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Jobs Kitchen Bites

Jobs Kitchen Lunch Bites

Entrepreneurs Helping Entrepreneurs Thrive Today, Tomorrow, and Everyday


Thursday, February 18th and Thursday, February 25th 
12 PM — 1 PM
Virtual Event — Registration Now Open!


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*This is a free event, RSVP not required,
 but allows us to email you the recording 
after the event*  


About Jobs Kitchen Lunch Bites Series

Jobs Kitchen Lunch Bites is our first-ever virtual lunch series to help local and small businesses thrive. This two-part experience is open to anyone in Rochester eager to launch or improve their business. 

Hear appetizing words of wisdom directly from local entrepreneurs on how they’ve turned their side-hustles into thriving small businesses and are continuing to find success during COVID-19. Join us for real advice and real conversations at a time when it’s needed more than ever.

Grab a bite, tune in, and learn from these hometown entrepreneurs as they share their struggles, successes, and wisdom on how they’ve raised money, built their business, overcome obstacles, and turned their dreams into realities.

The Jobs Kitchen Lunch Bites Series is hosted by the Venture Jobs Foundation, a local nonprofit supporting and investing in small businesses to foster jobs. This series aimed to help underserved entrepreneurs and small business owners thrive during a time of COVID and racial injustice is made possible through the support of JPMorgan Chase.


Event Series Speakers

Gilberto Vargas, GVIII Barbershops

Gilberto Vargas, owner of GVIII Barbershops, launched his company to continue his passion for cutting hair and support his family. Motivated by his position in the community and his ability to help grow the barber industry in Rochester, Gilberto believes in every young barber that he hires. His hope is for the Rochester community to realize that this city has a wealth of young entrepreneurs, and as a community, we should focus on the youth and educate them on their options to become business owners.


Jesse Hughson, Skill Hoarder LLC

Rochester native, Jesse Hughson, is the owner of Skill Hoarder, LLC. As a child, Jesse had a passion for building and learning on his own. When he realized that none of his jobs helped fulfill his passion over the years, he decided to launch his company. Today, Jesse builds electromechanical products for his clients and specializes in building process automation equipment for product testing and assembly using CAD modeling, 3D printing, software development, and more. 


Rosa Marie Curtis, Marvelous Mind Academy

With more than 18 years of childcare and early childhood education experience, Rosa Marie Curtis founded Marvelous Mind Academy. Following in her grandmother’s footsteps, Rosa launched her childcare business. Her mission is to help parents and young learners make great strides toward their goals by ensuring childcare is not a barrier to parents’ progress through collaboration with forward-thinking organizations and corporations in our communities.


Assunta Wilson, B.Renewed LLC

Assunta Wilson is a licensed cosmetologist, hair loss practitioner, YouTube star, and the owner of B.Renewed LLC. With more than 80,000 subscribers and 4 million views across all of her social media platforms, Assunta supports and helps women with hair loss issues worldwide. Using a holistic approach B.Renewed LLC provides women with realistic, affordable, effective, and hopeful solutions to building their confidence while regaining hair loss. Assunta is also a Look Good Feel Better Facilitator with the American Cancer Society and has been featured in Rochester Women's Online Mag,,,, and more!


Thursday, February 18th and Thursday, February 25th 

12 PM — 1 PM

Virtual Event — Registration Now Open!




About Venture Jobs Foundation

Our Mission

Venture Jobs Foundation is committed to revitalizing underserved neighborhoods and improving the quality of life. We support and invest in entrepreneurs and growing businesses to foster job creation because we believe jobs are the key to increasing prosperity for all. When we help business starters and owners transform their ideas into reality, they are empowered to spread their success throughout our entire community.

Entrepreneur Support

Our Jobs Kitchen Accelerator supports local small business owners and entrepreneurs as they refine their business concepts, growth plans, and increase their potential to access startup or growth capital with the support of a dedicated mentor. This program encourages owner-entrepreneurs who are seeking to create jobs within and throughout our city’s neighborhoods to apply. 

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