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ROC the Room Community Pitch Night Competition at NextCorps

NextCorps 260 E. Main St., Suite 6000, Rochester, NY, United States

Come watch some aspiring Rochesterian entrepreneurs pitch their hearts out at our 2nd ever PITCH! Night at NextCorps, in partnership with Valley 2 Valley and StartupGrind Rochester. We are preselecting a few teams based in Rochester, NY to showcase their ideas and companies to some amazing ecosystem builders and investors. This event is not only […]

Hardware Challenge 2020

NextCorps 260 E. Main St., Suite 6000, Rochester, NY, United States

Developing a hardware device? Pitch your idea at Hardware Challenge 2020 for a chance to compete for $50,000! Hardware Challenge 2020 is a pitch competition for hardware entrepreneurs. Up to 20 teams will present their product ideas to a general audience and receive feedback from a panel of judges with expertise in energy, medical devices, […]

ROC The Room “Foodie” Pitch Night Competition

NextCorps 260 E. Main St., Suite 6000, Rochester, NY, United States

Watch aspiring Rochesterian food entrepreneurs pitch their hearts out at the ROC the Room "Foodie" Pitch Night Competition at NextCorps, in partnership with Wefunder and StartupGrind Rochester.

Luminate Finals 2021


Watch as 10 startups from around the world introduce emerging optics-, photonics-, and imaging-enabled technologies destined to bring new capabilities to a wide range of industries. See them make the pitch for up to $2 million in follow-on funding from the Empire State Development’s Finger Lakes Forward initiative. Hear a lively panel discussion on diversity and inclusion in entrepreneurship […]

Luminate Finals 2022

Rochester Riverside Convention Center 123 E. Main Street, Rochester, NY, United States

Get a glimpse at innovations accelerating the future at Luminate Finals 2022! Startups from around the world will introduce their technologies and pitch for up to $2 million in follow-on funding. Vote for your favorite startup to help them take home the Audience Choice Award and $10,000 cash. REGISTER Luminate Finals 2022 is a hybrid event open […]



Innovare Advancement Center 592 Hangar Rd, Rome, NY, United States

Register to watch 9 pre-seed and seed-stage defense tech startups pitch for hundreds of thousands in prize money to scale their ventures in the Mohawk Valley! In-person attendees enjoy food, drinks, and networking.

Pull Up and ROC the Pitch Business Competition

Urban Euphoria 35 S Washington Street, Rochester, NY, United States

RIT Center for Urban Entrepreneurship(CUE) is hosting a micro version of its Annual ROC the Pitch Competition, "Pull Up & ROC the Pitch." Six qualifying participants will be selected to pitch their business idea in 5 minutes for a chance to win a Grand Prize! This is an opportunity to share your idea with your […]


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