Week of February 19, 2017

Big Idea Competition for $9,000 in prizes for all undergraduates!
Locationhttp://bit.ly/BigIdea2017
Deadline: February 28th 11:59PM ET
Do you have an idea you have yet to pursue? Do you want the chance to win thousands of dollars to take your first steps? If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of these questions, now is the perfect time to enter the Big Idea Competition. Get advice from experienced mentors and win prizes while presenting in front of successful alumni entrepreneurs at our Celebration event! Application can be accessed here: http://bit.ly/BigIdea2017
Open to: all Cornell undergraduate students

Pillsbury Institutes Entrepreneurs in Residence
LocationPillsbury Institute (174 Statler Hall)
The Pillsbury Institute’s Entrepreneur in Residence (EinR) program will be hosting 20 entrepreneurs and innovators this academic year. Students interested in meeting with one of the EinRs, please visit our sign up page to schedule an appointment.
·      Monday, February 27 – Steven Kay ’94, Owner, Mels Burger Bar
·      Tuesday, February 28 – Jules Sieburgh ’72, MBA ’74, Principal, Jules A. Sieburgh, LLC
·      Wednesday, March 1 – Kira Kohrherr ’01, President, K Public Relations, LLC
·      Thursday, March 2 – Phil Miller ’83, Managing Director, Philippus Miller III & Associates

Open to: All Students

Hardware Accelerator Application
Location: Online
Time: The 2017 summer intensive runs from May 30 to August 11
The Rev: Ithaca Startup Works summer Hardware Accelerator brings the rapid iteration prototyping of the software world to hardware. With the help of experienced instructors and an equipped prototyping lab, teams will take their hardware idea from napkin to prototype. The application is running on a rolling deadline. There are still a few spots left! Read about past teams here.  If you are interested in applying as a Team or applying for an Instructor position, contact Rev Hardware Director Ken Rother.
Open to: All

 

Pitch Workshop
Location: Binghamton University, Fleishman Center UU 133A
Time: Wednesday, February 22, 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM
Start Up Entrepreneur Bill Howe of Vehware will give you tips and tricks on how to deliver the best elevator pitch whether it’s pitching yourself for an interview, a new business idea or an existing business. A good elevator pitch should last no longer than a short elevator ride of 20 to 30 seconds. They should be interesting, memorable, and succinct. RSVP
Open to: All

 

Life Changing Make-a-thon
Location: eHub Collegetown, 409 College Ave
Time: Feb 25, 8:30 AM – Feb 26, 1:00 PM
LC Make-a-thon is Cornell’s premier hardware hackathon, created at the intersection of engineering, entrepreneurship and design. The event will be on February 25-26, the weekend after February break. Find out more and apply now here.
Open to: All

 

Women and Negotiations: Asking and Getting What You’re Worth
Location: Rev: Ithaca Startup Works, 314 E. State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
Time: Tuesday, Feb 28, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Why do women negotiate less than men? How do stereotypes and unconscious bias conspire to make negotiation a dangerous proposition for women? And more importantly, how can these be overcome – by individual women and their male and female managers?  Join Dr. Susan Fleming for this session on the concepts of effective negotiation. RSVP
Open to: All

 

Turning a Lifestyle Business into a High Growth Business
Location: Harvest Cafe, Montour Falls, NY 14865
Time: March 1, 6:00  – 7:30 PM
How does an entrepreneur turn a small lifestyle business into a high-growth business?  How do you stop working in the business long enough to work on the business.  Please join us to be part of a discussion led Entrepreneur-In-Residence Brad Treat with entrepreneurs in and around Schuyler County. The Southern Tier Startup Alliance and Schuyler County Partnership for Economic Development are working with area entrepreneurs to start a new series of group workshops that will each month focus on a different company to learn about what they’re doing, and how the community can help. No RSVP required.
Open to: All

Understanding and Designing Great UX for IoT (Internet of Things)
Location: Rev: Ithaca Startup Works
Time: Thursday, March 2, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
It is predicted that there will be 200 billion web connected (IoT) devices online by the year 2020. With the emergence of IoT, the lines between physical products and digital platforms are blurring. This change requires a new way of approaching product development that informs UX design and helps us determine feature sets for MVPs. In this discussion, we’ll explore the landscape of IoT and engage with some practical tools on how to understand UX in this space. This discussion will be useful for UX developers at startups and established companies, tech educators, and investors. RSVP.
Open to: All

 

Johnson Women in Technology Conference
Location: 11 Times Square, NYC
Time: March 3rd, 2017
Join students from across the U.S. for a conference that will help women jumpstart their careers in tech. 1) Learn about strategies for success from female leaders at top tech companies and startups. 2) Meet tech company representatives, recruiters, and potential mentors during networking sessions and skill-building workshops. 3) Watch a live pitch competition featuring women with creative business ideas. 4) More information on the conference can be found here.  Buy your tickets here.  Early bird special ends February 23rd! If you have any questions or concerns, contact James Godbout.
Open to: All

 

How to Find and Retain Great Employees
Location: Oxford Academy and Central School, 50 S. Washington Ave, Oxford, NY
Time: March 7, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
The Oxford IC2 is a community initiative led by the Oxford school for the purpose of connecting students, educations, and citizens to innovation and entrepreneurship.  The Innovation Series is an educational and networking program designed to inspire ideas, fuels creativity, and promote innovative activities in our community. RSVP.
Open to: All

 

Entrepreneur Group Meeting: Birthing Your Business and Helping it Grow
Location: Ziff Law Firm, 303 William Street, Elmira, NY
Time: March 8, 8:00 AM
Join us for a special roundtable discussion to share how you began your business and helped it grow. Each participant will have 5-8 minutes to share his or her story. RSVP.
Open to: All

