Knowing where and when to engage in an entrepreneurial ecosystem can seem difficult and time-consuming. The Ecosystem Navigator program provides a 1:1 connection with a Navigator in the Rochester community that will meet with you and serve as your guide to our ecosystem.
The Foundation provides year-round educational opportunities that are co-created with our local entrepreneurs. We create educational experiences that range from a single session to our ten week Kauffman FastTrac program.
Creating opportunities for connection is one of the best ways to continue to strengthen our entrepreneurial ecosystem. We host a variety of events throughout the year like 1 Million Cups Rochester and Startup Weekend.
Jamie is a passionate entrepreneurial ecosystem builder that is dedicated to making Rochester a major entrepreneurial destination over the next twenty years. Jamie is a connector that helps 100’s of entrepreneurs each year remove barriers to their success. Jamie co-founded Collider Coworking, a coworking space for startups, freelancers, remote workers and nonprofits in Rochester. Jamie was also part of the founding team that created the Center for Surgical Excellence at Mayo Clinic and the founder of BioAM, and organization to promote entrepreneurship in the life sciences. Jamie has been instrumental in bringing many entrepreneurial events like Startup Weekend, 1 Million Cups Rochester, and Global Entrepreneurship Week to Rochester.
The majority of the work we do relies on volunteers that share a vision for creating an inclusive and healthy entrepreneurial ecosystem.