2018 Best Tech Startups in Rochester (New York)

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Rochester, New York. In doing our research, we considered several factors including but not limited to:

  1. Revenue potential
  2. Leadership team
  3. Brand/product traction
  4. Competitive landscape

Additionally, all companies must be independent (unacquired), privately owned, at most 10 years old, and have received at least one round of funding in order to qualify.

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1. CloudCheckr


Founded: 2011

“CloudCheckr is a multi-cloud management platform enabling enterprises and service providers to save money, reduce risk, and ensure governance at scale.”

2. Tokenize Inc.

Tokenize Inc.

Founded: 2017

“Token is a universal authenticator. Use Token as a simple and secure replacement for your passwords, house key, credit cards, car key, access badge and transit card.”

3. OLEDWorks


Founded: 2010

“OLEDWorks is a leader in the development and production of affordable and innovative organic light-emitting diode lighting solutions. Founded in 2010, OLEDWorks has built its production methodology on a novel system that delivers competitive and cost-effective OLED solid state lighting panels, while simultaneously offering flexibility and responsiveness. OLEDWorks was founded by many of the original pioneers in the OLED industry, giving OLEDWorks the unique OLED production experience and insight into manufacturing strategies specifically tailored to lighting. OLEDWorks applies its more than 200 person years of collective industry experience in OLED technology to making the most advanced and cost effective solutions in OLED lighting.”

4. Patient I.P.

Patient I.P.

Founded: 2014

“Our Patient identification Platform (Patient IP) enables the rapid, automated, identification of potential clinical study participants. The current clinical trials environment is ripe with challenges: while there have never been as many trial opportunities for patients, the criteria for inclusion has gotten incredibly individualized and as such, many trials fail on enrollment, retention and/or timeline fronts. This is precisely the problem that Patient IP was created to address. Patient IP utilizes multiple processes and patented algorithms to rapidly evaluate digital patient records data against specific trial criteria, displaying results visually, with accompanying analytics for further elucidation. While the fully HIPAA-compliant platform additionally has the power to improve research design, protocol modeling and feasibility testing, tremendous value lies in its adoption by savvy providers who seek deeper patient engagement and an active role in bringing new therapies to market.”

5. Boonle


Founded: 2014

“Boonle helps businesses and nonprofit organizations get quality design work completed by motivated students right here in the United States. Boonle’s creative marketplace allows clients to request help with graphic & web design projects using a pay-what-you-want model, all while providing students an exclusive environment to find work relevant to their skill set. Students gain experience, build their portfolio, establish a reputation, and turn a profit while clients get to set their own prices, leave appreciations & reviews, and receive quality work.”

6. StadiumPark


Founded: 2013

“StadiumPark is a mobile payment app for stadium, arena and event parking. The app, available in the Apple App store, allows a user to make a point of sale purchase by scanning a QR code held by a parking attendant.

StadiumPark provides reciprocal benefits to venues and their event attendees. StadiumPark users are able to pay for their parking using their phone and evade long lines by entering through unique “StadiumPark Lanes,” which move quicker than cash with their rapid transaction times.

Venue owners and operators gain from creating a better fan experience with the adoption of innovative technology, increase in-venue spending by bringing customers in quicker and grow parking revenue by reducing losses resulting from cash transactions.”