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Start Up Grind Pitch In

June 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

About this event

A Pitch In is an event where anyone can pitch their startup to the crowd and the crowd gives feedback. This event will focus on local startups looking for awareness and feedback.

Join Lindsay Ward and the Small Business Development Center of Brockport to see some of their amazing founders pitch.  Learn more about how the SBDC Brockport has helped founder with over $250M in investment and create +9000 jobs here or contact Lindsay here or visit them in person here.


5:30pm – Meet and greet

6:00pm – Pitches

6:45pm – Cocktail hour


Startup Pitch – 10 minutes

Open Q&A – 5 minutes


Country Luxe Co. | Sophie & Andrew (Co-founders)  – Country Luxe Co. is a premium hand poured coconut soy candle company based in Newark, NY. Uniquely custom blend and hand pour products, such as candles, wax melts, and deodorizing room sprays. Brining you the simplicity scents of the country with a luxurious feel. In hopes that when our customers receive their products, it’s reflected in every way.

“Country Living Never Smelled So Good”

Unwine’d | Jim Muir (Founder) – At Unwine’d, we offer more than just a drink. It’s a focus on YOUR experience – our goal is to help you kick back, relax, and make memories with family and friends while enjoying wines differently than ever before.  Unwine’d is Rochester’s first interactive wine experience nestled in the heart of the historic midtown district in downtown Rochester, NY.

Rock Paper Straws | Karrie Laughton (Founder)  – Together we can help keep our environment clean. One straw at a time.


Want to present your startup or any interesting topic or do a fireside chat? Sign up to pitch in our next pitch in here

Your support helps our team run these events! Startup Grind Rochester is a volunteer-led community organization. We operate the Pitch In events free of charge, however, if you would like to support our community and help us grow please consider one of the paid ticket options! Thank you and we look forward to seeing you all soon!

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Thursday, June 13, 2024
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT



Nine Spot Brewing
190 Monroe Avenue
Rochester, 14607


June 13
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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Nine Spot Brewing
190 Monroe Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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