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HTR Software LaunchPad Demo Day!

LaunchPad Demo DayAfter an intensive three months of learning from potential customers and constantly refining their business models, the twelve software teams in the HTR LaunchPad program are ready to show off the fruits of their labors.

Adapted and brought to the Rochester area by High Tech Rochester and funded by the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation, the LaunchPad is an entirely new way to vet, validate and improve the way businesses are created.

A key premise of the HTR LaunchPad is that software start-ups are not yet businesses; rather, they are entrepreneurs with ideas that must be validated through extensive customer discovery and learning.

Demo Day begins at 4:00 pm with a networking event among Rochester’s vibrant entrepreneur, investor, and general business community.  In addition, each team will have a display table in the Geva lobby, where they’ll preview their new software-based businesses.

At 5:00 pm, each team will formally present their business story and description of their software innovation, backed by Power Point visuals and/or a live hook-up to show the software in action.

The LaunchPad Demo Day will be moderated by Jeff Valentine, a partner at the private equity firm Exium Partners and recently involved with High Tech Rochester as a judge in the 2013 Rochester Regional Business Plan Contest.  Jeff was CEO of Callfinity, a company he co-founded in Boston, moved to Rochester, grew by 500%, and sold to M5 Networks in 2011.  He is also an active angel investor with the Rochester Angel Network and advisor to local startups.

At 6:30 pm, networking resumes in the Geva lobby with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 4, 2013: 4:00 – 7:30 pm (program begins at 5:00 pm)

WHERE: Geva Theater, 75 Woodbury Blvd., Rochester, NY 14607

Registration: Free and open to the public; registration requested.

Please Register Here


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SBIR/STTR Grant Opportunities and Writing – Register by April 26, 2013!

TEN announcementEach year, 11 federal agencies set aside more than $2 billion to fund research and development at small businesses, through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program. Federal agencies issue solicitations to small companies, including start-ups, for proposals on specific research and product development.

Come to this seminar to learn how you can apply for SBIR and STTR grants to fund your research and new product development. Free to qualified small

Register for one or both sessions by Friday, April 26, 2013Call HTR’s Mike Riedlinger at 585.413.9061 or send him an e-mail.

What You Will Learn in SBIR Basics (morning session – 9:00 am to noon)
For any small business engaged in technology research and development

  • Overview of SBIR and STTR programs
  • How entrepreneurs, small businesses and academic researchers can tap into these funds
  • Meet area SBIR & STTR award winners that will share their experiences and proposal tips

What You Will Do in the Grant Writing Workshop (afternoon session 1:00 – 4:00 pm – bring a lap top or iPad)
For small businesses in the optics industry and others seeking and ready to write NSF SBIR grants

  • Search for open NSF grant topics
  • Outline a grant proposal
  • Enroll in the government’s system for grant submissions

Who Should Attend:

  • Entrepreneurs seeking to start a technology business
  • University researchers commercializing their technology
  • Phase I award winners planning a Phase II proposal
  • Past Phase I applicants who have not yet won an award

SBIR proposals are two times more likely to be funded when small businesses partner with a university or research institution. Meet technology commercialization and tech transfer officials from area universities and research institutions that partner with entrepreneurs and small businesses on these proposals.  

 Presenters at this seminar include:

  • NSF Grant Recipient – Victoria Van Voorhis, Second Avenue Software
  • Cindy Gary, University of Rochester
  • Mike Riedlinger, High Tech Rochester
  • Jean Kase, PTAC
  • Jack McGowan, Insyte Consulting
  • Drake Thomas, SBDC

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Siemens CEO to Speak at URMC!


SIEMENS CEO TO SPEAK AT URMC – Monday, Feb. 25TH at 12:30pm

SIEMENS President and CEO Gregory Sorensen, M.D., will lecture at URMC at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, discussing how new payment models hinder technical innovation – and how smart companies are facing those challenges.

His hour-long talk, titled “Pursuing Innovation with PET-MRI in an Era of Value-based Healthcare,” takes place in the Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425) and focuses on Biograph mMR, or PET-MRI technology. Sorensen, who holds seven patents, has a deep understanding of the value medical technology provides to clinical practitioners – and a keen appreciation of the vital role measurable outcomes play in modern health care delivery.

