RIT Center for Urban Entrepreneurship (CUE)

Ebony Miller, Interim Director
Location: 40 Franklin St., Midtown District
Founded: 2012
Target Market: Existing urban entrepreneurs and those hoping to launch a new business in the urban area; residence in incubator open to Finger Lakes Region residents interested in starting a business.
Website: www.rit.edu/business/cue

Located on the first floor of the historic former Rochester Community Savings Bank building, RIT’s CUE provides business and consulting services to urban entrepreneurs – those with an existing business or hoping to launch a new business in the urban area. CUE can house up to 12 seed companies in their newly renovated office and incubator space. They provide critical assistance to underserved businesses in high growth sectors, and foster outreach and collaboration with the Rochester City School District, and entrepreneurship education for dislocated workers. CUE is leveraging partnerships with entrepreneurship and training efforts currently within RIT’s Simone Center for Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Venture Creations business incubator, and in other community, government and economic development organizations. Today, in addition to the incubator space the center occupies 5,000-square-feet with enclosed offices, four client meeting rooms, a large shared workspace, a 70-person room for classes or functions, and wireless technology throughout.