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A free event offering expertise and one-on-one meetings on structure, planning and grant opportunities that are being missed by NYS small businesses!

iCLEAN and EFP Rotenberg Present: 2010 Focus on Business

Albany, NY | Posted on November 10th, 2010

How does an idea become a business? It takes solid strategy, sufficient funding, the right financial structure, and good data for management decision making. Attend this free half day seminar brought to you by The Energy & Environmental Technology Applications Center's (E2TAC) iCLEAN and EFP Rotenberg LLP to learn more about how to maximize your company's potential and take advantage of programs.

Date: Wednesday, December 1
Time: 1 - 6 PM
Location: The College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering | 255 Fuller Rd. Albany, NY 12203
RSVP: by November 24
Cost: There is no cost to attend this event

1:00 - 1:10 Welcome & Introductions
1:10 - 1:30 2010 Small Business Jobs Act (Presented by David Veniskey, EFP Rotenberg LLP)
1:30 - 2:00 Business Forecasting and Modeling (Presented by Maureen Rutecki, EFP Rotenberg LLP)
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)
2:20 - 2:30 Break
2:30 - 3:00 Structuring Investment Capital (Presented by Maureen Rutecki, EFP Rotenberg LLP)
3:00 - 3:20 NYS Qualified Emerging Tech Credits (Presented by David Veniskey, EFP Rotenberg LLP)
3:20 - 3:40 Excelsior Jobs Act (Presented by Mary Murphy, EFP Rotenberg, LLP)
3:40 - 3:50 Break
4:00 - 4:20 SBIR Grant Opportunities (Presented by Marcene Sonneborn, New York Technology Development Organization)
4:20 - 4:40 NYSERDA Grant Opportunities (Presented by Janet Joseph, NYSERDA)
4:40 - 5:00 iCLEAN: Supporting Small Businesses (Presented by Pradeep Haldar, iCLEAN at CNSE)
5:00 - 6:00 Cocktail 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

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

About CNSE
The UAlbany CNSE is the first college in the world dedicated to education, research, development, and deployment in the emerging disciplines of nanoscience, nanoengineering, nanobioscience, and nanoeconomics. CNSE's Albany NanoTech Complex is the most advanced research enterprise of its kind at any university in the world. With over $6 billion in high-tech investments, the 800,000-square-foot complex attracts corporate partners from around the world and offers students a one-of-a-kind academic experience. The UAlbany NanoCollege houses the only fully-integrated, 300mm wafer, computer chip pilot prototyping and demonstration line within 80,000 square feet of Class 1 capable cleanrooms. More than 2,500 scientists, researchers, engineers, students, and faculty work on site at CNSE's Albany NanoTech, from companies including IBM, AMD, GlobalFoundries, SEMATECH, Toshiba, Applied Materials, Tokyo Electron, ASML, Novellus Systems, Vistec Lithography and Atotech. For more information, visit

About NENY
New Energy New York is a consortium of New York energy-related technology organizations convened to expand and promote energy technology excellence in New York State. Formation of NENY is the direct result of a forum hosted by U.S Senator Charles Schumer in December of 2002 to look at ways the state's high-tech companies could interact to address energy-related technology issues. The idea behind creating a formal consortium of companies to pursue common technology initiatives is to bring attention to the state's leadership on clean-energy resources, and to provide benefits to each of the members through cooperation and coordination of marketing initiatives. For more information, visit

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.

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