This November in Western New York has events for entrepreneurs, investors, and community members. Here are the best things to do this month, as chosen by Upstart NY’s Editorial Advisory Board. The list includes networking events, a walk-in legal clinic, and a holiday happy hour.
1. Level Up!
Thursday, November 14 at 8:00 AM, 500 Pearl Street
Small business owners can get insights on how to scale up their operations, at a free, one-day conference hosted by M&T Bank and Amazon Web Services (AWS). The "Level Up!" event is Nov. 14 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 500 Pearl St in downtown Buffalo. At this free event Amazon Web Services will provide $1,500 in AWS credits to attendees.
2. Buffalo Open Coffee Club
Tuesdays at 7:30 AM, Rowhouse Bakery and Restaurant, 483 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo Open Coffee Club is an informal meetup that serves as a great way to take the pulse of the startup community. BOCC begins with newcomer introductions followed by job and event announcements. The balance of the hour is a group discussion about startups, with topics including new products, industry trends, and other current events.
3. #LaunchHour TwitterChat – Finding the Next Unicorn: Investing in Upstate NY
Wednesday, November 20 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Cost: Free (virtual event on Twitter)
LaunchHour TwitterChats are monthly virtual chats featuring important topics for startups, entrepreneurs, investors, and ecosystem stakeholders. This month, hear from investors on "Finding the Next Unicorn: Investing in Upstate NY." Join us over your lunch to hear from expert panelists. Follow @Launch_NY on Twitter to get started.
4. Startup Cocktail Hour
Wednesday, November 27 at 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: TBD in Buffalo, NY
Join Launch NY's portfolio companies and investment team to kick off the holiday weekend and celebrate the power of #InvestLocal--the first drink is on us.
We welcome all those in the startup ecosystem to join us and bring friends who are coming home for the holidays. The event will run from 3:00 PM - 6:00PM; if it fits your schedule feel free to stop by.