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December 2019

December 10 2019

In It to Win It: MWBE Small Business Competition, Breakfast & Inspirational Panel

December 10, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Renaissance Hotel, 144 State St.
Albany, NY 12207 United States
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Hosted by KeyBank Business Boost & Build powered by Jumpstart On Tuesday December 10th, join us at the Albany Renaissance for a celebration of Capital Region small businesses where one small business will be recognized with $5,000 to reinvest in their business! You'll also hear from a panel of outstanding & inspirational entrepreneurs who will share their challenges and triumphs along the path to success. Prizes: 1st Place Prize: $5,000 | 2nd and 3rd Place Prize: $500 | Finalists Prize:…

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January 2020

January 8 2020

Build4Scale NY Webinar: What’s Coming in 2020?

January 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Our Upcoming Webinar to Learn More Build4Scale NY: What's Coming in 2020  |Training, Funding, Expertise   About the Webinar Speakers will discuss the different types of IP and how to protect them, followed by a first-hand account of a start-up’s experience with patenting their product technology. They will address common concerns about IP as they relate to different stages in the product development process.   About the Speakers Gavin McIntyre is Director of Business Development of Ecovative, one of…

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January 15 2020

End to End Quality: Better Ways to Create More Value (1-Day Workshop)

January 15 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Desmond Hotel & Conference Center, 660 Albany Shaker Road
Albany, NY 12211 United States
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Does Your Company Have a System for Seeing and Solving Quality Issues? Whether using A3s, the 5 Whys, DMAIC, Value Stream Mapping, or any other problem-solving tool, having a System for seeing and solving quality issues can ensure the real problem is solved and protect precious resources from being deployed erroneously to solve a non-existent issue. Learn a System to Solve Unforeseen Quality Issues, BEFORE They Happen Whether it starts on a company’s website, in a tradeshow booth, or even…

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January 16 2020
$10.00

BizLab-Clarkson Lunchtime Entrepreneurship Series featuring Sandler Training’s Matt Scarchilli

January 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New York BizLab, 251 State Street
Schenectady, 12305 United States
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On Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 the BizLab-Clarkson Lunchtime Entrepreneurship Series kicks off the new year with Matt Scarchilli, owner and CEO of Sandler Training of the Greater Capital Region of New York. Scarchilli co-founded SportsSignup, a SaaS company revolving around youth sports, with former MapInfo founder John Haller in 2003. He was a managing partner and VP of sales when SportsSignup was acquired by Time Inc. in 2015. The next year, Scarchilli purchased the Sandler Training Systems of the Greater Capital Region…

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January 22 2020

Creative Economy Mixer: Frog Alley Brewing

January 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Frog Alley Brewing, 108 State St.
Schenectady, NY 12305 United States
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Join us at Frog Alley Brewing for our first Creative Economy Mixer of 2020. We will enjoy food, drinks, entertainment, a panel discussion and more. Folk-Acoustic Singer-Songwriter from Troy, Olivia Quillio will be performing at the mixer. You can check out her website here. No cost to attend. Register >>   Special thanks to our event sponsors MVP Health Care and The Community Loan Fund, and promotional partners Discover Schenectady,  Redburn Development The Collaborative, CapGirlsNY, and Ellis Medicine. 

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January 29 2020

Build4Scale NY: Product Manufacturing 101 Workshop

January 29 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fala Technologies, 430 Old Neighborhood Rd
Kingston, NY 12401
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Join Our Upcoming Live Workshop Build4Scale NY: Product Manufacturing 101 Workshop Design for X, Bill of Materials, Bill of Process, Leaning your Design & More January 29, 2020 8:30 AM EST   The first Build4Scale NY Workshop of 2020 will be held at Fala Technologies in Kingston, New York. This workshop is a hands-on session where participants will use tangible exercises to prove out their specific design and manufacturing needs by identifying potential issues early before beginning production. The goal…

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January 29 2020

Michael Coupe, Co-Founder, Nerdwise

January 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bull Moose Club, 150 State Street, 4th Floor
Albany, NY 12207
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Come join us on January 29th to hear more from Co-Founder Michael "Coupe" about how Nerdwise became the preferred marketing partner for 500+ local businesses and dozens of franchises across the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia. Coupe will share: Why everyone (yes, you, too!) NEEDS a social media strategy Why it's hard for franchise owners to differentiate themselves and how Nerdwise can help How small business owners can create a large business social media presence ...and much more.  …

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February 2020

February 6 2020

Gearing up for Growth

February 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Urban Coworks, 433 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305 United States
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When might you want to take on debt instead of giving up equity? Venture debt is a necessary part of the capital structure and could be the better option for many start-ups. It allows for start-ups to fund capital expenses through a specialized (venture) lender, even when they don’t have the positive cash flow or assets to use as collateral. Venture lenders are a critical part of any start-up ecosystem and Pioneer Bank is positioning itself to be the Capital…

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February 7 2020

Techstars Startup Weekend Schenectady

February 7 @ 5:00 pm - February 9 @ 5:00 pm
Urban Coworks, 433 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305 United States
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Your idea in 54 hours Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with?  Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend. What do you need to bring? Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to…

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February 13 2020

Webinar: Calculating Your Cost of Goods Sold and Estimating Future Production Costs

February 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Many start-up companies make the mistake of designing overly complex products that are expensive to manufacture and assemble at scale. This inflated cost can make your price point too high (costing you sales) or erode your profit margins. This webinar will show you how to accurately calculate your total product cost and develop an intelligent pro-forma cost as you look to scale-up production.   What You Will Learn The difference between fixed costs, variable costs, direct costs, indirect costs, and…

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