Event Details

Event Schedule

Friday:

  • 5:30pm – Registration starts
  • 5:30pm-7:00pm – “I Love NY Pizza” Dinner & Networking Sponsored by Watervleit Arsenal – Pizza arrives at 5:30  – if you like yours HOT, be there at 5:30pm.
  • 7:00pm – Welcome
  • 7:05pm – Martin Babinec – Upstate Venture Connect – Building out the upstate eco-system.
  • 7:10pm – Tobi Saulnier CEO 1st Playable Productions – “Starting a software company”
  • 7:20pm – Pitches Start
  • 9:00pm – Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • 9:15pm – Teams start forming and discussing ideas
  • 10:00pm – Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow.

Saturday

  • 8:30am – Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee – by Franchesca’s Cafe of Troy Sponsored by Agora Games
  • 9:00am – Teams settling into workspace for the weekend
  • 10:00am – Mentors help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
  • 10:45am – Kevin O’Leary – Director at Marvin and Company P. C. – “Accounting Issues for Startups”
  • 12:00pm – Lunch by Salenas – Sponsored by 1st Playable
  • 1:00pm – Call for needs & skills
  • 2:00pm – Todd Tidgewell – Partner at Nixon Peabody – “Legal Issues for Startups”
  • 6:00pm – Dinner by Salenas – Sponsored by CEG
  • 7:30pm – Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help
  • 10:00pm – Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow.

Sunday

  • 8:30am – Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee – Sponsored by Greane Tree Technology
  • 10:00am – Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • 10:00am – Mentors arrive… ASK QUESTIONS
  • 10:30am – Robert Schwartz – Managing Director at Schwartz Heslin Group, Inc. – “Traits of a successful entrepreneur”
  • 12:00pm – Lunch – by Broadway Brew – Sponsored by Troy Web Consulting
  • 2:00pm – David P. Miranda – “IP issues for startups”
  • 3:00pm – Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • 4:00pm – Dinner – by Old Dailey Inn – Sponsored by EVE/RPI
  • 5:00pm – Troy Mayor – Lou Rosamilia
  • 5:05pm – Vicarious Visions – Karthik Bala – Our Story
  • 5:20pm – Joe Rubin – Dir. of FundingPost.com. – Entrepreneurship
  • 5:30pm – FINAL PRESENTATIONS
  • 7:30pm – Judging & awards
  • 8:30pm – Wrapup
  • 9:00pm – Go home!