Friday, September 19, 2014

2014 FAST Tech Conference Thursday, September 25 at UAlbany

Are you looking to fund research or start a technology business?  Come and learn about how local entrepreneurs built theoretical business models into viable technology companies.  The program is open to students, faculty, researchers, alumni, and the general public, so reserve your seat today.

2014 FAST Tech Conference
Thursday September 25, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
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University at Albany - School of Business
School of Business Building - Living Room
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222
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Conference Schedule:
8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Check-In and Networking

8:30 a.m. to 9:40 a.m.-Plenary Session
Tales from the Trenches

9:40 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.-Break-Out Sessions
Transitioning from Research to Commercialization
Growing your Start-Up and
Holding onto Equity
Building a Successful Team
Turning Data into Dollars

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.-Plenary Session
Interview with a Local Success Story

Cost to Attend:
No Charge

Event Contact:

Kate Baker
Small Business Development Center, University at Albany
On September 25th, the Albany SBDC will be hosting its 3rd annual technology conference.  Students, faculty, and staff from all colleges and organizations are welcome, along with all SBDC statewide staff.  The program is focused on startup and funding best practices from experts and local entrepreneurs. 

The conference features SBIR guru Drake Thomas of Brockport SBDC, and a keynote interview with Bob Godgart, founder of Autotask.  Autotask was recently purchased by a venture capital firm for an undisclosed multi-million dollars.  Please let us know if you would like to attend.  

The New York State Small Business Development Center (SBDC), based at the University at Albany’s School of Business, has been awarded the University’s President’s Awards for Exemplary Community Engagement in 2013 and 2014, a recipient of a Tribecca Disruptive Innovation Award (, and named among the top ten centers in the nation by the U.S. Small Business Administration in 2009 and 2013. ( 

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