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Syracuse innovation partner events

January 29, 2018

Please join Syracuse area innovators for the following events, presented in partnership with the CNY Biotechnology Accelerator ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAINING FOR SCIENTISTS AND RESEARCHERS – UNY I-CORP NODE Wednesday, January 31, 2018; 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Location:  CNY Biotech Accelerator, 841 E. Fayette St., Syracuse Featuring:  Shannon Theresa Sullivan, UNY iCorps Regional Director, Upstate New York…

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Last call for Panasci business plan applicants

January 22, 2018

Panasci Business Plan Competition: OVER $35,000 in Cash Prizes Win Seed Money to Launch Your Venture  Many steps are involved in translating great ideas into great businesses. A key step is the creation of  a business plan. A business plan attempts to address the uncertainties surrounding the many decisions you have to make about your…

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Undergraduates invited to apply to present at ACC Meeting of the Minds

January 22, 2018

Evan Weiss ’19 would highly encourage other students who are involved in research or creative work to try out for a distinctive academic event for a select group of students from only 15 universities: the ACC Meeting of the Minds (M.o.M.) Conference. The conference showcases the research and creative work of undergraduates from the ACC’s…

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Innovators invited to compete for ACC InVenture Prize

January 22, 2018

The ACC is on a talent search for top student innovators who are inventing the future. Teams from Syracuse University are now being recruited for the InVenture Prize, a televised “Shark Tank” style competition open to student startups at the 15 colleges and universities that are part of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Academic Consortium.…

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Grants available for faculty and students for sustainability innovation

January 18, 2018

Faculty and students can apply for funding from the Campus as a Laboratory for Sustainability (CALS) program for research, projects or course development that engage the campus in addressing climate change and sustainable systems. Applicants—either individuals or teams—may request research or seed grants of up to $25,000 or education/pedagogy grants of up to $10,000. A…

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Syracuse innovation ecosystem partner programs this spring

January 18, 2018

Join us for these exciting innovation ecosystem partner programs this spring.  Follow all CNY innovation events here:  https://uvc.org/syracuse/ INNOVATION & BIOTECH LUNCHEON:  POLICY UPDATES FACING THE INDUSTRY Thursday, January 25, 2018; 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Location:  CNY Biotech Accelerator, 841 E. Fayette St., Syracuse Featuring:  Kelly Ryan, Senior Director, State Advocacy at Pharmaceutical Research and…

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Friday lunch and learn brown bag workshops with serial entrepreneur Greg Schwarz

January 18, 2018

Greg Schwarz, a serial entrepreneur who moved to Syracuse from Colorado, will be offering a special five-part lunch and learn workshop series this spring at the Blackstone LaunchPad. Greg is an experienced mentor who can assist startups with business strategy, consulting, manufacturing, marketing, sales, and business development channels. Grab a sandwich at Page’s café in…

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Burn the Business Plan

January 18, 2018

A new book released this week by University Professor Carl Schramm has been named to Inc. Magazine’s “Need to Read” list for 2018. By: J.D. Ross  In Burn the Business Plan: What Great Entrepreneurs Really Do, published by Simon & Schuster, Schramm explores the backgrounds of successful entrepreneurs across a variety of fields, illustrating how…

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Trademarks: The key to commercialization

January 18, 2018

Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m., at CNY Biotech Accelerator, 841 E. Fayette St., Syracuse, NY, with Craig Morris, Managing Attorney for Trademark Outreach, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) This presentation will cover: How trademarks, copyrights, patents, domain names, and business name registrations all differ. Why any new business should select…

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