Growing an ecosystem of entrepreneurs

A diverse economic landscape is paramount to a community’s growth and long-term success. It is also integral to the DMC mission.

Troy Henikoff
Troy Henikoff

Troy Henikoff is the managing director of Techstars Chicago, a global ecosystem that helps entrepreneurs build great businesses. But Troy’s entrepreneurial involvement doesn’t stop there. Henikoff is a force in Chicago’s startup community and widely recognized as an expert in entrepreneurship – both from an academic and an industry perspective.

“There are many areas we’re working on to improve the entrepreneurial ecosystem here in Rochester,” says Rachelle Oribio, Rochester’s Techstars++ program director. “Two of them are mentorship and investment. Troy has been both a found and long-term advisor to startups.”

DMC, Journey to Growth (J2G), and Mayo Clinic have made fostering entrepreneurship a priority for the growth of our city but recognize that starting any sort of business can be a challenge and requires community support.

“Everyone can play a part in making Rochester a place where founders prosper,” says Oribio. “Whether you’re creating spaces where people interact or coaching our youth, you’re nurturing our community’s startup environment.”

Don’t miss the unique opportunity to learn more about Henikoff’s experience as an entrepreneur on Wednesday, June 15 from 12-1:30 p.m. at the Chateau Theatre. Click here to register today!