Empire State Development’s 2018 Global NY Export Experts Tour

October 19, 2018
01:30 AM To 11:30 AM

Empire State Development’s Global New York offers one-stop shopping to both foreign businesses looking to invest in New York and to local businesses that want to export globally.

Representatives from Global NY’s foreign offices in Canada, Mexico, Europe (U.K.), South Africa, Israel and China will embark on an export promotion tour to regions across New York State from October 17 – 25.

At each tour stop, the representatives will present on their respective markets and take questions.

Companies will also have the opportunity to schedule one-on-one consultations with the representatives following the presentations.

Friday, October 19, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
SUNY New Paltz, Student Union Building
Multi-Purpose Room
1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561

New York City
Thursday, October 18, 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
303 Spring Street
New York, NY 10013

Full details, including event RSVP, schedule, and biographies of the experts can be found here: esd.ny.gov/global-ny-tour

Taste NY Hudson Valley Trade Show

October 30, 2018
10:00 AM To 02:00 PM

Taste NY Hudson Valley Trade Show-October 30, 2018

New Windsor, NY – Join over 100 area vendors in a 

Business-to-business event for networking, information and opportunities for New York agriculture and New York agriculture products including new market and sales outlets, connecting farms with value-added producers and buyers, and education and business resources such as accessing capital and marketing.

The event will be taking place at Anthony’s Pier 9, in New Windsor on Tuesday, October 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

The event is sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension, New York State Agriculture and Markets, Orange County Chamber of Commerce, Ulster County Chamber of Commerce, Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation, and Hudson Valley Agribusiness.

Click here to register now!

Hudson Valley Visionaries: A Look into the Future of Commercial Real Estate

April 12, 2018
08:00 AM To 11:00 AM

A Thought Leader Master Series Event
Hudson Valley Economic Development Network-in partnership with the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors-present:

Hudson Valley Visionaries: A Look into the Future of Commercial Real Estate

Hosted by Marist College

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Student Center at Marist College
The Nelly Goletti Theatre
3399 North Road
Poughkeepsie, NY

Whether transforming old shopping malls and corporate parks into mixed-used developments or dealing with the earth-shattering impacts from new technologies such as autonomous vehicles and the use of robotics in warehousing, the Hudson Valley’s commercial real estate scene is changing in new and exciting ways. Join the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation – in partnership with the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors – as we bring together a panel of VISIONARIES who will help us bridge the gap between today’s marketplace and what’s coming in the near and distant future.

Panelists (as of 2/23/18) include:

  • Seth Pinsky, Executive VP, Fund Manager, Metro Emerging Markets & Public Affairs Director, RXR Realty
  • Robert Weisz, CEO, RPW Group
  • Timothy Jones, Managing Member and Partner, Robert Martin Company
  • Sarah Jones-Maturo, President, RM Friedland
  • Luiz Aragon, Development Commissioner, City of New Rochelle
  • Kate Slevin, Vice President, State Programs & Advocacy, Regional Planning Association
  • Tim Smith, Regional Vice President, Crown Castle Fiber
  • Onno Steger, Director of Real Estate, IRG
  • Anthony Gioffre III, Partner and Chair of Land Use, Zoning & Development Group, Cuddy & Feder LLP
  • Frank Cuevas, VP, Real Estate Strategy & Operations, IBM

…with more announcements to follow

Limited Seating is Available

To become a sponsor or for more information, contact Sara McCormick: smccormick@hvedc.com, 845-220-2244 or visit hvedc.com.

Angels and Startups – Building Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

March 1, 2018
03:00 PM To 07:00 PM

Are you considering raising capital for your startup? Thinking about doing some (more) angel investing?   to learn about what’s happening in the Hudson Valley Startup community? Join us to hear lessons learned from experienced investors about how they select, invest in and work with entrepreneurs to build strong companies and generate returns.

On March 1, 2018 at SUNY New Paltz in the Hudson Valley, Upstate Capital is hosting an event to connect current and prospective angel investors, entrepreneurs and people interested in entrepreneurship, investing and the burgeoning Hudson Valley startup scene.

Experienced Investors
Chip Parmele, based in Princeton NJ, is a limited partner in several early stage funds, and has worked with numerous companies. He will discuss lessons learned for both investors and entrepreneurs, including the importance of alignment, fundamentals he looks for in potential investments, and what to think about when considering taking on outside investors.

Best Practices
Rami Katz created a proprietary deal scoring system at Excell Partners, the firm he helped launch in Rochester NY.  That scoring system is used by multiple firms to rank potential investment opportunities. Originally from Israel, Rami brings a combination of legal expertise and investment experience to share best practices for evaluating potential investments and working with entrepreneurs.

Growing Startups
The Hudson Valley and the rest of Upstate New York is home to many new and growing startups.  We’ll showcase a few of them at the startup showcase.  This is an opportunity to meet startup entrepreneurs and spenyou never know who you might meet at an Upstate Capital event!

