TechRochester

TechRochester is a non-profit organization that focuses on bringing technology professionals together within the community. We support professional growth on an individual level, in the hopes that together we can encourage the growth of technology within the Rochester region.

About

TechRochester is an organization comprised of professionals and companies that are working together to strengthen the Greater Rochester Area’s technology community. We accomplish this through the development and sponsorship of relevant events and stimulating programs focused on skill building and the cultivation of individual and business relationships.

TechRochester was founded in 2000 as Digital Rochester. In 2010 the organization grew with the inclusion of the Association for Women in Computing (AWC) and the eBusiness Association (eBA). TechRochester rebranded in 2018 in order to further the organization’s role as a leader in this area’s technology transformation.

The events and community services developed by TechRochester include a wide array of educational and networking activities designed to support the growth and success of the Rochester business community. Through generous corporate sponsorships from a wide variety of technology companies and community organizations, we’ve been able to consistently enhance our area’s standing as a technology center. Companies and individuals support our organization because they want to actively participate in a movement that is redefining our economy, tech companies, and workforce.

TechRochester’s mission is to help drive economic growth in the region’s technology community through education and relationship development.

TechRochester advances the transformation of Rochester into a top 10 technology region through collaboration, education and recognition.

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Business Succession Planning
  • Diversification
  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Demographic and Census Data
  • Forming a Business
  • Identification and Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Hiring and Firing
  • Apprenticeship
  • Recruiting
  • Workforce Training
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Industry
  • Employee Development
  • Insurance
  • Retention
  • Policies and Templates
  • Workforce Incentives

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship and Co-op Programs
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Student Research Projects
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education
  • Student Placement
  • Student Training
  • Business Degree Program

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Recruiting Assistance

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Commercialization
  • Hazardous Waste Generation Avoidance Training
  • Health and Safety Training
  • High Tech Development
  • Industrial Technology Research
  • Life Sciences Development
  • Manufacturing Development
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)
  • Science/Bioscience Seminars
  • Technology Transfer
  • Wet Lab Incubator
  • Augmented / Virtual Reality and Holographics

Marketing and Sales

  • Advertising/Brochure Design
  • Award Recognition
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Website Development

Mentoring

  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Home Based
  • Industry Specific
  • International Trade
  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Accounting
  • Board Development
  • Funds Development
  • Human Resources
  • Organizational Audits
  • Strategic Planning
  • Technical Services

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • African-American Business
  • City Business Issues
  • Hispanic Business
  • State Business Issues
  • LGBTQIA Business Issues
  • Native-American Business
  • Small Business Policy
  • Women’s Business Issues

Events and Community Building

  • Hackathon / Startup Week or Weekends
  • Pitch Events
  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals
  • Startup Drinks
Contact Information
Kim Gaylord
Address
180 Linden Oaks, Suite 100
Rochester, NY 14625