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Pitch Please presentation and networking event

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

6:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)

Board Room, Campus Center West

Please register below and we will reserve a parking pass for you.

Parking is available in the Collins Circle Visitor Lot. Please let the gate attendant know that you are here for the Blackstone LaunchPad event.

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The Art of the Elevator Pitch

In partnership with the UAlbany Alumni Association

Thirty seconds may be all the time you have to get the attention and curiosity of an investor or prospective customer. This means you must be able to describe what customers you serve, the problem those customers have, and the solution your product provides.

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Craft your Elevator PItch

Please watch the Techstars video and complete the worksheet from the Techstars Toolkit - Elevator Pitch Guide

An Elevator Pitch is critical to quickly articulate your idea to your audience. This event is an online session to practice and help craft your elevator Pitch for the UAlbany Innovation Competition and New York Business Plan Competition. Try your pitch out on Alumni and receive valuable feedback to improve it.

Register at: https://app.brazenconnect.com/a/albany/e/QEznSZ

Thank you to the UAlbany Alumni Association for organizing this event and recruiting mentors.

Be sure to check out the Alumni Associations career mentoring tool UCAN. UCAN is a great resource that students can leverage for customer discovery and networking. You can meet with alumni to gain insights into customer behaviors and industries.

 

Support UAlbany Living-Learning Communities on Wednesday, August 28th at Blaze Pizza, Stuyvesant Plaza. Bring in this flyer (or show them on your phone) between 5pm and 8pm and 20% of your order will be donated to the UAlbany L-LC fund to support Student Engagement.

 

Design Thinking discussion with Y-Center and Albany Entrepreneurs United

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Albany Entrepreneurs United is Hosting Dhairya Pujara, Founder and CEO of Y-Center to lead a discussion on Design Thinking. Y-Center recently received a grant form the United Nations to support innovation and sustainability.

Monday, February 4th, 2019

6:45 PM - 8:00 PM

BB151 - Massry Center for Business

Pizza and Beverages will be served!

Please register below so we know how much to get!

About Ycenter:

Ycenter is a Global Experiential Education Enterprise. We create and deliver programs around the world that prepares our participants to solve Real World problems and get ready for the Future of the Work. Our programs help participants to launch a new company or kickstart a social venture or upgrade the skills portfolio or upskill the employees in an organization. You can now experience our programs, both, Online and Offline.

We collaborate with Universities, Impact organizations, Incubators, Innovation centers and Corporates in building learning communities worldwide.

Dhairya Pujara

Dhairya Pujara is the Founder, CEO at Ycenter, he is responsible for building a global ecosystem bringing in corporates, universities, NGOs for creating experiential educational programs. Dhairya is the curator for "Global Shaper Hub Philadelphia" by World Economic Forum. He has been a global TEDx organizer and a sought-after public speaker on entrepreneurship and international development. He delivers keynote and guest lectures in some of the top business schools and conferences around the globe. Dhairya sits on the advisory board for European Commission program LASIN - Latin American Social Innovation network. In 2015, American Immigration granted him an approval for special category work visa reserved for "an individual of extra-ordinary abilities”. He received his Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Drexel University.


1 Million Cups Albany,

hosted by:

Blackstone LaunchPad at UAlbany

 
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1 Million Cups Albany, hosted by Blackstone launchpad at the university at albany

Blackstone LaunchPad at UAlbany is proud to once again host 1 Million Cups Albany. The event will showcase 2 University at Albany student startups, The MASH co. and VEWR.

MASH and VEWR have recently attended a 2-day traning camp with the Techstars Accelerator

MASH s an interactive platform that advertises local businesses through gamification, giveaways, prizes, and constant discounts

VEWR is a decentralized video sharing platform using blockchain technology and crypto currency.

The event will be held in the Boardroom in the new campus center expansion.  The Boardroom is on top of the curved stairs across from Starbucks.

Parking is available in the Dutch Gold (Student) Parking Lot.  (See map below).  You must display a parking pass.  Click here to download and print a parking pass.

Coffee and Donuts will be served! 

Date: Wednesday, November 14th 2018

Time: 8:30 to 9:30 am - Please arrive early to park and find your way to the room

Location: Boardroom, Campus Center West Expansion

1400 Washington Ave. Albany, NY 12222

 

Dutch Gold (student) parking lot. - Please do not park in the faculty lot, you will be ticketed. Click here to download and print a parking pass.

To Campus Center West:

1 Million Cups Albany,

hosted by:

Blackstone LaunchPad at UAlbany

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1 Million Cups Albany, hosted by Blackstone launchpad at the university at albany

Blackstone LaunchPad at UAlbany is proud to once again host 1 Million Cups Albany. The event will showcase 2 University at Albany student startups.

 
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Fode Naturals

Fode Naturals sells natural products to perpetuate authenticity, integrity, and naturalness. Our first line of products include “WHIPPED BY SHEA” which is made from shea butter imported from west africa promotes economic development and creates job opportunities.


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Flash Fluency

Flash Fluency developed an early reading intervention Flash Card application, ensuring teachers have access to highly efficient, clinically-proven tools to help struggling readers

The event will be held in the Husted Amphitheater in the Downtown campus.

Parking is available on Western Ave., Washington Ave. and in the Thurlow student Lot (Entrance off of Western Ave.) Click here to download and print a parking pass.

Coffee and Donuts will be served! 

Date: Wednesday, March 13th 2019

Time: 8:30 to 9:30 am - Please arrive early to park and find your way to the room

Location: Husted Amphitheater, Husted Hall, Downtown Campus (map)

135 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12222 Google maps link

Directions from UAlbany Uptown Campus to Downtown campus via CDTA.

 

Husted Amphitheater location in Husted Hall

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Blackstone LaunchPad Startup Weekend

Friday, April 26 - 28, 2019 Event starts at 5:30 pm UCLA, Rolfe Hall, Lecture Hall 1200, Los Angeles, CA 90095

 SUNY Startup Summer School

SUNY Startup Summer School (S4) focuses on supporting and facilitating the development and commercialization of emerging technologies. All SUNY faculty, staff, students, and startup leaders with an interest in accelerated entrepreneurial education and SBIR and STTR funding opportunities are encouraged to enroll.

To learn more about SBIR and STTR funding, click here.  For program and agency deadlines, click here.

What do S4 participants get?

Depending on their experience, S4 enrollees will receive the following:

  • Accelerated I-Corps training (i.e., customer discovery, Lean Startup) delivered by coaches from SUNY’s NSF I-Corps Sites and NSF I-Corps Nodes throughout the country;

  • Access to instructional webinars providing basic information about SBIR and STTR programs and why both are excellent resources for tech-based startups;

  • Proposal development support from individuals with successful track records of winning SBIR and STTR awards and supporting startup teams;

  • Curated one-on-one meetings with SBIR and STTR program managers at the SBIR Road Tour hosted by SUNY Polytechnic Institute on September 17, 2019; and,

  • Access to other training and development programs supporting startup success that will be provided in a just-in-time format.

How to enroll?

To participate in S4 please complete this brief enrollment form by May 1, 2019. You will be contacted for a brief phone interview upon submission of your enrollment form.

More info on the SUNY RF site: http://www.rfsuny.org/our-work/innovation-and-partnerships/programs/suny-startup-summer-school/