GRQC: Quality for Startups - NextCorps

  • Event Coordinator:
  •  Cassidy.Franklin
  •  E: Send Email
  •  T: (585) 256-4665

  • Event Date:
  •  Event Date: 2/13/2020
  •  Event Start: 04:00 PM
  •  Event End: 05:30 PM

  • Event Seats:
  •  Available: 100
  •  Reserved: 10

  • Event Location:
  •  NextCorps, Inc.
  • 260 East Main Street
  • 6th Floor
  •  T: 585-256-4644

  • Location Notes:


NextCorps, formerly High Tech Rochester, is an affiliate of the University of Rochester and the region’s only state- and federally-designated business incubator. Dedicated to fostering the creation and growth of high tech companies in the Greater Rochester area, NextCorps also provides resident companies with mentoring, legal, financial, accounting, networking, business plan development, and marketing services.

Come hear – and see – how NextCorps helps support early stage business growth, and how deployment of quality best practices is a key part of the path to success.

  • Who is NextCorps
  • How NextCorps fits with other startup groups in the community
  • Views on quality from our clients
  • How GRQC can help


Mike Riedlinger is the Managing Director of Technology Commercialization at NextCorps. He has created programs including NextCorps LaunchPad for web and mobile startups by drawing on his experiences from founding and co-founding eight startups (including one that became publicly traded) as well as training through the National Science Foundation I-Corps Program at Stanford University.

Invention and creativity are key areas of interest for Mike, who holds a BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology and a MBA from the University of Rochester, where he is currently a Lecturer in Technical Entrepreneurship Management. He also is a teaching team member for the NSF National I-Corps program and instructor for the I-Corps Regional Node led by Cornell, University of Rochester and RIT.

Mike revels in the rich history of regional innovations in agriculture, computing, medical devices, optics, and telecommunications. He serves on the Industrial Advisory Board at the Cornell Center for Materials Research and supports educational outreach programs including Cornell’s Lending Library of Experiments and the Rochester chapter of Engineering World Health.

Join us – Space is limited!

  • Thursday, February 13, 2020

  • 4:00pm–4:30pm - Registration, Coffee and Rolls, Networking
  • 4:30pm–5:30pm - Presentation
  • NextCorps, Inc.
  • 260 East Main Street
  • 6th Floor
  • Rochester, NY 14604
Complimentary for GRQC members and non-members.

Fill out the form below by Friday, February 7, 2020. If you have any questions, contact Cassidy Franklin at the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce at 585-256-4665 or by e-mail:

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