Programs & Services

HTR offers programs for all stages of a company's lifecycle, from pre-seed to mature. Contact us and we will match you with the program that best meets your needs.
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Business Incubation/Residence at HTR

High Tech Rochester’s (HTR) business incubator supports early stage, growth driven startup companies through education, mentorship and shared resources. Startups at HTR join a dynamic and immersive community that helps them grow alongside peers in neighboring office and lab space.

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Entrepreneur Affiliate Program (Non-Resident)

The Entrepreneur Affiliates program gives early stage businesses and entrepreneurs, who are not seeking tenancy, an affordable way to leverage incubator resources and engage with the startup community.  HTR affiliates have full access to many of the key services provided by the HTR-managed business incubator.

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Growth Services for Manufacturers

One of ten designated “Regional Technology Development Centers” and part of the New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). The mission of MEP nationally – and of HTR Growth services here in the Finger Lakes Region – is to support the growth of small to mid-sized manufacturing companies.

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NEXUS-NY is a clean energy Proof-of-Concept Center (POCC). We accelerate start-up companies that are formed around high impact technologies emanating from NY research universities and the general community. NEXUS-NY brings industry and investor expertise to research-derived innovations which are advanced through a structured commercialization methodology.

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Pre-Seed Workshop

The Pre-Seed Workshop is an annual 2½-day “build-a-company” event. Community talent and resources rally to investigate idea-stage technologies with commercial potential from universities, corporations and major research centers.

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Rochester Venture Challenge

Rochester Venture Challenge is an annual startup business competition that encourages entrepreneurship and recognizes new, high growth ventures in the Greater Rochester Region.

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The Entrepreneurs Network (TEN)

TEN is a four-month accelerator program for startups or existing businesses seeking to grow to the next level.  It is facilitated as four “boot camp” sessions by experts in the fields of marketing, sales, finance, leadership, growth strategies, and investor presentations.  TEN has been described as “an Executive MBA on steroids.”

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LaunchPad Customer Discovery

LaunchPad-Customer Discovery is a four week program that determines a viable business model from a product by teaching participants how to gather pertinent market research data to lead their decisions.

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Finger Lakes Innovation Hot Spot

The Finger Lakes Innovation Hot Spot provides selected startups in the nine-county region with mentoring support and five years of exemption from NY State corporate taxes.

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HTR manages a statewide program for NYSERDA that matches Entrepreneurs-in-Residence/Mentors with clean-energy startups. Mentors and entrepreneurs apply via NYSERDA

Learn more about the NYSERDA EIR Program