Networking@Rev: Pitch Madness
Location: Rev: Ithaca Startup Works
Time: March 9, 6:00 – 8:30 PM
Rev has got a bad case of March Madness! Join us for March’s Networking@Rev, featuring a fast-paced elevator pitch competition between Rev Member Companies. Members will pitch at a feverish pace, and a panel of judges will select the winners. Be there to cheer them on and vote for the Audience Favorite. Before the event, be sure to pick your Rev Member Company fantasy team and share on Twitter. Check out our Members Page here  and name your three MVPs with the hashtag #RevDreamTeam. We’ll share the Dream Team picks on the night of the event and give away a few t-shirts to some of our fantasy players. And remember, no wagering please. Networking begins at 6pm, Pitch Competition begins at 645pm. This event is free, but RSVP to save your seat.
Open to: All

 

 

Meet & Repeat: A Speed Networking Event
Location: 291 Statler Hall
Time: Tuesday, March 14, 4:30 – 6:30 PM
How can you maximize networking opportunities for your entrepreneurial journey in 5,400 seconds? Come to the Meet & Repeat hosted by the Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship! At Meet & Repeat, students practice their pitching skills by presenting an elevator pitch about themselves or a business idea while building and expanding their networks.  This is also a great opportunity to expand your network by meeting over fifteen industry leaders and entrepreneurs from across the globe. To see which industry leaders and entrepreneurs will be at this event, please click here. Seats are limited and an RSVP is required via OrgSync.  After the networking event, students will invited join the entrepreneurs at the Food and Beverage Entrepreneurship Roundtable cocktail reception.
Open to: All 

 

2017 New York State Business Plan Competition Application
Location: Online
Time: March 10
Applications for ideas or ventures must fall into one of the five categories below: 1) Information Technology/Software; 2) Advanced Technology Products; 3) Services; 4) Social Entrepreneurship/Non-Profit; 5) Clean Technology. The top 12 teams from each of the five categories above will advance from the regional semi-final competition to the statewide final competition. That competition is held on Friday, April 28 in Albany, NY. Teams will compete head-to-head against regional winners form the nine other major regions on New York. To learn more please visit the website here.
Open to: all student entrepreneurs (both undergraduate and graduate)

 

Customer Discovery Workshop with Lakewood Vineyards
Location
: Oxford Academy and Central School, 50 S. Washington Ave, Oxford, NY
Time: April 4, 6:30 PM – 8: 30 PM
What are the tactics for doing customer discovery with the people who walk into your business every day?  How do you learn about why they came, but left empty-handed? Join us for a detailed breakdown of how to do effective Customer Discovery Interview as we workshop with co-owner of Lakewood Vineyards Mark Rondinaro to workshop effective customer discovery interviews. Please join us to be part of an ongoing discussion led by Entrepreneur-In-Residence Tony Frontera with entrepreneurs in and around Schuyler County where we’ll be highlighting local entrepreneurs and the tactics and strategies they’ve successfully used to go from 1-person doing everything, to adding employees and levering addition resources to dramatically increase revenues, productivity, and better work-life balance. The Southern Tier Startup Alliance and Schuyler County Partnership for Economic Development are working with area entrepreneurs to start a new series of group workshops that will each month focus on a different company to learn about what they’re doing, and how the community can help.
Open to: All

 

Customer Discovery Workshop with Lakewood Vineyards
Location: Harvest Café, Montour Falls, NY 14865
Time: April 5, 6:00 – 7: 30 PM
What are the tactics for doing customer discovery with the people who walk into your business every day?  How do you learn about why they came, but left empty-handed?   Join us for the a detailed breakdown of how to do effective Customer Discovery Interview as we workshop with co-owner of Lakewood Vineyards Mark Rondinaro to workshop effective customer discovery interviews. Please join us to be part of an ongoing discussion led by Entrepreneur-In-Residence Tony Frontera with entrepreneurs in and around Schuyler County. The Southern Tier Startup Alliance and Schuyler County Partnership for Economic Development are working with area entrepreneurs to start a new series of group workshops that will each month focus on a different company to learn about what they’re doing, and how the community can help. No RSVP required.
Open to: All 

Commercialization Fellowship Application
Location: Online
Date: April 10, 2017 (Application Deadline)
Commercialization Fellows is an opportunity for engineering PhD students to take a deep dive into the commercialization process and potential real-world applications of university inventions. This program pairs Engineering PhDs and Johnson School MBAs. The peer-to-peer knowledge sharing mirrors what both groups will encounter in industry: the critical interface of research and development with business acumen. For more information or to apply, please click here.
Open to: all engineering PhD students

Week of February 12, 2017

Big Idea Competition for $9,000 in prizes for all undergraduates!
Locationhttp://bit.ly/BigIdea2017
DeadlineFebruary 28th 11:59PM ET
Do you have an idea you have yet to pursue? Do you want the chance to win thousands of dollars to take your first steps? If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of these questions, now is the perfect time to enter the Big Idea Competition. Get advice from experienced mentors and win prizes while presenting in front of successful alumni entrepreneurs at our Celebration event! Application can be accessed here: http://bit.ly/BigIdea2017
Open to: all Cornell undergraduate students

Pillsbury Institutes Entrepreneurs in Residence
LocationPillsbury Institute (174 Statler Hall)
The Pillsbury Institute’s Entrepreneur in Residence (EinR) program will be hosting 20 entrepreneurs and innovators this academic year. Students interested in meeting with one of the EinRs, please visit our sign up page to schedule an appointment.
·      Monday, February 13 – Steve Thomson ’82, President and CEO, Mailboxes Unlimited
·      Tuesday, February 14 – Steve Thomson ’82, President and CEO, Mailboxes Unlimited
·      Monday, February 27 – Steven Kay ’94, Owner, Mels Burger Bar
·      Tuesday, February 28 – Jules Sieburgh ’72, MBA ’74, Principal, Jules A. Sieburgh, LLC
·      Wednesday, March 1 – Kira Kohrherr ’01, President, K Public Relations, LLC
·      Thursday, March 2 – Phil Miller ’83, Managing Director, Philippus Miller III & Associates
Open to: All Students

Hardware Accelerator Application
Location: Online
Time: The 2017 summer intensive runs from May 30 to August 11
The Hardware Accelerator brings the rapid iteration prototyping of the software world to hardware. With the help of experienced instructors and an equipped prototyping lab, teams will take their hardware idea from napkin to prototype. The application is running on a rolling deadline. There are currently 8 out of 11 spots left!  If you are interested in applying as a Team or applying for an Instructor position, click here.
Open to: All
 
