci® is a nonprofit educational organization that is dedicated to improving workforce education and preparedness and economic development through STEAM education. This week-long program is aimed at students entering 11th grade in high school and going through their senior year of college (roughly 16-22 year olds). The conference will be held primarily at The Beeches Professional Campus in Rome, NY, with visits to facilities off-site in the cities of Rome and Utica.

Step 1: Nominations
Nominate students, or even yourself, by having a teacher, mentor or guidance counselor sign of on your paperwork.

Step 2: Registration
Join The Annual Project Fibonacci Conference. Register before March 31, 2017 for discounts.

Step 3: Scholarships
Need help paying for the conference? Apply to receive a scholarship!

Questions? Check out their FAQ page, or email Project Fibonacci with questions.


Keynote Speakers

Dr. Michio Kaku
– One of the most widely recognized figures in science in the world today.

Christine McKinley – Mechanical engineer, musician, TV host and author.

Dr. Deborah Berebichez – Physicist, TV host and data scientist.

Learn more about the speakers


The Project Fibonacci STEAM Conference is the brain child of ANDRO Computational Solutions, LLC, in cooperation with local schools, businesses and non-profit agencies. This remarkable opportunity provides your exceptional student with a unparalleled, content rich, workshops and off-site tours, along with personal access to some of the best and brightest minds in various STEAM fields! Our week-long, summer event tightly blends science and art themes through a series of all-encompassing Fibonacci STEAM-themed tracks culminating in a team-based project, career fair and awards ceremony.

2017 Upstate Unleashed & Awards

2017 Upstate Venture Ecosystem Awards - Nominate

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
Hoffman Awards 2