**Jenn Smith has joined the Chat** We are thrilled to welcome Jenn Smith, Director of Grow-NY, to the May Fireside Chat. 💬🔥 Join us at Port 100 Cowork Rochester on May 19th at noon for this in-person chat with Jenn, who will talk with Maureen Ballatori, co-founder of Metro Collective and founder/CEO of 29 Design Studio. You’ll have the opportunity to ask Jenn questions yourself!
Grow-NY is an international food and agriculture business competition focused on growing an enduring food and ag innovation cluster in the Grow-NY region of Upstate NY. Jenn has an extensive background in developing and implementing business strategies, articulating brands, telling stories, and optimizing community and customer engagement.
During the chat, Jenn and Maureen will touch on:
- The Grow-NY competition history and future
- How economic development helps boost entrepreneurial ecosystems
- Access to funding for startups
- And other food/agriculture/startup topics