Request an invitation to attend the regularly scheduled Hudson Valley Startup Fund meeting.  Attendees will be asked to sign in and observe rules for guests. It is an opportunity to see how the Hudson Valley’s member-managed angel fund operates.

Event Schedule
3:00PM – Registration + Networking + Startup Expo
4:00PM – Startup Pitches and Investor Conversations
5:00PM – Networking + Startup Expo
6:00PM – Hudson Valley Startup Fund Meeting (invited guests)

Members: $35 – let us know you’re coming and we’ll send a code.
Not yet a member? Tickets are $50 if you register before February 15, and $75 thereafter. Register today!
Membership benefits include member newsletters in your inbox and discount tickets to events. Learn more and join Upstate Capital.

Questions? Contact Bailey Burke at 781-710-9929 or info@upstatecapital.org


MEDTECH2017 “DisruptNY: Harnessing the Power of Partnership”

October 30, 2017
07:00 AM To 06:30 PM

Date: Monday, October 30, 2017 – Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Location: Hyatt Regency Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14202

Join the largest gathering of executives and senior leaders from New York State’s bioscience and medical technology (Bio/Med) industry for MEDTECH 2017 “DisruptNY: Harnessing the Power of Partnership.”

Buffalo is a shining example of an American city- reborn in a progressive way, driven by advanced technology industries like Bio/Med and forged through a shared vision of partnership and proactive change. These partnerships have allowed organizations to harness the power of collective brainstorming and intellect while providing a springboard for innovation.

The shift to a value-based healthcare system has not only disrupted the marketplace but also reinvigorated a region and produced noticeable growth. The concentration of life sciences companies on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus has tripled to 47, accounting for almost 1/3 of overall tenants, while nearly 40% of 43North winners in the past three years are life sciences companies. These unique crossovers are being embraced by agile startups and established companies’ alike, rapidly propelling traditional healthcare into a new age of advancement and investment.

Discover first-hand how disruption and innovative partnering can transform and drive growth in the Bio/Med industry through:

  • Thought-provoking keynotes from industry leaders with tracks including Innovation & Technology; Regulatory & Policy and Startup track;
  • Interactive panel discussions including an exclusive innovation workshop and Collaboration and Growth track;
  • And opportunities for networking and partnerships featuring a Tech Showcase.

Keynote Speakers:

Michael McCartney, President, DIGITS LLC

Kerry Hicks, Partner, CEO & President, KMG Capital Partners LLC

Sheri Dodd, Vice President and General Manager, Medtronic Care Management Services

Maria Mitchell, Senior Vice President Life Sciences, NYS Empire State Development Corporation


A full agenda can be found on our website: https://medtech.org/events/medtech2017/medtech-2017-agenda/

5th Annual Hudson Valley Beer, Wine, Spirits & Cider Summit

October 12, 2017
12:00 PM To 06:00 PM

Hudson Valley Economic Development Network and the Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Alliance present:

5th Annual Hudson Valley Beer, Wine, Spirits & Cider Summit

Hosted by The Culinary Institute of America

Thursday, October 12th, 2017
Beginning at Noon

The Culinary Institute of America
Marriott Pavilion
1946 Campus Drive (US Route 9)
Hyde Park, NY 12538

Join hundreds of craft beverage company owners, regional business leaders and industry related executives at the 5th annual Hudson Valley Beer, Wine, Spirits & Cider Summit presented by the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation’s Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Alliance and hosted by The Culinary Institute of America.

As part of this award-winning event – the largest of its kind in New York State – the Alliance will welcome established and aspiring entrepreneurs to focus on their challenges and capitalize on growth opportunities in an industry, which has created a $27 billion economic impact here in New York. From interactive panels with industry experts to world-renown keynote speakers to the Thirst & Vine Tasting Area, the Summit has become the must go-to educational event for those in the craft beverage industry or thinking about entering the business.

Limited Seating is Available

To become a sponsor or for more information, contact Sara McCormick: smccormick@hvedc.com, 845-220-2244 or visit hvedc.com

DISRUPTED: The Future of the Hudson Valley Economy

June 23, 2017
08:00 AM To 10:30 AM

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

SUNY New Paltz
Student Union Building
1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, New York 12561

According to Pew Research, nearly 72% of all Americans have used some type of shared or on-demand online service. 94% of the job growth over the last ten years – as researched by economics professors from Harvard and Princeton – occurred in “alternative work arrangements,” such as freelancers, on-call workers, contractors and temporary workers.

Join HVEDC and a panel of experts as we take a deep dive into the technological, demographic and workforce trends DISRUPTing the very fabric of the Hudson Valley economy.

