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The Start-Up Experience

September 13, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 6:30 pm

This event, hosted by Nixon Peabody, gives Start-up companies the opportunity to learn from and network with experts in the legal, IP, financing, and accounting aspects of starting a business. Attendees will also learn about Luminate, the $10,000,000 New York State accelerator challenge, administered by High Tech Rochester, open to optics, photonics, and imaging companies.


11:00am   Registration / Networking

Lunch is served


11:45am Welcome and Introductions

Paul Ballentine, PhD, Executive Director, Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences, University of Rochester

David Kaufman, Director of Global Strategies, Nixon Peabody LLP, Moderator


12:00pm Legal Light and Sound: Business Law for Start-ups

Tyler Savage and Jeremy Wolk, Partners, Nixon Peabody LLP


12:45pm Insights from IP.com

Wen Ruan, Chief Scientist, IP.com


1:15pm Counting the Cash

John D. McCurdy, CPA, Partner, The Bonadio Group


2:00pm Funding New Tech Start-ups in 2017

Richard Glaser, RocGrowth, Moderator

Mikael Totterman, President Clerio Vision

Nasir Ali, StartFast Venture Accelerator & Upstate Venture Connect

Jim Senall, High Tech Rochester & Rochester Angel Network


3:00pm Matchmaking Sessions


4:30pm New York Loves Start-ups

Luminate and other Government Support for New Ventures in the Empire State


5:30pm Networking Reception


September 13, 2017
11:00 am - 6:30 pm


Light and Sound Interactive


Nixon Peabody
1300 Clinton Square
Rochester, NY 14604 United States
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