In every success story, you will find someone who has made a courageous decision. – Peter F. Drucker
DMC’s mission to attract people, investment opportunities, and jobs to Rochester is reflected in the entrepreneurial spirit of our community. Several of those entrepreneurs were honored at the third annual RAVE (Recognizing, Awarding, and Valuing Entrepreneurs) celebration in November.
Hosted by the Rochester Area Economic Development, Inc., known locally as RAEDI, the event welcomed 200 guests and over 75 entrepreneurs.
Recent research is confirming what we already know: both our city and our state are great places to live and work. And DMC is striving to make them even better.
The #1 Best Place for Working Women
SmartAsset, a personal finance technology company headquartered in New York City, recently published a list citing Rochester as the #1 “best place for working women.” After deducting costs for housing, women in Rochester are left with higher median incomes than in any other metro area.
Located downtown in Rochester’s historic Conley-Maass Building, Collider Core recently opened its doors for business.
The co-working hub can be found in DMC’s Discovery Square sub-district and is designed to provide both fledgling and established entrepreneurs with a unique environment where they can work, connect, and learn.
Collider founder Jamie Sundsbak explains the difference between Collider and Collider Core. “Collider is the entrepreneurial ecosystem – think BioAM, but for all entrepreneurship in the Rochester area,” he explains. “Core is the physical hub – a hybrid of a traditional coworking and business incubator space.” In short, Core provides the Collider community with its operating space.
With the growth and opportunity taking place in Rochester these days, it’s no surprise that even our youth are displaying an entrepreneurial spirit.
Young innovators will unite for Rochester’s first Youth Startup Weekend, integrating elements of art, design, science, technology, engineering, and math with business and entrepreneurship, at the University Center Rochester on March 18-20.
Youth build business in a weekend, from idea to reality. And it’s free.