Inside the Incubator: Spotlight on Kool Nerd

Get to know NextCorps incubation client, Kool Nerd, a career readiness company that’s shaping the next generation of diverse workforce professionals. Based on an interview with Kool Nerd Connect Founder, […]

Inside the Incubator: Spotlight on MYRetreat

Get to know NextCorps incubation client, MYRetreat, which is blending the practice of mindfulness with the allure of chocolate to revolutionize habit formation. Based on an interview with MYRetreat Inc. […]

Inside the Incubator: Spotlight on DataCicada

Get to know NextCorps incubation client, DataCicada, which is paving the way for engineers and scientists to turn raw data into meaningful predictions for their customers. Based on an interview […]

Inside the Incubator: Spotlight on Frintz

Get to know NextCorps incubation client, Frintz, which fuels the world’s passion for taking pictures while giving small businesses a new competitive edge. Based on an interview with Bill Testa, […]

Celebrating What’s Next

Like the entrepreneurs we serve, we’re always moving. That’s the essence of what we do at NextCorps — help forward ideas, technologies, and businesses faster. Since opening our doors on […]

Partner Spotlight: SUNY Brockport SBDC

Supporting Business Owners & Aspiring Entrepreneurs with Free Mentorship & Education - Partner Spotlight on SUNY Brockport SBDC

Entrepreneurs who have big dreams of starting or owning a business often need big support to successfully move forward. Fortunately, the SUNY Brockport Small Business Development Center is ready to […]

Max Henry’s Legacy

Our community lost a truly remarkable person last month with the passing of our dear friend and Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Max Henry. We asked many of our staff and founders who had […]

Partner Spotlight: TechRochester

Supporting Technology and Tech Professionals - Partner Spotlight on TechRochester

TechRochester has been a pillar of the Greater Rochester technology community since it was founded in 2000 as Digital Rochester. It offers a wide array of events, training, and networking […]

Partner Spotlight: MedTech

Growing New York's Bio/Med Industry - Partner Spotlight on MedTech

MedTech is a state-wide trade association with a mission to grow New York’s bio/med industry through connections and collaboration. Its members consist of life sciences and healthcare companies, academic research […]

Partner Spotlight: RocDev

Connecting the Rochester Tech Scene - Partner Spotlight on RocDev

Since its founding in 2015, RocDev has been a place for software engineers, product managers, and everyone in tech to come together to share experiences and learn from each other. […]

Partner Spotlight: Empire State Development

Bolstering Business Growth & Job Creation Across NYS - Partner Spotlight: Empire State Development

If you don’t know about Empire State Development, or ESD, you should. With its mission “to promote a vigorous and growing state economy,” ESD works to ensure the efficient use […]

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, […]

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 […]

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