Pitch In - January

Jan 18, 10:30 PM – Jan 19, 1:00 AM

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

Come check out some local startups and their pitches! Grab some food and beer with interesting people and start making friends in the community!

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


Pitch to crowd - 10 minutes

Q&A from crowd - 5 minutes


Shiftr, Rodman Johnson - Shftr is a frictionless HR platform designed to cut cost & save time for companies seeking to use mobile & scalable workforce. Connecting fully vetted and ready to work mobile workforce with opportunities to earn sustainable income.

W.E.L.D,  Judy Monickaraj and Jazmin Phommavanh - W.E.L.D. (Women's Engineering in Life Design) spearheads its mission is to improve outcomes for surgical procedures commonly undergone by women by "welding" our knowledge of engineering and life sciences. Our C-Strip prototype aims to decrease the occurrence of uterine incision extension during a cesarean section surgery.


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



January 18 – 19, 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


Global sponsor

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Dell Technologies


Great Lakes Gaming logo

Great Lakes Gaming

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