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

 

Week of April 23, 2017

Pillsbury Institute’s 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 or click on the entrepreneur below to read more about them.

  • Monday, April 24:Chris Hemmeter ’86, Co-founder and Managing Director of Thayer Ventures
  • Tuesday, April 25:Meli James ’00, President, Hawaii Venture Capital Association
  • Thursday, April 27:Kubs Lalchandani ’99, JD ’04, Co-founder & Partner, Lalchandani Simon PL

Open to: All

 

Meet & Repeat: Speed Networking Events
Location: 291 Statler Hall
Time: 4:30 – 6:30 PM | Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | REGISTER HERE and Tuesday May 9, 2017 | 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

 

Technology Entrepreneurship Roundtable
Location: Silver Birch Suite, 5th Floor tower
Time: Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The roundtable will explore a variety of topics including:

  • Alternatives for the Corporate Travel Market
  • IoTa-Bringing the A Game to the Internet of Things to Connect the Hospitality Journey
  • The Rise of the Sharing Assets from the VC Perspective
  • The Machine and Morality

More details about the roundtable topics and a list of participants can be viewed here. To sign up to observe sessions during the roundtable, click here.
Open to: All

 

Generation Startup Documentary Film Screening
Location: eHub Collegetown
Time: Wednesday, April 26, 5:30 PM
The film captures the struggles and triumphs of 6 recent college grads as they build their startups. Shot over 17 months it’s an honest, in-the-trenches look at what it takes to launch. Immediately following the film is Q&A with Avery Hairston, Director of Marketing at Banza Pasta (One of the startups featured in the film.) The first 150 attendees get a free t-shirt and box of Banza pasta. Sign up here.
Open to: All

 

Entrepreneurship at Cornell Celebration: Pre-Night Networking
Location: eHub Collegetown
Time: Wednesday, April 26, 7:30 PM
Food by Serendipity, open bar, great people. What else do you need for a great evening of catching up with old friends and meeting new ones.
Open to: All

 

The Next Big Thing:The Game
Location: eHub Collegetown
Time: Wednesday, April 26, 8:00 PM
Match your skills with seasoned entrepreneurs with a board game designed by Venture Capitalist, Sky Fernandez. Players take on the role of startup founder to create the next big thing, bootstrapping, creating an MVP, gaining traction, and more.  Winner is the player who exits with the company with the largest valuation while maintaining the most founder’s ownership and generating the most positive impact on the world.
Open to: All

 

eLab Demo Day
Location: Statler Auditorium, Cornell University
Time: April 27, 4:15 PM – 6:15 PM
Witness Cornell’s student startups on the journey to greatness at Demo Day 2017, part of the Entrepreneurship at Cornell Celebration. Established in 2008, by Student Agencies Foundation in collaboration with Entrepreneurship at Cornell, eLab has worked with hundreds of students in turning concepts into real businesses with notable exits.
The event is free and you do not need to register for the whole Entrepreneurship at Cornell Celebration to attend. Details
Open to: All

 

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
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: Incubator works, 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. 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

 

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. We are proud to show off all their hard work and business growth with pitches and networking. Special speakers will include Cornell VP and Chief Human Resources Officer Mary Opperman and local entrepreneur Heather Lane – owner of Purity Ice Cream! Networking@Rev is always free and open to the entire community, but RSVP to hold your free ticket – Networking fills up fast. 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
•…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.

Week of April 16, 2017

Pillsbury Institute’s Entrepreneurs in Residence
Location: Pillsbury 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 or click on the entrepreneur below to read more about them.

Open to: All Students
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!  We will also be awarding a Sustainability Award for $500 to the team that demonstrates the best sustainability practices.
A reception and awards ceremony will follow the presentations. Prize awards for each team will be announced at the reception. RSVP here.
Open to: All
Center for Technology Licensing (CTL) Office Hours at Weil Hall
Location: Weill Hall 408
TimeTuesday, April 18, 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! http://www.biotech.cornell.edu/cat/events
Open to: All
Meet & Repeat: Speed Networking Events
Location: 291 Statler Hall
Time: 4:30 – 6:30 PM | Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | REGISTER HERE and Tuesday May 9, 2017 | 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 Students

 

Technology Entrepreneurship Roundtable
Location: Silver Birch Suite, 5th Floor tower
Time: Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The roundtable will explore a variety of topics including:

