Week of March 26, 2017

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

 

Commercialization Fellows Info Session
Location: Cornell University, 201 Thurston Hall
Time: Monday, March 27, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
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. Curious about the Commercialization Fellowship? Attend an info session to learn more. Refreshments provided. RSVP.
Open to: All

 

TEC Graduate Pitch Competition
Location: Collegetown eHub Multipurpose 305
Time: Tuesday, March 28, 5:30 – 7:30PM
1st place prize – $1000.  2nd place prize – $500. Startup ideas can be in any area. Submit pitch deck to cornelltec@gmail.com by March 25. Teams selected to pitch will be notified, with preference given to early-stage ideas and submissions from non-MBA students.  Pitches will be limited to 5 min. followed by 4 min. Q&A with judges. Please RSVP here to receive event updates.
Open to: All Graduate Students

 

Equity Splits Negotiation- A Case Study Workshop with Dr. Susan Fleming
Location: eHub Collegetown, 409 College Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850
Time: Wednesday, March 29, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
(Note: Due to the nature of the workshop, it is critical that you arrive on time AND read the case in detail in advance).
It’s time for something new at Rev! Come dig in deep and test your skills with a guided negotiation simulation, featuring Dr. Susan Fleming. The case in question? Three co-founders must negotiate how to divide the equity of their early-stage company. Participants in this workshop will prepare by downloading and reading a Harvard Business Publishing case study (access to these materials is $5.00) and take on the role of one of the co-founders during the workshop. By working in small groups, every participant will get to experience the challenge of trying to meet their own goals while compromising with team members who are also critical to the success of the venture. At the end of the workshop, Dr. Fleming will debrief the exercise, sharing outcomes from each team, lessons learned, insights, and strategies for the full group. Slots are limited – RSVP and download your case study here today! Space is limited for this hands-on workshop.
Open to: All

 

Center for Technology Licensing (CTL) Office Hours at Weil Hall
Location: Weill Hall 408
Time: Thursday, March 30, 1:00 – 3:00
PMA 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! http://www.biotech.cornell.edu/cat/events
Open to: All

 

IP & Pizza™ The Inventor’s Role: Understanding the Tech Transfer Process
Location: Ithaca Cornell Campus | Martha Van Rensselaer Hall, Room 153
Time: Tuesday, April 4, 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

 

Customer Discovery Workshop with Lakewood Vineyards
Location: Oxford Academy and Central School, 50 S. Washington Ave, Oxford, NY
Time: April 4, 6:30 – 8: 30 PM
How do I find out what my customer wants without showing them a finished product? How do I find out what my customer wants without showing them a finished product? Come learn about the most effective tactics for connecting with potential customers about their needs and wants in so that your business is best informed to deliver a product or service that delights them. The Southern Tier Startup Alliance (STSA) is teaming up with the Oxford School system to deliver Oxford IC2, a community initiative led for the purpose of connecting students, educations, and citizens to innovation andentrepreneurship.  The Innovation Series is an educational and networking program designed to inspire ideas, fuels creativity, and promote innovative activities in our community. Hear and collaborate with Tony Frontera, Entrepreneur in Residence with the STSA, on the many ways to go about discovering what your customer’s needs are before you make the investment of building a product or service. Event will conclude with an open microphone session for entrepreneurs, idea people, or anyone who wants to introduce themselves to the group. No RSVP necessary. Info here.
Open to: All

 

How to Turn your Side Gig into your Main Gig
Location: Harvest Café, Montour Falls, NY 14865
Time: April 5, 6:00 – 7: 30 PM
Come hear from local filmmaker, entrepreneur, and film financier Eric Hollenbeck discusses what it takes to turn the side business you work on at night and weekends into your primary job.  Eric will share examples of people working on their startup business on nights and weekends while holding down a full-time day job until they get that side business up to a point where they make it their full time job. Please join us to be part of an ongoing discussion 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 Fellows Info Session
Location: Cornell University, 340 Duffield Hall
Time: April 6, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
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. Curious about the Commercialization Fellowship? Attend an info session to learn more. Refreshments provided. RSVP.
Open to: All Engineering PhD Students