Life Changing Make-a-thon
Location: eHub Collegetown, 409 College Ave
Time: Feb 25, 8:30 AM – Feb 26, 1:00 PM
LC Make-a-thon is Cornell’s premier hardware hackathon, created at the intersection of engineering, entrepreneurship and design. The event will be on February 25-26, the weekend after February break. Find out more and apply now here.
Open to: All

Women and Negotiations: Asking and Getting What You’re Worth
Location: Rev: Ithaca Startup Works, 314 E. State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
Time: Tuesday, Feb 28, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Why do women negotiate less than men? How do stereotypes and unconscious bias conspire to make negotiation a dangerous proposition for women? And more importantly, how can these be overcome – by individual women and their male and female managers?  Join Dr. Susan Fleming for this session on the concepts of effective negotiation. RSVP
Open to: All

Turning a Lifestyle Business into a High Growth Business
Location: Harvest Cafe, Montour Falls, NY 14865
Time: March 1, 6:00  – 7:30 PM
How does an entrepreneur turn a small lifestyle business into a high-growth business?  How do you stop working in the business long enough to work on the business.  Please join us to be part of a discussion led Entrepreneur-In-Residence Brad Treat with entrepreneurs in and around Schuyler County. The Southern Tier Startup Alliance and Schuyler County Partnership for Economic Development are working with area entrepreneurs to start a new series of group workshops that will each month focus on a different company to learn about what they’re doing, and how the community can help. No RSVP required.
Open to: All

Understanding and Designing Great UX for IoT (Internet of Things)
Location: Rev: Ithaca Startup Works
Time: Thursday, March 2, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
It is predicted that there will be 200 billion web connected (IoT) devices online by the year 2020. With the emergence of IoT, the lines between physical products and digital platforms are blurring. This change requires a new way of approaching product development that informs UX design and helps us determine feature sets for MVPs. In this discussion, we’ll explore the landscape of IoT and engage with some practical tools on how to understand UX in this space. This discussion will be useful for UX developers at startups and established companies, tech educators, and investors.
RSVP.
Open to: All

Johnson Women in Technology Conference
Location: 11 Times Square, NYC
Time: March 3rd, 2017
Join students from across the U.S. for a conference that will help women jumpstart their careers in tech. 1) Learn about strategies for success from female leaders at top tech companies and startups. 2) Meet tech company representatives, recruiters, and potential mentors during networking sessions and skill-building workshops. 3) Watch a live pitch competition featuring women with creative business ideas. 4) More information on the conference can be found here.  Buy your tickets here.  Early bird special ends February 23rd! If you have any questions or concerns, contact James Godbout.
Open to: All

Networking@Rev: Pitch Madness
Location: Rev: Ithaca Startup Works
Time: March 9, 6:00 – 8:30 PM
Rev has got a bad case of March Madness! Join us for March’s Networking@Rev, featuring a fast-paced elevator pitch competition between Rev Member Companies. Members will pitch at a feverish pace, and a panel of judges will select the winners. Be there to cheer them on and vote for the Audience Favorite. Before the event, be sure to pick your Rev Member Company fantasy team and share on Twitter. Check out our Members Page here  and name your three MVPs with the hashtag #RevDreamTeam. We’ll share the Dream Team picks on the night of the event and give away a few t-shirts to some of our fantasy players. And remember, no wagering please. Networking begins at 6pm, Pitch Competition begins at 645pm. This event is free, but RSVP to save your seat.
Open to: All

Meet & Repeat: A Speed Networking Event
Location: 291 Statler Hall
Time: Tuesday, March 14, 4:30 – 6:30 PM
How can you maximize networking opportunities for your entrepreneurial journey in 5,400 seconds? Come to the Meet & Repeat hosted by the Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship! At Meet & Repeat, students practice their pitching skills by presenting an elevator pitch about themselves or a business idea while building and expanding their networks.  This is also a great opportunity to expand your network by meeting over fifteen industry leaders and entrepreneurs from across the globe. To see which industry leaders and entrepreneurs will be at this event, please click here. Seats are limited and an RSVP is required via OrgSync.  After the networking event, students will invited join the entrepreneurs at the Food and Beverage Entrepreneurship Roundtable cocktail reception.
Open to: All 

 
2017 New York State Business Plan Competition Application
Location: Online
Time: March 10
Applications for ideas or ventures must fall into one of the five categories below: 1) Information Technology/Software; 2) Advanced Technology
Products; 3) Services; 4) Social Entrepreneurship/Non-Profit; 5) Clean Technology. The top 12 teams from each of the five categories above will advance from the regional semi-final competition to the statewide final competition. That competition is held on Friday, April 28 in Albany, NY. Teams will compete head-to-head against regional winners form the nine other major regions on New York. To learn more please visit the website here.
Open to: all student entrepreneurs (both undergraduate and graduate)

Customer Discovery Workshop with Lakewood Vineyards
Location: Harvest Café, Montour Falls, NY 14865
Time: April 5, 6:00 – 7: 30 PM
What are the tactics for doing customer discovery with the people who walk into your business every day?  How do you learn about why they came, but left empty-handed?   Join us for the a detailed breakdown of how to do effective Customer Discovery Interview as we workshop with co-owner of Lakewood Vineyards Mark Rondinaro to workshop effective customer discovery interviews. Please join us to be part of an ongoing discussion led by Entrepreneur-In-Residence Tony Frontera with entrepreneurs in and around Schuyler County. The Southern Tier Startup Alliance and Schuyler County Partnership for Economic Development are working with area entrepreneurs to start a new series of group workshops that will each month focus on a different company to learn about what they’re doing, and how the community can help. No RSVP required.
Open to: All 

