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

Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Webinar @ Zoom
Apr 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join WISE WBC’s webinar on PPP loan forgiveness on April 20th at 4pm. Accountant Andrea Kooritzky of Kooritzky Accounting will answer commonly asked questions around PPP forgiveness – including eligible uses of funds, the forgiveness application, and timeline – and field questions from the audience.

Ace your Tech Interview (The inside scoop direct from hiring managers) @ Online Zoom
Apr 20 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Ace your Tech Interview (The inside scoop direct from hiring managers) @ Online Zoom

All computer science, information technology, and informatics majors alike from across the country are welcomed to join. Take a peek behind the curtain of what you should prepare for as well as what not to do when you’re called to interview for your dream position.
This event will include introductions to the following employers :
MVP Health Care
Tyler Technologies
Followed by 2 – 20 minute break out sessions.
For attending you will be entered to win one of 10 $10 GrubHub gift cards

Venture NY @ Online
May 6 – May 7 all-day
Venture NY @ Online

Upstate Capital is hosting Venture NY, a conference that includes the Venture NY Startup Showcase on May 6, 2021, and the NYBPC Finals on May 7.

Venture NY Startup Showcase: This pitch event is produced in partnership with 43North, GENIUS NY, 76 West, Grow NY and Luminate. Featuring some of the fastest-growing startups from across New York, this event features quick pitches and plenty of opportunities for group and 1-1 networking.

New York Business Plan Competition Finals: The NYBPC, Upstate Capital’s annual intercollegiate competition with 500+ students, 60+ colleges and universities across all 10 regions of New York compete for recognition, prize money, and opportunities to make connections with business and industry. The regional semifinals are hosted by local partner colleges and universities, and the top teams from each of the 10 regions advance to the final round of the statewide competition on May 7, 2021.


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