Introducing the Essential Rochester Entrepreneurs' Glossary

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Source: Democrat & Chronicle

The business world is known, unfortunately, for its ridiculous jargon, acronyms, and technical speak.

Where else, other than the office, will you need to "synergize offline" with the Phoenix branch. There's only a short "window of opportunity" to "drill down" with Arizona before the "CTO" becomes "out of pocket."

Rochester is just as guilty as anywhere for creating business acronyms. And if you're not hip to the scene, the terms slowly meld into alphabet soup. Luckily, we're here to guide you. If you ever find yourself at a mixer after work with mostly local entrepreneurs, here are the terms you'll likely hear them say.

CUE (kyo͞o) n. Rochester Institute of Technology's Center for Urban Entrepreneurship. Located at 40 Franklin Street although RIT leaders haven't officially opened the building for services. The CUE had been operating its programs in a temporary space at the Rochester Educational Opportunity Center at The College at Brockport. Ebony Miller leads the operation as interim director. The CUE is charged with helping entrepreneurs in underrepresented parts of the city start a business and flourish. The CUE is one of two anchor institutions for Rochester's Downtown Innovation Zone.

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