Entrepreneurs present ideas at “Collider Cup”

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(ABC 6 News) – A collective working environment that also helps support entrepreneurs in the Rochester area handed out its very first Collider Cup Tuesday evening.

Two area start-ups were awarded money following a 10 week business education program that the Collider Foundation put on alled ‘Co-Starters.’

A dozen Rochester entrepreneurs took part in the course and on Tuesday they pitched their business ideas to other business owners and a panel of judges.

“People think entrepreneurs as 18-year-olds straight out of college. But really they’re older adults. So I would say the average age in our group was about 40, so I think that’s pretty strong in what entrepreneurship really looks like in the U.S.,” said Collider Foundation Executive Director Amanda Leightner.

The winner of the judges choice got two thousand dollars to help with starting up their business.