Rochester Open Coffee Club


Bringing together founders, investors and community stakeholders to build Rochester’s startup & entrepreneurial climate. ROCC is a group of Rochester and Roc region professionals who want to see the start-up and entrepreneurial climate THRIVE! We meet weekly to share knowledge, learn about regional business opportunities, and learn from area business people and B2B companies. We work to grow the business environment in Rochester by helping to guide start-up business owners through a variety of questions and concerns. We also connect business with individuals and companies that support businesses in the area, no matter what size, industry, or phase.

Meetings and presentations are every Wednesday. Networking from 7:30 am to 8:00 am. Program from 8:00 am to 9:00 am.

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Weekly Meetup Format

We meet weekly, virtual on the first Wednesdays of each month, and in person on occasion.

Weekly meetings may include a presentation, members providing feedback to pitches and business issues, or networking, or any combination of these.

Upcoming Presentations & Events

ROCC meets every week, either via Zoom or in person, regardless of whether a presentation is scheduled. If there’s no presenter, we have topical discussions or networking activities.

Currently scheduled presentations are listed below and updated frequently. Sign up for the weekly email with the meeting link or directions to the in-person event.

ROCC Double Header on June 1!

We’ll gather for our regular

June 1 - in person event

Meet up and Wine Tasting Featuring Aldaskellar Wine Co.
Meet us at historic Pulver Studios, 53 Canal Street, in the Susan B. Anthony neighborhood at 5:30 pm.

Oak Grove Management will host us at one of their historic rehabilitated properties and then turn it over to Brandon Opalich of Aldaskeller Wine Co. Brandon is opening the doors to Rochester’s first natural wine bottle shop in the South Wedge neighborhood. At the event he will be profiling natural wines from the finger lakes region, as well as telling the story of his entrepreneurial journey as well.

More information and a map to the venue can be found here.

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