What we're about

Welcome to the Rochester chapter of Startup Grind. Startup Grind is a global startup community, actively educating, inspiring and connecting 3.5 million entrepreneurs in more than 525 cities. Founded in Silicon Valley, we nurture startup ecosystems in 125 countries through local and international events and partnerships with organizations like Google for Startups, AWS and Global Silicon Valley.

Our values are what set us apart. We believe in making friends not contacts, in giving not taking, and helping others before helping ourselves. These values are what continue to drive us in Rochester, and so many people around the world.

Join us for open coffee club, fireside chats and pitch battle.

Upcoming events (4+)

Rochester Open Coffee Club

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Join us on Wednesdays for some coffee and connecting with founders and the startup community.

Want an recurring calendar invite? Sign up here: https://forms.gle/cGBxn8yq7k5qVrrg9

Want to see the upcoming schedule for pitches/presenters? Check out: https://www.wnystartupcommunity.com/events

Want to learn more about Startup Grind ROC? Join our community: https://www.startupgrind.com/rochester/

Fireside chat with Jenn Smith, Grow-NY

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Jenn Smith has joined the Chat We are thrilled to welcome Jenn Smith, Director of Grow-NY, to the May Fireside Chat. 💬🔥 Join us at Port 100 Cowork Rochester on May 19th at noon for this in-person chat with Jenn, who will talk with Maureen Ballatori, co-founder of Metro Collective and founder/CEO of 29 Design Studio. You’ll have the opportunity to ask Jenn questions yourself!

Grow-NY is an international food and agriculture business competition focused on growing an enduring food and ag innovation cluster in the Grow-NY region of Upstate NY. Jenn has an extensive background in developing and implementing business strategies, articulating brands, telling stories, and optimizing community and customer engagement.

During the chat, Jenn and Maureen will touch on:

  • The Grow-NY competition history and future

  • How economic development helps boost entrepreneurial ecosystems

  • Access to funding for startups

  • And other food/agriculture/startup

Register for a ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fireside-chat-with-jenn-smith-startups-economic-development-and-access-t-tickets-317552497067

Rochester Open Coffee Club

Needs a location

Join us on Wednesdays for some coffee and connecting with founders and the startup community.

Want an recurring calendar invite? Sign up here: https://forms.gle/cGBxn8yq7k5qVrrg9

Want to see the upcoming schedule for pitches/presenters? Check out: https://www.wnystartupcommunity.com/events

Want to learn more about Startup Grind ROC? Join our community: https://www.startupgrind.com/rochester/

Rochester Open Coffee Club

Needs a location

Join us on Wednesdays for some coffee and connecting with founders and the startup community.

Want an recurring calendar invite? Sign up here: https://forms.gle/cGBxn8yq7k5qVrrg9

Want to see the upcoming schedule for pitches/presenters? Check out: https://www.wnystartupcommunity.com/events

Want to learn more about Startup Grind ROC? Join our community: https://www.startupgrind.com/rochester/

Past events (72)

Rochester Open Coffee Club

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