• HVWiB x HV Tech : November Meetup in Kingston
    Join us for this special edition of the Hudson Valley Tech Meetup, in partnership with Hudson Valley Women in Business (HVWiB)! We'll be hosting an all femme identifying lineup of speakers. People of all gender identities are welcome. Speakers: Ashley Knox, Go Beyond Greatness Inc. Ashley Knox, a Kingston, NY native is the Founder/Director of Go Beyond Greatness Inc., a college and career readiness program designed to support students in developing the skills and "greatness mindset" needed to succeed in the 21st century. Ashley is a public speaker and educator with over ten years experience developing and facilitating educational leadership programs for high school and college students locally and across the globe. Her work’s mission is to empower young people to find the greatness within to achieve and exceed their highest potential with an emphasis in leadership, effective communication, positive behavior, and resiliency. Ashley holds a Master's degree from SUNY New Paltz in Humanistic and Multicultural Education and a Bachelor’s in Sociology with a focus in Spain/Latin America and Africana Studies. She has served as a college administrator of international programs and study abroad along with supporting international students to gain the college experience in the Hudson Valley. She currently works as the Coordinator for Academic Civic and Global Engagement at Iona College. In addition to her educational involvement, she serves on the Leadership Council of United Way Raising Hope of Ulster County, a board member of the TMI Project, Hudson River Playback Theatre, and a business advisor for the Kingston Land Trust. Stephanie Diamond, Listings Project Stephanie's work ensures that humans take care of themselves as individuals within a public. Her projects explore self care, personal practice and individual awareness as a catalyst for being of service to communities. She employs art as a vehicle to bridge gaps and provide access to places and people that would otherwise never come together. Her project Listings Project, a free weekly email of real estate and opportunities listings focused on creative people, has become a staple within our community. She has exhibited at: MoMA, MASS MoCA, MoMA/P.S. 1, Studio Museum in Harlem, Queens Museum of Art, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Project Row Houses, Contemporary Art Center (Vilnius, Lithuania) to name a few. Megan Offner, New York Heartwoods Megan is the owner and co-founder of sustainable wood products company, New York Heartwoods here in Kingston. She must get her gumpture from growing up in Missoula, MT, because being a woodswoman is no small feat. She harvests trees sustainably and has a sawmill and kiln and collaborates with local craftsmen to make finished products such as tables, shelving, and chopping boards. She really knows how to bring out the beauty of these incredible trees. ABOUT HVWiB Hudson Valley Women in Business (HVWiB) was founded in December 2014 as an inclusive space where women, trans women and nonbinary business owners are vital members of our community. The organization believes that together, we can succeed faster and with more confidence. This community of high-achieving business owners is encouraging more entrepreneurship in the Hudson Valley, across the country and around the world. Learn more on the website and join the conversation at https://hudsonvalleywomeninbusiness.com/ . _______________________________________________________________ LOCAL FOOD & BEVERAGE Food at this meetup will be provided by one of our favorite local food businesses and partner for Hudson Valley Tech Meetup, Bread Alone Bakery! We are also thrilled to be pouring locally made Graft Cider, and cocktails from Olde York Farm: Distillery & Cooperage. _______________________________________________________________ By signing up to participate in this meetup, you are agreeing to our Code of Conduct (https://www.meetup.com/hvtech/pages/23582997/Code_of_Conduct/).

    Senate Garage

    6 North Front Street · Kingston, NY

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  • Catskills Conf 2018
    Catskills Conf is a gathering of Technologists and Creators at a retreat in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Our goal is to bring people together to be inspired by a diverse program and the landscape of the Hudson Valley. We’ve crafted a unique experience that aims to energize and motivate all attendees. HVTech Meetup members are eligable for a discount if you use code HVTECH2018 at checkout. Get your Tickets: https://www.universe.com/events/catskills-conf-2018-tickets-FZMS3W __________ Activities: In addition to live music, dancing, food, and bonfire fun, we offer a variety of activities between talks to stimulate your minds. Past years have included such activities as: - Foraging - Cider Making - Blacksmithing - Printmaking - Yoga Come back for updates on this year's activities! __________ Diversity Ticket Scholarship: Catskills Conf strives to provide an inclusive, diverse environment that invites participation from people of all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, religions, economic levels, and sexual orientations. We offer a scholarship to people from underrepresented backgrounds who don’t currently have the financial resources to purchase a ticket to Catskills Conf! Apply for a diversity ticket: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdy3oqK_GF9gHPHQ25LXbFZcdvkADxkG9Q2qbpWRQgTOqQMLg/viewform __________ Traveling from NYC? We have a FREE bus! Included in the price of your ticket is bus transportation from NYC to Ashokan on Friday (leaving NYC at 12pm) and back down on Sunday (back in NYC by 5pm). More details will be provided when you sign up for the bus at ticket checkout. Check out last year's Catskills Conf video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=146&v=Lt_hhi76PkU

