ACG New York Biotech Breakfast

February 10, 2017
07:30 AM To 09:30 AM

Please join ACG New York for our Biotech Breakfast. Our panel is comprised of experts who represent both the operating company and funding side of today’s rapidly evolving biotechnology industry. We expect to have a lively and interactive debate over the current status of biotech financing as well as what the future may have in store. Are we continuing with cyclical boom-and-bust phenomenon that has traditionally characterized the industry, or is a sea-change afoot regarding the available sources of capital and the types of companies that can successfully attract investment? We look forward to a morning of valuable discussions and productive networking.

Moderator, John Lieberman, Managing Director, Perelson Weiner LLP
Barry Kappel, Ph.D., President, CEO and Director, Sapience Therapeutics

7:30am – 8:00am – Breakfast/Networking
8:00am – 8:15am – Introductions
8:15am – 9:15am – Program followed by Q&A
9:15am – 9:30am – Additional Networking

PRICING: $85 – Member/$100 – Non-Member

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2017 Annual Celebration – UVANY

January 19, 2017
05:00 PM To 08:00 PM

UVANY‘s 2017 Annual Celebration, featuring Upstate New York investors, entrepreneurs, later stage company executives, and Mary Stuart Masterson on growing the Upstate film/media industry.

First, we’ll honor winners of the Most Interesting Deals of 2016 done across New York state, including seed, venture and private equity investments.  Then, Mary Stuart will talk about her work building the film/tv/media production industry upstate.

  • Celebrate Investment Successes. Company executives and investors will highlight key investments made in 2016, including the newly launched

Hudson Valley Startup Fund

  • Hear from Mary Stuart Masterson.  She will share her vision for Stockade Works, growing the film/tv/media production industry in Upstate New York in 2017
  • Make Connections. Network with angel, venture and private equity investors, service providers, company executives and entrepreneurs from across the state


5:00 Registration and networking

5:30 UVANY Welcome & MSMC President Dr. David Kennett

5:45 2016 Awards + Company/Investor Presentations

6:15 Mary Stuart Masterson, Stockade Works

6:30 Networking

Stay tuned for details on the investors and companies that are in the running for Most Interesting Deals of 2016!

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If you have questions, please contact UVANY.

3rd Annual Hospitality Educational Summit – Best Practice Management Strategies for Hospitality Leadership

November 7, 2016
12:00 PM To 05:45 PM

The 3rd Annual Hospitality Educational Summit was developed by and for area hospitality business leaders and managers to join with their colleagues to learn about industry trends and engage in discussions about best practices. The program will feature distinguished industry speakers, workshops on trending topics, and networking opportunities with hospitality executives, managers and sponsors.

The 2016 Hospitality Educational Summit will feature a powerful keynote address by Dr. Russell Zwanka, professor at State University of New York at New Paltz, School of Business-Food Marketing, and a presentation of the second annual Hospitality Scholarship Award.

Immediately following the program, attendees will gather for a beer tasting and culinary demonstration featuring Yonkers Brewing Company and the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation’s Bet on Your Business Academy.

Cost: $75 per person

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FUZEHUB – From the Kitchen to the Market & Beyond; Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Solutions Forum

November 9, 2016
08:30 AM To 12:30 PM

Matching New York State Manufacturers to Resources

Open to food and beverage related industry attendees
– Food entreprenuers wanting to launch a food product
– Small food manufacturers/processors who want to grow their businesses
– Small-medium sized manufacturers supplying products to the food industry that have manufacturing or technology needs
– Food scientists, technicians and product developers

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4th Annual Hudson Valley Beer, Wine, Spirits & Cider Summit

October 4, 2016
12:00 PM To 06:00 PM

Crafting your business success with industry-specific educational and networking opportunities!

Featuring Keynote Speaker Charles Merinoff, principal founder and co-chairman of Breakthru Beverage Group


Sponsored by (as of July 20):
The Culinary Institute of America
Hospitality Resource Group, Inc.
Bellefield at Historic Hyde Park
Judelson, Giordano & Siegel, CPA, PC
Corrigan, Baker & Levine LLC
BreakThru Beverage Group
Orange & Rockland
Lakeland Bank
Verticon Ltd.
Think Dutchess
Pentegra Retirement Services
Today Media
Townsquare Media
Pamal Broadcasting Ltd.

Beer Wine Spirits Cider Summit 2016


September 26, 2016
07:30 AM To 12:30 PM

Join the largest gathering of executives and senior leaders from New York State’s bioscience and medical technology (Bio/Med) industry for MEDTECH 2016 “Innovation Impact: Keeping New York’s Finger on the Pulse.”

Change remains constant for the bioscience and medical technology (Bio/Med) industry. Stakeholders are consistently making real-time adjustments to established plans to maintain the slightest competitive differentiation. New York companies are at the forefront of innovation in this ever-evolving healthcare system. Topics like the fluctuating international market, user experience and building a multi-generational workforce continue to influence how companies innovate. With the upcoming Presidential election, healthcare again takes center stage. While the outcome of the election remains unknown, New York must continue to keep its finger on the pulse or risk being left behind.

Discover first-hand how to effectively innovate and what the upcoming election means to the Bio/Med industry through:

  • thought-provoking keynotes from industry leaders and political analysts;
  • interactive panel discussions, including an exclusive Collaboration & Growth Track;
  • and opportunities for networking and partnerships featuring a Tech Showcase.

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Thought Leaders Master Series: The State of Entrepreneurism in the Hudson Valley

June 22, 2016
08:00 AM To 11:00 AM

Join the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corp., as we explore the region’s entrepreneurial landscape with a diverse panel of experts – the entrepreneurs themselves. From beers to bytes, and from jeans to genes, meet the future of our economy.

Political Leadership Series: The Business of Politics

May 5, 2016
08:00 AM To 11:00 AM

During the 2012 presidential election, political consultants earned over $500 million across the nation advising candidates on everything from media and fundraising to digital outreach and direct mail. In 2016, that number may exceed $1 billion.

Join the HVEDC and the BCW for a rare peek behind the curtain with some of the region’s most powerful pundits and practitioners, as we learn about the fascinating inner workings of political campaigns and what it takes – both time and money – to win.


  • Evan Stavisky, Partner, The Parkside Group
  • Bill O’Reilly, Partner, The November Team
  • Tim Bishop, Former U.S. Congressman and Professor of Civic Engagement and Public Service at St. Joseph’s College


John Ravitz, Executive Vice President, BCW

Larry Gottlieb, President & CEO, HVEDC

Admission is $25