Center for Urban Entrepreneurship

CUE provides entrepreneurs with (complimentary) consulting services, workshops, programming, referrals to partnering organizations, and co-working space whether you are in the ideas phase or have been in business for several years.


 General Educational Programming

Generating knowledge from topic-specific workshops and courses offered to a wide range of participants. Examples include business plan workshops, market research and connecting entrepreneurs with additional resources for business growth.

Customized Training

Training experiences tailored to selected entrepreneurial groups, offered over a period of weeks or months, with explicit mid-to-long term goals. Examples include our Capacity Building Program and our TigerBiz program that is focused on our youth developing an entrepreneurial mindset. 

 1:1 Mentoring & Consulting

Matchmaking and relationship building between entrepreneurs and experts who possess industry/domain-specific knowledge and a passion to see others succeed. Examples include mentor/mentee relationships, and board of advisors.


Services Provided

Business Planning

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

Events and Community Building

  • Pitch Events

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Government Funding
  • Grant Funding

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Import and Export Assistance

  • Certification and Licensing

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Marketing and Sales

  • Call Center Services


  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based
  • Home Based
  • Small Business/General

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • African-American Business


  • Coworking

Starting a Business

  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes
Primary Contact
Sylvia Okoye
40 Franklin St
Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 475-6199 Ext: 6199