RG&E fuels local startups through ignition grants

Special to the RBJ RG&E and its sister company NYSEG, the region’s chief suppliers of electricity and natural gas, have awarded $25,000 to 25 local startups recognized for their high growth potential. […]

NextCorps launches third accelerator program

Via the Rochester Beacon By SMRITI JACOB | July 16, 2021 NextCorps’ third accelerator program—NextCorps Embark—is on its way to assembling its inaugural cohort. Applications are being accepted through Aug. 20. The accelerator […]

NextCorps to launch software industry accelerator

Via the Rochester Beacon By SMRITI JACOB | April 7, 2021 NextCorps will soon begin work on launching a new accelerator targeting the software industry in the nine-county Rochester region. It marks the […]

Jacqueline Ros Amable To Lead New ClimateTech Studio

Former CEO of Revolar Instinct Personal Safety Device will lead design and execution of program to help ClimateTech innovators advance ideas Via GlobeNewswire NEW YORK STATE, September 21, 2020—NextCorps today announced that Jacqueline […]

A roadmap for maximizing regional growth

Via the Rochester Business Journal James Senall, April 14, 2020 We hear local leaders talk all the time about the importance of technology and innovation. Why? The answer is simple: […]

Revolutionary “Nu-Nee” is up and running

ROCHESTER, NY (WROC-TV) – On the sixth floor of the Sibley Building in downtown Rochester, is a place where entrepreneurs and those with ideas can come and start a company.  […]

Luminate Winners Announced

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF INAUGURAL LUMINATE NY ACCELERATOR COMPETITION IN ROCHESTER Double Helix Optics Wins $ 1 Million Top Prize; Three Additional Visionary Optics, Photonics, and Imaging Companies Secure […]

SBIR road tour brings vital resources to Nextcorps

Via the Rochester Business Journal  By: Gino Fanelli June 18, 2018 The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Road Tour hit Nextcorps on Monday, marking the first ever stop in Rochester and an […]

SBIR Road Show to come to Rochester

Via the Rochester Business Journal  By: Gino Fanelli June 14, 2018 With $2.5 billion burning a hole in their pocket, the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Road Tour is set to make […]

Sujatha Ramanujan Guides Startups To Growth

Via the Rochester Business Journal By: Gino Fanelli March 22, 2018 Sujatha Ramanujan Rochester is a city of technological prowess. Approach any building on nearly any street in the metro area and […]

10 Winners Selected for Luminate Accelerator

$10 Million Luminate NY Initiative is the World’s Largest Start-up Accelerator Program for Optics, Photonics and Imaging Technologies OPI Innovation is a Key Part of “Finger Lakes Forward” – the […]

Luminate Accelerator Announces Finalists

Luminate NY, the world’s largest optics, photonics, and imaging accelerator, today announced the finalists who are set to compete in the Lightning Awards in Rochester in November. The selected finalists […]

Announcing Rochester Innovation Week

High Tech Rochester will be hosting an exciting week full of entrepreneurial activities the week of November 6th, 2017. During this week, Paul Singh, an experienced entrepreneur and venture capitalist, […]

Primary Book Club to Launch Beta Test

Primary Book Club, a BetaSpace member company, plans to launch a Beta test on October 1st. This startup was founded by former Wall Street finance executive and current mother of […]

SiMPore awarded Phase II STTR & Phase I SBIR

SiMPore, a nanotechnology company that has been a member of High Tech Rochester since 2008, was recently awarded $975,000 in federal funding. They have received a Phase II STTR from […]

BetaSpace member company awarded $1.25M

SmallGrid, the manufacturer of Life Wall, a renewably powered life-support system for your home, was recently awarded $1.25 million from Governor Cuomo. The money was awarded as part of the […]

Luminate accelerator officially launches

World’s largest startup accelerator for optics, photonics and imaging begins operations The Luminate accelerator, a new $5M per year initiative recently announced by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, has […]

Announcing Third Thursdays

High Tech Rochester is unveiling a new and exciting monthly event that will run all summer long at the HTR BetaSpace! On the Third Thursday of each month, we invite […]

Now Hiring: Managing Director, Photonics Venture Challenge

Position Description Managing Director, Photonics Venture Challenge HTR Overview High Tech Rochester is a 14-person non-profit that helps entrepreneurs launch and grow successful startups and established companies grow their revenues […]

Rochester Venture Challenge Semi-Finalists Announced

Eight early-stage companies have been selected as semi-finalists in the 2017 Rochester Venture Challenge from among the 35 companies that entered the competition in January. The eight semi-finalists are competing […]

Announcing the Photonics Venture Challenge

James Senall, president of High Tech Rochester, released the following statement in response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State Address proposal: I want to express my deepest gratitude to […]

Cowork at Sibley

Our pilot coworking initiative in the Sibley Building, BetaSpace, has drawn to a close. Twelve startup companies pioneered our expansion to downtown Rochester from November 2016 until January 2018. These entrepreneurs represented companies […]

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