 

Commercialization Fellowship Application Deadline
Location: Online
Date: April 10, 2017 (Application Deadline)
Commercialization Fellows is an opportunity for engineering PhD students here 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, please visit here. Apply here.
Open to: All Engineering PhD Students

 

Entrepreneurial Resources: What is Available and How Do I Start Getting Help
Location: Ziff Law Firm, 303 William Street, Elmira, NY 14902
Time: April 12, 8:00 – 9:00 AM
Explore local resources available to local entrepreneurs to birth, build and better your business.  Meet and learn from Nancy Kirby Kurjakovic, the Executive Director IncubatorWorks, about the extensive resources available toentrepreneurs in the Southern Tier region of New York. Register here.
Open to: All

 

Solutions Forum for NYS Manufacturers in the Southern Tier
Location: Binghamton University, Innovative Technologies, Complex 85 Murray Hill Road
Time: April 12, 8:30 AM – 12: 30 PM
Get registered for the Solutions Forums matchmaking forum where manufacturers and product developers meet hand-picked FuzeHub Resources to discuss specific business and technical challenges. RSVP here.
Open to: All

 

Ithaca College Startup Business Plan Demo Day
Location: Rev: Ithaca Startup Works
Time: April 18, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Students with fully formed plans for launching a business, and those who have recently launched, will have the opportunity to pitch to seasoned entrepreneurs for a share of $18,000 in cash for their business. Six businesses will give a ten-minute presentation about their company, followed by five minutes of Q&A from a panel of experienced judges. After deliberation, the panel of judges will determine which teams will be allocated a portion of the funding based on the viability of their business and the quality of their presentation. Who will have the best plans? What great ideas are students working on? Is there a company that I’d like to join? Come and be a part of the audience to find out and cast your vote for the Audience Choice award! A reception with refreshments and awards ceremony will follow the presentations. Prize awards for each team will be announced at the reception. RSVP here for your free ticket to this fun event!
Open to: All

 

Generation Startup Film Screening & Game Night
Location: eHub Collegetown
Time: April 26, 5:30 PM
The documentary captures the struggles and triumphs of six recent college graduates who put everything on the line to build startups in Detroit. Shot over 17 months, it’s an honest, in-the-trenches look at what it takes to launch a startup. Directed by Academy Award winner Cynthia Wade and award-winning filmmaker Cheryl Miller Houser, the film celebrates risk-taking, urban revitalization, and diversity while delivering a vital call-to-action – with entrepreneurship at a record low, the country’s economic future is at stake. Immediately following the film is a networking event (7-9pm) with food, at 8pm starts GAME NIGHT!
The Next Big Thing: Board Game for Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital starts at 8PM. A board game for people who are interested in being startup superheroes & changing the world. Players take on the role founders to create the next big thing, bootstrapping using their initial cash savings and skills to create an MVP, gain initial traction, and then go on to raise multiple rounds of capital, increasing the value of their company, while also diluting their ownership.  Players experience many of the ups and downs of the entrepreneurial journey. Sign up here.
Open to: All

 

Startup Tactics: From Accounting to Zoning, Tactical Considerations When Starting a New   Company
Location: Oxford Academy and Central School, 50 S. Washington Ave, Oxford, NY
Time: May 2, 6:30 – 8: 30 PM
What accounting software? Which bank? What happens at a board meeting? What’s the deal with corporate insurance?  Is there such a thing as a standard commercial lease?  Hear and collaborate with Brad Treat,Entrepreneur in Residence with the STSA, with answers to these questions and other tactical issues that startupentrepreneurs need to know.  The event will conclude with an open microphone session for entrepreneurs, idea people, or anyone who wants to introduce themselves to the group.
The Southern Tier Startup Alliance (STSA) is teaming up with the Oxford School system to deliver Oxford IC2, a community initiative led 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.
Open to: All

 

Customer Discovery Workshop with Lakewood Vineyards
Location: Harvest Café, Montour Falls, NY 14865
Time: May 3, 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 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 Brad Treat with entrepreneursin 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

