Programs & Services

NextCorps offers programs for all stages of a company's lifecycle, from pre-seed to mature. Contact us and we will match you with the program that best meets your needs.
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Business Incubation

NextCorps’s business incubator supports early stage, growth driven startup companies through education, mentoring, and shared resources. Startups at NextCorps join a dynamic and immersive community that helps them grow alongside peers in neighboring office and lab space at their Lennox TEC facility in Henrietta and at the brand new, state-of-the art facility on the sixth floor of Sibley Square in the heart of downtown Rochester.

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Associate Membership

The Associate Membership option gives early stage businesses and entrepreneurs, who are not seeking tenancy, an affordable way to leverage incubator resources and engage with the startup community.  NextCorps associates have full access to many of the key services provided by the NextCorps-managed business incubator.

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The world’s largest accelerator for photonics, optics, and imaging. Cohort 1 is now in progress. Demo Day will take place on June 28th; registration to attend is now open! Applications for Cohort 2 will open in Summer 2018.

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Hardware Scaleup

Hardware Scaleup helps entrepreneurs develop a comprehensive roadmap for scaling their clean energy prototype product into a design that’s easy to manufacture and mass produce in New York State. It also provides the support and resources to speed time to market, and reduce risks, waste and costs along the way.

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Growth Services for Manufacturers

One of ten designated “Regional Technology Development Centers” and part of the New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). The mission of MEP nationally – and of NextCorps Growth services here in the Finger Lakes Region – is to support the growth of small to mid-sized manufacturing companies.

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NEXUS-NY is a clean energy Proof-of-Concept Center (POCC). We accelerate start-up companies that are formed around high impact technologies emanating from NY research universities and the general community. NEXUS-NY brings industry and investor expertise to research-derived innovations which are advanced through a structured commercialization methodology.

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Clients of NextCorps have a convenient way to produce early-stage prototypes: the NextCorps Fabrication Lab (or FabLab), which features 3-D printers, a 3-D scanner, a laser cutter, computer workstations, and a large assortment of hand tools.

Learn more about our FabLab

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Rochester Venture Challenge

Rochester Venture Challenge is an annual startup business competition that encourages entrepreneurship and recognizes new, high growth ventures in the Greater Rochester Region.

Learn more about the Rochester Venture Challenge

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The Entrepreneurs Network (TEN)

TEN is a four-month accelerator program for startups or existing businesses seeking to grow to the next level.  It is facilitated as four “boot camp” sessions by experts in the fields of marketing, sales, finance, leadership, growth strategies, and investor presentations.  TEN has been described as “an Executive MBA on steroids.”

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NextCorps manages a statewide program for NYSERDA that matches Entrepreneurs-in-Residence/Mentors with clean-energy startups. Mentors and entrepreneurs apply via NYSERDA

Learn more about the NYSERDA EIR Program