Commercialization Fellowship
Location: Online
Date: April 10, 2017 (Application Deadline)
Commercialization Fellows is an opportunity for engineering PhD students to take a deep dive into the commercialization process and potential real-world applications of university inventions. This program pairs Engineering PhDs and Johnson School MBAs. The peer-to-peer knowledge sharing mirrors what both groups will encounter in industry: the critical interface of research and development with business acumen. For more information or to apply, please click here.
Open to: all engineering PhD students

Week of February 5, 2017

Pillsbury Institute’s Entrepreneurs in Residence
Location: Pillsbury Institute (289 Statler Hall)
The Pillsbury Institute’s Entrepreneur in Residence (EinR) program will be hosting 20 entrepreneurs and innovators this academic year.  Students interested in meeting with one the EinRs, please visit our sign up page to schedule an appointment.
·  Tuesday, February 7 – Phil Miller ’83, Managing Director, Hotelie.com (Philippus Miller III & Associates)
· Wednesday, February 8 – Barbara Lang ’78, MPS ’04, Founder, B. Lang Consulting
·  Monday, February 13 & Tuesday, February 14 – Steve Thomson ’82, President and CEO, Mailboxes Unlimited
Open to: All 

Meetup: Ithaca Web People
Location: Rev: Ithaca Startup Works, 314 E. State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
Time: February 7, 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Join Ithaca Web People for a Tuesday Tech Talk hosted at Rev. The Web People Meetup is a monthly meetup open for web professionals and enthusiasts featuring interesting presentations, good conversation, snacks and refreshments. RSVP here.
Open to: All
 

Hardware Accelerator Application
Location: Online
Time: The 2017 summer intensive runs from May 30 to August 11
The Hardware Accelerator brings the rapid iteration prototyping of the software world to hardware. With the help of experienced instructors and an equipped prototyping lab, teams will take their hardware idea from napkin to prototype. The application is running on a rolling deadline. There are currently 8 out of 11 spots left!  If you are interested in applying as a Team or applying for an Instructor position, click here.
Open to: All

 
Conversations Co-Founders Need To Have
Location: Oxford Academy Middle School, 50 S Washington Ave, Oxford, NY 13830
Time: Tuesday, February 7, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
The Southern Tier Startup Alliance (STSA) and The Oxford IC2 are holding an event in Oxford Academy Middle School specifically designed for current and aspiring entrepreneurs. This month please join us to hear the father/daughter presentation by Bruce Erath and Alexandra Erath of The Voss Group as they share their experience with business partnerships. Then learn from STSA Entrepreneur-in-Residence Brad Treat about critical points co-founders need to consider for business success.
Open to: All

 
Entrepreneur Group Meeting– Mentoring, Resources, and Connecting
Location: 303 William St, Elmira, NY 14902
Time:  Wednesday, February 8, 2017
What is the fastest way to improve your business? Learn from the best in your field. You may be shocked to learn how helpful even the top folks in your field can be and how willing they are to offer helpful advice. At our February meeting we will discuss how to identify mentors in your field and how to connect with those mentors. Please check here for details and RSVP.
Open to: All


NSF I-Corps Short Course – learn commercialization skills and connect to the NSF network!

Location: eHub Collegetown, 409 College Avenue, Ithaca NY 14850
Time: Friday, February 10, 4:00 PM- 8:00 PM and Saturday, February 11, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
NSF I-Corps Short Courses are geared toward researchers interested in exploring the market potential of their work and learning entrepreneurial skills. While exploring your current project, you’ll learn to apply the same process to other technologies – now and in your future career. The course is free, but teams must register here  to be considered for participation. Current/previous NSF funding is not required.
Open to: All

 
Life Changing Make-a-thon
Location: eHub Collegetown, 409 College Ave
Time: Feb 25, 8:30 AM – Feb 26, 1:00 PM
LC Make-a-thon is Cornell’s premier hardware hackathon, created at the intersection of engineering, entrepreneurship and design. The event will be on February 25-26, the weekend after February break. Find out more and apply now here.
Open to: All

Women and Negotiations: Asking and Getting What You’re Worth
Location: Rev: Ithaca Startup Works, 314 E. State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
Time: Tuesday, Feb 28, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Why do women negotiate less than men? How do stereotypes and unconscious bias conspire to make negotiation a dangerous proposition for women? And more importantly, how can these be overcome – by individual women and their male and female managers?  Join Dr. Susan Fleming for this session on the concepts of effective negotiation. RSVP
Open to: All

Turning a Lifestyle Business into a High Growth Business
Location
: Harvest Cafe, Montour Falls, NY 14865
Time: March 1, 6:00  – 7:30 PM
How does an entrepreneur turn a small lifestyle business into a high-growth business?  How do you stop working in the business long enough to work on the business.  Please join us to be part of a discussion led Entrepreneur-In-Residence Brad Treat with entrepreneurs in and around Schuyler County. The Southern Tier Startup Alliance and Schuyler County Partnership for Economic Development are working with area entrepreneurs to start a new series of group workshops that will each month focus on a different company to learn about what they’re doing, and how the community can help. No RSVP required.
Open to: All

Understanding and Designing Great UX for IoT (Internet of Things)
Location: Rev: Ithaca Startup Works
Time: Thursday, March 2, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
It is predicted that there will be 200 billion web connected (IoT) devices online by the year 2020. With the emergence of IoT, the lines between physical products and digital platforms are blurring. This change requires a new way of approaching product development that informs UX design and helps us determine feature sets for MVPs. In this discussion, we’ll explore the landscape of IoT and engage with some practical tools on how to understand UX in this space. This discussion will be useful for UX developers at startups and established companies, tech educators, and investors.
RSVP.
Open to: All

Networking@Rev: Pitch Madness
Location: Rev: Ithaca Startup Works
Time: March 9, 6:00 – 8:30 PM
Rev has got a bad case of March Madness! Join us for March’s Networking@Rev, featuring a fast-paced elevator pitch competition between Rev Member Companies. Members will pitch at a feverish pace, and a panel of judges will select the winners. Be there to cheer them on and vote for the Audience Favorite. Before the event, be sure to pick your Rev Member Company fantasy team and share on Twitter. Check out our Members Page here  and name your three MVPs with the hashtag #RevDreamTeam. We’ll share the Dream Team picks on the night of the event and give away a few t-shirts to some of our fantasy players. And remember, no wagering please. Networking begins at 6pm, Pitch Competition begins at 645pm. This event is free, but RSVP to save your seat.
Open to: All

