Digital Rochester is a community of technology professionals and entrepreneurs in Upstate NY.
Those of us who live near and work in Rochester’s technology businesses know that there is a very active tech business climate in Rochester. And most of us find Upstate NY a pretty nice place to hang out- inexpensive, scenic, easy to get around in and increasingly cosmopolitan. But, all too often, these facts are a well kept secret outside of Rochester.
Digital Rochester was formed to build a community of interest and to help dispel our image as a staid, cold, hard to reach outpost somewhere outside of New York City. With the global IT revolution in full swing, Rochester’s conservative business climate has been thawing rapidly. Start-ups have proliferated and we’re seeing this area emerge as a center for specialized technologies like biomedical technology, wireless networking and digital imaging.
DIGITAL ROCHESTER always has a great event going on!
NETWORKING: At our monthly Digital Rochester Networking events there’s free High Falls draft beer, free food and most important, free exchange of experience, info and resources with your peers.
CAREER FAIR: When innovation and opportunity tap into a highly skilled and productive workforce, the greater Rochester region is at its best!
A BRIGHT IDEA: We want to help the bright, innovative students from our local colleges and universities discover the rich variety of employers located in upstate New York.
EMBA: Students at the Saunders Executive MBA Program undergo a major transformation during this intensive 15-month program. The internationally accredited program is ideal for high-performing professionals that seek to expand their strategic thinking skills and cross-functional knowledge of business.
Get SMART(er): No question that an inspired concept and/or a remarkable team are critical to the success of tech-based companies, but so are sound business fundamentals. Digital Rochester has teamed up with the Saunders College of Business at RIT for a series of special educational sessions designed for those with leadership responsibility in growing companies – and those contemplating starting a company of their own.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Rochester Regional Business Plan Contest
RISING STARS: High-tech companies are sprouting up throughout the region, one of the driving forces in the revitalization that has taken place in our local economy. Rising Stars, a quarterly event, showcases the entrepreneurs who are building some of Rochester’s most successful technology companies.
SPRING FORWARD!: Attitude is a choice and have we got attitude for you, Rochester!
KNOWLEDGE UPGRADE SERIES: At our Knowledge Upgrade Series, you’re invited to get state of art information on specialized subjects like Disaster Preparedness, Wireless technologies, biotechnology and more, all at no cost- thanks to our sponsors.
FESTIVUS!: A Festival for the Rest of Us! Points to all you Seinfeld fans who know that we’re 21 days early! We’ve turned December’s Networking into a big year-end celebration!