Six University of Rochester Teams Advance to the New York State Business Plan Competition Final Round

Six University of Rochester teams will advance to the New York Business Plan Competition statewide finals in Albany on April 26, where they will compete for $225,000 in cash and in-kind prizes. These teams represent diverse disciplines, hailing from the College of Arts and Sciences, the Eastman School of Music, the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the Simon School of Business.

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Rochester an “Unexpected City” for High-Tech Innovation

There are a handful of cities we think of, when we think of high-tech innovation and startups: San Francisco, New York, London, Bangalore, Tel Aviv . . . but today, high-tech development has been democratized. Easy and cheap availability of cloud-based resources, sophisticated telecommunications tools, platforms-as-a-service and lean models that accelerate the development and deployment process, and – sorry, California – a net outmigration from traditional tech centers, has already started to shift high-tech development to the most unlikely places.

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