Fireside Chat with Jenn Smith: Startups, Economic Development and Access to Funding

May 19, 2022, 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Port 100, 350 East Avenue, Rochester, 14604

**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!

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About this event


**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

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When

When

Thursday, May 19, 2022
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM UTC

Organizers

  • Michael Thaney

    Startup Grind

    Director

  • Joshua Batres

    CivicPulse

    Community Outreach Lead

  • Dustin Doucette

    Upstate Venture Connect

    Director of Operations

  • Carolyn Spencer

    CoPivot

    Founder Relations

  • Ananth Prajval Tallavajhula

    SchoolQuizz

    Community Manager

  • Eric Leinberg

    InfoPreserve Inc.

    Founder @ InfoPreserve

  • Nate Thomas

    Advisor

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Dell Technologies

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Metro Collective

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Bootsector

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RocGrowth

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Upstate Venture Connect

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RIT

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Wefunder

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