Each month the Ain Center convenes UR faculty and staff to discuss entrepreneurial opportunities at the University and beyond.

Pre-pandemic, the Ain Center would host in-person lunches each month, convening faculty and staff and featuring different topics in entrepreneurship. Because we can’t all gather on campus currently, the Ain Center has created Startup Bytes – a digital brown bag lunch series that is open not only to faculty and staff, but also to students and other members of the entrepreneurial community!

Each month, join us from noon to 1 PM on Zoom to hear from a different guest speaker. A new topic related to entrepreneurship will be covered every month and there will be time for Q&A.

Past Speakers
  • Amanda Chestnut, Annette Jimenez Gleason, and Annette Ramos, Community Organizers of Roc the Business of Art
  • Michael Hasselberg and Jack Teitel, UR Health Lab
  • Kim Gaylord, TechRochester
  • Harrison Canning, RIT & University of Rochester Student; Founder of NXT Lab
  • Walt Johnson, Rochester Data Science Consortium
  • Theresa Mazzullo and Rami Katz, Excell Partners
  • Anthony Testa, Rupa Thind, and Evan Vershay, RIT’s Simone Center
  • Christopher Cooley, Evelo Agency
  • James Doser, Rachel Roberts, and Joseph VanderStel, Eastman School’s Institute for Music Leadership
  • Marnie LaVigne, Launch NY
  • Emma Derisi, Hajim School and NAE Grand Challenges Program
  • UR Entrepreneurship Student Club Leaders
  • Sujatha Ramanujan, Luminate Accelerator
  • 2018 Cohort of Visiting Fulbright Scholar Romanian Professors
  • e5 (formerly KEY) Scholars

Upcoming Luncheons

Nov 20
Dec 04


Contact AinCFE@rochester.edu to be added to the email invitation list.