Meet & Repeat: A Speed Networking Event
Location: 291 Statler Hall
Time: Tuesday, March 14, 4:30 – 6:30 PM
How can you maximize networking opportunities for your entrepreneurial journey in 5,400 seconds? Come to the Meet & Repeat hosted by the Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship! At Meet & Repeat, students practice their pitching skills by presenting an elevator pitch about themselves or a business idea while building and expanding their networks.  This is also a great opportunity to expand your network by meeting over fifteen industry leaders and entrepreneurs from across the globe. To see which industry leaders and entrepreneurs will be at this event, please click here. Seats are limited and an RSVP is required via OrgSync. After the networking event, students will invited join the entrepreneurs at the Food and Beverage Entrepreneurship Roundtable cocktail reception.
Open to: All 

 

Customer Discovery Workshop with Lakewood Vineyards
Location: Harvest Café, Montour Falls, NY 14865
Time: April 5, 6:00 – 7: 30 PM
What are the tactics for doing customer discovery with the people who walk into your business every day?  How do you learn about why they came, but left empty-handed?   Join us for the a detailed breakdown of how to do effective Customer Discovery Interview as we workshop with co-owner of Lakewood Vineyards Mark Rondinaro to workshop effective customer discovery interviews. Please join us to be part of an ongoing discussion led by Entrepreneur-In-Residence Tony Frontera with entrepreneurs in and around Schuyler County. The Southern Tier Startup Alliance and Schuyler County Partnership for Economic Development are working with area entrepreneurs to start a new series of group workshops that will each month focus on a different company to learn about what they’re doing, and how the community can help. No RSVP required.
Open to: All 

Commercialization Fellowship
Location: Online
Date: April 10, 2017 (Application Deadline)
Commercialization Fellows is an opportunity for engineering PhD students to take a deep dive into the commercialization process and potential real-world applications of university inventions. This program pairs Engineering PhDs and Johnson School MBAs. The peer-to-peer knowledge sharing mirrors what both groups will encounter in industry: the critical interface of research and development with business acumen. For more information or to apply, please click here.
Open to: engineering PhD students

Week of January 29, 2017

The Logic of Profit: Understanding Start-Up Economics
Location: Rev: Ithaca Startup Works, 314 E. State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
Time: Monday, January 30, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Dr. Susan Fleming, Senior Lecturer at Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration, will be giving advice on how to fund your start-up business and manage your finances effectively. Gain insights into accounts and approaching potential funding sources with confidence in your books. RSVP here.
Open to: All

Immigration Law Talk & Office Hours with Stephen Yale-Loehr
Location: eHub Collegetown (2nd Floor; 409 College Avenue)
Time: Monday, January 30, 2:00 – 5:00 PM
Are you an international student trying to start a company in the US? Looking for help with other Immigration Law? Have any burning questions about getting a job or an internship as an international student?
A specialist in United States immigration law. Stephen Yale-Loehr has frequently testified before Congress relating to EB-5, L-1, and H1-B visas and other immigration related topics. He can help answer many questions including about founders and team members who are non US citizens. Stephen is an Attorney of Counsel in Miller Mayer’s Immigration practice group. He brings 30 years of immigration law experience to bear in advising corporate and individual clients on a broad array of family and employment-based immigration matters.
Stephen will be visiting this Monday, January 30th. He will be having office hours from 2pm to 5pm (30 min time slots) and also be giving a talk at 5pm about visa options for entrepreneurs. Free to attend and you may RSVP for the talk here. Please email wdl26@cornell.edu if you would like to sign up for one of the remaining 30-min spots.
Open to: All


Pillsbury Institute’s Entrepreneurs in Residence
Location: Pillsbury Institute (289 Statler Hall)
The Pillsbury Institute’s Entrepreneur in Residence (EinR) program will be hosting 20 entrepreneurs and innovators this academic year.  Students interested in meeting with one the EinRs, please visit our sign up page to schedule an appointment.

  • Tuesday, January 31- Jules Sieburgh ’72, MBA ’74, Principal, Jules A. Sieburgh, LLC
  • Wednesday, February 1– Anne Loehr ’90, Founder, Anne Loehr & Associates
  • Tuesday, February 7– Phil Miller ’83, Managing Director, Hotelie.com (Philippus Miller III & Associates)
  • Wednesday, February 8– Barbara Lang ’78, MPS ’04, Founder, B. Lang Consulting
  • Monday, February 13 & Tuesday, February 14- Steve Thomson ’82, President and CEO, Mailboxes Unlimited

Open to: All
 

Company Focus: Triton Ceramics
Location: Harvest Cafe, Montour Falls, NY 14865
Time: February 1, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Please join us to be part of a discussion with the founder of Triton Ceramics with entrepreneurs in and around Schuyler County.  The Southern Tier Startup Alliance and Schuyler County Partnership for Economic Development are working with area entrepreneurs to start a new series of group workshops that will each month focus on a
different company to learn about what they’re doing, and how the community can help.
Triton Ceramics’s founder Nick Dosch has a unique water purification system based on research from Alfred University in partnership with SHEEP Indonesia, the Society for Healthm Education, Environment and Peace.  This event is free, and no RSVP is required. Check here for more information.
Open to: All

Networking@Rev: Clean Energy
Location: Rev: Ithaca Startup Works, 314 E. State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
Time: February 2, 6:00 – 8:30 PM
Networking@Rev is a great way to get to know Ithaca’s startup community, meet startups looking to hire/collaborate, and form valuable connections with local businesses and potential investors. February’s theme is Clean Energy – a hot topic in the Southern Tier. Come hear from local startups focused on clean energy and energy efficiency, meet 76West Clean Energy Competition winners, and hear about opportunities for clean tech in our region. Doors open at 6:00 PM, remarks and pitches will begin at 6:45 PM. The event is open to the whole community. RSVP here to save your free ticket.
Open to: All

Meetup: Ithaca Web People
Location: Rev: Ithaca Startup Works, 314 E. State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
Time: February 7, 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Join Ithaca Web People for a Tuesday Tech Talk hosted at Rev. The Web People Meetup is a monthly meetup open for web professionals and enthusiasts featuring interesting presentations, good conversation, snacks and refreshments. RSVP here.
Open to: All

NSF I-Corps Short Course – learn commercialization skills and connect to the NSF network!

