Launch NY & Startup Grind Rochester Mixer

May 3, 8:00 – 11:00 PM

La Bola, 240 East Main Street, Rochester, 14604

Join us to be part of the tale of two cities, Buffalo and Rochester, brought to you by Launch NY and Startup Grind Rochester at la Bola at the Mercantile on Main in Rochester to connect with the ecosystem builders and innovators of WNY. This is an open networking event to make new friends not just contacts.

In-person event

About this event

Our mixer events are open networking events to connect the startup and innovation community over refreshments and good company. We've created an environment where you don't just go to the networking event to find a professional contact, this is a chill and friendly attempt to bring people with a shared passion to create together in the center of the newest tech hub in the country brought you by the awesome team at Launch NY and Startup Grind Rochester.


4:00pm - Meet and greet

5:30pm - Speakers

6:00pm - Cocktail hour

Your support helps our team run these events! Startup Grind Rochester is a volunteer-led community organization. We operate our events free of charge, however, if you would like to support our community and help us grow please consider one of the paid ticket options! Thank you and we look forward to seeing you all soon!

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Friday, May 3, 2024
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM UTC


  • Michael Thaney

    Startup Grind


  • Joshua Batres


    Community Outreach Lead

  • Dustin Doucette

    Upstate Venture Connect

    Director of Operations

  • Carolyn Spencer


    Founder Relations

  • Ananth Prajval Tallavajhula


    Community Manager

  • Eric Leinberg

    InfoPreserve Inc.

    Founder @ InfoPreserve

  • Nate Thomas


Global sponsor

Dell Technologies logo

Dell Technologies


Great Lakes Gaming logo

Great Lakes Gaming

CoPivot logo


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