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Catch up with the co-founder of Kavyar, a platform that brings together people with creative opportunities and professionals who would be perfect for them. Hear about their growth strategy, recent milestones, and more. Listen to Podcast


NextCorps is one of seven Phase 2: Create winners of the MAKE IT Prize Strategies Track. We’ll use the DOE’s $100K award to develop a roadmap to boost local clean energy manufacturing and attract manufacturers and employees to our region. Read More

Springboard Round 1 Winners
Springboard Awards

NextCorps recently hosted the inaugural Springboard Awards, awarding over $200K to 10 local organizations. These winners showcase diverse innovations that strengthen our entrepreneurial ecosystem. Congrats to all! Read More

Small Manufacturers Modernization Grant Program
Upgrade with $250K

Receive up to $250,000 in awards from the Small Manufacturers Modernization Grant Program provided by Empire State Development to invest in projects that modernize your facility’s technology. Apply by 7/31

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Results from Embark

After six months of participants’ dedication and hard work, Phase 1 of the Embark No-Code Bootcamp has successfully concluded, surpassing many expectations and goals. Read More

Five Years. Phenomenal Impact.

We spy NextCorps staff, clients, and partners having a blast at our fifth anniversary celebration!

County Executive Adam Bello and Mayor Malik Evans proclaimed June 28, 2023 to be a day to recognize NextCorps and all the contributions it makes to our community and the future leaders in Monroe County.

Thanks for celebrating five years in Downtown Rochester with us!

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If you’re a manufacturer or production-related company in the Finger Lakes Region, we can connect you to funding opportunities and resources to help you expand and thrive.

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As the creator of several groundbreaking programs, our impact changes daily. And, because we’re a non-profit, our work directly benefits the startups and communities we serve. In fact, all but one of our programs provide support without taking any equity.

Here’s a collective snapshot from 2018 to 2022:

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