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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.

a group of people in front of the ROC the Pitch banner with lots of balloons

Business Pitch Competition

August 22nd, 2024 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


portrait of Brad Flower

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.

Brad Flower

DUTCH Creatives' Collaborative, LLC

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