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Ramanujan Recognized

Dr. Sujatha Ramanujan, Managing Director of Luminate, has been named a Rochester Business Journal 2024 Circle of Excellence Honoree! This award recognizes women of longstanding, notable success in the community leading the way for other women. View List on RBJ

EPIC Round 3 Phase 1 Winners
MI/NY Climate ManuTech Accelerator

NextCorps and Centrepolis Accelerator are Phase 1 winners of the DOE’s EPIC Round 3. With the award, we’re partnering to launch the MI/NY Climate ManuTech Accelerator pilot program, aimed at supporting startups and established small businesses in the climate tech hardware sector. Read More

10 Picked for Luminate

Empire State Development announced the 10 companies selected to take part in round 7 of the Luminate accelerator program, investment fund, and competition. Read Announcement

S4C Selects Cohort 5

Scale For ClimateTech will support 18 climate tech innovators in commercializing clean technologies and solutions as part of round 5 of the NYS manufacturing-focused program. Read the Announcement

Springboard "A competition for many"
Apply for Springboard

Introducing Springboard, a new year-long rapid prize competition aimed at bolstering the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Western New York. Prizes range from $5,000 to $25,000 per winner and will be awarded in three rounds. Apply for round one by 4/26. Learn 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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