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.


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


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


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


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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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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Peter Robinson
University of Rochester

Vice Chair & Secretary

Lori Green
Nixon Peabody LLP


Jay Popli
Popli Group


James S. Senall


Dan Burns
M&T Bank

Arunas Chesonis
Safar Partners

Stephen Dewhurst

Ana Liss
Monroe County

Theresa Mazzullo
Excell Partners, Inc.

Dana Miller
City of Rochester

Jeffrey Quain
Rochester Gas & Electric

Ryne Raffaelle
Rochester Institute of Technology

Timothy P. Thaney
DeJoy & Co.

Joe Wesley

Christine B. Whitman
Complemar Partners


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Morgan Adams
Marketing & Content Coordinator
Jackie Amigone
Jackie Amigone
Operations Manager
Natalie Antal
Natalie Antal
Operations Manager, Luminate NSF Programming
Jack Baron
Jack Baron
Managing Director, Venture For ClimateTech
Holly Barrett
Chief Marketing Officer
Anjali Boriya
Anjali Boriya
Finance Analyst, Luminate
Annette Brenner
Senior Business Advisor, Growth Services
Chris Carpenter
Marketing & Community Relations Manager, For ClimateTech
Lynn Cranmer
Office Manager
Damon Diehl, PhD
Technology Program Manager, Luminate
Ben Durfee
Ben Durfee
Startup Community Coordinator
Matt Foley
Managing Director, Incubation Services & Embark
Jeremiah Hamell
Peter Hogya
Peter Hogya
Startup Manufacturing Program Coordinator
Jennifer Kruse
Senior Accountant & Benefits Coordinator
Kate Leonard
Kate Leonard
Digital Marketing Manager
Veronica LoCurcio
Veronica LoCurcio
Operations Manager, Luminate
John Magee
John Magee
Chief Financial Officer
Kathleen Martin
Kathleen Martin
Business Advisor, Manufacturing
Mike Marvin
Mike Marvin
Startup Manufacturing Program Coordinator
Scott Meyers
Scott Meyers
Program Manager, Venture For ClimateTech
Sujatha Ramanujan, PhD
Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer, Luminate
Michael Riedlinger
Managing Director, Technology Commercialization & Scale For ClimateTech
Devin Sandon
Operations Manager, Venture For ClimateTech
James S. Senall
Michael Sisson
Senior Business Advisor, Growth Services


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