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Welcome to the business page, a blog where I'll take you behind the scenes of greater Rochester's fast-changing economy. My name is Ben Rand, and I intend to introduce you to some of the personalities, concepts and events that make news in business here. I've been a business reporter for eight years in Rochester and a journalist for 18, working in four states. I grew up in Pittsford, but moved away after college for about a decade. My wife and I live in Irondequoit with our two children.

Friday, June 09, 2006

New Companies

Next week brings another edition of Entrepreneurs and Angels, an event sponsored by Digital Rochester, a network of the region's tech-arazzi. Fledgling companies go to Entepreneurs and Angels to introduce themselves to potential investors in formal presentations.

There are four presenters on tap:

  • Campus Current: An online company launching later this year that promises to create communities on college campuses using web technology. The idea is to connect people with similar interests.
  • Lighthouse Biosciences: a UR-connected start-up that is working on cutting-edge technology for medical diagnostic instruments;
  • OptionC: A Web-based company that offers online learning and student management systems for Catholic schools in the United States;
  • Solar Sentry: Another of the many alternative-energy companies developing in our area. Solar Sentry has created a monitoring system for solar panels in large scale solar farms.

Presenters get 10 minutes each to talk about their companies, followed by networking. If you're interested in attending, go to www.digitalrochester.com.

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