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Events Calendar

December 1


Our rapid growth and expanding programs are primarily made possible by the generous support of our corporate and higher ed sponsors. We view sponsorship as more than a commitment of financial support. Our sponsors are our partners in the community, helping us demonstrate the dynamism of Upstate NY’s technology business community.

You’re In Great Company with DR
As an Event Sponsor, you’re reaching nearly 5,000 technology entrepreneurs, executives and professionals. Our sponsors are a unique mix of Fortune 500 companies, regional and growing businesses, academic and research facilities and other organizations dedicated to technology economic development.

Sponsor Benefits
Your company logo will be on our website with a link to your company’s website. You will also have several options to present your company’s services or products at our events.

The following are samples from our 2013 Calendar:

Goal Setting for Sales 2013
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Join Digital Rochester for a team building exercise with your Sales Team, January 16th for a half day power packed session. Local Author & Trainer Michael Krause will facilitate a training session and then you and your team will have two break-out sessions to set SMART Goals – Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely. A light breakfast will be served – bagels, scones, danish, muffins, fruit tray, coffee & juice.

Big Data – Making it Real
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Big Data Education Event …. What is it? What is the challenge? What is the opportunity? Large sets of complex data – known as Big Data – are presenting companies today with both new challenges and new opportunities. The volume, velocity and variety of this data makes management and analysis difficult. However, the insights garnered have the potential to impact both revenue and the bottom line. Digital Rochester (DR) will shed some light on this topic with an event called Big Data – Making It Real . It will be held on February 28th from 7:30-9:00 AM at Locust Hill Country Club in Pittsford.

Samurai Techniques for Social Media
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Boost your sales with a deeper understanding of social media and strategies to grow your network This DR Luncheon features guest speaker Robin Thompson, Client Relations for BIA, also known as the Samurai Networker on her blog. She’ll be joining us on March 27 to share her Samurai techniques for salespeople on social media. Whether you are new to social media or have been using it for a while, everyone can learn something new from the Samurai.

What Every Entrepreneur Needs To Know About Starting A Business
Thursday, March 28, 2013
What Every High-Tech, Low-Tech & No-Tech Entrepreneur Needs To Know About Starting A Business. In an irreverent and highly engaging presentation, Bob Kot, Director of New Ventures at High-Tech Rochester will ask and explain the questions that every startup must be able to answer if they are to be successful. Rich Notargiacomo, Director of Business Development at RIT Venture Creations will explain the ins and outs, the whys and whats of the newly published Business Plan Guide and how entrepreneurs of all kinds can use it to their best advantage. Refreshments and snacks provided.

**** SOLD OUT **** Technology Woman of the Year 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Awards breakfast to recognize, celebrate, and make visible the achievements of women in high technology fields. Through this award, women who work in these professions are encouraged to stay in the Greater Rochester area, mentor young women, and contribute to the economic growth of the region.

Going Mobile: Marketing to Mobile Audiences
Thursday, May 30, 2013
How are marketers engaging mobile audiences? Join us for a panel discussion with marketers, agencies, publishers and technology providers to learn how consumers have gone mobile and how to engage them in this rapidly changing environment.

Lean In
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Rochester Community leaders and emerging leaders are invited to join a discussion of Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In on June 20. Two small group discussions will focus on what the book’s message means to male and female leaders in our community and our call to action for the future. This educational event will be moderated by Jeanne Casares, RIT Assoc VP & CIO. Attendees will have the opportunity for 2 table discussions. It is not necessary to have read the book to join in the discussion.

NYSERDA – Commercialization of Clean Energy Innovation and Business
Thursday, June 20, 2013
If you are an entrepreneur thinking of starting a clean energy company, someone already involved with one, or a mentor who would like to get involved in clean energy, then this is an event you cannot afford to miss.

Corporate Member Marketplace
Thursday, June 27, 2013
At the first Annual Digital Rochester Corporate Member Marketplace, Corporate Members will share their success stories. Join us in learning more about the companies that shape Rochester’s technology community: what they are working on, how they began and their greatest successes.

2013 GREAT Awards
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Join us for an entertaining evening to recognize and celebrate the Greater Rochester community’s entrepreneurial spirit in technological achievement for advancing commerce and resource conservation. Trade Show/Cocktail Hour followed by a sit down dinner and awards presentation

3D Printing
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Join us to learn more about 3D Printing. Dr. Denis Cormier, RIT will provide an overview of 3D Printing (additive manufacturing), followed by a panel discussion. The panel will share their thoughts on: current and emerging applications, opportunities for our community, and hopes and challenges for the future. Register soon to reserve your seat.

Google Presents: Adwords Enhanced Campaigns-Driving Business Results
Thursday, September 26, 2013
A representative from Google is coming to Rochester to share insights and success stories from Google Adwords advertising campaigns, with a particular focus on the impact of Google’s new enhanced capabilities. Following the Google presentation, we’ll have local Adwords experts and our Google presenter host round table discussions to talk about ways to better manage your company’s adwords campaigns and improve your results.

Achieving Your Goals through Keystone Habits
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Habits are at the core of who we are and what we accomplish in life, both at home and in the workplace. Habits form the essence of what makes us happy, productive, and successful individuals. Research shows that by changing one key habit in our life we can trigger important and meaningful changes in other aspects of our life that in turn help us to achieve our personal and professional goals while remaining calm and focused.

Healthcare Analytics
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Join us to learn about Healthcare Analytics. This event will begin with networking and a light breakfast, followed by an overview of Healthcare Analytics (what it is, what’s driving it, how it’s being applied in our community). We’ll then have a panel discussing why Healthcare Analytics matter in our community. Plenty of time will be reserved for audience questions.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Our biggest networking event of the year, features a Chinese auction with lots of awesome prizes.

These are only the beginning. We’re planning projects involving entrepreneurship, venture capital, economic development and more. Joining DR as an Event Sponsor is a synergistic choice: Your participation rewards your bottom line, contributes to the community and helps position your company or organization as supporters of the Knowledge Economy in Rochester.

Learn more by emailing sponsorship@digitalrochester.com

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