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Bioconnex Speed Mentoring Event

Monday, January 26th, 2015

What’s Your Next Step? Paths from College to a Career in Science

for students in the Life Sciences
Friday, Feb 6, 2015 | 1:00 – 3:00pm | TEC-SMART (345 Hermes Road, Malta, NY 12020)

This event will provide an opportunity for students in the Life Sciences to learn from senior members of scientific organizations located in the Capital Region about career objectives and goals. The focus of the event will be Speed Mentoring Roundtable discussions during which mentors and students will discuss various career paths and career objectives.


Mentor panel: introductions and brief discussion of career paths or Keynote speaker: “How I arrived  where I am today!”

Speed Mentoring Roundtable discussions: discuss career paths and career objectives with different mentors and answer questions for students.

Networking and refreshments

Round Table Topics:
The Academic Career Path:  The Entrepreneurial Spirit, Sridar V. Chittur, PhD, MBA, Center for Functional Genomics, SUNY Albany
Working in Industry Laboratories: Making Science a Career
Making Science Happen: Non-traditional Careers in Science, James F. Grabowski, Ph.D., Albany Molecular Research Inc. (AMRI)
The Business of Science: Making a Difference
Getting the Job: It’s Self-marketing, Jennifer Preville,  Albany Molecular Research Inc. (AMRI)

Students FREE  | Register
Light refreshments will be served

Sponsorship Opportunity

In an effort to defray costs (there will be no charge for students to attend), we are asking for area companies to consider sponsoring this event, at a minimal cost.

Supporting Sponsorship:  $150
**Recognition from the podium
**Company logo on event flyer
**Display of marketing materials at event

Click here for Sponsorship Form.

Questions: please contact Karin Kasparian at 465-8975, x253.

StartUp Tech Valley

Friday, January 16th, 2015

Location: Revolution Hall, Troy 425 River St, Troy, NY

Time: 5:30 – 7:30pm

Where entrepreneurs and the community get together after hours.
We have more great startups to feature.

More information and registration

GLOBALFOUNDRIES: Behind the Supply Chain

Friday, January 16th, 2015

Ever since it was first announced that Global Foundries was moving into the Capital District, this nanotech giant has had a profound impact on the area. Join the NY Capital District Roundtable for an interactive educational experience where members of the Global Foundries team provide insight into the organizations Logistics and Supply Chain. This not to be missed panel discussion will outline how Global Foundries developed their Supply Chain from a ‘break-ground” operation to supporting a multi-billion dollar semi-conductor manufacturing facility at the center of today’s technology industry.

The panel will also explore the impact of Global Foundries on the NY Capital District and its impact on goods and services in the region. Presenting from Global Foundries will be: Travis Bullard (Dept. Director of Public Relations); Karen Drakas Jackson (Principal Staff, Trade Compliance); Jason VanBuren (Senior Section Manager, Logistics)

Location: Hyatt Place, 20 State Farm Place, Malta, NY

Time: 6:00-9:00pm



UVANY Holiday Event

Monday, November 24th, 2014




UVANY Holiday Event With Hamilton Lane, TPG and JMI Equity

Tuesday, December 2 | 5:00-8:0opm

Wolferts Roost Country Club | 120 Van Rensselaer Blvd, Albany


The Upstate Venture Association of New York, Inc.(UVANY) is pleased to present its annual Holiday Event in collaboration with the Center for Economic Growth (CEG), the Upstate New York Turnaround Management Association (TMA) and the New York State Common Retirement Fund (NYSCRF).

Featuring a Fireside Chat with: 

Kevin Burns
Partner, Operations Group, TPG Capital (TPG)
& Board Member, Chobani

Harry Gruner
Founder and Managing General Partner
JMI Equity

Moderated by:
David Helgerson
Managing Director
Hamilton Lane

TPG and JMI will highlight their recent investment activity in New York State. Learn about the Comptroller’s New York State focused private equity program and the launch of the New York Credit Fund targeting small businesses.


5:00-6:00pm – Registration & Networking

6:00pm – UVANY Introductions

6:10pm – Fireside Chat

6:55pm – Event Wrap-up, F. Michael Tucker, President & CEO, CEG

7:00-8:00pm – Networking Continues

Thank you, Sponsors!


Venture Bplan Series

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

Venture Bplan is designed for entrepreneurs to gain visibility in front of the region’s investors and the early stage business community. The forum is a great place for newly formed start-up companies to make their first public appearance. Two businesses are selected monthly to present in front of a panel of investors, entrepreneurs, business leaders and the general public at each meeting. Following a 15 minute Power Point presentation, the panel will ask the presenter questions and provide feedback.

Time: 7:30 – 9:30 am
7:30 – 8:00 Continental Breakfast/Networking
8:00 – 8:30 Presenter 1 with Q&A from Panelist
8:30 – 9:00 Presenter 2 with Q&A from Panelist
9:00 – 9:30 Networking

More Information


Sponsored by:


2014 Cyber Security Panel Discussion: A Shared Responsibility

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and tw telecom invites you to join the conversation and to learn more about the risks impacting your organization and the solutions available.

