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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.

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Venture Capitalism

A brief local business item of note, as the weather speaks of fall and the start of school is just a week away:
  • The national conference of the National Association of Seed and Venture Funds, an association that focuses on investing in start-up businesses, is coming to Rochester in late September. The conference features some heavy-hitters in the venture game, such as John May, chairman of the Angel Capital Association, and Mark Heesen, president of the National Venture Capital Association. The goal of the conference is to talk about the state of the art. While the initial conference participation was by invitation only, the Association is now welcoming involvement by others locally. Go to the seed fund web site or contact Greater Rochester Enterprise at (585) 530-6200 for information. One caution: the registration fees are $845.



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