Are you looking to scale your business? Get access to experts or find funds? The Rochester and Finger Lakes region offers a host of resources to meet your needs:

Incubators and accelerators: Business incubators and accelerators, depending on what your venture needs, can support your growth from a business idea to a successful operating business through hands on mentoring, connections, education, and shared resources.

Coworking: Entrepreneurs in the region can share costs of office space and resources through coworking. It fosters collaboration and productivity, usually in an informal atmosphere. If you would like your space to be considered for inclusion, email

Funding: Tap into the region’s accredited investors and financial assistance programs to take your idea to the next level.

General support: Entrepreneurs can make use resources to research a market, competition, file a patent and  learn more about programs to help grow a business.

Mentoring: Several organizations in the region assist entrepreneurs at different stages of development. Here is a list of those who can help you take the right steps to grow your business.

Manufacturing: There are more than 1,500 manufacturers in the Greater Rochester. While these manufacturers are focused on the high-tech sector, the region also is known for its strength in the food and beverage manufacturing.

Networking and Meetups: Make right contacts for your business in the community. Here are some of the ways you can network with others in the region. If you know of a resource that needs to be considered, email

Student Entrepreneurship: Many of our local schools and universities support entrepreneurship and the building of business-related skills.

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