Wednesday, October 1
7:30 a.m. – breakfast & networking, provided by tw telecom
8 a.m. – 9 a.m. – panel discussion

Hilton Garden Inn
Osborn Theatre
235 Hoosick Street
Troy, NY 12180

This is event is free and open to the public.
Please register here for the event or the live webinar.

Panelists include:
Henry Yu, chief security architect, tw telecom
Kishor Bagul,chief technology officer, NYS Office of Information Technology Services
John Fisher, director of information security, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Reg Harnish, chief security strategist, GreyCastle Security

Dr. Jane LeClair, chief operating officer, National Cybersecurity Institute at
Excelsior College


Business Opportunities with our NAFTA Partners, Canada and Mexico

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Presented by: Tech Valley Global Business Network

Wednesday, October 1

Interested in international trade? Start close to home. Canada and Mexico are our neighbors and largest trading partners. Join in on a discussion of the happenings north and south of our borders affecting bilateral and tri-lateral trade and investment, as how to get involved with international trade to grow your business. Featured speakers are Heidi Kutz, Deputy Consul General of Canada, and Mildred Ruiz, Deputy Director ProMexico.

7:30 a.m. check-in & networking
8 a.m. program
Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber office, 5 Computer Drive South, Albany
Cost: $20

Register online or call 518.431.1400

Corporate Sponsor: Mohawk Global Logistics

UVANY Venture Forum, NYSERDA Success Stories @ UAlbany

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

University at Albany, Business Building
1400 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12222

Meet leading NYSERDA backed companies and investors from throughout the region; network with the Upstate deal community; see the state of the art Business Building at the University of Albany and hear the popular “One Minute Entrepreneur Pitch”.


5:00pm   Registration/Doors Open

5:30pm   Welcoming Remarks:

  •  Don Siegel, Dean, School of Business, University at Albany
  • Jeff Peterson, Program Manager, Innovation and Business Development, NYSERDA
  • UVANY Overview, Jennifer Tegan, Managing Director, Cayuga Venture Fund

Company Panelists: 

  •  Ecovative Design, Gavin McIntyre,Co-Founder, Chief Scientist
  • XOS, David Gibson, Co-Founder
  • SOMS Technologies, Miles Flamenbaun, Founder &President
  • Paper Battery Company, Shreefal Mehta, CEO, Paper Battery Company
  • Moderated by: Peter Rothberg, Reitler, Kailas & Rosenblatt LLC

Investor Panelists: 

  •  Eastern New York Angels, Dick Frederick
  • Advantage Capital, Chris Harris
  • Small Business Technology Investment Fund, Clayton Besch
  • Excell Partners, Rami Katz
  • Moderated by: Mike Shimazu, University at Albany

One Minute Entrepreneur Pitches from companies including: MicroOrganics, Glauconix, BessTechand others.

WrapUp – F. Michael Tucker, President and CEO, CEG

Register for the event at:   at

CEG Member Breakfast: Capital Region Economic Development Council Round IV Update

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

WMHT, 4 Global View, Troy, NY | Directions

7:30 AM Continental Breakfast | 8:00 – 9:00 AM Program w/ Q&A

Register Here CEG Members Only


Karen Bilowith, President and CEO, Capital Region Community Foundation,
Capital Region Economic Development Council member

Todd M. Erling, Executive Director, Hudson Valley AgriBusiness Development Corp.,
Capital Region Economic Development Council member

Omar Usmani, Executive Partner, Aeon Nexus Corporation,
Capital Region Economic Development Council member

Arnold WillActing Regional Director and Executive Director of the
Capital Region Economic Development Council


CEG members are invited to join a discussion on Round IV of the Capital Region Economic Development Council initiative, which will award up to $750 million in state funding and tax incentives through the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA). A panel discussion will provide highlights of Round III’s successes and provide insight into the region’s prospects in this fourth competition round.

The Regional Economic Development Council initiative (REDC) is a key component of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s transformative approach to State investment and economic development.  The Councils are public-private partnerships composed of local experts and stakeholders from business, academia, local government, and non-governmental organizations. The REDCs have redefined the way New York invests in jobs and economic growth by putting in place a community-based, bottom up approach and establishing a competitive process for State resources. After three rounds of the REDC process, more than $2 billion has been awarded to job creation and community development projects consistent with each region’s strategic plans, resulting in creation or retention of more than 100,000 jobs.

Port of Albany Tour

Monday, May 19th, 2014

Presented by: Tech Valley Global Business Network

7:30 a.m. check-in & networking; 8 – 9:30 a.m. bus tour
Port of Albany
Cost: $25  | Register online or call 518.431.1400

Prior registration is required for this event. Walk-ins will not be accepted.

The Port of Albany doesn’t just live in history books. In fact, it’s a vibrant, modern transportation hub through which goods are moved daily between ocean-going vessels to the New York State Canal System and the Great Lakes. If you’ve ever wondered who utilizes the Port and what goes on there, join us for an insider tour hosted by Richard Hendricks, general manager, Albany Port District Commission. You never know what you’re going to see and experience at the Port!

Corporate Sponsor: LinguaLinx