THRIVING: Women Leaders Connect and Learn
May 8, 2019
More than 100 women celebrated National Small Business Week by connecting and learning from women leaders at "Thriving," sponsored by Monroe County, Imagine Monroe and The Entrepreneurs Network, and hosted by Live Tiles.
Female founders Michele Liddle from The Perfect Granola and Sharon Samjitsingh from Health Care Originals were featured on a panel that discussed how to thrive while making an impact on the lives of others. Kathy Palokoff from goFirestarter moderated the panel.
Bridget O’Brien from Monroe County Economic Development moderated a five-person panel of women leaders from a wide variety of industries and at different stages of growth. Panelists included Elsa Bretherton from Sydor Technologies, Julie Camardo from Zweigle’s, Kelly Goforth from OFD Foods, Becca Post from Helen and Gertrude and Abby Reinhard from GP Flooring.
The program concluded with Jean Kase from The Entrepreneurs Network engaging Barbara Bauer from Rockies Venture Institute as they shared thoughts about how investors thrive by funding startups with impact and inclusion.
Rochester Women Investors Forum
Localizing investing in the women leading innovation in Upstate New York
The Entrepreneurs Network and Chloe Capital share the goal of investing in women - with money and with education. Our mission is to increase the number of women investors, and provide more funding for women-led innovation companies. Chloe Capital will kick-off its national tour with the Women Investors Forum in Rochester, NY. Working together, TEN and Chloe Capital are building a movement that supports women reaching their fullest potential and having opportunities equal to their male counterparts. Join us for a day of inspiration and purpose. TEN and Chloe Capital are committed to recruiting male allies who support the movement. The Rochester Pitch Event was sponsored by Monroe County and Imagine Monroe.
|Investing Workshop - (11:30am – 4pm)||Pitch Event - (5 - 8pm)|
|Connect with our cast of "Super Angels." Leading women in angel investing and venture capital will share industry insights through inspirational fireside chats, panels and investor talks. This workshop is perfect for accredited individuals interested in startup investing. Founders at the helm of venture-backable companies will also benefit from hearing the investors' perspectives. Space is limited.||Five women-led innovation companies from across New York State will pitch their ventures LIVE. One company will receive an investment from Chloe Capital, and the opportunity to pitch our funding partner, Astia Angels, for follow on funding. A panel of experienced investors will help select the winner. These VCs represent leaders in the movement to invest in women. Open to the public.|
DATE AND TIME
Tuesday, Dec 4th
11:30am – 8:00pm
1 East Ave,
Rochester, NY 14604
MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION AT EVENTBRITE:
Rochester Women Investors Forum
SBIR Road Tour
The Entrepreneurs Network is pleased to support this SBIR Road Tour stop, hosted by NextCorps, in partnership with the University of Rochester.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
If you’re an innovator, entrepreneur, researcher, or small technology firm, don’t miss this opportunity.
DATE AND TIME
Monday, June 18, 2018
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Refreshments and lunch are provided.
NextCorps at Sibley Square
260 East Main Street, Suite 6000, Rochester, NY 14604
LINK FOR EVENTBRITE REGISTRATION
Ticket price is $35
Ticket price increases to $50 on June 11, 2018
WHAT'S GOING ON
The SBIR Road Tour is coming to Rochester, NY to present non-dilutive technology funding opportunities provided through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.
SBIR grants and STTR grants are awarded to for-profit companies where the research you propose is aligned with an agency's needs.
They are NOT loans that your company needs to repay.
They are NOT equity investments. You do NOT have to give up a percentage of your company in exchange for the federal dollars received.
This is a unique opportunity to meet with individual program managers from up to 11 participating federal agencies representing $2.5 billion in early-stage funding who will participate in this one-day event alongside technology entrepreneurs and state innovation ecosystem members.
SBIR Agencies Funding Priorities Overviews
Inside the Head of an Evaluator: Common Mistakes
Grant Opportunities for a Public Purpose
Staying On Track: Aligning Your Company for Success in the DoD
Learn how to access local and state resources available to innovators, researchers, and technology entrepreneurs
Engaging Panel Sessions
Opportunity to meet one-on-one with up to three SBIR/STTR Program Managers - these are scheduled in advanced and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Mike Riedlinger, Commercialization Program Manager, NextCorps
You have easy access to Sibley Square where NextCorps is located from two parking garages - St. Joe's which is attached to Sibley Square and Mortimer Street which has a walkway bridge that crosses over Clinton Avenue.
Each parking garage can be accessed via North Clinton Avenue, between East Main Street and Pleasant Street.
There are also surface parking lots on Franklin Street and Pleasant Street.
Connect with HTR and TEN this Thursday at 10 for an information session on HTRs incubator and small business boot camp, The Entrepreneurs Network. Dan Keeley, Director of Startup Community Development at HTR, will have all the info on our brand new downtown incubator (currently under construction) and the application process. Jean Kase, Executive Director of The Entrepreneurs Network, will also have all the details about what it takes to get accepted into the TEN 101 Program Series. Coffee, doughnuts, and bagels will be provided. Registration at EventBrite is required.
TEN Connections / Graduation
The purpose of TEN Connections is to showcase TEN program graduates. You’ll hear directly from startups and small business owners who will share their entrepreneurial success story. TEN Connections always dedicates ample time for networking among entrepreneurs, investors, business/technical experts, and community leaders such as :
- Jeff Adair, Chief Economic Development Officer, Monroe County
- Jonathan Binstock, Director, Memorial Art Gallery
- Jim Senall, President, High Tech Rochester