According to the county, TEN assists start-ups that are commercializing scientific breakthroughs and technology innovations, in order to boost economic and workforce development by supporting regional forums with high-revenue potential.
The program uses entrepreneurial boot camps taught by local and national experts, which cover a wide array of topics from marketing strategies, to building financial models, to improving leadership skills.
The county said presenters and business coaches also provide expertise outside of the boot camps to help entrepreneurs develop a growth strategy and secure resources.
“Monroe County is a proud partner in encouraging our local business leaders to stay, and grow here in our community,” Dinolfo stated. “TEN provides practical, real-world instruction to help individuals succeed in creating jobs for themselves, and others, by delivering valuable, customer-centric products that can be profitably differentiated from their competitors.”
TEN selects 10 ventures as members of the group, and admission is by application only.
Interested entrepreneurs may apply online by visiting www.ten-ny.org/membership.
In addition, an all-inclusive fee of $350 is due upon formal acceptance; the deadline to apply for Class XXI is Friday, Sept. 9.
The classes will begin Thursday, Sept. 15, and conclude Friday, Dec.16.
Visit www.ten-ny.org to view the full schedule.