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.
The significant growth we all experienced as a diverse set of business owners can be directly attributed to the ROC the Pitch workshops, and I’m so excited to witness everyone in the cohort continue to thrive as they implement the skills and strategies we learned along the way.
The speedy “elevator pitch” has become an essential component of selling one’s business idea to potential investors. RIT’s Center for Urban Entrepreneurship recently gave local entrepreneurs the opportunity to compete—in five minutes or less—for the grand prize in the Pull Up & ROC the Pitch competition.
Local entrepreneur Brad Flower envisions his start-up company as the linchpin of an ecosystem offering musicians the space and time to create, explore, and collaborate. His victory as the winner of RIT’s Center for Urban Entrepreneurship ROC the Pitch competition on Aug. 24 moves him one step closer to his goals.
Tickets are available for ROC the Pitch, an annual entrepreneurship competition hosted by RIT’s Center for Urban Entrepreneurship. The competition, featuring six local start-ups who will pitch their business plans to guests and a panel of judges, will be held from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at Hyatt Regency Rochester.