Lunch will be provided at noon. The special lecture is presented jointly by the Department of Imaging Sciences and SIEMENS Healthcare North America. You can view and print a flyer to help promote the talk in your area, here.

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Entrepreneur Event at Roc Brewing, Monday, January 28 @ 5:30pm!

LoudspeakerAttention Innovators: The Entrepreneurs Network and High Tech Rochester will be combining forces to offer even more events and programs in 2013 to better serve entrepreneurs from new ventures and growth stages businesses in the Rochester area!  These include both formal programs and informal networking events to help introduce and connect local innovators with the right people and resources to bring your company to the next level.

Please join TEN and HTR at Roc Brewing next Monday, January 28, 2013 at 5:30pm, to learn more about a great TEN success story and to meet other entrepreneurs in the community!

Event Details:

When:            Monday, January 28, 2013

Time:             5:30pm – 7:30pm

Where:           Roc Brewing

56 South Union Street, Rochester, NY 14607

(Between East Avenue and Monroe Avenue)

(585) 794-9798

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The Entrepreneurs Network (TEN) Class XIII: Four Intensive Boot Camps Starting in October!

The Entrepreneurs Network (TEN) announces its next class, which begins on October 18th. Apply today, and if you’re one of the 20 high-growth ventures to be accepted, the access you’ll get will be invaluable.

Access to local and national experts for the advice and experience that propels company founders and leaders to the next level and ups their game with investors, R&D grants, business plans, product commercialization, sales and marketing, pricing, hiring, and leadership.

Plus, access to the guidance successful leaders need to avoid the pitfalls out there: bad deals, money left on the table, giving away too much equity, hiring the wrong people, bad metrics, and more.

For 12 previous classes over the past six years, more than 200 area business executives and start-ups have taken advantage of the experts TEN brings in for its highly focused “boot camps.” These renowned experts not only teach, they work with you one-to-one to further develop and expand your own capabilities and those of your business enterprise. Now that’s access!

Established business leader or new venture entrepreneur – it doesn’t matter: Graduate from TEN and you operate on a higher level.

Admission by acceptance only.

TEN Class XIII: Oct. 18 & 19; Nov. 29 & 30; Dec. 13 & 14; Jan 4 & 18; Feb. 1 

Learn more and Apply Today!

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Innovation Engineering Leadership Institute, Sept. 10-12!

It’s time to register for the Innovation Engineering Leadership Institute! The IELI is a proven system that reduces risk and increases the speed of your innovation and commercialization of new products. More than 30 Leadership Institutes have been held nationally and thousands of manufacturing companies have used this system to reignite growth.

The Leadership Institute takes place from September 10 -12, in Rochester, NY, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 125 East Main Street, please click here to learn more!

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University Technology Showcase Webinar Series! Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 @ 1pm

University Technology Showcase Webinar Series 

University of Rochester

Featuring: “The University of Rochester Clinical and Translational Science Institute”

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 1:00-2:30 PM EDT

The University Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP) is hosting a University Technology Showcase Webinar Series. This webinar features faculty presentations from the University of Rochester Medical Center and High Tech Rochester. The University community is welcome to listen in and view the presentations in Helen Wood Hall Auditorium in the School of Nursing, from which the event will be recorded.

Presentations include:

“Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Overview and Accomplishments” (Dr. Thomas Pearson)

“Regional Economic Development” (Peter Robinson and Jim Senall) 

“Pilot and Incubator Program Overview” (Dr. Randy Rosier) 

“In Vitro Model: 3D Bone Marrow Culture Bioreactor” and “In Vivo Model: Human TPO Receptor (c-Mpl) Knock-In Mouse Model” (Dr. Yuhchyau Chen)

“Arrayed Imaging Reflectometry” (Dr. Benjamin Miller) 

“Implantable Living Cell-Based Biosensors for Real Time Monitoring” (Dr. Spencer Rosero)

“The Quick Trainer” (Dr. Daniel Mruzek)

To read the webinar agenda and project abstracts, click here!

For more information, please contact Megan Mack at 275-1171 or