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Jobs Kitchen Bites

Jobs Kitchen Lunch Bites

Entrepreneurs Helping Entrepreneurs Thrive Today, Tomorrow, and Everyday


Email us to receive the recordings of the first Jobs Kitchen Lunch Bites Series!

The first-ever Jobs Kitchen Lunch Bites Series was a great success! Thank you to those who attended. We hope you enjoyed hearing from our four hometown entrepreneurs as they shared their stories as small business owners in Rochester who have had to pivot during COVID-19, face the effects of social injustice, and navigate the struggles and successes of owning a business.

If you were unable to make the events, please email us at and we will share with you the recordings. 

Thank you to our panelists, sponsors, and community partners for making this event a success. We hope to host another series in the near future. Stay tuned!


Part 1 Panelists

Gilberto Vargas

Jesse Hughson


Part 2 Panelists

Rosa Marie Curtis

Assunta Wilson


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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