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HTR is the catalyst for innovators and entrepreneurs who plan to build high-growth businesses and for manufacturing companies that wish to grow via innovation as well as by enhancement of their sales, efficiency, productivity and quality.


Early-stage companies and startups will find the bulk of relevant HTR services in the Innovate and Incubate stages, which provide a variety of foundation-building services such as business-plan and market-opportunity assessment and a three-day Pre-Seed Workshop.

HTR manages the Rochester BioVenture Center, the first technology incubator in the region with the wet lab facilities to promote and foster the growth of early-stage life science companies. In addition to offering access to this facility, HTR provides biotech entrepreneurs with the business programs, services and expertise to help you grow into your success.


Established manufacturing companies will find the most relevant services in the Grow stage as HTR helps them address challenges and concerns in sales, productivity, efficiency and quality, and offers them new ways to innovate—ultimately leading to growth and sustainability. Plus, through HTR, Rochester-area and Finger Lakes manufacturers have access to the expertise and funding required to translate advice into profitable reality. 

HTR is part of the national Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) network of manufacturing advisors—sponsored, in part, by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and locally by New York State’s Empire State Development/NYSTAR Division. This network is dedicated to providing expert consulting assistance and resources to small- and medium-sized manufacturers.


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Expert Contacts

Dan Keeley
Director, Startup Community Development








Mark Schrader
Business Development Analyst, Growth Services