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Featured Events

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
Startup Tech Valley @ Revolution Hall
May 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Startup Tech Valley @ Revolution Hall

Our last meetup of Season 6 is being hosted by FuzeHub who crafted an excellent lineup of startups and resources working in or with manufacturing resources in the USA.

Mohawk Machine Works – an OEM launching new technology for cleaning & drying surfaces for commercial/government customers in multiple market segments.

United Aircraft Technologies – a novel, lightweight aircraft part that improves fuel efficiency and safety.

Phytofilters – building a plant stress inducing mechanism that causes a living plant to increase plant volatiles

Tidy Tots Diapers – reinventing the cloth diaper for today’s baby.

Pine Ridge Industries – offering 15,000 sq.ft. of production and warehouse space and a team of trained workers ready to handle your next project.

Techstars Buffalo Assessment Public Readout @ Hotel Henry
May 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Techstars Buffalo Assessment Public Readout @ Hotel Henry

Techstars has been working in Buffalo since the beginning of this year and has been learning as much as possible about the community’s entrepreneurial ecosystem through 60+ stakeholder interviews, 75+ survey responses, and extensive secondary research. Now, with our new Executive Director, Jack Greco, on board in Buffalo, we’re excited to share the results.

Using the lens of Techstars’ startup ecosystem development model—with a focus on attitudes, actors, and activities—we will hear about the findings of the assessment, including discussion about Buffalo’s culture, capital, talent, institutions and density.

The Techstars model does not prescribe a general playbook in the communities it supports. Instead, it builds a living roadmap based on the voices, experiences, and insights uncovered during the assessment. Everyone in a community has an important part to play. But thriving entrepreneurial ecosystems are led by entrepreneurs, and when entrepreneurs win, everyone can win. The roadmap will evolve over time, in partnership with 43North and any community member who raises their hand to support the community’s growth, and will focus on activities that will best serve Buffalo’s startup ecosystem.

The early results of the assessment indicate there is work ahead, and that there is much to be excited about in Buffalo’s startup community. We invite you to help us propel Buffalo into the next phase of entrepreneurial growth. Your participation matters—please join us!


Speakers will be entrepreneurs representing the many great organizations who have helped grow local founders over the years. A full list of speakers will be updated here in the coming days.

Arrive at 5:00 p.m. for networking, followed by the program at 5:30 p.m. Free parking is available by valet in front of Hotel Henry.

Manufacturing and B2B Showcase @ Herkimer College
Jun 5 – Jun 6 all-day

The Manufacturing and Agriculture B2B Showcase is an opportunity for regional agricultural manufacturers and others to showcase their company as an exhibitor; network with peers, find potential business partners, suppliers & customers, connect with regional and state resources, and hear from some of the area’s key business leaders on important industry topics.

Opportunity Zone Panel Discussion @ The Tech Garden
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Opportunity Zone Panel Discussion @ The Tech Garden

Join us for the free Opportunity Zone Panel Discussion, with experts from Barclay Damon, Camoin Associates, Bousquet Holstein, BIANYS and program co-host, CenterStateCEO, held prior to the BIANYS Meeting on June 10, 10:00-Noon.

BIANYS Meeting – Incubator/Ecosystem Tours @ The Tech Garden
Jun 10 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
BIANYS Meeting - Incubator/Ecosystem Tours @ The Tech Garden


1:00 – 3:00 p.m
BIANYS Member and Ecosystem Tours

InSourcing Entrepreneurship Works
1153 West Fayette St., Syracuse, NY
Center for Advanced Systems and Engineering (CASE)
2-212 Center of Science & Technology, Syracuse University
Ichor Therapeutics
2521 US Route 11, Lafayette, NY
727 E. Washington St., Syracuse, NY
South Side Innovation Center (SSIC)
2610 South Salina St., Syracuse, NY
318 S. Clinton St., Syracuse, NY
Digital Hyve
126 N. Salina St., Syracuse, NY

3:15 – 4:00 p.m.

