Our community must foster a dynamic entrepreneurial environment that provides the training and mentoring that entrepreneurs need to successfully bring their ideas to the marketplace. We want to keep entrepreneurs here in our community, and attract the expertise and capital they need to start their businesses, so they will create the next generation of high-tech companies that will provide jobs and investment in Monroe County.”
— Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks
The Entrepreneurs Network is a six-month program designed to optimize exposure to, and interaction with, leading local and national entrepreneurial experts. Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced the creation of The Entrepreneurs Network in her 2006 State of the County Address, as part of her commitment to strengthen the region’s entrepreneurial economy, and retain and attract jobs and investment.
The Entrepreneurs Network was created based on the best practices of leading entrepreneurial education, training and networking programs and serves a regional audience spanning Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Ithaca, New York. Its mission is to promote job growth and business development by providing our region’s entrepreneurs with hands-on education and training, as well as access to the resources critical to building successful new ventures.
Members of The Entrepreneurs Network attend exclusive boot camps and workshops focused on topics such as entrepreneurship, sales effectiveness and financing. In addition, a series of public panel events are held to ensure that all companies in our region can benefit from the national expertise and networks provided through the program. Each of the public panel events are designed to expose entrepreneurs and business leaders to key strategies and practices that can help them take their companies to the next level.
Candidates should be founders, CEOs, Presidents or hold a controlling position in an established technology-based business.
Approved applicants will be charged a one-time processing fee of $350. This discounted rate is made possible by The County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency (COMIDA), TEN’s lead sponsor, allowing quality programs to be offered at minimal cost to qualifying entrepreneurs.
TEN Web Site
For more information regarding The Entrepreneurs Network (TEN) visit the web site at
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