Location: eHub Collegetown
Time: Kickoff is February 10, 4:00 PM
NSF I-Corps Short Courses are geared toward researchers interested in exploring the market potential of their work and learning entrepreneurial skills. While exploring your current project, you’ll learn to apply the same process to other technologies – now and in your future career. Participants in this FREE course will learn how to acquire and apply information from the marketplace to more successfully commercialize technology or other discoveries to solve problems that potential customers experience. The program will develop your skills for conducting Customer Discovery interviews and applying the insights gained from those to begin developing a viable business model. At the end of each two-week Short Course, teams will have conducted customer interviews and will have clear plans for taking the next steps. Short Course participation is a great way to get connected with the nation-wide NSF I-Corps network of mentors, Sites, Nodes, and programming. If you think your research has commercial potential, register here now. For more information or to sign up for NSF I-Corps news, click here.
Open to: All
 
Life Changing Make-a-thon
Location: eHub Collegetown, 409 College Ave
Time: Feb 25, 8:30AM – Feb 26, 1:00PM
LC Make-a-thon is Cornell’s premier hardware hackathon, created at the intersection of engineering, entrepreneurship and design. The event will be on February 25-26, the weekend after February break. Find out more and apply now here.
Open to: All

Women and Negotiations: Asking and Getting What Youre Worth
Location: Rev: Ithaca Startup Works, 314 E. State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
Time: Tuesday, Feb 28, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Why do women negotiate less than men? How do stereotypes and unconscious bias conspire to make negotiation a dangerous proposition for women? And more importantly, how can these be overcome – by individual women and their male and female managers?  Join Dr. Susan Fleming for this session on the concepts of effective negotiation. RSVP
Open to: All

Meet & Repeat: A Speed Networking Event
Location: 291 Statler Hall
Time: Tuesday, March 14, 4:30 – 6:30 PM
How can you maximize networking opportunities for your entrepreneurial journey in 5,400 seconds? Come to the Meet & Repeat hosted by the Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship!
At Meet & Repeat, students practice their pitching skills by presenting an elevator pitch about themselves or a business idea while building and expanding their networks.  This is also a great opportunity to expand your network by meeting over fifteen industry leaders and entrepreneurs from across the globe. To see which industry leaders and entrepreneurs will be at this event click here. Seats are limited and an RSVP is required via OrgSync. After the networking event, students will invited join the entrepreneurs at the Food and Beverage Entrepreneurship Roundtable cocktail reception.
Open to: All

Week of January 22, 2017

Animal Health Hackathon
Location: eHub in Collegetown
Time: January 27, 28 and 29
Join us for the first ever Animal Health Hackathon in the world, cohosted by the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine. Students from across degrees, majors and colleges are invited to participate. During Friday’s kick off conference, innovators and leaders, ranging from clinics, startups and academia, will present a multifaceted view of emerging trends and the future of animal health and healthcare services. The event continues with a hackathon where student teams come together to ideate and create novel solutions.  Mentors are present throughout the weekend, culminating in a project showcase on Sunday and final demos to a panel of judges for cash and prizes. To attend the conference, mentor, or participate, sign up here. Questions? Ami Stuart at ams345@cornell.edu
Open to: All

The Logic of Profit: Understanding Start-Up Economics
Location: Rev: Ithaca Startup Works, 314 E. State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
Time: Monday, January 30, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Dr. Susan Fleming, Senior Lecturer at Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration, will be giving advice on how to fund your start-up business and manage your finances effectively. Gain insights into accounts and approaching potential funding sources with confidence in your books. RSVP here.
Open to: All

Networking@Rev: Clean Energy
Location: Rev: Ithaca Startup Works, 314 E. State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
Time: February 2, 6:00 – 8:30 PM
Networking@Rev is a great way to get to know Ithaca’s startup community, meet startups looking to hire/collaborate, and form valuable connections with local businesses and potential investors. February’s theme is Clean Energy – a hot topic in the Southern Tier. Come hear from local startups focused on clean energy and energy efficiency, meet 76West Clean Energy Competition winners, and hear about opportunities for clean tech in our region. Doors open at 6:00 PM, remarks and pitches will begin at 6:45 PM. The event is open to the whole community. RSVP here to save your free ticket.
Open to: All

Meetup: Ithaca Web People
Location: Rev: Ithaca Startup Works, 314 E. State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
Time: February 7, 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Join Ithaca Web People for a Tuesday Tech Talk hosted at Rev. The Web People Meetup is a monthly meetup open for web professionals and enthusiasts featuring interesting presentations, good conversation, snacks and refreshments. RSVP here.
Open to: All

NSF I-Corps Short Course – learn commercialization skills and connect to the NSF network!

Location: eHub Collegetown
Time: Kickoff is February 10, 4:00 PM
NSF I-Corps Short Courses are geared toward researchers interested in exploring the market potential of their work and learning entrepreneurial skills. While exploring your current project, you’ll learn to apply the same process to other technologies – now and in your future career. Participants in this FREE course will learn how to acquire and apply information from the marketplace to more successfully commercialize technology or other discoveries to solve problems that potential customers experience. The program will develop your skills for conducting Customer Discovery interviews and applying the insights gained from those to begin developing a viable business model. At the end of each two-week Short Course, teams will have conducted customer interviews and will have clear plans for taking the next steps. Short Course participation is a great way to get connected with the nation-wide NSF I-Corps network of mentors, Sites, Nodes, and programming. If you think your research has commercial potential, register here now. For more information or to sign up for NSF I-Corps news, click here.
Open to: All

