Non-Resident Membership

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Non-Resident Membership

High Tech Rochester’s Non-Resident Membership option gives early stage businesses and entrepreneurs, who are not seeking tenancy, an affordable way to leverage incubator resources and engage with the startup community.  HTR members have full access to many of the key services provided by the HTR-managed business incubator.

Company Support

Starting a new venture inherently involves uncertainty and risk. A disciplined approached to identifying and mitigating these risks can make a significant impact on a young startup company. HTR supports early stage startups with resources, education and mentoring that will directly improve a company’s odds of success.

Entrepreneurs enrolled as members receive a corporate mailing address, access to conference rooms, short-term workspace as well as technical and business research resources.  Members are invited to HTR member-only events and receive significant discounts on some of the best entrepreneurial training programs in the state.

Additionally, HTR provides the following:

  • Monthly CEO round-table discussions
  • Coaching, mentoring, and networking from HTR staff
  • Entrepreneurs-In-Residence (EIRs): advisors that help set and achieve milestones
  • Fundraising Assistance: grants, angel investors, and venture capital
  • Office hours from local service providers such as lawyers, marketers, and accountants
  • Participation in HTR workshops, networking, and events
  • Access to market research reports
  • Designer-In-Residence: hands-on support for prototyping services
  • Access to first prototyping lab

Admission Factors

  • Potential for business growth and job creation in our region
  • Compatibility of the business with HTR’s programs and facilities
  • Willingness of applicants to accept assistance from HTR staff and community professionals


Program Contact

Mike Riedlinger
Program Manager, Technology Commercialization