    The Ashokan Center

    477 Beaverkill Road · Olivebridge, NY

  • StartupHV - October 2018 - at Grit Works in Newburgh
    StartupHV is focused on early-stage startups - from idea, to launch & beyond. On October 17th we will have several startups pitching to local investors. Come learn and practice your pitch. Meet local investors (see bios below). Apply to present & pitch - send us a DM! Suggestions for startups to prepare: - 1 min pitch (teaser, no slides). Usually contains your What and Why, Value, Traction and Call to Action. - 10 min pitch (with slides). May include: Teaser, Problem-Solution, Customer Profile, Value Prop, Competitors, Financial metrics, Team profiles, Call to Action Startups pitching: - Nicole Hughley with DwellStud.io - Nicholas Dickey with Qwiket - John Paavo with Taganize - Andrea with Fusion Lab - Rolan Pizer with GlowDec LLC The list is open, so you still can join the pitching part! Investors confirmed: - Russell O. Vernon (*see bio below) - Bill J. Conyea ("see bio below) - Tiombe Tallie Carter, ESQ *Please let us know if you are interested to participate in this role, we will make special arrangements for you to accommodate your interests! Networking to follow! As always, we also look forward to hearing any startup-related announcements & requests to present at a future StartupHV. RSVP here or at StartupHV: https://www.meetup.com/StartupHV/events/255300597/ Workshop opportunities: If your startup is struggling to have a clear business-model, or you want to clarify and improve it, you can apply for a hot-seat at a future StartupHV meetup. We implement a crowd-sourcing approach to your business-model, using the Business Model Canvas (BMC), Value Proposition Canvas, SWOT analysis, Scenario Planning or other business tools. Please contact the organizers if you have any questions, suggestions, or you want to apply for a hot-seat! * * * Russ Vernon bio Russ Vernon serves on non-profit boards of the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor, Newburgh Armory Unity Center and the Hebrew Technical Institute. He was formerly the founder and General Partner of BVM Capital and President of Commerce Capital Markets, Inc. Prior assignments include serving as Chief Operating Officer at Barrett Associates, Inc., a Legg Mason wholly owned New York based money management firm, the Director of Investment Operations at Warburg Pincus Asset Management and Chancellor Capital Management. He has also served as a Senior Manager at Deloitte & Touche where his consulting practice focused on management, M&A, financial service and due diligence engagements and issues. Early on in his career, he was a Vice President of Citibank, NA. In the public sector, Russ served as a full Colonel in the New York Army National Guard until 2004. He has served in numerous positions including Company Commander, Battalion Operations Officer, Commander of the 1st Battalion 69th Infantry, “The Fighting 69th” and Commander of the New York State ARFOR Command. He has also been elected as a Trustee and served as Deputy Mayor and Police Commissioner of Tuxedo Park, NY. Russ holds a BS from the United States Military Academy at West Point, a MBA from Columbia University and a Master of Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College. Bill Conyea bio Bill Conyea, the founder of Crestview Global, a technology advisory and talent acquisition firm primarily servicing the financial services industry. Additionally, Mr. Conyea is an avid urbanist and investor in the Mid-Hudson Valley Region of New York, with a primary focus of seeding small businesses and redeveloping mixed use properties in the City of Newburgh. Mr. Conyea served as a divisional CTO at JPMorgan Chase, spent 16 years at Morgan Stanley as global CTO of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, held several roles at IBM, American Express and Mobil Oil, as a senior level technology professional and software developer. He has BS in business and information sciences with the SUNY Albany. He is a personal investor in early-stage tech startups and serves on several executive advisory boards.

    Grit Works

    115 Broadway · Newburgh, NY

  • Poughkeepsie HV Tech Social
    Let's reconnect! We're going to meet at Hudson Valley's newest brewery, located in a beautifully renovated old hotel building. There is plenty of room inside the brewery, and there is a nice patio out back if the weather permits. Nonalcoholic drinks are available too. We're keeping this meetup simple - we just want to get together, chat about what we're up to, and connect with anyone who might be interested in speaking or volunteering for future Poughkeepsie meetups. We'll have signup sheets and name tags. King's Court doesn't have a kitchen, but Cortlandt (the owner) is fine with bringing outside food or ordering takeout. We'll do a group order if folks are interested.