4:00 – 5:15 p.m.
Genius Area/TTG

Keynote: David S. Rose, CEO, Gust.com; Managing Partner, Rose Tech Ventures; Chairman Emeritus, New York Angels
Incubator Managers Best Practice Roundtable: Open Discussion/Challenges

  • Moderators: David S. Rose and Marc Alessi
  • Funding Options for Growth
  • Recruiting Startups
  • Graduation Process
  • Innovation Law Center Resources, Molly Zimmerman

5:15 – 7:00 p.m.
Genius Area/TTG
Reception: The Tech Garden

  • Welcome: Marc Alessi, Executive Director, BIANYS
  • Welcome: Rob Simpson, President and CEO, CenterState
  • Welcome: Rick Clonan, Vice President, The Tech Garden

Featuring InSourcing Startup Client Breweries: Anything But Beer and Stout Beard Brewing Company

BIANYS Meeting – Startup Stories/Investor Feedback @ CNY Biotech Accelerator
Jun 11 @ 7:30 am – 2:15 pm
BIANYS Meeting - Startup Stories/Investor Feedback @ CNY Biotech Accelerator

7:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast / Registration / Exhibits / Networking

8:15 a.m.
Welcome, Introduction and Recognition

  • Welcome and Intro: Marc Alessi
  • Welcome: Ben Walsh, Mayor, City of Syracuse
  • Welcome: Ryan McMahon, Onondaga County Executive
  • Recognition of Senator Martin J. Golden and Steve Taylor, Principal
  • Analyst, NYS Senate
  • Matt Watson, Sr. Vice President, Empire State Development Division of Science, Technology & Innovation (NYSTAR)

9:15 a.m.
A Successful Collaboration: Building an Industry, Eric Vinal, Film Commissioner

9:45 a.m.
Break / Exhibits / Networking

10:15 a.m.
Success Stories from Regional Startups
Moderator: Rick Clonan, Vice President, The Tech Garden

  • Richard Uhlig, CEO, Quadrant Biosciences
  • Jon Parry, Director of GENIUS NY
  • Steve VanDeck, Density
  • Joshua Aviv, Founder/CEO, SparkCharge
  • Seth Mulligan, Director of Fulfillment with TCGplayer.com

11:15 a.m.
Investment in a Venture, Program and Place – Panel Discussion
This panel will discuss becoming investable as a company and as an incubator/accelerator program that is also a community anchor within a regional ecosystem.
Moderator: Linda Dickerson Hartsock, Executive Director, Blackstone LaunchPad at Syracuse University

  • Marnie LaVigne, President and CEO, Launch NY, Inc.
  • Rami Katz, COO, Excell Partners
  • John Hill, Vice President of Network, Techstars

12:15 p.m.
Box Lunch Grab

12:45 p.m.
Post Lunch Keynote: Chris Heivly, Co-founder of MapQuest and Entrepreneur in Residence at Techstars

1:30 p.m.
Program Close: Marc Alessi

1:45 p.m.
Tour of CNYBAC

2:15 p.m.
BIANYS Member Meeting

Seminar: Tax Technology and Cybersecurity @ Oak Hill Country Club
Jun 12 @ 1:30 pm – 6:30 pm

EY invites you to attend our mid-year Seminar Series focusing on Tax Technology and Cybersecurity insight. This half-day session is meant to bring together our clients, friends, and guests to learn about relevant tax technology and cybersecurity matters important to you.

These events provide a valuable opportunity to hear from EY’s top thought leaders on a range of disruptive inventiveness, so that you and your company can better prepare for the future state of business. Topics will include: “Engaging today’s technology to improve your tax function” and “Preparing your Cybersecurity offense and defense positions.”

We are excited to be hosting this program at the Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, NY. Reserve your seat today! Qualified participants will be eligible for CPE credit.



2:00 p.m. | Tax Technology Agenda:

  • Introduction to leveraging technology you already have in Finance & IT
  • Automation themes for the tax function
  • Leveraging your ERP
  • Utilization of data integration tools for data transformation
  • Where to start with Robotics Process Automation (RPA)
  • Conquering your indirect tax determination challenges
  • Audience driven topics / questions

3:45 p.m. | Cybersecurity Agenda:

  • What we are seeing – current trends and cybercrime threats (Ransomware)
  • Dark-Web demonstration – what’s really happening out there?
  • Specific industry initiatives – what’s working in cybersecurity and what isn’t?
  • Audience driven topics / questions