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December 2018

Lunch & Learn: Identify Who is Most Likely to Buy to Jumpstart Sales

December 5, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
NextCorps, 260 E. Main St., Suite 6000
Rochester, NY 14604 United States
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$15

One of the biggest mistakes entrepreneurs make is targeting their sales to too broad an audience. In this Lunch & Learn, you'll learn strategies for identifying the ideal customer--those who will be most likely to buy, along with how to narrow your focus, from total addressable and segmented markets to the most opportune target audience. Lunch will be served. This event is $15 for non-members and free for NextCorps members.

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RocGrowth Coffee

December 7, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Carlson Cowork, 60 Carlson Rd
Rochester, NY 14610 United States
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Free

What is RocGrowth Coffee? An informal morning event designed to facilitate USEFUL collisions by sharing inspiring stories and empowering the new generation of entrepreneurs in Rochester. Free coffee and bagels will be provided by our underwriters. It’s affiliated with RocGrowth Candids. Why attend? To meet and befriend other Rochester innovators and become familiar with potentially helpful resources. RocGrowth Coffee is a way for you to hear about new ideas, offer YOUR assistance, and announce YOUR ideas to a community of thinkers, entrepreneurs,…

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Prototypes, Patents, & IP Protection for Hardware Startups

December 12, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
NextCorps, 260 E. Main St., Suite 6000
Rochester, NY 14604 United States
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Free

This session is about making prototype hardware devices from early concepts to those used for manufacturing scale-up. The session includes examples from area startups and engineering resources that design hardware products to be manufactured in high volume. Information to help inventors maintain control over their intellectual property when working with other engineering firms and manufacturers will also be presented along with discussion of using prototypes to assist with patent development and submission. Each of the presenters will be available following…

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Startup Drinks

December 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Roc Brewing, 56 S. Union St.
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Free

Join us once again for our monthly Startup Drinks meetup, where lots of interesting people get together in a very casual setting to chat about their startups, startup ideas and side projects!

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2018 Keeper of the Flame Ceremony & Reception

December 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
NextCorps, 260 E. Main St., Suite 6000
Rochester, NY 14604 United States
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$50

Three outstanding women will be honored by the National Women’s Hall of Fame at a “Keeper of the Flame” ceremony and reception. This year’s honorees include Susan Houde-Walter, President and CEO of Lasermax, a certified woman owned small business in Rochester NY; Alexis Vogt, Endowed Chair and Associate Professor of Optics at Monroe Community College, a woman who is training the next generations in optical technology; and Carol Ritter Wright, former D&C journalist and columnist, and auctioneer extraordinaire who has…

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