    King's Court Brewery

    40 Cannon Street · Poughkeepsie, ny

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  • Meet Your Neighbors: Matt Stinchcomb & Micah
    Micah and Matt are on a mission to educate and connect a network of local community members and actively support their collaborative efforts to regenerate their places. Founded in mid-2015, The Good Work Institute runs educational programs and enterprise support services that aim to assist these local community members and their organizations as they turn their aspirations for a better tomorrow into specific actions taken on behalf of the people and places of the Hudson Valley. Matt Stinchcomb is Executive Director of GWI. Before this, Matt was the longest serving employee and the VP, Values, and Impact at Etsy.com. In that role he oversaw the stewardship of the company’s vision, mission, and values, and worked to give all employees the means and the desire to maximize the benefit their work has on people and the planet. In 2013, he was named a GOOD Magazine ‘Figure of Progress’. The next year he was named as one of the Purpose Economy 100. In 2016, He became a BALLE Local Economy Fellow. Matt also serves on the Board of Directors for the Schumacher Center for New Economics (Chair), Hawthorne Valley Farm, and Naropa University. He is a graduate of Oberlin College and lives in Rhinebeck, NY with his wife, Benedikta, and their sons, Francis and Lewie. Micah is a facilitator of GWI's Kingston Greenhouse. Micah a facilitator at TMI Project, is also a yoga teacher at Mudita Yoga Lab, a board member of Wild Earth, Radio Kingston and CCE (Center for Creative Education) working with youth and drumming in P.O.O.K. (Percussion Orchestra of Kingston), a helping hand at the Uptown Farmers Market for Freebird Farms, and organizer of Day 1 – an annual New Year’s Day walk celebrating what unites us, as a response to the current discord – he is dedicated to creating positive change in his community. Most importantly, he is a happy father of two. ABOUT MEET YOUR NEIGHBORS: “Meet Your Neighbors” is a summer speaker series hosted by HVTech and the Ulster County Economic Development Alliance, in conjunction with the summer residency of NYC startup incubator, Grand Central Tech. As this group of visiting entrepreneurs and technologists work from the Senate Garage in uptown Kingston, we want to help them learn as much as possible about the projects and people that make our community special. Every Wednesday through the end of August we are inviting a different member of our community to the stage to share the projects they are working on. Come to meet your neighbors and learn why we have so much to be proud of.

    Senate Garage

    6 North Front Street · Kingston, NY

  • StartupHV - August 2018 - at CO. in Rhinebeck
    StartupHV is focused on early-stage startups - from idea to launch & beyond. Agenda: Join us for a presentation by Deana Burke (Agency of Trillions/Indiegogo/CO.) on her new startup - Gracias (http://getgracias.com/) - 'Making the buying and sharing of cryptocurrency a fun and accessible experience'. She is looking forward to StartupHV's feedback and advice! We'll also have a networking exercise with Sean Jones! As always, we also look forward to hearing any startup-related announcements & requests to present at a future StartupHV. Location: We are very excited to be hosted by CO. (https://www.coworkwith.co/), the new co-working space in Rhinebeck. 'We believe shared work spaces and collaborative environments bring out the best in all of us'. Join us, and get a tour of CO.! Workshop opportunities: If your startup is struggling to have a clear business-model, or you want to clarify and improve it, you can apply for a hot-seat at a future StartupHV meetup. We implement a crowd-sourcing approach to your business-model, using the Business Model Canvas (BMC), Value Proposition Canvas, SWOT analysis, Scenario Planning or other business tools. Please contact the organizers if you have any questions, suggestions, or you want to apply for a hot-seat!

    CO.

