Partner Spotlight: RDDC & RDP

Driving Economic Vitality in Downtown Rochester - Partner Spotlight on RDDC & RDP

With NextCorps’ location at the city’s epicenter, it should come as no surprise that one of our important partnerships is with the Rochester Downtown Development Corporation (RDDC). This non-profit is […]

Partner Spotlight: RG&E

The Many Ways RG&E Supports Growth - Partner Spotlight

One of NextCorps longest partnerships has been with Rochester Gas & Electric. RG&E — a subsidiary of AVANGRID — serves 378,500 electricity customers and 313,000 natural gas customers in the […]

Partner Spotlight: Excell Partners

Investing in Startups and Growth - Excell Partners Spotlight

Many of our founders are working with Excell Partners, a VC fund that’s primarily focused on Upstate New York. It invests in high-tech, high-growth startups in New York State, and […]

Partner Spotlight: Greater Rochester Enterprise

Accelerating Business Growth in Greater Rochester, NY - Spotlight on Greater Rochester Enterprise

One of the many resources that our business community has is Greater Rochester Enterprise (GRE). As the leading regional economic development organization, GRE is committed to attracting new capital investments, […]

Spotlight on Certainty Analytical Labs

Certainty Analytical Labs spotlight

An interview with Founder and CEO, Brandy Young, PhD What is Certainty Analytical Labs? Certainty Analytical Labs is a B2B compliance testing laboratory that services food and agricultural customers that […]

How to Hire Quickly as a Startup

How to Hire Quickly as a Startup

Takeaways from a Startup Week seminar with Pete Petrella It’s a sobering statistic that 25% of startups fail because they don’t have a strong team. During NextCorps’ Startup Week earlier […]

A Playbook for Developing a Sales Culture

A Playbook for Sales

By Leo Linder All companies and customers have one thing in common. They all want to grow. To execute on their goals for growth, companies can either build internal processes […]

8 Steps to Thriving in a Downturn or Crisis

Thrive During a Downturn

By Jamie Cornehlsen Although the ramifications of COVID-19 have changed our businesses and our immediate focus, there are actions we can take now to move forward and grow. To help […]

To Pittsburgh & Beyond

Back in January, NextCorps hosted a Hardware Challenge, where 11 teams came out to pitch their hardware companies to a panel of esteemed judges. You can catch the recap here. […]

How does your business measure up?

Have you been thinking about the social impact of your business? Is doing social good important to you as a business owner? The MeasureUp Finger Lakes program aims to inspire […]

Mites Popping Like Popcorn, and other Hardware Innovations

This is a guest post by Devin Sandon, New Venture Specialist at NextCorps. The first NextCorps Hardware Challenge brought together a diverse group of passionate, articulate entrepreneurs addressing a wide range of challenges, in the hopes of honing their pitches, getting community […]

A Sneak Peek at the Hardware Challenge

This week at NextCorps, we’re hosting the Hardware Challenge Pitch Competition (save the date: it’s 1/26). We’re inviting hardware startups to come pitch to a panel of esteemed judges. Startups […]

Introducing: Hardware Scaleup

There’s a new program here at NextCorps! We are thrilled to announce that we’re the upstate home of Hardware Scaleup. What is Hardware Scaleup? Hardware Scaleup is funded by the […]

MedTech Meetup: A Recap

Last week, over 120 of the brightest minds in New York’s bio/med industry came together at the Saunders Research Building on the University of Rochester campus for learning and networking. […]

What an Accelerator Can Do for a Business

When Luminate launched last year, we knew the business accelerator would provide focused support—the kind that didn’t exist yet for startups with optics, photonics, and imaging enabled applications. What we […]

Help Us Shape What’s Next

Changes are coming to Rochester. Everywhere you look, there’s more life and more activity, especially in the heart of downtown. Here at NextCorps, we have both a new name and […]