Week of April 30, 2017

Freedom from Cancer Startup Challenge Information Session
Location: eHub Collegetown 305
Time: Tuesday, May 2, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
The Center for Advancing Innovation will discuss their recently launched startup challenge and accelerator featuring commercially viable cancer technologies from leading research organizations. FCSC participants will be charged with creating business models and novel commercialization pathways for bringing these technologies to market. Jonathan Lui, Managing Director at CAI, will review the challenge design, key dates, and value proposition for potential participants. FCSC participants will receive mentorship from entrepreneur CEOs and venture capital investors, exclusive webinars from top industry professionals (MedImmune, Blue Origin, Pfizer Ventures, etc.), and more.  Winners of the program will win prize money, launch a startup around their commercially viable cancer innovations, and make a significant impact in oncology!
Open to: business students, graduate students, post-docs, law students, and alumni interested in launching a cancer related startup


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: Tuesday, 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. No RSVP necessary. Info: http://dcmoventures.webs.com/ic2. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/298733840561638/  
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. Info: www.lakewoodvineyards.com
Open to: All


Veterans’ Entrepreneurship Team of the Southern Tier: “What makes a great business idea?”
Location: IncubatorWorks, 109 Canada Rd, Painted Post, NY 14870
Time: May 3, 6:00 PM
Do you want to become an entrepreneur, but you don’t yet have that brilliant idea? Entrepreneur-In-Residence: Ken Rother will help you come up with new ideas and evaluate which ones are the most worth pursuing to ensure you invest your time and energies on ideas that have the most promise. By the conclusion of the discussion, attendees will understand: How to create frameworks for thinking of business concepts; Key pitfalls to avoid; Methodologies for weighing business ideas. This meeting will be presented by Matt Putt of Boss Security and Alan Rae and Nancy Kirby of IncubatorWorks. RSVP here
Open to: All



Women in Leadership: Bias, Barriers and Strategies for Overcoming Them
Location: Rev: Ithaca Startup Works
Time: May 4, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
What impact do gender stereotypes and bias have upon women’s ascent to and success in leadership roles? Drawing on the latest academic research and 20 years of experience as an analyst, investor, and corporate director, this talk will explore the complex web of beliefs and biases that often stymie efforts to move more women into the C-suite. We will also discuss strategies for individuals and organizations to start overcoming them.
Dr. Susan Fleming is a Senior Lecturer at Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration with expertise in the areas of finance, insurance, business strategy, negotiation, organizational behavior and issues of gender diversity. She currently serves on the board of Virtus Investment Partners, Inc., a publicly traded asset management firm; and Endurance Specialty Holdings, Ltd., a publicly traded global insurance and reinsurance company. Before retiring from Wall Street in 2004, Susan was a Partner with Capital Z Partners, L.P., a $1.85 billion private equity fund focused on investing in the financial services sector and an Analyst in M&A at Morgan Stanley.
Doors open at 11:30am and the presentation will start at 12:00pm. Feel free to bring lunch!  RSVP
Open to: All


Create Upstate Conference
Location: Various locations in Ithaca, NY
Time: May 4, 11:30 AM – May 6, 4:00 PM
Create Upstate is a 3-day celebration of design and creativity in Upstate NY. We’ve jam-packed our schedule with can’t-miss sessions and meaningful experiences. Best of all, It’s happening in Ithaca, NY! Rev will be hosting the kickoff event on Thursday evening and exciting events will be taking place all weekend.  The whole conference is a great way to network with creative freelancers in Upstate New York. Register here
Open to: All


Meet & Repeat: Speed Networking Events
Location: 291 Statler Hall
Time: Tuesday, May 9 | REGISTER HERE
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 these events, click the register blinks above. 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 Networking Reception.
Open to: All


Networking@Rev: Passenger to Pilot Graduation
Location: Rev: Ithaca Startup Works
Time: May 24, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
May Networking is a special night: our Year 2 Passenger to Pilot cohort is graduating. P2P is a program for women in entrepreneurship, and we are proud to show off all their hard work and business growth with pitches and networking. RSVP
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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