iCLEAN and EFP Rotenberg Present: 2010 Focus on Business
This free event offered expertise and one-on-one meetings on structure, planning and grant opportunities that were being missed by NYS small businesses!
How does an idea become a business? It takes solid strategy, sufficient funding, the right financial structure, and good data for management decision making. This free half day seminar was hosted by The Energy & Environmental Technology Applications Center's (E2TAC) iCLEAN and EFP Rotenberg LLP to help organizations learn more about how to maximize their potential and take advantage of programs.
View photos from the event here. Date: Wednesday, December 1 Time: Seminar: 1 - 6 PM | One-on-one Meetings: 10 AM - 12 PM (by appointment) Location: The College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering | 255 Fuller Rd. Albany, NY 12203 Cost: There was no cost to attend this event Agenda: 1:00 - 1:10 Welcome & Introductions 1:10 - 1:30 2010 Small Business Jobs Act Presented by David Veniskey, EFP Rotenberg LLP | View the presentation 1:30 - 2:00 Business Forecasting and Modeling Presented by Maureen Rutecki, EFP Rotenberg LLP | View the presentation 2:00 - 2:20 How to Best Protect Your Company's IP--It's more than just getting patents! Presented by John Boger, Heslin Rothenberg Farley Mesiti PC | View the presentation 2:20 - 2:30 Break 2:30 - 3:00 Structuring Investment Capital Presented by Maureen Rutecki, EFP Rotenberg LLP | View the presentation 3:00 - 3:20 NYS Qualified Emerging Tech Credits Presented by David Veniskey, EFP Rotenberg LLP | View the presentation 3:20 - 3:40 Excelsior Jobs Act Presented by Mary Murphy, EFP Rotenberg, LLP | View the presentation 3:40 - 3:50 Break 4:00 - 4:20 SBIR Grant Opportunities Presented by Marcene Sonneborn, Technology Development Organization | View the presentation 4:20 - 4:40 NYSERDA Grant Opportunities Presented by Janet Joseph, NYSERDA | View the presentation 4:40 - 5:00 iCLEAN: Supporting Small Businesses Presented by Pradeep Haldar, iCLEAN at CNSE | View the presentation 5:00 - 6:00 Networking Reception
About iCLEAN The Energy and Environmental Technology Applications Center (E2TAC) at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE), along with the Hudson Valley Center for Innovation (HVCFI) have created a partnership called "Incubators for Collaborating & Leveraging Energy And Nanotechnology" (iCLEAN), funded in part through the New York State Energy Research Development Authority (NYSERDA). The partnership will enhance and expand the offering of the incubators at E2TAC/CNSE and HVCFI while creating a new incubator at the Saratoga Technology + Energy Park (STEP). iCLEAN will serve clean energy technology start-ups throughout the "Tech Valley", a 19-county region that encompasses the Capital Region, parts of the North Country, Hudson Valley, and Mohawk Valley. For more information, visit www.e2tac.org/iclean.
About E2TAC The Energy and Environmental Technology Applications Center (E2TAC) was created in 1998. It was established as an active expansion of the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering to work with companies in the rapidly emerging energy and environmental industries. E2TAC provides a critical platform for CNSE to leverage its intellectual power base and state-of-the-art infrastructure to provide an applications-targeted resource supporting technology development, leading to the integration of nanoelectronics and nanotechnology in advanced energy and environmental applications. For more information, visit http://www.e2tac.org/.
About EFP Rotenberg The Firm has in excess of 150 employees including 67 CPA's and 28 partners. It is the second largest locally owned accounting firm in the Greater Rochester area. The Firm has offices in Henrietta, Canandaigua, Corning, New York City and Los Angeles. EFP Rotenberg has more tax partners than any other regional firm in the Rochester, Finger Lakes and Southern Tier region. The firm's partners have a long history of finding tax credits, opportunities and exposure issues that significantly affect the financial health of businesses and individuals.
As an independent member of the BDO Seidman Alliance, EFP Rotenberg, LLP serves as the registered public accountant for over 70 public companies located throughout the US, Canada and China. The firm also provides audit and other services for private companies, NFP and government entities, and its expertise extends to corporate tax outsourcing, expatriate and inpatriot issues, and forensic and valuation services.