Explore and connect to professionals in a variety of industries.

New for Fall 2020, the Community Connector program provides students with the chance to meet new people, both in the Rochester community and beyond. Learn from entrepreneurial leaders and expand your network with help from friends of the Ain Center.

To get in touch with one of our Community Connectors, share your needs with the Ain Center (via the button to the right) and we’ll be sure you meet with the right person.

Request to Connect

Contact Meghan Plate, Program Manager.

Interested in our other Expert Advice & Mentorship opportunities? Use these buttons to learn more.

Mentor Program

Hover over each picture to learn more about our Community Connectors.

Andrew Scheinman

CEO at Nidus BioSciences; Principal & Owner at Scheinman Law

Specialties: IP; Legal Concerns; Patents; Scientific Development; Startup Management; Strategy; Technology Licensing

Location: Rochester, NY

Michael Lightman ’14S

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Advisor, Small Business Owner

Specialties: Fundraising; Market Analysis; Operations; Program Management; Slide Deck Creation; Strategy; Team Development

Location: Buffalo, NY

Josh Creager

Accounts Development Rep, Arrow Electronics

Specialties: Account Management; Community Building; Hardware; Electronics/Tech; Marketing Strategy; Project Management; Sales

Location: Rochester, NY