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When: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 11:00 am - 5:00 pm & Wednesday, November 29, 2017 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

Where: The Desmond Hotel660 Albany Shaker Road, Albany, NY 12211

Join us for the second annual, award-winning Veterans in Economic Transition Conference (VETCON). This conference is the first of its kind in the Capital Region to help veterans as they make transitions into their future professional careers. it is an unprecedented collection of public and private businesses, non-profit and for-profit organizations, and government agencies gathering together for a worth initiative.


Commercialization Academy Demo Day

When: Thursday, November 30th, 2017 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Where: Griffiss Institute, 725 Daedalian Drive, Rome, NY 13441

Celebrate four months of accomplishment with the four startups of the Fall 2017 AFRL Commercialization Academy cohort! Griffiss Institute and Wasabi Ventures would like to invite you to join the four startups of the Fall 2017 Commercialization Academy cohort as they pitch a panel of judges, and live audience, on the companies they have built around Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate (AFRL/RI) technology. 

A judges' vote and an audience vote will be held, with two cash prizes of $15,000 and $5,000, respectively, to be given to the winners of the two best pitches of the day. Three of the startups pitching are IgniteU NY summer accelerator alumni so make sure to come support!