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.


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

Events and Community Building

  • Hackathon / Startup Week or Weekends
  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals
  • Pitch Events
  • Startup Drinks

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

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

Internship Programs and Student Services

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

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Recruiting Assistance

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

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

Marketing and Sales

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


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

Networking and Associations

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

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

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

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • African-American Business
  • City Business Issues
  • Hispanic Business
  • LGBTQIA Business Issues
  • Native-American Business
  • Small Business Policy
  • State Business Issues
  • Women’s Business Issues
Primary Contact
Kim Gaylord
180 Linden Oaks, Suite 100
Rochester, NY 14625