Dennis Crowley
Co-founder of Foursquare and
Founder of Kingston Stockade FC

Dennis Crowley is the co-founder and Executive Chairman of Foursquare, the location technology company that powers products used by more than 50 million people every month across 100 countries. Dennis is also the Chairman of the Kingston Stockade Football Club, a semi-professional soccer team out of Hudson Valley, NY that competes in the 4th division of the US Soccer Pyramid.

Featuring industry-leading expert panelists

8:00-8:30am: Check-In
8:30-9:00am: Breakfast and Refreshments/Networking
9:00-9:45am: Keynote Interview
9:45-10:30am: Panel Discussion

$20.00 per person


Nibbles by HVEDC & HVFBA: Restaurant Law University

June 6, 2017
04:30 PM To 09:00 PM


Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation’s Food & Beverage Alliance and The Westchester County Bar Association’s Hospitality Law Subcommittee of the Business & Commercial Law Committee present:


Learn from leading legal experts the rules and regulations for protecting and growing your (or your client’s) restaurant.

Join us for an overview of the legal issues restaurants confront as they open and build a brand

4:30-6:00 pm
Registration and optional networking

4:45-5:35 pm
Legal Expert Roundtables covering Corporate Set up; Franchise Opportunities; Restaurants in Hotels; Purchase/Sale of Restaurants; Advanced Marketing

6:00-8:30 pm
Presentations on Liquor Licensing; Leasing; Intellectual Property and Marketing; Employment

8:30-9:00 pm
Questions and Networking

Kyle-Beth Hilfer, Esq. – Hilfer Law, P.C./COLLEN

Don Bernstein, Esq. – Bernstein Redo, P.C.
Julie Lusthaus, Esq. – Einbinder Dunn & Goniea
Ed Phillips, Esq. – Keane & Beane, P.C.
Robin Zeidel, Esq. – Zeidel & Associates P.C
Ted Zink, Esq. – McCarthy & Fingar LLP

Have questions about Nibbles by HVEDC/Hudson Valley Food and Beverage Alliance?
Contact HVEDC: 845-220-2244

2nd Annual Hudson Valley EDs & MEDs Summit: Room to Grow

March 24, 2017
08:00 AM To 10:30 AM


2nd Annual Hudson Valley EDs & MEDs Summit:
Room to Grow

Join the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corp., as we bring together a panel of leaders and experts from regional colleges and universities, health care organizations, home health care agencies and related industries. The panel will explore the challenges and opportunities surrounding the growth of higher education and health care in the Hudson Valley region, as the industry – lead by cutting-edge technology – moves from the classroom to the operating room to the living room to the bedroom.

Keynote Speaker:
Michael DunnSenior Vice President of Innovation Development at Georgia-Pacific LLC, is responsible for envisioning, building, and driving demand creation strategies on innovation, products, services and programs for all the segments and channels Georgia-Pacific serves. He believes that “predictive analysis” will be the wave of the future with companies mashing data to come up with ways to alert the public to health outbreaks or predict consumer needs in advance.

Headquarters in Atlanta, GA, Georgia-Pacific LLC is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of building products, tissue, packaging, paper, cellulose and related chemicals.

• Joseph DiCarlo, MBA, Senior Vice President and Director of Human Resources at WESTMED Practice Partners
• Pamela Edington, EdD, President at SUNY Dutchess
• Virginia Feldman, MD, CEO and Co-Founder at Nexus Health Resources
• Mary Gadomski, Director of Business Development at Visiting Nurse Services in Westchester
• June Keenan, MS, MPH, Senior Vice President, Delivery System Transformation and Executive Director, Center for Regional Healthcare Innovation at WMCHealth Network
• Robert Friedberg, President and CEO of Health Quest
• Kathleen S. Lill, MS, PA-C, Director of Marist’s Physician Assistant Program
• Kenneth Steier, DO, Executive Dean and Chief Academic Officer at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine – New York
• Kristine Young, EdD, President at SUNY Orange

• Marist College
• Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
• LeChase Construction
• WMCHealth
• Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
• Crystal Run Health
• Health Quest
• Tompkins Mahopac Bank
• WESTMED Medical Group
• Lightower Fiber Networks
• Th!nk Dutchess
• Orange Bank & Trust Company
• Adelphi University
• SUNY Orange
• Dutchess Community College
• Rockland Community College
• SUNY Sullivan
• SUNY Ulster
• Westchester Community College
• Hudson Valley Educational Consortium
• Today Media
• Pamal Broadcasting
• Townsquare Media

Register Here

A Forum on New York’s Biomedical Technology Industry, Innovation, Growth & Federal Policy Changes

February 17, 2017
10:00 AM To 02:00 PM

BioInc@NYMC, Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation and The Innovation Alliance are hosting a forum discussion for New York’s biomedical technology community, policymakers and business leaders. Hear from experts on how to grow and support innovation in New York.

Please RSVP by February 8, 2017 to:
Minda Conroe

Lunch & Light Refreshments Will Be Provided