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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

5:00pm-8:00pm
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”.

Agenda:

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:            http://conta.cc/Q2Xtnjor at www.uvany.org

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

Panelists:

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

Startup Tech Valley

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT

Revolution Hall, Brown’s Brewing Co.
425 River Street
Troy, NY 12180

New York Venture Summit

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

CEG is pleased to announce its sponsorship and invite you to attend New York’s largest Annual Venture Summit

Special discount.  Use promo code “cegvip” and receive 10% off the current rate.  (Details on applying to present below).

Digital Sandbox | New York City

Come meet, interact and network with more than 500 VCs, Corporate VCs, angel investors, investment bankers and CEOs of early stage and emerging growth companies at the prestigious New York Venture Summit being held on June 16th-17th, 2014 at Digital Sandbox in New York City.

Whether you’re a startup seeking capital and exposure, or an investor seeking new deals, The New York Venture Summit™ presented by youngStartup Ventures – is one event you won’t want to miss.

A highly productive venture conference, the New York Venture Summit is dedicated to showcasing VCs, Corporate VCs and angel investors committed to funding early stage and emerging companies.

This exclusive summit will feature a distinguished line up of more than 40 Investors on interactive panelspresentations by more than 50 Top Innovators seeking funding, and high-level networking opportunities.

Partial list of VCs confirmed to speak include:

  •  Gil Beyda, Managing Partner, Genacast Ventures
  • Eric Bielke, Senior Investment Associate, Siemens Venture Capital
  • Greg Bohlen, Managing General Partner, Union Grove Venture Partners
  • Stanley Buchesky, Founder & Managing Partner, The EdTech Fund
  • Mary Lincoln Campbell, Managing Director, EDF Ventures
  • Eliot Durbin, General Partner, Boldstart Ventures
  • Rami Elkhatib, General Partner, Acero Capital
  • Ming Fang, Senior Associate, Safeguard Scientifics
  • Stan Fung, Managing Director, FarSight Ventures
  • Lisa Granick, Vice President, Fletcher Spaght Ventures
  • Oliver Guinness, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Clearpoint Ventures
  • Henrik Holland, Venture Principal, Shell Technology Ventures
  • Adrian Horotan, Principal, Elm Street Ventures
  • Tetsuro Iwata, Senior Manager, MP Healthcare Venture Management
  • Sachin Jade, Partner, Klifer Capital
  • Roman Kikta, Managing Partner, Mobility Ventures
  • Dave Kirkpatrick, Founder & Managing Director, SJF Ventures
  • George Krautzel, Managing Partner, MissionOG
  • Spencer Lazar, Principal, General Catalyst
  • Glen Lewy, Senior Managing Director, Hudson Ventures
  • Alexander Lloyd, Founder & Managing Partner, Accelerator Ventures
  • Jim LoGerfo, General Partner, Earthrise Capital
  • Laura Oliphant, Investment Manager, Intel Capital
  • Alessandro Piol, Co-Founder & Partner, AlphaPrime Ventures
  • Suraj Rajwani, Partner, DoubleRock
  • Aymerik Renard, Director, Corporate Business Development, Sandisk Ventures
  • Lisa Rhoads, Managing Director, Easton Capital Investment Group
  • Saul Richter, Founder & Managing Partner, Rittenhouse Ventures
  • Stacey Seltzer, Principal, Aisling Capital
  • Alex Suh, Founding Managing Director, California Technology Ventures
  • Sebastian Titz, Manager, New Ventures, 3M Ventures
  • Brent Traidman, Partner, Fenox Venture Capital
  • Sonali Vijayavargiya, Founder and Managing Director, Augment Ventures
  • Alex Zisson, Partner, Thomas, McNerney & Partners

 

CEG has made special arrangement for our network to receive a special discount of 10% off the “early bird” rates.

To Register now and receive the special discount as well as take advantage of the “Early bird” discount rate, use this link and enter discount code “cegvip” by May 14th

In addition to providing access to leading Investors, the conference will feature more than 50 pre-screened venture backed and emerging companies seeking capital, and hardcore networking.

This conference will be attended by the best people in the industry. Please register early to avoid disappointment.

REGISTER NOW and Save!!

To RSVP by phone, to inquire about group rates or for more information call youngStartup Ventures at 212-202-1002

FEES: “Early bird” registration savings expire Wednesday. May 14th.  Use code “cegvip” and receive an extra 10% off.

Entrepreneurs: Regular: $395 | At the Door: $790

Investors: Regular: $495 | At the Door: $990)

Service Providers: Regular: $695 | At the Door: $1,390

Québec – New York: Regional Partners in Economic Development and Innovation

Monday, April 7th, 2014

In partnership with Center for Economic Growth

3:30pm-5pm
Empire State Plaza Convention Center- meeting room 7
Please register by email to: RSVPNY.econo@mri.gouv.qc.ca

 

Annual bilateral trade between Québec and New York stands at $7.5 billion dollars.  Anchored by this long standing economic relationship, Québec and New York are leveraging their unique cross-border resources to build-out key economic and R&D corridors in strategic areas of innovation including nanotechnology, electric transportation and associated technologies.

Please join our panel of experts as we contextualize this relationship and explore future areas of cross-border collaboration.