 

Innovations in Food Systems: Feeding a Growing World – a CTL Partnership Forum
Location: Biotechnology Building, Room G10
Time: Wednesday, June 7, Full-Day Event
The CTL Partnership Forum entitled “Innovations in Food Systems: Feeding a Growing World” will bring together leaders from industry, the investment community, and academia to explore current topics and trends in agriculture and animal production to meet the challenges of feeding 9 billion.
Join us to explore key topics including:

  • Digital Agriculture
  • Biotechnology in Plants
  • Plant Breeding
  • Microbiome for Food Production Solutions
  • …and much more!

For more information and to register, please visit http://www.ctl.cornell.edu/events/ifs/
Open to: All – Advanced registration is required.

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Week of March 19, 2017

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

 

 

TEC Graduate Pitch Competition 
Location: eHub Kennedy Hall
Time: March 21, 5:00 – 7:00PM
Workshop: Learn how to prepare a winning pitch deck through this workshop led by Johnson faculty Ken Rother.  Dinner will be provided.
Open to: All
 

 

CBIS Keynote: The Hidden Power of Female Entrepreneurship with Lisa Ann Pinkerton
Location: Rev: Ithaca Startup Works
Time: March 24, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Rev: Ithaca Startup Works and the Cornell Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise are pleased to present this keynote from women’s entrepreneurship and cleantech leader Lisa Ann Pinkerton! Starting from day one, female entrepreneurs discover that while their way of going about business may not look like the traditional method, it can be just as effective, even more so. By embracing their natural management styles, setting their own corporate culture, and leading by example, women are showing the world that their way of doing business is the future of commerce for the 21st Century. In this keynote presentation for the Cornell Business Impact Symposium, founder and President of Technica Communications and founder and chairwoman of Women in Cleantech & Sustainability, Lisa Ann Pinkerton will connect the dots surrounding why women led businesses deliver higher revenues and stronger returns for investors than more traditionally run businesses and how both genders can embrace their feminine leadership styles to thrive throughout their careers. RSVP for your free ticket – but space is limited for this special event! Ms. Pinkerton will also be speaking during the Symposium on Saturday, March 25. Register here to attend the symposium.
Open to: All 

 

Pitch Competition
Location: Collegetown eHub Multipurpose 305
Time: Tuesday, March 28, 5:30 – 7:30PM
1st place prize – $1000.  2nd place prize – $500. Startup ideas can be in any area. Submit pitch deck to cornelltec@gmail.com by March 25. Teams selected to pitch will be notified, with preference given to early-stage ideas and submissions from non-MBA students.  Pitches will be limited to 5 min. followed by 4 min. Q&A with judges. Please RSVP here to receive event updates.
Open to: All Graduate Students

 

Equity Splits Negotiation- A Case Study Workshop with Dr. Susan Fleming
Location: eHub Collegetown, 409 College Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850
Time: March 29, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
(Note: Due to the nature of the workshop, it is critical that you arrive on time AND read the case in detail in advance).
It’s time for something new at Rev! Come dig in deep and test your skills with a guided negotiation simulation, featuring Dr. Susan Fleming. The case in question? Three co-founders must negotiate how to divide the equity of their early-stage company. Participants in this workshop will prepare by downloading and reading a Harvard Business Publishing case study (access to these materials is $5.00) and take on the role of one of the co-founders during the workshop. By working in small groups, every participant will get to experience the challenge of trying to meet their own goals while compromising with team members who are also critical to the success of the venture. At the end of the workshop, Dr. Fleming will debrief the exercise, sharing outcomes from each team, lessons learned, insights, and strategies for the full group. Slots are limited – RSVP and download your case study here today! Space is limited for this hands-on workshop.
Open to: All 

 

