The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship (CUE) is a co-working space that helps support low- to no-tech businesses that are invested in revitalizing and growing the economy in downtown Rochester.



The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship will help reshape the regional economy and build wealth within the urban community by being the central resource for urban entrepreneurial programs and research.



We envision a vibrant Rochester community where anyone with the passion to create a business or social venture has the opportunity to reach his or her entrepreneurial goals.


Rochester Savings Bank Building in downtown Rochester.

The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship marks the return of Rochester Institute of Technology to the city after leaving office space on West Main Street in the mid-1990s. The original campus was also downtown, but RIT began building its current campus, located in Henrietta, in the 1960s, and initially opening in 1968.

The 47,000-square-foot building, located at 40 Franklin Street, was received by a donation to RIT from Rochester Historic Ventures. Rochester Historic Ventures is comprised of members of the Leenhouts, Tait and Tones families along with members of the Broadstone management team. The building was built in 1927 by the Rochester Savings Bank. In 1972 the building was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic places and has historic significance in art, architecture, and commerce.


Ebony Miller
Director Center for Urban Entrepreneurship
Assunta Davidson
Program Manager
a logo that says Powered by SBA U.S. Small Business AdministrationRIT Center for Urban Entrepreneurship is funded in part by the United States Small Business Administration


Just Cause
1 West Main Street
Rochester, NY 14614

Urban League of Rochester
265 North Clinton Avenue,
Rochester, NY, 14605

Keating Federal Building
100 State Street, Room 410
Rochester, NY 14614

817 East Main Street
Rochester, NY 14605

Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County
Rundel Memorial Building
115 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604

ESL Federal Credit Union
225 Chestnut Street
Rochester, NY 14604

Rochester Economic Development Corporation (REDCO)
55 - 57 St. Paul Street
Rochester, NY 14604

VentureJobs Foundation
260 East Main Street, Suite 2701
Rochester, NY 14604-2101

The Commissary
250 East Main Street
Rochester, NY 14604

PathStone Corporation
400 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607