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


Join us to learn about the latest happenings in entrepreneurship at the University of Rochester each month at the Ain Center’s luncheons for faculty and staff. Each month focuses on a different topic and lasts from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Lunch is provided by the Ain Center. Faculty and staff from all schools, departments and disciplines are welcome and invited to share news from their areas.

Past Speakers
  • Anthony Testa, Rupa Thind, and Evan Vershay of RIT’s Simone Center
  • Christopher Cooley, Chief Innovation Officer of Evelo Agency
  • James Doser, Rachel Roberts, and Joseph VanderStel of Eastman School of Music’s Institute for Music Leadership
  • Dr. Marnie LaVigne, President & CEO of Launch NY
  • Emma Derisi, Hajim’s Administrator of the NAE Grand Challenges Program
  • UR Entrepreneurship Student Club Leaders
  • Dr. Sujatha Ramanujan, Director of the Luminate Accelerator
  • 2018 Cohort of Visiting Fulbright Scholar Romanian Professors
  • e5 (formerly KEY) Scholars

Upcoming Luncheons

Mon 23

Faculty & Staff Entrepreneurship Luncheon

September 23 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Oct 21

Faculty & Staff Entrepreneurship Luncheon

October 21 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Nov 18

Faculty & Staff Entrepreneurship Luncheon

November 18 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm


Contact Meghan Plate, Program Assistant, to be added to the email invitation list.