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Located in the heart of the downtown business district at 40 Franklin Street (the historic Rochester Savings Bank), the Center for Urban Entrepreneurship (CUE) will help reshape the regional economy and build wealth within the urban community by being the hub for urban entrepreneurial programs and research.

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Business Pitch Competition

August 25th, 5:30pm – 9:30pm
Hyatt Regency Rochester

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Connection to coaches and experts in the fields of entrepreneurship, sustainability, innovation, and more at RIT, as well as within the Finger Lakes region.


Steady hands-on support and assistance along the road to sustainability for small businesses.


Collaborations and networking with and amongst other Entrepreneurial Service Organizations (ESOs), the City of Rochester municipality, and several financial institutions.

What We Offer

Customized trainings

Connections to funding

Shared workspace

Meeting space


General education programming

One-on-one consulting


Head shot of Deb Hammer

I love being able to grow by business through utilizing the workspace and meeting space at the CUE. It gives the ability to have privacy and a little bit of community by others with an entrepreneurial spirit.

Deb Hammer

Breakthrough Leadership

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