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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

Oct
28
Wed
WISE Power Hour – Open for Business, featuring Gypsy Freedom @ Zoom
Oct 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
WISE Power Hour - Open for Business, featuring Gypsy Freedom @ Zoom

A lunch hour conversation around important small business topics!
About this Event
Join the WISE WBC Coaching Team via Zoom for an energetic lunch hour conversation around important small business topics. Each week will feature a central topic (and on occasion guest expert) to discuss best practices that will challenge you to push your ideas and strategies even further.

Offered the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month, from 12-1pm — Select date to attend during registration

Location: Zoom

Upcoming topics:
Oct. 14: (Barb and Lacey) Starting a Business During a Pandemic – Key Considerations
Oct. 28: (Lacey and Caeresa) Open for Business featuring Gypsy Freedom (Other participants TBD)

Topics will vary based on community need, check back for more!

After registering, you will receive an email from Eventbrite with a link to access the webinar. Please save this email and be sure to check your SPAM folder if you don’t see it in your email inbox.

You will also receive a link on your confirmation page and in your confirmation email asking you to complete a WISE information form if you have not before. Please complete the form at the link in the confirmation prior to the event.

Self-Development for Women Entrepreneurs: Leading an Effective Virtual Team @ Zoom
Oct 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Self-Development for Women Entrepreneurs: Leading an Effective Virtual Team @ Zoom

Self-Development for Women Entrepreneurs: Leveraging Yourself in Business During and after a Pandemic
This series of webinars focuses on your self-development as a businesswoman and business owner. While it is important to focus on the business plan, the financials, and other key aspects of starting and owning a business, the role of the owner in the business is also critical to business success.

As a busy woman in business, you may not make the time needed to think about leveraging yourself in your business. In this series, you will develop practical skills to design your unique plan in three areas: self-care and personal resilience, leading using your strengths and style, and leading others virtually to drive business success. You will participate in break out discussions and begin work on a personal plan that you can modify in each area.

Session Three: Leading an Effective Virtual Team in a Small Business
Business owners/entrepreneurs need to do more meetings virtually than ever before, especially given the coronavirus crisis. This is a new territory for most people. In this workshop, you will learn about some general strategies to keep in mind as well as reflect on your own personal style and preferences for engaging your team members. Key learnings include:

• General principles in leading virtual teams

• Using your own preferences to create an effective team environment virtually

• Identifying the preferences of your team members for virtual teaming

• How to manage a hybrid model for teaming (some in person and some virtual connections)

Location: Zoom

After registering, you will receive an email from Eventbrite with a link to access the webinar. Please save this email and be sure to check your SPAM folder if you don’t see it in your email inbox.

Oct
29
Thu
EXITO! Tools to Take Action: Master Your Mind @ Zoom
Oct 29 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
EXITO! Tools to Take Action: Master Your Mind @ Zoom

Have you noticed there’s SO much MORE to starting your business than merely creating a business plan, getting a website, and selling your stuff!?

Ohhhh, why does it feel so stressful, overwhelming & well – just plain HARD?

It’s not just YOU! Every entrepreneur feels this way, especially at the beginning.

That’s why we’re offering 3 specific workshops to give you the tools to deal with this overwhelming & stressful part of starting a business!

Dates and Sessions:
10/15/20 – Master Your Time: How to find the TIME to work on your business, so you can stop feeling like you’re always frazzled, scattered, & can’t breathe!

10/29/20 – Master Your Mind: Learn strategies to deal with the mental OVERWHELM – so you can feel excited & confident rather than scared & doubtful…*

11/12/20 – Master Your Plan: Get CLARITY in where you’re headed – so you can make a REALISTIC do-able plan and achieve your goals – rather than keep them living in your head*

*You must register separately for each session. Find additional sessions HERE

In each session, you’ll be able to ask questions – and walk away with tools & strategies to implement RIGHT AWAY, in your life and your business!

Location: Zoom

After registering, you will receive an email from Eventbrite with a link to access the webinar. Please save this email and be sure to check your SPAM folder if you don’t see it in your email inbox.

Oct
30
Fri
Insurance Considerations for Small Business Post COVID-19 @ webinar
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Learn what you need to know about insurance when starting a small business and what changes existing businesses need to make during this period of the pandemic.

A SCORE expert will cover all the types of insurance needed for new business and the changes necessitated during this trying time for an existing business. Coverage will include:

– Liability Insurance
– Property Insurance
– Worker’s Compensation Insurance
– Medical Insurance

Along with the latest legislation in light of the changes needed.

Nov
12
Thu
Upstate Unleashed 2020 @ Online
Nov 12 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Upstate Unleashed 2020 @ Online

We’ll see you in person when the time is right. Stay safe. 

Upstate Venture Connect welcomes you to experience the best celebration of entrepreneurship each year in Upstate NY.

Upstate Unleashed is an annual conference and awards luncheon that brings together innovators in Upstate NY. Founders at the helm of high-growth companies meet active investors; early-stage entrepreneurs connect with community leaders. Together we learn, collaborate and build relationships needed to create a positive impact on our economy.

Unleashed 2020 will be held online.

Sponsorship are also available. View more at uvc.org/unleashed-sponsorship

EXITO! Tools to Take Action: Master Your Plan @ Zoom
Nov 12 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
EXITO! Tools to Take Action: Master Your Plan @ Zoom

Have you noticed there’s SO much MORE to starting your business than merely creating a business plan, getting a website, and selling your stuff!?

Ohhhh, why does it feel so stressful, overwhelming & well – just plain HARD?

It’s not just YOU! Every entrepreneur feels this way, especially at the beginning.

That’s why we’re offering 3 specific workshops to give you the tools to deal with this overwhelming & stressful part of starting a business!

Dates and Sessions:
10/15/20 – Master Your Time: How to find the TIME to work on your business, so you can stop feeling like you’re always frazzled, scattered, & can’t breathe!

10/29/20 – Master Your Mind: Learn strategies to deal with the mental OVERWHELM – so you can feel excited & confident rather than scared & doubtful…*

11/12/20 – Master Your Plan: Get CLARITY in where you’re headed – so you can make a REALISTIC do-able plan and achieve your goals – rather than keep them living in your head*

*You must register separately for each session. Find additional sessions HERE

In each session, you’ll be able to ask questions – and walk away with tools & strategies to implement RIGHT AWAY, in your life and your business!

Location: Zoom

After registering, you will receive an email from Eventbrite with a link to access the webinar. Please save this email and be sure to check your SPAM folder if you don’t see it in your email inbox.

Collaborators


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