Week of March 12, 2017

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

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

Customer Discovery Workshop with Lakewood Vineyards
Location
: Oxford Academy and Central School, 50 S. Washington Ave, Oxford, NY
Time: April 4, 6:30 PM – 8: 30 PM
How do I find out what my customer wants without showing them a finished product? Come learn about the most effective tactics for connecting with potential customers about their needs and wants in so that your business is best informed to deliver a product or service that delights them. The Southern Tier Startup Alliance (STSA) is teaming up with the Oxford School system to deliver Oxford IC2, a community initiative led for the purpose of connecting students, educations, and citizens to innovation and entrepreneurship.  The Innovation Series is an educational and networking program designed to inspire ideas, fuels creativity, and promote innovative activities in our community. Hear and collaborate with Tony Frontera, Entrepreneur in Residence with the STSA, on the many ways to go about discovering what your customer’s needs are before you make the investment of building a product or service. Event will conclude with an open microphone session for entrepreneurs, idea people, or anyone who wants to introduce themselves to the group. RSVP here.
Open to: All

 

How to Turn your Side Gig into your Main Gig
Location: Harvest Café, Montour Falls, NY 14865
Time: April 5, 6:00 – 7: 30 PM
Come hear from local filmmaker, entrepreneur, and film financier Eric Hollenbeck discusses what it takes to turn the side business you work on at night and weekends into your primary job.  Eric will share examples of people working on their startup business on nights and weekends while holding down a full-time day job until they get that side business up to a point where they make it their full time job. Please join us to be part of an ongoing discussion with entrepreneurs in and around Schuyler County. The Southern Tier Startup Alliance and Schuyler County Partnership for Economic Development are working with area entrepreneurs to start a new series of group workshops that will each month focus on a different company to learn about what they’re doing, and how the community can help. No RSVP required.
Open to: All

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

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

 

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

 

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

Week of March 5, 2017

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

 

 

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

 

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

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


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

 

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

Customer Discovery Workshop with Lakewood Vineyards
Location: Harvest Café, Montour Falls, NY 14865
Time: April 5, 6:00 – 7: 30 PM
What are the tactics for doing customer discovery with the people who walk into your business every day?  How do you learn about why they came, but left empty-handed?   Join us for the a detailed breakdown of how to do effective Customer Discovery Interview as we workshop with co-owner of Lakewood Vineyards Mark Rondinaro to workshop effective customer discovery interviews. Please join us to be part of an ongoing discussion led by Entrepreneur-In-Residence Tony Frontera with entrepreneurs in and around Schuyler County. The Southern Tier Startup Alliance and Schuyler County Partnership for Economic Development are working with area entrepreneurs to start a new series of group workshops that will each month focus on a different company to learn about what they’re doing, and how the community can help. No RSVP required.
Open to: All 
Commercialization Fellowship Application
Location: Online
Date: April 10, 2017 (Application Deadline)
Commercialization Fellows is an opportunity for engineering PhD students to take a deep dive into the commercialization process and potential real-world applications of university inventions. This program pairs Engineering PhDs and Johnson School MBAs. The peer-to-peer knowledge sharing mirrors what both groups will encounter in industry: the critical interface of research and development with business acumen. For more information or to apply, please click here.
Open to: all engineering PhD students

 

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

Week of February 26, 2017

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

 

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

 

Hardware Accelerator Application
Location: Online
Time: The 2017 summer intensive runs from May 30 to August 11
The Rev: Ithaca Startup Works Summer Hardware Accelerator brings the rapid iteration prototyping of the software world to hardware. With the help of experienced instructors and an equipped prototyping lab, teams will take their hardware idea from napkin to prototype. The application is running on a rolling deadline. There are still a few spots left! Read about past teams here.  If you are interested in applying as a Team or applying for an Instructor position, contact Rev Hardware Director Ken Rother.
Open to: All
 
TEC Graduate Pitch Competition Series
Location: Collegetown eHub Multipurpose 305
Social Mixer: Tuesday, 2/28, 5-7PM
Come meet other graduate students interested in start-ups and entrepreneurship. Take advantage of this opportunity to find teammates and brainstorm start-up ideas for the pitch competition. Snacks and drinks will be provided.
Workshop: Tuesday, 3/14, 5-7PM
Learn how to prepare a winning pitch deck through this workshop led by Johnson faculty Ken Rother. Dinner will be provided.
Pitch Competition: Tuesday, 3/28, 5:30-7:30PM
1st place prize – $1000. 2nd place prize – $500.
Submit pitch deck to cornelltec@gmail.com by 3/22. 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.
Open to: all graduate students. Please RSVP for the mixer and workshop here.

 

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

 

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

 

Understanding and Designing Great UX for IoT (Internet of Things)
Location: Rev: Ithaca Startup Works
Time: Thursday, March 2, 5:00 – 6:00 PM
The event is hosted by Women In Tech CNY. We’ll soon live in a world with a trillion web connected devices. This phenomenon is referred to as “The Internet of Things” or IoT. With the emergence of IoT, the lines between physical products and digital platforms are blurring. This change requires a new way of approaching product development that informs User Experience (UX) design and helps us determine feature sets. In this discussion, we’ll explore the landscape of IoT and engage with some practical tools on how to better understand this space. This discussion will be useful for UX developers at startups and established companies, educators, and investors who want a better understanding of the IoT landscape. RSVP.
Open to: All
 
Johnson Women in Technology Conference
Location: 11 Times Square, NYC
Time: March 3
Join students from across the U.S. for a conference that will help women jumpstart their careers in tech. 1) Learn about strategies for success from female leaders at top tech companies and startups. 2) Meet tech company representatives, recruiters, and potential mentors during networking sessions and skill-building workshops. 3) Watch a live pitch competition featuring women with creative business ideas. 4) More information on the conference can be found here.  Buy your tickets here.  Early bird special ends February 23rd! If you have any questions or concerns, contact James Godbout.
Open to: All

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Week of February 19, 2017

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

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

Open to: All Students

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

Week of February 12, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Week of February 5, 2017

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Week of January 29, 2017

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

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


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

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

Open to: All
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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