RocGrowth Candids

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Steve Dubnik, President, The Strong National Museum of Play 3/22/2023

The Strong Museum of Play and Its Impact Upon RochesterSteve Dubnik – President and CEO In recognition of relaxed pandemic protocols RocGrowth Candids  is joyfully resuming its in-person event, providing a virtual participation option.  We feature regional entrepreneurs and innovators who share their personal stories and describe their journey building successful organizations that have […]

Foundry Digital Rochester’s Hypergrowth Digital Currency Startup 12/08/2022

Join us for a discussion with Mike Colyer, CEO of Foundry.  Foundry was created to meet the institutional demand for better capital access, efficiency and transparency in the digital asset mining and staking industry. Headquartered in Rochester, NY, Foundry leverages its institutional expertise, capital and market intelligence to empower participants within the crypto ecosystem by […]

Rochester’s Legacy: Using It to Create the New Rochester 2022-10-12

A discussion with Peter Jemison, Seneca Nation ( Heron Clan),  founder of the Seneca Art & Cultural Center and former site manager of Ganondagan, and Erica Mock,  Executive Director of the Frederick Douglass Family Initiative (FDFI). The Finger Lakes was home to the Haudenosaunee Confederacy centuries before the arrival of Europeans. Peter is the visionary behind […]

Strike the Hammer: Forging a New Rochester By Knowing Our Past 09/07/2022

RocGrowth Community A discussion with historian, Laura Warren Hill, and business leader, Tom Mitchell. Dr. Hill recently published Strike the Hammer: The Black Freedom Struggle in Rochester, New York, 1940-1970 and Mr. Mitchell is the former-CEO of Bergmann Associates and co-founder of Exploring Racism Groups (ERG). Dr. Hill spent 12 years researching three pivotal decades of Rochester’s history, revealing […]

Simeon Banister: A North Star for Rochester’s Recovery

Simeon Banister, the incoming CEO and President of the Rochester Area Community Foundation (RACF). Simeon is a Rochester native and a product of the Rochester City School District. He will discussed the North Star Coalition that he helped launch to ensure an inclusive and equitable post-pandemic recovery. As he prepares to take over the […]

Cybersecurity, AI and More: How ROC is a Consequential Player

Hear a frank assessment of Rochester’s technology attributes from Steve Hoover, Katherine Johnson Endowed Executive Director of the recently announced Global Cybersecurity Institute at Rochester Institute of Technology and, previously Xerox’s Chief Technology Officer, and Walter Johnson, CEO of FLX AI and, previously, a senior executive at Xerox’s PARC, the renowned R&D affiliate.  Both […]

RocGrowth Candids 2021-10-28 * Social Enterprise Pitch Battle

Congrats to Tina Paradiso, founder of Imprintable Solutions for winning the Social Enterprise Pitch Battle.  All the startups had a great pitch and are going to make a social impact.  Tina’s pitch discussed how a social impact is embedded into her business model.  This includes benefits and programming to employees […]