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RocGrowth Candids featuring Nasir Ali – UVC/StartFast AND Marnie LaVigne – Launch NY

July 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

RocGrowth Candids is a bi-monthly event featuring regional entrepreneurs who share their personal stories and the lessons they’ve learned building successful businesses. We also feature innovative leaders who impact our community’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

A healthy entrepreneurial ecosystem is led and driven by entrepreneurs.  We are fortunate to have many individuals who appreciate the importance of “paying it forward” and supporting other entrepreneurs throughout the Upstate region.

On Wednesday, July 10th, we will feature Nasir Ali, CEO of Upstate Venture Connect and Managing Director of StartFast Venture Accelerator, and Marnie LaVigne, CEO of Launch NY.  Both Nasir and Marnie have had successful entrepreneurial careers, prior to launching their current organizations.  They are both firmly committed to supporting the ecosystem through creating connections, mentorship and providing capital.

Our guests will be interviewed by Alex Zapesochny, publisher of the Rochester Beacon.  We start and finish with informal kibitzing over drinks and hors d’oeuvres.


3 City Center
180 South Clinton Ave
Rochester, NY 14604 United States
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