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CollegeFEST

CampusROC

Grab a friend and visit NextCorps during the inaugural CollegeFEST on September 18th, 2021. More details on CampusROC and CollegeFest: www.campusroc.org REGISTER HERE

Luminate Finals 2021

Virtual

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 […]

Founder Insights with Jay McHarg and Jill Knittel

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

Join NextCorps and RIT Venture Creations — administrators of the Finger Lakes Innovation Hot Spot — for our inaugural Founder Insights speaker series event. This free in-person event features Jay McHarg, CEO of AeroSafe Global, and Jill Knittel, President of JK Executive Strategies — Rochester Chamber of Commerce’s 2020 Business Person of the Year Winners. As the founding […]

Free

[INFO SESSION] Accelerate Your Startup at Luminate

Virtual

Luminate has everything you need to launch and scale your business. Seed funding. World-class advisors. Structured curriculum and industry connections. Luminate offers comprehensive support to move your optics, photonics, or imaging-enabled technology into market faster. If you’re a startup from early-stage to Series A funding with an OPI-enabled application, Luminate can help strengthen your business […]

Free

[INFO SESSION] How Luminate Advanced My Startup: A Panel with Accelerator Graduates

Virtual

Luminate is looking for its next cohort. Why should your startup apply? Applications are now open for cohort 5 of the Luminate accelerator. Startups that are accepted will receive an initial investment of up to $100,000 and begin a six-month program that culminates in a chance to compete for up to $2 million in follow-on […]

Free

Upstate Capital Annual Awards Celebration

The Arbor Loft 17 Pitkin St., Rochester, NY

Join 200+ people active in VC + Growth and PE + M&A in Upstate NY on December 8 in Rochester. Annual Awards is Upstate Capital’s marquee event celebrating the successes of our community. Help us highlight significant investments and transactions impacting our VC + Growth ecosystem and PE + M&A deal-making community. We will recognize the people investing in companies, […]

Finding Grants that WANT to Fund You

Virtual

Hit your mark with your next grant proposal. Grants are an effective way to grow your business without giving up equity; however, competition for those dollars is fierce. Most businesses miss the mark submitting proposals for grants that aren't the right fit or by not communicating clearly how they satisfy the agency's interests. It's pointless […]

Free

Venture For ClimateTech Alumni’s Experience and What to Expect

Virtual

Don’t just take our word for it, hear directly from our most recent Venture For ClimateTech cohort! Venture For ClimateTech, a global non-profit venture studio + accelerator for climate tech innovators, is accepting applications for its next cohort from December 7, 2021 through March 4, 2022. Join us for a virtual info session to learn: […]

Free

[INFO SESSION] Applying to Luminate: Tips from the Director of Operations

Virtual

Thinking about applying to Luminate? Luminate is looking for its fifth cohort of startups developing optics-, photonics-, or imaging-enabled technology. Not sure if you’re a fit? Questions about the process? Register for this webinar with Luminate Director of Operations, Andy Simon, who will: Give a brief overview of the accelerator program and why to apply. […]

Free

Must-Know Tax Updates for the 2022 Season

There are several expected changes for the 2022 tax season. Learn what you need to know and how to prepare, at both a business and individual level. This workshop is being offered virtually. The recording will be made available after the event to all registrants. REGISTER HERE   ABOUT THE SPEAKER Joshua Hoffman is a Partner […]

Free

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