Women and Negotiations: Asking and Getting What Youre Worth
Location: Rev: Ithaca Startup Works, 314 E. State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
Time: Tuesday, Feb 28, 11:30am-1:00pm
Why do women negotiate less than men? How do stereotypes and unconscious bias conspire to make negotiation a dangerous proposition for women? And more importantly, how can these be overcome – by individual women and their male and female managers?  Join Dr. Susan Fleming for this session on the concepts of effective negotiation. RSVP.
Open to: All

Week of January 15, 2017

IP & Pizza The Inventor’s Role: Understanding the Tech Transfer Process
Location: Ithaca Cornell Campus | Weill Hall, Room 226
Time: Tuesday, January 17 12:00 – 1:30PM
Join the Center for Technology Licensing (CTL) for an informative and interactive session that will explore the inventor’s role within the technology transfer process. Our experienced Technology Licensing Officers will share tips and suggestions to make the most of CTL services and how you can help us, help you.
Learn more about:

  • What to be mindful of in your research regarding intellectual property
  • When should you contact CTL?
  • How does CTL commercialize your research?
  • Intellectual property timeline
  • Cornell policies

To RSVP, email Audriana at alm385@cornell.edu
Open to: All

 
Center for Technology Licensing (CTL) Office Hours at Weil Hall
Location: Weill Hall 407B
Time: January 17, 1:00 – 3:00 PM
A CTL licensing staff member will be on hand to assist walk-in inventors with their questions about the patentability of their technology. No appointment needed! For more information, please check here
Open to: All

 
Business Owners Leading Discussions: Creative Opportunities
Location: The Center,  59 Court Street, 2nd Floor, Binghamton, NY 13901
Time: January 17, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Meetings are for business owners looking to learn something new to help them build their business. The meetings are a speaker series, with learning-focused presentations, plus pitch-free networking. Pitch-free is important to us. We encourage people to get to know each other, build relationships, and then do business together or refer each other outside of our networking meetings, if it suits them. We want attendees to be comfortable, feel no pressure, and enjoy themselves. We’d love to have you join us! If you would like to suggest a topic, sponsor/host a meeting, or are interested in speaking at a Meeting, please contact Elin Barton at elin@whiteknightpro.com or Kim Bush at kbush@egraphics.us
Open to: All

 
Writing a Competitive CAT Grant Proposal: Essential Facts to Know
Location: Biotechnology Building G-01
Time: January 18, noon – 1:00 PM
Cornell faculty and senior research associates working on a biotechnology with potential for commercialization, and who have a NY state industry partner may apply for Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) grants.  Get the tips on what reviewers like to see in your CAT grant proposal. The deadline is March 20, 2017. Bring your questions to this informative session! For more information, please check here.
Open to: All

 
Animal Health Hackathon
Location: eHub in Collegetown
Time: January 27, 28 and 29
Join us for the first ever Animal Health Hackathon in the world, cohosted by the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine. Students from across degrees, majors and colleges are invited to participate. During Friday’s kick off conference, innovators and leaders, ranging from clinics, startups and academia, will present a multifaceted view of emerging trends and the future of animal health and healthcare services. The event continues with a hackathon where student teams come together to ideate and create novel solutions.  Mentors are present throughout the weekend, culminating in a project showcase on Sunday and final demos to a panel of judges for cash and prizes. To attend the conference, mentor, or participate, sign up here. Questions? Ami Stuart at ams345@cornell.edu
Open to: All

The Logic of Profit: Understanding Start-Up Economics
Location: Rev: Ithaca Startup Works, 314 E. State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
Time: Monday, January 30, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Dr. Susan Fleming, Senior Lecturer at Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration, will be giving advice on how to fund your start-up business and manage your finances effectively. Gain insights into accounts and approaching potential funding sources with confidence in your books. RSVP here.
Open to: All

Networking@Rev: Clean Energy
Location: Rev: Ithaca Startup Works, 314 E. State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
Time: February 2, 6:00 – 8:30 PM
Networking@Rev is a great way to get to know Ithaca’s startup community, meet startups looking to hire/collaborate, and form valuable connections with local businesses and potential investors. February’s theme is Clean Energy – a hot topic in the Southern Tier. Come hear from local startups focused on clean energy and energy efficiency, meet 76West Clean Energy Competition winners, and hear about opportunities for clean tech in our region. Doors open at 6:00 PM, remarks and pitches will begin at 6:45 PM. The event is open to the whole community. RSVP here to save your free ticket.
Open to: All

Meetup: Ithaca Web People
Location: Rev: Ithaca Startup Works, 314 E. State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
Time: February 7, 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Join Ithaca Web People for a Tuesday Tech Talk hosted at Rev. The Web People Meetup is a monthly meetup open for web professionals and enthusiasts featuring interesting presentations, good conversation, snacks and refreshments. RSVP here.
Open to: All

NSF I-Corps Short Course – learn commercialization skills and connect to the NSF network!

Location: eHub Collegetown
Time: Kickoff is February 10, 4:00 PM
NSF I-Corps Short Courses are geared toward researchers interested in exploring the market potential of their work and learning entrepreneurial skills. While exploring your current project, you’ll learn to apply the same process to other technologies – now and in your future career. Participants in this FREE course will learn how to acquire and apply information from the marketplace to more successfully commercialize technology or other discoveries to solve problems that potential customers experience. The program will develop your skills for conducting Customer Discovery interviews and applying the insights gained from those to begin developing a viable business model. At the end of each two-week Short Course, teams will have conducted customer interviews and will have clear plans for taking the next steps. Short Course participation is a great way to get connected with the nation-wide NSF I-Corps network of mentors, Sites, Nodes, and programming. If you think your research has commercial potential, register here now. For more information or to sign up for NSF I-Corps news, click here.
Open to: All

Week of January 8, 2017

Global NY Fund : Bringing NYS to the World
Location: Rev: Ithaca Startup Works, 314 E. State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
Time: Tuesday, January 10, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
The Global NY team will be introducing the $35 million Global NY Fund, which provide loans and grants to help NY State’s small and medium-size businesses. This workshop will focus primarily on businesses that have products to export out of the region, including food, beverage, and manufacturing companies. RSVP here.
Open to: All

