Venture Jobs Foundation

Provide financing and business support for small businesses to promote jobs in low income neighborhoods.


Rochester Loan Fund provides low interest loans of $10,000-50,000 for small businesses in the City of Rochester. We also sponsor the Jobs Kitchen, a 9 week program on business strategy for emerging entrepreneurs from low income neighborhoods.

Services Provided

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Accelerator

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Debt Funding
  • Loans
  • Microloans


  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking and Associations

  • Small Business/General

Starting a Business

  • Forming a Business
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes


  • Business Management Training
  • Startup Classes
Primary Contact
John McDermott
260 East Main St
Suite 2701
Rochester, NY 14604