Regional events for tech startups

CNY Biotech Accelerator 2019 Medical Device Innovation Challenge (MDIC) Application Period Open
Applications Accepted, January 1 – May 31
To apply:
Medical device innovators – apply to the 2019 CNY Biotech Accelerator Medical Device Innovation Challenge (MDIC).  Selected participants receive 6 months of free space, access to 3D printer and other equipment, targeted intensive mentorship and pitch event.  Applications due May 31, 2019.
FuzeHub Manufacturing Grants Applications Open
Round 1:  February 1 – deadline:  February 28
MedTech MeetUp:  Cornell University
February 27, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Kevin M. McGovern Family Center, 405 Weill Hall, Ithaca, NY
Register at:
Join your fellow members for an afternoon of networking at Cornell University.  Learn about how to partner with Cornell in their many avenues of the broader life sciences.
What Employers Need to Know About Immigration & Hiring Top Talent
February 28, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
The Tech Garden, 235 Harrison St., Syracuse, NY
Hosted by Harris Beach PLLC, Syracuse University CASE and The Tech Garden
Is your company prepared to recruit top talent from around the world? Do visa policies of the new administration seem hostile to your business needs?  Harris Beach, PLLD, Syracuse University CASE and The Tech Garden invite start-ups and established businesses to join our 3-part seminar series (2/28, 3/19 & 4/10).  International entrepreneurs, students and employees – what start-ups and companies need to know about immigration, visas, corporate structure and planning.

3/19: Corporate Structure & Operating Agreements for the International Student Start-Up (held at NYSSTLC, Dineen Hall, SU)

4/10: Technology Innovations in Adademia: Patents & Intellectual Property for Startups (held at iSchool, Hinds Hall, SU)

Upstate’s 9th Annual Beyond the Doctorate Research Day:  Featuring the Research of Upstate Postdocs, Residents & Fellows
March 6, 2019, 1:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Upstate Medical University, New Academic Building,  790 Irving Ave., Room 4414BC
Contact:  Natalie Andrianos:
The public is welcome to join us at the 9th Annual 2019 Beyond the Doctorate Research Day sponsored jointly by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the Office of Graduate Medical Education.  Keynote is Molly A. Brewer, DVM, MD, MS, Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Connecticut. Includes oral platform presentations and a poster session.
How do SBIRs Fit into a Startup Company’s Strategy
James A Monroe, PhD, ALVAR
March 7, 2019; 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
CNY Biotech Accelerator, 841 E. Fayette St., Syracuse
Attend in person or via webex
James A. Monroe is a scientist turned entrepreneur who has worked on the commercial and technical development of ALLVAR Alloys as the PI of several SBIR grants and contracts. He will discuss SBIRs as a funding and technology development mechanism in the greater context of the startup company strategy.
Opportunity Zone Panel Discussion
Wednesday, March 20, 2:30 – 5:00 p.m.
CNY Biotech Accelerator, Upstate MIND Theater
841 E. Fayette St., Syracuse, NY
Discussion with Vice President, Opportunity Zones, Empire State Development, Hasoni Pratts; Attorney Susan Katzoff at Bousquet Holstein and Gerald F. Stack, Partner, Barclay Damon, regarding the impact of Opportunity Zone legislation.
MedTech MeetUp at NextCorps
March 21, 2019, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
260 E. Main St., Suite 600, Rochester, NY
$35.00 – $50.00
Register at:
Program includes a brief presentation on NextCorps Programs, Medical Device Startup Journey, Presentations by Luminate and NextCorps clients and a panel discussion:  How Should a Startup Connect with an Established MedTech Company. Program includes tour of NextCorps and reception.
Building a Wet Lab Pharmaceutical Company from the Ground Up
April 25, 2019 – 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Kelsey Moody, CEO, Ichor Therapeutics, Inc.
Program Location:  CNY Biotech Accelerator, 841 E. Fayette St., Syracuse, NY
CEO Kelsey Moody takes a deep dive into how he successfully raised >$20M to grow Ichor Therapeutics into a 50+ person company.  Tips and tricks for building and structuring a company, operating and process strategies for commercial laboratories, and approaches to fundraising are discussed.

Thanks to our innovation partners at the CNY Biotech Accelerator for compiling this handy list.