Grant Writing from the Ground Up

Grant Writing from the Ground Up podcast with Damon Diehl

To have a successful career in science, you must be able to convince strangers to give you enormous sums of money. Unfortunately, many scientists miss the mark and write terrible […]

Partner Spotlight: Rev Ithaca Startup Works

Spotlight on Rev Ithaca Startup Works podcast

In this episode, we spotlight our New York Neighbors at Rev Ithaca Startup Works and their Director, Ken Rother. Rev Ithaca Startup Works has a long history of serving entrepreneurs. […]

Dan O’Connell’s Climate Tech Success Story

Spotlight on Climate Tech podcast

Dan O’Connell, now plant manager for Plug Power, has launched several companies rooted in his passions for environmentalism, cars, and Rochester. Dan was previously the co-founder and CEO of American […]

Growing a Family at Sydor Optics

Spotlight on Growing a Family at Snydor Optics Podcast

What started as a father-son operation in a garage is now a booming family business with nearly 90 employees. Sydor Optics carved out a niche in ultra precision flat optics, […]

Starting a Business and a Family

Spotlight on Starting a Business & a Family Podcast

Teri Dankovich, Co-Founder of Folia Materials, and Bertha Jimenez, Co-Founder of Rise Products, not only started new businesses and participated in cohort 2 of the Scale For ClimateTech program, but […]

The Optical Systems Technology Program at MCC

MCC Optical Systems Technology Program podcast with Alexis Vogt

Optics is the industry of the future, revolutionizing everything from the smart phones in our pockets to our national security. But there are more jobs for optical technicians than there […]

NREL Industry Growth Forum Highlights

NREL Industry Growth Forum Highlights podcast

Every year the National Renewable Energy Labs (NREL) hosts the Industry Growth Forum, the premier conference for those who work or invest in the renewable energy landscape. The three-day conference […]

From AgTech to Accelerator with Zoe Welz

From AgTech to Accelerator with Zoe Welz podcast

Meet Zoe Welz. Zoe got her start as a CEO and Co-founder in the AgTech sector with her company, Drovr, using smart-movable fences to help transform livestock management. From there […]

Advice from a Serial Software Entrepreneur

Aaron Newman Software Entrepreneur Podcast

For Aaron Newman, chasing the bleeding edge has paid off time and time again. Executive Chairman and Founder of CloudCheckr, Aaron also founded and sold three other successful startups: Techrigy, […]

Celebrating Black Leaders in Climate Tech

FCT Celebrating Black Leaders podcast

To meaningfully address present and future impacts of the climate crisis, diverse leaders, perspectives, and voices are critical for sustainable solutions. Chante Harris, Sr. Manager of Venture For ClimateTech, highlights […]

Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers and Acquisitions Podcast

President of global technology group Jenoptik Optical Systems, Jay Kumler got his start in the defense industry designing and building reconnaissance lenses and has since been on both the buy- […]

A New Voice and Venture for ClimateTech

A New Voice and Venture For ClimateTech podcast

There has never been a better time to launch, invest in, or work for a climate tech company. Our future depends on the speedy adoption of climate tech solutions to […]

What You’ll See at the OIDA Technology Showcase

OIDA Technology Showcase Podcast

Looking for new products for your organization and information about the latest technology? Sujatha Ramanujan, PhD, Managing Director of Luminate NY, speaks with Simin Cai, President and CEO of Go!Foton, […]

Working the Room with Sandy Sloane

NextCorps Marketing Director, Holly Barrett, speaks with Founder and President of Solutions by Sloane and NextCorps Events Consultant, Sandy Sloane, about the ins and outs of networking. Making connections can […]

Spotlight on What’s Good: Using Trends to Pivot

As an entrepreneur, being able to quickly adjust in the face of an unforeseen challenge can be crucial. Holly Barrett, NextCorps Marketing Director, welcomes back Jennifer Young, Founder of What’s […]

Intellectual Property (IP) Strategy

Darius Sankey, Luminate Board Member and Advisor, General Partner at Moore Ventures, and former President of Ocean Tomo China, explains the importance of having an intellectual property strategy, what it […]

Patenting on an International Scale

Darius Sankey, Luminate Board Member and Advisor, General Partner at Moore Ventures, and former President of Ocean Tomo China discusses the importance of patenting. He shares his insights on patenting […]

Business Insight Center

Business Insight Center podcast

In 2019 alone, the Business Insight Center (BIC) at the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County saved the community $1.5 million in market research costs. Kate Meddaugh, Manager of […]

Patents & Intellectual Property

There are only five Patent and Trademark Resource Centers (PTRCs) in New York State, and 85 in the entire country. The Carlson Center for Intellectual Property at the Central Library […]

SBA Loan Assistance: Coronavirus Relief Options

With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, small businesses are facing unprecedented disruption. NextCorps President, Jim Senall, talks with Virginia Smith, Branch Manager for the Small Business Administration in Buffalo and Rochester, […]

The Impact of 5G

5G has been in development for years, and we are now on the cusp of dramatic changes in terms of capacity, speed, timeliness, and reliability of wireless communications. Osmund deSouza, […]

Attributes of a Successful Startup

Attributes of a Successful Startup - podcast with Don Golini

What do investors look for in a company? NextCorps President, Jim Senall, sits down with Don Golini, founder of SANICA Ventures and QED Technologies International, successful entrepreneur, startup mentor, chairman […]

Business Models for Investing and Resources

Milton Chang Podcast 3

In part three of his conversation with Luminate Managing Director, Dr. Sujatha Ramanujan, Dr. Milton Chang gives his thoughts on how and when to exit a business and tips for […]

Navigating Investment

Milton Chang Podcast 2

In part two of a three-part conversation with Luminate Managing Director, Dr. Sujatha Ramanujan, Dr. Milton Chang describes the different types of investments and misconceptions around the challenges of raising […]

The Path to Entrepreneurship

Dr. Sujatha Ramanujan, Managing Director of the Luminate accelerator, sits down with Dr. Milton Chang, Managing Partner of Incubic Management, author of Toward Entrepreneurship, and Luminate Board Member. In part […]

Flower City Pro-Am Hackathon

Scott Root, Professional Development Manager from Wegmans’ IT Department, shares how to get involved with Wegmans’ Flower City Pro-Am Hackathon, a 24-hour hackathon taking placing March 28-29, 2020. Focused on […]

Spotlight on Gian: Empowering Healthier Grocery Choices

Ameet Bhattacharya, Co-Founder and CEO of Gian, shares how HealthCart, his company’s innovative health software platform and application, empowers grocery shoppers to make healthy choices online and in-store based on […]

Copyright and Trademark Tips

David K. Hou, Partner at Boylan Code, shares his expertise in copyright and trademark law with Holly Barrett, NextCorps Marketing Director. David describes what makes a strong trademark, how to […]

Designing for the Customer Experience

Ben Zombek, Founder and Principal of BZDesign, discusses the tenets of good design that puts the end user first with Kate Leonard, Digital Marketing Manager at NextCorps. Ben talks through […]

What is Optics?

Damon Diehl, PhD, Technology Program Manager at the Luminate accelerator program, speaks with Ben Guerrero, Digital Media Manager at NextCorps, about his start in optics and how this enormous field […]

Why Startups are Incubating at NextCorps

Andy Simon, Client Engagement Manager at NextCorps, interviews Matt Foley, Director of Startup Incubation at NextCorps. Matt explains the difference between business incubators, accelerators, and co-working spaces, discusses some of […]