Pitch In - February

Feb 15, 10:30 PM – Feb 16, 1:00 AM

Great Lakes Gaming, 100 South Clinton Avenue, Rochester, 14604

Grab a seat to join the monthly pitch in and a grab a slide of pizza, come join us to socialize and make friends in the startup community of the Genessee Valley.

In-person event
PartyPitch Battle

About this event

A Pitch In is an event where anyone can pitch their startup to the crowd and the crowd gives feedback. This event will focus on local startups looking for awareness and feedback.


5:30pm - Meet and greet

6:00pm - Pitches

6:45pm - Cocktail hour


Startup Pitch - 10 minutes

Open Q&A - 5 minutes


Niura.io - Ryan Ahmed is the CTO of Niura.io, a New York City based startup disrupting the music-discovery space through implementing proprietary brain-scanning technology into wireless earbuds

MYRetreat - Melissa Mueller-Douglas is the founder of MYRetreat. MYRetreat helps companies with team building to decrease stress and increase mindfulness in the workplace using chocolate instead of trust falls.

BosonQPsi - Abhishek Chopra, is the founder and CEO of BosonQPsi, an enterprise SaaS startup which is leveraging Quantum computing to accelerate complex simulations for automotive and aerospace sector by 1000x thereby reducing time to market while improving the quality.

MicroEra Power - Ellie Rusling is the founder and CEO of MicroEra Power, a Rochester based startup developing on-site thermal energy storage system to accelerate the decarbonization efforts of commercial buildings


Want to present your startup or any interesting topic or do a fireside chat? Sign up to pitch in our next pitch in here

Your support helps our team run these events! Startup Grind Rochester is a volunteer led community organization. We operate the Pitch In 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!

Check out what happened



February 15 – 16, 2024
10:30 PM – 1:00 AM 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


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Dell Technologies


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Great Lakes Gaming

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