RocGrowth Candids

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2021 Seasons Greetings from RocGrowth

RocGrowth Friends, We have taken a pause to reflect upon the transformative period induced by the pandemic.   Initially, our programming shifted to support the remarkable social entrepreneurs addressing the urgent needs of our community.  We then progressed to highlighting talented entrepreneurs and innovators who continued to thrive and contribute to […]

RocGrowth Video 2021/06/03 * Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation: Rochester Success Stories

Amy Bach, Founder and Executive Director of Measures for Justice, and Jaime Saunders, President and CEO of United Way of Greater Rochester, discuss their organizations’ innovative approaches to tackling some of our community’s greatest challenges.  Measures for Justice (MFJ) equips communities with their own data to help solve systemic problems in criminal justice. Funded […]

RocGrowth Candids 2021-04-08 * Making Real Change: Diversity in the Workplace

RocGrowth Virtual Candids RocGrowth’s mission includes a commitment to promoting greater equity in our community.  We also attempt to empower the new leaders of Rochester and highlight our community’s great innovators.  With that in mind, we proudly co-produce this event with Conscious Capitalism. Building a Diverse Talent Pipeline and Inclusive […]

RocGrowth Candids 2021-02-18 * Marijuana Legalization: Opportunities and Challenges

Hear Zach Sarkis, founder of NY HempLab, and Jason Klimek, Esq., Chair of the Cannabis Practice at Boylan Code LLP, to discuss the likely legalization of marijuana in New York State this spring. The legislation is currently being crafted and negotiated by the governor and legislature.  This is a critical time for New Yorkers […]

RocGrowth Candids 2021-01-12 Virtual * Building World-Class Companies in Rochester: Jay McHarg

Hear Jay McHarg, CEO, AeroSafe Global, describe how his company is playing a critical role in distributing the COVID vaccine throughout the U.S. Having raised over $125 million from leading private equity firms and Merck, AeroSafe Global provides a critical link in the “cold chain” by ensuring delivery of the […]

RocGrowth Virtual Candids – 2020-11-17 – Building World-Class Companies in Rochester: Austin McChord and Nick Conn

Hear Austin McChord, founder of $4.5 billion publicly-traded Datto, describe why he has returned to Rochester to build his next billion dollar company.  He will be joined by Nicholas Conn, PhD founder of Heart Health Intelligence (HHI).  Austin and Nick share a strong connection to RIT and are leading HHI after its recent round of venture […]

RocGrowth Virtual Candids – 2020-09-24 – Empowering the New Rochester: Listening to Our Future Leaders

RocGrowth has been dedicated to building a community for Rochester entrepreneurs and innovators for nearly seven years! We endeavor to empower the New Rochester — our new and emerging leaders — by spotlighting and connecting them with our community. In our commitment to promote equality of race, class, gender and age, we are […]