NextCorps is a nationally recognized hub for innovation and economic development.

Since 1987, we’ve been the most sought after environment where entrepreneurs and businesses connect with experts, capital, customers, and community.

OUR MISSION:

NextCorps is a non-profit helping innovative technology companies launch and grow.

OUR VISION:

Accelerate our region’s transformation into a top tech hub in America.

Facility

Our facility is repeatedly named one of Rochester’s coolest spaces to work. Located in Sibley Square, we’re at the epicenter of the region’s Innovation Zone, serving as a launchpad for startups and emerging technologies.

Explore all our facility has to offer — from open coworking space, private and group meeting areas, and offices of all sizes, to fully equipped labs where you can further develop your innovation. Get the details here.

"We're proud to be in the heart of downtown, where we can see and feel the revival of the city all around us. Rochester is poised to become a first-class city for startups."
Justin Kramer
Co-Founder, Kavyar

Funders

Our name, NextCorps, represents a simple truth. Innovation doesn’t just happen. It takes a corps of businesses, universities, and investors to help entrepreneurs bring their life’s work into the world. We’re an affiliate of the University of Rochester that receives support from federal, state, and community players, as well as individual donors.

If you’re interested in partnering with us, reach out today.

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Join the Catalyst Club

As a 501C non-profit, NextCorps relies on the generous support of program funders, corporate partners, and individual donors. By donating to NextCorps, you’re contributing to the success of entrepreneurs and innovative tech companies in our region.

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Board

Chairman

Peter Robinson
University of Rochester

Vice Chair & Secretary

Lori Green
Nixon Peabody LLP

Treasurer

John McCurdy
Bonadio Group

President

James S. Senall
NextCorps

Members

Dan Burns
M&T Bank

Arunas Chesonis
Sweetwater Energy

Dan Cunniffe
Markin Tubing

Ana Liss
Monroe County

Theresa Mazzullo
Excell Partners, Inc.

Dana Miller
City of Rochester

Jay Popli
Popli Group

Ryne Raffaelle
Rochester Institute of Technology

Joseph Rizzo
Rochester Gas & Electric

Joe Wesley
Wegmans

Christine B. Whitman
Complemar Partners

Staff

Jackie Amable
Jackie Amable
Managing Director, Venture For ClimateTech
Jackie Amigone
Operations Manager
Holly Barrett
Marketing Director
Anjali Boriya
Anjali Boriya
Finance Analyst, Luminate
Annette Brenner
Senior Business Advisor, Growth Services
Chris Carpenter
Marketing and Community Relations Specialist, For ClimateTech
Lynn Cranmer
Office Manager
Damon Diehl, PhD
Technology Program Manager, Luminate
Matt Foley
Managing Director, Incubation Services & Embark
Jeremiah Hamell
Assistant Controller
Max Henry
Max Henry
Entrepreneur in Residence
Peter Hogya
Peter Hogya
Startup Manufacturing Program Coordinator
Jennifer Kruse
Accountant
Kate Leonard
Kate Leonard
Digital Marketing Manager
Kathleen Martin
Kathleen Martin
MEIR Program Coordinator, Scale For ClimateTech
Mike Marvin
Mike Marvin
Startup Manufacturing Program Coordinator
Scott Meyers
Scott Meyers
Program Manager, Venture For ClimateTech
Sujatha Ramanujan, PhD
Managing Director, Luminate
Michael Riedlinger
Managing Director, Technology Commercialization & Scale For ClimateTech
Devin Sandon
Operations Manager, Venture For ClimateTech
Mark Schrader
Business Development Analyst, Growth Services
James S. Senall
President
Candice Sheffer
Managing Director, Finance & Administration
Andrew Simon
Operations Director, Luminate
Michael Sisson
Senior Business Advisor, Growth Services

News

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