Schuyler County Partnership Grant Workshop
Location: Harvest Cafe, Montour Falls, NY
Time: Tuesday, January 10, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Attendees will have an opportunity to meet with funders to learn about upcoming funding cycles, work with other attendees to share resources and explore potential grant collaboration, and learn how to leverage match opportunities to help with grant applications. Please email Anne@flxgateway.com  to register.
Open to: All

A Conversation with the Entrepreneurial Community about Goals for 2017
Location: Harvest Cafe, Montour Falls, NY
Time: January 11, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Please join us to be part of a discussion with the current and aspiring entrepreneurs in and around Schuyler County.  The Southern Tier Startup Alliance and Schuyler County Partnership for Economic Development are working together to understand how to continue to support entrepreneurial activity in the region.  Regular attendees are strongly encouraged to attend, and new faces are welcome too. This event is free, and no RSVP is required.
Open to: All

Entrepreneur Group Meeting Picking Your Ideal Client and Training Them!
Location: 303 William St, Elmira, NY
Time: Wednesday, January 11,  8:00 AM
The longer you are in business the more you realize that focusing on attracting the RIGHT clients saves a ton of headaches and makes your business more enjoyable and profitable. Equally important is training your clients how to best interact with your business to make both your experience and there’s a pleasurable one. Please join us to share what has worked (or not) in your business. Cost: Free, registration requested. For more information, please check here.
Open to: All

Panel Discussion “Entrepreneurs: Then and Now”
Location: The History Center in Tompkins County, 401 E State St #100, Ithaca, NY
Time: Saturday, January 14, 2.00 – 3.30 PM
There is a long history of innovation and entrepreneurship in Ithaca and Tompkins County some of which is captured in the current exhibit entitled “Made in Tompkins County.” This program will highlight the entrepreneurial spirit that has been evident in our community with a focus on the past few decades and into the present. There will be a panel presentation followed by Q&A. A key question will be: how has Tompkins County’s entrepreneurial environment changed over the years and what has been the effect on entrepreneurs and on the community?
Moderator: Larry Baum, The Computing Center
Panelists: Tony Eisenhut, KensaGroup; Evan D. Williams, Tompkins Connect, and Brad Treat, REV Ithaca Startup Works
Open to: All

Business Owners Leading Discussions: Creative Opportunities
Location: The Center,  59 Court Street, 2nd Floor, Binghamton, NY 13901
Time: January 17, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Meetings are for business owners looking to learn something new to help them build their business. The meetings are a speaker series, with learning-focused presentations, plus pitch-free networking. Pitch-free is important to us. We encourage people to get to know each other, build relationships, and then do business together or refer each other outside of our networking meetings, if it suits them. We want attendees to be comfortable, feel no pressure, and enjoy themselves. We’d love to have you join us! If you would like to suggest a topic, sponsor/host a meeting, or are interested in speaking at a Meeting, please contact Elin Barton at elin@whiteknightpro.com or Kim Bush at kbush@egraphics.us
Open to: All

Animal Health Hackathon
Location: eHub in Collegetown
Time: January 27, 28 and 29
Join us for the first ever Animal Health Hackathon in the world, cohosted by the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine. Students from across degrees, majors and colleges are invited to participate. During Friday’s kick off conference, innovators and leaders, ranging from clinics, startups and academia, will present a multifaceted view of emerging trends and the future of animal health and healthcare services. The event continues with a hackathon where student teams come together to ideate and create novel solutions.  Mentors are present throughout the weekend, culminating in a project showcase on Sunday and final demos to a panel of judges for cash and prizes. To attend the conference, mentor, or participate, sign up here. Questions? Ami Stuart at ams345@cornell.edu
Open to: All

The Logic of Profit: Understanding Start-Up Economics
Location: Rev: Ithaca Startup Works, 314 E. State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
Time: Monday, January 30, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Dr. Susan Fleming, Senior Lecturer at Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration, will be giving advice on how to fund your start-up business and manage your finances effectively. Gain insights into accounts and approaching potential funding sources with confidence in your books. RSVP here.
Open to: All

Networking@Rev: Clean Energy
Location: Rev: Ithaca Startup Works, 314 E. State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
Time: February 2, 6:00 – 8:30 PM
Networking@Rev is a great way to get to know Ithaca’s startup community, meet startups looking to hire/collaborate, and form valuable connections with local businesses and potential investors. February’s theme is Clean Energy – a hot topic in the Southern Tier. Come hear from local startups focused on clean energy and energy efficiency, meet 76West Clean Energy Competition winners, and hear about opportunities for clean tech in our region. Doors open at 6:00 PM, remarks and pitches will begin at 6:45 PM. The event is open to the whole community. RSVP here to save your free ticket.
Open to: All

Meetup: Ithaca Web People
Location: Rev: Ithaca Startup Works, 314 E. State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
Time: February 7, 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Join Ithaca Web People for a Tuesday Tech Talk hosted at Rev. The Web People Meetup is a monthly meetup open for web professionals and enthusiasts featuring interesting presentations, good conversation, snacks and refreshments. RSVP here.
Open to: All


NSF I-Corps Short Course – learn commercialization skills and connect to the NSF network!

Location: eHub Collegetown
Time: Kickoff is February 10, 4:00 PM
NSF I-Corps Short Courses are geared toward researchers interested in exploring the market potential of their work and learning entrepreneurial skills. While exploring your current project, you’ll learn to apply the same process to other technologies – now and in your future career. Participants in this FREE course will learn how to acquire and apply information from the marketplace to more successfully commercialize technology or other discoveries to solve problems that potential customers experience. The program will develop your skills for conducting Customer Discovery interviews and applying the insights gained from those to begin developing a viable business model. At the end of each two-week Short Course, teams will have conducted customer interviews and will have clear plans for taking the next steps. Short Course participation is a great way to get connected with the nation-wide NSF I-Corps network of mentors, Sites, Nodes, and programming. If you think your research has commercial potential, register here now. For more information or to sign up for NSF I-Corps news, click here.
Open to: All