  • Alternatives for the Corporate Travel Market
  • IoTa-Bringing the A Game to the Internet of Things to Connect the Hospitality Journey
  • The Rise of the Sharing Assets from the VC Perspective
  • The Machine and Morality

More details about the roundtable topics and a list of participants can be viewed here. To sign up to observe sessions during the roundtable, click here.
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

 

eLab Demo Day
Location: Statler Auditorium, Cornell University
Time: April 27, 4:15 PM- 6:15 PM
Witness Cornell’s student startups on the journey to greatness at Demo Day 2017, part of the Entrepreneurship at Cornell Celebration. Established in 2008, by Student Agencies Foundation in collaboration with Entrepreneurship at Cornell, eLab has worked with hundreds of students in turning concepts into real businesses with notable exits.
The event is free and you do not need to register for the whole Entrepreneurship at Cornell Celebration to attend. Details
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. No RSVP necessary. Info: http://dcmoventures.webs.com/ic2
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

 

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

 

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

 

Week of April 9, 2017

Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship
The Pillsbury Institute’s Entrepreneur in Residence (EinR) program will be hosting 20 entrepreneurs and innovators in the hospitality industry this academic year.  Entrepreneurs will be available in Centers and Institutes to talk with students one-on-one about business ideas and plans, career experience and guidance, and more. If you are interested in setting up a time to meet with an entrepreneur, please visit the sign-up page. In addition to office hours, EinRs are also available to speak in classes.  Interested in hosting an EinR in your class, email Michelle Ciaschi mlc296@cornell.edu for availability. See below for upcoming dates or to learn more about each entrepreneur and who will be visiting the institute in the near future, click here.

  • Wednesday, April 12: Marco Benvenuti MMH ’05, Co-Founder, Duetto
  • Thursday, April 13: Tora Matsuoka, Founder, Seasoned Hospitality
  • Thursday, April 13: Karim Abouelnaga ’13, Founder, Practice Makes Perfect

Open to: All

 

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 Incubator Works, 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 

 

LCL Summer Incubator Application
Location: http://www.lifechanginglabs.com/incubator/
Time: Application Deadline is April 14th 11:59 PM
Life Changing Lab’s Summer Incubator Program brings together mover, shakers and doers to the start-up world. We connect our start-up companies with local mentors, legal and financial resources to help grow companies at any stage. The 2017 summer program runs from June 9th to August 4th in Ithaca. If you are an interested student entrepreneur, apply to get connected with an internship at a start-up company. If you are an interested founder, apply to get connected with the above resources and more! If you have any questions, please email contact@lifechanginglabs.com!
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!  We will also be awarding a Sustainability Award for $500 to the team that demonstrates the best sustainability practices.
A reception and awards ceremony will follow the presentations. Prize awards for each team will be announced at the reception. RSVP here.
Open to: All

 

Meet & Repeat: A Speed Networking Event
Location: 291 Statler Hall
Time: April 25, 4:30 – 6:30 PM
How can you maximize networking opportunities for your entrepreneurial journey in 5,400 seconds? Come to the Meet & Repeat! 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. Meet up to 15 industry leaders during this event. For a list of who’s coming visit the Pillsbury Institute’s Networking Social webpage. Seats are limited and an RSVP is required by clicking here. The event is BYOBC (bring your own business card). Dress code is business casual.
Open to: All

 

Technology Entrepreneurship Roundtable
Location: Silver Birch Suite, 5th Floor tower
Time: Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The roundtable will explore a variety of topics including:

  • Alternatives for the Corporate Travel Market
  • IoTa-Bringing the A Game to the Internet of Things to Connect the Hospitality Journey
  • The Rise of the Sharing Assets from the VC Perspective
  • The Machine and Morality

More details about the roundtable topics and a list of participants can be viewed here. To sign up to observe sessions during the roundtable, click here.
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

 

eLab Demo Day
Location: Statler Auditorium, Cornell University
Time: April 27, 4:15 PM- 6:15 PM
Witness Cornell’s student startups on the journey to greatness at Demo Day 2017, part of the Entrepreneurship at Cornell Celebration. Established in 2008, by Student Agencies Foundation in collaboration with Entrepreneurship at Cornell, eLab has worked with hundreds of students in turning concepts into real businesses with notable exits.
The event is free and you do not need to register for the whole Entrepreneurship at Cornell Celebration to attend. Details
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. No RSVP necessary. Info: http://dcmoventures.webs.com/ic2
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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.

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