Innovate NY        Building New York's Innovation Pipeline

Navigate the Regional Entrepreneur and Investor Landscape
Empire State Development's Innovate NY Seed Fund
Leveraging Albany's $14 Billion Innovation Investment


Jason Mellen 
SUNY Levin Institute 


Tuesday June 19, 2012 from 9:45 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

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SUNY Global Center 
116 East 55th Street
New York, NY 10022

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You are cordially invited to join this important workshop to gain an in-depth understanding of New York’s innovation ecosystem, meet regional leaders, and learn how to access powerful investment and funding opportunities.


Welcome Comments 9:45 am - 10:00 am
     Thomas Moebus, SUNY Levin Institute

Innovate NY Fund: New $25 Million Seed Fund 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Steve Cohen, Deputy Commissioner, Empire State Development Corporation
     Jordan Levy, SCP Buffalo Incubator LP

     Brian Model, Stonehenge Capital Company
     Nada Jain, Golden Seeds
     Mark Fasciano, Canrock Ventures LLC
     Jennifer Tegan, Cayuga Venture CVF IV LP
     Theresa Mazzullo, Excell Partners LLC

Discussion to include: investment themes and geography, current NYS investments, involvement in the statewide ecosystem, and future investment opportunities

Coffee Break

11:30: Briefing on NYC Investment Fund's NYCSeed Program – Owen Davis, NYCSeed

NY's Innovation Roadmap: Briefing by Regional Leaders 11:45 am-12:45 pm
Buffalo Regional Briefing – Dan Penberthy – Rand Capital
     Rochester Regional Briefing – Mike Reidlinger, High Tech Rochester
     Syracuse Regional Briefing – Mitchell Patterson, CenterState CEO

Regional Briefings include: an outline of regional DNA, entrepreneurial assets and activity, burgeoning trends, investment themes, stages and climate, and where regional investment opportunities lie

NY's Innovation Roadmap: Briefing by Regional Leaders 1:45 pm - 3 pm
Long Island Regional Briefing – AnnMarie Scheidt, Stony Brook Incubator
     Southern Tier Regional Briefing (Cornell, Ithaca, Binghamton) – Chirag Desai, IVR Technology
     Albany Regional Briefing – Mike Tucker, Center for Economic Growth

Coffee Break

Albany's $14 Billion NanoTech Innovation Investment 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm
     Brian Hutzley, SUNY CFO & Chair of SUNY's Entreprenuerial Century Taskforce
     Keynote: Dr. Alain Kaloyeros, University of Albany, will frame the current opportunity for
     Albany’s $14 Billion NanoTech Innovation Investment

Closing Remarks 4:45 pm - 5:00 pm
     Thomas Moebus, SUNY Levin Institute

The sessions are also available online through web-stream HERE