CNY Innovation Council

Supporting, engaging and connecting CNY’s entrepreneurial ecosystem

The CNY Innovation Council includes leaders within government, business, incubation, acceleration and resource organizations in and around the Syracuse, NY area. We meet monthly with the collaborative goal to share information, build alliances, collaborate on events and understand the strength of our region’s resources to better assist our next generation entrepreneurs. View events across central New York below, and add your own entrepreneurial events to the list.

CNY Innovation Calendar

Jul
1
Mon
Fundraiser for Ben Walsh 2020 Campaign @ TCGPlayer
Jul 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fundraiser for Ben Walsh 2020 Campaign @ TCGPlayer
Happy Summer, friends!

Hopefully it’s off to a great start, and we’re celebrating the New Hope that Mayor Walsh has brought to our city.

On July 1st, we’re hosting a campaign fundraiser, focusing on the great technology culture we’re building together here in Syracuse. As Mayor Walsh continues moving our city forward, great partners like TCGPlayer.com and Digital Hyve are fueling our growing tech industry.

Attached are the details, and the event is being hosted by these two companies at the TCGPlayer.com headquarters, which is a site to behold.

Join the rebellion. $50 a person, $90 a couple. Droids welcome.

Jul
13
Sat
Women in Coding – Monthly Workshop
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

• What we’ll doWomen in Coding will be hosting workshop style classes once a month every second Saturday of the month, from 10am-12pm at The Tech Garden! Rather than having an instructor teach a specific topic, these workshops will give you the chance to work on a project or work through an online curriculum at your own pace. Never coded before? No problem. We’ll help get you started. Each workshop will have at least one mentor there to provide support and answer questions. • What to bringBring your computer, questions and/or a project • Important to knowThis month’s mentors and their skills are TBD. Check for updates. Big thank you to Hack Upstate for sponsoring our meetups. You can learn more about them at http://hackupstate.com/.

Aug
6
Tue
Genius NY: Drones Over Downtown @ The Tech Garden
Aug 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Genius NY: Drones Over Downtown @ The Tech Garden

Drones Over Downtown will be held Tuesday, August 6 from 5 to 8PM at The Tech Garden (outside patio). Last year more than 300 people were in attendance as were more than 30 UAS related vendors (businesses, startups, universities etc.).

The event includes a large net for drone demos and learning to fly, drone demos, UAS vendors and fun things like 3D drone simulations, free t-shirts, giveaways, and food/beverages from local restaurants. Drones Over Downtown is an event for the community to learn more about drone technology and the growing UAS ecosystem in Central New York and the Mohawk Valley.

Aug
10
Sat
Women in Coding – Monthly Workshop
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

• What we’ll doWomen in Coding will be hosting workshop style classes once a month every second Saturday of the month, from 10am-12pm at The Tech Garden! Rather than having an instructor teach a specific topic, these workshops will give you the chance to work on a project or work through an online curriculum at your own pace. Never coded before? No problem. We’ll help get you started. Each workshop will have at least one mentor there to provide support and answer questions. • What to bringBring your computer, questions and/or a project • Important to knowThis month’s mentors and their skills are TBD. Check for updates. Big thank you to Hack Upstate for sponsoring our meetups. You can learn more about them at http://hackupstate.com/.

Sep
14
Sat
Women in Coding – Monthly Workshop
Sep 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

• What we’ll doWomen in Coding will be hosting workshop style classes once a month every second Saturday of the month, from 10am-12pm at The Tech Garden! Rather than having an instructor teach a specific topic, these workshops will give you the chance to work on a project or work through an online curriculum at your own pace. Never coded before? No problem. We’ll help get you started. Each workshop will have at least one mentor there to provide support and answer questions. • What to bringBring your computer, questions and/or a project • Important to knowThis month’s mentors and their skills are TBD. Check for updates. Big thank you to Hack Upstate for sponsoring our meetups. You can learn more about them at http://hackupstate.com/.

Sep
20
Fri
2019 Upstate Unleashed Conference @ Turning Stone Resort
Sep 20 all-day
2019 Upstate Unleashed Conference @ Turning Stone Resort

The 5th annual Upstate Unleashed Conference and Awards will be held September 20th at Turning Stone Resort in Verona, NY.

Join UVC, partners and over 400 entrepreneurial leaders for an unforgettable day. Meet the top CEOs of Upstate NY’s fastest growing companies, and celebrate startup ecosystem builders across our region during an Awards Luncheon.

This Conference sold out the last three years and tickets will go fast!

We are currently looking for speakers and sponsors for this event. If interested please contact Kathryn@UVC.org

Collaborators


Throwback to our kickoff event with Josh Aviv, Co-founder and CEO of SparkCharge! The Funding Roadmap – Startup Funding & Impact Capital