Week of April 2, 2017

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 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. 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
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 to entrepreneurs 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 – 7:30 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 startup entrepreneurs 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 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

 

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

 

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