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
How do I find out what my customer wants without showing them a finished product? Come learn about the most effective tactics for connecting with potential customers about their needs and wants in so that your business is best informed to deliver a product or service that delights them. The Southern Tier Startup Alliance (STSA) is teaming up with the Oxford School system to deliver Oxford IC2, a community initiative led 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. Hear and collaborate with Tony Frontera, Entrepreneur in Residence with the STSA, on the many ways to go about discovering what your customer’s needs are before you make the investment of building a product or service. Event will conclude with an open microphone session for entrepreneurs, idea people, or anyone who wants to introduce themselves to the group. RSVP here.
Open to: All

 

How to Turn your Side Gig into your Main Gig
Location: Harvest Café, Montour Falls, NY 14865
Time: April 5, 6:00 – 7: 30 PM
Come hear from local filmmaker, entrepreneur, and film financier Eric Hollenbeck discusses what it takes to turn the side business you work on at night and weekends into your primary job.  Eric will share examples of people working on their startup business on nights and weekends while holding down a full-time day job until they get that side business up to a point where they make it their full time job. Please join us to be part of an ongoing discussion 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 Deadline
Location: Online
Date: April 10, 2017 (Application Deadline)
Commercialization Fellows is an opportunity for engineering PhD students here 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, please visit here. Apply here.
Open to: All Engineering PhD Students
 

 

Solutions Forum for NYS Manufacturers in the Southern Tier
Location: Binghamton University, Innovative Technologies, Complex 85 Murray Hill Road
Time: April 12, 8:30 AM – 12: 30 PM
Get registered for the Solutions Forums matchmaking forum where manufacturers and product developers meet hand-picked FuzeHub Resources to discuss specific business and technical challenges. RSVP here.
Open to: All

 

Ithaca College Startup Business Plan Demo Day
Location: Rev: Ithaca Startup Works
Time: April 18, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Students with fully formed plans for launching a business, and those who have recently launched, will have the opportunity to pitch to seasoned entrepreneurs for a share of $18,000 in cash for their business. Six businesses will give a ten-minute presentation about their company, followed by five minutes of Q&A from a panel of experienced judges. After deliberation, the panel of judges will determine which teams will be allocated a portion of the funding based on the viability of their business and the quality of their presentation. Who will have the best plans? What great ideas are students working on? Is there a company that I’d like to join? Come and be a part of the audience to find out and cast your vote for the Audience Choice award! A reception with refreshments and awards ceremony will follow the presentations. Prize awards for each team will be announced at the reception. RSVP here for your free ticket to this fun event!
Open to: All

 

Generation Startup Film Screening & Game Night
Location: eHub Collegetown
Time: April 26, 5:30PM
The documentary captures the struggles and triumphs of six recent college graduates who put everything on the line to build startups in Detroit. Shot over 17 months, it’s an honest, in-the-trenches look at what it takes to launch a startup. Directed by Academy Award winner Cynthia Wade and award-winning filmmaker Cheryl Miller Houser, the film celebrates risk-taking, urban revitalization, and diversity while delivering a vital call-to-action – with entrepreneurship at a record low, the country’s economic future is at stake. Immediately following the film is a networking event (7-9pm) with food, at 8pm starts GAME NIGHT!
The Next Big Thing: Board Game for Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital starts at 8PM. A board game for people who are interested in being startup superheroes & changing the world. Players take on the role founders to create the next big thing, bootstrapping using their initial cash savings and skills to create an MVP, gain initial traction, and then go on to raise multiple rounds of capital, increasing the value of their company, while also diluting their ownership.  Players experience many of the ups and downs of the entrepreneurial journey. Sign up here.
Open to: All

Week of March 12, 2017

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

 
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 

 

Cornell Venture Challenge Application
Location: Online
Time: Tuesday, March 14
Applications for Cornell Venture Challenge (CVC) are open! The premier Cornell startup competition awards $25k for the first prize winner (another $25k will be offered by Cornell Technology Licensing office for CTL affiliated startups). This is purely prize money and no equity is required in exchange.  Applications are due March 14th.  The event will be held on Thursday, April 27th, at Statler Amphitheater. Please apply through the CVC website here.  More information at CVC FAQs here.
Open to: All 

 

 

