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RYP Professional Development: 7th Annual Entrepreneurship Expo

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Date: November 8, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm



Rochester’s youngest business owners will be the focus of RYP’s 7th Annual Entrepreneurship Expo on Wednesday, November 8th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the newly renovated Metropolitan Tower.

Similar to years past, we will be featuring 40+ entrepreneurs, startups, small business owners, and non-profit leaders. This event is a wonderful opportunity to network & meet some of the most innovative and driven young entrepreneurs Rochester has to offer. Come learn about our local talent and connect with other young business owners and entrepreneurs!

The event is FREE to attend, where food/beverage will also be available.

Title Sponsor: RocGrowth

Sponsors: St. John Fisher College and Simon Business School, University of Rochester

In-Kind Sponsors: Gallina Development, Complemar, Entercom Rochester, High Tech Rochester, Innovative Solutions, and Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce


Every other day leading up to the expo we’ll be giving a shout out to a few of the exhibitors who attendees can expect to see at participants at the event: Here are a few to start:

HypnosVR, LLC – “The VReal Estate service start up helps realtors and homebuyers save time and money by eliminating the need to visit every potential home. Our service includes a customized virtual tour, consisting of 360 images, navigation in and around the property and information hotspots.” http://www.hypnosvirtualreality.com/

Guglielmo’s Marinara Sauce – “Gourmet line of homemade pasta sauces made in Rochester, N.Y., (recipe born in Conneaut, Ohio). “For You, Grandpa” *1st Place at Park Ave Fest 2015* . http://www.guglielmosauce.com/

The Avanti Entrepreneur Podcast & Radio Show – “Lessons learned in The Avanti Entrepreneur Podcast can help you grow your business so that it provides a good life for you, your family, and your employees” . http://avantientrepreneurgroup.com/

Hive Refrigeration -“The Hive is an innovative way to store food on campus or at work using personal sized refrigeration compartments. We wish to expand the possibilities of having your food on hand yet secured, by providing you the convenience of home with no hassle” . They have been presented an opportunity to demo and pitch at Startup Grind in Silicon Valley in February. https://www.hiveuniversity.com/

Gil Vargas Men’s Barbershop – Gil Vargas Men’s Barber Shop
“Gil Vargas Men’s Barbershop is in Rochester, a boutique barbershop that offers men’s haircuts and hairstyling by professionally licensed NYS Barbers. Our barber team is trained to provide precision clipper, scissor and razor techniques for the men of Rochester, NY” https://www.gilvargasiii.com/

Prepared Meals of Rochester – Prepared Meals of Rochester
Serving Rochester NY. Healthy Portioned Meals. One Week Meal Plan $70. We deliver to you. Message us to order” https://www.preparedmealsofrochester.com/

Black Button Distilling – Black Button Distilling
“My distillery pays homage to my grandfather and the world he knew – where real men worked hard and drank real pot distilled whiskey. My name is Jason Barrett, I started my craft distillery at 24 years old, and I love distilling” https://www.blackbuttondistilling.com/

GGY Sports Fitness Motivation – GGY Sports Fitness Motivation
“Our brand is about more than personal training and fitness. We are a motivational culture who is passionately committed to bettering lifestyles incrementally for tomorrow, today.” http://www.ggymotivation.com/

Veras – “Fake News Radar”
“Veras is a website, mobile application, and browser extension where users work together to hold news organizations accountable. Cite sources and vote on other user’s citations to earn rewards”http://veras.co/

Crossfit RSG – CrossFit RSG
“CrossFit RSG is a CrossFit facility located within the Rochester Sports Garden Complex. Certified, experienced staff and excellent facilities.”http://www.crossfitrsg.com/

Pauleen anne Design – Pauleenanne Design
“Pauleenanne Design is a full-service event and marketing firm founded by Pauleen Vacca. Located in Rochester, NY, we aim to change the local market through our eye for design, client-centered approach, and passion for our industry. “ http://pauleenannedesign.com/

Wicked Squid Studios – Wicked Squid Studios
“Rochester, NY Recording Studio. Experienced. Relaxed. Affordable.”http://www.wickedsquidstudios.com/

High Tech RochesterHigh Tech Rochester Inc. -“High Tech Rochester helps tech startups and existing manufacturers grow their businesses through a variety of programs and mentoring opportunities. We also have incubator space in both Henrietta and downtown Rochester” https://htr.org/

Digital RochesterDigital Rochester– “Since its inception in 2000, Digital Rochester is for people and companies who embrace technology in the greater Rochester region, DR provides relationship development and educational opportunities to promote collaboration and drive professional, business and community growth” https://digitalrochester.com/
SunCommonSunCommon New York– “Formerly Sustainable Energy Developments, Inc. (SED), SunCommon NY is the largest residential, community and commercial solar provider in Rochester, Central, and Western New York”https://suncommon.com/
East Avenue DentistryEast Avenue Dentistry -East Avenue Dentistry -“We create healthy and beautiful smiles!” http://www.eastavenuedentistry.com/
BreatheBuddiesBreatheBuddiess – “BreatheBuddies™ is a startup dedicated to creating products that promote the awareness to proper breathing habits and overall well being” http://www.breathebuddies.com/ 
Red Pin DevelopmentRed Pin Development– Red Pin Development “We’re a full-service home remodeling company. We offer a wide array of options for both Inside or out. Bathrooms, kitchens, decks, patios, painting to name a few” https://redpindevelopment.com/
One Down Consulting GroupOne Down Consulting Group – One Down Consulting Group “One Down is a sales and marketing technology consulting firm specializing in setting up and optimizing CRM, Salesforce automation, and marketing automation tools” http://www.onedownconsulting.com/

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