Help Wanted. Announcing Rochester Rising Logo Design Contest

As you can tell, our logo needs some help.  We had such creative, unique logos submitted from the community when we ran a design contest for Life Science Nexus, we decided to do the same thing for Rochester Rising.  Our main drive at Rochester Rising is to support this city’s entrepreneurial and small business community, so it’s important to us to have a local designer craft the logo.


Here’s what you need to know.


About us:

Our goal is to share the stories of Rochester’s entrepreneurs and innovative small business community.  These people are doing risky, creative things and their efforts and contributions to our business community often fly well under the radar.  These innovators need a voice.  Our mission is to display the uniqueness of Rochester’s innovators and share the real essence of the entrepreneurial community.  Our goal is to really dive in and understand the person, their journey, and the problems they are facing.  The name “Rochester Rising” symbolizes the rise of Rochester’s entrepreneurial and innovation community from its infancy- and we are still very young- to the next level.  We believe that our entrepreneurs play a pivotal role in the evolution our city.


What we need:

We’re looking for an eye-catching, unique logo that showcases our purpose and values.  The logo must incorporate our gold color scheme in some manner.


Contest length:

The contest runs from now until Monday August 15th.  All designs must be emailed to by 9AM.


What you can win:

The designer of the winning logo will receive either $100 or 1 month of free membership to Collider, the new business incubator in town.  This membership includes 8 hours of access to the space per week, which includes drop-in desk space.  The choice of prize is up to the winner.

The designs will be judged by a panel of local entrepreneurs and the winner announced by August 19th.

Let’s get creative!