Category Archives: Public Events

Mark Your Calendars for the UVANY Venture Forum, Rochester March 4!

UVANY Venture Forum, Rochester: What Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know about Venture Capital & Private Equity Investors

When: Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 5:00p.m-8:00p.m.

Where: ARTISAN Works, 565 Blossom Rd., Rochester, NY

What: A panel of CEOs from leading growth companies in the Rochester area will discuss: “What they don’t tell you about raising venture capital and private equity” including key considerations once you get the investment capital and how the capital helps fuel growth.

Who: Panelists include:

  • iCardiac, Mike Totterman
  • vNomics, David Chauncey
  • Arnold Magnetics, Tim Wilson
  • Biomaxx, Chris Modesti

Moderated by Will Hoy, Harter Secrest

Also hear introductory remarks by Richard Glaser on “The New Rochester” and One Minute Entrepreneur Pitches from companies including: 5D Innovations, City Whisk, TouchStream Solutions and others following the panel discussion.

Register for the event at: or at


Mentors and Advisors-only Session at the Rochester Brainery Friday Feb 14, 3-5

We’re holding an informational session at the site of this year’s program for anyone interested in serving as a mentor or advisor to the teams. Rochester Brainery is in the Village Gate complex on Goodman Street near the Memorial Art Gallery. If you enter from the courtyard between Empada Brazilian Steak and Dark Horse Coffee, it’s just down the hall, hang a left and you’ll see it on the right.

The session runs from 3-5, includes refreshments, and will cover what’s involved, an overview of the process and an opportunity to meet others like yourselves.

And you’ll be done in plenty of time to enjoy your Valentine’s Day celebrations!

UVANY Offers Webinar on Scaling Your Business With Microsoft Azure

The Upstate Venture Association of New York (UVANY) is offering a free webinar, in conjunction with Microsoft, on scaling your venture with Azure. It’s this Thursday, February 13th from 1:30-2:30 or you can access it later on their site.

Information below (registration required) or you can learn more here.

Second in a series of webinars sponsored by Microsoft Ventures for the Upstate NY startup community  


How to scale your Startup to 10,000 users using Microsoft Azure


Featuring: Alp Tilev 

Technical Evangelist for Startups, Microsoft


Did you know that you csn use Windows Azure with any language or Tool?  (Not just .NET).  Additionally, BizSpark members get FREE Azure benefits which help you get your business off the ground quickly.
  • Learn how startups are using Windows Azure cloud tools to stay lean and scale across any language, OS or tool
  • Learn about commmon applications including Web Sites, Compute Intensive apps, Device Applications, Web APIs, Social Games and other software and e-commerce applications.

Live broadcast from the offices of Nixon Peabody LLP in NY, NY

Hosted by: Todd Tidgewell, Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP


Click here to Register Now!

3 Days Left To Apply!

Last night at Roc Brewing we had a great time meeting applicant teams, mentors and others interested in what’s going on with the HTR LaunchPad 2014. I spoke with 7 teams preparing applications and know I didn’t get to everyone. Fortunately Matt and Mike were making the rounds too so I don’t think we missed anyone! And I learned about some pretty interesting concepts including several that have a strong start on their customer discovery process. This should be a really exciting program.

As the headline says, there are only three days left until the application deadline. This is a program that could literally change your life as an entrepreneur!

Apply Here

Join us at Roc Brewing Tuesday January 28th

Roc Brewing, 56 South Union St Rochester NY
Roc Brewing, 56 South Union St Rochester NY

We’re hosting an informational mixer at Roc Brewing, 56 South Union St on Tuesday the 28th of January. Mentors, applicants, curiosity-seekers, 2013 LaunchPad teams…come on out!

Doors open at 5!

If you haven’t been there check out the directions– it’s a one way street.