CBIS Keynote: The Hidden Power of Female Entrepreneurship with Lisa Ann Pinkerton
Location: Rev: Ithaca Startup Works
Time: March 24, 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM
Rev: Ithaca Startup Works and the Cornell Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise are pleased to present this keynote from women’s entrepreneurship and cleantech leader Lisa Ann Pinkerton! Starting from day one, female entrepreneurs discover that while their way of going about business may not look like the traditional method, it can be just as effective, even more so. By embracing their natural management styles, setting their own corporate culture, and leading by example, women are showing the world that their way of doing business is the future of commerce for the 21st Century. In this keynote presentation for the Cornell Business Impact Symposium, founder and President of Technica Communications and founder and chairwoman of Women in Cleantech & Sustainability, Lisa Ann Pinkerton will connect the dots surrounding why women led businesses deliver higher revenues and stronger returns for investors than more traditionally run businesses and how both genders can embrace their feminine leadership styles to thrive throughout their careers. RSVP for your free ticket – but space is limited for this special event! Ms. Pinkerton will also be speaking during the Symposium on Saturday, March 25. Register here to attend the symposium.
Open to: All 

 

Equity Splits Negotiation- A Case Study Workshop with Dr. Susan Fleming
Location: eHub Collegetown, 409 College Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850
Time: March 29, 4:30 PM- 7:30 PM
(Note: Due to the nature of the workshop, it is critical that you arrive on time AND read the case in detail in advance).
It’s time for something new at Rev! Come dig in deep and test your skills with a guided negotiation simulation, featuring Dr. Susan Fleming. The case in question? Three co-founders must negotiate how to divide the equity of their early-stage company. Participants in this workshop will prepare by downloading and reading a Harvard Business Publishing case study (access to these materials is $5.00) and take on the role of one of the co-founders during the workshop. By working in small groups, every participant will get to experience the challenge of trying to meet their own goals while compromising with team members who are also critical to the success of the venture. At the end of the workshop, Dr. Fleming will debrief the exercise, sharing outcomes from each team, lessons learned, insights, and strategies for the full group. Slots are limited – RSVP and download your case study here today! Space is limited for this hands-on workshop.
Open to: All 

 

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
How do I find out what my customer wants without showing them a finished product? Come learn about the most effective tactics for connecting with potential customers about their needs and wants in so that your business is best informed to deliver a product or service that delights them. The Southern Tier Startup Alliance (STSA) is teaming up with the Oxford School system to deliver Oxford IC2, a community initiative led 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. Hear and collaborate with Tony Frontera, Entrepreneur in Residence with the STSA, on the many ways to go about discovering what your customer’s needs are before you make the investment of building a product or service. Event will conclude with an open microphone session for entrepreneurs, idea people, or anyone who wants to introduce themselves to the group. RSVP here.
Open to: All

 

How to Turn your Side Gig into your Main Gig
Location: Harvest Café, Montour Falls, NY 14865
Time: April 5, 6:00 – 7: 30 PM
Come hear from local filmmaker, entrepreneur, and film financier Eric Hollenbeck discusses what it takes to turn the side business you work on at night and weekends into your primary job.  Eric will share examples of people working on their startup business on nights and weekends while holding down a full-time day job until they get that side business up to a point where they make it their full time job. Please join us to be part of an ongoing discussion 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 Deadline
Location: Online
Date: April 10, 2017 (Application Deadline)
Commercialization Fellows is an opportunity for engineering PhD students here 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, please visit here. Apply here.
Open to: all engineering PhD students
 

Solutions Forum for NYS Manufacturers in the Southern Tier
Location: Binghamton University, Innovative Technologies, Complex 85 Murray Hill Road
Time: April 12, 8:30 AM – 12: 30 PM
Get registered for the Solutions Forums matchmaking forum where manufacturers and product developers meet hand-picked FuzeHub Resources to discuss specific business and technical challenges. RSVP here.
Open to: all

 