    6571 Spring Brook Ave · Rhinebeck, ny

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  • August Meetup in Kingston
    It may hot outside, but the Senate Garage is ready to welcome us with some nice air conditioning! Escape the heatwave at this month's Hudson Valley Tech Meetup. SPEAKERS We will be joined by speakers representing Exago, Stockade Works, and Bread Alone. Bread Alone - Nels Leader & Stephanie Fisher-Meyer Bread Alone's main bakery in Kingston was under construction from Winter 2013 to Fall 2014. The bakery is designed without compromise to produce what we hope are some of the world’s finest organic breads. The Bread Alone team remains ambitious and entrepreneurial. We continually look for ways to improve what we do and bake more organic breads for the world. They're celebrating their 35th year by renewing our commitment treading lightly on the planet; they kicked-off this milestone with the launch of their 230 KW solar array on the roof of their Kingston HQ. Beginning in 2018, at least 25% of their energy use comes from the sun. Exago - Scott Epter & Stew Meyers Exago, Inc. develops an embedded business intelligence (BI) software solution to the application software and service providers, and their clients. The company offers Exago BI, a BI solution that adds ad hoc reporting, dashboards, and analytics to the application helping clients and users across the world to leverage the amounts of data they generate. Its product features reporting tools, including express reports, standard reports, crosstab reports, and dashboard designers for end users; visualization tools, such as charting and graphing, geographical maps, and linked reports and drilldowns; and other features comprising pixel-perfect templates, automated report scheduler, user-defined formulas, multi-language and localization support, mobile device support, and PDF/RTF and Excel/HTML/CSV report output. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Shelton, CT & Kingston, NY. Stockade Works - Mary Stuart Masterson & Beth Davenport Stockade Works is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to fostering the further potential of film and tech in the Hudson Valley. Mary Stuart lives full-time in the Hudson Valley. Her award-winning career includes roles in the iconic films Some Kind of Wonderful, Fried Green Tomatoes, and Benny and Joon. She has also directed and produced indie films, network television, and documentary theater. Her return to the arts follows a recent hiatus to “produce” her four young children. Beth is a trans-media strategist and storyteller with over fifteen years experience in non-profits, documentary film, commercial production and post, and digital strategy. Her passion is using media and technology to create a positive impact on society. Beth has led departments, launched digital platforms, and implemented crowdsourcing and audience engagement campaigns. She has directed and produced documentary films and commercials for BBC, Sundance Channel, PBS, NBC, Arte France, among others. LOCAL FOOD & BEVERAGE Bread Alone (http://www.breadalone.com) is providing our food. We're proud to serve only locally made food and beverages! ----- By signing up to participate in this meetup, you are agreeing to our Code of Conduct (https://www.meetup.com/hvtech/pages/23582997/Code_of_Conduct/). COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS If you have something you want to share at the meetup, please submit your slide on our Google Form (https://goo.gl/forms/S3IaxZrOXmczbkUc2) (1920 x 1080px) before 12:00 PM on the day of the meetup. Please only submit a slide if you plan to come to the meetup or have someone coming on your behalf. We reserve the right to limit the number of slides we show to be respectful of everyone's time. Slides are added on a first come, first serve basis.

    Senate Garage

    6 North Front Street · Kingston, NY

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  • Meet Your Neighbors: Dennis Crowley
    Dennis Crowley is the co-founder and Executive Chairman of Foursquare, the location intelligence company that powers products used by more than 50 million people every month across 100 countries. Previously, he founded Dodgeball, one of the first location-based mobile social services (acquired by Google in 2005) and help to build early location-based games PacManhattan (2004) and ConQwest (2004). As a part time Hudson Valley resident and full time soccer fan, Dennis is founder and Chairman of Kingston’s own semi-professional soccer team, Kingston Stockade Football Club. Stockade FC competes in the 4th division of the US Soccer Pyramid. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). Dennis holds a Master's degree from New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program and a Bachelor's degree from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University. He splits his time between New York City and the Hudson Valley with his wife Chelsea and their two children, Via and Mars. ABOUT MEET YOUR NEIGHBORS: “Meet Your Neighbors” is a summer speaker series hosted by HVTech and the Ulster County Economic Development Alliance, in conjunction with the summer residency of NYC startup incubator, Grand Central Tech. As this group of visiting entrepreneurs and technologists work from the Senate Garage in uptown Kingston, we want to help them learn as much as possible about the projects and people that make our community special. Every Wednesday through the end of August we are inviting a different member of our community to the stage to share the projects they are working on. Come to meet your neighbors and learn why we have so much to be proud of.

    Senate Garage

    6 North Front Street · Kingston, NY

  • Meet Your Neighbors: Kingston Mayor Steve Noble
    Mayor Steve Noble was born and raised in the City of Kingston. He attended the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, graduating with a degree in Environmental Science in 2004. He then returned to Kingston and began his ten year career at the City of Kingston’s Parks and Recreation Department, serving as an Environmental Educator and then as an Environmental Operations Specialist. During his tenure with the department, he secured millions of dollars in grant funding to implement single stream recycling in Kingston, to support infrastructure and transportation projects, and to develop and sustain innovative youth programming, including the area’s premier environmental education programs. Steve left the department when he was elected Mayor of Kingston and began his term on January 1, 2016, with the commitment of building an open and accessible form of government, one that is based on the principles of professionalism, respect, and inclusiveness. Steve’s commitment to public service extends beyond his career with the City of Kingston; he has held leadership positions with the Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency, Environmental Management Council, and the Hudson River Estuary Management Committee, and is the co-founder of the Kingston Land Trust. ABOUT MEET YOUT NEIGHBORS "Meet Your Neighbors" is a summer speaker series hosted by HVTech and the Ulster County Economic Development Alliance, in conjunction with the summer residency of NYC startup incubator, Grand Central Tech. As this group of visiting entrepreneurs and technologists work from the Senate Garage in uptown Kingston, we want to help them learn as much as possible about the projects and people that make our community special. Every Wednesday through the end of August we are inviting a different member of our community to the stage to share the projects they are working on. Come to meet your neighbors and learn why we have so much to be proud of.

    Senate Garage

    6 North Front Street · Kingston, NY