 Agenda

Overview of Québec’s commercial and R&D relationship with New York”- Dominique Poirier, Québec Delegate General in NY

“North Country- Strategic transport and logistical hub for Québec & New York”- Garry Douglas, President & CEO, North Country Chamber of Commerce

Tech Valley and the innovation boom New York State F. Michael Tucker, President & CEO, Center for Economic Growth

Panel 1-Fueling Electric Vehicle Adoption” - smart grid & electric transport technologies to promote EV adoption and energy efficiency in the region

Moderator: Evan Juska, Head of Policy, The Climate Group, North America

Panelists:

Chantal Guimont, Director of Strategic Planning and Electric Transportation, Hydro-Québec
Louis Tremblay, President, AddÉnergie
Dr. William P. Acker,
Executive Director, NY-BES+
Kala Henry, Assistant R&TD Engineer, Clean Energy Technology Group, New York Power Authority

Panel 2- “Strengthening the Tech Valley”- widening R&D collaboration between Québec and NY in nanotechnology/micro-electronics

Moderator: Kimberly G. Finnigan, Esq., Attorney, Cooper Erving & Savage, LLP

Panelists:

Tony Collins, President, Clarkson University
Normand Bourbonnais, CEO, Center for Collaboration MiQro Innovation, C2Mi
Dolores Martinez, Director of Scientific Affairs, Nano Québec
Nick Viggiani, Assistant Vice President for Research, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

 

A reception will follow the seminar at the Legislative Office Building from 5:00-7:00 PM.

CEG 18th Annual Technology Innovation Awards Luncheon

Monday, March 31st, 2014

CEG Presents
18th Annual Technology Innovation Awards Luncheon

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 | Century House, Latham

Register Here

About the Awards
 
CEG’s Technology Awards Luncheon honors Tech Valley’s most innovative and growth-oriented companies and individuals, and recognizes the convergence and diversity of technology industries making great strides in the region, including nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology, advanced materials and alternative energy.

2014 Technology Award Winners


Keynote: Martin Babinec

Martin Babinec, a serial entrepreneur and Upstate venture catalyst, will share insights about the communities in which emerging tech companies start and thrive – including prospects for both the Capital District and broader Upstate region to better leverage our vast talent pool to create more fast growth companies and jobs.

Mr. Babinec is founder and Board member for Silicon Valley based TriNet, a leading provider of bundled HR products, strategic services and software for growing companies throughout the U.S. Founded in 1988, the company has grown to an annual sales of more than $1.5 billion and executed a successful Initial Public Offering on the New York Stock Exchange in March 2014. Mr. Babinec is also Founder and Chairman of Upstate Venture Connect, a 501c3 non-profit with a mission to accelerate Upstate startup job growth by helping first time entrepreneurs connect with high impact resources throughout the region and beyond. He is co-founder of Syracuse based StartFast Venture Accelerator and has helped form four seed capital funds where local individuals pool funds to invest in startups. In 2013 Mr. Babinec founded IntroNet, a software startup that is building a platform helping individuals and organizations build stronger relationship networks by enabling and tracking introductions and referrals. He is also Founder and Principal at UpVentures – where he makes direct investments in startup companies and serves as limited partner and advisor to several venture capital and seed funds.


Sponsored by

Platinum

Leaders of the Times Union realized very early that in order for us all to grow we had to work together. As such, we are proud to be a Funding Partner of the Center for Economic Growth, and to be an integral part of what is now known as New York’s Tech Valley.

As the region’s leading media organization, the Times Union is deeply embedded in this community. Our commitment to reporting the news fairly and independently, sponsoring local events and supporting local businesses helps to strengthen our area and make it a better place for all to work and live.

Each year, we sponsor hundreds of non-profit organizations throughout the Capital District area. This helps the fund-raising and awareness efforts of local organizations engaged in arts and culture, health and human services, youth, environment, economic development and education.  Read more

 

Gold Plus

Gold

With the launch of its Technology and Innovation Practice, Behan Communications Inc. builds on more than 25 years as a trusted strategic communications adviser working with many of the largest and most respected businesses and institutions in New York’s Capital Region, across the Northeast, and beyond.

 

BlueShield of Northeastern New York is a leading health care plan that offers a full range of insured, self-insured, and government programs and services covering businesses, families, and individuals. BlueShield believes in taking small steps towards healthier living because – Healthy Changes Everything®.

Bronze

 

Sponsorships available. Contact Kimberley Belleville at kimberleyb@ceg.org or 518-465-8975.

Lean Accounting- One Day Public Class

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

8:00am – 4:00pm

Traditional accounting systems create significant “false-negative” reporting distortions that can impede further progress in a lean business. To sustain a lean transformation, top executive and financial managers must know how to transform routine accounting practices to a new system that not only is lean itself but also supports lean practices.

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January Power Breakfast – Economic Development

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

CEG Sponsored Event

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

What’s Next for the Capital Region?

With talk of casinos, aquariums, downtown growth, public-private partnerships, and the need for infrastructure, this first Power Breakfast of 2014 will be a compelling discussion of eceonomic development in the Region.

Featuring Panelists:

Kathy Sheehan, Mayor, City of Albany

Michael Hickey, Executive in Residence/Executive Director, Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Siena College and 2014 Board Chair – Center for Economic Growth

Margaret Tobin, Executive Director, New York Works Task Force

 

  • When:7:30am-9:00am
  • Where: Hilton Albany

    40 Lodge Street Albany NY 12207

  • Suggested Dress: Business Casual

Register online