About FLEF

The Finger lakes Entrepreneur’s Forum (FLEF) is a vibrant group of  entrepreneurs who gather monthly for networking and educational opportunities.

“We cannot exist without continuous innovation in our products and how we manufacture them. New features, smaller sizes lower costs drive our markets.”--Greg Galvin, CEO of Rheonix

FLEF has worked to help entrepreneurs connect with one another by providing a forum to meet, benchmark experiences, and share resources needed to develop their companies since 1995. FLEF’s programming provides engaging and informative forum topics throughout the year targeting the interests of innovative technology companies, from start-ups to more mature companies.

A strong entrepreneurial community is one of our greatest keys to success and your support is critical now more than ever. Please visit the Membership Section for more information on how to support FLEF.

Mission
The mission of the Finger Lakes Entrepreneurs’ Forum (FLEF) is to provide a mechanism by which entrepreneurs and others concerned with growing enterprises can meet regularly to exchange information.

NEWS

1/7/2014 Grow Your Business in 2014
January 23, 2014 South Hill Business Campus 950 Danby Road Ithaca, NY 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM * Start the new year learning about regional resources to help your business in 2014. Ken Rother of Launch NY will talk about the work they have been doing with startup businesses in Upstate New York and how they have been helping entrepreneurs connect with valuable resources. The 27 counties in Upstate NY possess exceptional resources for starting and building business ventures. Inspiring regional collaboration to allow access to these resources is key to Launch NY’s plan and growth in entrepreneurial successes. In addition to Ken Rother, there will be local businesses that will share their experiences with their startup companies. The event is free, but please RSVP because space is limited. *The event begins at 4:30 PM with networking, followed by programming at 5:00 PM   More...

EVENTS

12/17/2013 Networking & Start Up Presentations
Lets end the year celebrating entrepreneurship! Join us at the McGovern Family Center for Venture Development, Cornell's life sciences incubator, in December for networking and celebrating entrepreneurship. The event will feature presentations from local entrepreneurs, including: Brad Treat, COO of Mezmeriz and Jaco Reisch, CEO of Party Headphones. Please RSVP if you plan on attending McGovern Center, 4th floor atrium 237 Weill Hall Ithaca, NY 4:30 - 6:00 PM *FLEF events begin with networking from 4:30-5:00 PM, followed by programming. More...

1/23/2014 Grow Your Business in 2014
January 23, 2014 South Hill Business Campus 950 Danby Road Ithaca, NY 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM * Start the new year learning about regional resources to help your business in 2014. Ken Rother of Launch NY will talk about the work they have been doing with startup businesses in Upstate New York and how they have been helping entrepreneurs connect with valuable resources. The 27 counties in Upstate NY possess exceptional resources for starting and building business ventures. Inspiring regional collaboration to allow access to these resources is key to Launch NY's plan and growth in entrepreneurial successes. In addition to Ken Rother, there will be local businesses that will share their experiences with their startup companies. The event is free, but please RSVP because space is limited. *The event begins at 4:30 PM with networking, followed by programming at 5:00 PM More...

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