The Finger Lakes region has several options for startups to grow and scale their business. Incubators and accelerators offer an environment that nurtures and scales fledgling firms, while coworking spaces provide an opportunity for entrepreneurs to share an office space through the common use of office infrastructure such as equipment and utilities.
Incubators and Accelerators
NextCorps is a group of entrepreneurs, advisors, venture capitalists and staff committed to creating the next generation of world-changing Rochester technology companies. Headquartered in iconic Sibley Square, NextCorps provides a space designed for collaboration and “creative collisions,” along with the meeting, lab and fabrication resources that your startup will need to thrive.
The Technology Farm, also known as Cornell Agriculture Food and Technology Park, is an incubator with strong ties to Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Science and the Agricultural Experiment Station. Residents at the Tech Farm typically go through a research phase at Cornell University to see if the business has a viable product […]
Venture Creations, RIT’s Technology Business Incubator is a technology business incubator that provides a range of services to early to mid-seed stage startups to help them advance their businesses on their way to joining the ranks of viable, profitable businesses. It is located at 125 Tech Park Drive, adjacent to the RIT campus. Venture Creations is also […]
AT Venture Center is dedicated to the expansion of the commercialization of advanced technologies. It is located at the Legacy Tower at One Bausch & Lomb Place in downtown Rochester AT Venture Center’s positioning and process allows it to be the catalyst for advanced technology to move from concept, through the various stages of development, […]
Located in the heart of Rochester’s downtown business district at 40 Franklin St. (the historic Rochester Savings Bank), the Center for Urban Entrepreneurship (CUE) under the leadership of Saunders College of Business will help reshape the regional economy and build wealth within the urban community by being the hub for urban entrepreneurial programs and research.
The Commissary is a collaborative community, providing shared kitchens combined with business assistance to help aspiring entrepreneurs build great food companies, create jobs, and strengthen our regional food economy. The Rochester Downtown Development Corporation (RDDC) is the project lead and will be creating a Single Member LLC to hold The Commissary.
Luminate is a $5 million per year accelerator for photonics, optics, and imaging accelerator enabled startups. The organization is formally accepting applications from prospective companies with visionary entrepreneurs solving challenging problems including but not limited to: machine vision, inspection, biophotonics, security, surveillance, augmented & virtual reality, and autonomous vehicles. Teams will be competing for one […]
Scale For ClimateTech provides technical support throughout the manufacturing process so that founders have confidence in their path to market, make fewer mistakes, and are able to scale up production to meet demand. From early design for manufacturing (DFM) and prototype refinement, to negotiating partner and supplier agreements and managing logistics, Scale For ClimateTech is […]
The Entrepreneurs Network (TEN) is for startups who are commercializing scientific breakthroughs and new technologies, and for small businesses who can scale by tapping new markets or expanding their product portfolios. This focus on growth potential drives powerful peer-to-peer learning, and leads to real-world success stories. TEN members do better: winning government grants and contracts, […]
The Carlson CoWork is already home to several entrepreneurs, small business people and companies that are not just looking for a place to work. Carlson CoWork offers comfortable work options including private offices, community work space, sofas, conference rooms, community café and high-speed internet all on a flexible month-to-month basis. Visit carlsoncowork.com.
Interlock is a non-profit organization that provides space for its members and the local community to develop and share their interests in science, technology, art, and culture. Interlock Rochester is a 501(c)3 non-profit Hackerspace whose goal is to provide a physical space and community to its members and the public at large. We provide workshops, […]
Eastman Business Park is home to manufacturing, tenant and site infrastructure facilities, with several facilities currently for sale and/or lease, along with space for new buildings and development. Kodak currently has 2.5M sq. ft. of existing facility space of virtually all types, and over 300 acres of developable property for commercial or industrial use.
Element Cowork is a community of remote workers, freelancers, entrepreneurs and traveling professionals. It provides a clean, comfortable workspace so that you can focus on work. It offers two conference rooms for booking, as well as a classroom space at our Westfall location. Book a tour today to get started.
Metro CoWork is built on the belief that common interests start the conversation, but shared values sustain it. We provide our members with the technology, space, support and community they need to thrive and grow–as individuals and as a business. Our space is engineered to encourage cross pollination and our melting pot of current members […]
Port 100 is a collaborative, supportive, and dynamic coworking community comprised of diverse businesses and individuals. Port 100 is located in central downtown Geneva on the corner of Castle and Genesee streets. You can see Seneca Lake from the front door (and walk to it in less than 5 minutes)! If you are a freelancer, […]