Ithaca College Startup Business Plan Demo Day
Location
: Rev: Ithaca Startup Works
Time: April 18, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Students with fully formed plans for launching a business, and those who have recently launched, will have the opportunity to pitch to seasoned entrepreneurs for a share of $18,000 in cash for their business. Six businesses will give a ten-minute presentation about their company, followed by five minutes of Q&A from a panel of experienced judges. After deliberation, the panel of judges will determine which teams will be allocated a portion of the funding based on the viability of their business and the quality of their presentation. Who will have the best plans? What great ideas are students working on? Is there a company that I’d like to join? Come and be a part of the audience to find out and cast your vote for the Audience Choice award! A reception with refreshments and awards ceremony will follow the presentations. Prize awards for each team will be announced at the reception. RSVP here for your free ticket to this fun event!
Open to: all

 

Generation Startup Film Screening & Game Night
Location: eHub Collegetown
Time: April 26, 5:30PM
The documentary captures the struggles and triumphs of six recent college graduates who put everything on the line to build startups in Detroit. Shot over 17 months, it’s an honest, in-the-trenches look at what it takes to launch a startup. Directed by Academy Award winner Cynthia Wade and award-winning filmmaker Cheryl Miller Houser, the film celebrates risk-taking, urban revitalization, and diversity while delivering a vital call-to-action – with entrepreneurship at a record low, the country’s economic future is at stake. Immediately following the film is a networking event (7-9pm) with food, at 8pm starts GAME NIGHT!
The Next Big Thing: Board Game for Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital starts at 8PM. A board game for people who are interested in being startup superheroes & changing the world. Players take on the role founders to create the next big thing, bootstrapping using their initial cash savings and skills to create an MVP, gain initial traction, and then go on to raise multiple rounds of capital, increasing the value of their company, while also diluting their ownership.  Players experience many of the ups and downs of the entrepreneurial journey. Sign up here.
Open to: All

Week of March 5, 2017

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

 

 

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

 
TOM/Cornell Hackathon + Makeathon
Location: New Lab, Brooklyn Navy Yard
Time: March 9 (Deadline to sigh up)
For 3 days in April (April 21-23)we are bringing together engineers, developers, creators, and innovators to build solutions for people with disabilities, and it’s open to EVERYONE.  Students, staff, faculty, parents, friends, alumni. Work with a need knower in empathetic design to create a solution customized to their unique challenge. Deadline to sign up is March 9. If you have a challenge you would like to submit please do so on the website, if you want to mentor, volunteer, or otherwise help please sign up on the website. NewLab has a full fabrication lab for rapid prototyping. Teams will be reimbursed up to $500 for the cost of materials they may purchase in advance.
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

 

 
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)

 
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 

 

 

 

Cornell Venture Challenge Application
Location: Online
Time: March 14th
Applications for Cornell Venture Challenge (CVC) are open! The premier Cornell startup competition awards $25k for the first prize winner (another $25k will be offered by Cornell Technology Licensing office for CTL affiliated startups). This is purely prize money and no equity is required in exchange.  Applications are due March 14th.  The event will be held on Thursday, April 27th, at Statler Amphitheater. Please apply through the CVC website here.  More information at CVC FAQs here.
 

 

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

 

Generation Startup Film Screening & Game Night
Location: eHub Collegetown
Time: April 26, 5:30PM
The documentary captures the struggles and triumphs of six recent college graduates who put everything on the line to build startups in Detroit. Shot over 17 months, it’s an honest, in-the-trenches look at what it takes to launch a startup. Directed by Academy Award winner Cynthia Wade and award-winning filmmaker Cheryl Miller Houser, the film celebrates risk-taking, urban revitalization, and diversity while delivering a vital call-to-action – with entrepreneurship at a record low, the country’s economic future is at stake. Immediately following the film is a networking event (7-9pm) with food, at 8pm starts GAME NIGHT!
The Next Big Thing: Board Game for Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital starts at 8PM. A board game for people who are interested in being startup superheroes & changing the world. Players take on the role founders to create the next big thing, bootstrapping using their initial cash savings and skills to create an MVP, gain initial traction, and then go on to raise multiple rounds of capital, increasing the value of their company, while also diluting their ownership.  Players experience many of the ups and downs of the entrepreneurial journey. Sign up here.
Open to: All