Entering the world of tokenized investments

Rochester Institute of Technology has directly invested in Cosimo X, a blockchain-focused venture fund, becoming the first university in the nation to do so. Alum Robert Frasca’s track record helped the decision, says Gregory Van Laeken, RIT’s managing director for investments.

Why 540WMain decided to go virtual

Freed from the burden of managing physical space, the antiracist education organization has been able to expand its work, says Calvin Eaton, founder and director.

Luminate pivots amid the pandemic

Organizers of the startup accelerator focused on advancing next-generation optics, photonics and imaging-enabled companies have been retooling to meet a new reality. One change: The 2020 Luminate NY Finals will be held online.

Gearing up for Industry 4.0

A new study by MCC’s Economic and Workforce Development Center underscores the need to be ready for businesses’ adoption of smart technologies like automation, artificial intelligence and the industrial internet of things.

Focusing on community needs

Morgan Properties, which owns a number of apartment communities locally, is expected to donate a portion of residents’ May and June rents to Rochester Regional Health and Foodlink.

How change creates opportunity

David Brown, who has partnered with Dennis DeLeo to launch a new venture fund in Rochester, says “it’s one of the best times in history to be starting a company.”